Name of song
collection, “Season 1”
By Mandy Rodgers
Beginning Nov. 10, Kicksville is releasing a digital single
a week for 13 consecutive weeks, and each will be available for purchase at
Ropeadope Digital. The first single is “Phatty,” and the ones to follow are
various covers from the Talking Heads and The Police to name a few and older
songs from Kicksville itself. Season 1 follows Kicksville’s recent album, The
Results of a Higher Mission. The group is comprised of “city council” kind
of personas, Mayor Mike Stehr and Commissioner Conrad St. Clair, both providing
bass, vocals, keys and percussion for the music.
According to Kicksville’s record label, “(The two) curate a
crack team of collaborators on these special releases. In classic Kicksville
fashion, these singles showcase the collective’s improvisation, melodic
sensibility, intriguing programming and bizarre sound effects.”
Kicksville Citizen Andy Ewen is illustrating an original
cover for each track, and the first single can be streamed at www.imeem.com/kicksville.
The closer the releases get, the more information Kicksville will reveal.