Alternative Ska-Rock group Mrs. Skannotto is gearing up for a November run of shows along most of the east coast. This comes ahead of their new record due out in 2016 as we’re giving away their song “Cadence” which is track 9 off their 2014 album release, Outlier…
You can download Mrs. Skannotto new single “Cadence” for FREE on our home page under the MP3 Leak of the Week on the right hand column! This Download will only be available until Saturday, Oct. 17, 2015.
Mrs. Skannotto – “Cadence” – Download HERE
In 2014, Mrs. Skannotto released Outlier, an 11 track album exploring a divergent array of musical genres while staying within their signature sound of Alternative Ska and Rock. The album was created while the band was taking a victory lap following two years of national touring — and they have crossed the finish line with overflowing creative energy and a musical depth that comes only when experience and passion are this deeply rooted.
From reggae and third-wave ska to punk and heavy rock, Outlier reflects the eclectic musical backgrounds and styles of its six Rochester, N.Y.-based musicians. As for the song “Cadence”, vocalist Joe Harmon told The Pier that the song is about: “a family dealing with mourning in different ways, and trying to maintain or redefine their relationship with one another in the wake of a loss.”
Mrs. Skannotto is currently holed up in the studio at Hope Alive Media in Farmington NY, where they are reuniting with audio engineer Matt Goodwin and sound mixer Matthew Saccuccimorano, who they worked with on last year’s Outlier LP.
When pressed for hints as to what fans can expect from the new record, bassist Dan Carter says, “I’d say the focus will be on tight compositions, and further developing new ground explored on the last album. The music itself is different. We keep evolving musically.”
Grab “Cadence” on the homepage for FREE before it expires and keep checking back for more details on Mrs. Skannotto and their new album as we look forward to providing more updates on this forthcoming release.
Mrs. Skannotto Background:
Rochester, NY alternative ska/rock outfit Mrs. Skannotto is a band that’s hard to classify. Their distinct sound reflects the eclectic musical backgrounds and styles of each band member of the 6 piece Alt. Ska group. The group consists of Joe Harmon on Vocals, Mike Frederick on the lone Guitar, Justin Lloyd rocking Trumpet, Dan Carter slappin’ da Bass, Evan Dobbins bumpin’ the Trombone, and Alex Bochetto on the Drums.
Joe Harmon explains, “We spend a lot of time trying to explore the boundaries of what genres like ska, reggae, rock and punk can do, mixing in elements of jazz, funk, and classic and progressive rock. We all have a wide range of tastes and influences, and bring those influences in to the writing process and our performances.”
Originally formed in 1998, the current lineup has been together for 4 years. The band’s commitment to touring has kept them on the road for much of that time, and it’s paying off. Harmon says, “We’ve learned a lot about playing and writing with one another since this lineup first came together. We keep getting tighter as time goes on.”
The group will be setting out on an East Coast run of dates starting November 6th in Providence, RI with The Feel Goods. The tour will be 9 total tour dates inside 9 cities and 8 states. Check the tour dates and links below for more information.
Huge thanks again to Mrs. Skannotto for allowing us to share “Cadence” 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 for FREE and spread the awareness to your friends!
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Article By: Mike Patti
Watch: Mrs. Skannotto – “Outlier”