posted September 27th, 2023

Neil Hamburger presents a new work from the songwriting team of Gregg Turkington and Erik PaparozziSeasonal Depression Suite is an album-based musical, sung by an all-star cast whose voices embody various guests stuck in a perfectly average chain-hotel, wallowing in self-pity and paranoia, re-living personal catastrophes both real and imagined, or simply trying to use the hotel vending machine. Expert music played by an all-star band, to boot!

On the latest single, "Sleeping For Free", the distractions of hotel life are clearly and hilariously elucidated by Neil Hamburger, who shares vocal duties with enigmatic vocalist/Frank Sinatra’s granddaughter, A.J. Lambert. A silky LA production sound circa 1976 frames their complaints about the endless parade of noisy, smelly and non-paying guests with arch observations.

The video, directed by Kent J. Holmes, features Neil imprisoned within the confines of a budget hotel room, tortured by cacophony that echoes through the paper thin walls. Though functional, it's small and devoid of any aesthetic appeal and far from a cozy sanctuary. Loud and rude guests in neighboring rooms disrupted any hope of tranquility, making sleep a restless experience!


Watch the new video and pre-order your copy of Seasonal Depression Suite, out on 11/17!


10/16/23 at 40 Watt Club in Athens, GA^
10/17/23 at The Ramkat in Winston-Salem, NC^
10/19/23 at Saturn in Birmingham, AL^
10/20/23 at The Wormhole in Savannah, GA^
11/10/23 at The Sugar Club in Dublin, Ireland*
11/13/23 at Treehouse Brewing Company in South Deerfield, MA*     
11/14/23 at Phantom Power in Millerville, PA*     
11/15/23 at The Bell House in Brooklyn, NY*     
11/16/23 at National Sokols in Bethlehem, PA*     
1/11/24 at The Casbah in San Diego , CA* 
11/15/23 at The Bell House in Brooklyn, NY*
1/11/24 at The Casbah in San Diego, CA


*w/ Major Entertainer

^w/ Chris Crofton

Artists in this story: Neil Hamburger