VINYETTE hails from the gritty, artistically ripe confines of Brooklyn, NY. Born in 2008, out of a desire to question the rigidity of society and the status quo, utilizing music as a vehicle of self-expression and freedom. Drawing influences from such bands as Pink Floyd, Vinyette flirted with an ethereal, ambient sound, with an underbelly of funk, independently recorded and released two EPs. The evolution of time and sound soon found the boys of Vinyette thirsty to harness the expansiveness of their songs. Realizing their pulse was strongly governed by a more tightly-knit rhythm section with playful, yet bold leads. Sequestered in the studio for several months to stir up fresh material fertile enough for an album, Vinyette (Nathan Frye-vocals, Danny Monico- guitar/ukelele, Jay Ambrose-bass/trumpet, Jonathan Crowley- drums/trumpet), fine-tuned their musical prowess.
Vinyette’s forthcoming debut album, “Every Little Mouse Run,” unfolds literally and figuratively like a series of vignettes. Playing with metaphors and teetering between emotional darkness and light, the lyricism is at times quirky and cutting. Nathan Frye’s dynamic vocals vacillate between a swampy swagger akin to Jim Morrison, as evidenced on “Vitamins,” and a sultry, heartfelt crooner in “Tattoo Crazy.” Danny Monico defies gravity with his turbulent guitar riffs that bend and break, push and pull, with reckless abandon. Jay Ambrose slinks in deep, melodious bass grooves that lure one in like a cobweb, baiting with his shimmering trumpet lines. Jonathan Crowley commands and ignites a tenacious current on drums, diving deep within the primal warblings of one’s soul. His lusty beats yield raw, tribal-like rhythms.
Friends and comrades both on and off stage, the kinship between Vinyette is illuminated in their high-energy live performances. Integrating schematic back-projection visuals that feed off of each song, they create a multi-sensory and visceral experience. It’s no wonder they are often described as a “Cinematic Rock Band.” Nathan Frye’s fervor oozes out of him as he rollicks about the stage, buoyant, audience dancing. Dueling trumpets, crafty rhythmic changes, Vinyette creates an orchestrated maelstrom, a pandemonium that is both daring and infectious.
Vinyette recorded “Every Little Mouse Run,” in true rock tradition, in analogue at One East Recording (The Beastie Boys, David Lee Roth, Sheryl Crow) in New York City. Yohei Goto (Keith Richards, Lee 'Scratch' Perry, Jason Bonham) is the recording engineer. The album was produced by John Reed, Founder of Ronin Guitars. The CD also features a guest appearance on organ and keys from the legendary Jimi Zhivago (Norah Jones, Rufus Wainwright) and was mastered by Scott Hull (Sting, Bruce Springsteen, Bob Dylan, Beastie Boys, Rage Against The Machine) at Masterdisk.
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