Dead Scene Radio

DSR poster

I first saw a young man named Jake Simmons play a solo show at a lovely little all-ages venue in South Haven, MI. Maybe I’m just getting old, but I remember thinking that he wrote and sang songs that, for someone as young as he seemed, were well beyond his years. And it didn’t hurt that everything he did – the way he moved on stage, the semi-hollow Epiphone guitar, and oh yeah, THE SONGS – reminded me a bit of one of my musical heroes, Ted Leo.

After that show, he and I talked a lot, about music, and about maybe putting out a record together. Rather than his solo record (which we still may do someday), Jake told me he was getting this band together, and would really like to record that. I told him to get me some demos, and we’d talk.

Needless to say, he did, and now we’re at this point – the release of the debut EP from that very band, Dead Scene Radio.

As impressed as I was with Jake, Matt Blasco (the other songwriter in the band) writes and sings songs that not only provide a great, edgy counterpoint to Jake’s poppier, more melodic tunes, but they’re also REALLY. DAMN. GOOD.

That’s something I can say about this whole band. They’re really damn good. Two brilliant songwriters. An incredibly tight rhythm section (courtesy of Mr Aaron Layendecker and Mr Jeff Blanzy). A hell of a show. Go see them if you get the chance. You won’t regret it.

I’m pretty proud of this record. I hope you like it. If you’re interested, you can pick up a copy from the band at one of their shows, or right here from our web store.

Thanks for paying attention.

President, Attraction Records






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