Free Album Release... The Marshmallow Pop Orchestra
The Marshmallow Pop Orchestra is a one man indie project of Matt S.
Here is how Matt describes himself:
"Drummer, marginal guitar player, shaky singer, two fingered keyboard player, drum machiner, minor league baseball player, taco eater, donut maker, crayon user, nirvana fan, bootleg collector, boxing fan (1985 to 2000), MMA fan (present), vintage video game lover, player of an entire season of Bases Load II for NES, (yes) it took me almost a decade to beat Mike Tyson, collage graduate, (yes) I enjoy mowing the lawn on warm summer days, I am a former Great Bluedini (Kool-Aid) collector, I am a music blog lover, I am a runner, a Steven Seagal fan, a Don Swayze fan, a former 90210 watcher, a former Saved by the Bell enthusiast, traveler, dreamer, a searcher of a definitive version of the orig. Beach Boys (AKA Brain Wilson's) SMILE, mourner of no more (25 cent) arcades in malls, mourner of new technologies (cell phones, blackberries, etc), mourner of chain restaurants, frustrated with societies excessive life styles and ignorance towards those less fortunate, I am up, I am down, I am up, I am down.. I LOVE to record and share my music... I love recording very quickly, trying to capture the moment, not perfection. I find beauty and inspiration in the imperfections of all aspects of life.. I hope you find beauty and inspiration in my musically and sonically imperfect soundscapes."
The Marshmallow Pop Orchestra is proud to present "It shakes me down" as the second single from “Songs to Fly away to.” A collection of very personal songs written, recorded, and mixed very quickly between March 2007 to March 2009.
Perfect takes and polished mixes were not the goal of this album. Many musical parts and lyrics were written and recorded while the zip disks were running. The songs were recorded exclusively on a BOSS BR-8 Digital 8 Track Recorder with two Department Store Keyboards (Casio / Yamaha), a BOSS BR-8, a “Rod Lama” distortion pedal, and a Weston guitar plugged directly into the recorder. For an optimum listening experience, please listen to the entire album (track 1 – 12) while driving in the driver’s seat of an automobile. Tracks 13 to 24 are bonus tracks. These tracks include outtakes, holiday singles, a Pittsburgh Steelers fight song, and a cover of the Beck classic, “Puttin’ it down.”
The Marshmallow Pop Orchestra's album is an amazing achievement for a single musician. It's an example of DIY philosophy practiced at it's best. Congratulations Matt! Highly Recommended!
The Marshmallow Pop Orchestra - Songs To Fly Away (free album download)
The Marshmallow Pop Orchestra @ MySpace
SONG OF THE DAY: Black Moth Super Rainbow - Born On A Day The Sun Didn't Rise
(from Eating Us, out on May 26th on Graveface)
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