wytCHord Release Coming on Halloween 2016!

wytCHord Release Coming on Halloween 2016!

Columbus, Ohio, October 14, 2016 – Overlook Hotel Records celebrates the first release by wytCHord coming this October 31st. “Death Will Flee” will be available on CD in an eco-pack as well as digital download. Pre-release is currently available now for purchase with a free track to those who purchase the album before the 31st of October!

Pre-order wytCHord – “Death Will Flee” at bandcamp:
https://wytchord.bandcamp.com/album/death-will-flee

”…riff-driven slab of somber doom, dense grooves with rhythmic enchantments, and detonating drum play.” – Dragon (Metal Nexus)

The new album “Death Will Flee” from wytCHORd is loaded with heavy riffs and the powerful vocals of Vince Green (THAL) who sounds like the offspring of Neil Fallon and Glen Danzig. In addition to his vocal work on the album, Vince Green and fellow guitarist David Jones (Black Mountain Creeper) deliver crushing fuzz-laded grooves driven home by hard-hitting drummer Kevin Hartnell (Trinity & Triage). Fans of bands like Black Sabbath, Clutch, Kyuss, and Queens of the Stone Age are sure to find something on “Death Will Flee” to embrace!

wytCHord is: Vince Green · Vocals, Rhythm Guitar, Lyrics | David Jones · Rhythm & Lead Guitar | Kevin Hartnell · Drums – Formed in 2016 – For bookings, interviews, promos, or additional questions, please email wytchord@gmail.com.

Like wytCHord on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/wytchord/
Follow wytCHord on Bandcamp: https://wytchord.bandcamp.com/

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Trinity & Triage Release New Track: “Tilting”

Trinity & Triage Release New Track: “Tilting

Trinity & Triage have released a new track today called “Tilting.” This melancholy sound of this song perfectly encapsulates the various changes going on in the lives of the band members. In particular, Ralph Feetham recently had a severe fire in his home that damaged the second floor. Fortunately due to the presence of smoke alarms and quick thinking, everyone is fine. The same cannot be said about some of the guitars. Ralph is busy trying to get things back in order and we wish him and his family all the best during the turmoil created by this horrific life event.

There are quite a few songs started by the prolific Mr. Feetham waiting for work to be done. It’s a matter of time (and lots of money) at this point.

Have a listen to “Tilting.” There are also free Trinity & Triage stickers available. If you would like one, send me a message with an address to ship it to. Thanks for listening. We greatly appreciate it!

Cheers!
Kevin Hartnell
Overlook Hotel Records
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Trinity & Triage is:
Deanna Quijada · Vocals
Ralph Feetham · Guitars
Kevin Hartnell · Synths


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Trinity & Triage - Travel By Whale

Trinity & Triage Release New Track

Trinity & Triage Release New Track – “Travel By Whale”

“Travel By Whale” is the first new track to be released by Trinity & Triage since the debut self-titled album in 2014. The band has widely been labeled as a “progressive folk” trio. Trinity & Triage has also been embraced by the Prog Rock community and continues to pop up around the web on various blogs, forums, and music sites. The Overlook Hotel Records studio remains to be rebuilt, so progress on the new album has been slow. The good news is that things should pick up quickly this summer. Another positive note is that quite a bit of new material was already recorded and is in various stages of development.

In the interim, Deanna continues painting and working on various art projects, Ralph has recorded a large number of tracks as potential candidates for future Trinity & Triage songs, and I have been taking care of a baby boy who is now eight months old. I also have a studio to build this summer.

Having said all that, please have a listen to the new song and let us know what you think. We would love to hear from you.

Cheers!
Kevin Hartnell
Overlook Hotel Records
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Trinity & Triage is:
Deanna Quijada · Vocals
Ralph Feetham · Guitars, Bass, Synths
Kevin Hartnell · Drums, Bass, Synths


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Trinity & Triage Released : Overlook Hotel Records

Trinity-and-Triage-Banner_with_logo_outline-620x114Trinity & Triage released on Overlook Hotel Records

After a little over two years of work, the first collection of songs by Trinity & Triage was released on Overlook Hotel Records on January 1, 2014. Described as a progressive folk meets psychedelic/indie rock band, the origins of T&T began with songwriter, Ralph Feetham (Islington, London). Feetham’s unique style and sound on acoustic guitar drives a majority of the music behind this 11-song set.

Trinity & Triage also features the exquisite vocal work of Deanna Quijada. The wide dynamic range of the material is the perfect playground for Quijada’s vocal acrobatics. The first track on the collection is appropriately titled “Surreal.” “Surreal” hints at 60s and 70s rock with a modern sensibility. The track brings to mind bands like Badfinger and The Strawbs if fronted by the love child of Kate Bush, Yma Sumac, Diamanda Galas, and Nena Hagen.

For fans of Deanna Quijada’s cover art, here is the original painting.

Trinity & Triage painting by Deanna Quijada ©2014

©2014 Deanna Quijada

Trinity & Triage contains a very interesting assemblage of instruments used to create the unique sound on this collection of recordings. Traditional instrumentation such as acoustic and electric guitars, bass guitar, drum kit, B3, and vocals are combined with Mellotron, clavichord, harmonium, sitar, and a colorful assortment of percussion instruments. “All At Sea” is a good example of many of the aforementioned items.

Trinity-and-Triage-Logo_medium“We Won’t Say Goodbye” features Feetham’s tasty acoustic guitar work blended with B3, clavichord, Mellotron, and beautiful vocal harmonies. The dream-like ending leaves you reeling in nostalgia, introspection, longing, and hopeful that you will wake up with another chance to take in the warm rays of the sun.

Trinity-and-Triage-Logo_mediumThe self-titled collection of songs also reveals a heavier side. Songs like “Cathedral” and “Those Who Leave” hint at shades of Deep Purple meets Gang Of Four.

“Three Sisters,” like “All At Sea,” draws from traditional folk music influences, yet with a unique approach that is all Trinity & Triage.

Three were the sisters
And he wanted one for his bride
The one who was pretty
As ever, did first catch his eye

So she was
A beautiful sight
But a jungle-cat
So gold were her eyes
They scared him…
So he passed her by

The next wasn’t pretty
But he liked the way she did smile
Like a surrender
And bended her hands like a child
But he wasn’t certain she was the best to be
When he closed that door, he bolted it tightly

Like the deepest, darkest water
Number three, a veil covered
Did he swoon with love?
Does rise the sun?
How he loved the one
Sweet as a sad song

Three were the sisters,
But only were two who did want him
One for his riches
The other, just ‘cause he’d arrived
But Melancholia could not so abide
She closed the door, and turned out the light

(Open, give me what I like)
Are we alone here?
(Fall in love)
Echoes to be
Each to pass by
Are we alone here?
(I’ll be alone)
Are we alone here?

Work on the first official video for “Surreal” from Trinity & Triage is currently underway. More on that later.

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Download the whole album for free from bandcamp here: http://trinityandtriage.bandcamp.com/

If you didn’t get enough T&T music, here is the single of “December’s Song” from Soundcloud. “December’s Song” was lyrically reconstructed based on one of the Boar’s Head Carols, “Tydynges I Bryng 3ow For to Tell,” author unknown. This obscure poem was discovered in a minstrel’s notebook from the 15th century, and no musical form of the carol has survived into modern times. It has been re-imagined by Trinity & Triage.

…and here is an exclusive you won’t find anywhere else.  Every song from the Trinity & Triage album…all at once!

Thanks for listening! Keep sharing the music and links!
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The Origin and History of Overlook Hotel Records

The Origin and History of Overlook Hotel Records

Back in 1999, I released a collection of recordings from my archives called “Room 237 (R237-001)” which became the very first release on Overlook Hotel Records.  It is a small collection of early electronic compositions with one track featuring Todd Gerber (Dinah Shore Jr./Umlaut). Hardly any copies exist (they were made to give out to friends), but you may still be able to locate one at the main library branch in Cincinnati. I also recorded a collection of songs called La Notte – “La Notte De Cavelieri” (R237-002) with my friend Paul Ash (Unto Ashes, Night Gallery). For this release, we burned all of the CDs, printed the artwork, and also did our own cassette duplication.  Despite being a complete DIY project recorded with two microphones in a small room, the recording did well and feedback was very positive. There are probably still quite a few old copies of La Notte floating around the planet. These recordings  mark the beginning of Overlook Hotel Records.

Room 237 - s/t La Notte - "La Notte Dei Cavalieri"

Room 237 – “Rain & Shadows” (with Todd Gerber)

Shortly after these were released, I began working on the dark ambient Umbra project (R237-004). It was released on Overlook Hotel Records as well as mp3.com before they were purchased by Vivendi Universal. I recently reissued it on bandcamp along with the “Umbra: The Dusk Single” (R237-003) which features various percussion backing electronic music. Music from the Umbra release was licensed to use in a film called “Jigsaw” in 2002 and has turned up in some strange places all over the internet and elsewhere.

Kevin Hartnell - "Umbra&quot Kevin Hartnell - "Umbra - The Dusk Single"

Over the next seven years, I spent time playing a lot of gigs, working on the road, working/recording with various bands, and writing my own music sporadically. It wasn’t until 2006 that I released anything of my own. Back in 1995 I had begun playing and studying various percussion instruments, so the next release came in the form of an experiment in home-recording of the aforementioned drums. The Black Drum – “Rakshasa” (R237-005) was released on August 11, 2006. While the results of the recording were not very good, many mistakes were made which proved to be quite educational. I learned that I should focus on what I do best and what I love to do the most – and this project was about as far from that as I could get. Tracks were used for live performances by dance troupes, instructional videos, a documentary, and YouTube videos. After a couple of pressings, the project was pulled out of circulation and remains out of print.
The Black Drum - "Rakshasa&quot
During this time and over the course of the next 4-5 years, I continued working on the road while performing and recording with other bands. I needed a major change. This inadvertently came about in 2008 when I became seriously ill…at the same time that my wife was pregnant…on her birthday (drummers – it’s all in the timing, right?).  These life-changing events worked as a catalyst to kick me into overdrive in regards to working on my own music. This also included studying production, music composition, audio engineering, and working on music with like-minded musicians. From 2010-2013, a huge amount of material was written and recorded. The first project out of the gate was Cambium – “Let’s Send A Signal” (R237-006). With a blend of rock, post-punk, dark-wave, and indie rock influences, Cambium’s “Let Send A Signal” is a very diverse collection of songs.
Cambium - "Let's Send A Signal&quot

Cambium was released on April 22, 2013 through Bandcamp and marked the beginning of a new era for Overlook Hotel Records now no longer limited to solo works. Around this time, I also organized and produced an independent collection of original songs created as a tribute to Gary Numan called “The Replicon Project.” Some of the artists involved with Cambium also appeared on the tribute.

The next release from Overlook Hotel Records came in the form of an EP of music by Toxic Web, a mix of electronic rock, darkwave, and dark ambient influences.

Toxic Web - "I&quot

The Toxic Web – “I” EP (R237-007) was released on Bandcamp on October 4, 2013. Deanna Quijada, who I consider the undocumented love-child of Kate Bush, Yma Sumac, and Nena Hagen, is featured on some stunning vocal work. As much as I love the title track, I feel that her vocal performance on “My Hands Are Blue” is absolutely fiendish and beautiful. Jason Whitcomb is responsible for the majority of the synth wizardry heard on this 4-track EP as well as sharing vocal and songwriting duties.

The latest release from Overlook Hotel Records is the self-titled Trinity & Triage (R237-008). Released on January 1, 2014, it is a female-fronted, progressive-folk meets psychedelic indie rock while visiting the 70s sound unlike anything else you have ever heard.
Trinity & Triage - "Trinity & Triage&quot

Trinity & Triage contains a very interesting assemblage of instruments used to create the unique sound on this collection of recordings. Traditional instrumentation such as acoustic and electric guitars, bass guitar, drum kit, B3, and vocals are combined with Mellotron, clavichord, harmonium, sitar, and a colorful assortment of percussion instruments. “All At Sea” is a good example of many of the aforementioned items.

Upcoming releases on the way…

Rodin Coil is a solo project I have been working on for some time now. Songs are in various stages of development and slowly making progress in between juggling production duties for various other projects.

Rodin Coil - "Rodin Coil"
*placeholder artwork*

Sinistrad is a dark ambient/post-industrial project with Jason Whitcomb currently in the writing process. Expect music that should only be played in the dark.

Sinistrad;
*artwork has not been finalized*

Also in the works is a solo album from Vic Bonat, a new project from Mike Chambers (dreampop / indie rock), and various other releases currently in development at this time.  If you enjoy the music from Overlook Hotel Records, be sure to stop by our Facebook page as well as each band project page and hit the “like” button. I look forward to sharing our music with you.

Sincerely,
Kevin Hartnell
Overlook Hotel Records

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