Our Roster Of Talent

Alex Fehr:

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This multi-instrumentalist from Pennsylvania plays everything well,  and has a real gift for hummable hooks! His style is somewhat reminiscent of your favorite guitar heroes from the 70s and 80s (Van Halen, Satriani) but with a distinctly modern twist. Check out his great new album now, available as a physical CD, and also as a digital download on Amazon!

http://www.mtv.com/artists/alex-fehr/

All Pain No Gain:

All Pain No Gain

Ashland Ohio one man show specializes in metal and industrial but has been known to throw left field curves with country, bluegrass, and even pop touches – though the latter is no surprise as his songs are always catchy.

CeladonCandy

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Though originally an offshoot of EDM legends Wedlock, CeladonCandy’s Paul Allgood and Jason Bowden soon instilled their “side project” with a life of its own. 2016 finds them gearing up with their latest release, Celadonia, which is basically a state of the union address for electronic music right now.

https://celadoncandy.bandcamp.com/

Cherry Mosaic

Cherry-Mosaic

Exquisite Noise Record’s newest act, England’s Cherry Mosaic

A band hailing from England and skillfully merging a number of styles, as well as the limber vocals of singer Deborah Moody, Cherry Mosaic are just now returning to active duty after a decades-long absence from the scene. Returning as an active entity after an extended hiatus, they released the single “Breakdown” in 2014 and followed that up with a full length release, Broken Hearts,  in 2015.

https://soundcloud.com/cherry-mosaic-hull

 

Corners Of Sanctuary:

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A hard rock band at the forefront of what has been termed the New Wave Of Traditional American Heavy Metal, this Pennsylvania quartet brings both serious chops and surprising melodicism to its pulverizing offerings. They’ve been at this game a number of years now and are constantly playing out, so if they happen to hit your town, be sure to check them out!

http://www.mtv.com/artists/corners-of-sanctuary/

https://www.amazon.com/Declaration-Metal-Corners-Sanctuary/dp/B01JDJXIXY

FM Creeps:

spooktacular Ohio combo FM Creeps

Into-Your-Life-FM-Creeps

Very little is known about spooktacular four piece FM Creeps except that they hail from some backwoods town in Ohio and once faked the death of their guitarist…only to “resurrect” him about a year later, while on tour, as part of their nightly show. This is a brilliant enough gimmick in its own right, but their songs – while raw and primitive, make no bones about it – somehow get lodged inside your skull on their own merit, and you find yourself humming them for days after just one listen.

The Get-A-Way Band:

The Get-A-Way BandOhio classic rock ensemble contribute 2 exciting tracks to our latest compilation disc, Primordial Greats!

http://www.facebook.com/getawayband

Led by the charismatic virtuoso Frank Medley for going on three decades, The Get-A-Way Band is known as one of the more popular live draws in their native Mansfield, Ohio region, and have released four discs of original material to date, with a fifth soon on the way. If you had to categorize their music, you might say blues based classic rock, yet this ensemble touches upon virtually every genre in some fashion and can pull off just about anything. If ever in the area and itching for a good show, they are not to be missed. He was actually recently elected to the Mansfield Musician Hall Of Fame – check out his page there:

http://momhof.info/Mansfield_Ohio_Music_Hall_Of_Fame/Frank_Medley.html

 The Gold Needles

My Summer's Angel

This modern British combo fuses the 60s, 70s, 90s and today together in a highly memorable confection you won’t soon forget. Sometimes space rock, sometimes jangle, sometimes sounding like a lost early 70s Kinks gem and sometimes the next great UK explosion, they are tough to pigeonhole but always compelling.

Follow them at Soundcloud; https://soundcloud.com/user-88561080

 

Goofy Guys:

Goofy Guys Early To Mid Late Classics (2010) – greatest hits compilation is a must for offbeat music fans

These Ohio pranksters actually began their wild ride as wee lads, clear back in 1983. Owing to licensing restrictions for unauthorized samples, a good two-thirds of their material, if not more, remains unreleased to this day. Despite at one point taking an eleven year gap between studio albums, they have in fact been remarkably prolific when their career is taken as a whole:

1986 Goofy Guys

1987 Goofy Guys II

1991 The Flush

           Hot Curly French Fry

            Paint It Green (compilation)

1992  Reent-Toont-Teent-Toont-Tee-Noo-Nee  (EP)

            Pigfart

            Jubapa Splat

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Goofy Guys 1992 album “Jubapa Splat.”

1993   Countdown To Smell

             Kirk Gibson (EP)

1994    The Lakesiders (EP)

             Goofy Guys III (2 CD) (compilation)

             The Montanya Brief

1996    Table Manners (2 CD)

1997    Goofy Guys (4 CD)

2002   The President Is Missing (rarities)

2004   Why But Of Chaos (2 CD) (compilation)

Though limited edition copies do exist on disc, this collection waited ten years (2014) for a digital release, albeit in much smaller form – only 18 of the original 37 tracks. Owing to uncleared samples and rights to parodies of popular songs, the band spent ten years battling for just this much, but what’s available is definitely worth seeking out.

2008   Butcher’s Premium: Chop House Originals

2010   Early To Mid Late Classics (compilation)

Roughly speaking, their career can be split into four distinct phases. In the early years, banging around on the equivalent of pots and pans and recording themselves on a boombox, drastically different lineups completed the first two albums (Doom J Warrior being the only constant member on both) before taking a long hiatus. In 1991, with founding member XT Force returning and a new recruit, Quigley G brought into the mix, they entered their most steadily productive era, one that, like a low budget Beastie Boys, focused on lifted samples and amateurish rhymes with very little live original music, despite, if nothing else, Quigley’s chops on numerous instruments. Beginning in late ’93, however, the group initially struggled to survive his loss of input, as he was fired under mysterious circumstances, and the band also suffered during this period two separate episodes of Doom J quitting, and the death of Dustin Bones, who had been with them since Goofy Guys II.

Somewhere around mid ’95 they did hit their stride again, with the remaining trio of XT, Doom J, and Weezy now playing a great deal of the material themselves, moving more in an indie rock direction and away from the crude clownishness of their earlier offerings. Finally, after another extended break, during which the three members confess they may not have picked up an instrument once, Quigley G was reinstated in February of 2001 at the urging of XT Force, and the two of them began compiling a monolithic tower of material with sizable contributions by the other two and their first new addition in more than a decade, the slightly older troubadour Agent Nazi 1. For three years solid they recorded pretty much nonstop, and though just one studio effort has thus far emerged (mostly because, as XT confesses, they became overwhelmed and paralyzed by this mountain of tape), they have continued working steadily ever since. A few stray tracks have emerged here and there, and it’s believed that a 2015 release date is likely for their next full length magnum opus.

“We’re about 50% finished with the next record,” XT jokes, “then again, that’s exactly where we were three years ago.”

I Am One Of A Kind:

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Urban/R&B straight from Brooklyn! Listen to their smoldering debut single, I Salute U:

Jeff Crew:

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http://www.reverbnation.com/jeffcrew

http://www.mtv.com/artists/jeff-crew/

Jeff’s styles and multi-octave abilities have found fans and high chart ranking throughout the world, especially in the States, with extensive airplay in Australia and abroad. In spite of his obvious genre crossing ability, Crew stays true to his country roots. With his simple one guitar, no bells or whistles approach, he treats every track as an old school live audition. Let’s just say this western Victorian country boy tells it how it is.

All of Jeff’s songs are recorded live and sound best loud live – always will. He was born in Melbourne and bought up on a farm in the Wimmera Malley Victoria, was in choirs as a child between the ages of 5 and 12, was in his first band at 16 where they played local shows and acted as a support band, and in his second band at 19.

Roll N’ Jack

Hick Done

Steel Symphony

Simple Man

Hurt

The Judas Cow:

The Judas Cow

http://www.myspace.com/thejudascow

The Judas Cow were a Columbus, OH group in the Americana/alt-country mold and are currently on hiatus. Led by singer-guitarist Kevin Spain, they cranked out a handful of releases in the first decade of this century and this cut, Mid-Sized City, is a favorite of ours taken from their Last Summer EP. Something about their sound makes it seem as though the band is playing in your living room, with memorable hooks enhanced by Spain’s warm, resonant voice.

 

Kevin Spain:

Kevin Spain

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Both a founding member of Midwest legends Silo The Huskie and our personal heroes the Judas Cow, when Kevin Spain found a spare moment in 2002, he stripped things down for his first solo CD, A Year At Mulford & McClain, from which we have taken “Weave.” We like working in both hot-off-the-press cuts from our bands as well as a classic or two into these compilations, and this haunting instrumental has always been one of our favorites.

Kyle Ketsdever:

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Statesville, NC musician Kyle Ketsdever

By day a member of local indie super group Tecate Sunrise, by night prone to jamming alone or with whoever else happens to be nearby, Statesville, NC’s Kyle Ketsdever is a gifted multi-instrumentalist as equally at home hitting the RECORD button for 3am improvs as he is covering other famous songs or writing more intricate, detailed ditties. Even at their most chaotic, however, any project he is involved with will be accessible and eminently listenable.

Lions Of March:

Lions Of March Scars Scatter (2004) – recently remastered and available on iTunes!

For you purists out there, we’re also happy to offer a real physical CD!

Sloppy North Carolina indie rockers nonetheless deliver mad charm…shambling but melodic, they bring a fresh mix of both live archaic instrumentation and more modern digital ones, while their hooks sneak up on you after you’ve written them off as hacks.

Following the release of their 2004 debut, the core three piece band began recording new tracks during the Christmas holiday of that year. Over time, additional members were added, and a solid batch of tunes was developed. In-fighting and a lack of central direction, however, led to endless re-recordings, shifting of studios on numerous occasions, and bickering about the direction of material. Things finally ground to a permanent halt in the summer of 2007 – at the time, the band had swollen its ranks to a seven person roster featuring three guitarists and a female lead singer.

In the wake of this meltdown, very little was accomplished for a number of years. Finally, the original core trio did manage to reunite and stitch together a couple new songs for our 2011 compilation, and a pair more in 2012. Since the beginning of 2014 they have worked almost daily on their sophomore album, and characterize the sessions as very laid back, with this year already having been more productive than any other since Scars Scatter was released.

Individual tracks, available for purchase on Amazon:

Blood Brothers

Bruises Easy

Gary Coleman

Trampled Under Foot

Lost Cause: 

Lousville, KY rapper Lost Cause

cover art for Lost Cause CD “Home Front”

Lost Cause is an up and coming hiphop artist currently working in the Louisville, KY region. We released his debut CD, Home Front, in 2013 and are featuring a couple of those tracks on this compilation. A gifted lyricist, when asked recently by us to describe his style and the musical landscape in Louisville, he said, “I started back when I was 14 years old and then I was just free styling and being goofy. As of now the music scene in this city is like an infant: it needs help terribly. My sound and style are unique but honestly I’m a backpack rapper hands down. I rap about what’s around me about real life.”

2015 finds him releasing his follow up CD, From The Dungeon, also on Exquisite Noise Records.

https://soundcloud.com/kaelin-dickerson1

Mike The Punk:

Mike the PunkThe Perfection (2012) – check out this fresh punk standout’s brand new EP

http://www.reverbnation.com/mikethepunk

Mysta Paqk:

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Exquisite-Noise-Records-Artist-Mysta-Paqk

Mysta Paqk is a reggae/dancehall performer who was born in Kingston, Jamaica and has been recording music professionally since he was a teenager. Now the most popular artist of his type in the Dallas, TX region, he insists upon projecting a positive vibe, though not opposed to having a good time as well (and composing the occasional naughty rhyme). “Hard work is the key to success,” he says, “only your best is good enough. I will put out nothing but good music, music that people can relate to in many ways.” Pick up Mysta Paqk’s debut single, Nah Stoop Lowand find yourself amazed by his tremendous gifts!

Pinko:

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Youthful skronk from this exciting NC trio! Free downloads of their early demos here. We had almost given up on finding any good music in the Charlotte region – though actively searching for an act to sign, all we were hearing anywhere down there was bad metal, Christian music, and 1970s sounding r & b that, while decent enough, is not exactly our forte. Then we stumbled upon these inventive noise rockers, who bring both racket and melody, and we knew we had to sign them.

Powerless Rise:

This Pennsylvania quartet somehow mixes modern rock with a scuzzy 1970s-ish vibe and makes it all work, thanks to their catchy melodies, powerhouse drumming and the dynamic vocals of Kayla Marie.

https://www.reverbnation.com/powerlessrise

 

Quigley G:

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After joining Goofy Guys for their 3rd album, 1991’s The Flush, Quigley played a pivotal role on a number of releases before going AWOL and getting the boot in the latter portion of that decade. He was finally reinstated in February 2001, and has since contributed mightily to that band’s rebirth. A talented multi-instrumentalist, singer, and producer, he has also kept busy releasing his own solo music and touring when the schedule permits. For the latter half of 2015, he has also been busy in the studio, hard at work on a long awaited solo studio album.

Discography:

1992  Destructo

1993  Jerry’s Meatloaf ’76 (EP)

2003  Live At Lonno’s 12-20-95

http://www.reverbnation.com/quigleyg?profile_view_source=profile_box

http://www.mtv.com/artists/quigley-g/

Searching For Olives:

Decidedly lo-fi Ohio outfit cranked out a bunch of albums in the early 90’s, then abruptly disappeared in 1995 after recording two songs for their would be opus, Circus Die. A sampling of their actual releases:

1993 Olive Oil (EP)

1994 Keep Off

Mean Mr. Mustard

Doggy Treats

Ulisseus: 

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Athens, Greece world music meets hiphop artist Ulisseus

Hailing from Athens, Greece, Ulisseus is multilingual and specializes in a style you might term world music meets hiphop, but at any rate is very distinct, a creation truly his own.

https://soundcloud.com/ulisseus

Val Barin:                                                                                                           

Purse Of Old Crows (2012) – Las Vegas’s most preeminent folk artist shines in debut effort

We like that Val Barin, a young though somewhat seasoned Las Vegas troubadour, offers the complete antithesis of everything his hometown is known for: in this city of glamour and neon, he breaks out the acoustic and sings clear, direct modern folk music. If you happen to be vacationing there, check the events calendar, because chances are he’s gracing a stage somewhere more nights than not. In the meantime, give a listen to his two brand new songs here, and dig deeper into the 2012 release Purse Of Old Crows, an album full of soothing melodies and chiming guitars.

http://www.reverbnation.com/valbarin

https://soundcloud.com/valbarin

Wedlock:

North Carolina techno gods’ 2008 effort, Exogamy

Although Durham, NC combo Wedlock describes itself as “electro-indie pop,” their style is a bit more complex than such a light designation might imply. While techno and EDM are prominent components, true, and there’s always a compelling hook, lyrically they tackle thought provoking issues, while the music incorporates elements of disco, funk, reggae, and dare we say even a vague summer party vibe at times. They also have a substantial following in England and have been our best selling artists each of the last three years.

http://www.wedlockmusic.com/

http://www.youtube.com/Wedlockvideos

XT Force:

solo mayhem from Goofy Guys ringleader

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1993      XT

1994     All Hallow’s Eve

1995     Afflicted w/ Small Pox

               33-45-78 (EP)

1997     Lloyd

In late ’98, while working on a follow up to his fourth album, XT suffered catastrophic damage to the recording console in his makeshift studio. At the time, he estimates having about two complete reels of material recorded, some complete songs, some merely sketches. Considering he has yet to issue another release under his name in any form, it’s safe to say he never really recovered from this loss.

Still, rumblings have begun to surface that a career reboot is in the works. Then again, there have been false starts before – in the summer of 2003, he found one of the two reels that had been presumed permanently lost, though was disappointed to discover  that most of the material was not as good as he remembered. Thus, it was back to the proverbial drawing board. Always using his solo efforts either for down moments or for material that his primary band, Goofy Guys, had turned down, he also found himself occupied with getting that group on its feet again after a lengthy hiatus.

Strictly speaking, even while placing three songs to date on our various compilation discs (Local League and Iceberg Ahead in 2011, That’s My Brother in 2012), he has still yet to finish a single brand new track in sixteen years, as all three of those date back entirely or in part to the aborted late 90’s sessions: Iceberg Ahead was left intact, as is, from its 1997 recording, while for Local League he merely deleted one guitar part from the mix and snipped the running time down some. For That’s My Brother he did cut a completely new vocal, but it too was otherwise a salvaged unreleased track from the previous decade.

Nonetheless, XT insists he is hard at work on a full length solo effort, with a handful of songs completed already. A late 2015 release date is unlikely, but possible.

 

Zach Lunsford:

Zach Lunsford of Exquisite Noise Records

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A Georgia country trio that seamlessly blends the modern with the old school, Zach Lunsford and company also happen to write great tunes, display full command of their instruments (including the namesake’s smooth yet plaintive vocals), and self-produce songs which manage to sound incredibly professional. We’re proud to have gotten them some FM radio plays in the Atlanta area and know that there are many great things in store for these guys.

http://www.reverbnation.com/zachlunsfordmusic

Zayed Hassan:

Exquisite Noise’s World Music Ambassador

Zayed Hassan is what you might call a world music artist, specializing often in entirely self-played instrumentals, based out of Dhaka, Bangladesh. Among all of our artists, Zayed surely has the largest following, which is a testament to his talent – recently, he won a contest sponsored by Linkin Park for original music creation, in honor of his track, “Leap Of Faith.”

Spirit (2010) – peaceful world music straight from Bangladesh

http://www.zayedhassan.com/

http://www.facebook.com/zusician

Interested in joining the Exquisite Noise roster? Whether artist or author, contact us at exquisitenoiserecords@yahoo.com for details!

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