NY Art Rockers Jack and the Jukebox just released their official music video, drawing on the talents of a veritable host of artists, actors, poets, freethinkers, nihilists, and libertines. Verne’s Jewels is Jack and the Jukebox’s first single from the upcoming sophomore album.
The band is more than a little cagey about the meaning of the song and they pointed out that art must be interpreted by the creativity of the viewer. There are a few hints that it might have been inspired by 20,000 Leagues under the Sea. The tumultuous battle of archetypes within seems to be a mythical clarion to greater inspiration and poesis on the part of the viewers. The subliminals seem intended to sell popcorn. (Just Kidding).
Music by Jack and the Jukebox
Directed & Edited by Timothy B. Parker
Performers (in order of appearance)
Bradley A. Dorville
Glen Trygve Wilkinson
Alexander Medlin II
Timothy B. Parker
Featuring Amelia the Human Skull xoxo
Assistant Direction by Betsy Bamford
Timothy B. Parker
Timothy B. Parker
Railey Leo Henry
Alexander Medlin II
Legendary US progressive rockers Spock’s Beard release their 13th studio album ‘Noise Floor’on May 25th, 2018. As revealed previously, for this album Ted Leonard, Alan Morse, Dave Meros & Ryo Okumoto are joined in the studio once again by drummer & original member Nick D’Virgilio.
Following the release of the opening track from the album, they are now pleased to reveal the second track from the record, titled ‘Somebody’s Home’.
Watch the video now here:
Dave Meros called the track “one of my favorite songs on Noise Floor”, while Ryo Okumoto comments “This is a great song by Ted Leonard.”
The album has been receiving brilliant reactions, and you can find a few of them below:
“one of the most defiantly immediate, hook-laden and upbeat records of their career.” – Prog Magazine
“The album endorses the group’s skill at balancing great songwriting with clever muso ingredients, and surely confirms their status as prog royalty.” – Guitar Techniques
“Melody is paramount, and Noise Floor is sensational.” – The Prog Report
OH. composes, performs and produces her music, plays the guitar (electric and acoustic), bass, drums, violin, piano, and percussion. She is also an accomplished sound engineer and mixes and masters her work. She lives in New York, NY, and Athens, Greece.
Two more singles, “I’m in Love” and “Deserted Eyes” are coming up for release this summer and a prog metal EP, “Metallia” is coming in fall 2017. Right now, she’s in the studio working on the progressive rock album, “Prog Unshaven” coming out in Spring 2018.
• OH.’s debut EP Sleeping World released in February 2013 – with the title track “Trials – a song for a lost generation won an international video contest.
Reviewers have compared the timbre of her voice to Sharon Den Adel and Anneke Van Giesbergen, others to Happy Rhodes and a cross between Kate Bush and Tori Amos. They emphasized her quite unique style, as one said, “she defies analysis somewhat as Queensryche” with a distinctive sound of her own.
Track from BABAL’s 4th album “THE CIRCLE OF CONFUSION OF TONGUES” to be released in 2018 on Melodic Revolution Records.
Karen Langley – vocals
Rob Williams – guitars/synthesis
Jon Sharp – drums
Zoie Green – keyboards
Ben Balsom – bass
Capturing the angst of 21st Century Britain with Karen Langley’s sharply observed lyrics, laced with the manically haunting guitars of Rob Williams and enhanced by Zoie Green’s trippy keyboards, plus groove drivers Ben Balsom on bass and Jon Sharp on electronic drums, BABAL deliver a theatrical, barbed performance that defies categorization.
BABAL reveal a dystopian, sideways view of life; their psych/art-rock approach calling up comparisons with Talking Heads, Zappa, Beefheart, Hendrix and Patti Smith among many. The band have gathered great responses from the UK and Europe and have also played live soundtracks for Alternative Cinema presentations.
Karen Langleys’ sharp lyrics and powerfully fluid vocals soar over groove-driven soundscapes and songs, meshed with blistering guitars.
Their latest album was released in April 2016 “Singular Adventures in Post-Modern Capitalism”
Their 4th album “The Circle of Confusion of Tongues” is due to be released in early 2018
Some of the festivals played in 2017:
Beautiful Days, Kozfest, Feral Fest, On Board the Craft, Phoenix Alt-Fest, 15th Dream of Dr. Sardonicus Psych Fest, Sistafest, Alice’s Wicked Tea Party, Hastrek, Tannerfest
Charming, alarming and serving up improvisational chunks of beauty between slices of rich vocals, the ever-evolving BABAL mix groove-based rock with strange, enigmatic lyrics and blistering rhythms, topped by stunning guitars.
Driven by soaring vocal dynamics, and twisting into vibrant guitar soundscapes, BABAL’s music is underpinned by a stronghold of bass and drums. BABAL morph from dark to light, shadow to shiny, leaving a trail of sparkling crescendos, bold rhythms and provoking lyrics. The band move easily between improvised, poetic fusion mixes to theatrical, political, hard-hitting pieces that express the satirical, eccentric core of the BABALONEONS themselves – each one a virtuoso; united they create an intricate web of passionate, vibrant music.
Electric Violinist & Singer Joe Deninzon Amplifies Muse’s Passionate Song
HYSTERIA is a Wagnerian/Queen-esque cover of Muse’s 2003 hit. The song is going to be on the upcoming Stratospheerius album, GUILTY OF INNOCENCE, out September 29 on Melodic Revolution Records, the leading North American progressive rock record label.
The Video was Directed by musician Dave Milone (of Radio 4), the video for HYSTERIA features a dramatic performance of the band punctuated with explosions. Deninzon says the explosions represent “Someone who has had enough! Feeling hopeless frustration with the current state of the world, breaking out of a bad relationship, or someone held back from their dreams and ambitions, a prisoner in their mind or in a literal sense…or both!”
Joe is a huge Muse and Queen fan, and pays tribute to both bands in their version of this song, “The original was so perfect that we wanted to reimagine the song entirely!” The single features singer Melanie Mitrano, the first time Stratospheerius has ever had an operatic soprano guesting on any of their recordings.
Fusing influences by artists as diverse as Tool, Tom Morello, Jean-Luc Ponty, and Jack Bruce, Joe Deninzon & Stratospheerius are contenders for being the biggest deal in prog that you’ve never heard! Writes Cleveland.com’s Peter Chakerian, “He may not be a ‘household name’ (yet) but he’s kind of a big deal.” Adds Progressive Rock Central’s Angel Romero, the group “combines solid songwriting and tradition with extraordinary electric violin work and the sounds of the future.”
Special guests on GUILTY OF INNOCENCE include guitarist Alex Skolnick (Testament, TSO), keyboardist Rave Tesar (Renaissance), and vocalist/guitarist Randy McStine (The Fringe, Stu Hamm).
For updates on digital store links such as iTunes, Amazon, visit both the Melodic Revolution Records and Joe Deninzon & Stratospheerius’ Facebook and YouTube pages.