MI2N
Music Industry News Network
THURSDAY, JULY 31ST
Advanced Search
MusicDish Advertising Network
Subscribe to Mi2N's Free Newsletters B2N (business) i2N (indie)
HOME | FREE NEWS SUBMISSION | PREMIUM PR DISTRIBUTION | PR COPYWRITING | RSS FEEDS | TESTIMONIALS | CONTACT

Sections: Band | Business | Career | Events | Label | Music Releases | Radio | Tech | Video | Web Events
Genres: Country/Folk | Dance/Electronica | Jazz/Blues | Latin | Rock | Urban | World
International: Asia | Canada | Europe

Advertise | Artist Development | Submit Video | MusicDish*China | MusicDish e-Journal | MusicDish Network | Urban Music News Network
Music Releases (more headlines) 02-14-2014

The Post Mortems Release Debut Novella Album 'Cracked And Crooked'

Bookmark and Share
Email: thepostmortems@gmail.com
Website: http://thepostmortems.com
Music: http://soundcloud.com/thepostmortems/hard
DAVENPORT, Iowa — Seminal eastern Iowa bass and drums dark-rockers The Post Mortems celebrate the release of their mercurial debut studio album “Cracked and Crooked” with a live performance at RIBCO Friday, March 7 at 9:30 p.m., with supporting performances by Gentle Edward Records labelmates, Rock Island’s eclectic alterna-wavers Satellite Heart, and comrades in arms, Chicago’s princes of Waitsian parlor jazz, Mutts. The spectacle is open to those 21 or older at a cost of $5 per head at the door.

“Cracked and Crooked” is a nod to the haunting specter of effervescent adolescence, born of the stank depths of wood-paneled basements and industrial ruins of suburban Middle America, composed from a distance growing with each click of the clock, bathed in lycanthropic fuzz, delivered with feeling.

Rock and roll, through all of its innumerable mutations across time, is a vehicle primarily driven by the guitar. The Post Mortems formed in absence of the six-stringed stalwart — obstacle as opportunity. At first Devin Alexander (bass, vocals, songwriting) and Al Raymond (drums, songwriting) simply filled the void with effects pedals, energy, and volume, which they released in spades. But something changed as the band matured. Experience lofted them to a new vantage point. The bridge is the embodiment of limitation; the chasm is limitless … and there’s probably cool stuff down there.

“’Cracked and Crooked’ represents a band carving itself away for five years until it found the bare essentials to exist powerfully,” says Alexander. “Without guitars, keys, and extra instruments in the mix, each element that remains is immense, loud, and has room to howl, shrug, breathe, crumble, rebuild, and live in ways that other recordings don't always afford them. A voice, a bass, and drums all exist in their own sonic realms, and speak without the need to make allowances to the others.”

It’s hard to believe that Alexander and Raymond used nothing more than bass, drums, and vocals on “Cracked and Crooked” — the album sounds positively immense — but it’s true. The Post Mortems sound, and feel, nine-tenths as massive live. In these moments one sees exactly what two men armed with nothing but a drum kit, a bass, effects pedals, and amplification are capable of with the application of energy and passion.

“Cracked and Crooked,” released on Alexander’s own Quad-City-based label, Gentle Edward Records, is available for electronic purchase on iTunes and Amazon. The album will be released on compact disc at the RIBCO show on March 7 and will be available for purchase at fine record stores worldwide and all ensuing Post Mortems live performances. The Post Mortems can be found online at ThePostMortems.com, ThePostMortems.bandcamp.com, facebook.com/ThePostMortems, and soundcloud.com/ThePostMortems. To explore Gentle Edward Records’ deep, ever-expanding catalog of Quad City area bands, visit GentleEdwardRecords.bandcamp.com and facebook.com/GentleEdwardRecords.

Bookmark and Share

back | top



MusicDish Advertising Network

Mi2N Music PR

New York Rapper LC The General Has A Lot To Say

FM Pilots Skyrockets To Top Of MusicDish*China Indie Song Chart

MusicDish*China Booking Second China Tour For French Jazz Singer Clotilde Rullaud

Longreef, Friend Movement And Abijack Management Join Forces For Launch Of Powerful "Battle Plan" Single And Video

MISSING LINK MUSIC ON ED SHEERAN'S #1 ALBUM

Chaz DePaolo Live: One Night In IONA

Maybe Mars Presents: The XP Sound Vol.1

CONVICTS TAKE ON CONGRESS



MusicDish*China Song Blast
Promote Your Music Single In China

News Headlines
Mi2N EDITOR'S PICKS
» HFA Facilitates Publisher Outreach For Music Recording Platform, Pure Solo
» Senzari Unveils MusicGraph.ai At The GraphLab Conference 2014
» New York Factory Fast Records Releases Fourth Sampler On #VirtualVinyl Format.
» BLACKHOLE FILMS LAUNCHES "COMING YOUR WAY" MUSIC VIDEO
» Clear Channel's IHeartRadio Partners With AdsWizz To Monetize Its Digital Audience
» Pandora Hires Lars Murray As Vice President Of Industry Relations
» FM Pilots Skyrockets To Top Of MusicDish*China Indie Song Chart
» The Association Kreyol Vibrations Presents CARIMEX (Caribbean Islands Music Exposition)
» Guitar Hero Tommy Bolin's First Band Zephyr To See 1969 Debut Album Reissued On Both CD & Vinyl
» Music Legends Jon Anderson And Jean-Luc Ponty Announce Formation Of New Music Ensemble - The Anderson Ponty Band!


Get your music news covered...
Have your press release written
by the pros at Mi2N

Articles
MUSICDISH E-JOURNAL
» FM Pilots Skyrockets To Top Of MusicDish*China Indie Song Chart
» Zebra Music Festival (Shanghai) Ticket Giveaway Winners
» MusicDish*China Top 5 Indie Song Chart 07/12-07/18/2014
» Temple Bar 3 Year Anniversary
» Zebra Music Festival (Shanghai) Announces Headlining Acts (Chinese Version)
» Raising Our Voices For Fennie: Benefit Concert Zajia Lab, July 13
» Raising Our Voices For Fennie: Benefit Concert Zajia Lab, July 13 (Chinese Version)
» KANO Premiere At New York Asia Film Fest (Chinese Version)
» Over 90% Of Adults Support The Provision Of Music In Schools
» Why Branding Is More Important Than Ever
» Executive Wach: Tracktion Software Corporation, Liberace Foundation, McNally Smith College Of Music, SPIN, WSOU, Guitar Center
» "Overheard 3" And "Golden Chickensss" Took The Stage At New York Asian Film Festival (Chinese Version)

Mi2N's Music PR distribution service guarantees online exposure for your press release. Choose from seven (7) different packages.


HOME | FREE NEWS SUBMISSION | PREMIUM PR DISTRIBUTION | PR COPYWRITING | RSS FEEDS | TESTIMONIALS | CONTACT

Sections: Band | Business | Career | Events | Label | Music Releases | Radio | Tech | Video | Web Events
Genres: Country/Folk | Dance/Electronica | Jazz/Blues | Latin | Rock | Urban | World
International: Asia | Canada | Europe

Advertise | Artist Development | Submit Video | MusicDish*China | MusicDish e-Journal | MusicDish Network | Urban Music News Network
Copyright © 1997-2014 MusicDish LLC, all rights reserved. Text, graphics, and HTML code are protected by US and International Copyright Laws, and may not be copied, reprinted, published, translated, hosted, or otherwise distributed by any means without explicit permission.