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The Dirty Words

New York City, New York, United States | SELF

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"Mostly Coats on Balcony TV NYC"

NEW YORK // 7 APRIL, 2011
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Cinematographer: Chris O'Konski

In the summer of 2010, frontman JP Keeler brought ten acoustic tracks to Killingsworth Studio in Long Island. Working with producer Anthony Santonocito, he produced a full-band, full-length LP titled "Hung Up."

JP relocated to New York City to put the rest of the band together, beginning with bassist Jamie Pitrelli. The two began scouting possible drummers, and soon found Leo Freire. Next to come on board were guitarists Sean Salant and Tom Senatore Jr. With all the pieces now in place, Mostly Coats officially formed at the beginning of 2011.

Their unparalleled musicianship, enthusiasm, focus, and drive is quickly making Mostly Coats an unstoppable force in the NYC music scene. Look for them to hit the road summer of 2011!

'Hung Up' released March 8th and is available on iTunes, Amazon, Rhapsody and other major online distributers! - Balcony TV

"Mostly Coats, Buckles the monkey, Sons of Jove, Mobius"

To rock harder than Mostly Coast, Bucklets the monkey, Sons of Jove and Mobius rocked Southpaw last night, one really has to try. The night was absolutely amazing. I had come out of the event with over 1000 pictures. Here’s the selected few… - Music On Streets


Self Released
August 8, 2011

Mostly Coats begin their debut full length album ‘Hung Up’ with the track ‘Innocence’, it’s plain to see within the first thirty seconds of this track how easily this bands sound could be likened to acts such as Panic! At The Disco, My Chemical Romance, and New Found Glory. The delivery is much the same, the vocals eerily familiar but the lyrics don’t create the same distinction, and they’re unsympathetic and punchy but not quite raw enough in my opinion.

‘Movement’ dwindles along with a flying, sliding riff and vocals, the vocals sounding of everything righteous but they don’t seem to have the power or the fight that’s called for. ‘Living in the Fault line’ comes off as a much more spirited offering, the pace is fast and relentless and the vocals and riffs are used to great effect. The energy burns at a great rate and the song only steps back for a matter of seconds before kicking in heavy again.

‘Hung Up’ opens with a little rambling acoustic riff, it is pensive and slow moving initially, and then it breaks in and out between louder vocal delivery and instrumentation. Ultimately it feels as though this track never fully connects through its vocals, mainly due to the fact that the lyrics don’t really seem to take us anywhere and they’re not always as discernible as they could be.

‘Fancy That’ rides new waves in this album as far as emo lyrics are concerned, in spirit think of Brand New’s ‘Seventy Seven’, but then imagine those angst filled, hurt lyrics taken to an extreme point, here’s an example - ‘‘And you’ll start by breaking my wrists for fear I can climb again, breaking my wrists- oh no’’ - ‘‘I hope Chicago is treating you well: like a well like I wish you’d fall in one’’. Enough said guys, I’m assuming there’s no happy ending to this story but the wording is a tad dramatic for my taste.

Overall I’d say that Mostly Coats ‘Hung Up’ does have a decent chance of snaring fans of aforementioned groups like Panic! At The Disco, I just didn’t find it an easy resemblance to reconcile as the overall quality and content of this album does not quite match up under observation.
- Alt Sounds

"NO PULP MUSIC SPOTLIGHT: Mostly Coats album release show"

One more day until their album “Hung Up” hits your hands. No Pulp is excited to host Mostly Coats’ for their album release show as part of our March 8 event. Mardi Gras + an album out + 6 other rockin’ acts. Perfection.

A note from Mostly Coats on their background as a band:

In July of 2010, JP Keeler brought 10 acoustic songs to Killingsworth Studios in Long Island, New York, and recorded a full-length album titled “Hung Up.” Upon returning home to South Jersey, he decided New York had superior tap water, said goodbye to the trees and moved.

Immediately on the search for musicians, JP was at shows, creeping in people’s apartments and even on Craigslist searching for talent. Enter Jamie Pitrelli, Sean Salant, Leo Freire and Tom Senatore. Not to boost their egos right in front of them or anything, but JP never thought he would come across musicians of this caliber.

Deep rooted in New York City from the Lower East Side Manhattan to Canarsie in Brooklyn, Mostly Coats officially came together in January 2011. With “Hung Up” down and poised to start suicide mosh pits, the only thing stopping them now is… well…snow. And winter’s days are numbered.

Hopefully, the snow is behind us! And now it’s time to get this album out…

Come out and celebrate the official release of “Hung Up.” We guarantee you will have a great time.

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"Mostly Coats - 04.02.11 - Interview"

1. How did you get your band name?
Like wearing a different hat for a different job, Mostly Coats refers to when people cover their shortcomings with different "coats" until they're nothing but coats and you can't tell who they were before. Specifically it stems from JP's ex-girlfriend that he ended up writing the whole record about.

2. How did this band get started?
Mostly Coats started when JP took 10 solo acoustic songs to a studio in Long Island and blew them up to full-band songs, moved to New York and started looking for musicians. After a few months of searching around different venues, parties, (even Craigslist!), he found four other perfect kids who shared the same dreams as he did. And the rest is history.

3. What bands are you influenced by?
(In no particular order) Led Zeppelin, Taking Back Sunday, Mayday Parade, Stevie Wonder, Fall Out Boy, Dream Theater, Megadeth, New Found Glory.

4. If you could tour with any bands, past or present, who would they be and why?
Zeppelin, The Who, Queen, Motley Crue (partying with those dudes had to be ridiculous)
Fall Out Boy, Circa Survive, Say Anything (in our eyes, this would be the perfect tour).

5. Best food to eat on tour?
Bacon, Egg & Cheese!

6. Why should people listen to your band?
Why not? Any new band you listen to could be your new favorite band.

7. If you could be any athlete, which athlete would you switch places with?
Joe DiMaggio because baseball means you can sleep with Marilyn Monroe.

8. If you won a Grammy, who would you thank?
The people we paid off to win the Grammy! Also our moms and dads.

9. If you could change something about the music industry, what would it be?
More music, less politics.

10. Memorable tour experience?
One time outside of a Best Buy, this guy walked by eating a handful of pistachios and claimed that the other dude we were talking to tried to have sex with him while he was on acid. They were both yelling at eachother about the events that transpired while 10-year-old kids walked into Best Buy with their parents.

11. What does mean to you?
What does the Bible mean to Christianity? (Does this make Jason Tate God?)

12. What is your favorite song to play?
Our set. It's a 35 minute song with some transitions and some talking. Also sweat.

13. What is your vacation spot of choice?
Literally anywhere that we could tour.

14. What music reminds you of your childhood?
Blink-182, Green Day, Michael Jackson, Eric Clapton, The MovieLife, B-52's, James Taylor, Saves the Day, Mary Chapin-Carpenter, Hanson.

15. If you could have any super power, what would it be? Why?
Jedi powers. Duh.

16. Any pre-show superstitions or rituals?
Watching The Dark Knight.

17. What is something that most fans don't know about you?
We practice in the ghetto of Brooklyn!

18. What is your assessment of the current state of radio? Do you think it's a place where your band could flourish?
Radio is cool. We feel that most radio stations play "safe" music with a good beat that they know everyone will catch on to. Indie stations that still play contemporary pop/rock are awesome and we'd hope to do well on a station like that.

19. What do you like to do in your spare time?
Skateboard, drink, Halo, sleep, wake up and drink more.

20. What kind of hidden talents do you have?
We can't tell you or else they wouldn't be hidden anymore ;)
- Absolute Punk


"Hung Up" - Full Length LP - release date March 8th 2011

Hear various songs from the album streaming on all of the Mostly Coats social networks.



About a year ago, 5 musicians got on the same crowded subway car in Brooklyn. Somewhere between Bedford and Grand, they started a band.

First under the name 'Mostly Coats', they played everywhere and anywhere. Basements of libraries. Outside couch parties at colleges. Under a tent by the water. Soon people started coming to the shows, coming full strength, yelling the lyrics back at the stage. They got themselves a manager. Tickets started selling. Merch started selling. Eventually they ended up at places with multiple electrical outlets like Sullivan Hall, Santo's Party House and Webster Hall. Yes, things were going well for Mostly Coats. They even came across a producer who showed genuine interest in the band. For 5 guys who basically just met, this was all pretty huge. But as they grew as musicians and friends, the sound started to develop. It didn't sound like Mostly Coats anymore. It sounded.. well.. dirty.

Mostly Coats was put to sleep. Comfortably. Enter, The Dirty Words. Same guys, just a sound that has grown organically. Stronger. Sexier. Amidst all this change is the powerhouse production team of Phil Schmoll (Royal Noise Productions) and Chris Altenhoff (Trans-Siberian Orchestra). With such talented people on their team, and the best fans in the world, they're currently producing they're upcoming EP - hitting the music scene hard with great Rock n' Roll.