In it, she was face to face with a Bull; a creature that exudes strength, confidence, force, and perhaps danger. In the dream she was killed by the bull and than came-to as a reincarnation of the animal...seeing through it's eyes. A duo comprised of Zelina and Nick Skalkos of the band "Spirits". Live she is joined by the secret third member of the band, Marcone on fuzzed out keyboard bass/ all-around-human-percussion-monster and a back track that triggers Skalkos's Boom Boom-ey analog recorded drums." It's funny because we are always a Duo, in the studio with Nick or on the road with Mike, but really there is three of us." "This is not a traditional blues record filled with straight up 12 bars and clean guitars....my influences are from guys like Mississippi Fred Mcdowell, Junior Kimborogh, John Lee Hooker, Son house... blues men who used their fingers to dig into the strings; who held a note for eight bars more than they technically should because it felt right...
The blues to me is non restrictive..its a spiritual force, a feeling more than a chord structure. This record is my interpretation of the blues." With a voice that howls, unapologetic moody fuzzed out guitars, primal drums and lyrics that are soaked in soul The Coppertone is an exciting and refreshing new face to contemporary blues. Amanda says of this debut record, "I wanted to capture the unhinge beauty that so many greats before me so eloquently birthed. Everything was recorded straight to two-inch tape at a converted church called Catherine North Studios. The guitars were left with buzz and fuzz intact.
The vocals were free to distort at the microphones’ pleasure. The album was about the experience; letting the songs run unapologetically free. Perfection was far from our minds... in place is the raw, true, emotional and guttural portrayal of what each song needed." The Coppertone official website (which directs to both their Myspace and Facebook profiles) is www.thecoppertone.com.
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