Keyboardist Roger Manning, who was part fo the 90’s power pop band Jellyfish, will release his first new music in nearly a decade when his Glamping EP arrives on May 18.
After the 1994 breakup of Jellyfish, whose two albums were reissued in 2014, Manning founded Imperial Drag, who put out a self-titled record in 1996. He also founded the Moog Cookbook, a project with Brian Kehew where they covered alternative rock hits on analog synthesizers, and has been part of Beck’s touring band for many years.
“I’m doing it this way as a big experiment,” he said. “One of the reasons I’ve been most excited about jumping back into doing more original music, and getting back in the saddle again after 10 years of various life trajectories, is due to sites like PledgeMusic, and how they help projects like mine come to fruition. These kinds of Pledge campaigns seem to do really well for a certain level of artist — and this really, really seems to meet my needs. We had no middle-ground fans in Jellyfish. They completely understood what we were doing. I’ve found my fans to be the most loyal fans out there, and that’s a worldwide thing. I look forward to seeing their support for this EP, and how they’re going to react to all of the extras I plan on offering through PledgeMusic.”