Lion’s Share (Sweden) – “Dark Hours”
Swedish-American cooperative Blistering Records, in conjunction with Overneath Music proudly announce the signing of the chamber rock ensemble Mandrake Project. The buzz-worthy anticipation of their new recording “A Miraculous Container” will expand to a global audience this March. This Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, based group redefines many hip genre tags through its unorthodox marriage of lush, delay drenched guitars, intricate world rhythms and unusual instrumentation. Lunging effortlessly from heady Floydian arrangements, crystalline Buckley-esqe anti-pop and haunting waltzes, the songs within the A Miraculous Container manage such transitions without breaking trance. Too confident to shoe-gaze and perhaps not image conscious enough for the hipster underground, these things matter not to the dedicated multi-instrumentalists who comprise Mandrake Project's cast of talent. They combine choice elements of classical, jazz, psychedelic, world and ambient rock to form their warm, timeless hybrid. The underlying adhesive that cements such seemingly disparate art forms is the trademark Mandrake Project "cinematic" approach to songwriting. Although the music maintains its presence heavy on the instrumental playing field, the vocal tracks find their way into a number of scenarios painted by ornate backing fanfare.
Blistering Records announces the worldwide signing of U.S. hard rock legends Lillian Axe. Lillian Axe, having re-established themselves in 2007 & 2008, look forward to 2009 as the year of The Axe. They will embark on a world tour this June in support of their forthcoming new CD, “Sad Day on Planet Earth”.
Swedish heavy metal band Lion’s Share will release its new album “Dark Hours” in late March 2009 via Blistering Records.