After a couple months of hard work and a few day in the studio Luke Kinney’s first album is now for sale on our online store. This album does a great job of blending many different styles of music together, check it out.
Luke Kinney now officially signed with Rest Easy Records
Over the last couple months we’ve been spending sometime in the studio with Something Collective in an effort to get their first album recorded. The energy in the studio has been high and the music is feeling great. You can expect the same great vibe from the CD as you would from seeing them perform. The album will be available sometime after the leaves start changing colors.
Check out this new song from Luke Kinney guaranteed to put a smile on your face. The song features the voices of two lovely, local Santa Cruz ladies, some good vibes and best of all you get to name your own price. Its available for download on our Bandcamp store. We hope this helps you to kick off the summer right.
It’s been a little over a year since Luke Kinney’s self titled EP was released. In that time he has been keeping busy playing shows and writing music both as part of Something Collective and on his own. Now he’s back in the studio, on his way to recording and releasing a full length album.
February 16th marked the first day of studio production as he laid down 5 songs in true Luke Kinney style. The album promises to have the same live; “sitting in the same room” kind of feeling with simple harmonies and catchy guitar lines. Like the EP, this album will touch many different genres but will draw its core strength from folk. The variety adds a little something for everybody. One track even features spoken word from Matthew Mercure.
There is no official release date yet but we hope to have the album out by late spring/early summer, just in time for chilling on the beach or barbequing in the back yard.
Harbor House is a three piece folk -ska band based out of Santa Cruz, CA. With all three members originating from the San Francisco Bay Area, the band also draws influence from the jazz, punk, bluegrass and classic rock styles that give color to the music scene of the bay area and Santa Cruz. Without a percussionist, Harbor House uses slapping bass lines and fun up beat rhythm guitar to maintain a fast dance – worthy sound.
While some say lead guitarist Mike McCarthy came into this world with a Fender Stratocaster in one hand and a bottle of Jack Daniels in the other, the truth is he started his musical career as a classical saxophonist which has lead him to write music today with heavy jazz influences. After even just a few listens, his juicy riffs will keep you coming back for more.
Lead singer and rhythm guitarist Ian Spilman has a voice reminiscent of a young Bradley Nowell singing Sinatra, and draws influence from the genres of punk and ska. His energy keeps the band moving and the ladies on their feet.
Stand up bassist and vocalist Emma Shaw brings diversity to the band both because of her gender and her ethnicity as1/8 dolphin. Her background consists of years of classical playing which is reflected in her complex and driving bass lines. Having adopted the slap-style bass technique of many modern rockabilly bands, her sound keeps the beat.
Almost every song written by Harbor House is a collaboration of all three members bringing together their creative skills. All three are not only talented lyricists but music writers as well. If you like old sound with young spirit, you will love the unique and fun sound of Harbor House.