Archived Headlines

Adrian Aardvark to release new album on Epifo Music

PSYCHEDELIC GRUNGE FOLK FROM UPSTATE NY

Epifo Music will release Adrian Aardvark’s latest release, Dying Optimistically, digitally on April 20. A limited-edition vinyl edition will be available online at the band’s website and at Adrian Aardvark’s concerts.

Adrian Aardvark offers a unique brand of rock and roll that is highly energetic, completed with costumes, theatrics, introspective lyrics, and solid grooves. The Plattsburgh, New York 4-piece is fronted by songwriter Christopher Jay Stott-Rigsbee and accompanied by Shannon Stott-Rigsbee on violin, Catherine Harrison-Wurster on upright bass, and Christopher Lee Shacklett on drums.

The forthcoming album Dying Optimistically embraces unequivocal passion in an ongoing search for good in the human condition.  In the sprightly   backdrop of Adrian Aardvark’s songscape, the group strives to atone with the world at large.  Imagine the chaotic energy of The Cramps counterbalanced by the emotive fragility of Daniel Johnston — battles against anxiety, depression, and sexual identity are contrasted by explorations of romantic love and acceptance of the self, amplified in a wall of energy.  The album was produced by Brendon Massei of Viking Moses in Baltimore, Maryland.

Lush string arrangements, enticing drumming, and anthemic vocals showcase the collaborators’ creative dynamism.  The bizarre and loving beauty of this record is visually supplemented by Jon Vermilyea’s surreal album artwork.

Christopher Jay is an avid supporter of Donate Life America.  In 2014 he donated 65% of his liver to band mate Catherine’s father, George, which saved his life.  In 2015 Shannon and Christopher Jay were married and this year Christopher Lee has also joined the Stott-Rigsbee household. These events have made the band members and their families intimately close.

Fun facts: Catherine is an animal whisperer and a seamstress who enjoys making her own clothes and Adrian Aardvark’s souvenir patches by hand.  Christopher Lee can usually be found either meditating or enjoying his favorite pastime practicing archery; either way, he’ll be naked.  Shannon thinks dinosaurs still live among us and wishes she could live solely on pizza and ice cream.

Adrian Aardvark has performed with Tyler Daniel Bean, Jay Arner, Mary Ocher, Hello Shark, Viking Moses, Lung, Real Live Tigers, Lucid, Joey Agresta, GEPH, The Big Drops, Lobo Marino, and Assateague, among others.

Epifo Music is a boutique record label, music publisher, and artist development firm founded by Brendon Massei and headquartered in Baltimore, Maryland. For more information, visit epifomusic.com.

adrianaardvark.com

facebook.com/adrianaardvarkmusic

instagram.com/adrianaardvark

twitter @AdrianAardvark

adrianaardvark.bandcamp.com

 

HeartBeat4Kids

Donate to IndiePulse Music Magazine’s Academic and Music Education Scholarship Program HeartBeat4Kids

IndiePulse Music Magazine creates Scholarships to help Youth In Need of assistance to complete their educational goals and stay in school.

Go to http://www.indiepulsemusic.com/heartbeat4kids to learn more, Donations can be made at http://www.paypal.me/xmg – Any Amount will help!

Sponsors

About Joseph Timmons (7456 Articles)
I am the Father of 5 and a "Would Be Philosopher of Idiocy" - Author and Writer for several Blogs and Online Magazine. Review Journalist, Musician and Audio Buff. Follow Me and I'm Sure to Entertain.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

w

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: