Los Angeles-based singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Rob Laufer is set to perform music from his upcoming self-released fourth disc Excruciating Bliss (out April 6) at the Silverlake Lounge on Wednesday, February 24. The album features an expansive mix of stream-of-consciousness psychedelia, compulsive pop and intimate, melodic musings. It was written, sung, played, recorded and mixed by Rob and sees his expansive career meld together beautifully.
Hailed as the "great lost artist" of the Power Pop Era by MOJO magazine, Rob is a musician’s musician. He’s played with Pixies frontman Frank Black; performed guitar on Fiona Apple’s Grammy-winning single "Criminal”; Johnny Cash, Shawn Colvin and B.B. King recorded his songs for a series of ads in the late 90’s; he was asked by Sir George Martin to perform The Beatles’ "Day in the Life” with the LA Philharmonic at the Hollywood Bowl; and he recently completed a two-week run singing The Beatles' “Within You Without You” and “Across the Universe” as part of Cheap Trick's "Sgt. Pepper Live" extravaganza.