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St. Louis, Missouri, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2014 | SELF

St. Louis, Missouri, United States | SELF
Established on Jan, 2014
Band R&B Alternative




"Music Spotlight: 1917 Soundtrack (Feb. 2014)"

"The energy of the room gives you the feel of stepping into the Chuck Berry, Etta James, Muddy Waters, Chess Records, esque time-portal, where something without color, race, gender or social status mattered...like when rock & roll, r&b and blues were being created....and created to shapeshift musical landscapes for decades to come...all hyperbole and grandstanding aside..." - D. Buffa


"I Cant Believe How Much Of An Asshole, Im Not Being EP" 2013



"It's HipsteR n B" according to spectator Myrtle Reilly.Pardon the clich, 1917 Soundtracks sound is "Sex, Drugs, Rock and Roll." Aesthetic ambiguity in the form of electronic-dance synth, intricately fuzzy, delta blues garage rock tones, instense drum-patterns soaked in mainstream Urbans gloss. Infectious melody and radio-ready composition are things Guitarist/ drum programmer Jordan Mays studied music theory, classical guitar and audio engineering at the Art Institute of Atlanta as vocalist/pianst Mario Mathon, who signed to a local hip-hop soul development deal as a teenager, eventually selling an urban-radio ad jingle to McDonalds through local 3rd party producers, while Johnathan Henry, taught at the tender age of 2 to drum performed as somewhat of a journeyman/jack-of-all-trades drummer, employed by everything from modern rock acts to gospel churches before hooking up with Mays in late 2011 to focus on hipster, experimental urban indie ala MGMT or Yeah Yeah Yeahs, while vocally, employing Princes tongue-in-cheek falsetto, John Legend's hearty baritone and a moody, southern contralto, like Amy Winehouse, and topping it all with a dynamic rhythm sections that go from 1920s birth of swing to 1970s funk all within the same 3 minute track.

Due to the guys knack for movement, side projects and genre versatility theyve only played a handful of live dates together, albeit these live dates booked from as south as frat-parties in Atlanta, Ga to venues/bars in Chicago, Il. Theyve an ambitious 2014 ahead of them as they tour colleges in the midwest/west coast in support of their EP and its internet campaign looking to spread their ultra-hip, beautiful mess of indie-electronic soul.

RIYL:  N.E.R.D., Arctic Monkeys, Janelle Monae, Alabama Shakes, The Weeknd

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