Middle Part

Middle Part Unveils Debut Album “Disruptor”

NY Based Confessional gritty alt-rock/pop artist Middle Part also known as Andy Selkōw, has released his debut album, “Disruptor.” This immersive and introspective album intricately combines elements of distorted maximalism with a profound undercurrent of heartfelt sincerity, offering a fresh and innovative take on alternative pop music.

Drawing inspiration from the late ’90s and early 2000s, Middle Part’s unique brand of unconventional pop music pays homage to the era, resonating with the confessional lyrical prowess of artists like Alanis Morisette, Third Eye Blind, and Michelle Branch. Through “Disruptor,” Selkōw is hellbent on pouring his heart out and proving that earnest emotion and endless hooks can coexist within the distorted landscape of his nostalgic sound.

The album serves as a poignant depiction of the Sisyphean struggle against corporate-level productivity and the pervasive emotional deprivation often faced in today’s society. It intricately explores themes such as depression, self-acceptance, and the challenges of aging, creating an immersive sonic journey that captures a fresh sense of reinvention.

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“Disruptor” features compelling tracks such as “Get Fixed,” a spirited and raucous anthem that channels the angst of growing up and the weight of regrets, and “Nowhere,” a self-reflective song that serves as a confession of choosing self-acceptance over continuous worry about others’ opinions. Additionally, the album includes “Dial *,” a poignant track tackling depression, suicide, and self-isolation, and “Echo,” which serves as a simile comparing relationships to drug addiction.

Beyond the music, Middle Part places a significant emphasis on the visual narrative that “Disruptor” inhabits, paying homage to the golden era of MTV, subterranean societies, and the squalor of downtown streets. The album’s visual landscape reflects an exaggerated epitome of the “Tortured Artist,” creating a captivating and immersive experience for listeners.

Middle Part’s journey as an artist has been marked by a commitment to authenticity and emotive storytelling. From the release of his debut EP, “I Wish I Was Alive,” to the evolution showcased in “Time Is Elastic,” Middle Part has consistently delved into emotive lyrical content and a distinctive sonic landscape, earning acclaim and recognition within Brooklyn’s Bushwick music scene.

With “Disruptor,” Middle Part aims to disrupt the placid rhythm of the mainstream, bringing the darker, more profound aspects of life to the forefront of alternative pop music. The album stands as a testament to Selkōw’s mission to shake up the musical landscape with a distinctive blend of heartfelt authenticity and innovative sound.

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Upcoming Tour Dates:

June 26th – New Haven – Cafe Nine
June 27th – Troy NY – No Fun
June 28th – Allston MA – O’Briens Pub
June 29th – Winooski VT – Monkey House
June 30th – Brooklyn NY – Union Pool

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