What is "Dad Rock?" If you don't immediately understand the combination of these two words, then break down other genres. What is "Garage Rock" without a garage? What is "60's Rock" without the 60's? It's just "Rock."
The Harmonica Lewinskies second LP, entitled "Dad Rock," is a 13-song encapsulation of 13 genres spanning from the early 60's to the late 80's. Simply put, the Lewinskies want to show you how maybe, just maybe, without "Dad," there would be no "Rock." "Dad Rock" could be simply defined as "AOR"( Album-Orientated Rock). It's the hand-me-down blues, funk, and rock music that one comes to love on account of the sequence of the album not the radio-saturated "single." The Lewinskies want to preserve the classic sound of our fathers and mothers before us, and their fathers and mothers before them, so on and so forth.
A potent blend of punk, funk, big band, jazz, americana, and blues, the Harmonica Lewinskies, "Dad Rock" - LP, shows where they've been, where they are, and what they want to be. Listen responsibly.
“They [The Harmonica Lewinskies] are all those things we have come NOT to associate with Brooklyn indie rock: Passionate, sweaty, sexy, sincere, and insanely gifted musically.”
Jim Testa - Jerseybeat.com
BRIEF LEWINSKIES' HISTORY:
After 5 years of performing, “Dad Rock” will mark the Lewinskies third release. Previous releases include 2012’s “Octopus Wall Street” and the 2013 EP, “Salad Days.” The Harmonica Lewinskies have played at the 2012 and 2013 CMJ, Northside, and CBGB festivals. Last summer, the Lewinskies played Roseland Ballroom's American Cancer Society benefit and held a month long residency at Piano's in Manhattan's Lower East Side. The Lewinskies have played iconic NYC venues like the Knitting Factory, the Bowery Electric, Arlene's Grocery, and Muchmore's...for booking and other information, please contact:
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released 28 January 2014
©2014 Mama Coco's Funky Kitchen Records
Recorded, engineered, produced, mixed and mastered by Oliver Ignatius at Mama Coco's Funky Kitchen in Brooklyn, NY.
Additional engineering by The Harmonica Lewinskies
All lyrics and music of "Land of 1000 Dances" (Track #4) are attributed to ©1962 Chris Kenner.
Distributed by ©The Harmonica Lewinskies LLC
Hardcopies available at Lewinskies' shows/concerts or by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org
Now presenting...The Harmonica Lewinskies (By Instrumentation):
Bill "Denver" Lewinsky - Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Percussion
Zeb "Masterbasser" Lewinsky - Bass, Percussion
Dan "Jesus Dan" Lewinsky - Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Bass
Ollie "Twist" Lewinsky - Drums, Percussion
Rob "Bear-Toes" Lewinsky - Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Percussion
Chris "Pea" Lewinsky - Trumpet, Percussion
Marco "Stewart" Lewinsky - Trombone
Jake "Maestro" Lewinsky - Alto and C-Melody Saxophone
Oliver "St. Ignatius of Loyola" Lewinsky - Piano, Synth
introducing The Harmonica Lewinskies - (Vocals TRACK by number):
Roberto Bettega ("Bear-Toes" Lewinsky) - Lead Vocals on 2, 6, 11,
Dan McLane ("Jesus Dan" Lewinsky) - Lead Vocals on 4, 8, 13
Zebedee Row ("Masterbasser" Lewinsky) - Lead Vocals on track 10
Will Simpson ("Denver" Lewinsky) - Lead Vocals on tracks 1, 5, 9
Oliver Ignatius ("St. Ignatius" Lewinsky) - Lead on 6
Chris Lucca ("Pea" Lewinsky) - Harmony and Backing Vocals
Jake Warren ("Maestro" Lewinsky) - Harmony and Backing Vocals
Oliver Fetter ("Twist" Lewinsky - Backing Vocals
Marco Sanchez ("Stewart" Lewinsky) - Backing Vocals
FROM THE LEWINSKIES:
Hey friends and family,
We'd like to thank to you on behalf of the band and we hoped you like our second LP - "Dad Rock"
Special thanks to all our fellow Lewinskies: Emilio Herce, Kailey Killdune, Annie Watkins, Jared Kaminski, Sam Martin-Delanney, Eric Mossman, Lee Collins, Michael Sinclair, Bernadette Higgins, Erin Brennan, Blaire O'Leary, Julia Firestone, Liz Deleo, Audrey MacAlpine, Shanty Rodrigues, Sara Suber, Nate Warren, Evan Warren, Andy Comes, Josh Barocas, Carson Moody, Henry Kandel, Alex DaSilva, Josh 'Jawbone' Aubin, Lilah Larson, Ezra Miller, Jake Williams, Burke Williams, Miles Joris-Peyrafitte, Ben Wallin, Dylan Ettlinger, Jim Testa, Andrew 'Dingus' Prieto, Hugh Trimble, Jamie Frey, the Brooklyn What, Layne Montgomery, Aiden Shepard, JR Atkins, Devin Calderin, Billie Joe Armstrong, Steele Kratt, Jack Byrne, Malcolm Ford, Kyle Olson, Fabian Kaupert, Arcody Ruin, Will Smith, all our families, and all our loved ones and the ones we love.