California-based, Pattern-Seeking Animals, featuring Ted Leonard, Jimmy Keegan, Dave Meros, and John Boegehold, and art-pop trio, Arc Iris, are the latest additions to the festival’s 2022 Easter line-up.
Both acts had originally been billed to play at the canceled 2020 edition of RoSFest; “we know the care and enthusiasm for great live music that George Roldan [festival founder and former director] always put into his line-up choices, so it made sense to try and pick up directly from where he left off and rebook bands who should have played at the Sarasota Opera house back in 2020 but lost out due to the pandemic”, says Board of Director member, Octavia Brown, “something already seen when we announced Lobate Scarp earlier this year”.
P-SA’s appearance at RoSFest is set to be just one in a series of live shows planned (and the first since the band got together in 2018) to support the release of their as yet untitled third studio album. It also represents a second festival performance for Jimmy Keegan, already part of the festival line-up as drummer with Robert Berry’s 3.2.
Pattern-Seeking Animals, the California-based prog band featuring Ted Leonard (lead vocals & guitars), Jimmy Keegan (drums & vocals), Dave Meros (bass), and John Boegehold (keyboards), has been around for less than three years but has already released two well-received albums: the eponymous debut album in 2019 and “Prehensile Tales” in 2020, both on Inside Out Music.
As John explains, “Originally P-SA was intended to be a recording project but as the debut album started coming together, we began talking seriously about doing it as a live band”.
“This music would be a challenge for a four-piece band to pull off live,” says drummer, Jimmy Keegan, “so we’ve enlisted two additional multi-talented musicians to cover all the bases”.
They’re as yet-to-be-titled third album is slated for an early 2022 release and will be supported by the band’s first live shows, including an appearance at RoSFest on Sunday, April 17th.
Arc Iris, on the other hand, will be bringing their own very unique flavor to the festival. Originally the solo project of Jocie Adams, their heavily textured melodies and rhythms will, without doubt, captivate the RoSFest audience.
Arc Iris, the art-pop trio from Los Angeles, successfully combines story-based songs with dense electronic and orchestral arrangements. The group, which started out as the solo project of Jocie Adams (formerly of The Low Anthem) includes keyboardist, sample artist, and frequent Jon Anderson collaborator, Zach Tenorio-Miller, and drummer, Ray Belli.
Arc Iris released its acclaimed self-titled debut in 2014 on ANTI/Bella Union and followed it up in 2016 with “Moon Saloon”, a record that represents a natural progression of the first album’s whimsical explorations and energetic diversity. Produced by the group and mixed by electronic producer David Wrench of FKA Twigs and Jamie xx fame, “Moon Saloon” showcases beat-heavy melodies and textural, groove-riding rhythms. Following the release of their second album, the band toured a complete re-imagination of Joni Mitchell’s ‘Blue’. The band later went on to release their cover version of the classic 1971 album under the name of “Foggy Lullaby” in 2018, a year which also saw the release of their fourth album, “Icon of Ego”. Shortly before the pandemic, the band premiered its most ambitious project to date, “iTMRW: A Sci-Fi Ballet”.
Burned at the Stake is from Laura Meade’s new studio album, The Most Dangerous Woman in America, due on May 21, 2021, on Doone Records, marks Meade’s follow up to her solo debut, 2018’s Remedium and 2019’s Don’t Panic with New York progressive rock septet IZZ.
Laura Meade’s new studio album, The Most Dangerous Woman in America, due on May 21, 2021 on Doone Records, marks Meade’s follow up to her solo debut, 2018’s Remedium and 2019’s Don’t Panic with New York progressive rock septet IZZ.
The Most Dangerous Woman in America, co-written with IZZ bandmate John Galgano between March and December of 2020, explores the story of a woman whose voice was silenced and whose story was all but forgotten by her own country.
“As we wrote the music and lyrics for this album, John and I realized that the concept and story that inspired us was not just the story of one woman, but also the story of all of those who stay true to themselves regardless of the cost,” says Meade.
“There have been so many people throughout history – many of them women – who stand up for themselves, stand up for what they believe in, and experience great pain and suffering for doing so, their memories and voices lost along the way to gossip and rumor. I hope that this album, in some small way, honors and gives voice to the forgotten.”
From the pulsing forward-momentum of “Leaving” to the majesty of “Iconoclast” to the mystery and passion of “Forgive Me,” The Most Dangerous Woman in America explores the sincerity, emotion, and authenticity that so often lie beyond the gossip and sensationalism of fame and celebrity.
“This album was written to honor the forgotten: those whose stories remain untold, whose lives have been neutralized by those with unchecked power,” says Meade.
Meade’s new album features the songs “Burned at the Stake” and the title track, both available on April 23, 2021 for purchase by pre-ordering the full album at izzmusic.bandcamp.com and for streaming on Spotify.
Meade is joined on the album by IZZ members Tom Galgano (Keyboards, Production), Brian Coralian (V-Drums), John Galgano (Bass).
Laura Meade’s The Most Dangerous Woman in America is available for pre-order now on the IZZ Bandcamp page: izzmusic.bandcamp.com (download) and will be available for streaming on all platforms on May 21, 2021. CD and Vinyl versions of the album are also available for pre-order now.
Track Listing: 1. On the Shores of the Seine 2. Leaving 3. Burned at the Stake 4. Iconoclast 5. End of the Road in Hollywood 6. Doesn’t Change a Thing 7. The Most Dangerous Woman in America 8. The Shape of Shock 9. Forgive Me 10. Tell Me, Love
Melodic Revolution Records is pleased to announce that we have signed Virginia based Art Rock/ Progressive jazz fusion artist Potters Daughter for a multi-album deal.
About the band: Potter’s Daughter was formed in NYC while Dyanne was studying classical piano performance at the Manhattan School of Music. The group performed regularly in NYC, as well as in northeastern PA. Potter’s Daughter has been featured on radio, TV, and in national and international magazines and blogs. Now, joining forces with longtime friend, Amit Chatterjee, (producer, arranger, and guitarist), and Ian C. Voegtlin (composer, guitarist, and saxophonist), in 2018 they released their debut album “The Blind Side.”
Most recently Potter’s Daughter released a follow-up single “Blood and Water” which was released on August 2019 as a Limited Edition 7″ single, CD single and as a digital download. “Blood and Water” features guest vocalist Annie Haslam, lead vocalist for English Progressive Rock band Renaissance.
Potter’s Daughter is: Dyanne Potter Voegtlin (Composer, Piano, Vocals) Amit Chatterjee (Producer, Arranger, Guitar) Ian C. Voegtlin (Composer, Saxophone, Guitar) Randy Crafton (Percussion) Walter Sitz (Drum Set)
In a statement from the band It is our great joy and honor to announce Potter’s Daughter has signed a multi-release deal with the independent US record label, Melodic Revolution Records! MRR is known the world over as a prog/art-rock label and is home to Paul D’Adamo, Lisa LaRue, Marco Ragni, and Overture to name a few.
MRR is led by Nick Katona, who has a deep love for creative music and is known for his passion and enthusiasm in bringing the world the best new music. MRR is more than a record label, says Nick, “…we are a family of musicians and individuals that work hard at working together as a well-oiled team bringing the music listener music that inspires, and makes us think while cultivating memories – music that will stand the test of time. It is through this family atmosphere that new collaborations have evolved to create rich and dynamic new music.”
Potter’s Daughter and MRR already have several new projects in motion, including the release of a new single, upcoming performances, and our next album! We are extremely excited to be working together with Nick and the entire MRR family and look forward to further building and expanding the connection created by the wonderful world of music.
In a statement from Nick Katona CEO of Melodic Revolution Records. Our mission has always been to collaborate with artists that are hard-working talent that delivers top-notch music… and this is the case with Potter’s Daughter. Their music is rich with melody and hooks, We also believe they will reach out to even the most finicky of music listeners, from modern art-rock lovers to the purest of jazz-infused progressive rock fans.
It’s a very powerful and touching video, a sort of experiment in between a music video and a documentary. The stories shown are not fiction. The two characters are real people and we take part to their everyday extraordinary life: a girl who is a boxing champion in Catania (Vissia Trovato) and a Russian ballet dancer (Aleksandr Chelidze).
“Two very distant stories, not only geographically, a video clip-documentary about two people that face their life with courage and folly.
Music has always been able to make fun of conflicts and cancel distances and differences. We want to prove that the human being has the strength and the capacity to fight in a world where the darkness seems to prevail.”
The Milanese art-rock band Le Folli Arie, considered to be one of the most interesting new acts of the Italian indie scene, after the success of the first 2 singles in English “It’s not easy” and “Shot in the dark”, releases the video of the third single “A better day tomorrow”.
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