HOWE GELB (US) presenting “Future Standards”

Let me set the scene – irresponsible lovers are canoodling in semi-lit booths, the jukebox is playing some old tunes by Frank and there’s some people over there who never want to fall in love again. It’s the last bar still open and the piano player mooches over to the battered grand. This guy, we know, is great. He expertly and succinctly slides in words like “iconoclast”, “apropos”, “tumult” and “ludicrous”, he even name checks Constantinople – that’s proper old school.

For those celebrated guys who hit on the standards – Monk, Cohen, Bacharach, even Merle Haggard, Howe Gelb is creating new tunes with cathartic one-liners and malleable melodies that suggest any singer could interpret these dozen American piano ballads and take his offbeat worldview and make it their own. Who wouldn’t want to begin the beguine with the line “World peace declared, no problem spared…”?

These are ‘Future Standards’ by The Howe Gelb Piano Trio, taking an outsider view of early gospel and rhythm and blues both part of the American musical socialization. Future Standards will be released Nov 25th on Fire Rec. On tour November/Dezember and 2017.

THE SONICS are back!

The sensational brand new album of the legendary 60“s Fuzzpunk- / Garage-Rock- Pionieers feat. JERRY ROSLIE, LARRY PARYPA und ROB LIND(original members) plus FREDDIE DENNIS (THE KINGSMEN, THE LIVERPOOL FIVE) and DUSTY WATSON (DICK DALE, AGENT ORANGE). Produced by JIM DIAMOND (THE WHITE STRIPES,THE DIRTBOMBS). “This Is The Sonics” has been released by the end of March. We can look forward for a tour in October and November 2015!

GIANT³ Sand (US)

Legendary collective fronted by Howe Gelb celebrate their 30th anniversary with a new album produced by John Parish and feat. Jason Lyle/Steve Shelley etc in May 2015. Already confirmed for high profile festivals end of May 2015. Amongst them Primavera Festival Barcelona.

Ex Karate – Geoff Farina is back

NEW at our Roster for Germany-Austria-Switzerland: EXIT VERSE (US)

Acclaimed singer & guitarist Geoff Farina, singer of the 90’s indie/jazz band Karate and member of Secret Stars and Glorytellers, teamed up with drummer John Dugan (Chisel, Edsel) and bassist Pete Croke (Brokeback, Tight Phantoms) to form Chicagos Exit Verse early in 2013.

Quite soon there will be an album release and May-June 2015 a tour!

Here one of the new songs:

Heartly Welcome!

30th June. A good day. We finished some new websites.
You are just on it. Have fun!