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Stereo Embers EXCLUSIVE Preview – “Stone Angels” from Edward Rogers’ upcoming album Glass Marbles

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Sounding not a little like Lou Reed with a Byrds fixation (which is to say sounding GREAT!), New York City singer-songwriter Edward Rogers lets loose with a chiming gem here on “Stone Angels.” As teasers go, this one’s high octane, setting our little pop hearts racing in anticipation of soon-released new album Glass Marbles, the songwriter’s sixth available March 11th on Zip Records, the same label responsible for issuing his previous, highly-touted Kevin Ayers tribute record Kaye. As with that record, Rogers was joined in the studio by his primary band that includes Sal Maida (Roxy Music, Sparks), James Mastro (Ian Hunter Band), Don Piper (Syd Straw), and Dennis Diken (Smithereens) while crucial cameos were made by a who’s-who of crack studio musicians such as Dave Schramm, Joe McGintey, Geoff Blythe, and a host of others. As evidenced by this exclusively offered track, that particular pool of talent could not have been more astutely drawn. Full review of the album to come in the next few weeks, but for now luxuriate in the melodic, affecting, wholly swoon-worthy first single. It’s like a free shot of beautiful melancholic joy, and we don’t know about you but we take everyone of those we can get. [feature pic by Melani Rogers]