Close to Real
Formed by Guitarist Rik Mercaldi & Drummer Mike Roze, and together for over 10 years, playing an eclectic brand of Rock & Roll with influences ranging from '60 British 'Mod' to '70's New York Punk as well as a penchant for live improvisation. After performing as a duo around NYC, bassist Mike Curry joined the band in time to record their first album. In 1998 the band released a self titled debut 'The Subterraneans' followed by a five song E.P '5 Tracks'. The band has appeared on numerous compilations including a Dogs D'Amour Tribute titled 'Bullet Proof Poems'. This album, Close To Real, was their last album together. It was recorded and produced by drummer Mike Roze and originally released in 2007. Since the departure of bassist Mike Curry, Rik and Mike Roze continue to work together on musical projects, most recently Rik's self titled solo album released in April 2009, and also available here at CD Baby.