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Finding the right music to set the tone for each episode takes some time, but sometimes I get lucky and just hear a perfect fit.

I heard The Maheekats off MySpace and there was just something about them that I couldn’t get out of my head. Their music took me back home, to a time when jumping in the car and riding around with my friends during summertime was the only thing on my mind. So combining The Maheekats and Episode 7, dating a guy from Miami, was a no-brainer.

Clarabell

Meet The Maheekats: Casey (Maheeman) Camp on the drums, bass, guitar and keyboard and Clara (Clarabell) on vocals and guitar. They have been together since 1999. Casey writes most of the music while Clarabell writes most of the lyrics and melodies. Their first drummer was Randall Marsh who is now playing with Mudcrutch. They’ve created a home studio where they write, produce, engineer, arrange and record all of their music.

Recorded over a two-year period and across three changes of residence, “God Has A Cadillac Too”, in which the track “Just Passing Through” opens PG+1’s Episode 7, is a self-produced full length CD. It is consistent, strong, spirited, surprising, enlightening and an all-round joy for the soul. Casey played most of the instruments including drums, bass, rhythm and lead guitar, keyboards and vocals. Clarabell played rhythm guitar and sings on the album.

Casey Camp

Another project was “Circle” (available by request only) that featured Brad Buley on drums on most of the tracks. They have recently upgraded their studio and are looking forward to releasing another CD in 2010.

With musicanship that is stellar, vocals that are blissful and melodies and harmonies that transcend the listener, their mission for all of humanity to become more aware of the nature that is within us and that surrounds us.

“Respect nature, respect ourselves and keep it all wild and free.”-The Maheekats

But don’t take my opinion as the end all be all, here’s what Michel Cicero of The Ventura County Reporter had to say about “God Has A Cadillac Too”, “This record makes me think of flying dreams, air conditioning and convertible Porsches. That is to say it transports me someplace cool. Day dreamy and breezy without being vacuous, it leaves space to reflect and breathe, giving the music at times a meditative groove. Torchy, lush vocals and lingering melodies sparkle like the California coast on a perfect day; a landscape the musicians are obviously familiar with. Hailing from Maheeland, a mystical portal to other dimensions located deep in the Ojai Valley, the Maheekats are Casey Camp and Clarabell (an accomplished poet), who started their project in 1999. The don’t seem to play out much, so if you want to hear them you’ll need to download their music. They call it “psychedelic dub.” I call it “good.”

I call it “good” too. To buy tunes off “God Has A Cadillac Too” click here. Or to visit The Maheekats website, go to www.maheekatmusic.com.

Posted by Party Girl On May - 28 - 2010 Featured Artists
Four Minutes Til Midnight

Eli Taylor (Vocal), Kenta Hayashi (Guitar), Yusuke Ikegaya (Bass) &Josh Vore (Drums)

2004

What is Four Minutes Til Midnight (FMTM)? Well if you haven’t been living under a rock for the past couple of years you would know that, FMTM is a funk, rock and Jam band gaining momentum in the Southern California and the Japan music scene. Their strength is that they have 2 American and 2 Japanese in the band. Because of that they mixed different culture and music background, so a great chemistry happened. FMTM created such unique and exotic sound. Why the name Four Minutes Til Midnight? 1156 were the last 4 digits of Eli’s home phone where we they only could play music, and FMTM was born. Eli Taylor (vocals), Kenta Hayashi (guitar), and Josh Vore (drums) Jonathan Green(He past away in Sep 2009) met while attending the Musician Institute in Hollywood, California and in March 2004 formed FMTM. Andre Davis joined after John left in May 2005. Yusuke Ikegaya (bass) joined FMTM after Andre in May 2008.

2005

FMTM has played in venues such as: The House of Blues (Los Angeles and San Diego), The Viper Room, Key Club, Roxy, Knitting Factory, B B King, Troubadour, 4th&B and Canes.

2006

FMTM won The Battle of the Bands in LA.

Their fist CD, “Oak Tree” was released in 2006 also. They sold 10000 Cds.

FMTM did their first Japan tour. They played 11 shows all over in Japan including Tokyo, Osaka, Nagoya.

2007

FMTM relocated to San Diego in order to escape from smog and traffic. However, they gained their fans dramatically.

2008

FMTM was accepted amazingly well in San Diego. They have had the pleasure to open for: Ozomatli, Greyboy Allstars, Common Sense and The Expendables. Just to name a few.

2009

“Find My Way” is the bands new release CD, launched in June 2009. They sold 4000 CDs already. “Find My Way” is a 10 track CD, filled with sound that only FMTM can deliver, from tracks that make you reminisce about love, to tracks that will make you get up off your seat and groove!

FMTM also successfully finished their 2nd Japan tour. They played 64 shows within 90 days this time, and gained so many fans, and shocked Japanese music scene big time.

FMTM is currently on a 3 month tour in U.S. They will keep touring and creating unique music.FMTM’s goal is to connect with each individual; from the first time listener to the die hard fan, thru the love and art that is their music.

Posted by Party Girl On April - 1 - 2010 Featured Artists

 
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