SERIOUS JASS PROJECT, FEATURING RALPH CARNEY, RELEASE NEW ALBUM ON SMOG VEIL RECORDS TITLED, SERIOUSLY, WITH COVER ART BY DERF Record Streets On September 27, 2011 Chicago, IL, August 9, 2011 – Smog Veil Records announces Ralph Carney’s new Serious Jass Project album titled, Seriously, will street on September 27, 2011. It will be available as digipak CD, download and LP pressed on black vinyl, with eco-friendly recycled content jacket and full color two-sided insert. This collectable vinyl release is strictly limited to a single pressing of 500 pieces. Ralph Carney was a founding member of the pre-Waitresses band, Tin Huey, but is best known for his long association with singer Tom Waits, and collaboration with his nephew, Patrick Carney, on the Black Keys album, Attack & Release, and occasionally joins them on stage. He has also recorded or performed with The B-52′s, Elvis Costello, Jonathan Richman, Les Claypool, Marc Ribot, Stan Ridgway, Medeski, Martin & Wood, Dieselhed and Bill Laswell. He was a member of the Oranj Symphonette with fellow Waits alumni Joe Gore and Matt Brubeck. in 2010 and 2011 he guested with Yo La Tengo and Medeski, Martin and Wood for live shows and recorded on a T-Bone Burnett-produced project the, Ghost Brothers of Darkland County, with Marc Ribot and Elvis Costello (release date TBA). In 2009 he toured with They Might be Giants and in 2008 he recorded and performed with Black Francis in a score for the Silent film Der Golem. He performed on many Hal Willner-produced shows at UCLA’s Royce Hall including a Tribute to Harry Smith in 2001, with a huge number of performers including Todd Rundgren, David Thomas, Phillip Glass, and David Johanson. The album, Seriously, was recorded at Getreel Studios by Robert Preston and Rugbeaters Studio by Ralph Carney in January and February, 2011. Album art executed by award winning cartoonist, Derf. Carney has four full lengths out, including 2009′s Ralph Carney’s Serious Jass Project (Akroncracker Records). Carney explains “I decided to do another record of tunes I loved, sticking close to the same styles as my first album. Basically a mix of “honkers and screamers” type saxophonists, mostly from the late 1940’s through the early to mid 1950’s, along side kinda obscure Ellington small band songs…I also did a couple of Coleman Hawkins tunes from his time in Europe in the 30’s.” Tom Waits says “Ralph’s great…he’s guided by some other source of information. He’s like a broken toy that works better than before it was broken.” Entertainment Weekly rated his album A- “…a one-man musical universe…” NPR and Los Angeles Times editor, Ann Powers, enthuses “…supreme hipsters know that this sweet guy with the muttonchop sideburns is the king of the new wave horn.” The artists performing, Seriously, include Ralph Carney on bass, baritone, tenor, c-melody, alto and soprano saxophones; b-flat and bass clarinets; flute, trumpet, English horn, lap steel guitar and vocals; Randy Odell on drums; Michael McIntosh on keyboard, vocal feature on “Pompton Turnpike;” Ari Munkres on bass. Special guests on the album include Karina Denike (vocal on “Carnival in Caroline” and “Linger Awhile”); Mike Groh (guitar on “Blue Creek Hop,” “Linger Awhile,” and “Carnival in Caroline”). The twelve tracks on the record are 1. “Blue Creek Hop” (B.Tate), 2. “Meet Dr. Foo” (C. Hawkins), 3. “Echoes of Harlem,” (D. Ellington), 4. “Carnival in Caroline” (Ellington, Mills, Nemo), 5. “Moondog Boogie” (F. Mitchell), “Gypsy Without a Song” (Ellington, Tizol, Gordon, Singer),” 7. “Linger Awhile” (V. Rose, H. Owens), 8. “Pompton Turnpike” (D. Rogers, W. Osborne), 9. “I Wish I Were Twins” (F. Loesser, J. Meyer, E. Delange), 10. “You Took Advantage Of Me” ( Rodgers, Hart ), 11. “Happy Feet” (Ager, Yellen) and 12. “Echoes of Chloe” (Carney, Odell, McIntosh, Munkres). Visit Ralph Carney online at akroncracker.com. Smog Veil Records was founded in Cleveland, Ohio in 1991. This release will be distributed by Revolver, CTD, Ltd., Forced Exposure, Sonic Unyon (Canada) and IODA (digital). Serious Jass Project radio promotions will be handled by AAM Radio. The Smog Veil roster includes OBNOX, Batusis (Cheetah Chrome and Sylvain Sylvain of New York Dolls), Complaints Choir, This Moment In Black History, The New Hope v/a compilation, Peter Laughner, Pere Ubu, Tin Huey, Easter Monkeys, Pistol Whip, Unknown Instructors (Mike Watt, George Hurley, Joe Baiza, Dan McGuire, Raymond Pettibon, David Thomas), The Pagans, Teacher’s Pet, Thor, Rocket From The Tombs, Amps II Eleven, New Christs (featuring Rob Younger of Radio Birdman) and Rubber City Rebels. Visit the label online at SmogVeil.com.