composer, singer, songwriter


Records

OK It’s Not OK

Buy on iTunes and eMusic and Amazon and BandCamp Words and Music by Corey Dargel New Amsterdam Records is proud to announce OK It’s Not OK, the fourth studio album from “baroquely unclassifiable” (The New Yorker) composer and “prince of postclassical song” (Time Out New York) Corey Dargel. The album will be released on January […]


FREE DOWNLOAD: Last Words from Texas (2011)

Eight songs setting to music the last statements (verbatim) of executed offenders put to death by the state of Texas.  This 18-minute EP was released as a free download on May 1st, 2011, as part of a New York Times profile of Corey Download the Complete Album (zip) If you enjoy these free downloads, please […]


LIMITED EDITION: Unreleased Songs (2001-2011)

SOLD OUT Corey’s ten favorite unreleased synth-pop songs, spanning topics from the Blessed Virgin to imaginary nostalgia and expressway escapism, all remixed and remastered for this compilation. 01. Saving the World 02. Play by the Rules 03. Divine Intervention 04. How Not to Say No 05. Don’t Let Me Lose Control of My Heart 06. […]


Someone Will Take Care of Me (2010)

Corey Dargel is joined by the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE), pianist Kathleen Supové, and drummer David T. Little on the art-pop double-CD album Someone Will Take Care of Me. The album contains unconventional love songs from Dargel’s two acclaimed music-theater pieces about hypochondria and voluntary amputation — Thirteen Near-Death Experiences and Removable Parts. Dargel uses a mix of witty lyrics, humor and compassion […]


Other People’s Love Songs (2008)

Other People’s Love Songs is based on an earnest and sentimental concept: All thirteen songs were commissioned by individuals as gifts to their significant others. Corey Dargel – composer, lyricist, and singer – interviewed the couples and learned all about their histories, personalities, quirks, private jokes, and emotional lives. He spun this tender data into […]


Less Famous Than You (2006)

Corey’s debut solo album released in May, 2006, on Use Your Teeth records (London). Listen/Purchase: iTunes (virtual) MSN Music (virtual) Darla (physical) New York based composer/performer Corey Dargel releases Less Famous Than You, a collection of songs about falling in love with famous (or semi-famous) people. Trained at the renowned Oberlin Conservatory, Dargel creates deceptively […]