Does the name Roger Manning ring a bell? As a founding member of the fantastic '90s alt-pop group Jellyfish, Imperial Drag as well as The Moog Cookbook, Manning has rocked the keyboards on a number of fantastic bands. If you haven't heard Jellyfish's "The King Is Half-Undressed" off their Bellybutton album, it is the perfect power pop track for a sunny spring day. Roger Manning is also a sought-after session keyboardist, who has worked with Beck, Suede, Tim Burgess, Morrissey and Air.
Manning is now signed to Cordless Recordings, which is the e-label run by the Warner Music Group. The label will be releasing his solo album this fall and is being precluded by a three-song cluster on May 2nd. These initial downloads include three diverse tracks from the upcoming full-length, including "Too Late For Us Now," "Sandman" and "The Land Of Pure Imagination." Wasn't the Land Of Imagination a ride at Epcot Center?