Prepare for the unveiling of “Golden Child,” the eagerly awaited album by Gary Dranow and The Manic Emotions, slated for release on August 1st, 2023. The album draws its inspiration from the unbreakable bond shared between humans and their canine companions. The musical tapestry of “Golden Child” features an eclectic mix of sounds, including electric and acoustic guitars, electric bass, synthesizers, and drums. The album’s launch coincides with Universal Shelter Dog Birthday, a fitting tribute to the enduring strength of unconditional love.

Gary Dranow

The heartwarming message at the core of “Golden Child” centers on the invincible power of unconditional love, guided by the artistic influences of Counting Crows, The Verve, Oasis, Train, and Bryan Adams. While specific song titles and descriptions remain under wraps, anticipation is building for the diverse collection of tracks.

As the album’s arrival edges closer, no supplementary events have been announced in conjunction with the release. Stay attuned for the harmonious melodies of “Golden Child,” poised to enchant audiences started August 1st, 2023.


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Introducing a musical revolution brewing in the Pacific Northwest, the latest compositions from Mike Batzer and Brad Shults are set to captivate your senses. Accompanied by the rhythmic prowess of Rebecca Beracce on drums, Shaker Bloomheart’s debut EP, “stickintheheadable,” is primed to sweep through Seattle’s soundscape like a tempest. This extraordinary quartet orchestrates a harmonious fusion of punk and indie rock, birthing a vibrant, melodic pop tapestry that has swiftly entrenched itself in the hearts of Seattle’s denizens.

Shaker Bloomheart

Conceived through a Craigslist rendezvous, Shaker Bloomheart, fostered by the fertile musical soil of the city, has dedicated the past couple of years to refining their potent live repertoire. This ensemble’s forthcoming release marks a milestone – an album baptized in dense, layered guitars, pulsating basslines, thundering drums, and vocals dripping with unfeigned fervor. “stickintheheadable” possesses an ineffable allure, a rhythmic dance of vivacious energy entwined with the pensive melodies that linger long after the notes fade.

The EP’s crowning moment arrives on August 18th, 2023, as the musical embodiment of Shaker Bloomheart’s artistic journey. This quintet of songs deftly interlaces the sonic tapestries of revered acts like Built to Spill and Broken Social Scene with Shaker Bloomheart’s signature ingredients – relentless post-punk drumming and melodies that dance between your eardrums and your soul. “Mistakes” and “Back & Forth,” the EP’s two leading luminaries, have already graced the airwaves of local station Radio Tacoma, their resonance amplified by skillful remixing and remastering. The remaining trio of tracks continues to traverse the melancholic corridors of Shaker Bloomheart’s identity, weaving poignant melodies through the fabric of punk-infused pop compositions.

United by Craigslist serendipity in the closing months of 2021, the trio of Batzer, Beracce, and Shults embarked on a mission to etch their soulful indie rock onto the sonic landscape of the Pacific Northwest. The culmination of relentless gigging and ceaseless bouts of songcrafting culminates in the “stickintheheadable” EP – a testament to the ardor they’ve poured into their art. Comprising Mike Batzer’s bass wizardry and backing vocals, the rhythmic prowess of Rebecca Beracce, and the multi-instrumental talents and lead vocals of Brad Shults, Shaker Bloomheart’s sonic palette is further elevated through the alchemy of Chris C Hill’s engineering, mixing, and mastering for tracks 1, 2, 5, and 6, and Brad Shults’ touch on tracks 3 and 4.

Shaker Bloomheart’s opus is one of boundless pride and conviction. Their melodies, like whispers of emotion woven through time, will not only captivate your ears but also form an enduring connection with your soul. As August 18th approaches, prepare to embark on an auditory journey as “stickintheheadable” unfurls its resonant stories, leaving an indelible mark that resonates far beyond the Northwest’s shores.

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Gianfranco Pescetti, a wizard of electronic beats who’s about to drop something special – his new instrumental dance track called “Stopless.” It’s all set to hit the airwaves next week, and you can tell Gianfranco is seriously pumped about it. Music has been Gianfranco’s lifelong love affair, and he’s been perfecting his electronic music skills for ages. Now, he’s gearing up to reveal his second album, showing off his growth and evolution as an artist. He’s been teasing us with three fresh singles from the upcoming album this year, giving us a taste of what’s to come.

Gianfranco Pescetti

What’s cool is that Gianfranco is a one-man show – he takes on the bass, keyboard, and programming all on his own. His musical heroes read like a who’s who of electronic legends: Tyco, Aphex Twins, Boards of Canada, New Order, and Depeche Mode. People are already singing praises about his tunes. A review from Lyrics and raves about the feelings his music stirs up and those catchy melodies that get stuck in your head. “Stopless” was born in Gianfranco’s Maui studio – that’s where the magic happens. Then, he handed the reins over to Austin Leeds in Miami for the final touch-ups on mixing and mastering.

The vibe of “Stopless” is all about cutting loose. It’s a total flip from his darker previous work, aiming for a carefree and lively atmosphere. The title itself – “Stopless” – is a wordplay suggesting a journey of unstoppable progress and a commitment to creative expression.

In Gianfranco’s own words: “The electronic musician unleashes ‘Stopless,’ a pulsating dance track that symbolizes a continuous evolution of creative expression.” So, mark your calendars, get ready to groove, and let Gianfranco Pescetti’s beats take you on a ride of non-stop creativity.

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