Tired of staring down at his shoes and replying "I just play under my own name," Alex Sniderman formed New York-based The Nu-Sonics with drummer Melissa Houston and bassist Scott Anthony. The band's sound evokes the ringing hooks of power pop icons Big Star and the grittiness of Neil Young and Crazy Horse.
Alex Sniderman was discovered playing with The Tone Def White Boys in Nashville at 19 by The MC5's Wayne Kramer. An impressed Kramer subsequently produced and played on Sniderman's self-tilted debut, released in 2000. The album was reissued in 2002 with new tracks featuring Kevin Salem, Billy Ficca, and Scott Yoder. Scott Anthony is a widely respected bassist and producer/engineer who has worked with musicians from David Poe to Daniel Lanois. Drummer Melissa Houston has played with a variety of acts, in addition to working as a session drummer with producer Jimi Zhivago (Rufus Wainwright, Ollabelle).
The Nu-Sonics tracked The "Eureka" E.P. at Excello Recording in Brooklyn and The Viewing Room in Springfield, New Jersey. Guests on the record include Brooklyn troubadour John Pinamonti on guitar and mandolin, alt-country singer Rebecca Turner on harmony vocals, and noted pianis...