Thursday, July 10, 2014

One Finger Riot to release “The Sea” July 22nd; Hear the title track’s “soothing, laid-back vibe” now at NylonGuys

Third album from L.A.-based Faris McReynolds utilizes “cheap gear from the past” to mimic sound of Dad’s stereo.

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Faris McReynolds of One Finger Riot as photographed by Andre Vippolis

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 “The Sea” is the title track from the new album by One Finger Riot. Hear it via Nylon Guys or the links below!

 



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“Complex and dreamlike” –USA Today

The upcoming album The Sea (July 22, Post Planetary) documents the end of a very long relationship, and is the first One Finger Riot full-length since a slew of releases by one-man-band Faris McReynolds in 2012, which included two from One  Finger Riot and second pair from his now-shuttered ExDetectives moniker.  A prolific creator, all of this musical work is in addition to McReynolds’ “day job” as a gallery-backed painter.

The album’s latest single is its title track, of which McReynolds explains, “I was staring at the beach in Big Sur thinking about how all of these things that don't work out in life are just part of the evolution of what eventually will.”  The track is streaming and available for download now via Nylon Guys.

“This is the first record I’ve seen all the way through by myself,” he says of The Sea, “and I think the first that sounds like it.  It sounds like my previous records, but rolled into something more coherent and upright.”

McReynolds goes on to curiously describe the sound of The Sea as “punk-simple, but not punk-modulated. There’s a guy in the outskirts of L.A. who built me a lot of inexpensive, simple, gear to get the sounds I am after. I rely on cheap random gear from the past or one-off devices.  A lot of Radio Shack and re-purposed pre-amps.”

One of the sounds prevalent throughout the record is the dry fuzz guitar tone that McReynolds says is meant to mimic “the sound my Dad’s stereo made when I would plug my bass into the mic input as a kid.”

Faris McReynolds of One Finger Riot is available for interviews.  Contact Josh Bloom at Fanatic for more information.

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One Finger Riot
The Sea
(Post Planetary – July 22nd, 2014)
  


Track Listing:

01. Give Me A Drug That Works Forever (STREAM | DOWNLOAD | MP3)
02. The Sea (STREAM | DOWNLOAD | MP3)
03. Epic Dream
04. I’m Another You
05. Flame In The Big Dark
06. All We Are Is All
07. The Hardest Part of Love
08. I’m Still You
09. The Waking Lost
10. Wanting Breaks My Heart

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Contact Josh Bloom at Fanatic Promotion

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Oakland-based synth trio Tremor Low introduces itself with slow-motion video for “Give Blood” single.

Esquire asks “When was the last time you wanted to dance to psychology?” in its premiere coverage.

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 Tremor Low (L-R): Ariel Utz Wirnsberger, Don Bellenger, Fabian Paredes. Photo Credit: Flip Cassidy.

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[VIDEO]: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eKxYPRfx1mc

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See the video for “Give Blood” by Tremor Low premiering via Esquire here!

Oakland-based trio Tremor Low clearly defines its sounds as “Synthesizers, drum machines, delay and distortion pedals - in that order.”

The band’s arresting sound and visual style were recently captured in the music video for the single “Give Blood,” premiered recently via Esquire, and signaling the Tremor Low’s first nationwide shot across the bow.  The slow-motion clip, inspired by films such as “Pulp Fiction,” and “Time Crimes,” was shot by director David Dutton in one day while trespassing on private property.

Band member Don Bellenger describes “Give Blood” as “A look at confusion and misplaced blame, and, in the end,” he says, “the details of ‘who did what,’ or in this case ‘who killed who,’ become irrelevant. We are doomed to repeat our mistakes.”

Of the production itself, Bellenger says, “I tasted lots of fake blood and didn’t like it.  In one particular shot, we threw a bloody knife and then couldn’t find it, so there’s still a very incriminating knife covered in blood out there on this person’s property.”

In addition to Bellenger, Tremor Low is comprised of Fabian Paredes, and Ariel Utz Wirnsberger, who was discovered by Bellenger and Paredes after auditioning two dozen prospective band members.

Coming up in the San Francisco scene, Tremor Low has since drawn the attention of respected Bay Area DJ Aaron Axelsen, who brought the band to the stage and greater exposure, as part of his popular local Popscene event.  Performances at nationally recognized San Francisco venues such as Great American Music Hall and Bottom of The Hill have further cemented the band’s local reputation.

Now, with “Give Blood” out, and new recordings underway, the world is finally ready to fully experience Tremor Low.

Members of Tremor Low are available for interviews.  Contact Josh Bloom at Fanatic for more information.

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Contact Josh Bloom at Fanatic Promotion

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Faris McReynolds of One Finger Riot mimics sound of Dad’s stereo on new album “The Sea,” out July 22.

Los Angeles-based artist’s “Give Me A Drug That Works Forever” streaming now via Groundsounds.

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Faris McReynolds of One Finger Riot as photographed by Andre Vippolis

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 “Give Me A Drug That Works Forever” is the latest single by One Finger Riot. Hear it via Groundsounds or the links below!





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“Complex and dreamlike” –USA Today

“It’s not a concept album or anything,” Los Angeles-based musician and painter Faris McReynolds says of The Sea, his latest album as the one-man band, One Finger Riot. “But there’s definitely a Side One and a Side Two, because the first half is angst, and the second half is acceptance,” he explains of the record, arriving July 22nd.

The Sea documents the end of a very long relationship, and is the first One Finger Riot full-length since a slew of releases by McReynolds in 2012, which included two from One Finger Riot and second pair from his now-shuttered ExDetectives moniker.  A prolific creative, all of this musical work is in addition to McReynolds’ “day job” as a gallery-backed painter (see his work here.)

“I feel like it’s a song that would kick a lot of people out of a crowded room and leave behind the interesting ones,” McReynolds says of “Give Me A Drug Works Forever,” the lead track and first single from The Sea, which recently made its premiere via music discover website, Groundsounds.

Of the album’s overall sonics, which he curiously describes as “punk-simple, but not punk-modulated,” McReynolds explains, “There’s a guy in the outskirts of L.A. who built me a lot of inexpensive, simple, gear to get the sounds I am after. I rely on cheap random gear from the past or one-off devices.  A lot of Radio Shack and re-purposed pre-amps.”

One of the sounds prevalent throughout The Sea is the dry fuzz guitar tone that McReynolds says is meant to mimic “the sound my Dad’s stereo made when I would plug my bass into the mic input as a kid.”  It’s a description that calls back to the sense of discovery and fresh perspective that permeates the entire album.

“This is the first record I’ve seen all the way through by myself, and I think the first that sounds like it,” McReynolds affirms. “It sounds like my previous records, but rolled into something more coherent and upright.”

Faris McReynolds of One Finger Riot is available for interviews.  Contact Josh Bloom at Fanatic for more information.

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One Finger Riot
The Sea
(Post Planetary – July 22nd, 2014)



Track Listing:

01. Give Me A Drug That Works Forever (STREAM | DOWNLOAD | MP3)
02. The Sea
03. Epic Dream
04. I’m Another You
05. Flame In The Big Dark
06. All We Are Is All
07. The Hardest Part of Love
08. I’m Still You
09. The Waking Lost
10. Wanting Breaks My Heart

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One Finger Riot Links


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Contact Josh Bloom at Fanatic Promotion