PATTERN-SEEKING ANIMALS launch Ted Leonard-play through of “No One Ever Died and Made Me King”

PATTERN-SEEKING ANIMALS is the brand new group featuring the talents of current & former Spock’s Beard members Ted Leonard, Jimmy Keegan & Dave Meros as well as long-time contributing songwriter-producer John Boegehold. The band will release their self-titled debut album on July 5th, 2019.

Today they launch a play-through video courtesy of Ted Leonard for their latest single ‘No One Ever Died and Made Me King’.

Watch the official video for ‘No One Ever Died and Made Me King’ here: https://youtu.be/wl7hYwca0uw

 John Boegehold comments: “Dave and I wrote this a while back from the viewpoint of a guy feeling sorry for his lot in life.  I love the bass tone he came up with and Ted’s guitar tone is classic 70s. Is voodoo-swamp prog a genre?”

Listen to the previously released track ‘No Burden Left To Carry Here’: https://youtu.be/JOH5aWo9KfE

The album has already been receiving great reviews, find a few of them below:

“shiny and soulful but spiky symphonic prog” – Prog Magazine

“a must-have for any respectable music collection”Power of Prog

“a strong album with top-notch performances from some of the best players in the prog world” – Sonic Perspectives

“this album is a must-have.” – Progressive Music Planet

Originally a vehicle for a few tracks John had been working on in early 2018, he quickly came up with enough music to work towards producing an album. With that in mind, he enlisted the talents of Jimmy Keegan (drums & vocals), Ted Leonard (vocals & guitar) & Dave Meros (bass), with Boegehold handling all the synths. He adds: “Besides live strings on a few songs and a female backing vocalist on another, it was all done between the four of us with Dave and Ted ending up as co-writers on some of the material.”

With the band obviously being closely associated with Spock’s Beard, John was conscious of exploring different avenues with Pattern-Seeking Animals, whether it was song structures, vocal arrangements, synth sounds or emotional textures. “Pattern-Seeking Animals was a clean slate so I found myself drawing on a few different musical influences and using some contemporary production ideas and sounds that I probably wouldn’t use with SB for various reasons.”

The album will be released on limited CD digipak, gatefold 2LP + CD & as digital album. Pre-order now here: www.insideoutmusicshop.com

As John notes, as the project came together it quickly became apparent that they would want to take this material out live: “Originally it was intended to be a recording project but as it was coming together we started talking seriously about doing it as a live band. Because of the complexity of a lot of the material, it’ll require an additional musician or two to pull it off live. The plan is to tour as much as possible and to come out with a new album at least once a year. In fact, work on the second album is already well under way.”

Stay tuned for a first taste of music from Pattern-Seeking Animals in the coming weeks!

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Nad Sylvan – launches video for ‘Whoa (Always Been Without You)’

Nad Sylvan, the vocalist with Steve Hackett, recently announced the release of his new solo album ‘The Regal Bastard’ on July 5th, 2019. His third album for InsideOutMusic, and his 5th overall, this record is the final part of the Vampire trilogy that he began on 2015’s ‘Courting The Widow’.

Today he launches the third single from the album, and you can watch the video for ‘Whoa (Always Been Without You)’

Nad comments: “’Whoa’ is one of those gifts that just came to me while I was on tour in Italy last summer. It kept pounding in my head, like someone’s knocking on your door and won’t stop, even if you open it.  To me, it’s probably the strongest song on the album. Very relatable lyrics, we’re all waiting for that big life changing moment in life, no matter the circumstances.”

Watch the video for the last single ‘Meet Your Maker’ here: https://youtu.be/GrnpnWhKLPs
Listen to previous single ‘I Am The Sea’ here: https://youtu.be/5-p4YTwAjHU

Find some of the brilliant media reactions below:
“a grandly elaborate theatrical production” – Prog
“a carefully crafted sonic experience with precision instrumentation and is a superb showcase for Nad’s vocal, compositional and arranging talents.” – The Prog Report
“Sylvan has nonetheless created an original, and vibrant example of modern progressive rock” – Metal Wani

Once more, Sylvan has pulled together a tremendous array of musical talent to bring his inspiration to life.
“Almost everyone who worked on ‘The Bride Said No’ is back with me again. Anders Wollbeck has again co-written two songs and plays an array of instruments as well as co producing them. Steve Hackett plays guitar on one track, Guthrie Govan on two, while Tony Levin does the bass on a song. Jonas Reingold plays bass on much of the album, and Nick D’Virgilio handles the drums. And I also have the same female singers working with me once more, these being Sheona Urquhart, Jade Ell and Tania Doko. And on ‘Honey I’m Home’, there’s a big choir section, with every singer that has been involved with the 3 albums that make up the Vampirate trilogy, concluding the story in an honourable way. We also have Nick Beggs joining in on this part of the song.”

‘The Regal Bastard’ will be released as a limited CD Digipak (incl. 2 bonus tracks), Gatefold 2LP + CD & as digital album.
Pre-order the album here: www.insideoutmusicshop.com

Track Listing
1. I Am The Sea
2. Oahu
3. Whoa (Always Been Without You)
4. Meet Your Maker
5. The Regal Bastard
6. Leave Me On These Waters
7. Honey I’m Home
8. Diva Time (Bonus Track)
9. The Lake Isle of Innisfree (Bonus Track)

Nad comments: 
“For me, this is the best of the three records. I honestly believe it will delight the fans. It is maybe not as riff heavy as the others. I would describe the sound as coming from the notion of pop going prog, with R’n’B elements in there as well. It is very soulful. But that suits my style. I am a vocal chameleon, and you’ll hear that throughout. It is the finest possible way to bring the trilogy to an end.”

Nad will spend most of 2019 touring once again with Steve Hackett, as he celebrates the 40 years anniversary of “Spectral Mornings”, as well as the Genesis classic ‘Selling England By The Pound’. Find the full list of dates here: http://www.hackettsongs.com/tour.html

NAD SYLVAN Online:
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https://twitter.com/SylvanOfficial

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Car Seat Headrest Announce New Live Album Commit Yourself Completely

“Fill In The Blank” (Live at Newport Music Hall, Columbus, OH)

Car Seat Headrest today announces Commit Yourself Completely – a new nine-track live album that will be released only via digital means June 17th. Culled from performances across the UK, US and France, the nine-track album spans material from 2016’s breakout Teens Of Denial and 2018’s reimagined epic Twin Fantasy – as well as the first officially released recording of longtime live staple ‘Ivy’ by Frank Ocean. A filmed version of the performance of ‘Fill In The Blank’ which appears on the album, recorded in Columbus, Ohio, can be seen now above.

“This is a compilation of songs from shows we played in 2018,” says Will Toledo. “We recorded every show we did that year, and I went through about 50 of them to get the final tracklist for this album. This isn’t necessarily the best possible version of each track, but it’s some of the most fun we’ve had on stage. I particularly remember the show we did in the small French town of Amiens, maybe the smallest show we did that year, and how great it felt to be up in people’s faces with everyone plugging in to the music right away. The recordings we made of the shows came out very clean, so rather than try to artificially recreate how it sounded in the different venues night to night, I tried to give the whole album that in-your-face feeling, like we’re playing the songs right in front of you. When you’re onstage with everything happening at once, you never really know what it sounds like in the room anyways; all you know is how the music is feeling. Hopefully this will give you a sense of what these shows felt like.”

A snapshot of the 7-person lineup featuring members of Naked Giants experienced by crowds worldwide over the last two years, Commit Yourself Completely offers a visceral, loose and ebullient take on these much-loved songs, as well as an incandescent capstone of a formative touring period as Car Seat Headrest readies his next studio album. Musicians featured on the album are Will Toledo (vocals), Seth Dalby (bass), Ethan Ives (guitar, vocals), Andrew Katz (drums, vocals), Grant Mullen (guitar, vocals) Gianni Aiello (guitar, keyboards, vocals), Henry LaVallee (additional percussion).

Tracklist
1. Cosmic Hero (Live at the Tramshed, Cardiff, Wales)
2. Fill In The Blank (Live at Newport Music Hall, Columbus, OH)
3. Drugs With Friends (Live at La Lune des Pirates, Amiens, France)
4. Bodys (Live at La Lune des Pirates, Amiens, France)
5. Cute Thing (Live at O2 Forum Kentish Town, London, England)
6. Drunk Drivers/Killer Whales (Live at O2 Forum Kentish Town, London, England)
7. Destroyed By Hippie Powers (Live at the Crystal Ballroom, Portland, OR)
8. Ivy (live at the Capitol Theater, Olympia, WA)
9. Beach Life-in-Death (Live at Crossroads, KC, Kansas City, MO)

Car Seat Headrest on tour : 

Saturday, June 22nd College Street Music Hall, New Haven CT
Sunday, June 23rd Firefly Festival, Dover DE
Tuesday, June 25th Asbury Hall at Babeville, Buffalo NY
Wednesday, June 26th House of Blues, Cleveland OH
Thursday, June 27th Deluxe at Old National Centre, Indianapolis IN
Friday, June 28th Cannery Ballroom, Nashville TN
Saturday, June 29th Bogart’s, Cincinnati OH
Tuesday, July 2nd Wooly’s Des Moines IA
Wednesday, July 3rd The Waiting Room, Omaha NE
Sunday, August 11th Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles CA *
Thursday, August 15 Paredes de Coura Festival, Tábua PT
Saturday. August 17 Green Man Festival, Crickhowell UK
Friday, September 6 Oregon Zoo, Portland OR * (SOLD OUT)
Saturday, September 7 Marymoor, Redmond WA *
Sunday, September 8 Marymoor, Redmond WA *
November 16-17 Corona Capital – Mexico City MX

* with Death Cab For Cutie

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BENT KNEE launch new single “Catch Light”

Photo: Rich Ferri

Boston-based art-rock band Bent Knee are pleased to announce their brand new single “Catch Light”, the first new music to arrive from their forthcoming new studio album out later this year. This comes on top of the beginning of their North American tour alongside Thank You Scientist.

The band comments: “Catch Light is about the pressure women feel to shrink themselves and their ideas. The song is the culmination of over a year of collaborative sonic experiments and marks a drastically new direction for the band. More to come.”

Listen to ‘Catch Light’ here: 

The band’s full list of upcoming North American live dates can be found below:

11th June – Buffalo Iron Works, Buffalo, NY
12th June – Mahall’s, Lakewood, OH
13th June – Pyramid Scheme, Grand Rapids, MI
14th June – Shank Hall, Milwaukee, WI
15th June – The Citadel Music Hall, Indianapolis, IN
16th June – The Southgate House Revival, Newport, KY
18th June – Ottobar, Baltimore, MD
19th June – Space Ballroom, Hamden, CT
20th June – The Met, Pawtucket, RI
21st June – Port City Music Hall, Portland, ME
22nd June – Palladium, Worcester, MA

Earlier in the year, Bent Knee embarked on their first, extensive, European tour alongside label-mates Haken and Danish act VOLA. To coincide with this they launched a video for the track ‘Boxes’, taken from their last album ‘Land Animal’. Watch the video for ‘Boxes’ now here: https://youtu.be/T3Zkqgw33vk

Bent Knee formed in Boston in 2009 as a democratic collective determined to push the boundaries of pop and rock, combing myriad influences into a seamless, thrilling whole. Lead singer and keyboardist Courtney Swain’s soaring vocals are instantly arresting. Guitarist Ben Levin is one of the most dynamic and versatile guitarists around, shifting between the raging and raucous to the sublime and meditative. Bassist Jessica Kion and drummer Gavin Wallace-Ailsworth combine into an enthralling rhythm section that’s equal parts powerhouse and nuance. Chris Baum’s kinetic violin work provides drama, grace, and intrigue. World-class producer and live sound designer Vince Welch weave’s it all together with a captivating, expert touch. Fiercely innovative, the group bridges the gap between the experimental and the familiar, merging texture and style into music that’s moving, addictive, and unapologetically original. The band has gone from strength to strength in recent years. Their last three albums, 2017’s Land Animal, 2016’s Say So and 2014’s Shiny Eyed Babies, were hailed as significant art-rock achievements, and the band continues to be garnished with praise for their live show, performing hundreds of concerts worldwide to date.

‘Land Animal’ is available on CD, LP & Digital Download here: http://smarturl.it/BentKneeLandAnimal
“Mind-boggling… the grandest and subtlest ideas are on the table” –NPR
“The silo-smashing Bent Knee’s unique mix is equal parts ingenuity and deliciousness” – The Wall Street Journal
“Bent Knee breaks new stylistic and temperamental ground” – The Boston Globe

BENT KNEE online:
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Nad Sylvan – launches video for “Meet Your Maker”

Nad Sylvan, vocalist with Steve Hackett, recently announced the release of his new solo album ‘The Regal Bastard’ on July 5th, 2019. His third album for InsideOutMusic, and his 5th overall, this record is the final part of the Vampirate trilogy that he began on 2015’s ‘Courting The Widow’.

Heres the second single from the album, and you can watch the video here:

Nad comments: “This song features the fabulous Tania Doko on vocals, Tony Levin on bass and Nick D’Virgilio on drums. The rest is all handled by yours truly. ‘Meet Your Maker’ is a typical song, where still in the realm of prog – I bring in my R&B/soul influences combined with rock and dark theater. I don’t hear anyone else making that kind of noise at the moment, so I believe this is a unique piece of music, delivered by first-rate musicians and production. So I’m very pleased with it.”

Listen to previous single ‘I Am The Sea’ here: https://youtu.be/5-p4YTwAjHU

Work on ‘The Regal Bastard’ began in August 2017, when the vocalist began to record.

“What I tend to do is put down my ideas, and then send these to the proper musicians, who are then free to develop them in their own ways. I can then cherry pick from what they subsequently send me. “I have had to take a number of breaks, though, from working on this album, due to other commitments. So, it’s never been a case of me devoting all of my time to the project. But what this has done is allow me to return to it refreshed after time away, and able to take a different perspective on it all.” The record was finished over the last two-month period, with Nad working mammoth 15-20 hour days in order to complete it before his tour with Steve Hackett began. “The music to the title track was finished in early 2018, but the lyrics and the vocal delivery was all done in two days and finished on the same day I went to master the album. But it worked!”

Once more, Sylvan has pulled together a tremendous array of musical talent to bring his inspiration to life.
“Almost everyone who worked on ‘The Bride Said No’ is back with me again. Steve Hackett plays guitar on one track, Guthrie Govan on two, while Tony Levin does the bass on a song. Jonas Reingold plays bass on much of the album, and Nick D’Virgilio handles the drums. And I also have the same female singers working with me once more, these being Sheona Urquhart, Jade Ell and Tania Doko. And on ‘Honey I’m Home’, there’s a big choir section, with every singer that has been involved with the 3 albums that make up the Vampirate trilogy, concluding the story in an honourable way. We also have Nick Beggs joining in on this part of the song.”

Nad Sylvan 

‘The Regal Bastard’ will be released as a limited CD Digipak (incl. 2 bonus tracks), Gatefold 2LP + CD & as digital album.
Pre-order the album here: www.insideoutmusicshop.com

The full-track-listing can be found below:

1. I Am The Sea
2. Oahu
3. Whoa (Always Been Without You)
4. Meet Your Maker
5. The Regal Bastard
6. Leave Me On These Waters
7. Honey I’m Home
8. Diva Time (Bonus Track)
9. The Lake Isle of Innisfree (Bonus Track)

Nad comments: “For me, this is the best of the three records. I honestly believe it will delight the fans. It is maybe not as riff heavy as the others. I would describe the sound as coming from the notion of pop going prog, with R’n’B elements in there as well. It is very soulful. But that suits my style. I am a vocal chameleon, and you’ll hear that throughout. It is the finest possible way to bring the trilogy to an end.”

Nad will spend most of 2019 touring once again with Steve Hackett, as he celebrates the 40 years anniversary of “Spectral Mornings”, as well as the Genesis classic ‘Selling England By The Pound’. Find the full list of dates here: http://www.hackettsongs.com/tour.html

NAD SYLVAN Online:
https://www.facebook.com/Nadsylvanartist
http://www.nadsylvan.com/
https://twitter.com/SylvanOfficial

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www.youtube.com/InsideOutMusicTV
www.facebook.com/InsideOutMusic
www.twitter.com/InsideOutUSA
www.insideoutmusicshop.com

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http://spotify.com/progrockessentials

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