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Distr.  : NE - Sonic Rendezous
Style   " pop / indie / alternative /



GMMR    9       MIKE VIOLA              THE AMERICAN EGYPT              LP      11.2018

        01.     THE AMERICAN EGYPT
        02.     KING KONG HAND
        03.     MUTANT NINJA TURTLE
        04.     COLLINS
        05.     BAT GIRL PANTIES
        06.     DARLING DARLING DARLINGS OVERSEAS
        07.     I FORGIVE YOU, FUCK FACE
        08.     DR. FRANKENSTEIN
        09.     SNOW FACE
        10.     SUNSET AMERICA

Grammy-nominated singer, songwriter and producer Mike Viola first earned acclaim on
an international basis as the leader of the New York-based Candy Butchers. After 3
major label releases with the Candy Butchers, Viola officially went solo with 2005's
Just Before Dark. A live record performed solo (and without studio retouching) at
popular Los Angeles venue Largo, Just Before Dark helped establish Viola as an in
-demand songsmith. In the years since, Viola has written and/or produced songs for
the likes of Ryan Adams, Mandy Moore, Rachael Yamagata, Panic! At The Disco, Matt
Nathanson, Andrew McMahon, Tim Christensen, Gin Wigmore, and LOLO. He has also found
success as a composer for film and television projects, penning original music for
Get Him To The Greek and the Academy Award-nominated Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story.
His first new album in 6 years, The American Egypt is Viola's fifth full-length
effort, a proper follow-up to 2012's Acousto De Perfecto. Recorded entirely at Viola's
home studio, The American Egypt is a 10-song, 43-minute whirlwind of truth and melody.
Aside from cameos by Rilo Kiley's Jason Boesel, Dawes' Griff Goldsmith, Vulfpeck's
Theo Katzman, and James Taylor keyboardist Larry Goldings, everything you hear on
the album was performed by Viola, who also produced and mixed it.
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GP      1801    PARKS                   PARKS                           LP      11.2018

        01.     FOOLS
        02.     I DON'T WANT TO KNOW YOU
        03.     SWEATER WEATHER
        04.     ALL WE HAVE
        05.     ESCAPING TOGETHER
        06.     HEADACHE
        07.     3X5
        08.     OLD HOTEL
        09.     PROVE IT
        10.     DIGITAL FANTASY
        11.     NO YOU DON'T
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