The Thang (EP Release), Stokin IV, Two Seconds To Midnight, MK Groove Trio

The Thang (EP Release)

Rockin' Funkin' and Crunkin' big band sound

Stokin IV

Two Seconds To Midnight

New York City, 2008.
A string player from California.
A singer-songwriter form Scotland.
A drummer/producer from Detroit.
Two Seconds To Midnight is born.
Blending brooding strings, intricate rhythms and the brutally honest lyrics of Scottish front man Zig Payton that effortlessly morph from hear-a-pin-drop intimacy to soaring through-the-roof-and-beyond codas, comparisons have been drawn to the likes of Radiohead, Sigur Ros, Mogwai and The Frames but even the band themselves admit to not really planning where the music can go next, leaving a vast frontier in front of them. That's the way they like it.

A stroke of luck hit when HBO caught wind of the song 'Opt1m1sm' from thie debut album and used it in the worldwide promo campaign for the second season of Boardwalk Empire.

Since then they have been working on their much anticipated follow up with legendary drummer/producer Joey Waronker (Beck, Atoms For Peace, REM) in the co-production and mixing seat, due for release in 2013.

MK Groove Trio

The MK Groove Orchestra is not your grandparents big band, the MKGO is equal parts rock band and jazz band, drawing upon all sounds and cultures that inspire them. Musical omnivores to say the least, depending on what night you see the group, you may be treated to a transcription of a B side from an obscure old school funk 45, the opening theme of a Bruce Lee film, a rendition of a classic recording by a cuban orchestra from the 50s or a classic rock anthem...most likely all of the above. The MKGO's originals also have an equal sense of adventure and breadth, written with clarity and purpose and performed integrity, intensity and virtuosity. Imagine all this...wrapped in face melting guitars.


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