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A little Sugar A lot of Salt

Mike Press

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 A Lil’ Sugar A lot of Salt, the forthcoming, 14 song album from Boston based singer/songwriter, Mike Press is set for release on June 10th, 2024. (With singles dropping April 15th and May 13th.)  

Produced by,  2 time Grammy Winner, Guitar Phenomenon/Producer, Paul Nelson and Mike Press the 14 song recording was Mixed and Mastered by Dave Westner, (Wolly Mammoth) and features some New Englands finest musicians, such as Dana Colley (Morphine), Jeremy Moses Curtis (Booker T),  Brooks Millgate (Session Keyboardist), Lars Chappelle (Paul Nelson Band) and Nelson himself on a stunning array of songs that some how effectively mix, Indie Rock, Classic Rock, 80’s Vibes, and even some adult contemporary Smooth Jazz, Alt Country and Blues.  It’s as if Eddy Van Halen teamed up with a songwriter like Paul Westerberg or Elliot Smith and harkens back to the head-scratcher team of Nels Cline and Jeff Tweedy where you get tones melding together to create a familiar but new sound. The eclectic album brings new meaning to the, “death of genre” sounds that the internet, the DAW,  playlists and streaming have made possible to artists,  who are now free to create without some A&R executive  breathing down their neck.

 

Press got his start as the drummer for the grunge/reggae Boston legends, Seven League Boots (Soul-Side’s Bobby Sullivan/Bow Thayer). Upon the demise of SLB, Press quickly jumped on the drum throne for NYC’s art/noise band Drunken Boat (First Warning Records), touring with the Violent Femmes, Harvey Milk, Patty Smith and more…. In the early 2000’s Mike Press formed the rock and roll band Sticky, featuring Jonas Kahn, Steve Mayone and Jeremy Moses Curtis. Sticky was a straight up rock and roll band  that released two albums (Nooner/All Kindsa Worry) with Mike coming out of the drum closet to front the band and play guitar. Not long after forming Sticky, Press was hired to play drums for Rockabilly Legend Rip Carson, a gig that took him west to San Diego, where under tutelage from Carson, he began to produce his own solo records.  The Alt.  Countrified, Keep Your Head, scored Press a placement on Animal Planet show, Super-Fetch.  He then toured opening solo shows  for Los Angeles’ latin  legends, Ozomatli. Keep Your Head, brought Press on tours of Ireland, Australia and  Istanbul Turkey.

 

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  Almost a year to the day of starting the recording of A Lil’ Sugar A lot of Salt, Guitar phenomenon/producer Paul Nelson died while on tour.  This record goes out in his memory, R.I.P  Paul.  Paul’s playing on this record brought Press’ music to new heights as you will hear. Listen Loud!  He’s with Johnny (Winter) now!

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80's vibe, Slap Bass, Funky Beats, Dark, Bowiesque, Depeche Modal, MGMT and stuff, moody, Goth. Features Mike Press on all instruments HITS AIRWAVES ON April 15

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Listen to the lyrics of Mike Press quite carefully... What may seem like innocuous roots rock/acoustic pop, contains gems of sly wit.” - Peter Corey

— Whispering and Hollerin'

KEEP YOUR HEAD

Mike Press

Recorded at High and Dry Studios, Cambridge MA and partly in San Deigo CA at Kyle Thomson's studio
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Whispering and Hollering!

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A LITTLE SUGAR A LOT OF SALT…THE FORTHCOMING 14 SONG ALBUM BY MIKE PRESS IS SET FOR RELEASE IN JUNE 2024

PRODUCED BY PRESS AND GRAMMY WINNING GUITARIST, PAUL NELSON, THIS ECLECTIC MIX OF EARWORMS LITERALLY DEFIES GENRE WITH SONGS THAT SOUND LIKE CLASSICS FROM THE MASTERS OF ROCK AND ROLL, JAZZY ROCK, FUNK,  SOUL, AND INDIE POST PUNK TO  POP OF THE 90'S AND THE OUGHTS

FEATURING AN AMAZING HOST OF BOSTON'S FINEST PLAYERS (DANA COLLEY OF MORPHINE, JEREMY MOSES CURTIS, BROOKS MILLGATE AND PAUL NELSON) 

APRIL WILL BRING THE FIRST SINGLE FROM THE ALBUM.  IN THE MEANTIME PLEASE ENJOY “GUILT” FOR FREE?  

GUILT FREE, THATS HOW WE LIKE IT!!!!

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