Tuesday, October 28, 2014

NYC-based “electro art rock” foursome Una Lux releases new single, commences work on latest music video.

Hear band’s sonic cross-section of Vespertine, Dummy, Dark Side of The Moon on “Black Carbon” single.

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Una Lux (L-R): Matteo Liberatore, Chris Connors, Kelso Norris, Jake St. John.

Photo Credit: Kristina Williamson.

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Una Lux - In The Press

“Amber-hued synth rock with a grandiose slo-mo attack.” – Brooklyn Vegan

“An altogether hypnotic listening experience.” – WNYC

“Caravaggio meets Portishead” – Entertainment Weekly

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Hear the latest Una Lux single “Black Carbon” via Pancakes and Whiskey or at the links below.
 




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See Una Lux live at Glasslands in Brooklyn on November 22nd.  Tickets available here.

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A still from the set of the latest Una Lux music video “Somewhere,” coming soon. Photo by Yannick Bindert.

The “amber-hued synth rock” of NYC-based foursome Una Lux is back with the release of the band’s new single “Black Carbon,” premiered exclusively by music discovery website Pancakes and Whiskey, which noted that the song “demonstrates how versatile Una Lux can get and how true the alternative electro art rock resonates in their music.”

The song is the latest work from a band that, while new on the scene, is already being praised for its developed sound, recently called “altogether hypnotic” by New York’s NPR-affiliate WNYC, as well as its beautiful, dense, and seductive style.

Discovered by producer Nick Sansano (Sonic Youth, Le Tigre, Public Enemy), who began working with Una Lux in 2013, the group is currently finishing up work on a debut EP with Sansano while continuing to create new visuals at the same time.  To that end, Una Lux is now wrapping production on the follow-up to its recent music video “Simon.”

The upcoming clip is for the Una Lux track “Somewhere,” which, according to Una Lux band member Kelso Norris, is a “surreal, contemporary homage to New York and the paradoxical loneliness that can only arise in such a populous place.”

The “Somewhere” video is anticipated to be ready for premiere in November.  Members of Una Lux are available for interviews.  Contact Josh Bloom at Fanatic for more information.

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See the “Simon” video by Una Lux via Entertainment Weekly or at the link below.


 

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Contact Josh Bloom at Fanatic Promotion

David Bronson debuts “Songbird” single featuring Bowie, Lennon collaborators Robin Clark, Carlos Alomar.

“I love intelligent songs. Songs that would stand the test of time,” says Alomar of “Questions” album, out Jan. 13th.

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David Bronson as photographed by John O’ Boyle

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Hear “Songbird” from Questions by David Bronson via Guitar World’s Acoustic Nation or at the links below!

 



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NYC!  See David Bronson premiering songs from Questions at Rockwood Music Hall on Friday, Nov. 21st.

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David Bronson – In The Press

Like Cat Stevens fronting David Bowie’s Spiders From Mars.” – Toronto Star

David Bronson has soaked up all the best parts of ’70s rock and created his own vibe.” – MAGNET

“Carefully etched songwriting… His gently wrought acoustic tapestries seem to unravel into patterns all of their own.” – CLASH (UK)

“Straight to the point. No fancy auditory bells and whistles required.” – American Songwriter

Bronson has it all.” – My Old Kentucky Blog

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“There’s something about starting the record with a voice other than mine that I really liked,” says NYC-based songwriter David Bronson of “Songbird,” the lead-off track and first single from his upcoming album Questions (1/13/15, Big Arc Records.) “You would only do that if it’s something special, and you’re not going to get more special than Robin Clark.”

“Robin is one of the voices of David Bowie’s Young Americans and her husband Carlos Alomar was the guitarist on some of Bowie’s biggest hits, including ‘Young Americans,’ ‘Heroes,’ and ‘Fame,’ which he co-wrote with Bowie and John Lennon,” Bronson explains of the showbiz legends, who along with their daughter Lea-L√≥rien, are an integral part of Bronson’s band throughout Questions.

Besides being one third of the immortal backgrounds on Bowie’s landmark “plastic soul” album, Clark has also lent her talents to recordings and performances by Aretha Franklin, Bob Dylan, Michael Jackson, Al Green, Bruce Springsteen, and Beyonce, to name a few. In addition to more than twenty-five years on Bowie's most commercially and critically adored work, Carlos Alomar can be heard on records by Iggy Pop, Paul McCartney, and Alicia Keys, among many more.

As it was with The Long Lost Story, production for Questions was handled once again by Lou Reed producer Godfrey Diamond, who is also the man that turned the Alomars on to Bronson’s work.

“When I mentioned Young Americans to Godfrey, I didn't actually expect him to bring in the actual singers from the record!,” Bronson exclaims.

It seems that the Alomars were more than happy to be there.  “I love intelligent songs. Songs that are worth singing, songs that would stand the test of time,” says Carlos. “When I first heard David Bronson, iconic writers came to mind. Bob Dylan, Paul Simon, Cat Stevens and dare I say it, even Bowie. Recording Questions was pure joy.”

Clark concurs, saying, “In every generation there is always a need for a great storyteller, one that can shine a light on the human condition. I think that David Bronson is that person.”

David Bronson is available for interviews.  Contact Josh Bloom at Fanatic for more information.

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See the album trailer for Questions, the new David Bronson album arriving Jan. 13th, 2015

 
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David Bronson
Questions
(Big Arc Records – Jan. 13th, 2015)



Track Listing:

01. Songbird (STREAM | DOWNLOAD | MP3)
02. Move Like Water
03. Day By Day
04. Push
05. Task
06. Song of Life
07. All These Things
08. Life is Long
09. My Good Friend
10. Connect The Dots
11. Passing Fiction

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Contact Josh Bloom at Fanatic Promotion


Friday, October 24, 2014

Austin-based rock foursome Moonlight Towers follow up tune named one of the “Coolest Songs In The World” by Little Steven.

New single “Out Of The Gray” is taken from the band’s upcoming new album “Heartbeat Overdrive,” arriving November 11th.

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Moonlight Towers (L-R): Jason Daniels, James Stevens, Jacob Schulze, Richard Galloway.

Photo Credit: Cory Llewellyn & Cameron Russell, TransistorSix.com

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“Out Of The Gray” is the lead single from the upcoming album Heartbeat Overdrive by Moonlight Towers 

 




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Moonlight Towers In The Press

“Not a hair out of place. Pop salvation songs that bypass the moment in favor of something that will never go completely out of style.” – Austin Chronicle

“These tunes raise hairs on the back of my neck. Music this good makes me downright selfish: I just want Moonlight Towers to be fed enough to keep feeding me.” – BLURT

“Perfect pop songs are few and far between, but Austin-based Moonlight Towers has definitely picked up the scent if ‘Heat Lightning’ is any indication.” – My Old Kentucky Blog

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Check out the premiere of the “Out Of The Gray” by Moonlight Towers now via ArtistDirect!

Austin-based rock & roll foursome Moonlight Towers distinguished itself 2011 when revered musician-actor-legend Little Steven Van Zandt named the tune “Heat Lightning” from the Moonlight Towers album Day Is The New Night one of the “coolest songs in the world.”  Now Moonlight Towers will follow-up on the promise of that collection with an all-new album, Heartbeat Overdrive arriving November 11th from Chicken Ranch Records.

In 2011, Moonlight Towers band leader James Stevens said “We just want to make people dance,” and while he states that Heartbeat Overdrive “will not totally overwhelm the listener with heavy ‘me, me, me’ deep thought,” it’s a claim that still sounds very much like “We just want to make people dance.”

Regardless, Heartbeat Overdrive is, as its title suggests, passionate and strong.  So much so that “recommended if you like Springsteen, Petty, and 70’s-era Dylan” is kind of putting it mildly.  This last bit is clear on the album’s first single “Out Of The Gray,” which Stevens explains “was written to chronicle that shitty feeling of watching someone you love go away forever, yet doing your best to pick it all up.” 

“It’s basically a play on the physical feeling of one’s heart racing,” he goes on to explain of the album’s overall theme.  “The feeling brought on by not knowing what the future holds. It’s also about the hope that gets us out of bed.”  Like the American songwriters we can relate to most, Stevens taps into the realities of what he knows, and what he sees going on around him, for inspiration.  Those realities are often difficult to look at, but can bring about music that is incredibly personal and universal at the same time.

With all of this “not heaviness,” one might think Stevens is perhaps putting on a brave face rather than be thought of as a purveyor of sadness when he says Heartbeat Overdrive isn’t a heavy album.  But, to his credit, when you get to the grooves themselves, this album is a real jam.  “I think we thrived on that energy,” he says.  “It was an emotional roller coaster, but I just wanted to get the rawest performances I could.”

Heartbeat Overdrive by Moonlight Towers arrives on November 11th from Chicken Ranch Records.  The album’s first single “Out Of The Gray” is streaming now. Contact Josh Bloom at Fanatic for more information.

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Moonlight Towers
Heartbeat Overdrive
(Chicken Ranch Records – Nov. 11th, 2014)
  

Track Listing:

01.  Out Of The Gray (STREAM | DOWNLOAD | MP3)
02. Come Back To Tara
03. Fool’s Highway
04. Windowpane
05. Day In Day Out
06. Wrong Enough To Be Right
07. Exit My Mind
08. Heartbeat Overdrive
09. Crawling Back

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