October 28th 2023
Melodic Revolution is beyond ecstatic to introduce you to Emerald City Council, one of the finest new progressive rock outfits. Emerald City Council is an American progressive rock band that was formed in 2021 out of a recording project written and produced by saxophonist/keyboardist Brent Bristow.
About The Album:
The debut album, Motion Carries, will be released in early 2024 on CD, Limited Edition Transparent Green Double LP, and Digital, as well as streaming on all popular channels. The debut clocks in at just over an hour and boasts nine original tracks. The music is nothing short of sublime, and I always feel uncomfortable to compare a band’s music. That said, this band will appeal to fans of Able Ganz, Flying Colors, Kansas, Seven Steps to the Green Door, Proto-Kaw, Native Window, Alan Parsons Project, Transatlantic, and Fish On Friday.
– Nick Katona President of Melodic Revolution
About Emerald City Council:
The band features vocalist Jake Livgren (Proto-Kaw, Kerry Livgren), drummer Noah Hungate (The Band Perry, son of Toto’s David Hungate), Jeremy Nichols (Erin Coburn) on bass, up-and-coming guitarist Seth Hankerson, and saxophonist/keyboardist Brent Bristow (Professor of Music at Arkansas State University-Beebe). Brandon Goff, Associate Professor of Music Industry at Francis Marion University, has also contributed significant guitar work as a special collaborator to the band.
The album includes several guest appearances, including guitar solos from Paul Bielatowicz (Carl Palmer, Neal Morse), and Mike Thompson (The Sons of Kirk), plus contributions from actors Jeffery Combs (Star Trek, Re-Animator) and Steve Rankin (Star Trek, X-Files).
Multi-Grammy/Emmy-winning engineer and producer Jamie Tate, an important member of the ECC team, mixed and mastered the material at the Rukkus Room Studio in Nashville. Artist Thomas Ewerhard provided the cover artwork that perfectly captures the spirit of the music.
From a statement from the band:
“On behalf of the Council, we are honored and excited to join the Melodic Revolution Records family. We are impressed by the MRR team’s enthusiasm for our music, and we are confident this partnership will help get our music to the right audience.”
Emerald City Council are:
Jake Livgren-lead and backing vocals, keyboard
Brent Bristow-saxophones, keyboards, recorder, guitar, vocals
Emerald City Council Online:
Bandcamp Store: Coming Soon!
MRR band Profile Page: https://mrrmusic.com/project/emerald-city-council/
Melodic Revolution Records Online