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Genre: Alternative / Indie / Powerpop
Location Seattle, Washington, US
Profile Views: 68323
Last Login: 4/28/2010
Member Since 7/9/2007
Record Label Baria Records (Baria/Contraband Records in U.S.)
Type of Label Indie
Bio..I have been working on a painting that is based on one of my face drawings, but will be large (30”x40”), complex, is moody as hell and will make you want to break down and cry. Just perfect for your family room or kitchen! What I am doing is selling raffle tickets to raise money for my recording sessions. I will then hold a drawing at a house concert in l.a. in january, to choose a winner of the painting. 100% of the money will go to the recording fund and all who participate will be thanked for their support. Some people who have to win at everything will need to purchase a mountain of tickets. And for those of you who love music, but hate paintings there is a “just give joie money for the recording” option that is just right for you, just contact me via myspace or facebook and you can executive produce the hell out of this record. .. .. One of the reasons that I am able to get these songs recorded is the generosity of the painting raffle ticket holders. Without the $ from these tickets, and from the crazy people who just straight up give me cash (WOW!), I would not be able to get all of this work done without the usual help of a record co. This is an on going experiment and it seems to be working so far. I have been recording with Gregory A. Haldan at his In The Pocket Studios, and painting in-between recording sessions. .. .. .. .... .. .. .. .. .. ........ .. .. The raffle tickets (to win the painting!) are available for the low low price of $40 per ticket. And as most math whizzes will tell you, the more tickets you buy, the better your odds of winning the painting! Send me a message to find out how you can make your ticket purchase ..............j .... .... .. .... .... ....
Members..BAND ON THE ROAD..:.. -..Joie Calio..: vocals, acoustic guitar.. ..Studio members..:.. - ..Joie Calio..: vocals, bass, acoustic guitars.. - ..Rob Daiker..: guitar, vocals, drums, keyboards.... All songs written by: ..Joie Calio...... ..Photos by ..Ronnie Dennis/ Smith Eliot www.smitheliot.com....
InfluencesDavid Bowie.. Interpol.. The Smiths.. Weezer.. The Stones.. Beck.. T Rex.. Brian Wilson.. Lennon/McCartney.. ......
Sounds Like.... .. .. .. .. .. .. .... ...... .... .... .. .............. .. .."A great disc sure to be criminally ignored by the masses.".. .. .. ..- The Phantom Tollbooth.. .. .. ..... read full review.. .. .. .. .. ..Why X Levitation Cult? Because a band needs a name, but there is more to it than that. The band is the mind's eye of alternative rock singer/songwriter Joie Calio with the studio help of Portland based producer/guitar player Rob Daiker... .."I met Rob a few years ago when his manager recognized me at a concert and suggested we try recording together, he thought we'd be a good musical match. He's a kick-ass guitar player, and an amazing writer" says Calio. The recordings caught the ear of Baria Record's President, Eugene Bari... .."When I started writing these songs in Seattle, I wanted to do something that was a bit different from what I had done with dada, and not the same singer/songwriter thing I had done on my first solo CD. I wanted this to be a bit more rocking, sort of Weezer-ish, but still influenced by like, early Bowie.".. ..Why call it X Levitation Cult? "A friend of mine gave me the idea after I told her about a big levitation party I was at on New Year's Eve...for real, it was weird.".. .... .... ....
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