Monday, August 12, 2019

Los Angeles-based one-man show Vincent Sinex puts commercial spin on Echo, XTC influences for “a whole slew of songs that should be hits.”

“Wild Places” by The Late Innings mixes late 70s / early 80s energy with themes particular to today’s cultural challenges. Hear “Last Resort” single.


Vincent Sinex of The Late Innings as photographed by Dan Battista.


“Last Resort” by The Late Innings | Premiere

Hear “Last Resort” by The Late Innings now courtesy of Spill Magazine or the link below. The song is taken from the Los Angeles-based artist’s upcoming new album Wild Places, out Sept. 6th.


“Last Resort” by The Late Innings | About

‘Last Resort’ is about the manager of a rock star who needs to extricate his client from a precarious situation,” says Vincent Sinex of The Late Innings about his latest single. Sinex continues, “The long-suffering manager, who has come to rescue of the rock star time and time again, is once again put to the test when the police call upon him to deal with the star, a just-past-his-prime rocker who has holed himself up in the top floor suite of a building that is set to be demolished. Like he has done many times before, the manager works his magic to bring his client to his senses (or some semblance thereof) and get him to safety, aware from the prying eyes of the paparazzi who have gathered on the street below.”

Sinex says this about the origins of “Last Resort,” explaining, “The song came from the idea of a once-legendary building that’s about to be demolished to make way for something new. I started thinking, ‘OK, but where is the drama in that scenario?’ And then I thought, ‘because there’s someone inside the building who refuses to leave.’ Once I figured out that person was an aging rock star, the pieces fell into place and the song essentially wrote itself. The rocker sees an affinity between himself and the building – both are symbols from another time who are seen as past their peak.”


The Late Innings | In The Press

Venerable music criticism website Babysue raves about the upcoming Wild Places by The Late Innings!

“Recording and releasing music under the moniker The Late Innings, Sinex comes up with a whole slew of songs that should be hits. Wild Places spins like a best of collection. And by many other artists, it would be. The tracks on this album have an overall light and airy feel. And the songs are immediately catchy and friendly. This talented fellow uses ideas and sounds from his favorite bands as a diving board to create his own upbeat feelgood musical universe. Sinex has an incredible knack for coming up with cool melodies. The more we spin this one the more absorbing it becomes.”


The Late Innings
Wild Places
Sept. 6th, 2019
(The Late Innings Company)

Track Listing:

01. Last Resort (STREAM | MP3)
02. Our Secret (STREAM | MP3)
03. The Name Above The Door
04. Tonight
05. It’s Not Over
06. Stand By My Side
07. Slip Out Of Your Fingers
08. Long Way From Home
09. You Got Me All Wrong
10. Blue Skies Every Day


The Late Innings | About

Is Vincent Sinex a pseudonym?

It may be hard to convince you otherwise after listening to Wild Places, Sinex’s upcoming new solo album as The Late Innings, out Sept. 6th. The album’s lead single “Our Secret” is streaming everywhere now. The Los Angeles native’s music sounds like his name. It rides that edge of time when the late 1970s became the early 1980s. When pop became new wave. When AM became FM.

“I have been recording since my early 20’s when I first got a four-track cassette recorder, a couple of guitars and a drum machine,” Sinex says. “I was inspired by the performances in the 1982 concert film ‘Urgh! A Music War,’ which captured the energy, intensity, and diverse sounds of 80’s new wave bands.  When I saw groups like XTC, Magazine, and Echo and The Bunnymen in that film, it made me want to pick up a guitar and try to make that kind of music myself.”

Based on those incredible influences, Sinex went on to teach himself some recording basics, knock out a few cover tunes, write and record some songs of his own, and ultimately form a short-lived band. Then, a ten-year detour into a more institutional type of education followed, earning Sinex a Master’s degree in Computer Science, but keeping him from music, and the march of technology.

“Once I had my degree, I returned to working on music, but technology had changed a lot,” he remembers. “Even though I had new gear, I initially struggled to write any new material.”

The dedicated science student that he is, Sinex decided to take an analytical approach to writer’s block.

“I had to teach myself the craft of song construction, so I got a bunch of songbooks by people I admired, and I started studying how their songs were put together,” he explains. This exercise led Sinex out of his slump and to the writing and recording of his debut album Arrived and Departed, released in 2015.

For Wild Places, Sinex performs everything you’ll hear, including the meticulously layered background vocals. The album explores themes that are particular to today’s cultural challenges, mostly relating to privacy in a society where almost nothing is private anymore.

Well, almost nothing. Because if Vincent Sinex really is a pseudonym, that secret is still safe.

Wild Places, the latest album by The Late Innings arrives on Sept. 6th, preceded by the singles “Our Secret,” and “Last Resort”. Vincent Sinex of The Late Innings is available for interviews. Contact Josh Bloom at Fanatic for more information.


The Late Innings | Links


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