This Twisted Wreckage Release New Single Honesty
The brilliant, and highly-talented Luke Skyscraper James (The Pull of Autumn, Ghost of Luke James, and former lead singer with
punk/new wave pioneers Fashion) has just-revealed a new band that he is now one half of, This Twisted Wreckage.
The band, which is James together with producer, musician, composer and arrange Ricky Humphrey (Ishkah/Nature Kills/Rise), have just-released a brand new single, Honesty.
A track that exudes a heartfelt yearning for the truth to be forthright and prone within life, the synth-Americana track, imbued with a Goth-lite backbeat is a fresh reminder of James ongoing, and immense musical pedigree within the business.
Its such a small, simple thing
Its such a small, simple, strong, vital thing
This honesty, honesty.
Is this fragile thing that we hold between us
Really going to be the end of all of us.
If we break it, if we break it
Why would we break this honesty,
And lay waste to all we see.
Indeed, Honesty can be listened to and digitally purchased right now on Bandcamp!
Luke Skywalker James @ Bandcamp
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Jeff Lake & Cellophane Flowers
Singer/songwriter Jeff Lake teams up with Grammy-nominated violinist Susan Aquila and company, to form Cellophane Flowers — a neo-classical spin on the music of the Fab Four.
The group has released a new music video in support of their psychedelic mashup Within You Without You/Tomorrow Never Knows — which can be found on the Dreamworks/ Universal Film Shrek soundtrack playlist on Spotify alongside artists such as Smashmouth, Counting Crows, Fergie, Harry Chapin, Lionel Richie, Macy Gray, The Carpenters, & the Beastie Boys among others:
Listen to and Purchase it by CLICKING HERE!
The production here is in stark contrast to the group’s album title track, Penny Lane, which offers a minimalistic baroque-era approach — string quartet & voice.
Indeed, this track is now featured on Disney’s Zombie soundtrack playlist — also on Spotify.
Furthermore, Jeff Lake was honored to play a virtual birthday bash on 6/18/21 in honor of Sir Paul McCartney’s 79th birthday.
The Spotify placements, along with a growing social media presence and monthly virtual gigs on the Beatles Fest Facebook site — have resulted in 12,250 monthly followers at present.
The Penny Lane collection is available on CD at Amazon, Walmart, Barne’s & Noble, & Tower Records. It’s also available on streaming services such as Spotify, Apple Music, & Deezer, as well as digital download at the iTunes store.
Look for Jeff Lake’s new EP, Field of Grass to be released internationally via The Orchard later this summer.
More about Cellophane Flowers:
Founded by singer-songwriter Jeff Lake in 2015, Cellophane Flowers began by playing venues in NYC such as The Bitter End, & The Slipper Room, before becoming a mainstay with the annual Fest For Beatle Fans.
A year later they signed with WBA Records in Nashville and began performing at theaters across the U.S. Cellophane Flowers has a repertoire that includes other classic rock artists, a Xmas show, as well as their own original music.
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Monsieur Job Releases New LP Musica para mi Madre!
It was announced today that Monsieur Job has released their new album Musica para mi Madre.
The inspiration for the record came from the long history of support, encouragement and wisdom imparted by the 82 year old Mother of founder and creative director of Monsieur Job, Toby Holguin.
To hear him tell it, she has been a true guiding light for his life and career; his original appreciation of art and culture comes from her and other close family members, and this recording is a full throated tribute to that.
The title is also one of dual meaning and purpose, as “Madre” could also mean “Madre Tierra”, or “Mother Earth”, and there is something growing under the surface - these songs are a lead into a theatrical circus presentation that is currently in production based on the sounds and themes of the music and storyline.
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Monsieur Job - Irony (Official Video)
Monsieur Job - Backstabbers (Official Video)
Influenced by artists like Miles Davis, Art Blakey, Bill Evans, Herbie Hancock, and many others in the jazz world, Music para mi Madre contains many choice cuts.
Some of which include the rollicking opener “Capri”, which calls to mind the reggaeton genre while also harkening to more traditional Latin rhythms and melodies, the drum and bass meets jazzy horn vibe of “Backstabbers”, the darker, industrial inspired string arrangements of “Irony”, the reggae downtempo beat and wind instrument heavy “Soul Slurp”.
You can also witness the dramatic crescendo building dynamic within “Rapsodia”, the old time sounds of dixieland made new in “Da Funk” and “Corre Caballito”, which was actually written by Toby’s mother when he was born, and now has been made into a truly moving ballad, completing the inherited musical circle of a mother and sons talent coming together.
Listen and you will find that these tunes are emotional, they are dynamic, with genre jumping melodies in funk, jazz, R&B and soul, mixed with sounds from the Middle East, Indian “Bollywood” music assisted by Bollywood Director Pritam, and Africa.
Musica para mi Madre creates a movie in your head that keeps you interested in finding out what happens next. Toby Holguin and Monsieur Job want you to open your ears, get tangled in a dream, and lose yourself in the music!
Some of the best and most accomplished musicians from the region participated in the creation of this special project, including members of Monsieur Job, Leo Jaramillo (clarinet, gaita, saxophone), and Juan Moreno (guitar), plus fantastic performances by Carlos Zapata (trumpet and guitar), Edgardo Manuel (trombone and violin), David Guerra (guitar), Abstain Caviedes (trombone), Miguel Salazar (acordeón) and Camilo Mina (saxophone, xylophone, clarinet, percussion efx).
Carlos and Edgardo tour with Groupo Niche as invited musicians. Musica para mi madre was written and produced by Toby Holguin for Basswalk Latino.
TRACK LISTING: 1. Capri - 2. Da Funk - 3. Backstabbers - 4. Dashat - 5. Eme Jota - 6. Irony - 7. Eduardo y Adelaida - 8. Madrid 87 - 9. Piel Roja - 10. I Dream In Colors - 11. Rapsodia - 12. Thank You JESUS - 13. The Guiding Light - 14. Another Casualty - 15. Soul Slurp - 16. Collage - 17. The Light - 18. Kiss The Rain - 19. Uno Con el Mundo - 20. Varanasi - 21. Red - 22. Chinga Tu Madre - 23. Changes - 24. Spinner - 25. Corre Caballito.
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Elektragaaz Release Synaesthetic Picture Show 3 EP
Following the debut and sophomore installment, The Synaesthetic Picture Show Now Playing, Pt. 1 and Pt. 2, the third highly anticipated Elektragaaz EP is out Sept 14th, 2021 on AIS Records via The Orchard.
The previous two EPs, also released by AIS Records and distributed by The Orchard, have been greeted with resounding critical praise with some reviewers going so far as to announce the EPs as contemporary musical landmarks.
Listen to a FREE PREVIEW of it now via Soundcloud by CLICKING HERE!
The unique multi-fusion electronic music of Elektragaaz is created by a group of talented New York metropolitan area musicians and a reclusive and mysterious young Frisian composer who goes by the name of Poppo Redband.
The cinematic instrumentals of Elektragaaz unreel personal films in the listener’s mind as the music presents a smorgasbord of old and new pop cultural references ranging from video games to film noir to tales of gods and heroes—both modern and ancient—to epic science fiction, to a myriad of other pop influences.
While Elektrgaaz has now released three EPs in 2021, the group doesn’t simply churn out six new songs every few months. Indeed, Redband launched Elektragaaz in 2017 at the age of nineteen and the catalogue from which the band has crafted its ongoing series of faceted musical gems is deep, wide and brilliant and unbounded by notions of mere genre.
One amusing side aspect of Elektragaaz is that, for Redband, the group exists on both a real world and on a virtual level. In the real world, Elektragaaz is composed of serious and enormously creative young musical professionals putting in long but rewarding hours in the studio, a group who hopefully will soon be performing spectacular live shows in the New York area.
However, young Redband, in addition to being a composer, is a want-to-be video game developer and for those purposes he has imagined another Elektragaaz, a gang of superheroes, with musical weapons of mass destruction, a band of warriors that have gathered to take back the City of Music from hordes of musical villains including the Moforkians, the Krisghouls, the Bangolice, the Rockerdead, the Lumpergens and the dreaded Puristas.
One might describe it as Justice League meets Fortnite. However, for now that virtual Elektragaaz is only a fun figment of Redband’s active imagination.
But, in the realm of reality what present and potential fans of Elektragaaz can expect for sure is a steady stream of EPs spinning mind-grabbing pictures and vivid hues.
It’s a magical mystery tour of a whole other kind and other time and The Synaesthetic Picture Show Now Playing Part 3 is your ticket to ride.
The latest Elektrgaaz EP will be available on Apple Music, Amazon Music, Spotify and on every major music platform.
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SONY Head Bob Morelli Celebrates New Success!
Former Sony Music RED President Bob Morelli is celebrating the one year anniversary of his Long Island-based “Cool is Forever Consulting LLC”.
Cool is Forever Consulting specializes in big picture strategies, tactical marketing, sales initiatives, negotiating distribution and label deals with a full team providing service in digital marketing, online advertising, social media, creative, data analytics, A&R, and influencer marketing.
“This Summer 2021, I am celebrating the one year anniversary of Cool is Forever Consulting LLC,” Morelli explains. “After a long run at running Indie and major Distribution companies as well as start up Labels, I now assist artists, labels and industry partners with strategies and how best to navigate the evolving music business. Looking very forward to year two!”
A music veteran of 30+ years, Morelli has strong relationships with industry leaders and power players. He was involved in the successes of The Bee Gees, KISS, Bon Jovi, Donna Summer, Sting and Eric Clapton while at Polygram Records.
Later arriving at RCA Records then BMG, he assisted in the launches and growth of Backstreet Boys, NSYNC, Britney Spears, Dirty Dancing, Whitney Houston, The Notorious B.I.G., ATCQ, Rod Stewart, Yanni, Usher, Santana, Creed, Buddy Guy, Moby, The Strokes and Foo Fighters.
“It’s really amazing the talent of artists and entrepreneurs out there. I’ve run Marketing and Sales departments, been a major company GM and the last 14 years was the President of 2 Sony companies. My experience along with the team, helps whomever I work with to move forward.”
When BMG merged with Sony, Morelli was tapped to run the company as EVP/GM. He combined two staffs, two work cultures and ran this 2 billion dollar company, while working with iconic artists like Bruce Springsteen, Bob Dylan, Billy Joel and Beyonce.
After BMG/Sony, he began a 12 year run as President of RED Distribution at Sony Music Entertainment. Within 2 years, Bob started restructuring and adding “Label Services,” that revolutionized distribution companies.
This approach attracted the best labels, artists in the music business including Jason Aldean, Mumford and Sons, Alabama Shakes, Kelsea Ballerini, Phoenix, Bayside, LoCash, Daya, Noah Cyrus, In This Moment, 21 Savage, Brandy Carlile, Bullet for My Valentine, Joey Badass, Jason Isbell, Gov’t Mule, Fredo Bang, G-Eazy, AWOLNATION, Childish Gambino + many more.
Post running distribution, Morelli transitioned to President of start-up label, RED MUSIC LABEL GROUP, as part of Sony Music before leaving to create his own company, Cool is Forever Consulting LLC.
Bob Morelli can also be reached at: email@example.com