This September SHADOWRAPTR unleashes their debut full-length album It’s Always Winter on the Moon. Recorded at the Marburg Hotel in Clifton, this guitar soaked psychedelic-soul-pop odyssey represents the culmination of the first year and a half that the band has been working and writing together. The album is ever changing in mood and texture, crafted in part by collaboration with several local musicians.
In a world dominated by singles, EPs and Youtube, SHADOWRAPTR set their sights on crafting a cohesive album, an aural experience to be played end to end. It’s Always Winter on the Moon takes listeners on a musical voyage, exposing them to everything from soulful multiple part vocal harmonies and layered guitar compositions to explosive experimental rock freak-outs that create a beautiful yet terrifying sonic landscape. Pulling from a wide variety of influences, It’s Always Winter on the Moon pays homage to the cerebral complexities of Pink Floyd, while modernizing it with Grizzly Bear-esque harmonies and a kick of genre-bending unpredictability a la Akron Family.
released September 1, 2011
released 01 September 2011
Lindsay Nehls - Righteous Album Artwork
Aaron Modarressi - Group Vocals
Adam Petersen - Djembe, Group Vocals
Ben Sloan - Tambourine, Group Vocals
Brodie Johnson - Cello
Collin Thompson - Trombone
Daniel McCurry - Throat-singing
Eddy Kwon - Violin
Peter Gemus - Double Bass
Engineered/Mixed/Mastered/Slaved over by Aaron Modarressi and Ben Sloan at the Marburg Hotel and Rohs St Cafe in Cincinnati, OH.
Special Thanks: We would like to thank the following individuals for their extraordinary efforts in helping make this disc a reality (in no particular order).
Ben Sloan, Aaron Modarressi, Adam Petersen, The Marburg Collective, Rohs St Café, Caitlin Behle, Rome Ntukogu, Dan Orlando, Lindsay Nehls, Beth McConnell, “Chief of Staff” Dan McCurry, Zack Kramer, Patricia Humphrey, Steve Patota Sr., Brodie Johnson, Eddy Kwon, The fabulous inhabitants of Apartment 1W for putting up with us, Dr. Teeth, Drew Meininger and Matt Disbrow.