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Wednesday, 18 June 2014 Sun Pedal Recordings


"I have been into those guys for a long time. Back when they were in Thee Shams I brought them on the road with The Black Keys. I didn't hear anything from them for a while after Thee Shams disbanded until the next thing I know the Buffalo Killers first record is coming out. I bought a copy of it and was stunned, like 'Holy shit.' They transformed from a good garage rock band to light years ahead of what they were doing in terms of songwriting, arrangement and harmonies." – Dan Auerbach from The Black Keys

"One of the best (expletive) rock 'n' roll bands in the world." - Chris Robinson - The Black Crowes

"Heavy on the heavy and with plenty of hooks" - High Times

"Buffalo Killers are back with Heavy Reverie, and they're going for the throat with a record that should situate the band for full throttle rock stardom. They've brought along a new label (Sun Pedal Recordings - Warner Music Group), a new producer (the legendary Jim Wirt), and hell, they even mixed it on the Neve console that gave birth to Michael Jackson's Thriller demos." - Tony Conley / Rock Guitar Daily

"There's something in the water in Ohio, and Buffalo Killers have sucked it down and are ready to share it far and wide" Hittin' The Note

"The Cincinnati group keeps evolving into something bigger and with their last several releases they have established themselves as an act to follow." - The Fire Note

"They're Chris Robinson-endorsed and definitely have that rootsy sway of The Black Crowes at their finest – but there's a stomp and a stamp that Buffalo Killers have produced that is all their own." - Off The Tracks

"Buffalo Killers take aim at garage, swamp blues, '60s psych, Canyon harmonies and Southern roots and land their prey every time." – Nigel Williamson / UNCUT

"Golden nostalgic bliss…Cincinnati's incredible Buffalo Killers will show you exactly where Kings of Leon went wrong." – Chris Deville / THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH

"Not many bands have mined a late hippie-era approach with more satisfying results." – Mark Deming / ALL MUSIC

"Big riffs rule, and at no time more than the '70s did they dominate the airwaves. Cincinnati's Buffalo Killers evoke the blurry Polaroid sounds of those years, grooving like Foghat one minute, recalling the melodic gold of Badfinger another, and utterly, unironically rocking like ZZ Top. There's nothing quite as simple and effective as a "'power trio.' The three were members of the dearly departed garage rock outfit Thee Shams, but Buffalo Killers isn't three chord frat rock at all. The songs are thick and greasy, and listening to the trio live, you can see why they've made fans of The Black Keys and The Black Crows." – Jason Woodbury / PHOENIX NEW TIMES

"Buffalo Killers definitely have a cool Joe Walsh/James Gang influence in their sound. I dig 'em." – Alice Cooper / NIGHTS WITH ALICE COOPER

"Cincinnati trio Buffalo Killers find that drawing from '60s and '70s rock icons continues to provide fresh ideas filled with a tunefulness and musical vocabulary that is indebted to rock's golden era with a refreshing vibrancy." – Kyle Melton / DAYTON CITY PAPER



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Tuesday, 18 June 2013 Tragic Hero Records


(Temple, TX) Everyone Dies In Utah have announced that they will enter the studio at the end of this month to begin recording their new full-length album. It will be the follow up to their 2012 release Polarities. The band has decided to enlist platinum producer Jim Wirt (Incubus, Something Corporate, Hidden in Plain View) to record the new music at Crushtone Studios in Cleveland, OH. There is no release date scheduled as of now.

About Everyone Dies In Utah:
Teetering between breakneck brutality and elegant, entrancing melody, the Temple, TX quintet formed in 2008, consisting of Danny Martinez (Vocals, Keys, Synth), Trey Golden (Keys, Synth), and Nathan Chase Meadows (drums). The name of the band began as a joke, but stuck with them as time went on. It derives from the fact that the death rate in Utah was at one time higher than any other state.

So far, Everyone Dies In Utah has continually connected on a deep level with its passionate fan base. Since hitting the scene, they've attracted a rabid audience over the course of their self-released EP, I Hope You Realize This Means War in 2009 and then Seeing Clearly. They've also toured tirelessly with bands such asAffiance, Sirens and Sailors, Bleach Blonde, The Overseer and more. They know that it is very important to be accessible to their fans and do not plan on getting off the road any time soon!


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Friday, 07 September 2012 substream music press

GABRIEL THE MARINE SIGNS TO SUN PEDAL RECORDINGS New EP To Be Released This Fall; Debut Full Length Release In 2013 Band to Join Taking Back Sunday On Select Fall Tour Dates

(New York, NY) – Long Island’s own Gabriel The Marine have signed a new worldwide deal with Sun Pedal Recordings. The New York indie rock/pop band will release a four-song EP this Fall to give fans a slice of what’s to come. Gabriel The Marine will join Taking Back Sunday and Bayside for a series of Fall dates (see dates below) with plans for more touring in support of the new release. Fans can also expect the EP to be followed by a debut full length album for the first half of 2013.

Tommy LaCombe, owner Sun Pedal Recordings comments, “We’re more than excited and honored to have Gabriel The Marine join our label and become an integral part of our vision for the music industry.”

Gabriel The Marine front man Mike Desmond comments, “We are excited to announce that we have found a home for our music with Sun Pedal Recordings. It feels good to be a part of something so new, and we’re looking forward to the future of Gabriel The Marine as well as Sun Pedal Recordings.”

Formed in 2008, Gabriel The Marine is a violin-infused indie rock/pop quintet from Long Island, NY with a sound all their own. After two critically acclaimed self-released EPs, the band will release a new EP this Fall on Sun Pedal followed by their debut full length studio album in 2013. They are currently at work on music with accomplished producer Jim Wirt (Fiona Apple, Jack’s Mannequin, Incubus). The new studio album will be supported by extensive touring that will stretch well into 2013. Gabriel The Marine has played the Bamboozle festival twice and have toured with such artists and bands as John Nolan, Taking Back Sunday, Bayside, Jacks Mannequin, Mae, Anberlin, and the Dear Hunter.



Wednesday, 04 May 2011 Written by Rob Sleigh

Following in the footsteps of rock luminaries such as No Doubt, fellow Californians Permanent Ability recently headed into the studio with producer Jim Wirt to work on their latest release ‘Bring It On!’. Wirt, who is best-known for producing a string of groundbreaking rock albums like Incubus’s ‘S.C.I.E.N.C.E.’ and Hoobastank’s 2001 debut, spent some time working with Permanent Ability on the funk-rock quartet’s second EP last year. However, despite only having a short history, this isn’t the first time that the LA-based group have collaborated with a well-known artist. For their 2008 debut EP ‘From the Womb to Hollywood’, Permanent Ability were joined by funk legend Lige Curry, who was formerly the bass player with George Clinton’s Parliament-Funkadelic.

Stereoboard recently caught up with Permanent Ability’s frontman and founding member Brian Lanese to find out more about the band and their music.



Head over to the Striking Back website...

For an immediate download of Restless in your choice of 320k mp3, FLAC, or just about any other format you could possibly desire.
Striking Back - Restless EP


From the production team that brought you Incubus, No Doubt, Hoobastank, Jack's Mannequin, and Something Corporate.
Like a walk in the dark, you don't know where you are. 
And you can't see through the clouds to the stars. 
No one is driving and I am colliding with all that you are. 
Arrows broken--you can't find me any more. 

And I'm Restless. How bout you? Tired of feeling used. 
Nothing and nobody else can change the way I feel. 

Like and empty smile, you don't know what to guess. 
With my hands tied down and heart consumed, I must confess: 
I am naked, and I'm lying on the ice. 
I am broken--outspoken for advice. 

And I'm Restless. How bout you? Tired of feeling used. 
Nothing and nobody else can change the way I feel. 

Life me up. I am frail, like shadows in colour that fall upon the trail. 

And I'm Restless. How bout you? Tired of feeling used. 
Nothing and nobody else can change the way I feel.

from The Restless EP, track released 15 June 2010 
Recorded and produced by Jim Wirt at 4th Street Recording, Santa Monica. Mixed by Jeff Hannan at MidCity Sound, Hollywood. Arrangements by Patrick Warren. Written by Jordan Thompson.

Incubus producer Jim Wirt’s next hit:
Modena’s Second Time Around
January 21, 2011

Rave reviews follow Modena’s announcement of release Second Time Around, the title
track from their EP, recorded fall of 2010 at Closer Look Studios with Jim Wirt, producer
of Hoobastank, Incubus, Jack’s Mannequin and other hit artists.


Q&A with Jaymz Carlson of Modena
December 15, 2010
by Kate Davenport

This summer you traveled to Closer Look studio in Cleveland to record
with the well known producer Jim Wirt (Incubus). What made you choose
Wirt and how do you feel the tracks turned out?

We really liked his track record. I had a list of producers that included
Trevor Kustiak (Evans Blue, Rains) and Beau Hill (Ratt) that had approached
us in re-recording songs off our old Modena EP, but none of them had the
experience and consistency that Wirt did. I remember buying that first Hoobastank
album he produced and blasting it in my headphones in high school. And to think,
now my band gets to work with the guy who made that all possible for them?
It was unreal. He has taken so many great bands to that “next level,” which is
what we needed. I feel we got every penny’s worth out of the tracks we did with
him. He helped our recordings sound like we’ve always wanted to sound, the way
we knew we could sound.

What is Wirt like to record with?

The guy is a machine! We did like 3 songs in 4 days or something like that?
12-16 hours per day in the studio… now that’ll make most people go crazy after
awhile – but not Jim. He’s the most down to earth, easy to work with guy you’ll
ever meet. Plus he had ideas flowing for days on how to make the tracks so
much better. It was an awesome learning experience just to see this guy work.
Everything he had to say was so supportive and positive, unless you were
out of tune or you just did a crappy take.

Modena Releases Second Time Around EP
December 10, 2010

Have you ever wondered if a big name producer is really worth it? Have you ever
said 'if a band is that good they don't need a big name producer to sound good'?
Have you ever considered if it's worth your life savings to have a 'name' on a recording?

All of these questions and more are answered by North Carolina's rock band Modena
with their December 14th release of Second Time Around.

Listening to the Modena self titled demo you could hear heart, you could hear desire.
You could hear Potential. What you couldn't hear is a radio hit.


New Bands Archive
October 15, 2010

Do you miss bands like Incubus and Hoobastank? Are you yearning for updated
versions of this kind of music? Then look no further than Raleigh, North Carolina
based Modena.

With a hard rock edged tinge and poppy yet deep and beautiful lyrics and vocals,
this quartet of youngish men have been making a splash in the Southeastern
United States for the last few years now. We like their ability to be lyrically insightful
while also being powerful in their instrumentation... i.e. passionate!

With two EPs released and now working on their next album with famous producer
Jim Wirt (No Doubt, Incubus) out in Los Angeles, they're sure to grow and evolve,
but always keep the underlying rock power behind their sound consistent.

Songs we recommend you listen to: "Second Time Around," "Hang it High,"
and “Surrounding You."


Quote of the week

The artist is most important: "[As a producer], you can't ever be more important than the artist. The artist is everything. Be true to their vision. If they don't have one, help them find it." -- Jim Wirt, producer (Incubus, Fiona Apple, Hoobastank). Interviewed in MC December 2010


Music Connection - December Magazine - Jim Wirt Producer


Frequis travels to LA to record with Jim Wirt at 4th Street Studios Summer 2010

Frequis travels to Los Angeles to record with Jim Wirt at 4th Street Studios, Summer 2010. Frequis is an up-and-coming progressive grunge band from Phoenix. Their songs are available on iTunes and all other internet sites. This is a documentary on the adventure they took to record their first professional CD in LA with legendary music producer Jim Wirt. Frequis recorded at 4th Street Studios in Santa Monica, where so many famous bands recorded such as Jimi Hendrix, The Beach Boys, Incubus and more. The incredible recordings made on this amazing journey play along to the clips filmed on the trip. The footage was taken casually with the guitar player's iPhone, but the talented editing makes this amateur documentary of a real rock band recording in a famous Los Angeles recording studio a memorable hit.

TAG Magazine:

From SGF to the future? Former Fools Face bassist Jim Wirt launches Crushtone Music

There was a time when Jim Wirt was the young musician fighting for recognition, the guy rolling the dice and moving away from Springfield to take a shot at making it in rock ‘n’ roll. That was in the early ’80s, when his band Fools Face was all the rage in SGF and getting signed to a major record label and put on the radio was the big goal. Twenty-five years later all of that has changed; Fools Face split up less than a year after its move to Los Angeles, record labels are on shaky ground and Wirt, together with wife ClaireTony Barille and Randy Chase, are out to put the power back in bands’ hands with the launch of Crushtone Music.


IS a regional development Recording Company in the business of Producing, Manufacturing, Marketing and Promoting Recording Artists and/or their music products.

Formed in 2009 by Tony Barille and Randy Chase along with Prodcuer Jim Wirt and his wife Claire Wirt. The Cleveland, OH based Company intends to launch recording artists on a regional basis with a "ripple outward" strategy.

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