Over the last little period Thirsty’s Lowball Jack had the pleasure of recording KELVYN BELL’s new LP, “ST. LOUIS BLU: KELVYN BELL PLAYS ACOUSTIC GUITAR“. It’s about what one man can do while working alone without a safety net… just the spontaneous sound of wood, wire and dangerous skill.
TUNE IN TO “THIRSTY RECORDS ON GASHOUSE RADIO” WITH YOUR HOST TED BUNCH ON THURSDAYS @ 8PM BEGINNING JUNE 18
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
THIRSTY RECORDS ANNOUNCES THE JUNE 18, 2015 DEBUT OF “THIRSTY RECORDS ON GASHOUSE RADIO” – A NEW RADIO SHOW WHICH WILL AIR EVERY THURSDAY NIGHT AT 8PM ON GASHOUSERADIO.COM.
JUNE 10, 2015 (BROOKLYN, NY) – “Thirsty Records on Gashouse Radio” is a one-hour broadcast focusing on original music created by independent artists. It airs every Thursday at 8pm beginning June 18.
Thirsty’s Ted Bunch, your host, will focus on pre-recorded music from local original bands. The “Featured Artist” segment will include an artist interview as well as new exclusive recordings by the artist produced by Ted at Thirsty Records studios. Top booking and promotion companies in the region will call in to the show to highlight their upcoming concerts and talent, and there will be a “What’s New At Thirsty” segment.
The goal of “Thirsty Records on Gashouse Radio” is to provide a platform for new and original music created by independent artists, to contribute to the local and regional music scene, to present condensed content that has value, to increase reported plays and revenue for program participants, and to improve visibility for program participants, Thirsty Records and Gashouse Radio.
Original audio content generated from this broadcast will be used for a “Thirsty Records on Gashouse Radio” compilation LP.
There will be CD’s ($5), T-Shirts ($10) and Stickers ($1) available at the show.
Check out EGO ALIEN live!
Here are cool photos of Ted Bunch (Guitar, Vocals), Chris Kusmanick (Bass), and Drew Bernier (Drums) by Bat Box from the Sidecar Bookings show at Shady Katie’s on Tuesday, 03.24.15:
Here are links to cool videos shot by Bat Box of EGO ALIEN playing “Hit Me On Time” and “Green Means Go“.
Check out the Bat Box Music Blog Review.
One of the nice things about doing a weekly radio show is that I get the opportunity to hear new music before it’s released. Back in February, while seeing EGO ALIEN perform at Dobbs, Ted gave me a copy of EGO ALIEN’s newest EP. (BTW, EGO ALIEN’s live show is something to see!)
Ted is Ted Bunch, guitarist, vocalist and writer for EGO ALIEN. The EP in question is their new release simply called EGO ALIEN. The EP includes 4 songs: “Lines”, “Little Miss Panic Button”, “Green Means Go”, and “Big Bluey Dawn”. I had high hopes for the EP as I had already been a fan of EGO ALIEN’s music since the release of their debut EP “CRAWL ON THE EDGE”. They have also been a staple on my Philly AIMS Radio Show. (Sunday’s, 8 PM to 10 PM on http://www.rockbandomradio.com)
EGO ALIEN is a power trio consisting of Ted on guitar and vocals, Chris Kusmanick on bass, and for now, a Drummer by committee. (Hopefully the drummer spot will be filled permanently soon). As fate would have it, Ted is also an impressive drummer and he is the one playing on the EP, unfortunately his clone is not available for live performance.
The music, to me, is representative of the 90’s sound with an updated twist. The EP is full of catchy hooks, power chord drive and booming bass and drums. Standouts for me are “Lines”, with its prominent slide guitar and “Green Means Go”, which after one listen will be stuck in your head for hours. The remaining tracks are just as good and fit well together as an EP, seamlessly grabbing the listener and keeping them enthralled. After one listen I let it run through again as I wanted to hear more. Hopefully the next release will have a few more tracks.
Along with making good music, EGO ALIEN front man Ted Bunch is a great supporter of the Philly Area local music scene, you will often see him at other bands shows, right up front, cheering loud. To top it off Ted is a great guy, we need more people like Ted in the Philly scene.
EGO ALIEN has a number of shows coming up to support the new EP and you can get more information about the band and get their music at their sites below. I will be playing the entire EP on my Sunday, March 22nd, 2015 Philly AIMS Radio Show (starting at 8PM EST on http://www.rockbandomradio.com) to promote EGO ALIEN’s March 24th show at Shady Katie’s in Somerdale, NJ so browse on in.
Reviewed by Jess Uribe of www.rockersdive.com – “We rock this planet together.”
I was recently treated to a preview of the exciting new self-titled EP from EGO ALIEN (Ted Bunch on vox/guitar, Chris Kusmanick on Bass and The Drummer who remains anonymous), and what a treat it was.
Packed with high energy music and meaningful lyrics, I started from the beginning to experience the EP in its entirety, listened to “Lines”, and loved the track, a tribute to the exclusion we all feel at times and overcoming it.
Next up was “Little Miss Panic Button” – a powerful, rockin’ tune featuring Ted’s masterfully grooving guitar, Chris’ pounding bass, and a hard edged melodic punk feel. It rocks for sure.
“Green Means Go” opens with a tribal drum beat that sets the tone for this track. There’s also a great hook on this one with the same raw rock edge that we have come to expect from EGO ALIEN.
Switching it up on the final track to my delight as a blues enthusiast is “Big Bluey Dawn”. It’s a change of pace that to me was a great final cut on this EP. It’s a rocker to be sure but features a great blues vibe that’s smoother, and shows the diversity of EGO ALIEN‘s talents.
A big thumbs up from me on this EP. If you love hard edged rock that screams quality, check this one out.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
For more information, contact: Ted Bunch … tedbunch[at]thirstyrecords[dot]com
THIRSTY RECORDS ANNOUNCES THE RELEASE OF EGO ALIEN’S EPONYMOUS EP.
MARCH 10, 2015 (BROOKLYN, NY) – Thirsty Records is proud to announce the release of the fresh eponymous EP from EGO ALIEN.
EGO ALIEN released their debut EP “CRAWL ON THE EDGE” in January of 2014. It is available here. Shows on the East Coast and consistent radio play ensured a successful first year for the band. With their eponymous follow-up EP out today the band looks forward to another successful year. The new “EGO ALIEN” can be purchased here.
As main man for EGO ALIEN Ted Bunch is a proud supporter of the Philadelphia/South Jersey original music scene, and can be found at various area clubs on either side of the Delaware River, on any given night.
Chris Kusmanick plays monster grooves on a fretless five string bass and The Drummer’s high energy and hard driving edge completes the heavy melodic power trio.