Modern Hut, the songwriting project of Don Giovanni Records founder/owner/operator Joe Steinhardt, have collaborated with Marissa Paternoster of Screaming Females for new album I Don’t Want To Get Adjusted To This World, out January 8, 2021.
Steinhardt, who is also a music industry professor at Drexel University, recruited Paternoster for co-production of the album (with Scott Stuckey), as well as contributing guitar and vocals. It was engineered by Scot Reynolds and Amos Pitsch and mixed by Pitsch.
On the album, Steinhardt says:
‘I Don’t Want To Get Adjusted To This World’ is a gospel song written by Sanford J. Massengale most notably recorded by The Looper Trio and Iris Dement. I fell in love with the song the first time I heard it and have been playing it live for quite a few years and finally got the chance to record it for this album. The sentiment of the song informed a lot of the album and eventually the name of the record itself.
Marissa and I went out to record it with Scott Stuckey in Los Angeles, who recorded my favorite album of all time and another major influence on this record, Vic Chesnutt’s ‘West Of Rome.’ I recorded an additional song and mixed the record with Amos Pitsch in Appleton, WI where he and Julia Blair also added some vocals.
The first single, the album’s title track, is out now, along with its accompanying music video.
For the video, the duo wanted to document a very specific part of the outskirts of New Brunswick, NJ. Filmed at the former location of two of their favorite stores on Route 1 North, “Kool Kidz Consignment” and a store that was called “Shoes, $, Items + More,” it was inspired by a William Ackerman music video and shot by Kate Sweeney and Brenda Leon.
Images courtesy of Modern Hut/Don Giovanni Records.