MP3 Leak of the Week: Mike Pinto

MP3 Leak of the Week: Mike Pinto

This Tuesday, May 14th, Mike Pinto will release his latest album Truthful Lies; an album that features Junior Marvin & members of The Aggrolites. As a treat, we have track 5 off that album for FREE, this week only! Download it on the homepage & read up on the release here…

You can download Mike PInto’s “Where the Beach Meets the Ocean” on our home page under the MP3 Leak of the Week on the right hand column! This download will only be available until Saturday, May 18th, 2013.

Mike Pinto“Where the Beach Meets the Ocean”

“Where the Beach Meets the Ocean” Background:
“Where the Beach Meets the Ocean” is track 5 off Mike Pinto’s latest 13 track album Truthful Lies.

Here’s what Mike Pinto had to share in regards to the song:
“Where The Beach Meets The Ocean’ is the first single off Truthful Lies. It’s a song that oozes summer time easy living, and I felt it was the right tune for the right time of year.””

The new album features guest appearances by Junior Marvin (Bob Marley), Jesse Wagner and Roger Rivas (of The Aggrolites), George Laks (Lenny Kravitz) & Chuck Treece (Bad Brains, G Love, McRad). The album’s artwork was done by Jimmy Ovadia.

Many of the tracks were recorded by Dan Malsch, at Soundmine Studios in East Stroudsburg, PA., while other tracks were recorded by Lew Richards at 17th Street Studios in Costa Mesa, CA. Said to be a mix of elements from Pinto’s old style to a transition of other genres, the album is going to include reggae, folk, rock n’ roll, early funk, and more!

Again, you can own the album as soon as THIS Tuesday, May 14th!

Mike Pinto Background:
Originally from Philadelphia, PA but now residing in San Diego, CA, Mike Pinto is a singer/songwriter that takes an artist approach in combining reggae, rock, ska, folk & acoustic elements into a storyteller jam adventure. With descriptive lyrics that bring about the smell, sight & feel of his stories through song, Pinto has released 3 albums and an EP since 2005.

His debut release, Little District was released while residing in Philadelphia in 2005 & by 2006, underground success and an exploding fan base empowered him to expand westward with two nationwide solo acoustic tours. Following his second tour, Pinto relocated to San Diego where he continues his storytelling songwriting and constant touring.

After touring around the nation as a solo act, for this upcoming release, Pinto will once again tour with a full band. Mike Pinto’s live band line up will consist of Mike Pinto on Guitar/Vocals, Mike Hatton on Bass, Brian Daggett on Drums, Max O’Leary on Trumpet and Jon Cestero on Tenor Sax.

Headlining dates across the nation on the Truthful Lies Tour with special guests Natural Vibrations and Three Legged Fox, Pinto will be supporting his forthcoming LP of the same name. The tour kicks off on May 17 in San Diego, CA, before making 48 stops up and down the West and East Coasts. He’ll also be performing at the 4th Annual California Roots Music & Arts Festival in Monterey, CA.

Upcoming Tour Dates:
May 17 @ Belly Up. Solana Beach, CA
May 18 @ Johnny’s. Lompoc, CA
May 24 @ California Roots Festival. Monterey CA
May 27 @ Mavericks. Santa Rosa, CA
May 30 @ Wild Buffalo. Bellingham, WA
May 31 @ El Corazon. Seattle, WA
Jun 01 @ Hawthorne Theatre. Portland, OR
Jun 02 @ Knitting Factory. Boise, ID
Jun 04 @ Liquid Joe’s. Salt Lake City, UT
Jun 05 @ Knitting Factory. Reno, NV
Jun 06 @ Fat Cat. Modesto, CA
Jun 07 @ Rockin Roots Festival – Stramler Park. Bakersfield, CA
Jun 08 @ The OC Tavern. San Clemente, CA
Jun 13 @ Hard Rock Café. Las Vegas, NV
Jun 14 @ Martini Ranch. Scottsdale, AZ
Jun 15 @ The Legacy Room. Tuba City, AZ
Jun 16 @ KTAOS Solar Center. Taos, NM – w/ Don Carlos
Jun 18 @ Trees. Dallas, TX
Jun 19 @ Jack’s Patio Bar & Grill. San Antonio, TX
Jun 22 @ House of Rock. Corpus Christi, TX
Jun 26 @ Freebird Live. Jacksonville Beach, FL
Jun 27 @ The Social. Orlando, FL – w/ Pato Banton
Jun 28 @ The Sports Page. Satellite Beach, FL
Jun 29 @ The Culture Room. Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Jun 30 @ The State Theatre. Saint Petersburg, FL
Jul 02 @ Smith’s Olde Bar. Atlanta, GA
Jul 04 @ 2013 @ The Barge. Lake Murray, SC
Jul 05 @ Greenfield Lake Amphitheater Wilmington, NC
Jul 07 @ The Boathouse. Myrtle Beach, SC
Jul 09 @ The Studio at Webster Hall. New York, NY
Jul 11 @ The Saint. Asbury Park, NJ
Jul 12 @ Ram’s Head Live. Baltimore, MD.
Jul 13 @ TLA. Philadelphia, PA
Jul 15 @ Johnson’s Country Market. Selbyville, MD
Jul 16 @ Stage AE. Pittsburgh, PA
Jul 17 @ Beachland Tavern. Cleveland, OH
Jul 18 @ The Magic Bag. Ferndale, MI
Jul 20 @ The Demo. St. Louis, MO
Jul 24 @ The Marquis Theter Denver, CO
Jul 25 @ The Barkley Ballroom. Frisco, CO
Jul 26 @ Black Sheep. Colorado Springs, CO
Jul 27 @ The Green Room. Flagstaff, AZ
Aug 02 @ The Roxy Theatre. West Hollywood, CA

Mike Pinto Links:
Mike Pinto Editorials
Mike Pinto Website
Mike Pinto Facebook

Huge thanks again to Mike Pinto for allowing us to share the song, “Where the Beach Meets the Ocean”, to post up for FREE download. Free music is a privilege that we’re grateful for and we appreciate the work these artists do! Please feel free to download this song and spread the awareness to your friends!
Enjoy the FREE track on the homepage!

Article By: Mike Patti
Photo By: Ryan Daley

WATCH: Mike Pinto Perform “Where The Beach Meets The Ocean”