Wounded Ego releases new LP ‘I Do’

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The composer and performer of contemporary rock music known as Wounded Ego has released his latest collection of original songs, titled, “I Do.” The album is composed of 16 original tracks for an approximate total listening time of one hour. A record that blends classic rock roots with the catchiness of pop and the introspection of a singer-songwriter, “I Do” by Wounded Ego represents some of the most creative independent sound since the invention of the indie record label. At the time of this writing he’s ranked #6 on ReverbNation’s “Other” chart category, based on the popularity of his music on social media, Youtube, etc.

 

Wounded Ego cites as main artistic influences such legends as the Beatles, CSNY, Sting, Bach and Fanny Crosby. The general timbre of his record shows elements of each of these but sparkles most in its individuality. The tracks on “I Do” are widely varied, one of the record’s chief charms. There are rock songs about Irish independence, sad songs of regret, bitter and angry songs, whimsical songs, jazzy songs, upbeat songs and downbeat songs. His instrumentation, also, includes an array of difference.

 

Speaking candidly of his beginnings in music, Wounded Ego writes, “At about 13 I wanted to be a rock star but I never seemed able to learn a complete song. I was somewhat ADHD. But at about 16 I joined a church band and the simple verse chorus thing really got drummed into me. After that I got the bridge and started socking out heartfelt songs that everyone could relate to. Soon I was able to add more complex and diverse styles but always stayed true to that solid foundation of strong melodies over a compelling beat.”

 

Much of the lyrical poetry in “I Do” is personal in nature, though this is not the crux of the record.

 

“The songs on the album are very different from one another stylistically,” writes Wounded Ego, “but each has a tight marriage between melody and lyric and resonates a distinct emotion. Some songs might pass for ‘pop’ but mostly they are the stuff of ‘classic rock’ — timeless.”

 

Wounded Ego is the professional stage name of Bill Ross, of Delray Beach, Florida. His current projects include collaborating on a musical drama set in the period of the American Reconstruction, a country duet of the title track, “I Do,” which features Grammy-nominated Lydia Salnikova and the celebrated independent artist, B. Sterling. This duet is well positioned to be a classic for country weddings for years to come. He appears on the “I Do” LP with his wife of 27 years, Connie, who sings with him on “Connie Connie Connie.”

 

“I Do” by Wounded Ego is available online worldwide.

 

-S. McCauley

Staff Press Release Writer

MondoTunes

 

ARTIST CONTACT INFO:

 

eMail – woundedegomusic@gmail.com

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Super Super release debut EP ‘Live in the City’

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The power pop crew from Rockford, IL known as Super Super have released their debut EP album, titled, “Live in the City.” The record is comprised of four original rock tracks for an approximate total listening time of 12 minutes. It has been released on the Respectable Records music label.

 

Super Super cite as main artistic influences such popular bands as Cheap Trick, Big Star, Jimmy Eat World, Weezer, Foo Fighters, Arctic Monkeys, and Superdrag, all of whom build their walls of sound with a catchy combination of vocal harmonies and melodic guitars. Like these bands, Super Super have a stalwart faith in great guitar tones and solid, natural songwriting, and it’s a faith that steadily pays off.

 

The Super-Super style is upbeat, friendly, and unstoppably groovy, built on seemingly simple rhythms that build to bursting in every track. A kind of patient aggression flows in strong undercurrents through their music, full of verve and vivacity that envelops the listener with the ambiance of a relentlessly good time. This undeniably fun sonic experience is at least partially due to the palpable chemistry of the band members.

 

Vocalist, guitarist and keyboardist Mark Gustafson, drummer David Doyle, Jr., and bassist Ian Zander (son of Cheap Trick vocalist Robin) have been playing together for more than ten years. They spent much of this time playing in the popular Midwest band, the Avatars.

 

Regarding the Avatars, Jim DeRogatis writes for the Chicago Sun-Times in 2008, “It seems as if the power-pop torch will never be extinguished in these parts, and that’s a good thing, at least when bands like the Avatars can make that familiar Big Star/Cheap Trick/Material Issue/Matthew Sweet formula of huge guitars, massive choruses and thundering drums sound [this] fresh and vital…”

 

“Live in the City” represents a particularly satisfying triumph for Super Super, too, as it features the lighting guitar work of Cheap Trick’s own Rick Neilsen, thundering out one of his titanic signature solos for their record’s title track. Additionally, the EP was mastered by Steve Rooke at London’s legendary Abbey Road Studios. A special version mastered especially for iTunes was also produced (link provided below).

 

“Live in the City” by Super Super is available online worldwide.

 

-S. McCauley

Staff Press Release Writer

MondoTunes

 

ARTIST CONTACT INFO:

 

Live in the City” by Super Super, iTunes Edition –

 

https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/live-in-the-city-ep/id775068944

 

eMail –

 

geoff@respectableartists.com

Websites –

http://www.respectablerecords.com/

 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Super-Super/165715626835070?ref=profile

 

Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/supersupermusic/live-in-the-city-featuring

Anaya release debut EP ‘Rewoven Patterns’

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The progressive metal quartet from the United States known as Anaya have released their debut EP record album, titled, “Rewoven Patterns.” The record is comprised of four original tracks for an approximate total listening time of twenty minutes. It has been proudly published as an independent release on the Anaya Productions music records label. A dark, high-octane and extremely flammable quatrain of songs, “Rewoven Patterns” represents an exceptionally worthy addition to the American catalog of progressive metal, and to heavy metal music in general.

 

“Rewoven Patterns” is the first official Anaya record to feature every member of the band: vocalist Abel Alvarado, bassist Andrew Hooley, drummer Clay Straughan, and guitarist Cody Montague. They cite as main artistic influences legends and founding music titans of prog metal such as Meshuggah and Cynic. Likewise, their musical character retains much of the sound, tone and style of the experimental metal pioneers who laid the groundwork before them, such as Pantera and Neurosis.

 

Taking certain cues from “doom” metal and other latter-day subgenres, the Anaya sound is more melodic at times than that of many prog-metal bands that have come before. Anaya use this to great advantage. The tireless riffing of their guitars is not unlike the sonorous rising and falling of fiery violin solos. These soar atop a boiling, roiling pit of undulating, walking bass lines and drums that thunder Zeus-like throughout their album. Their vocals have range, punch, and scope, and Anaya includes a variety of singing styles in their music to keep listeners guessing. As shadowy as their “Rewoven Patterns” is – and its sonic soul is truly black – it is also more colorfully creative than much of what the progressive metal genre produces.

 

Hailing from the Denver, CO area, Anaya have been headlining metal concerts and gracing the waves of local metal radio programs in preparation for the landmark release of “Rewoven Patterns.” With an ever-growing and ravenous fan base, their EP is hitting online stores with plenty of anticipation. Their official BandCamp page promises that, “A full-length LP is currently in the works and is expected to be released early 2014.”

 

“Rewoven Patterns” by Anaya is available online worldwide.

 

-S. McCauley

Staff Press Release Writer

MondoTunes

 

ARTIST CONTACT INFO:

 

Media and Booking –

anayamusicus@gmail.com

 

Website –

 

http://anayaband.bandcamp.com/album/rewoven-patterns-ep
https://www.facebook.com/anayaband

Jah Ghatti to release new EP early 2014

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The reggae music artist known as Jah Ghatti is slated to release his new extended-play record album in February of 2014. The news comes from sources close to Jah Ghatti’s own record label, D.O.V. Production (usually stylized D.O.V Production). It is currently unknown how many tracks will be featured on the new Ghatti EP, but it will be the most significant release from him since his official YouTube video, “State of Mind,” hit the Internet in December of 2013. His “State of Mind” song is expected to be showcased as a single from the upcoming EP, perhaps as a title track.

 

A longtime music fan and performer of contemporary reggae, Jah Ghatti has been crafting songs in music studios for many years, and performs often onstage in Europe and abroad. One of his most talked about appearances in recent days was at the Afrika Karibik Festival in Aschaffenburg, Germany, on August 16 of 2013, from which myriad videos have been made available for viewing online.

 

Jah Ghatti was born Delmar Valentine in the Grantspen area of Kingston, Jamaica. Grantspen has long been considered one of the most dangerous places in the Caribbean in which to make one’s home. Having resided now for some time in Frankfurt, Germany, Jah Ghatti often takes time in his music to speak about growing up in the ghetto, about how to rise above one’s own circumstances, and that, as his song relates, “Ghetto is a state of mind.” He is renowned for writing positive and enriching lyrics to uplift the individual in today’s tumultuous society.

 

Jah Ghatti’s new EP is expected to be published online around the world circa February, 2014.

 

-S. McCauley

Staff Press Release Writer

MondoTunes

 

ARTIST CONTACT INFO:

 

eMail / Website –

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Jah-ghatti/185420578176250

Maddy Engh releases new album ‘A Babe of Her Own’

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The chanteuse of country and bluegrass known as Maddy Engh has released her latest record, titled, “A Babe of Her Own.” Being comprised of seven original tracks for an approximate total listening time of 25 minutes, the album lies somewhere between a long extended-play and a shorter LP record. “A Babe of Her Own” by Maddy Engh has been released on the SMT Records music label, which has been gaining in both scope and recognition since its rise to prominence in the independent country music scene. In addition to Engh, SMT also sports the work of such renowned and well-respected country and bluegrass artists as Karen B Martin and “Bad Boy” Troy Tipton.

 

Madeleine “Maddy” Engh makes her music on her small farm near Mission, British Columbia. She cites as main artistic influences such singer-songwriters as Hank Snow, Johnny and June Carter Cash, Loretta Lynn, and Wilf Carter. Intuitively, her own style is a genuine, contemporary example of true American folk music, usually categorized in the bluegrass or country genres. Her trilling, natural voice is delicately feminine and pretty, yet strong and sonorous as well. Engh characterizes her guitar-and-vocals sound as that of a “front porch plunker,” which humble stage was, of course, the actual birthplace of bluegrass, country and folk music to begin with.

 

Asked to describe the themes discussed in her new album, Engh writes simply, “The simple things in life are still the most important things.”

 

The title track of her record, “A Babe of Her Own,” was written by Engh while watching her young granddaughter picking daisies in the field, just as her daughter had done at the same age. It is merely one of over 300 songs composed by Engh, who is now 77, yet the album represents her official debut as a published musician on a record label. The album, originally recorded as a demo to showcase her songs to artists in need of material, garnered much attention as naturally performed by Engh, herself. It was appropriately released as an album – or “babe” – of her own.

 

“This is not for recognition,” writes Engh, “nor is it for fame and fortune – this is the realization of my dream to someday have my music recorded. I went into a studio, had some fun, and came out with an album.”

 

“A Babe of Her Own” by Maddy Engh is available online worldwide.

 

-S. McCauley

Staff Press Release Writer

MondoTunes

 

ARTIST CONTACT INFO:

 

eMail –

denim.rose@shaw.ca

Website –

www.maddyengh.com

Funeral Strippers release new LP ‘There’s a Time and a Place for Dancing’

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The music artists from Melbourne, Australia known as Funeral Strippers have released their broadly anticipated debut LP record album, “There’s a Time and a Place for Dancing.” The record is comprised of 15 original tracks for an approximate total listening time of a full hour, making for a satisfying and comprehensive introduction to this wildly creative and dark dance-music crew. Funeral Strippers are signed to the Funstrip Records music label.

 

The sound of Funeral Strippers is based on traditional house music principles rounded out with analog and live instrumentation, as well as some extremely talented and tasteful vocal performances. Their seemingly innate knack for undeniably catchy and intriguing songwriting is among their chief qualities, and the album plays front-to-back in a cohesive and consistent chain of top-notch singles. More succinctly: every song on “There’s a Time and a Place for Dancing” is clearly worthy of Top-40 radio play.

 

Asked to cite some main artistic influences, Funeral Strippers decline to comment, but speak candidly of the themes explored on their debut LP.

 

“The things we fear the most,” they write, “have already happened to us. The world is full of surprises. Never lose your power to dream.”

 

Attributes of the early industrial music culture make up much of the Funeral Strippers’ character and delivery. They are renowned for their arresting live performance and striking stage presence. Faces painted ghost white, eyes rimmed with black and with lips made to appear sewn closed, they would make a fearsome sight were it not for their exuberant, fun-loving attitudes and indomitable, wide smiles. Their music, likewise, is tinged with undertones of the macabre, but sounds optimistic and uplifting overall, with vibrant back beats and playfully aggressive melodies.

 

Their self-titled single, “The Funeral Strippers” forms the second track of their new record and has been released with an energetic and endlessly fun official music video (link provided below).

 

“There’s a Time and a Place for Dancing” by Funeral Strippers is available online worldwide. Get in early.

 

-S. McCauley

Staff Press Release Writer

MondoTunes

 

ARTIST CONTACT INFO:

 

The Funeral Strippers” Official Music Video –

 

http://youtu.be/f3Rwr9mLzWk

 

eMail –

adrianklineberg@bigpond.com

 

Website –

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Funeral-Strippers/420621088054619
Twitter –
FUNERALSTRIPPERS@Storm1912

Faulconer releases new single ‘History’

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The singer and songwriter of pop rock music known as Faulconer has released her latest single, titled, “History.” The track is the most significant official release from Faulconer since her acclaimed and award-winning tracks, “Phoenix,” “Slow Down,” and “Take Me Away,” which songs featured Chet McCracken (Doobie Brothers), Raymond Herrera (Fear Factory), and DJs Lorenzo Lellini and Handsome Rob, respectively. In addition to the myriad and remarkable performance skills of Faulconer, herself, “History” features the talents of Marilyn Manson drummer, Jason Sutter. The song has been released on the Chicago-based Poze Records music label.

 

The sound of “History” is rooted in heavy alternative rock, embellished by strong bass lines and crowning melodic guitar riffs. Led by female vocalist Kristen Faulconer, herself, the resulting tone is aggressive and heavy-hitting, well-suited to Faulconer’s decrying lyrical themes. These themes revolve around personal struggle, courageousness, and rebirth.

 

“My music is about empowering and uplifting people,” writes Faulconer. “I am an abuse survivor, and I wrote many of my songs about the abuse I endured, also my struggles with being adopted while trying to maintain a mainstream appeal.”

 

The heartfelt meanings of her songs may often be surmised by the song titles. The pertinence of names like “Phoenix” and “History” is clear when taken in the context of her inspirations.

 

Faulconer writes, “Now that I am rehabilitated, my mission is to use my music to inspire and help people in the same situation, and all people through their struggles in life. My focus is to write music that has a message. I am a survivor and throughout the toughest times in my life all I had was my music, it spoke to me. Now I am creating music to do the same, it is an outlet for expression.”

 

Faulconer cites among her main artistic influences Marilyn Manson, the Doobie Brothers, Metallica, and Def Leppard, as well as Jason Sutter and Chet McCracken, with whom she has worked.

 

“I write [my music] with passion, from experience and from my heart,” Faulconer says. “My hope is to reach out to my listeners and inspire them to make healthy decisions in their life and to choose to be in healthy relationships. My music is an emotional release of how I feel and I can be brutally honest. Too often we are unable to speak our truth and so I try to create an outlet that we can all relate to. My hope is to unite my listeners by creating something that is universal.”

 

Faulconer offers an open invitation to visit her freely available group on Facebook, “Revolution Against Abuse.” RAA is a forum where persons may learn about abuse, ask questions, find answers, and “to educate yourself on what it looks like, what it feels like, what you can do if your are victim to abuse and how you can help others and stand with me in my campaign against abuse.” (Link provided below).

 

Faulconer has won awards for her music at the X-Poze-Ing Music Awards, Akademia Awards, and the Malibu Music Awards, along with a long chain of nominations.

 

“History” by Faulconer featuring Jason Sutter is available online worldwide.

 

-S. McCauley

Staff Press Release Writer

MondoTunes

 

ARTIST CONTACT INFO:

 

eMail –

pozeproductions.pozerecordsinc@gmail.com

Revolution Against Abuse Website –

 

http://www.facebook.com/groups/134601396658000/

Poze Records Website –

http://pozeproductions.com/

 

Twitter –

 

https://twitter.com/Kfaulconer

https://twitter.com/pozeproductions