Come And Get It!
Released On: Aug 10, 2010
Released By: Capitol Records
It's been a wild ride, that's for sure," admits Eli "Paperboy" Reed, looking back at the incredible journey that took the boyish-looking yet preternaturally mature soul belter from a Boston high school band room to a Mississippi Delta juke joint. On his major label debut with Capitol Records, Come and Get It!, Reed proves to be the life of a soulful, sweaty party in which everyone eventually gets dragged onto the dance floor. As a performer, Reed approaches each song with nothing less than utter conviction; he's as authentically gritty as he is ingratiatingly sexy. Reed incorporates the feel of classic R&B and soul into a largely self-penned, 12-song set, produced with Mike Elizondo, the bassist-turned-producer whose credits include, among others, Eminem, Pink, Gwen Stefani and Fiona Apple. Admirers have likened Reed to such luminaries as Otis Redding and Wilson Pickett; the Boston Herald called him "Boston's answer to Sam Cooke." But he's not merely trying to recreate a sound; Reed is channeling his influences and inspirations into making something all his own.
Prior to Come Get It!, Reed put out two very well received albums while in Boston. His first - Sings Walkin' and Talkin' and Other Smash Hits! was independently released and the follow-up Roll With You was released by Boston's Q Division Records. Rolling Stone named Reed a "Breaking Artist," praising his "howling grooves and dirty down home R&B." In the UK, Reed received a nomination at the 2009 MOJO Awards for Breakthrough Artist of the Year. The thunderous buzz eventually brought him to the attention of Capitol Records, culminating in Come and Get It.
Free MP3 of Download Reed's track "Explosion"
8/11 - Le Poisson Rouge, New York, NY
8/14 - Streetlight Records, San Jose, CA
8/15 - Summer Sundae Festival, Leicester, UK
8/20 - Lowlands Festival, Biddinghuizen, Netherlands
"Bound to inspire Sam Cooke comparisons, but Come And Get It! just as frequently stirs up Jackson 5 dance fever..." — SPIN
"...blue-eyed soul virtuoso Eli 'Paperboy' Reed...croons with tear-jerking tenderness, and turns clichés into bittersweet truths about the illusory nature of love." — NPR