I am happy to announce that Flying First Class is available now wherever fine music is streamed or sold via Diversion Records. Purchase/streaming links available at the Diversion Records website.
“Flying First Class is a first-rate roots rock album, and reveals Mancini’s considerable flair over a range of songwriting styles.” – Melissa Clarke (Americana Highways)
“It’s hard to believe Mancini hails from this area; his earnest voice and songs of world-weary struggles put him in line as a worthy successor to John Prine and John Hiatt as a premiere singer/songwriter whose work is destined to be covered by dozens of artists.”- Bob Smith (Good Times Magazine)
“Mancini is an expressive songwriter who never hesitates to wear his emotions on his sleeve if that’s what it takes to share his sentiments with his listeners.” – Lee Zimmerman (The Daily Ripple)
“Mancini explores a rich palette of sounds across these nine tracks, infusing each with an authentic love for roots music and the tools it offers to tell tales of people facing down troubles of all kinds with little more than heart and grit to get themselves by.” – Jason Warburg (The Daily Vault)
“New York rocker turned Americana singer-songwriter Pete Mancini paints a broad picture of our society while teaching a survey course on how folk and country music shaped the first 20 or so years of rock ‘n’ roll with his sophomore solo album Flying First Class.” – Bobby Moore (The Daily Ripple)
“High lonesome melancholy that sits at the corner between Americana and blues… that kind of sincerity is as punk as it gets.” – Rachel Cholst (Adobe and Teardrops)
“Mancini proves to be the essence of Americana, purveying folk, rock, bluegrass, pop, and rockabilly – all sung clearly and honestly. Mancini is no newcomer but perhaps this is his breakout opportunity. He certainly deserves it.” – Jim Hynes (The Daily Ripple)
I am also happy to announce the Flying First Class Summer tour! Sign up for the mailing list to get the most up to date schedule. There are also new merch items available right here on the website. Neat!
My new album Flying First Class is available for pre-order on Diversion Records! It will be available wherever fine music is streamed or sold on May 3rd.
Pre-order and tracklist/credit details: http://www.diversion-records.com/album-pm-ffc
“[My Hometown] addresses the sorrow and angst with fearlessness, and in the current sociopolitical climate, it’s a necessary proclamation aimed at archaic traditions of middle America.”
– B-Sides & Badlands
“[My Hometown] is music that’ll put some spring in your step — if you don’t listen too close. No matter what, you’ll be singing along with the chorus.”
– Adobe & Teardrops
My Hometown is available now at Diversion Records or wherever fine music is streamed or sold!
I am happy to announce my new single My Hometown is out 3/22! It was produced by yours truly and recorded at the Lantern Sound Recording Rig. Pre-order the track today at Diversion Records.
I am happy to report my second album (and Diversion Records debut) is almost complete! Stay tuned for an announcement in the coming weeks. I also have a bunch of Spring tour dates coming up:
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My new single DUI Blues is out today on Diversion Records! It’s the second single from my upcoming record, which is on track for release in 2019. DUI Blues was produced by yours truly, recorded at Paradiddle Studios, and features some great drum work from Tom Ryan (The Last Hombres).
Buy or Stream DUI Blues on all major platforms:
My new single DUI Blues is now premiering over at Americana Highways! It’s the second single from my upcoming record and I can’t wait for you to hear it. DUI Blues was produced by yours truly, recorded at Paradiddle Studios, and features some great drum work from Tom Ryan (The Last Hombres).
DUI Blues is available for streaming/download on 11/13 via Diversion Records!
Here’s what people have been saying about Pine Box Derby:
“[Pete Mancini] has the forthrightness of a punk singer and the fragile sensitivity of a folk crooner. If you get through [Pine Box Derby] without feeling a pang or two then you’re not listening closely enough.”
– No Depression
“Pine Box Derby is a beautifully crafted, mixed and mastered song in the vein of some of the best singer-songwriters around… Mancini’s voice is so heartfelt it can melt the hardest of feelings.”
– East Coast Rocker
“[Pine Box Derby] delivers poignancy reminiscent of Jackson Browne and Dan Fogelberg, a delicate emotional perspective pregnant with mysterious symbolism.”
“Pine Box Derby is a right of passage, discarding toxic cycles and an innocence long forgotten, and Mancini learns to let go and blossoms into one of today’s most talented storytellers.”
– B-Sides & Badlands
“Rife with nostalgia and smoothly stunning musicianship, Pine Box Derby is an impressive offering from Mancini.”
– Sensible Reason
“[Pine Box Derby] is a highly contemplative and relatable bit of Americana…”
“Pete Mancini has a great feel for the everyman. Fans of Ryan Adams should pay particular attention to [Pine Box Derby]…”
– Now Hear This Music
“[Pine Box Derby] has a comforting, warm recall to traditional folk, in relaying the times and tribulations of growing up and dealing with memories and nostalgia.”
– Obscure Sound
“[Pine Box Derby’s] lyrics are memorable, relatable, and intimate with a soft thematic approach.”
– Audible Addixion
Pine Box Derby is streaming on all major platforms:
My first single for Diversion Records is premiering over at No Depression! Pine Box Derby was produced by yours truly, recorded at Paradiddle Studios, and features some amazing harmonies by Cassandra House. Thanks to Rachel Cholst of Adobe and Teardrops for the great write up!
Pine Box Derby is available for streaming/download on 10/9, and we celebrate the release at Berlin NYC on 10/19!
I have some great shows coming up in NYC, LI, MD and DC.
Note: 10/19 at Berlin NYC is the Pine Box Derby release show with Leland Sundries! Save the date!