Reeve Oliver's first major-label album was set for a January release, but a spokesman for band manager Dan Field says Capitol Records will now release the self-titled CD "in early summer." Capitol Records publicist Ambrosia Healy offered no reason for the delay.
"My thinking is that Capitol will be putting all its promotion behind Interpol, which has a new record out early next year," says an insider. "Interpol is big in Southern California, but they haven't broken in the rest of the country, and Capitol wants to make sure they break Interpol on a national level this time.
"I think they want to make sure that a new baby band like Reeve Oliver won't get lost in the shuffle. They want to release [the Reeve Oliver record] when they can give it the most promotion. I also think that Reeve Oliver might go out on a major tour next summer, and Capitol would want the record release to coincide with that tour. I honestly don't think Capitol is losing interest in these guys at all."
Both 91X and FM-94/9 have said they plan on playing the record, which was produced by Neal Avron (Weezer, Fall Out Boy, Yellowcard, Good Charlotte). Al Guerra has already played one track from the CD ("Summer") on his Loudspeaker local music program.
Elektra Records signed and then recorded an album by local sisters Anna and Lindsey Troy in 2002. That album, which was supposed to be out in 2003, was never released.
Reeve Oliver appears tonight, November 22, at 'Canes and at the House of Blues on December 12.