Welcome To Rate The Tracks

We are interested in providing a home for artists that want to have their tracks evaluated by seasoned professionals in the music business and fans alike. If it's a demo or the finished product we want to hear your tracks! This is intended to be interactive between the artists and listeners. Providing feedback to the artists will assist them in developing their music.

October 10, 2019

Kim Reilly's SeaSide Fragments Featuring All Star Ensemble Covers Ace Classic "How Long?"


Feat. Members of Firefall, Ambrosia, Clarence Clemons Temple of Soul & John Ford Coley!

SeaSide Fragments is Created and Produced out of the Love for the Music and Musicians who wrote, created and produced in the 60's and 70's. Each track is carefully thought out, yet recorded in between sound checks and shows, and are collaborations of our friends and artists from these decades and tracks! Each song was recorded in 1 to 2 takes, all musicians live in the studio together with no rehearsal or planned structure, only what was in my vision. Finally mixed and mastered to reflect the analog, vinyl era of Music!

Says producer Kim Reilly, “SeaSide Fragments is basically my idea of doing old classic songs from the 70's era that are special to me. I have asked, and continue to ask  some of the artists I work with over the years and have become good friends to help me in this vision. Every friend/artist I have approached so far has been more than happy to join me and be a part of this vision and labor of love, and has come either to the studio pre sound checks of one of my shows with me, or has flown in tracks to implement. I have never been asked for anything in return. I feel as though I am fortunate in this business to have the relationships I have! The music industry is a cut throat, cruel world, and this has proven to me that it is not that way for everyone!

“'How Long': this track was recorded in 2 takes with just 2 hours of a window between my sound check and show that day. The artists really had no idea what was going on until we arrived at the studio. I told them how I wanted to song revised, and they just nailed it. Dave Muse was added after the fact as I chose a Flute to be part of this track. Billy Livesay (of Clarence Clemons Temple of Soul) was also added in after the fact. The rest of the track was done on the spot! Here is a segment of the SeaSide Fragment intentions.

“I chose this song 'How Long' not only because of it's catchy hook, but because the song is reflecting 'the Bass player performing in another band without the band's knowledge, and then returning.'” 

Paul Carrack, original lead vocalist for Ace, responded favorably after hearing the new cover of “How Long” by SeaSide Fragments. The track was produced by Kim Reilly and SeaSide Music Management.

Watch the video:


SeaSide Fragments:
Vocals - Jimmy Williamson
Background Vocals & Bass - Joe Puerta (Ambrosia"Founder and Original Member"), (Bruce Horsnby and The Range, Original Member)
Background Vocals- Kim Reilly
Drums - Burleigh Drummond (Ambrosia, Founder, Original Member) (Bill Champlin's, Wunderground, Tin Drum)
Guitar - Doug Jackson (Ambrosia)
Guitar - Billy Livesay (Clarence Clemons, Foghat)
Keys - John Ford Coley (England Dan and John Ford Coley)
Flute - Dave Muse (Firefall, Original Member) (Marshall Tucker Band)


Recorded at Powerstation Studios

In closing Kim says, “I have 6 other songs completed, with artists such as Eliot Lewis (Hall and Oates, LFDH and Average White Band), Brian Dunn (Hall and Oates, LFDH, Howie Casey, Paul McCartney and Wings), Steve Rodgers (Paul's Son) and so on! 'Love is the Answer' will be my next release! I plan to continue to record these classics with different artists, until...”

Special Thanks to my Friends:
Powerstation Studios
Recorded by Paul Kronk
Mixed by Ross Pallone
Mastered by Mike Fuller of Fuller Sound

Available Oct 31, 2019 for free download: www.seasidemusicmgmt.com

SeaSide Music Management
Inside MusiCast
OffShore Talent
Technical Productions - Ray Durso, Chief Engineer
www.seasidemusicmgmt.com
www.insidemusicast.com
Find us on Facebook and iTunes Worldwide
561-350-3867

Press inquiries: Glass Onyon PR, PH: 828-350-8158 (USA), glassonyonpr@gmail.com

October 2, 2019

Crystal Beth Unleashes Her Debut Album PUSH THRU on Trey Gunn's 7D Media– October 18


Crystal Beth is what happens if you cross Frank Zappa, Yoko Ono, Patti Smith, and Janice Joplin

Crystal Beth unleashes her first full-length studio record, PUSH THRU, a solo incarnation using wailing vocals, amplified clarinet, beat-boxing and electronics to weave a sonic universe all her own. The album will be released on Trey Gunn's 7D Media on October 18, 2019. Beth has been described as “world music from an imaginary planet..quite compelling & magical” (Seattle Times), “a supremely versatile and virtuosic maverick” (The Stranger), and “one of the most fearless and innovative musicians in the city…” (Earshot Jazz). Known for crafting aural rituals that encompass industrial chants, alien disco breaks, heart gushings, and robot love songs, Crystal Beth redefines the possibilities of the voice and clarinet in tight experimental pop songs and undulating, cathartic noise cries. Crafting moments that ricochet between meditation and a full body purge, she is an electric, adrenaline inducing performer voted Seattle's Best Classical Musician and nominated for NW Vocalist of the Year.

Rooted and defined by singing in her own syllabic language, Crystal Beth began in 2010 and she performs solo using loop pedals and delays, and a five-piece rock outfit (the Boom Boom Band) to craft and explore her idiosyncratic and distinctive original music. Seattle's The Stranger magazine writes “You can find {Crystal Beth} fearlessly indulging her wildest creative inklings whenever she materializes in a musical forum…Crystal Beth & the Boom Boom Band falls somewhere between the grisly skronk-punk of Stickers and earthy freak-indie of tUnE-yArDs, but even fans of those left-of-center acts will be thrown for a loop. Wailing vocals not bound to any conventions but {her} own, paired with percussive 'Bethnic chants,' are set over freely drawn jazz figures and world-y rhythms.”

The music on this record is primal and visceral, sweet and expansive. It's a completely solo work- recorded in 2 days of full live takes at Studio Litho with engineer Floyd Reitsma (Pearl Jam, Audioslave, Dave Matthews Band), mixed by Marcel Fernandez (Foo Fighters, ZZ Top, Molotov), and mastered by Michael Cozzi (Sky Cries Mary, Security Project, Bill Rieflin). With artwork by Mexican artist Ale De la Torre, Crystal Beth's PUSH THRU is available on vinyl, CD, and digitally.

With the reflexes of a mongoose, Crystal Beth spins cathartic hardcore purge pop art punk - sweaty, trance inducing, heart-pouring – these are sonic cupcakes for your soul.



Crystal Beth has 20 years of professional international performances under her full name, Beth Fleenor, where she has been featured on recordings with polymaths including Wayne Horvitz, Jherek Bischoff, and Julie Slick, and includes performances with David Byrne, Terry Riley, Butch Morris, Bobby Previte, Trey Gunn, Robin Holcomb, Joshual Kohl/Degenerate Art Ensemble, Matana Roberts, Skerik, Tamar Kali, LaFrae Sci, Seattle Symphony, Wordless Music Orchestra, Samantha Boshnack, Led To Sea, Mirah, Soko, William O. Smith, Eyvind Kang, Malcom Goldstein, Jessika Kenney, Paris Hurley / Object As Subject, Timothy Young, John Tchicai, Gretta Harley, Mike Dillon, Briggan Krauss, Parenthetical Girls, Gino Yevdjevich/Kultur Shock, Amy Denio, and Shane Parish & Ryan Oslance / Ahleuchatistas – often doing upward of 170 shows a year in different genres.

Her work has been heard in 100,000 seat rock festivals, maximum-security prisons, and some of the most prestigious concert halls, museums, clubs and theaters in the world. Believing that “art is the discipline of being,” Fleenor uses sound to open the channels of communication between and within individuals and environments. Her work as been heard in live music, recordings, theater, performance art, installation, modern dance, and film. She believes that “an emphasis on creativity in a culture gives rise to creative solutions to social problems.”

Along with the straight-forward stamp of “excellent” from the New York Times, Fleenor has been called an “exceptional clarinetist” by the Seattle Times, and The Seattle Weekly writes, “If you’re getting tired of music that’s even remotely formulaic, Beth Fleenor is for you. Her experimental mixing of genres is powerful and refreshing.” Earshot Jazz has described her as “one of the most fearless and innovative musicians in the city…” and City Arts Magazine remarks “Beth Fleenor transcends labels – a multi-talented, creative force in Seattle.”

Crystal Beth began after Fleenor spent years collaborating with other musicians and artists, when she starting bursting at the seams with her own compositions. After years as a free improviser, Crystal Beth is Fleenor's first project that focuses entirely on her original songs.

She speaks personally about the project, “I believe in the power of sound to clear the body and cleanse the soul. Music is a powerful tool as a listener and as a maker. It changes the state of things internally. I think we need a way to deal with ourselves so that we can better deal with each other….and when we have that, it leads us to a different way of conducting ourselves – a way of empathy, compassion, awareness, consideration, communication – a mutual respect of shared experience. We need focusing agents that help us process experiences – a way to make sense of it all – a way to get it to move through our bodies. Transcendent happiness, and deep tragedy, and everything in between, we need some kind of a ritual to catch up with ourselves in the present moment, to be able to move forward in a state of personal alignment. Crystal Beth is how I deal with myself, how I heal myself, how I Push Thru to the deepest parts of myself, and begin again every single day. My hope is that by sharing my most vulnerable self, perhaps it will offer a moment of the same catharsis and solace to others.”

RECORD RELEASE PARTY
Thursday, October 24 at Substation (Seattle)
Crystal Beth with special guest Alex Faide, Trey Gunn, RGK + the Alternative Facts, and Devils in Skirts 

Fleenor holds a Bachelor of Music in Jazz and Classical Clarinet Performance from Cornish College of the Arts. Her work has been supported by Jack Straw Productions, 4Culture, Allied Arts, Artist Trust, the Millay Colony for the Arts, and the Seattle Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs. Crystal Beth's solo record PUSH THRU was brought to life through patrons on the Indiegogo platform. Born in Bristol TN/VA, she has been based in Seattle since 1998.



Here's what the press have said about Beth Fleenor:

“Beth Fleenor transcends labels – a multi-talented, creative force in Seattle.” (City Arts Magazine)

“Crystal Beth creates her own sonic cult through stage thrashing her way through 'cathartic hardcore purge pop,' and wielding psychedelic clarinet melodies and bethnic chants.” (The Stranger )

“Crystal Beth – is an undeniable, unstoppable musical force, and one of Seattle’s treasures. She uses her voice and clarinet to channel strange, disturbing, and beautiful sounds into existence from beyond most of our imaginings. ....Beth’s chants and shrieks bypass the language centers of the brain and drill directly into the deepest, primal folds, beckoning you to surrender to sound, to find peace and clarity through a modicum of musical insanity.” (Ball of Wax)

“If you're getting tired of music that’s even remotely formulaic, {Crystal Beth} is for you. Her experimental mixing of genres is powerful and refreshing.” (Seattle Weekly)

“…a supremely versatile and virtuosic maverick” (The Stranger)

 “exceptional clarinetist” (Seattle Times)

“Crystal Beth & the Boom Boom Band are what happens when accomplished jazz musicians decide to take a reckless holiday in the rock realm.... a kind of artful, deranged rock that recalls the Dirty Three and the Geraldine Fibbers at their most agitated and, alternately, at their most lugubrious.” (The Stranger)

“one of the most fearless and innovative musicians in the city…” (Seattle's Earshot Jazz)

“alternately buoyant and ponderous, transfixing and exceptional” (City Arts Magazine)

 “….fare perhaps best described as world music from an imaginary planet….quite compelling and magical….” (Seattle Times)

AUDIENCE REFLECTIONS

“Some crazy combination of Bjork & Mike Patton, but with a voice truly her own.”

“Brian Eno meets the Beastie Boys in Mumbai and they have a spirited discussion about Alice Coltrane”   

“Crystal Beth is what happens if you cross Frank Zappa, Yoko Ono, Patti Smith, and Janice Joplin” 

“Experimental primal scream punk meets world meets prog meets jazz meets the Dali Lama…and I'm not exaggerating…”. 

To purchase:
 https://crystalbeth7d.bandcamp.com/album/push-thru

For more information:
Web: www.crystalbethboom.com
Instagram: @crystalbethboom
Facebook Band: https://www.facebook.com/crystalbethboom/
Facebook Personal: https://www.facebook.com/beth.fleenor.3

Video links:

SOLO




BAND




INSTALLATION


Press inquiries: Glass Onyon PR, PH: 828-350-8158, glassonyonpr@gmail.com

October 1, 2019

The Pineapple Thief Announce The Release Of Their New Concert Album 'Hold Our Fire' On November 15th

Photo credit: Diana Seifert dianaseifert.com 

Reveal First Track “Threatening War”

First Ever North America Tour Begins With Drummer Gavin Harrison

Following the release of their latest studio album Dissolution, through Kscope, The Pineapple Thief, one of the leading lights of Europe’s experimental rock domain, announce their new concert album Hold Our Fire captured during their 16-date European headline tour in September 2018. The new album is due for release on 15th November, ahead of their debut North America tour in November / December.

LISTEN TO "THREATENING WAR (LIVE)" HERE


Holding up a mirror to our chaotic, social media-fixated society, Dissolution is a modern masterpiece that pulses with charged emotion – the perfect album for the times. The album earned them their highest UK album chart entry to date at #36 and also #1 in Rock and Metal, as well as reaching #22 in the German album chart, #4 in the Netherlands Platomania album chart and #14 in the Finland album chart.

Hold Our Fire features eight concert performances of Dissolution tracks, including the singles “Far Below”, “Try As I Might”, “Threatening War” & “Uncovering Your Tracks”, as well as “3000 Days” from 2010 studio album Someone Here is Missing with extra guitars from new guitarist George Marios.

The band's virtuoso drummer, also known for his work with Porcupine Tree and King Crimson, Gavin Harrison reveals more about their performances for Hold Our Fire: “I feel this live recording really captures the energy and spirit of the band playing together in front of a great enthusiastic crowd.”

It's a feeling shared by frontman, composer and guitarist Bruce Soord: “It's a great souvenir from such a memorable tour. I am really looking forward to taking the show over to North America in November and mixing the record reminded me just how much fun we have playing live.”



Hold Our Fire track list
1. Try As I Might (live)
2. Threatening War (live)
3. Uncovering Your Tracks (live)
4. All That You`ve Got (live)
5. Far Below (live)
6. Not Naming Any Names (live)
7. White Mist (live)
8. Shed A Light (live)
9. 3000 Days (live)

Hold Our Fire will be released on CD, LP and digitally on 15th November worldwide. Fans can also pre-order Soord's new solo album All This Will Be Yours, which is due to be released on 25th October.

PRE-ORDER / PRE-SAVE HERE
https://music.apple.com/us/album/hold-our-fire-live/1480606486?app=music&lId=3724ad13-1c1d-44b8-8295-9c3bccbbd08f&cId=d3d58fd7-4c47-11e6-9fd0-066c3e7a8751&src=Linkfire&sr=1


Photo credit: Diana Seifert dianaseifert.com

THE PINEAPPLE THIEF will be playing their first ever North America tour in November and December 2019:
Nov 19 - Atlanta, GA - Variety Playhouse
Nov 20 - Charlotte, NC - Neighborhood Theatre
Nov 21 - Baltimore, MD - Baltimore Soundstage
Nov 22 - Philadelphia, PA -  Union Transfer
Nov 23 - New York City, NY - Sony Hall
Nov 24 - Boston, MA - The Sinclair
Nov 26 - Quebec City, Canada - Palais Montcalm
Nov 27 - Montreal, Canada - Corona Theatre
Nov 28 - Toronto, Canada - Mod Club
Nov 29 - Cleveland, OH -  Beachland Ballroom
Nov 30 - Detroit, MI - The Crofoot Ballroom
Dec 1 - Chicago, IL - Bottom Lounge
Dec 3 - Guadalajara, Mexico - C3 Stage
Dec 4 - Mexico City, Mexico -  Lunario del Auditorio Nacional
Dec 6 - Englewood, CO - Gothic Theatre
Dec 8 - Phoenix, AZ - Crescent Ballroom
Dec 9 - Los Angeles, CA - El Rey Theatre
Dec 10 - San Francisco, CA - Slim's
Dec 12 - Portland, OR - Hawthorne Theatre
Dec 13 - Vancouver, BC, Canada - Rickshaw Theatre
Dec 14 - Seattle, WA - Neumos

Tickets & VIP packages on sale now - pineapplethief.com/tour

The Pineapple Thief are:
Bruce Soord – guitars and vocals
Gavin Harrison – drums
Jon Sykes – bass
Steve Kitch – keyboards
George Marios – guitars and backing vocals (live)

The Pineapple Thief online:
Website http://www.pineapplethief.com/
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/thepineapplethief
Twitter https://twitter.com/pineapplethief
Instagram https://www.instagram.com/thepineapplethief/
Spotify https://open.spotify.com/artist/4lrBMUSk8PiNnCEZfsmPAk
YouTube https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLE6401DB011BD837E
Apple Music https://itunes.apple.com/gb/artist/the-pineapple-thief/id278648772

Hi-res images available here: https://kscopemusic.com/media/the-pineapple-thief

Press for Dissolution and The Pineapple Thief's 2018 tour:
“Poetic, erudite, emotionally powerful, and chock-full of musical imagination” - All Music
“Their ability to move from lo-fi intimacy to 21st-century Floydian rock is fantastic” - PROG
“They delivered fabulously constructed, atmospheric music, built on sublime melodies” - Record Collector
“TPT live is an increasingly exciting proposition... they've recently struck some gold. 9/10” - Powerplay

Press inquiries (North America): Glass Onyon PR, PH: 1-828-350-8158, glassonyonpr@gmail.com