Title - 'Poptosis'
Artist - Fraud Prophets
For those not in the know, Fraud Prophets is a musical collaboration between drummer extraordinaire Nate Morton and multi-instrumentalist/composer Sean Halley.
Nate Morton is an American drummer and also the drummer for the house band on NBC's TV show The Voice.
In 2005 and 2006 Morton appeared on the Mark Burnett's Rock Star: INXS and Rock Star: Supernova reality shows, as drummer for the House Band.
During that time he has also appeared on two CDs, Rock Star: A Night at the Mayan Theatre, and Dark Horse, released by Ryan Star.
Sean Halley has been actively making a living in some musical or musically technical form since he began playing live club gigs at 17 years-old where playing some 280+ gigs per year was not uncommon.
Oh, and that was in addition to the full-time studio life that began professionally in college, of course.
In tandem to writing and performing music for himself he has also spent a lifetime on “both sides of the glass”.
Halley has produced a large number of indie pop and singer/songwriter records, sometimes playing all of the instruments save for drums.
These projects range in genre from drop B metal and roots country, to torch pop and hip hop, with nearly everything in between.
"I have made a career out of my ability to adapt to new situations," Halley freely admits, "and my constant desire to learn new things."
So, what we have here on the upcoming Poptosis (June 3rd, 2019) from the aforementioned duo is the popular and highly regarded drummer Morton melding quite magnificently with the studio guitarist, bassist, vocalist, keyboardist, and purveyor of varied stringed instruments Halley to quite magical musical effect.
1. 'I Think I Just Said That'
3. 'Hoker's Journey'
4. 'Koths And Kosquitoes'
5. 'Eat A Frog'
6. 'Sad People Music'
7. 'The Phlebotokist'
9. 'The Climb'
10. 'Two Steps Back'
On a quite wonderful, breezy and yet purposely solid 10 track album of music that weaves effortlessly and seamlessly between jazz, pop, rock, and even seventies fusion with a little bit of country thrown in for good measure, Poptosis showcases two guys at the top of their profession who are still having joyous fun working together.
"This band has been something that Nate and I have talked about doing for years," Halley continues, "removing the need to fit the music into clearly defined little boxes means that we're free to explore whatever we feel comfortable playing."
"There was a real sense of joy and fun when we put these tunes together - I mean, we DID start it out by drinking to a click, after all! - and I truly hope that it comes across when listening to 'Poptosis'."
"We've had a blast making it and we can't wait to take it out into the world and play it!"
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