||Falling Off the Face of the Earth CD (2012) |
Electric Mess discography Since forming in 2007, The Electric Mess have developed into an exciting and tight rock n' roll band, led by an androgynous and dynamic lead singer, Chip Fontaine (aka Esther Crow).
The Huffington Post has said "The Electric Mess entertain as a unit and still keep the music heads happy with their solid musicianship, a "too cool for words" repertoire, and one of the most electrifying front men I have ever seen."
The Electric Mess' self-titled debut album, which featured the songs "You've Become a Witch," "Trash Talkin' Woman," and "She Has a Funny Walk," received excellent reviews and made numerous "Best of 2010" lists. All 13 of its tracks continue to be played on U.S., international and internet radio stations, including Rodney Bingenheimer's "Rodney on the ROQ" (KROQ, Los Angeles), "Little Steven's Underground Radio Show" (Sirius/XM) and "Nights with Alice Cooper" (syndicated radio show).
Upon its release, Shindig! said: "There are a wide range of influences, including British Invasion, 60's garage, R&B, and psych, but it sure ain't a mess...a very tight unit with bunch of strong tunes possessing a fine, melodic edge."
All-Music Guide gave it "**** of 5 stars: "(The Electric Mess) have the vintage approach and feel, they can write great songs, and the band isn't afraid to hit 'em hard and make their music move....Anyone who wonders if there's anything left to be said on the garage revival scene ought to give The Electric Mess' debut a listen."
Like their debut album, "Falling Off the Face of the Earth" was recorded at The Church in Brooklyn, engineered and mixed by David Horowitz, and mastered by punk legend Ivan Julian (Richard Hell and the Voidoids).
For more information about The Electric Mess, including music and videos, go to theelectricmess , and for Groovie Records, visit groovierecords .
Recording information: The Brick Theater, Brooklyn, NY; The Church.
Photographers: David Vega; Jeff Cuyubamba; Vickie Vaden; Christophe Lopez-Huici; Asia Muka; Sean Pryor; Michael Deardorff; Marina Zamalin; Linda Rizzo; Kick Kikuchi.
Arranger: The Electric Mess.
Personnel: Oweinama Biu (vocals, guitar, keyboards, percussion); Chip Fontaine (vocals, percussion); Derek Davidson (vocals); Dan Crow (guitar); Craig Rogers (drums, percussion).
Audio Mixer: David Horowitz.