Thursday, December 30, 2010

Johnny Cooper


About: Johnny Cooper

It seems to have been written in the proverbial stars that Johnny Cooper would dedicate his life to performing and entertaining crowds. Since birth, Cooper has been immersed in music of all kinds, and encouraged to pursue his dream. He started performing music in February 2004 at the age of 15 and turning 24 in September 2012, he will have chalked up almost 9 years of professional touring.

Johnny Cooper has accomplished more than many musicians twice his age. Having recorded two critically-acclaimed, full-length studio albums (and another in the works) and not one, but two live albums under his belt – the total album sales of which have eclipsed 50,000 – Johnny Cooper’s career trajectory cannot be stopped. He recently had two songs included on the soundtrack for the independent movie, “Deep in the Heart,” which also includes tracks from Charlie Daniels, Larry Gatlin, Wade Bowen, and others.

Gifted with a rich emotive voice that illuminates his lyrics, Cooper says that each album “is another chapter of my life, every song is a short snippet of all the things I have encountered over the years, good times... bad times... and everything in between. I believe the music has evolved because I have evolved... the older you get, the less and less you are scared to try new things, branch out and test your limits.”













Johnny Cooper – Official Website
http://www.johnnycooper.com/
Johnny Cooper - ReverbNation
http://www.reverbnation.com/johnnycooper
Johnny Cooper - MySpace
http://www.myspace.com/johnnycooper
Johnny Cooper - Facebook
http://www.facebook.com/johnnyrcooper
Johnny Cooper - Twitter
https://twitter.com/johnnyrcooper
Videos!
Johnny Cooper - YouTube
http://www.youtube.com/johnnycoopermusic
Buy Music!
Johnny Cooper – Official Store
http://www.johnnycooper.com/?pg=store
Johnny Cooper – iTunes
https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/johnny-cooper/id251142956
Johnny Cooper – Amazon
http://www.amazon.com/Johnny-Cooper/e/B001LHYDD6/ref=ntt_mus_dp_pel/185-7813192-7156955
Johnny Cooper – Rhapsody
http://www.rhapsody.com/#artist/johnny-cooper/albums?&_suid=135816270365602577686823042936
Johnny Cooper – eMusic
http://www.emusic.com/listen/#/artist/johnny-cooper/11789291/

 

The Wendy Woo Band


About: Wendy Woo

As Colorado’s music scene has exploded over the past few years, one of its mainstays has been Wendy Woo. Her energetic personality, musical skills, and spirited songwriting have made her a media and fan favorite and have taken her to venues across the country including the Fox Theater and Red Rocks in Colorado, the Bitter End and the Living Room in New York, the Hotel Cafe in Los Angles, the Bluebird Café in Nashville, Sweetwater in Mill Valley, and Eddie’s Attic in Decatur, Georgia.

Anticipating the rise of the independent artist, Woo formed her own corporation, Woo Music. Through that she runs her own record label (eight albums), publishing company, booking agency, and management company.

Woo was born in New York and moved to Boulder as a toddler when her parents Jane, an artist, and Bataan, a poet, became founding faculty members of Naropa University. The Faigao home was a gathering spot for such literary icons as Beat poet Allen Ginsberg, Merry Prankster Ken Kesey, and 1960s chronicler Norman Mailer.

Music:

Woo has released eight CDs, displaying a wide variety of styles. Angels in the Crowd (1997) is a collection of mellow jazz and folk-inspired ballads. Wide Awake and Dreaming (1999) is a full band production with funk and jazz rhythms. Ecolalia (2000) features Woo’s songs and acoustic guitar interwoven with her father’s poetry. Gonna Wear Red (2002) is a tightly produced series of rock tunes with touches of funk, blues, and folk. Walking the Skyline (2004) has songs in three genres: intimate solo acoustic; expansive upbeat pop/folk; and full band funk. Angels Laughing (2005) is a live solo acoustic album. Luxury (2007) is a mix of power pop, arena rock, and even some electronica influences. Saving Grace (2009) is an album of acoustic duets with Roch Hoch

Booking:

Interested in having Wendy Woo at your next event?

Whether she’s performing solo acoustic, duo acoustic with Robin Hoch or with her full band, here is how to get in contact with her:

Wendy Woo
303-506-9999 (phone)
woo@wendywoo.com

Charles Snyder
970-581-7623
charles@wendywoo.com
























The Wendy Woo Band – Official Website
http://www.wendywoo.com/
The Wendy Woo Band - ReverbNation
http://www.reverbnation.com/thewendywooband
The Wendy Woo Band - MySpace
http://www.myspace.com/thewendywooband
The Wendy Woo Band - Facebook
http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Wendy-Woo-Band/90051070638
The Wendy Woo Band - Twitter
https://twitter.com/thewendywooband
The Wendy Woo Band – World United Music
http://worldunitedmusic.blogspot.com/2010/12/wendy-woo-band.html
Videos!
The Wendy Woo Band
http://www.youtube.com/user/WendyWooMusic
Buy Music!
The Wendy Woo Band – Official Store
http://www.wendywoo.com/music/
The Wendy Woo Band - iTunes
https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/austerity/id446510216
The Wendy Woo Band – CD Baby
http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/wendywoo4
The Wendy Woo Band – Amazon
http://www.amazon.com/Austerity/dp/B0058ZG7VS
The Wendy Woo Band – eMusic
http://www.emusic.com/listen/#/artist/the-wendy-woo-band/13335347/

Among Woo’s many accolades:

• Five-Time Winner Best Singer/Songwriter (Denver’s Westword) (Now in Westword’s Hall of Fame).
• One of Denver’s Top Five Bands, Channel 7 A-List (2009).
• Telluride Bluegrass Festival Troubadour Competition Top Four (2004).
• Independent Artist of the Year (2003) (Hapi Skratch Entertainment).
• Best Boulder Musician (The Boulder Weekly).
• Best Singer/Songwriter (The Boulder Daily Camera).
• Best Local Artist (Colorado Daily).
• Winner of the Colorado Lilith Fair Talent Search (sharing the stage with Sarah McLachlan and The Indigo Girls).
• Named to music critics’ “Best Colorado CDs of the Year” lists: Ecolalia (The Denver Post and Westword) and Gonna Wear Red (DenverLocalMusicScene).

In addition:

• Woo’s song, “Walking the Skyline,” was used by HDNet as its promo song for the 2008 season.
• She and her band performed a two-hour concert broadcast nationally on Altitude Sports and Entertainment Network.
• She sings the theme song for Good Day Colorado, the weekday morning show on Denver’s Fox affiliate.
• She has been part of national sports retailer Title Nine’s Emerging Women Artist series.

Her music has been featured in:
 
Uncommon Goals, a Discovery Channel documentary about the gold medal-winning U.S. women’s soccer team.
Mountain of Dreams, a documentary about Mt. Everest.
The Food Network’s FoodNation with Bobby Flay.


 

Robi S.O.


About: Robi S.O.

I went to music when I was eleven. My fun was building drums with recycled leather and old pots. Their sound intrigued me, so I decided to
build rods cork to begin the first steps.


At the age of thirteen I met my first classical guitar. She was beautiful, the smell of wood made me mad. So I started playing the first chords. My teacher was a simple guide by the newspaper found. Soon the first songs I played.

The thing that distinguishes me from many experienced players had little appetite for cover. My goal was to study to create music, sounds and noises.

At seventeen I learned the midi from there on it was a continuous discovery.
At nineteen years, the first band J.R.P. (Mamis-voice, piano and drum machine-Fabry, Mark-bass, Helium-guitar, Robi-guitar) formed by five elements, still friends.
With the band began my first concert.

In subsequent years, I continued to play using the Atari and Cubase and a Yamaha synth. New Group O.B.E. of (Mamis-vocals and bass, Robi-guitar and synth). Often there were two and rarely joined us on drums (Alexander-drums) and guitarist (Helium-guitar).
Finally the last group the Anniluce (Mamis-voice, Andrea-bass-guitar George Antonio-drum, Robi-guitar) had a good repertoire and sound like supporters of Movida.
About a couple of years ago was born the project Robi s.O. Collaborations with various artists and studios allowed me to create and edit music and sound for film and documentary productions.

I am currently working on their video of a 3D design
 













Robi s.O. – Official Website
http://www.robiso.altervista.org/
Robi s.O. - ReverbNation
http://www.reverbnation.com/robiso
Robi s.O. - MySpace
http://www.myspace.com/robiso
Robi s.O. - Facebook
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Robi-sO/110026489019797
Robi s.O. - Twitter
https://twitter.com/RobisO
Videos!
Robi s.O. - YouTube
http://www.youtube.com/user/RobisOundesign
Buy Music!
Robi s.O. – Official Online Store
http://www.reverbnation.com/store/index/artist_731017
Robi s.O. – Soundcloud
https://soundcloud.com/#robi-s-o

 

Azrock and Pogo



About: Azrock and Pogo

Launched in 2009, Azrock and Pogo is a musical duo represented by the characters Azrock (an eccentric inventor and musical genius) and Pogo (a homeless orphan girl with an angelic voice). It is not known if there is any autobiographical element to the characters in relation to the actual musicians behind Azrock and Pogo.

The characters and story behind them are delivered through their website, where chapters of the book are posted one at a time, along with illustrations from acclaimed artist Meredith Dillman.

The music straddles multiple genres and could arguably be classified as pop, rock, electronica or dance. It also can include strong elements of classical or operatic vocals and arrangements, trip-hop beats and basslines, and a definate retro vibe in various incarnations.

They also boast a unique music industry assault strategy which takes the form of encouraging fans to invest in their productions in return for owning a stake in all Azrock and Pogo profits and assets.




Azrock and Pogo – Official WebSite
http://www.azrockandpogo.co.uk/
Azrock and Pogo - ReverbNation
http://www.reverbnation.com/azrockandpogo
Azrock and Pogo - MySpace
http://www.myspace.com/azrockandpogo
Azrock and Pogo – Last FM
http://www.last.fm/music/Azrock+and+Pogo/Azrock+and+Pogo
Azrock and Pogo - Facebook
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Azrock-and-Pogo/144531271678
Azrock and Pogo - Twitter
https://twitter.com/azrockandpogo
Azrock and Pogo – Official blog
http://azrockandpogo.blogspot.com/
Azrock and Pogo – Soundcloud
https://soundcloud.com/#azrock-and-pogo
Azrock and Pogo – Sonicbids
http://www.sonicbids.com/2/EPK/?epk_id=229075
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Coming Soon!
 

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

The Happy Fallen


About: The Happy Fallen

The Happy Fallen is a solo project by Neale James. He has played in many bands over the years, and played with many well respected Manchester musicians/artists including Craig Gannon (of Aztec Camera/ The Smiths), Ivor Perry (Easterhouse/The Cradle), John Bramwell (The Mouth/ I Am Kloot), Stella Grundy (Intastella), and still working on occasional musical projects with Monica Ward (The Happy Mondays/Domino Bones).

“Lost and Found” released on Aug 26th, 2015 and is a collection of old and new recordings. The older recordings have been remixed, remastered with new vocals and instruments added.

“Psychedelic Rock and Garage Rock have always seem to be linked together. Although, to me, they are quite opposites. Garage Rock has always been basic, stripped down, no-nonsense meeting of primal energy and musical instrument (or whatever object is at hand to bang, pluck or sometimes throw). Whereas Psychedelic Rock, always seemed more expansive and exploratory transcending the well-worn formula of three chord 'verse/bridge/chorus' approach.

Psychedelia is not a sound or a genre, to me. It’s a state of mind; a desire to create sounds / frequencies that resonate with alternative states of consciousness. Sometimes drug-induced, sometimes not. After all, our bodies are already loaded with plenty of 'natural drugs' without having to call the local pharmacist. Anyway, I digress. My point is that ALL MUSIC is Psychedelic in a way. It's just that some music doesn't go so far as to touch those deep dark recesses of our soul / being. But, if it makes you feel good, go with it. If not, change the frequencies until something clicks inside. That's all I do. A parametric equalizer for the soul. Keep adjusting until something clicks. All is frequency. We just gotta find the ones that make us feel good. I'm not sure what kind of music I make. I just twiddle until it feels right.

Incidentally, all these songs have been recorded using the A= 432hz tuning as opposed to the normal 440hz. I find it more natural and less uptight and compressed.

Most of these songs are quite loose, some with no real structure. I could quite happily play one chord for hours…if it was the right one.

Hope you like the tunes.

Peace folks x







































The Happy Fallen - ReverbNation
The Happy Fallen - Soundcloud
The Happy Fallen - Facebook
The Happy Fallen - Twitter
The Happy Fallen – World United Music
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The Happy Fallen - YouTube
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Friday, December 24, 2010

Promize


About: Promize

Promize® was formed in early 2000 and has several albums and movie sound tracks to their credit. They have been featured multiple times in Rolling Stone magazine turned down a deal with Sony! They blew away sound scan and hit the CMJ charts without a record deal with their first CD! They’ve had national air play and were recently named Best New Alternative Artist. They have opened for such acts as Smile Empty Soul, Bush, Poison, Peter Wolf, George Lynch, DOKKEN, LA GUNNS and many other major label acts.

Although their line-up has changed over the years, their dark and melodic sound has only gotten better with age. Promize has been working on their major label debut album for Universal Music Group with original founding members Dave Manning on drums, Leslie on vocals, long-time keys man Rob Sweeney, Scotty on bass/backing vocal, new comer Jon boy Zera on guitars and Kelly B on guitar/Vocals.

The new album entitled REASON features such ground-breaking tracks as Big Blue & Stronger than You which promises to be the album of their careers and the album that breaks the mold & changes the way people think of Modern/Alternative rock. Producing and mixing Promize’s new album is Grammy nominated producer Glen Robinson who has worked with Metallica & the Foo-Fighters. Mastering the album is the famous Howie Weinberg! The Grammy Winning master has mastered such epic albums as Nirvana’s Nevermind, Tool’s Undertow and multiple albums for The Smashing Pumpkins, Soundgarden and Helmet to name a few.

With a planned spring 2013 release date and world tour to follow, watch for Promize in a town near you! ***The Reason for Expectation Album - vocals and lyrics by Leslie Pasco & D. Manning. Music by Promize except fly and Hardly wait c/o PJ Harvey Broadcast music BMI lyrics on Fly and D. Manning Promize CD Twilight-vocals and lyrics by D. Manning music by Promize. All music ©2004, 2006, 2009, 2011, 2012




Promize – Official Website
http://www.promize.com/
Promize - ReverbNation
http://www.reverbnation.com/promize
Promize - MySpace
http://www.myspace.com/promize
Promize - Facebook
http://www.facebook.com/pages/PROMIZE/121845824494968
Promize - Twitter
https://twitter.com/IPromize
Videos!
Promize - YouTube
http://www.youtube.com/user/promizeband
Buy Music!
Promize – CD Baby
http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/promize1
Promize – Rhapsody
http://www.rhapsody.com/#artist/promize?display=alternate&_suid=13580821210290024460219247229464
Promize – eMusic
http://www.emusic.com/listen/#/artist/promize/12812082/
Promize – Amazon
http://www.amazon.com/Reason-Expectation-Promize/dp/B000CAK8JQ
Promize – Last FM
http://www.last.fm/music/Promize
Promize – Soundcloud
https://soundcloud.com/#ipromize

 

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Jen Gloeckner


About: Jen Gloeckner

All things beautiful are destructive, too, and musician Jen Gloeckner provides a taste of both in “Mouth of Mars” (2009), the long-awaited follow-up to “Miles Away” (Gloeckner’s debut album released in Europe through One Little Indian Records UK in 2005). MOJO Music Magazine in London has described Gloeckner’s sound as “spell-weaving…different, dark, ethereal, funky; an alluring big-sky, small-room mystery.” As in “Miles Away,” Gloeckner home-recorded “Mouth of Mars” in her bright orange upstairs-bedroom-turned-studio, and its “big-sky” themes are evident in more than the album’s title. Her new release is an instinct-driven exploration of primal emotion, where minimal lyrics and layers of sound evoke a universal, gut-level knowledge of desire, separation, and the sacred connection of souls.

For better or for worse, Gloeckner’s music seems to say, this is the human condition as revealed through sound—raw, dirty, brutal, healing, serene, and sacred all at once. Gloeckner describes her artistic inspiration in connection to moods and images that she receives in dreams, and her fans, too, perceive a kind of mythical, collective-unconscious underlying the music that she creates—songs that can be as unrelenting as your darkest nightmares and as redemptive as your purest desire. Gloeckner is indeed a fearsome seductress—masculine in her lyrical directness and often aggressive, driving rhythms, yet at other times as delicate with longing as a Victorian on a fainting couch. Like “Miles Away,” “Mouth of Mars” has coherence in the tightness of the oppositions it balances, and Gloeckner appears again in the persona of an ancient goddess whose scythe clears the field with one hand while it heals with the other. Pick your poison; Gloeckner’s intensity will not release you from its grip.


Attesting to this is the growing recognition of Gloeckner’s powerful sound and unique appeal within the US music industry. After releasing “Miles Away” through One Little Indian Records in 2005, Gloeckner received rave reviews worldwide in several major music magazines including MOJO Music Magazine UK, Classic Rock Magazine, and Blitz Magazine in Portugal. In 2006, the late French musician and record producer, Hector Zazou (Bjork, Suzanne Vega, John Cale, Jane Birkin, etc.) heard Jen’s song “Only 1,” and contacted her to record vocals on a song for one of his upcoming releases. Zazou traveled from France to Jen’s home studio and together they recorded his rendition of the old French pop song “O’Biche Oh Ma Biche.” In 2007, American artist Joseph Arthur heard Jen’s songs on her MySpace site and was intrigued. This led to Arthur appearing on two tracks of Jen’s new record: “Die” and “Sleep to Dream.” At the same time, acclaimed record producer, Brian McTear (Espers, Apollo Sunshine, BC Camplight, Danielson, Woven Hand, etc.) heard tracks from “Miles Away” and requested to collaborate with Jen from his Miner Street Recordings Studio in Philadelphia on what would eventually become “Mouth of Mars.” In the winter of 2008, Gloeckner traveled to Philadelphia where McTear mixed 15 of Gloeckner’s home-recorded songs and in the process, introduced Jen’s new work to Espers cellist Helena Espvall (Vashti Bunyan, Bert Jansch, Espers), who fell in love with the tracks and played on several songs for the new album including the title track “Bailing Water” and “Come In My Garden.” Canadian electric violinist Joel Zifkin (Rufus and Martha Wainwright, Emmylou Harris, Townes Van Zandt, Elvis Costello, etc.) also contributed to several tracks on the new record.


Gloeckener continues to write and record music from her home on the shores of the Mississippi, which cuts through the heart of the America and situates Jen quite aptly on the brink between light and dark, dream and wake, destruction and healing. From little room to big sky and back again, we await “what dreams may come” to this intensely powerful young musician.


Jen is currently working on a New Album, "Vine" which will be released in 2017. Check out Jen's Pledge Music Page for more info

CONTACT: Jen Gloeckner 





Counting Sheep – (Forth Coming Album: Vine - 2017)


Julia Dream – (Pink Floyd Cover - 2012)


Pulse – (Album: Mouth of Mars – 2009)


Prodical Son – Album: Miles Away – 2004)











Tuesday, December 21, 2010

3rd Echo



About: 3rd Echo

Former schoolmates Manny Reyes and Vinny Manno formed 3rd echo in 1992 as a vehicle for their mutual admiration of rock. With the help of former bassist/keyboardist Billy Madere 3rd echo was able to record two CDs, and tour non-stop for several years while garnering many friends and fans both at home in New Orleans and throughout the southeast US. But then the unexpected happened, and her name was Katrina. The fallout from the storm resulted in Billy leaving the band, and 3rd echo going into indefinite hiatus. With Billy's blessings Manny and Vinny decided to press on. Enlisting guitarist/keyboardist Mike Massel, and most recently bassist Rod John Vedros proved to be a winning combination.

The newly re-tooled powerpop foursome are creating infectious pop/rock melodies that are the product of muscular rhythms, inventive riffs, and tasty vocal harmonies - certainly a musical blend thats ethereal, yet uncompromisingly sonic.

3rd echo, think about it. Isn't it the one you anticipate the most?







3rd Echo – Official Website
http://www.3rdecho.com
3rd Echo - ReverbNation
http://www.reverbnation.com/3rdecho

3rd Echo - MySpace
http://www.myspace.com/3rdecho

3rd Echo - Facebook
http://www.facebook.com/3rdecho

3rd Echo - Twitter
http://www.twitter.com/3rdecho

3rd Echo – Pure Volume
http://www.purevolume.com/3rdecho

Buy Music!
3rd Echo - iTunes
http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/will-you-listen/id355916636
3rd Echo - Rhapsody
http://www.rhapsody.com/3rd-echo/tracks.html?sort=duration&sortdir=asc
3rd Echo - eMusic
http://www.emusic.com/artist/3rd-echo-MP3-Download/12604938.html
3rd Echo – Last FM
http://www.last.fm/music/3rd+echo

 

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Motel Motel



About: Motel Motel

Motel Motel was an indie folk/rock band based in Brooklyn, New York, with roots and influences from Denver, Colorado, Captain Cook, Hawaii, Richmond Virginia and elsewhere across the United States.

The band members were Eric Engel, John "Mickey" Theis, Timothy Sullivan, Jeremy Duvall and Erik Gundel. Motel Motel were self-described as "shwag rock" but their distinctive style had also been called "rattling, old-timey country" and "garage-Americana".

The band often played live with a string quartet.

In 2007,The band released the EP "Old York". The single "Coffee" first appeared on this EP. Coffee went on to be featured in a commercial for Crown Royal.

In 2008 they self-released their debut LP "New Denver", which NY Press named as NYC's best debut record of 2008. It was re-released in July 2009 via the record label The Rebel Group. Their last album "The Big Island" was released on August 24, 2010.

Years active: 2006 - 2011









Motel Motel - MySpace
http://www.myspace.com/motelmotel
Motel Motel - Twitter
https://twitter.com/motelmotel
Motel Motel – Day Trotter
http://www.daytrotter.com/dt/motel-motel-concert/20030716-3738068.html
Motel Motel – Wikipedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Motel_Motel
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Motel Motel - Bandcamp
http://motelmotel.bandcamp.com/
Motel Motel - Amazon
http://www.amazon.com/New-Denver-Motel/dp/B002ADPEME
Motel Motel - Insound
http://www.insound.com/Motel-Motel/A/38049/
Motel Motel – Last FM
http://www.last.fm/music/Motel+Motel

 

SideSteps


About: SideSteps

It’s All About Passion

The whole idea behind the creation of an art project was conceived in Greece in 2009. A big spectrum of ideas was stuck in the mind of Mr. SideSteps, creating a new world with its own rules, gravity and emotions. What dominated this world was passion and creativity, combined with a sense of independence. Everything was so intense in his mind it could be nothing but real.

Your Heart Is Always Telling The Truth

So, SideSteps is a brainchild of Mr. SideSteps, in a music project where music is alive. Probably that’s because the creator has studied neither music nor notes, but artistically manifests, accompanied by a keyboard and some beats in his mind, completing the whole experiment following the voices inside his heart.

The Team Always Makes It Better

One year later he moved to Belgium, where he met his two producers, Gaetan & Justin, who happen to be his fellow band mates currently. The chemistry of the team was obvious and the project moved to the next level: became capable of performing live. February - August 2010 the recording sessions of their first, self-titled EP.

First Steps

The first achievement came in September 2010, SideSteps were the winning entry for Belgium in EuroDemo Santander2016 pop/rock competition, a european contest organized by the spanish city Santander, the cultural capital of Europe for 2016. The news came out while the band was shooting the music video for The Heartbreak Song, which took place in Oslo, Norway.

It’s Nice To See It In A Video

The video for “The Heartbreak Song” was shot in Oslo, Norway by Mats Kokvik, and received plenty of compliments about its professional approach and mysterious ambient, which matched the band’s music style.

The Official Counts

March 22nd, the band officially launches the physical release of their debut, self-titled EP. Made available through an independent record shop, Lotus, everyone around the world is now able to hold something of SideSteps in their hands.

The Final Cuts

Right now, the band is preparing for live performances, receiving great comments and love by fans, building a small but loyal army, serving nothing but art.


Members:

Mr. SideSteps          (composition, lyrics, electronics, programming, vocals)

Justin Gistelinck       (production, bass)

Gaetan Vandamme   (production, drums, guitar)

Contact: sidestepsofficial@gmail.com







SideSteps – Official Website
http://www.sidestepsofficial.com/
SideSteps – Official Blog
http://sidesteps.wordpress.com/
SideSteps - MySpace
http://www.myspace.com/SideStepsOfficial
SideSteps - ReverbNation
http://www.reverbnation.com/sidesteps
SideSteps - Facebook
http://www.facebook.com/sidesteps
SideSteps - Twitter
http://twitter.com/sidesteps
SideSteps – World United Music
http://worldunitedmusic.blogspot.com/2010/12/sidesteps.html
Video!
SideSteps - YouTube
http://www.youtube.com/sidestepsofficial
SideSteps - Vimeo
http://vimeo.com/sidesteps
Buy Music!
Sidesteps – Official Store
http://www.sidestepsofficial.com/music/
SideSteps – Last FM
http://www.last.fm/music/SideSteps
SideSteps - Soundcloud
http://soundcloud.com/sidesteps
SideSteps - Bandcamp
http://sidesteps.bandcamp.com/

 

Friday, December 3, 2010

The Dodos



About: The Dodos

The Dodos began playing music together in 2005, when musician Meric Long, who had been gigging steadily in San Francisco as a solo singer-songwriter, was introduced to Logan Kroeber through a mutual friend (a college acquaintance of Long's that happened to be Kroeber's cousin).

Meric Long self-released a solo EP titled Dodo Bird in March 2006, in which Long played all the instruments. While they performed the songs from this release, Long and Kroeber met and started playing together. They worked to blend Long's training in West African “Ewe drumming” and Kroeber's experience in metal bands to create music in which "drumming could be a center role and help bring out the syncopated rhythms coming out of the acoustic guitar."

The duo released the 2006 album Beware of the Maniacs, which was self-released under the "Dodo Bird" moniker. In support of the album, Long and Kroeber toured relentlessly for most of 2007. The band began to receive critical attention and developed a growing fan base. Fans began referring to Dodo Bird simply as "The Dodos", and the band decided to change their name accordingly.

In December 2007, the Dodos were signed by Frenchkiss Records and they released their second album Visiter in March 2008, to critical acclaim.

In an April 2008 interview in the L.A. Record, Long revealed the origin of the name of Visiter. "The reason it’s misspelled is because it’s from a drawing this kid gave us. We played a show for a bunch of kids in South Central L.A.—Dorsey High. A friend’s sister [Barbara Lempel] is a special-ed teacher there, so we went down there to her class and we played for the kids and it was super fun. Then it came to the kids asking us questions and then one of the kids came up to us and he gave us a drawing with that written on it. The drawing is the cover actually of the album, and just—I dunno we liked it. Actually we used all of the drawings that the kids made in the artwork on the album. It was definitely a fun, interesting venture for us. We’d never played for kids before—we didn’t know what to expect but they were clapping and dancing."

In 2009, the song "Fools," also from the Visiter album, was featured in an advertisement for Miller Chill.

After the release of Visiter, the band included Joe Haener (formerly of The Gris Gris and Battleship) in its touring line-up, playing xylophone, toy piano and additional percussions.

Their album Time to Die was released for digital download on July 27, 2009 in the UK and July 28, 2009 in the US. The physical LP release was on August 31, 2009 in the UK and September 15, 2009 in the US. Joe Haener was replaced by Keaton Snyder during live performances.

Copies of Time To Die were sold at The Dodos' August 14 performance in Seattle, WA.

The Dodos' fourth album, No Color, was released on March 15, 2011. It features vocal contributions from Neko Case. Vibraphonist Keaton Snyder is featured on this record, but is not part of the band. As of March 24, 2011 the album has peaked at No. 70 on the US charts. The band was chosen by Les Savy Fav to perform at the ATP Nightmare Before Christmas festival that they co-curated in December 2011 in Minehead, England.

The Dodos are known for using an alternate instrumental approach. Logan Kroeber plays on a drum kit without a bass drum, playing often on the rims of the drums, and also uses a tambourine taped to his shoe. During live performances they have a third member playing a vibraphone, a drum, and two cymbals placed on each other (like a hihat). Meric Long plays mainly acoustic and semi-acoustic guitars during performances, but he also owns a Springtime and a Tafelberg drum guitar built by Yuri Landman. Long has been known to favor using his fingertips instead of a guitar pick


















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