LATEST NEWS FOR THE DEAL
The World And All Within, the new album from Mark Roebuck, is now available.
With The World And All Within, Mark reunites with former Deal drummer Michael Clarke to produce a twelve song collection of songs both delicate and powerful. Featuring Mark’s strongly personal songwriting brought to life with layers of vocal harmony, propulsive rhythms ; and big guitars, The World And All Within builds on Mark’s legacy of underground power pop with a twist. The project was produced and engineered by Tim Ryan at Studio 607; and Tim also played bass, guitars, and keyboards on the album. The World And All Within has been met with widespread critical acclaim. Powerpopaholic magazine gave the CD 8 out of 10 stars. Author Pete Crigler, writing in The Record Vault Record Reviews, June 24 2016 cited ‘After Day After’ as one of the best songs of 2016. Esteemed rock critic Michael Baron wrote that: “Roebuck is one of those mad pop scientists capable of creating shimmering beauty like XTC, Jellyfish, or The Blood Rush Hour. He's a melodic sui generis, like Michael Brown or The Hang-Ups, which is not to say he sounds like them, but that his hooks sweep you off your feet. “Billboard Blue” features an unusually robust bass, an off kilter minor key melody, and C,S,N and Y harmonies. “Lazarus” is another melodic peak, with that fat, pulsating, veined bass. Roebuck sings a lot like Lane Steinberg, as on the Poco meets XTC “One Bad Day,” and on “God Is A Gun.” “Sunlight” nods to Brian Wilson, while “Day After Day” nods to McCartney, without giving up a gram of Roebuck. Top Ten stuff. Five stars".
The World And All Within:
In 2003 Independent Underground Pop Label NotLame Records Released "Goodbye September," an anthology of the music of the Deal.
Critically well received, it earned four-stars from the All Music Guide. It quickly sold out and is currently out of print. However, it remains available for digital download on ITunes; as well as on CDBaby’s online store .
LATER MUSIC PROJECTS WITH MARK ROEBUCK:
Mark Roebuck and Tony Fischer, “Midnight to Morning”
Mark Roebuck and Noonday Ruin, “Some Half-Remembered Thing”
Big Circle, “Things May Change”
SubSeven, “Wild Hallucinations From the Deep Sleep Deprivation”
Subseven Unreleased Recordings 1992 - 1997
Tribe of Heaven, “Imagine We Were”
Burning Core, “Beast (Songs 1989-1992)”