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Award-winning, San Francisco-based Songwriter RAZTERIA Announces New Multi-Artist Latin EP “CRUZANDO CORAZONES” and New Music Video “AVENTURERA”

21 Jul

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“After nearly a year-long production process, CRUZANDO CORAZONES comes to life, a six-track EP packed with powerful symbolism and colorful expressions of important issues. On iTunes now (presale).

Tiempos de Tinieblas is a Hip-hop song by young Bolivian rapper EDY who RAZTERIA met while volunteering at EnsenArte in Cochabamba. Co-produced by Jayme Arredondo it also features the charango playing of Bolivian star, Luciel Izumi. It’s a reminder of the end of Bolivia’s brutal oppressive history and a call to take control of one’s destiny in a free society. Recorded at LA Estudio and Truffula Oak studio.

Agua pa Camello is a Colombian AfroBeat song by SURATIVA PARLANTE from Bogota, Colombia. This 9-piece band combines indigenous roots music & AfroBeat. Reminiscent of Fela Kuti, the upbeat song takes on the serious issue of water scarcity and the vital necessity to share. It was recorded live at Arbol Naranja.

Suerte features KALIMBA, a Latin Reggae band from Bella Vista, in the province of Buenos Aires, Argentina. Quite simply, a love song infused with a feeling of gratitude for being alive. The lyric is by Argentinian lyricist Ariel Leira originally interpreted by Mercedes Sosa on the song Por Un Solo Gesto de Amor. Recorded at La Fragua Estudio.

Solo en la Carne features LUCAS ROCHAIX, a young jazz guitarist composer from Olivos, in the province of Buenos Aires, Andres Dellacasa on drums and Raian Valenca Joao on bass. This song is the Spanish version of RAZTERIA’s award-winning song Once Again (John Lennon Songwriting Contest, Grand Prize, World Music 2016). It is a humble wish to see, feel and hear the words of loved ones who are far away. Recorded at Chafirete studio.

Mosquito features female producer and multi-instrumentalist EMJE ROSE together with percussionist Oscar Reyes from Barranquilla, Colombia. Showcasing her vibrantly exotic feel of the Colombian Caribbean this is a fun song that takes on the message of Dengue fever prevention. Recorded and mixed at Afro Estudios.

Todas las Voces interpreted by Patagonian folklore band CELESTE Y LAS MIL JARILLAS is a version of Cancion con Todos by Julio Cesar Isella and Armando Tejada Gomez made most famous by Mercedes Sosa. A Latin American anthem, it is a message of solidarity and appreciation for each countries’ unique beauty. Recorded and mixed at Chafirete studio.

CRUZANDO CORAZONES VOL 1 was mastered by TrakWorx. Unless otherwise noted, all tracks produced & mixed by RAZTERIA. Artwork by Mexican artist Alfredo Varela.

AVENTURERA Official Music Video Released
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Shot and chopped by Japanese director Hitoshi Inoue, the official music video AVENTURERA is the title track from RAZTERIA’s most recent album (AVENTURERA, Asteria Records 2016). Beautifully staged in dozens of locations throughout California, it looks like it was shot on real film. The track is a collaboration with Peruvian artist YURIZA JARED and her band SANG MATIZ, an Afro Latin Funk band based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Look out for their new album coming summer 2017.

WHAT’S NEXT?
Following September 1st, 2017, when CRUZANDO CORAZONES VOL 1 drops together with videos of the production process, RAZTERIA plans to launch 2 singles, one in English and one in Spanish, to give a taste of what’s next for the 2 albums in the works for 2017-2018.

LIVE CONCERTS
RAZTERIA will be playing at Musikfest with Reggaeton band Mr. O Band, on August 7-8, 2017 in Bethlehem, PA. For more tour dates visit: RAZTERIA.com/events.

Multi-genre, tri-lingual, singer-songwriter & producer RAZTERIA (Renee Asteria) is a San Francisco-based artist with Bolivian-Dutch roots. Producing music with a message, she founded Truffula Oak Studio in El Sobrante, California, a solar powered recording studio, barter-based / low-cost space for aspiring artists. She produces and engineers most of her music, making her part of the 1% of the female producer-engineers.”

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CONTACT
General, Renee Asteria: renee@RAZTERIA.com
Press & Promotion, Alex Kilgore: alex@RAZTERIA.com 
Distribution, Independent Distribution Collective (IDC), ben@independentdistro.com

Broadway World Press Release Feature: Birdseed “Not Out Of Time”

18 Jul

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Bird Records is proud to present the NOT OUT OF TIME EP, a 10″ limited edition vinyl and digital release from BIRDSEED, an American rock band formed in 2012 that has been attracting large numbers of Gen X and Gen Y fans with their classic Fleetwood Mac-meets-Wilco sound. This new release will be available worldwide online and in stores August 4, 2017, and features some amazing players and solid, compelling songs that are the manifestation of many hours of hard work and drive. With an interesting backstory of ordinary moms and dads chasing a teenage dream, BIRDSEED was formed while their children were studying together at the Bird School of Music in San Francisco, CA. Their songs address adult angst, lost loves, perseverance through pain, and the transcendent power of music.

BIRDSEED consists of Kerry Landreth (vocals), Jamie Goodyear (vocals, guitar, keyboards, vocoder, bongos), Mason Morfit (guitar), Scott Bell (drums), Brian Hetherington (keyboards), Peter Landreth (saxophone) and Lane Murchison (bass). Mason Morfit, Scott Bell, and original bassist George Bolton formed the band with a limited repertoire of rock covers and no lead vocalist, yet despite this were booked into headlining role at the Battle of the Dad Bands 2012 at San Francisco’s legendary Bimbo’s 365 Club. In a panic, they recruited Kerry Landreth as lead singer, which proved to be a turning point for the group. BIRDSEED began to build a loyal fan base attracted to Landreth’s star power and the band’s raw sound.

When Bolton left the band shortly thereafter to focus on his horse racing passion, Lane Murchison (founder of the Bird School of Music) stepped in on bass. Jamie Goodyear (formerly of Naughty Donkey) joined in 2013, expanding the instrumentation and allowing for intricate male/female vocal harmonies. Murchison and Goodyear’s musicianship tightened the band’s sound and added much more polished arrangements. Kerry Landreth’s brother Peter was then recruited on saxophone, making BIRDSEED a true family affair.

This was made more poignant when lead singer Kerry Landreth was diagnosed with incurable breast cancer in 2015. This was another catalyst for the band, adding an urgency to their gig schedule and inspiring their first original songwriting. BIRDSEED signed to San Francisco’s Bird Records in late 2015 and digitally released their first two singles, “Next Trip Around the Sun” and “More Than I Needed the Truth,” in time for the Christmas holidays.

In January 2016, BIRDSEED opened for Poi Dog Ponderingat the Great American Music Hall and opened for Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats at The Independent in San Francisco the following October. As openers, they drew a large portion of the crowd to both venues, with Landreth’s personal connection to the crowd fueling the energy in both rooms.

On the single “Next Trip Around the Sun,” Landreth comes to grips with mortality, discards her fear, surrenders control, and achieves her dreams. In “More Than I Needed the Truth,” the band addresses deep conflicts in maturing relationships, and the need to give up being right in order to be loved. Landreth recorded vocal tracks for both songs only hours after receiving radiation treatment, and had to lie on the floor between takes.

The band’s next two singles, “We Can Do It” and “Not Out of Time,” were recorded under similarly painful conditions and released in the Spring of 2016. The first was co-written with Landreth’s 9-year-old daughter Bebe, who can be heard on the recording, and was adopted as an anthem at Bebe’s girls’ school. “Not Out of Time” encapsulates the band’s late-in-life awakening and its race against the clock.

The ballad “I Want You to Know” came out in early 2017, ahead of this summer’s release of the NOT OUT OF TIME 10″ Vinyl EP and digital release. The track is a love letter from a parent to a child, with the knowledge that the child won’t fully understand the message until years in the future.

The name BIRDSEED was inspired by a dream image of seed being thrown to a flying group of pigeons swarming to catch the food in mid-air. This has served as an apt metaphor for the band’s music, its relationship with its fans, and the atmosphere at its shows. The story of the band and its fans was featured in the rockumentary “Birdseed: Songs from the Nest,” which can be streamed at www.birdseedband.com

Pre-Order NOT OUT OF TIME on iTunes: http://smarturl.it/notoutoftime

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BIRDSEED will be touring in the Fall of 2017 in support of their NOT OUT OF TIME 10” Vinyl EP, which is available worldwide online and in stores August 4, 2017.

For more information about BIRDSEED and the NOT OUT OF TIME EP, or upcoming tour dates, please visit the band’s website and social media pages via www.birdseedband.com

For more information about Bird School of Music please visit http://bird-sf.com/

To pre-order the NOT OUT OF TIME EP, please visit the Bird Records Bandcamp page at https://birdrecordingfoundation.bandcamp.com/

For Press and Interview inquiries, please contact Billy James at Glass Onyon PR at (828) 350-8158 or glassonyonpr@gmail.com

For Digital Marketing, please contact Jerome Forney at Independent Distribution Collective at jerome@independentdistro.com

NEW ALBUM “FROM ZERO” BY INDUBIOUS OUT TODAY!

1 Jul

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Check out and listen to the iTunes-featured album, “From Zero” that has been raved about by industry professionals.

My favorite album of 2017 ” –  “It redefines how music should be made” 

Armed with impressive instrumental skill, powerful harmonies, and an electrifying stage presence, INDUBIOUS is destined to change the face of music. FROM ZERO was produced and recorded entirely by Evton and Skip, and it shows amazing growth in terms of their sound and production, while keeping focus on their reggae roots. The new album spans genres including Dancehall, Roots Reggae, Electronica, and even Alt-Pop, while highlighting the conscious and uplifting messages the band has become known for.

Purchase “FROM ZERO” On iTunes: http://smarturl.it/fromzero

Singer/Songwriter Jennifer Saran to Release New Album ‘Wake Up’

14 Jun

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To say the very least, JENNIFER SARAN is a prolific artist. After releasing her debut holiday-themed album Merry Christmas, You Are Loved in 2015, followed shortly thereafter by Walk With Me in 2016, Saran is now finalizing her new 15-track album WAKE UP. A mix of alt-pop and adult contemporary covers and originals produced by the legendary Narada Michael Walden at his Tarpan Studios in San Rafael, CA, WAKE UP features guest appearances by multiple Grammy-winning guitar legend Carlos Santana and South African Grammy-winning male choral group Ladysmith Black Mambazo. WAKE UP will release in stores & online worldwide on July 7th, 2017.

JENNIFER SARAN is a North American artist, songwriter, and vocalist based in Hong Kong. In 2016, Jennifer teamed up with Narada Michael Walden (they obviously love working together) and Ladysmith Black Mambazo to create her new album’s titular single “Wake Up.” Also, making a special guest appearance on the track is multiple Grammy-winning legend Carlos Santana. This stunning collaboration is a heartfelt appeal to recognize and address worldwide inequality and impoverishment, a cause incredibly important to each of these amazing artists involved. Jennifer travelled to South Africa to record with Ladysmith and to film scenes for the song’s music video, released with the single on November 11, 2016.

WAKE UP features Jennifer’s versions of classic hits from artists such as Patty Page, Doris Day, Bill Withers, and George Michael, each of whom holds a special place in her heart. Jennifer’s original songs and conscious messages have resonated with fans and media alike, and her music has been released to many great reviews and widespread radio exposure around the world, including interviews on syndicated radio stations in the US and the UK. The “Wake Up” single was reviewed or mentioned in magazines and websites including Songwriting Magazine, Women Talking, and Clare Balding conducted a wonderful in-depth interview with Jennifer on BBC Radio 2’s Good Morning Sunday. The “Wake Up” music video aired on over 100 broadcast video outlets in the past several months across the US, including rotation on California Music Channel, PC Music Pool, and The Sound Chamber, reaching millions of viewers. On social media, the video has had almost 100,000 views across Facebook and YouTube.

Jennifer Saran, aka Jennifer Hill, was born in Washington DC to a Canadian mother and American father. Years later she stumbled upon a women’s choir with the American Women’s Association (AWA) in Hong Kong in 1992, which she joined as a Mezzo (second soprano/first alto). She and members of that choir broke away in 1997 and formed The Hong Kong Women’s Choir, where the group performed to raise money for local charities. Under the brand name ‘NOVA,’ and with an additional a cappella subgroup named ‘Grace Notes,’ the choir’s aim was to perform more contemporary music and raise money for the disadvantaged in Hong Kong.
THKWC has performed for multiple events over the last 20 years, including charity functions and public performances, and while many wonderful local and international women have joined and departed over the years, Jennifer is the sole remaining founding member. This year is the Choir’s 20th anniversary, to be celebrated at Hong Kong’s historically famous Western Market.
In 2007, Jennifer also established a memorial trust in the name of her late husband, Kuldeep Saran, at the time of his death. She is involved in many charitable efforts, including The Kuldeep Saran Memorial Trust, whose objective is to support the education and well-being of disadvantaged children in Hong Kong, through education programs, and a ‘bricks and mortar’ renovation to a local Hong Kong school that educates minority children.
KSMT Ventures, which manages donations from other organizations that fund charitable projects, one of which is AnEW, Arts and Education for Women, a Christian-Action program supporting refugee women and asylum seekers in Hong Kong.
Proceeds from her musical endeavors will go to the Kuldeep Saran Memorial Trust and the Hong Kong Women’s Choir, for the educational support of disadvantaged children. Proceeds from the single, “Wake Up” will go to the Desmond Tutu foundation in South Africa.
Jennifer is the mother of 3 children, Paul, Phillip, and Anjali. She continues to write new songs and travels the world, trying to uplift and engage, educate and empower, our future generations.
Pre-Order or preview the album now on iTunes http://smarturl.it/wakeuplp
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Oregon Reggae Legends Indubious to Release New Full Length Album ‘From Zero’

12 Jun

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The story of INDUBIOUS is not for the faint of heart. Like a phoenix rising from the ashes, INDUBIOUS was forged in the fires of pain and destruction. Evton and Skip, brothers and bandmates born with Cystic Fibrosis and convinced by doctors of their impending death from an early age, have emerged as a powerful force for change and the future of conscious music. Their new album FROM ZERO, which releases in stores and online worldwide July 1, 2017, features legendary guest artists including Dancehall icon Sizzla, Vaughn Benjamin (formally of Midnite and Akae Beka), and Reggae/R&B singer Zahira Soul. FROM ZERO is a mix of conscious Dancehall and Roots Reggae with top level production. All songs were written, produced, and engineered by INDUBIOUS, and released on their own label Righteous Sound Productions.

Based out of Southern Oregon, INDUBIOUS has released three albums over the past few years, including Wake The Lion which was produced by EDM/Dub/Reggae pioneer Gaudi. FROM ZERO was produced and recorded entirely by Evton and Skip, and it shows amazing growth in terms of their sound and production, while keeping focus on their reggae roots. The new album spans genres including Dancehall, Roots Reggae, Electronica, and even Alt-Pop, while highlighting the conscious and uplifting messages the band has become known for.

INDUBIOUS has performed worldwide on international tours and at many prestigious festivals including Wakarusa, Gathering Of The Vibes, Reggae On The River, Sulafest in India, Sierra Nevada World Music Festival, California Roots Festival, Beloved, Britt Festivals, The Oregon Country Faire, Reggae In The Hills, Northwest World Reggae Festival, Earthdance, Gaia Festival, plus club and concert hall tours from Seattle to San Diego. They have shared the stage and toured with many influential names such as Black Uhuru, Matisyahu, Blondie, Michael Franti, Stephen Marley, Rebelution, Junior Reid, and Pato Banton, to name a few.

Armed with impressive instrumental skill, powerful harmonies, and an electrifying stage presence, INDUBIOUS is destined to change the face of music. They have developed a steadily rising reputation as ambassadors of the West Coast Reggae movement. Leaving audiences stunned and amazed whilst shattering any preconceived notions of genre and style, they recruit fans from all walks of life, affectionately called “Indubians.” Their only choice has always been mind over matter, and time has proven that their unbending positive outlook, combined with an inspiring message of love and hope, has not only helped them overcome personal hardship (Evton received a double lung transplant in 2011 resulting in a full recovery), but catapulted their music onto the world stage with an unstoppable momentum.

The widely acclaimed INDUBIOUS album Wake The Lion received featured placement on Beatport, iTunes, Amazon, and numerous media outlets. Indubious’ unique sound was brought vibrantly to the surface by the legendary composer/producer Gaudi, showcasing Wake The Lion as a textural journey into the world of Rootstronica. Lush synths, deep bass, and visionary lyricism encompass the entire record, blurring the lines between roots, dub, dancehall, and heavy dance psychedelia. Vibrationally rich and musically brilliant, the album champions a revolutionary sound and pushes the boundaries of reggae music.

The band and their legion of fans have adopted the motto “Live Indubiously,” which means living life without doubt or fear, and with faith in the fact that we are all here for a reason. “Our gift is music,” says Indubious, “and our mission is to reconnect the people of the world with rightful living. We wish to speak the truth in an effort to inspire others to do the same, to raise the positive vibrations of our planet, and to help others express the true loving nature within us all.”

INDUBIOUS can be found playing shows throughout the summer and fall of 2017. They will be performing songs from FROM ZERO, as well as past hits and fan favorites. They continue to write and record, and plan to release plenty of new music over the next several months.

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To pre-order FROM ZERO on iTunes please visit http://smarturl.it/fromzero

For more information about FROM ZERO or upcoming tour dates, please visit the INDUBIOUS website and social media pages via http://www.indubiousmusic.com/

For Booking inquiries please email booking@indubiousmusic.com

For Press and Interview inquiries please contact Billy James at Glass Onyon PR:  (828) 350-8158 or glassonyonpr@gmail.com 

For Reggae Marketing or Radio please contact King I-Vier at Independent Distribution Collective: kingivier@gmail.com

For Digital Marketing please contact Jerome Forney at Independent Distribution Collective: jerome@independentdistro.com

Internationally Acclaimed R&B Artist CORNELL “CC” CARTER To Release VINDICATED SOUL, A Remarkable Set Of Soul Covers With A Classic CC Original Remix

3 May

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For Immediate Release – San Francisco, CA – CORNELL “CC” CARTER will release his new album VINDICATED SOUL in stores and online worldwide on May 19, 2017. CC has been gracing stages and entertaining thousands of fans with his signature sound around the world for many years, and this new seven-song album is a tribute to the classic Soul and R&B music he grew up with. CC is known for his phenomenal stage presence, his high-powered audience engagement, and his extraordinary and dynamic vocal skills. His strong love for music developed when he was a young man growing up in a San Francisco home chock full of Jazz, Blues, Funk, Soul, and Gospel, which drove CC to create a musical gumbo made from ingredients from each of these strong influences.

CC says, “VINDICATED SOUL is the soundtrack of my life, which is why these songs were chosen.” The Intro track that kicks things off is a dedication to the genius of Curtis Mayfield’s “Super Fly” soundtrack, followed by the Marvin Gaye classic “All the Way Around,” written by the legendary Leon Ware. “Brothers Gonna Work It Out” and “I Choose You,” by Willie Hutch from the soundtrack of the 1973 film The Mack, are two songs that had an impact on CC at an early age. “Next to You” is a song by the group Chapter 8, which many do not realize was the backup band for the renowned Anita Baker, and CC picked Al Green’s “Look What You Done for Me” because “it is a history lesson of what Soul really is.” This remarkable collection of covers includes a classic remix of the CC original track, “Where Do We Go” (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4NNT7rrkE-k). Digital copies of the album will also feature the bonus track “Zoom (Fly Away Mix).”

VINDICATED SOUL was recorded at various studios in San Francisco and mastered at Trakworx. World-class players featured on the album include Melecio Magdaluyo (Pete Escovedo Orchestra – Saxophone), Niecey Robinson (Legends of Soul – Background Vocals), Ernest McKone (UK – Bass and Keys), and Kirk “KC” Crumpler (Drums, Bass, Keys). All songs were recorded with live instruments, not an easy task, but essential for the authentic sound they were able to produce.

CC was most inspired to do this album by his family, which he has always regarded his most important asset. “My Mom was the key,” says CC. “She used music to bond us, and I’m making sure I carry the torch that was handed to me.” CC received big advice from his musical brother Narada Michael Walden, who shared with him that the key to covering a great song is to “Stay true to it because of its greatness!”

CC’s first album Let’s Go Back, recorded in 1996, has recently become a classic R&B collector’s item exclusively in Japan. Following the release of his internationally acclaimed 2016 release In The Moment, CC received the UK Bright Star Award for Best Male Artist of 2016, and has gone on to put out several remixes which have received great acclaim in the US and Europe. Radio and media support for CC has come from some major players, and stations that have supported CC with High Rotation include Jazz FMMi SoulBBC RadioStarpoint Radio (UK Soul Charts)Solar Radio, Delite, Soulpower, JFS, Soultrain, Unity, Soundfusion, Time Radio, and Teerex Radio in Canada. Steve Ripley and the Soulfood Music PR team has been a major asset for his introduction and success in the UK and Europe.

CC has had many once in a lifetime musical experiences to draw from, but two of the highest points of his career so far has been sharing the stage as an opening act for the late great Godfather of Soul, James Brown, and the legendary Ray Charles. In addition to his various headline performances, CC has also opened for other household name brand artists such as The WhispersThe TemptationsNatalie Cole, and Kool and The Gang. As part of Narada Michael Walden’s all-star band, which performs at various NMW Foundation events, CC has shared the stage with other renowned world-class artists such as Neil Schon (Journey) and Dionne Warwick.

Throughout the years, CC has appeared on many albums, and he continues to be one of the most in-demand session vocalists in the San Francisco Bay Area. CC was honored to perform with world-renowned, multi-Platinum Guitarist Carlos Santana, providing background vocals on two tracks that appear on Santana IV, a reunion album released in 2016. His experience and professionalism have made him an A-list background vocalist for Tarpan Studios, appearing on tracks from Grammy and Emmy Award Winning Producer Narada Michael Walden’s new album EVOLUTIONJennifer Saran’s new albums Merry Christmas, You Are Loved and Walk With Me, and the Jordan Hurwitz album LOVESICK., all released in 2016.

-Posted on Keys and Chords 

For more information about VINDICATED SOUL or upcoming tour dates, please visit CC’s website and social media pages via http://www.cc2000music.com

To pre-order VINDICATED SOUL, please visit CC’s Bandcamp page:
https://cc2000music.bandcamp.com/

For Press and Interview inquiries, please contact Billy James at Glass Onyon PR:
(828) 350-8158 or glassonyonpr@gmail.com

For Digital Marketing, please contact Jerome Forney at Independent Distribution Collective: jerome@independentdistro.com

Mark Duda Press Release Featured on The Rocktologist in Anticipation for His Upcoming Album, “Month of Sundays”

20 Mar

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Mark Duda is an artist and musician from New York City’s East Village who sings, plays guitar, and writes great original rock and punk songs. Over his storied career, he has worked with a who’s who of New York’s rock and roll royalty, and he has helped carry the torch for bands and artists such as the New York Dolls, Dead Boys, and Johnny Thunders into the 21st Century.

Duda’s new solo release, “Month of Sundays“, which releases in stores and online worldwide on April 14, 2017, pairs him with the legendary rhythm section of Thommy Price and Kenny Aaronson (Joan Jett and The Blackhearts, Billy Idol), along with guitarist Jimi K. Bones (Blondie, Skin n’ Bones). New Yorkers Arno Hecht (Rolling Stones, Dion) and Bobby Rondinelli (Blue Oyster Cult, Black Sabbath, Rainbow) make guest appearances on the record, as does the Godfather of Punk Guitar, Cheetah Chrome (Dead Boys).

Month of Sundays showcases a certain departure from the hard, classic rock that Mark Duda’s other bands (The Handful, Mad City Rockers) are known for. Instead, this is a melodic and tuneful blend of storytelling and traditional rock and punk that is full of New York City swagger. The album is as much a tribute to the music and club scenes of ‘70s and ‘80s Lower Manhattan as it is a representation of some of the very current sounds and energy that can be found in the “Big Apple.”

Mark Duda is in top form on Month of Sundays, performing songs that seamlessly blend traditional rock with elements of punk and doo wop. “This is the album I always wanted to make,” Mark says, “with the songs my bands couldn’t or wouldn’t do, played by musicians who truly understood where the material was coming from. This new album is really a love letter to the East Village. A message in a bottle, washed up on the banks of the East River.”

Before recording Month of Sundays, Mark Duda gained wide recognition as the frontman for New York hard rockers, The Handful. The Handful have released four full-length albums since 2004, including Sons of Downtown in 2015. This album marked the first collaboration between Mark and Cheetah Chrome, where Cheetah played on three tracks and mixed the album. Other releases with The Handful include Second Hand Smoke, Palmistry, and Wooden Indian on which Mark wrote, sang, and played guitar.

Sons of Downtown features Mark in a duet with Cherie Currie of Runaways fame, and guitar work by rock icon Pat Travers. Mark is also the lead vocalist for Rome, Italy-based band Mad City Rockers, who released the album Black Celebration in 2009.

Mark continues to write and record for himself and with other groups. Plans are in the works for Tri-State record release parties in support of the Month of Sundays release, while also continuing to write and record The Handful’s follow-up to Sons of Downtown.

Month of Sundays includes brand new songs that are sure to make a fan of anyone who loves good old rock and punk, and who are looking for something new to add to their rotation.

-www.therocktologist.com

To pre-order Month of Sundays please visit Mark’s Bandcamp page:
https://markduda.bandcamp.com/

For more information about Month of Sundays or upcoming tour dates, please visit Mark’s website and social media pages via www.markdudamusic.com

For Booking inquiries please email booking@markdudamusic.com

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