Frank Zappa alumni Mike Keneally might be releasing his new solo album The Factor That Information Can’t Eat on February 24, 2023. Preorders can be found at retailer.keneally.com. The discharge options visitor appearances by Steve Vai, Eric Slick, Nick D’Virgilio and others.
Says Mike, “That is my first new solo album in seven years – the final one was Scambot 2 in 2016, so this one has actually been a very long time coming. About half of the fabric on the brand new album was within the works previous to the pandemic, however the different half was created at dwelling in lockdown in 2020 and 2021, and all of the ending touches had been positioned on the songs throughout 2022, so it has been within the works for some time. I’ve by no means carried out a lot work on an album by myself, so the educational curve was steep, however I did have assist from pals all alongside the best way, together with farming out tracks to drummers who had been additionally locked down at dwelling.
“I wrote all of the songs, and the lyrics of the later songs undoubtedly mirror the unusual occasions throughout which the album was finalized. Plenty of my previous albums have been prolonged, prolonged works, however this one is a good 42 minutes, 9 songs – I feel it goes down fairly clean nevertheless it travels to plenty of totally different locations alongside the best way. I am extraordinarily pleased with it, and really grateful to lastly be capable of share it with everybody.”
First video from the album for the music “Celery” that includes Steve Vai is streaming under:
Lengthy acclaimed as one of many world’s most artistic and intense guitar and keyboard gamers, Mike Keneally’s abilities as a vocalist, songwriter, arranger, producer and multi-instrumentalist are almost unequalled in rock music. Keneally has launched over 30 albums of his authentic music since 1992 (together with particular editions and restricted releases), and has constructed a physique of labor of outstanding inventiveness and originality. The stylistic selection current in his work signifies Keneally’s abiding love of fine music above all, no matter style distinctions.
Keneally performed in Frank Zappa’s ultimate touring band in 1988, performing as a vocalist, guitarist and keyboardist. He’s appeared on lots of Zappa’s albums, and has been a touring and recording member within the bands of Joe Satriani, Steve Vai and Devin Townsend, in addition to a member of the Grownup Swim metallic band Dethklok. He has additionally recorded or carried out with Robert Fripp, Wayne Kramer, Kevin Gilbert, Solomon Burke, Steve Vai, Chickenfoot, Bear McCreary, Henry Kaiser, Michael Manring, Screamin’ Jay Hawkins, Andy Prieboy, Mullmuzzler, The Persuasions and lots of others.
Identified for his modern, unpredictable reside reveals together with his personal band Mike Keneally & Beer For Dolphins, Keneally has performed extensively in the US and Europe, in contexts starting from solo and duo live shows, to performances with large-scale orchestras. His 52-minute orchestra-with-guitar suite “The Universe Will Present” acquired its world premiere in 2003, that includes Keneally as guitar soloist fronting Holland’s Metropole Orkest. The US premiere of “Universe” occurred on the Walt Disney Live performance Corridor in Los Angeles in 2011. 2012’s album launch was “Wing Beat Unbelievable: Songs Written by Mike Keneally & Andy Partridge,” a group of fabric written with ex-XTC chief Andy Partridge; the album was broadly acclaimed, and ranked extremely on quite a few critics’ “Better of 2012” lists. 2016 noticed the discharge of his grand conceptual work “Scambot 2,” and was the final new Keneally solo album till now, with the upcoming February 2023 launch of the model new “The Factor That Information Can’t Eat.”
As of late, Keneally has been performing reside with different ex-Zappa alumni as a part of The Zappa Band, the one official Zappa Belief-sanctioned band enjoying the music of Frank Zappa reside. He has additionally been enjoying with the group ProgJect, performing most of the traditional ‘70s progressive-rock songs that Keneally grew up loving. He’s additionally a member of a brand new band referred to as The Chicken Mind, who launched an acclaimed 3-song EP late in 2022, with extra new music coming this yr. With the discharge of his new solo album in 2023, Mike might be doing a sequence of Mike Keneally & Beer For Dolphins reveals this yr that includes a retrospective number of materials chosen from all the first solo albums throughout his over-30 yr profession.
Mike Keneally & Beer For Dolphins upcoming reveals:
13 – Escondido – The Grand Ritz
14 – San Pedro – Alvas Showroom
15 – San Pedro – Alvas Showroom
16 – Morro Bay – The Siren
17 – Los Angeles, CA – The Baked Potato
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