One Hundred Thousand, Owl Kill, Chevonne and The Fuzz, One Time Mountain

As reflective as it is visceral, 'Rise,' the second and latest EP by One Hundred Thousand, was written during the band’s incubative stage a year-and-a-half before it ever took a stage. It is the second EP of the band’s three-part debut.

Though some of the four-songs that make up 'Rise' were written almost two years ago, the band’s music was never fully realized until its lineup was.

Within a year of the band’s first release, it welcomed new vocalist Rich Matos to the fold already comprised of guitarist Alex Goldenthal, bassist Andrew Magnotta and drummer Kurt Wubbenhorst. The band re-recorded vocals for what became 'Rise,' and released it in October of 2014.

'Rise' was recorded and mixed by Mike Ferretti at Architekt Music, Mastered by Andy Vandette, with vocals co-produced by Clint Lowery. Artwork for the three part EP series by Ettore Fritz. 'Rise' is a digital-only release, available on iTunes, and all streaming services. Download Dropcards will also be available at shows.

The independent band, Owl Kill, was formed in late 2014 by lead singer, Pat Byrnes, and guitar player, Greg Amato. They were soon joined by bass player, Fabricio “Breeze” Barreto, and drummer, Mike Gelvan. The band got their name because all of the members are from Montville, NJ, which in the 1800s was known as “Owl-Kill”. Their music is influenced by a diverse range of bands, such as Taking Back Sunday, My Chemical Romance, Brand New, Guns N’ Roses, Led Zeppelin, The Used and many others. Combining all of these influences with Pat’s strong lyrics and Greg’s powerful guitar riffs, Owl Kill has put their own spin on the Rock genre. In an interview with The Aquarian Weekly, Pat said, “We want to get up close and personal and hopefully invoke a new energy in people that they haven’t felt before.” The desire to connect with people on a personal and emotional level is what drives Owl Kill to create the music that they do.

Owl Kill currently has two self-released EPs. In late 2015, Owl Kill released their first EP, Self Management. It consisted of 5 songs, including the single, “Sell Me”, which the band released a music video for in May of 2016. Their second EP, Home., was released in March of 2016. The band is currently busy playing shows all over New Jersey while constantly working on new music. The band’s dedication and talent was recently recognized when they won the “Ernie Ball PLAY Warped” competition. As a result, they got to play main stage at the 2016 Vans Warped Tour in Holmdel, NJ. The band has also performed at many other notable venues, like The Stone Pony, The Bitter End, The Saint, Crossroads, Mexicali Live, Dingbatz, and so on. Currently, the band’s primary focus is to play as many shows as possible so that they can connect with as many new fans as possible.

Owl Kill’s powerful music and electric performances set them apart from the rest of the rock scene. Rachael Ciccone from The Aquarian Weekly said, “It won’t be long before they get signed to a record label, and if you listen to them now, you’ll be able to brag that you heard of them first before their imminent ascent in the music industry.” The band has many goals still in their sights and will not be slowing down anytime soon.

New Jersey natives Chevonne and The Fuzz are bringing their powerhouse rock sound to the masses with their debut LP Chevonne and The Fuzz. The 12-track album features larger-than-life guitar riffs (and dueling “guitarmonies”), raucous hooks, sly lyrics, and the mischievous and electric interplay between married vocalists Chevonne Ricci and Chris “Cree” Ricci.

Before starting the band in 2012, Chevonne toured the world singing backup vocals for award-winning UK artist Estelle, then went on to sing and perform in Lady Gaga’s Monsterball world arena tour and HBO special; she also dazzled prime-time TV viewers on Season 3 of NBC’s The Voice, where she received coaching and high praises from both Cee-Lo Green and Christina Aguilera. After her time on The Voice, she took to Kickstarter to successfully crowd-fund Chevonne and The Fuzz’s 2013 eclectic pop-rock EP Fire At Will (check it out here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/chevonne-and-the-fuzz/id703813305). The EP was critically acclaimed, and obtained exclusive streams from ARTISTDirect and MSN Music, as well as single releases on Zimbio and GuitarWorld.

On the merit of Fire At Will, Chevonne and The Fuzz—whose additional members include Chris Bookstaver (guitar,vocals), Doug Hoekstra (bass), and Nick Potters (drums,vocals)—were invited to kick off Milwaukee’s Summerfest, one of the largest and most attended music festivals in the country, and were met with a throng of supportive new fans. It was at Summerfest where C&TF began testing the waters with harder, riff-based songs that would eventually end up on the LP. They returned to the east coast to wow the crowd of North Jersey Pride 2013 in Maplewood with their powerful, large-scale outdoor performance stage presence. During the subsequent year and a half, as they curated hard rock nights at Mexicali and Maxwell’s Tavern in Hoboken, and developed a cult following at the revamped Court Tavern in New Brunswick, an organic shift took place from their previous kitschy pop-rock sound to a more complex, heavy sonic landscape that can only be described as authentic New Jersey rock’n’roll.

Chevonne and The Fuzz knew they had to pay tribute to their home state and home-grown musical identity by recording the album at local up-and-coming Architekt Studios in Butler, NJ. They co-produced the tracks with renowned producer/engineer Mike Ferretti, who most notably produced Atlanta rock band Sevendust’s newest LP Kill The Flaw, which includes the single “Thank You” that received a 2016 Grammy nomination. C&TF commissioned NJ-based graphic artist Anthony Rubolotta to design a high-concept album package, which features a fluid front-to-back cover image of a mystical woman whose wild hair is entangled with the fur of a howling wolf; this image is harmonious with the band’s rugged sex appeal and visceral approach to playing & writing. Although the band is independent and unsigned, they are passionate about creating a fully immersive experience for this album cycle through moody, original imagery and cutting-edge merch.

Complete with a spirited, rough-and-tumble stage presence similar to No Doubt, the timeless rock grit and vocal power of Heart, and the steadfast pocket and face-melting crunch of The Foo Fighters, you’ll want to keep an eye on Chevonne and The Fuzz.

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