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What they're saying...
Nick Piunti's Summer of 2013 release, is already lining up as one of the best PowerPop/Indie Pop/Rock albums of the year. I can’t think of a finer song I’ve heard in the last few months that typifies that classic ‘power pop’ sound than “On My Way Out”. -Bruce Brodeen, July 17, 2013.
Nothing prepared me for this solo turn by Piunti which I'm putting in pole position for top power pop album of 2013-Absolute Power Pop, June 27, 2013.
This is a stunning power pop record, every song a melody-infused banquet.-Brett Callwood, Detroit Metro Times, July 1, 2013.
Nick Piunti has made a blinding power pop album with "13 In My Head" and that you should bag yourself a copy of this album with immediate effect!-Ice Cream Man Power Pop and More.
This is powerfully good power pop-Rob Reinhart, WDET, Detroit.
Nick Piunti’s new album 13 In My Head is an instant power pop classic. High on harmonies, hooks and killer choruses, and with nods to The Beatles, Cheap Trick, Redd Kross, The Replacements, vintage Rod Stewart and Fountains of Wayne, it’s guitar-heavy heaven. I spoke to Nick about the making of the album and why when a song just seems to fall out of the sky, you need to be there to catch it…-Sean Hannam, Say It With Garage Flowers, UK
"13 in My Head", the new album from yours truly, continues in the power pop traditions I displayed as singer, songwriter, guitarist in Detroit's "The Respectables". Before calling it a day in 2011, The Respectables released two albums (and ep) with songs featured in television and film, and garnered plenty of praise from the power pop community. Far from finished and armed with a batch of new songs, (but for the first time in years,without a band), I got together with good friend Ryan Allen ( Destroy This Place, Friendly Foes, Thunderbirds are Now) to share some new tunes and bounce around some ideas. Immediately it was obvious that this was a move in the right direction. With more than enough songs for a new record, it was off to Big Sky Recording with producer Geoff Michael to lay down some guitar tracks to get the ball rolling. At Geoff's suggestion Donny Brown (The Verve Pipe) was enlisted as the drummer for his obvious percussion skills, but also for his gift with harmonies and production. What started out as Garageband demos came to life with two (unrehearsed) recording sessions with Donny and Geoff in Ann Arbor. I sang, played the rhythm guitars, (and half the leads), and three bassists, Chris DuRoss, Todd Holmes (Chris Richards and The Subtractions) and Andy Reed (An American Underdog) completed the basic tracks. Ryan Allen added some great guitar tracks and vocals on 5 of the album's songs (including the 4 tunes he co-wrote) . The ending result is 10 new, power pop, indie rock, get to the point, hook filled songs that came out even better than expected. Not an easy task, and one that couldn't have been acheived with out these amazing guys.