Lodged deep inside Staten Island's crevices next to stale Doritos 'n' crusty quarters, Sofa kings, Danny Lane, David Stagno and Max Tsiring, have made their way out of the cushion cracks to release their first EP, as Sofa Club, entitled, Actual Video. This 4-track EP is layered with loads of energetic, 80's-esque synth ‘n’ bass beats and topped off with Danny Lane’s totally outrageous vocals (and dance moves!).
Drooling so hard I could Splash in my own saliva~*
Though you may not get to see the high heels, makeup and glittery sweaters (that make you out-of-your-mind jealous!!) from this digital track, that's exactly what you can expect from this pool of soaking-wet transcendental, power-pop, boogie babez (Nick Scheider, Etienne Duguay, Jan Woo, Sasha Desree, and Andre Sellers), when they dive on-stage and deliver a live set that completely covers the dance floor with listeners' perspiration. HOWEVER, this version will not leave you short of an imagination or deprived of energy OR left without wanting to make-out with someone.
And while I can't help but think of Michael Jackson, The Jetson's Movie and every awesome 80's memory I ever had, with Ever Before, their overall sound splashes into a variety of tracks we aint heard N-Ever-Before >>> So much more to come!
Actress, singer and songwriter, Marisa Duchowny, of New York's The Rabbit & The Hare, layed down an acoustic version of this track, which was then picked up and remixed by friend and actor, Nate Trinrud.
Inspired by a set of babez and beautiez during an audition and the desire to become 'known amongst a crowd of faces', Marisa jotted down some lyrics where she threatens to use "guns and bombs if her voice isn't loud enough!!!" Though this track is soft and slow (and, lyrically, may be a little less enticing for a more edgy set of ears), it gradually picks up intensity and peaks around a min-and-a-half where it then becomes an infectious and melodic anthem for anyone who is trying to make it amongst the masses.
Marisa Duchowny and bandmate, Neill MacCallum, can be found singing together as The Rabbit & The Hare later this month at New York's RAW event May 24 at M1-5. And though these two started up as a folk duo, there's talk about exploring a more electronic route in the near future.
A little ray of sunshine A little bit of soul Add just a touch of magic [mering]
and BOOM!You got the greatest thing since rock 'n' roll
PHOTO: (from left to right) Z. Mering, Z. Mering, Z. Mering, Z. Mering, Z. Mering, Z. Mering (by RN/tMK)
One of my fav things about Zak Mering is his ability to emulate anything he chooses by manipulating his voice and sound, and mixing layers out of his quirky-and-creative-role-playing-self. BUT, of course, it doesn't stop there—he doesn't just play copycat, no, no, no—it's his own Magic Mering touch that leads what was once familiar into something new and strangely awesome. This unique individual—and I'd like to stress, individual—can quickly transform himself from a single Shredder (Turtles reference...duh) to a twelve-legged athlete on any given night—leaving you in awe while his voice takes laps around the track.
So with that said, I'd like to place you at the starting line (------) for this next zak-a-trak; here's his (their?) latest cover of the Turtles, You Baby............(just for You Baby).