Local Music Roundup (3/3/11)

Quincy Mumford & The Reason Why Set Date For New Release, Speak

Quincy Mumford & The Reason Why have announced that Speak, the band’s third studio record, will be released in grand fashion on April 9th at The Wonder Bar where the outfit will hold its CD release party.

“If you liked the past two you are really going to like this one,” wrote Mumford in the band’s newsletter.  “Most of the songs on this record are very upbeat, funky, and groovin for sure.”

Mumford went on to write that from a large collection of potential tracks, he weeded a lot out and found “10 songs that are really killer.”

“The cool thing about the album,” continued Mumford, “is that I had the chance to work with a bunch of well known, amazing musicians and people.

According to Mumford, the CD release party is going to be something special as the band will be accompanied by a full brass section and “a ton of special guest celebrity musicians.”

Stay tuned for more information on the night including bands on the undercard and a possible review of the record.  For details on the record release party click here…and in the meantime enjoy “Lifted,” off the band’s 2009 sophomore album South Edgemere.

Finale Hill Breaks Up, Changes Name, And Adds new Guitarist

It has been made official.  Former Asbury Park Blusified Hard-Rockers Finale Hill have parted ways with former lead guitarist Kevin Basko, who was quickly back at work opening for The B Street Band last Saturday at The Stone Pony, and replaced him with another axe wielder by the name George Verveniotis.

With Basko, so left the band’s name and musical style as the outfit formerly known as Finale Hill now resides under the moniker The Paper Suns and opts to play hazy and cavernous Psychedelic-Rock.

The Paper Sons released its first untitled single yesterday on its Bandcamp page, but you can get it below.

Check out The Paper Suns on Facebook.

Only Living Boy Release New Song

Only Living Boy is prepping a new LP, the title has yet to be released, nor has a date been set for it to drop, however, the band has posted a new track on its Facebook band page named “Open You Up.”

The outfit performed the new track at the Nick Of Time benefit show in January, hosted by Asbury Lanes…video below.

While you wait for the band’s upcoming record, listen to a stream of Only Living Boy’s self-titled debut here and “Lonely Puppy Blues” below.

Local Hip Hop Wordsmith Bert Lz Releases Video

Ocean Hip Hop artist Bert Lz has released his first music video for “Mad Flava,” the lead track off his 2010 mixtape.

The video was shot on the Asbury Park boardwalk featuring Lz spitting rhymes in the Asbury Casino wile surrounded by a cast of characters including Almost There bassist Zach Sicherman.

You can catch Lz, Sicherman, the rest of Almost There, and Old Bridge four-piece My Love For Danger next Saturday at The Brighton Bar, but for now, grab “Mad Flava” below.

Matt Huston Releases Sundial EP

Langhorne, PA singer/songwriter Matt Huston has dropped his debut release the Sundial EP.  The eight-track collection is a mix of Pop-Rock ear candy and solemn, rain drenched, Radiohead-type tunes.  Grab it for free at Huston’s Bandcamp profile.  But for now, here is a sample by the name “In Disguise.”

Green Paper Releases Fire, Hard Copy And Digitally

Cranford/Piscataway Psychedelic-Rock act, Green Paper, has officially released its debut record, the first in a series of five albums, Fire.  Contact the band on Facebook for a hard-copy or download it from Green Paper’s Bandcamp page.  Check out the track “Silver Linings” below.

Chemtrail Readies Release Of New Record

Asbury Park Instrumental-Rock outfit Chemtrail has announced April 8th as the date of its record release party at Asbury Lanes for Youth Obsessed Death Culture, which officially drops May 3rd.  Also on the bill are The Obvious and Old Nick.  In celebration of the show announcement, Chemtrail dropped “Escape Artist” off the upcoming release early for free download on Facebook…check it out below.

If you’re a local band that’s recently released, or plans to release, a work, send an e-mail to rotolo3@tcnj.edu. Feel free to attach a track or a link where folks can hear your music if it so pleases you.

About rote7123

Chris graduated from The College Of New Jersey in May 2011 with a Bachelor Degree in Journalism and Professional Writing, as well as a degree in Communication Studies. He has held down a position in the Asbury Park Press’ Sports Department since September of 2010 and is a contributor to the outlet's Arts & Entertainment section, and has contributed to The Aquarian Weekly all while being the sole operator of Asbury Park's premier music news outlet Speak Into My Good Eye.
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