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Posted By: CRED
Thu, Dec 02, 2021

Rooming House

By: Eric Martinez


Musical Style: Rock and roll, Psychedelic rock

Musical Influences: Ray Wyllie Hubbard, The Rolling Stones, Michael Houser

Musical Inspiration: Michael Houser's slow simple chord progressions inspired this track., The slow simple guitar progressions of Michael Houser.

Artist Statement: I was playing the music for Todd Nance at Daniel Hutchen's house one night and Todd started singing this beautiful melody to the song. I grabbed my phone and started recording it. Later I sent the music and some lyrics to Danny and he added some music and wrote these great lyrics. Since the recording of this song both Danny (May 2021) and Todd (August 2020) have passed away and Danny and I figured this was the last song (May 2017) Todd ever wrote. Danny wrote until the day he died. The last of which we wrote together is the last song on this record., I was showing this music to Todd Nance one night at Daniel Hutchens’s house and he started singing this beautiful melody to it. I grabbed my phone and started recording. I later sent the music and some lyrics to Danny and he added some music and had written these wonderful lyrics about a weekend in Tennessee. Mike “Spanky” McClure is on bass, John Neff  is on pedal steel, and Micah Munro is on background vocals. Since writing this song Danny (May 2021) and Todd (August 2020) have both passed away. Danny and I figured out that this was Todd’s last song that he wrote. Danny wrote till the day he died. 

Track Description: Rooming house was written with Todd Nance and Daniel Hutchens in 2017. Todd and I were at Danny's and I started playing this music which Todd sang a melody over and Danny gave us these great lyrics. Eric Martinez plays drums, guitars, keys, and sings. Mike "Spanky" McCluer plays bass. John Neff plays pedal steel. Micah Munro sings. Both Todd (August 20) and Danny (May 21) have since died and we figured this was Todd's last song. Danny wrote till the day he died. 

Posted By: CRED
Thu, Nov 04, 2021

Death Don't Discriminate

By: Eric Martinez


Musical Style: Rock and roll

Musical Influences: Ray Wyllie Hubbard, The Rolling Stones, R.E.M., Guy Clark

Artist Statement: I had just heard New Adventures in High-Fi by R.E.M. for the first time and definitely used their 90's rock band vibe for the feel of this song. Mike "Spanky" McCluer is on this track with Micah's voice soaring over the top.

Track Description: I wrote this song on May 17, 2016 which was the day Guy Clark died and also mine and Sarah’s 13th wedding anniversary. I gave it kind of a cowboy feel and the lyrics tangle through truth, love, and death. Around the time of this recording a friend sent me a track to listen to off an R.E.M. record from 1996 called New Adventures In High-Fi. I had never heard this record and was blown away. Huge distorted guitars, tight rhythm section, and Stipe’s vocal soaring over the top. Now I had a direction for the recording and brought on longtime Dyrty Byrds bass player Mike “Spanky” McCluer (also plays on Rooming House) and couldn’t be happier with the way it turned out. Micah Munro as usual sends it in to the stratosphere with her backing vocals. 

Posted By: CRED
Thu, Oct 28, 2021

This Is Halloween

By: Elephant Wrecking Ball


Musical Style: Halloween, Spooky, Cinematic

Musical Influences: Jack Skellington, Danny Elfman, Snarky Puppy, Morphine, Lespecial

Musical Inspiration: The Nightmare Before Christmas

Track Description: Elephant Wrecking Ball puts a personal touch on the Danny Elfman classic, “This is Halloween” from The Nightmare Before Christmas. At the suggestion of their longtime friend, collage artist, and avid Nightmare Before Christmas fan, Curtis Bergesen, the group decided to take the live fan-favorite to the studio to record and release prior to Halloween 2021. The trio of Scott Flynn (trombone), Dan Africano (bass), and Neal Evans (drums) furthers their explorations in jazz, hip-hop, and electronica with a hard-driving rhythm section and haunting horn leads & effects to pay tribute to Jack Skellington, the Pumpkin King and the Patron Spirit of Halloween.

Posted By: Brothers of Brass
Thu, Sep 16, 2021

Tulum

By: Brothers of Brass


Musical Style: New Orleans Brass Band, Marching Band

Musical Influences: Rebirth Brass Band, Hot 8 Brass Band, Big 6 Brass Band

Track Description: “Tulum” by Brothers of Brass was composed on the spot at Color Red Studios with each musician improvising to arrange their parts in real-time. Bandleader Khalil Simon spent a bulk of time in Tulum during COVID and as the parts gelled together, it reminded him of the music he’d hear down there. The band’s bombastic brass band-fueled arrangements mirror the style of iconic ensembles such as Rebirth Brass Band and Hot 8 Brass Band and the tune is supercharged with Latin and Cuban-influenced melodies reminiscent of Arturo Sandoval. “Tulum” is the group’s second single off of their upcoming full-length record ‘Street Life Volume 1’ coming out on Color Red in September 2021.

Posted By: Brothers of Brass
Thu, Sep 02, 2021

Golden

By: Brothers of Brass


Musical Style: New Orleans Brass Band, Marching Band

Musical Influences: Rebirth Brass Band, Hot 8 Brass Band, Big 6 Brass Band

Track Description: Brothers of Brass take on Jill Scott’s “Golden” and bring it to epic proportions with a larger-than-life southern university marching band arrangement. That sound is translated into New Orleans Brass Band style and swagger with screaming trumpet leads, brazen trombone slides, perfectly balanced call-and-response sections and standout solos by Armando Lopez on soprano saxophone and Scott Flynn on trombone. ‘Golden’ is the lead single off of the group’s upcoming full length album ’Street Life’ coming out on Color Red in fall 2021.

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