A Classic Education – Artist of the Month – November


There is something about A Classic Education that is simply enticing and beckoning.  Their name alone is fucking cool but it is also indicative of the feel and mood of the music.  Though the band has been active for only a few years the music has an older soul with subtle hints of sixties, a bit eighties, and definitely some nineties; think of The Byrds, The Smiths, and Jeff Buckley all rolled into one lovely package with added flavor…all organic of course.  This is not to say the music lacks originality or feels old, on the contrary, it is all original work that sounds fresh.  There is a proper balance of contrast with sparkling, illuminating, oh fuck it BLAZING, instrumentation and melody paired with sweet, sullen vocals that when all combined carry a heavy load of emotions that live in all of us.  Perhaps it is this harmonious symmetry that makes A Classic Education‘s music sound so universally nostalgic, familiar and innate whether you’re listening to their First EP, Hey There Stranger EP, or their new debut album Call It Blazing.

Formed in 2007 and currently based in Bologna, Italy A Classic Education is comprised of Paul Pieretto, Luca Mazzieri,  Giulia Mazza, Federico Oppi, and Jonathan Clancy who is originally from Ottawa, Canada.


Purchase your copy of the music and by doing so you also get a piece of great art.  The Call It Blazing cover features the artwork of Aleksandra Niepsuj.  The EPs feature cover artwork by Ester Grossi.

Order/Buy now from Lefse (world), La Tempesta,
International (Italy), Tannen Records (vinyl),  Moor Works (Japan), InsoundNorman Records and Itunes  

Order/Buy now from LefseInsoundItunes and on vinyl at  WWNBB Collective’s site (limited at 300 copies)


7″ format with a code for the mp3’s. Order/Buy now at www.aclassiceducation.com

12″ format with a code for the mp3’s.  Order/Buy now at www.aclassiceducation.com 



Related Articles:
ON TOUR: A Classic Education & Okkervil River
A Classic Education: Call It Blazing, Call It Bellissimo


One response to “A Classic Education – Artist of the Month – November

  1. Pingback: VIDEO: A Classic Education “Forever Boy” | OIMOS

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