The truth is, OLD MAJOR didn't start so much as a band as it did an art project. The Toronto-based power-trio conceived both their first song and identity as a supplement to singer/guitarist Mark Zerenyi's final film assignment (a music video) while finishing art school in 2007. However, he – along with drummer Joey Pavone and bassist Mike Kennedy – have been playing music together exclusively for over fourteen years. By 2010, they'd honed their sound with an initial catalogue of songs; heavy, rhythmic, and tight riff-rock, with progressive-stoner-oddball tendencies, laden with hooks, and laced with melodic pop sensibilities. Gigging rampantly, they quickly gained a reputation for their intense and energetic live shows. They are entirely an independent outfit, producing both their self-titled debut (2011), and their sophomore record "In Dog Years" (2013), along with music videos and promotion. In early 2014, Mike left the band - he was replased by Alex Schwartz. Always changing, Old Major craves to challenge indifference – by simply being different.
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"…With Love" is the first real full-length cd-album by OLD MAJOR featuring Mike Kennedy (bass, vocals, melodica), Mark Zerenyi (guitar, vocals, kazoo) and Joey Pavone (drums, synth). It includes re-mastered versions of the songs selected from the band's "Old Major" and "In Dog Years" DIY mini-albums. This is a refreshing collection of heavy rock songs built around catching melodies and seductive harmonies, fueled by elastic rhythms and dense riffs, and colored with hints of analogue synths and electronics. Original graphics and artwork concept by ZonderZond. (13 tracks – 55 min.) Free streaming or immediate digital download of the album (MP3, FLAC or other formats) is available through Official R.A.I.G. Bandcamp.
CD: $13.00 / Digital Download: $8.00
"As an introduction to the band – it was mine – …With Love showcases a trio with a growth in progress and the potential to create something of distinct pop flair and a persona of its own still rooted in the heavier end of rock." – by H.p. Taskmaster at The Obelisk (USA) (July 2014).
|CD (RAIG) | DD||$13.00 | $8.00|