IDC Presents Our Round 44 “Spring” Solicitation 9 new CD Releases featuring some great artists and bands spanning Rock, Singer/Songwriter, Hip Hop, Reggae, World Music, Electronica, and including what looks to be our biggest release to date…
For Immediate Release: March 23rd, 2012 Independent Distribution Collective presents our 44th Solicitation just in time for spring 2012 placement (our second of this year). We are excited about many of these new releases and are very proud to have a handful of great artists joining IDC. You will also notice that IDC has slimmed down our back catalog and are now only printing a few one-sheets instead of a whole forest’s-worth. Check out the overview of our new titles below, and feel free to visit our website anytime for more information on any of these artists or releases.
IDC proudly welcomes these 9 new titles:
Mickey Hart Band – Mysterium Tremendum CD On April 10th, 2012, Grammy Award winner Mickey Hart will release his first in studio album in five years, and the follow up to his 2007 Grammy winning Global Drum Project. On Mysterium Tremendum, The Mickey Hart Band consists of Widespread Panic bassist Dave Schools, Grammy winning percussionist and longtime band mate Sikiru Adepoju, Tony Award winning vocalist Crystal Monee Hall, singer Tim Hockenberry, drummer Ian “Inx” Herman, guitarist Gawain Matthews, and keyboardist / producer, Ben Yonas. For this new work Hart joined with long time Grateful Dead lyricist Robert Hunter. “Hunter is a bold visionary writer who knows where I am going with this music,” says Hart. ” He is indispensable to the weave of this story. The way he writes, the imagery and mythology, are perfect for this project. Nobody writes like Robert Hunter.”
San Francisco Music Club – Love and Freedom CD Rock Icons Jimmy Dillon and Lorin Rowan ready debut CD release from their new Super-Group aptly named San Francisco Music Club. New Album titled “Love and Freedom” hits stores on May 5th, 2012. The San Francisco Music Club, led by Dillon and Rowan (who were founding members of Marin County’s own The Edge), have now transformed their high energy rock/reggae sound into an exciting and colorful cross pollination of styles and genres; a world music experience that draws from Afro-Cuban/Hi-Life, funky New Orleans grooves, R&B, and classicJamaican roots music reminiscent of Bob Marley & The Wailers or Toots and the Maytals. Think Paul Simon’s Graceland with an extra helping of Red Beans and Rice, a side of Gumbo, and a Red Stripe.
Messy Marv Presents: Up All Night Hustlin’ – The Definition of Greed Vol. 1 CD Bay Area compilations come a dime a dozen and a lot of them are hard to tell apart, but every once in a while aproject surfaces that is worth our time. “The Definition Of Greed – Up All Night Hustlin’ Vol.1″, that dropped February 21st, 2012 digitally, and presented by Messy Marv, is one of them. Put together by Big Moe, who actuallyis Messy Marv’s first cousin,”The Definition Of Greed – Up All Night Hustlin’ Vol. 1” features some of the Bay Area’s finest: Mistah F.A.B., The Jacka, Ya Boy (YB The Rockstar), Dru Down, Big Rich and San Quinn are just a few of the high profile names who appear on the album.
After dropping last year’s “I Love Haters” project in conjunction with LRG Clothing last November; Luckyiam, co-founder of the internationally infamous Living Legends returns with his new album, “Time To Get Lucky”. Luckyiam exhibits why he is considered one of the best in his genre with skillful wordplay, detailed stories of debauchery and a delivery reminiscent of a time when skills, not internet buzz, swag, or shock value, were the currency of hip hop.The album features guest spots from fellow crewmates, The Grouch and Scarub, along with Del the Funky Homosapien of Hieroglyphics and the multitalented singer-songwriter-MC, Lana Shea. Set your alarm for April 10, 2012 because it’s “Time To Get Lucky”
Easily the best DMC US Finals, battle enthusiasts have seen in years, the 2011 DMC US Finals was EPIC! Because DMC allowed Serato Scratch Live and other dvs systems to be used by DJs in the classic showcase bat- tle, some of the battle scenes favorite DJs came back to the battleground! While champions always have a better chance of winning because they’ve been there already and know what it takes – this was DJ Vajra from Denver’s year to shine. From being in the DMC US Finals so many times, he has amassed a wealth of fans who were all confident that 2011 would be his year finally, and it was!!! The judges for the 2011 DMC US Finals had the most excruciating time selecting their 1st, 2nd and 3rd place picks.
Bay Area singer/songwriter Jeff Campbell may be recognized in town as the front man for rock band Pine and Battery, but while Campbell was sifting through some old demos, the idea to record a solo acoustic album was sparked. After deciding to record an acoustic EP, Campbell got together with co-producer Charlie Wilson at Sonic Zen Records in Berkeley, California to touch up some older material, but wound up with more than they bargained for. Stop and Go also boasts guest performances from several of the Bay area’s finest musicians, including Megan Slankard, Brad Brooks, Austin Wilacy and James Deprato, who not only offered performance talents, but also lent hands with songwriting, arrangements and production.
Although the songs could be characterized as modern, acoustic, and edgy, the tone of the lyrics, and the unusual influences evident in this music set it apart from much of the music that crowds the contemporary soundscape. Listen closely. You will hear strains of classical Spanish guitar, Celtic dirges, dark folk-rock – and the death-screams of demons. This is music to drown in.
Adam J. Walter is a multi-intstrumentalist composer, arranger and performer hailing from San Jose, CA. Currently playing with up and coming hip-hop / trip-hop duo The Bins (1320 records) and Chingus, Walter also leads his own “jazz” quartet, performing original instrumental funk-fusion and acid jazz tunes. On this debut full length effort, Pre-Text, his skills on alto, tenor and bari saxophones as well as flute are showcased, over a tight driving rhythm section which navigates complex time changes with ease.
Peter Chauncey – Rhythms of Initiation CD
Peter Chauncey’s fans have compared him vocally to David Bowie with the sensuality of Marvin Gaye, lyrically to Seal and Steely Dan, stylistically to Corey Glover of Living Colour and musically to M83 and Moby. Currently based out of San Jose, CA (hometown: Jackson, MS), Chauncey is still working a day job as a social worker (“to pay the bills!”) and putting together a band for live performances in 2012. The tracks on “rhythms of initiation” range from the funky opener, “Body in Motion,” to pop, “Did I Hear You Say” to melodic electronica, “To the Point of Obsession” to the stirring vocals and orchestra piece, “Bridge of Pages.”