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are Christopher Martin
(Guitar, Vox) and Chris Phillips
(Drums/Vox). They honed their sound and vision while coming
up in the rock scene of Detroit, MI and with countless
college shows throughout the midwest. In the Fall of 2011
the band set out on their first coast to coast tour.
Armed with a single guitar and basic drum
kit, IAMDYNAMITE have quickly established themselves as a
rock and roll force to be reckoned with. The musicianship is
solid, the tunes are irresistible and infectious and their
energy on stage has been appropriately described as
"feverishly fun". The band's distinctive sound is
influenced, in part, by what Drummer Chris Phillips calls
"the power rock of the 90s", while Guitarist/ Lead Vocalist
Christopher Martin points to "strong melodies and lots of
energy" as a primary focus for the songwriting. Though some
may assume a band made up of only two instruments might be
rather limited, the big explosion of sound they bring to the
stage has inspired more than a few critics to observe, "IAMDYNAMITE
are two guys who sound like five".
In 2008 IAMDYNAMITE caught the ears of
uber producer Matt Noveskey,
which eventually led to Noveskey producing the band's first
EP and subsequently their debut full length album
SUPERMEGAFANTASTIC, set to release on March 13th of 2012.
Noveskey's objective in producing the album was simple, he
explains "We didn't want to do something they wouldn't be
able to pull off live and we didn't want to do something
that didn't sound like them, the live show is so energetic
and we really wanted the album to be a true representation
of that, which is why we recorded on analog tape with very
minimal layering." As for the band's unique sound Noveskey
believes the vocals are key, "The harmonies are sort of the
nucleus of the whole thing really, sure you've got the
bombastic drums and the big 70s guitar but the harmonies are
really what this band is all about, there's almost a shade
of The Beatles or Beach Boys to it."
recorded at Willie Nelson's
famous Pedernales Recording Studio
in Spicewood, TX, approximately 30 miles outside of Austin.
For both the producer and band, Nelson's studio proved to be
the perfect creative environment for the task at hand,
Noveskey offers, "It was really great, it's detached from
everything, out in the middle of nowhere and it's got this
really cool vibe that allowed us the opportunity to get lost
in our own little world. We really wanted to do it old
school, two weeks straight with minimal distractions."
the irresistible "Stereo", the dirty blues infused shredder
"Ms. Jones", the infectious crowd pleasing "Hi Lo" and the
urgent rocker "Where Will We Go", a tune that drives so hard
it should come with the disclaimer, Warning: Song may
inspire speeds exceeding 100 miles per hour.
The transition from small rock clubs to
the larger concert venues is an exciting new adventure for
the rapidly up and coming band, as Chris Phillips explains,
"It's cool to have everyone's attention and not be competing
as much with televisions and chatter, the audience
interaction is a lot more fun and our sense of humor seems
to come across more in this type of setting. We've been
giving a lot of what we call our "sweaty hugs" to lot's of
new friends we've been meeting on tour."
The buzz IAMDYNAMITE have been generating
on the road in 2011 is more than evident online. Nearly
every day, the band's Facebook and Twitter accounts grow
substantially with “likes” and raves from new fans who saw
the dynamite duo the night before and the iTunes downloads
of their new album, SUPERMEGAFANTASTIC, are also
increasing dramatically as a result. IAMDYNAMITE's frontman
Christopher Martin puts it into perspective, "It's really
been great, we're playing so many cities we've never played
before and the response has been amazing. We've always been
a "word of mouth" band and that's still the case, just on a
much bigger scale. We're not overhyped by a big label push,
we're just laying some great groundwork on the road, which
seems like a really natural way to do it, people are talking
and that's really awesome, it's always cooler when you first
hear about a new band from a friend."
- Christen Thomas, PressWolfPR
Amidst this modern dark age of
musical redundancy, Undesirable People
come from Detroit, MI to deliver an eclectic breath of fresh air
to the rock and roll enigma.
Forming in 2010, Undesirable
People went on to self-release three EPs
(Undesirable People, Eugenics, and Former Self / Current State).
With extensive self-funded touring, and a determined focus on
D.I.Y. ideals, the band has proven how to work within the
ever-changing, internet age of being a band in the 21st century.
Leaving their mark on the Midwestern music circuit, as it has
become harder to tell what is real and what is fake in the
depleted, over-saturated music industry.
After five years as one of
Michigan’s most revered acts, Undesirable People began writing
and recording their first full-length record at Rancho Recordo
with producer Marc Jacob Hudson.
Eternal Vision of A Blind
Future melds together an unprecedented sound, culminating in
an echelon of hard, rock-driven riffs, bluesy rhythmic meters,
and lyrics to make Bukowski think. Undesirable People have
merely begun their journey towards eradicating the radio elite,
and begin with Eternal Vision of A Blind Future.
The quartet, comprised of
vocalist/bassist Mark Lebiecki, guitarists Brian Fraser and
Caleb Sanchez, and drummer Jon Lebiecki want you to feel as if
you are watching the walls of MTV collapse and burn in your face
through their wall of sound. A middle finger to the mainstream
ideas of idolization, the group takes a stance on exactly what
you worship and why? Diminish your apathy; stand up to the herd
opinion; stay undesirable.