"Rising Sun Gang" sessions began in Summer 2012 as an informal experiment in a new studio, which eventually yielded 23 demos in total. The process of narrowing things down was anything but simple, but we are confident that "Rising Sun Gang" represents the 10 best songs resulting from this period of personal transition, renewal, awareness, and creative reemergence within the group.
Sitting atop a melodic frenzy and rhythmic pulse, the songs' lyrics carry meaningful themes of longing and desire, social awareness/consciousness, the drug abuse/bullying/suicide epidemic, and celebration of success despite environmental factors.
"Rising Sun Gang" was produced and arranged by Gary Nieves Jr
Tracks were cut to 1/2" 8 channel tape, and then mixed at
Cobra Sun Studio in Staten Island, New York.
in a hybrid analog/digital fashion, using a 1/4" stereo machine
and the latest recording software.
released January 23, 2013
Ariana Smith - Vocals
Nenjah Nycist - MC
Michael Costello - Vocals & Backing (2,4,8,10,11)
Dave Giordano - Electric Guitar
Pat Nowak - Electric & Acoustic Guitar
Gary Nieves Jr - Bass, Keys, Addtl Perc, Glockenspiel, Addtl Guitar
Ruben Nieves Jr - Percussion
Alex Salinger - Drums (2,4,6,8,10)
AJ Pantaleo - Drums (3,5,9,11)
Rafael Calderon - Trumpets
Jason Mink - Saxophone, Flute
Arsenio Perez - Violin
Produced and Arranged by Gary Nieves Jr at Cobra Sun Studio
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