Wednesday, May 05, 2010

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Stephen Egerton

The Seven Degrees of Stephen Egerton

Releases May 11th 2010

A couple of tracks from this very cool album to sample at a hot 320.

The Seven Degrees of Stephen Egerton is a result of Stephen’s need for a creative outlet while his main bands, influential pop-punkers Descendents and ALL, are on hiatus. He had been writing songs, recording bands, and mixing and mastering albums at his Tulsa, OK studio, Armstrong Recording, when his wife suggested that he ask some friends to sing and finish the songs. After writing all the songs, playing all the instruments, and recording the music on his own, he enlisted a number of punk vocalists to write lyrics and sing. Vocals were recorded all across the country at different studios with a number of engineers, and then mixed and mastered by Egerton, resulting in consistent audio quality. Guests vocalists on the album include bandmates Chad Price and Scott Reynolds (All), Dr. Milo Aukerman (Descendents), Tim McIlrath (Rise Against), Chris DeMakes (Less Than Jake), Dan Andriano (Alkaline Trio), Joey Cape (Lagwagon), Mike Herrera (MxPx), Mark Vecchiarelli (Shades Apart), and more. 

ALTERNATIVE PRESS recently reviewed the album, and hit the nail on the head by stating “Stephen Egerton... wrote the book on pop-punk. It's that fact, backed up by Egerton's wealth of songwriting skills and penchant for off-kilter guitar riffs that make The Seven Degrees Of Stephen Egerton such an amazing listen... The Seven Degrees Of Stephen Egerton is the sound of a triumphant return from one of punk's most respected, rarely mimicked, and never gimmicky personalities, and a fitting epilogue should Descendents/ALL decide to throw in the towel for good.”

The Seven Degrees of Stephen Egerton is out May 11th on Paper + Plastick Records, and will be released digitally, on CD and vinyl, in the label’s traditional fashion.

Go HERE and HERE for a little taste. Well worth the time to check it out.