Jack Mack and the Heart Attack Horns release new EP ‘Lookin’ Up’

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Jack Mack and the Heart Attack Horns have released their new EP, titled, “Lookin’ Up,” to broad critical and fan acclaim. The band, who not long ago celebrated their 30th anniversary as the “Hardest Working Band in Soul Business,” are famous for having kept a tireless musical inertia since the release of their hit record in 1980, “Cardiac Party,” and before. Their deep-groove blend of rock ‘n’ soul music has provided the upbeat backdrops for movies such as “Police Academy,” “Jersey Girl,” and “Short Circuit,” as well as enough material for several LP albums, both live and studio-recorded. Based in Los Angeles, their talents have been widely sought after for decades of A-list parties hosted by celebrities such as Whoopi Goldberg, Tom Arnold, Steve Jobs, and George Lucas.

The sound of “Lookin’ Up” proves that Jack Mack and the Heart Attack Horns haven’t aged like fine wine, as the cliché goes, because The Heart Attack simply hasn’t aged at all. The new EP record is like an elevated Chicago train that doubles as a time machine, whisking the listener away to the days of Motown, when real funk used blasts from a hot brass section to emphasize walking bass lines and punctuate the bright flickety-flick of a disco-style rhythm guitar. Fans of James Brown, Tower of Power and Otis Redding will be enthusiastically impressed and gladdened by this thundering record.
Jack Mack and the Heart Attack Horns is fronted by Oak-Ridge born, New-Orleans raised Mark Campbell, who was singing gospel, soul, R&B, and southern rock in the French Quarter by the age of 16, four and five nights weekly. His vocals are impossibly precise, yet raw and rich, studio-perfect, yet entirely live and natural, proving him capable of improvising new turns of phrase in every iteration.

Every instrumentalist on the record is a giant in the industry, and the female backing vocals are fantastic, as well. Featured players include, but in no way are limited to: Les Lovitt (Eagles), Terry Landry (Luis Miguel), Roy Weigand (The Who), Davey Faragher (Elvis Costello), Carlos Murguia (Rikki Lee Jones), and Les Falconer (Keb Mo); Emmy and BMI Award winner E.G. “Snuffy” Walden; pianist Reese Wynans (Allman Brothers, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Buddy Guy); and Rock-and-Roll Hall of Fame honoree Julie Delgado (John Mayer, Stevie Wonder, Janet Jackson);

Music fans who have not yet been introduced to the Jack Mack and the Heart Attack Horns experience can do so online worldwide beginning spring, 2013, when their five-song EP “Lookin’ Up” goes on sale for the mellow price of $4.99.

-S. McCauley

Staff Press Release Writer

MondoTunes

The EP “Lookin’ Up” is distributed globally by MondoTunes (www.MondoTunes.com) and is available at iTunes for convenient purchase and download

MondoTunes (www.mondotunes.com) supplies the largest music distribution in the world and provides upstream services for many major labels in search of breakout artists. While most independent distributors reach only 45-50 retailers despite charging needless monthly and yearly fees, MondoTunes reaches over 750 retailers and mobile partners in over 100 world regions without any monthly or yearly fees.

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Tray Chaney releases debut EP ‘Hungry, Humble, Honest, Vol. I’

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Tray Chaney, the actor best known for his role as Poot in HBO’s hit program, “The Wire,” has released his debut hip hop EP, titled, “Hungry, Humble, Honest Vol. I.” The album is comprised of six solid tracks with the traditional urban underground sound, but without the typical hip hop themes of cash, grass, and promiscuity to accompany it.

 

In fact, Chaney has made quite a name for his new rap career with his hit single and video, “Live,” which is subtitled as his “World AIDS Anthem.” The track encourages sexually active people to use their brains before engaging other portions of their bodies. To emphasize this point, Chaney’s video was shot on location at the AIDS Memorial Quilt.

 

This is typical of Chaney’s rap in this first official offering – it is intellectual, respectable, dignified, and fantastically poetic. His rhymes are slick, quick, and seemingly off the cuff. He turns phrases like an F1 car turns corners. The beats bump, the groove is deep, and true to the title of the record, Chaney’s lines are nothing but true, true, true.

 

“I want to give the fans all of my personal experiences,” says the up and coming rap artist. “’Hungry’ represents me wanting to put my all in whatever I do. ‘Humble’ represents how I appreciate all the joy and pain to a certain extent that I have experienced. It makes me a better person. ‘Honest’ gives that true essence of how I feel about certain situations. You will be able to hear the honesty throughout the whole EP.”

 

He’s right, too. One can tell that the man isn’t fooling with his audience, simply by listening.

 

The world can judge for itself, though. “Hungry, Humble, Honest, Vol. I” is available online worldwide in spring of 2013.

 

-S. McCauley

Staff Press Release Writer

MondoTunes

 

The EP “Hungry, Humble, Honest, Vol. I” is distributed globally by MondoTunes (www.MondoTunes.com) and is available at iTunes for convenient purchase and download

 

MondoTunes (www.mondotunes.com) supplies the largest music distribution in the world and provides upstream services for many major labels in search of breakout artists. While most independent distributors reach only 45-50 retailers despite charging needless monthly and yearly fees, MondoTunes reaches over 750 retailers and mobile partners in over 100 world regions without any monthly or yearly fees.

 

ARTIST CONTACT INFO:

 

eMail –

mrtraychaney@gmail.com

website –

www.traychaneyblog.tumblr.com

Vaughty releases new electronica single ‘Endless Road’

 

The music artist known as Vaughty has released his newest electronica single, titled, “Endless Road,” on the Aggro Monkey Records label. The song is a dance-floor friendly anthem with upbeat, emotionally charged chord progressions, and 80s-style synth instrumentation. Fans of Vaughty’s underground cult-classic, “Warm Inside,” will not be disappointed by the familiar new-wave sensibilities Vaughty loves to fill his music with, and which keep listeners clamoring for more from the young and endlessly fun composer.

 

Perhaps most remarkable about this latest Vaughty single, which is an instant classic and for which he is certain to be known in short time, is how time flies when one listens to it. At just under five minutes long, the track is relatively comprehensive, yet it seems over just as soon as it has started. This temporal shift is not unlike the experience of “Warm Inside,” which is approximately the same length and also seems to always end too soon. Vaughty music – and “Endless Road” in particular – inspires a yearning need for more Vaughty music. It’s addicting. One chain-smokes his singles in repetition.

 

Part of the unstoppable flavor of “Endless Road” is that Vaughty has re-orchestrated the track from a nearly forgotten song of yesteryear, with which he fell in love and felt compelled to recreate it from his own vision, like da Vinci painting the Mona Lisa.

 

“It’s a cover song,” Vaughty says of this. “It was originally written by Alides Hidding and performed by his band, the Time Bandits, in 1985.”

 

The Bandits’ distinctive eighties feel is retained, and even polished up by Vaughty’s rendition. He has also added the more nineteen-nineties elements for which his music is famed and adored, many attributes of which he shares with early electronica bands like Depeche Mode.

 

His vocals, provided by himself in his shadowy, yet strangely comforting tone, are far more stylistic than those of the original. The enrapturing, angelic voice of frequent Vaughty collaborator, Jenny Palmer, make “Endless Road” a work of such delicate finery that no music fan can ignore the secret treasure that is Vaughty any longer.

 

Fortunately, no music fan has to. “Endless Road” is available online worldwide beginning spring of 2013. Very un-fortunately, however, the Vaughty LP is still some time off. At least the world can content itself with this little piece of musical perfection in the meantime.

 

-S. McCauley

Staff Press Release Writer

MondoTunes

 

The single “Endless Road” is distributed globally by MondoTunes (www.MondoTunes.com) and is available at iTunes for convenient purchase and download

 

MondoTunes (www.mondotunes.com) supplies the largest music distribution in the world and provides upstream services for many major labels in search of breakout artists. While most independent distributors reach only 45-50 retailers despite charging needless monthly and yearly fees, MondoTunes reaches over 750 retailers and mobile partners in over 100 world regions without any monthly or yearly fees.

 

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iamvaughty@gmail.com

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http://www.facebook.com/vaughty

 

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The June Rise releases new LP ‘Of Raging Waters’

The instrumental music project known as The June Rise has released its latest LP, titled, “Of Raging Waters,” to clamorous, universal applause. The album is utterly, shockingly unique, and beautiful to its core. It is a musical representation of order from chaos, cohesion from abstracts, intelligence through incomprehensibility. It is absolutely impossible to quantify, except that no portion of the record consists of anything but wild gorgeousness, untrammeled genius, and the unpretentious creativity of one of the music world’s most adventurous composers since John McLaughlin and his Mahavishnu Orchestra.

 

The June Rise is the musical pen name of Mark Yodice, who personally composes and arranges all of the music on “Of Raging Waters.”

 

“[I’ve] loved music from day one,” he writes of his musical past. “Always listening at home; especially fascinated by the guitar at an early age; began playing as a teen and have been ever since…”

 

While the end result of The June Rise is only implausibly communicated in language, elements can be reasonably extracted for examination. There is a healthy dose of jazz in the album, as well as classical, folk, and progressive rock inspirations.

 

A great many artistic and philosophical attributes are also present. Postmodernism abounds in “Of Raging Waters.” Deconstructionism is also present in the way Yodice breaks apart seemingly predictable movements and rebuilds entirely new projections from them. There is even a suggestion of the multidimensional nature of time and space – if this can be believed – in his simultaneous, differing melodies, which often braid together without blending, fading in and out of one another with various and inconstant interrelations.

 

The June Rise, himself, puts it far more succinctly:

 

“It’s an instrumental record,” he says. “A friend expressed it really nicely – it’s a reflection of our shifting and often overwhelming emotional seas. The title alludes to this, too.”

 

Intuitively, he names as main musical influences a grab bag of entirely different artists, such as Juana Molina, Bjork, Egberto Gismonti, Bill Evans, The Beatles, Americana, Bela Bartok, the Tin Hat Trio, and “all sorts of ethnic and ‘world’ music, like Amiina and Badi Assad.”

 

No amount of music-listening experience can prepare the hearer for “Of Raging Waters” by The June Rise. Fortunately, however, none is needed. Its excellence is not an acquired taste.

 

In fact, The June Rise is a musical experience all its own, one that nobody’s appreciation of art is intact without hearing. “Of Raging Waters” is available online worldwide in spring, 2013.

 

-S. McCauley

Staff Press Release Writer

MondoTunes

 

The LP “Of Raging Waters” is distributed globally by MondoTunes (www.MondoTunes.com) and is available at iTunes for convenient purchase and download

 

MondoTunes (www.mondotunes.com) supplies the largest music distribution in the world and provides upstream services for many major labels in search of breakout artists. While most independent distributors reach only 45-50 retailers despite charging needless monthly and yearly fees, MondoTunes reaches over 750 retailers and mobile partners in over 100 world regions without any monthly or yearly fees.

 

ARTIST CONTACT INFO:

 

eMail –

thejunerise@gmail.com

website –

http://www.junerise.com (pending)

 

Twitter:

 

twitter.com/TheJuneRise

Constance Alex George releases new single ‘I’ll Be There’

The gospel R ‘n’ B singer Constance Alex George has released her newest single track, titled, “I’ll Be There.” Hot on the heels of her recent hit music video, “My Destiny,” Alex George’s “I’ll Be There” is slated to be a chart-topping radio triumph, as well as an instant Internet radio smash success. The Colorado-born singer of film scores such as “Some One for Me” and “He Doesn’t Know It” is also the head of Clex Records, Inc., on which label this newest single, “I’ll Be There,” has been published.

 

Having begun her singing career at the age of 12 at her local church, Constance Alex George has been making steady headway in the contemporary gospel and R ‘n’ B music scenes ever since. Her usual themes of spiritual steadfastness, unshakable faith, and the adoration of her Lord and Savior are omnipresent throughout her work. In this, “I’ll Be There” is no different.

 

“This single has a message for every one,” writes Alex George. “Encouragement, inspiration, the hope for a better tomorrow… It hits hard on the struggles that we all face day-to-day, and pushes you to keep your head up high and try again.”

 

Her proverbs are communicated in plain English, and to which enlightening epigrams anyone in any circumstance can relate.

 

“Even if you fail, you can do it,” councils the chanteuse, “just rise up and try again. Even when you feel alone, you are not alone. God will always be there. He understands, and will always be there for you, no matter the situation.”

 

The rising success of Constance Alex George stands as clear proof for thousands of fans that He has certainly not forsaken her in her own musical quest. She names as main musical influences the likes of Shirley Caesar, Toni Braxton, Kirk Franklin, and Adele, names which her own may soon be joining in the chronicles of America’s most beautiful, clarion, and crystal-clear voices.

 

“I’ll Be There” by Constance Alex George is available worldwide in spring of 2013.

 

-S. McCauley

Staff Press Release Writer

MondoTunes

 

The single “I’ll Be There” is distributed globally by MondoTunes (www.MondoTunes.com) and is available at iTunes for convenient purchase and download

 

MondoTunes (www.mondotunes.com) supplies the largest music distribution in the world and provides upstream services for many major labels in search of breakout artists. While most independent distributors reach only 45-50 retailers despite charging needless monthly and yearly fees, MondoTunes reaches over 750 retailers and mobile partners in over 100 world regions without any monthly or yearly fees.

 

ARTIST CONTACT INFO:

 

eMail –

info@constancealex.com

website –

http://www.constancealexgeorge.com

 

Twitter:

 

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Jaded Ibis Productions releases compilation LP ‘Edible Flowers’

 

The eclectic and forward-thinking publishing house, Jaded Ibis Productions, has released its newest brainchild in the form of a compilation LP, titled, “Edible Flowers.” The comp contains 16 original tracks for just under an hour’s worth of ingenious listening. The record rallies the sonic and literary artistry of many Jaded Ibis writers, and serves as a marvelous introduction for readers and listeners alike to one of North America’s most imaginative and adventurous publishers.

 

These tracks cover a broad spectrum of genres and make for an exceptionally intellectual experience. “Edible Flowers” is suitable for a surprisingly elastic array of circumstances, as well, such as a respectable and interesting background for a cocktail party, driving around town, personal listening, and more. Some tracks contain material of a shocking, mature nature, though this is for purposes of artistic expression and by no means warrants the obligatory “Parental Advisory” sticker.

 

“Monster” by Resident Anti-Hero is not unlike the brutal, beer-bottle honesty of Charles Bukowski, for instance, and the tone of “Logical Conclusion,” by Yasutoshi Yoshida, is reminiscent of the stone-cold sociopathy of Chuck Palahniuk’s characters. These are perhaps the grittiest tracks, but artists OC Notes and Lisa Dank also boast three funky, deep-groove songs decorated with rarefied writing of a highly sexual and socially conscious nature.

 

A strong, beautiful digital music presence exists on the album, too. Patch Rubin’s tracks are lofty piano compositions mixed with ambient digital orchestration for a refined, spacious sound. Paul D. Miller (often billed as DJ Spooky) creates remarkable, striking digital remixes of classical compositions from Bach.

 

Other tracks on “Edible Flowers” are more stylistically traditional. John Gallagher provides a magnificent track of guitar and vocals called “No One Told Me I Was Going to Disappear,” which has a slightly Latin-flavored tone and gorgeous, folk-music sensibility. “Ready to Burn” features the combination of Tornado in a Jar’s flawless guitar playing and Betsy Carney’s fresh, unadorned vocals. These tracks easily exceed the quality of most singer-songwriter pieces on mainstream radio today.

 

Among the most literary pieces comes material taken from “Your Metaforest Guidebook” by Anna Joy Springer, Rachel Carns, and Tara Jane O’Neill. These three spoken-word songs form a psycho-spiritual, metaphysical, and highly poetic exodus into the multifarious possibilities of being.

 

In addition to being a collection of the finest sonic art available today, Jaded Ibis’ “Edible Flowers” also represents the high-minded principles of its publishers. Half of the net proceeds from the sales of the record will benefit the Wild Salmon Center, a non-profit organization protecting the last, best wild salmon ecosystems of the Pacific Rim. Jaded Ibis is noted for widespread ecological involvement, as well as for respecting their authors with far greater royalty shares than typical publishing houses.

 

“Edible Flowers” by Jaded Ibis Productions is available online worldwide in spring of 2013.

 

-S. McCauley

Staff Press Release Writer

MondoTunes

 

The LP “Edible Flowers” is distributed globally by MondoTunes (www.MondoTunes.com) and is available at iTunes for convenient purchase and download

 

MondoTunes (www.mondotunes.com) supplies the largest music distribution in the world and provides upstream services for many major labels in search of breakout artists. While most independent distributors reach only 45-50 retailers despite charging needless monthly and yearly fees, MondoTunes reaches over 750 retailers and mobile partners in over 100 world regions without any monthly or yearly fees.

 

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questions@jadedibisproductions.com

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http://jadedibisproductions.com

 

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Dead Man’s Thoughts releases new single ‘Nothing Left to Do’

The punk rock crew known as Dead Man’s Thoughts have released their newest single, “Nothing Left to Do,” on Honey Bunny Records. The track heralds the coming of their forthcoming LP record, “Dusty Road to Nowhere.” The overall sound of “Nothing Left to Do” immediately recalls UK legends The Clash, but a minimalist approach to the instrumentation and structure of the song, as well as a lurking, restrained undercurrent of aggression that permeates the track, hints at Dead Man’s Thoughts’ more explosive nature.

 

A look at their charging, riotous 2012 LP, “Ayahuasca,” gives the listener a fuller idea of what “Dusty Road to Nowhere” is likely to entail. One must consider especially the open-minded creativity that resulted in tracks 10 and 12 of that excellent record. Like these surprising songs on “Ayahuasca,” the single “Nothing Left to Do” is a punk rock song from the heart and soul of punk culture, and it says more about the band’s bulletproof artistic integrity than it does about playing hard, fast, and loud.

 

Since the nineteen-nineties, many listeners have considered the term “punk” to be synonymous with one-two beats, harmonic overtones, and simple, pop-music chord progressions the likes of which bands like Green Day and The Offspring made famous. Real music fans know better, though. The punk rock of the seventies and eighties was, on many levels, much more complex, a music scene absolutely exploding with variety and innovation. In many other ways it was also far more basic and musically fundamental. “Nothing Left to Do” proves that modern bands like Dead Man’s Thoughts are the proper inheritors of this versatile, unbounded sound.

 

The guitar tones of “Nothing Left…” are bright, yet edgy, its bass lines prominent, active and agile. Its drums are clever and jazzy, yet unpretentious, utilizing a garage-style kit. True to traditional punk principles, DMT’s vocals are direct, raw, and delivered without frills or flamboyance, but also characterized by a high degree of natural skill, something that has never been a prerequisite in the scene.

 

“The whole album is changing its face like the weather,” writes Dead Man’s Thoughts of their upcoming album. “One moment you’re looking into the skies and thinking about having a good time, the next you’re hit by a song like a bolt from the blue. It`s just like life…”

 

“Nothing Left to Do” by Dead Man’s Thoughts is available online everywhere beginning April 26, 2013.

 

-S. McCauley

Staff Press Release Writer

MondoTunes

 

The single “Nothing Left to Do” is distributed globally by MondoTunes (www.MondoTunes.com) and is available at iTunes for convenient purchase and download

 

MondoTunes (www.mondotunes.com) supplies the largest music distribution in the world and provides upstream services for many major labels in search of breakout artists. While most independent distributors reach only 45-50 retailers despite charging needless monthly and yearly fees, MondoTunes reaches over 750 retailers and mobile partners in over 100 world regions without any monthly or yearly fees.

 

ARTIST CONTACT INFO:

 

eMail –

dmt@honeybunnyrecords.de