Adam Arcuragi is an American-born songwriter and musician from Georgia, who also lived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, for many years. He is the founding member of the band SPURS, and is credited with being the founder of the musical genre Death Gospel.
Adam's debut album (untitled) was released on High Two. Upon release of the album, Arcuragi was praised for his complex and often introspective lyrics and his voice garnered comparisons to Nick Drake and Mark Kozelek. Songs from the album were featured on stations and sites such as NPR's All Songs Considered. In 2008, Arcuragi recorded a La Blogotheque/Take-Away Show in New York City and the same year released his EP 'Soldiers For Feet'.
Arcuragi released his second full-length album titled I am become joy in September 2009. The album included collaborations with singer Dawn Landes, Jesse Elliott of These United States. The backing vocals on I Am Become Joy were meant to sound like that of a "ramshackle choir as though each song was tracked in a different church across the wide swath of Route 80 that cuts from southern Georgia to Mississippi".
"Like A Fire That Consumes All Before It" was released on January 31, 2012. The album premiered on NPR's "First Listen", and the first single, "You'd Think This Was Easy" premiered on American Songwriter. Positive album reviews appeared on NPR, Paste, The Washington Post, The Huffington Post, Prefix, Impose, Time Out New York, The Portland Mercury and many others.
Arcuragi recorded an NPR Tiny Desk Concert with Bob Boilen, three Daytrotter Sessions, and toured extensively through the United States and Europe, under his name as well as with SPURS. He recorded a version of Claude Ely's Ain't No Grave for a compilation called 'The Old Lonesome Sound, alongside artists Wye Oak, Deer Tick, Phosphorescent and others. Reviews, Interviews and articles appeared in Rolling Stone, Paste Magazine, American Songwriter, on NPR, in The L Magazine, Magnet, The Philadelphia Weekly and The Washington Post, The Austin Chronicle, The Guardian UK, Huffington Post and many others. In 2012 he recorded a 78 Project that was featured on The BBC
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