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Taylor

Taylor
September 14, 2012

Summerfest Sessions: Kingsfoil

Hailing from central Pennsylvania, Kingsfoil are Jordan Davis (Lead Vocals/Guitar), Tristan Martin (Backing Vocals, Guitar), Tim Warren (Bass), and Frankie Muniz (Drums). Starting in 2007, Kingsfoil released the EP, “Bear in the Attic” and in 2010 they released their full length album, “On Our Own Together.”  They are currently gearing up to release their new record which should see a release later this year. The band has gone through a few rhythm section line up changes but kept the two founding members Tristan and Jordan at the helm. Their newest member and former actor Frankie Muniz is a welcome addition to the band and their interview gave the impression that these guys have been old friends for years. Without committing themselves to a particular genre, Kingsfoil describes their sound as pop rock but always comes from a place of song composition that can resonate with audiences and allow them to …

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Taylor

Taylor
August 24, 2012

Summerfest Sessions: Vital

With an album coming out this Fall, the band Vital has already begun to make a name for themselves on the West Coast and are looking to start making headway on the East Coast. Formed by former hip hop artist Vital in San Francisco, the band also has members from North Carolina. Unhappy with the current state of popular music, Vital looks to set themselves apart from the mainstream but still bring a sound that is palatable to nearly every musical taste. Taking influences from Radiohead, Mutemath, and Coldplay, they would describe their sound as alternative if begged to do so, but the guys in Vital like to think that their music is a mixture of what every guy in the band brings to the table when recording and performing live. We were fortunate enough to have them come track an acoustic version of their song “Stupid” from the Vital …

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Taylor

Taylor
August 3, 2012

Summerfest Sessions: Kelly Paige

 

Kelly Paige is a singer/songwriter based out of Nashville, TN. With a sound that she describes as soul, pop, reggae, you can hear a mixture of joyful pop sensibility layered with deeply personal lyrical composition. While Kelly generally tours and records with a band, her sound is able to stand alone with a single guitar and her voice. Her session was the first of many during the last day of Summerfest and really set the tone of that day for the Mobile Studio crew. While the lyrics of “La Ti Da,” may be layered with slight cynicism, the ultimate message was one of hope and happiness with a chord progression that put all of our minds on a tropical beach.…

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Taylor

Taylor
July 27, 2012

Summerfest Sessions: Kink Ador

Episode two in our Mobile Studio Summerfest Sessions series brings us the Nashville based band Kink Ador. Although they are based in a town that is traditionally seen as a hub for country music, Kink Ador can be described as a rock band with an indie/alternative and often punk flair. Their sound harkens back to bands like Blondie and could even be compared to the more contemporary Yeah Yeah Yeahs. While their sound may be fun and energetic, their message is deeply thought provoking with questions about the current state of rock and roll and a proclamation to the world that we need to start living our lives to their fullest potential. The singer/bass player Sharon, guitar player Nick, and drummer Pearce all bring a sense of humor and humility to their philosophical underpinnings whether that be in their music or during the short interview we had together.…

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Taylor

Taylor
July 20, 2012

Summerfest Sessions: Craig Campbell

Welcome to the first in a series of episodes from our trip to Milwaukee, Wisconsin’s annual Summerfest music festival. We will be releasing weekly episodes that include the tracks recorded by some of the festival’s performers, as well as interviews where the artists talk about their music, their studio experiences, their impressions of the mobile studio, as well as the gear we use on board the mobile studio. With over twenty tracks recorded on the mobile studio throughout that week, you can expect a lot of content coming out in the remaining weeks of the summer and into the fall.…