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Elm Treason

Rank #63 US Staten Island, NY Rock / Alternative, Retro Rock, Indie, Classi...

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Label: Realm Tones Music (our own label)

Manager: Andrew Roman

Bio: ELM TREASON is the musical union of Andy Roman and Bobby Steel.

They're rock and roll .... but even that is far too simple to adequately sum them up. They're acoustic. They're soulful. They're heavy. They’re smooth.

Complex, manic, foreboding and smooth are just a small sample of the adjective... See Full Bio

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Twitter_icon_for_status: RT @77MASH: #JimiHendrix in bed at the Drake Hotel, New York, 1968. http://t.co/zzQAP1KYmp

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"The only way to find out how much you are going to love Elm Treason is to take the plunge and soak up the rays and essence of this great band."
— Carmen Allgood, Producer WorldWideWavez Radio Showz
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CODE ZERO RADIO INTERVIEW
Jun 10, 2014
A million thanks to the great DJ Bob at CODE ZERO RADIO..We had a GREAT intervie... [more]
RADIO INTERVIEW TONIGHT
Jun 9, 2014
We will be interviewed by DJ Bob of Code Zero Radio tonight. If all goes accordi... [more]
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  • 9120c74f76a1e20987e471d2f421dacc86294678
    Days of Reaction Released on May 30, 2014
  • Elm_treason_-_with_you_cd_single
    WITH YOU (EP) Released on Sep 18, 2013

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  • Chuck Brunicardi (Artist) Chuck Brunicardi
    "Days of Reaction" awesome vocals and guitar riffs echo. Great arrangement Elm Treason. LA best wishes.
  • Tom Kildea (Artist) Tom Kildea
    I enjoyed your set last night at the Minstrel. Hope to hear more!
  • Iga Victoria (Artist) Iga Victoria
    Fantastic sound! You've made my day :-)
  • Death Bed Sauce (Artist) Death Bed Sauce
    I'm TAKEN. ;)
  • LadyLake Music (Label) LadyLake Music
    Shades of Billy Squier and T Rex!! FAB!! -LadyLake Music
  • Carlos Wilde (Artist) Carlos Wilde
    Stopping by to show some love and support. Enjoying Your Artistry. Have a great day! Stop by sometime
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Q: A chance tweet from twitter and I'm hooked on your music and guitar tracking! Share a bit on your guitar tone/recording technique!
A: Our pleasure. Thank you for the question! Well, the album was recorded in Andy's (that's me) home studio in Staten Island, NY. The basement of the house was pretty much designated as my musical escape cave and that's where the composing and tracking took place. Bobby Steel and me played all the instruments on the album, including drums, trumpets, bass - all at the expense of very tolerant neighbors. :) Bobby essentially used a Fender Strat on all his album work while I used MOSTLY an Epiphone Casino as well as a DearMond T400 (Not quite a Gretsch, but nice nonetheless). We were mostly working with what you might call "classic" overdrive, using everything from a genuine crybaby pedal to a PODHD500 amp modeler. We were looking for definition in the riffs, with some balls behind it (when necessary), but were also wanting people to be able to walk away "remembering" the riff or the solo. We were looking for creamy tones, a kind of "in your face," intimate, but not too BIG sound. We recorded mostly all the overdriven guitars dry, and in some cases doubletracked them, but didn't add ambient effects until afterwards. On two instances, we recorded the guitars with reverb and delay added from the first ("Everything" and "Used To Know"), but mostly we started off with a 1970s dry approach and then built from there. I love the sound of hollow-bodied and semi-hollowed guitars with warm overdrive. I love DRY distorted guitars, but understand that sometimes you have to add SOME space or else it sounds so flat and without any lively and interesting musical topography to an otherwise milk-toast landscape. I'm not a fan of filling in every gap of the sound stage to make it "big." I like some space, room for things to breathe, a little air...and contrast is important. Different textures intermingling. It's all done around the guitars on this album - a new kind of vintage, we call it. It's like you should know these songs - they sound familiar - but they're new. It's funny..the younge

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