Akron Native & Nashville singer/songwriter Tim Easton Celebrates the release of his ninth solo album, Paco & The Melodic Polaroids, with a show at Halo Live in Sandusky, OH
From Scene Magazine:
The “Paco” in the album’s title refers to a Gibson J-45 guitar he bought in Columbus, Ohio in 1987 My dad worked for Goodyear, so I grew up in Akron, and I was the youngest of seven,” Easton says in a press release announcing the show. “That’s one way of saying I had a lot of vinyl records to comb through as a kid. My first big concerts were at Blossom and the Coliseum where I saw the Kinks and my first local band show was the Numbers Band at an outdoor show in downtown Akron.”
Recorded by the locally based the Earnest Tube, the album represents a return to the way popular American music was originally recorded. Over the course of two days last September, Easton worked in the Earnest Tube’s Bristol, Virginia studio and recorded ten solo acoustic tracks direct to lacquer with Clinton Holley III, co-owner of the Earnest Tube. Each song is captured in a single take via a vintage portable lathe that cuts the signal directly to a lacquer acetate disc.
“It’s a very raw and pure process that requires real talent on the part of the musician,” says Holley. “Because it doesn’t involve auto-tune, overdubbing, pitch correction, comping or other audio manipulation, the emphasis is completely on the songs and the performance.”
Easton financed the project through the crowdfunding platform PledgeMusic, and the locally based Gotta Groove Records will press the vinyl version of the album.
🌝 Mister Moon 🌚
"The syncopated drums are to die for. The guitar is present, clear and tasteful. The keys carry the necessary moods. And the vocals hold your hand throughout the experience."
- Alex D, In The Record Store
""“CHIMES,” their new single, is a wonderfully smooth song that shows evidence of a band that is destined to do great things. Christian’s hauntingly suave vocals drive an elegantly layered backing track that sounds like it was produced by a band well into their prime. The song is vocally reminiscent of Jesse Rutherford, lead singer of The Neighbourhood, but with more grit and more range. Bobbing your head to this song is inevitable and is a sign that Mister Moon succeeded in creating a great track." - Stefano Todaro, Vinyl Venue
"The disc opens with the droning "Waste," an atmospheric tune that features hushed vocals. The Alt-J-like "Peer" benefits from perky synths and rattling percussion. Consisting of two drummers, two keyboardists and two guitars, the band plays sonically lush melodies."- Jeff Niesel, Cleveland Scene Magazine
Mister Moon is made up of Tommy Christian, Cory Boomer, Cory Webb, and Seth Bain.