VINYETTE hails from the gritty, artistically ripe confines of Brooklyn, NY. Borne in 2008 out of a desire to question the rigidity of society and the status quo, utilising music as a vehicle of self-expression and freedom, Vinyette began as a 5-piece band. Drawing influences from such bands as Pink Floyd, Vinyette flirted with an ethereal, ambient sound, with an underbelly of funk, eventually recording and releasing two EPs. The evolution of time and sound, though, soon found the boys of Vinyette thirsty to harness the expansiveness of their songs. Realising their pulse was strongly governed by a more tightly-knit rhythm section, Vinyette switched their focus accordingly. A new year. A new chapter. A new drive. Sequestered in the studio for several months to stir up fresh material fertile enough for an album, Vinyette, (Nathan Frye-vocals, Danny Monico- guitar/ukelele, Jay Ambrose-bass/trumpet, Jonathan Crowley- drums/trumpet), fine-tuned their musical prowess.
Vinyette’s forthcoming debut album, “Every Little Mouse Run,” unfolds literally and figuratively like a series of “vignettes.” Playing with metaphors and teetering between emotional darkness and light, the lyricism is at times quirky and cutting. Nathan Frye’s dynamic vocals vacillate between a swampy swagger akin to Jim Morrison, as evidenced on “Vitamins,” and a sultry, heartfelt crooner in “Tattoo Crazy.” Danny Monico defies gravity with his turbulent guitar riffs that bend and break, push and pull, with wreckless abandon. Jay Ambrose slinks in deep, melodious bass grooves that lure one in like a cobweb, baiting with his shimmering trumpet lines. Jonathan Crowley commands and ignites a tenacious current on drums, diving deep within the primal warblings of one’s soul. His lusty beats yield raw, tribal-like rhythms.
Friends and comrades both on and off stage, the kinship between Vinyette is illuminated in their high-energy live performances. Integrating schematic back-projection visuals that feed off of each song, they create a multi-sensory and visceral experience. It’s no wonder they are often described as a “cinematic rock band.” Nathan Frye’s fervor oozes out of him as he rollicks about the stage, buoyant, audience dancing. Dueling trumpets, crafty rhythmic changes, Vinyette creates an orchestrated maelstrom, a pandemonium that is both daring and infectious.
Vinyette recorded 'Every Little Mouse Run' in true rock tradition, in analogue at One East Recording (The Beastie Boys, David Lee Roth, Sheryl Crow) in New York City, with Yohei Goto (Keith Richards, Lee 'Scratch' Perry, Jason Bonham) as recording engineer. The album was produced by John Reed, Founder of Ronin Guitars. The CD also features a guest appearance on organ and keys from the legendary Jimi Zhivago (Norah Jones, Rufus Wainwright) and was mastered by Scott Hull (Sting, Bruce Springsteen, Bob Dylan, Beastie Boys, Rage Against The Machine) at Masterdisk.
Nathan Frye - Vocals
Jonathan Crowley - Vocals, Drums, Trumpet
Danny Monico - Vocals, Guitar, Ukelele
Jay Ambrose - Vocals, Bass, Trumpet
'Every Little Mouse Run' - CD, LP (2013)*
'The Hawkins Sessions' - EP (2010)
'Vinyette' - EP (2009)
*Scheduled release date of 5/7/2013
VINYETTE TO RELEASE DEBUT ALBUM ON MAY 7, 2013
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Vinyette's Mini Movie Featuring CNN's- Candy Crowley: "Nepotism" http://www.yout...Vinyette's Mini Movie Featuring CNN's- Candy Crowley: "Nepotism"
March, 2013 New York NY- Vinyette's debut album Every Little Mouse Run is set for release May 7, 2013. Their first video "Meatball Love Tone" will be available March 1, 2013.
Vinyette is a four-piece band from New York City that features cinematic rock silhouettes with grinding, groovy undertones. The band: drummer Jonathan Crowley, guitarist Danny Monico, lead singer Nathan Frye and bassist Jay Ambrose met shortly after 9/11.
Every Little Mouse Run was written like a painting created with a palette of life and survival. The album was recorded at One East Recording in New York City and was produced by John Reed, Founder of Ronin Guitars and was mastered by Scott Hull (Sting, Bruce Springsteen, Rage Against The Machine).
The first video, "Meatball Love Tone" showcases the band's talents for groove and grit. Melodic rock metaphors meet intense modern fusion. Monico explains, "The vibe of the song is playful and quirky, but with attitude. Crowley adds, "The song is about changing patterns and inevitably breaking those chains." Frye sums it up, "It's kind of a love song for every man who needs to come out of his shell."
The band's thought provoking and lush songwriting has matured and evolved due to their need for expression and release. Vinyette's harmony in life echoes their progressive sound. Each band member knows his place, like the ticking of time marching to the tune of an evolving world.
More Happenings for NYC-based Avant-Garde Rockers Vinyette!
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Los Angeles, CA: Vinyette’s debut album Every Little Mouse Run is set for release May 7, 2013. The b...Los Angeles, CA: Vinyette’s debut album Every Little Mouse Run is set for release May 7, 2013. The band is also releasing its second single, “Twenty Dollar Doctor,” on April 2. The tune’s accompanying video will debut on April 13 at Spike Hill in Brooklyn, NY.
Vinyette is a four-piece band from New York City that features cinematic rock with grinding, groovy sounds. The band: drummer Jonathan Crowley, guitarist Danny Monico, lead singer Nathan Frye and bassist Jay Ambrose, met shortly after 9/11.
Every Little Mouse Run was recorded at One East Recording in New York City and was produced by John Reed, Founder of Ronin Guitars, and was mastered by Scott Hull (Sting, Bruce Springsteen, and Rage Against The Machine).
The first video, “Meatball Love Tone,” showcases the band’s talents for groove and grit. Melodic rock metaphors meet intense modern fusion and take you into Vinyette’s private world. Monico explains, “’Meatball Love Tone’ is the nice guy who’s too embarrassed to approach that pretty girl. The vibe of the song is playful and quirky, but with attitude.” Crowley adds, “The song is about changing patterns and inevitably breaking those chains.” Frye sums it up, “It’s a love song for every man who needs to come out of his shell.”
For more information on Vinyette, please visit:
“Nepotism” featuring CNN’s Candy Crowley: http://www.youtube.com/embed/df8ORQNG6Ew
“Meatball Love Tone” video” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bXM3M0wIziY
3.29 Brooklyn, NY The Paper Box
3.30 New York, NY SPIN Galactic
4.10 New York, NY Rockwood Music Hall
4.13 Brooklyn, NY Spike Hill
5.2 Hollywood, CA The Roxy
5.16 – 5.19 Montauk, NY Montauk Music Festival
6.21 Brooklyn, NY The Rock Shop
Vinyette plays twice this weekend in NYC (March 29-30) + announces album
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Four-piece Brooklyn band Vinyette is set to play some shows around town as they gear up to release t...Four-piece Brooklyn band Vinyette is set to play some shows around town as they gear up to release their debut album, "Every Little Mouse Run," on May 7th. The alt rock band has four upcoming shows in New York City, including two this weekend: March 29th at The Paper Box, and March 30th at SPiN Galactic. Devised so that each song contributes to the album collection as a series of vignettes in a story, the upcoming album features at once classic and atmospheric rock undertones and contemporary art references ranging from Dalí to Kubrick. Check out the video for single "Meatball Love Tone" here.
No Ordinary Scene
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New York-based quartet Vinyette produce angst-ridden, ambient arrangements along a path of changing...New York-based quartet Vinyette produce angst-ridden, ambient
arrangements along a path of changing tempos, rhythms,
moods, and melodic motifs. Channeling eminent 90’s tenors
from grunge, metal, “Seattle sound,” and progressive rock,
Vinyette build innovatively from their inspirations on their two EPs.
The Porno intertwines a patchwork of paces, permeating power, and
provocative prose; Geneology of Morons evolves from a ticking time
bomb of wispy vocals and taciturn tapping, and temporarily settles into
a dancy beat before drifting into Vinyette’s propensity for urgency; and,
a more recent track, “She Likes Gangsters,” begins with whispering
vocals and psychedelic effects but soon changes mood, swelling and
slinking along with jazzy guitar riffs and arpeggios, then transforming
again, this time into a funk jam, and closing with gunshots. Listen as
Vinyette adds more to their future scenes of cinematic rock.
How and when did you discover you were bound to be a
It appears the rock world is experiencing its own black plague
phase. There is so much uninspired music out there driven by
puppets, and the greats are few and far between. We all found
out very early on that what we were creating connected with
people, and felt compelled to create music that we
are proud of, that reaches out to musicians and music lovers alike.
Why did you decide to spell Vinyette the way you did?
We loved the meanings of the word Vignette, and wanted all that it carries.We liked the way it looked and felt we could highlight the NY part of it. Also, Vinyette is basically the second coming of Led Zeppelin, who also changed the spelling of their name to prevent mispronunciations.
Who are your favorite contemporary bands?
Blonde Redhead, Caribou, Bibio, Radiohead, Elliott Smith, The Black
Angels, Queens of the Stone Age, The Strokes, Caveman, Francis and the Lights, Social Hero, Mother Brother, Gifts From Enola.
If your music was the soundtrack for a film, what type of film would it be?
Edgy, cerebral, gritty thriller stuff. Think “Momento” to “Menace II Society,” “There Will Be Blood” or “Last of the Mohicans,” We would love to work with David Lynch, Michele Gondry, Darren Aronofski, and Danny Boyle.
What can we expect from Vinyette in the next few years?
Expect magical theater. Expect a full length album and critical acclaim.
Expect national tours. For that matter expect international tours.
Twenty Dollar Doctor
Meatball Love Tone
Every Little Mouse Run
Fall to the Core
Eye Above the Sky
New Old Man
Genealogy of Morons
Crawling Up The Wrists
Hope in the Rain
She Likes Gangsters
You and I
Red and Glisten
Five to One (The Doors)
Down on the Street (Iggy Pop)
I'm Afraid Of Americans (David Bowie)
Suck My Kiss (Red Hot Chili Peppers)
Exodus (Bob Marley)
Seed 2.0 (The Roots)
On a Plain (Nirvana)
Tahitian Moon (Porno for Pyros)
|Jun 22, 2013 Saturday||9:00 PM||The Rock Shop||Brooklyn, NY, US|
|Jun 26, 2013 Wednesday||11:00 PM||The Grape Room||Philadelphia, PA, US|
|Jun 28, 2013 Friday||10:00 PM||The Saint||Asbury Park, NY, US|