Amen Alibi - Vessels

 
 
Alternative/Indie Rock
 
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United States
 
 
Band Description
 
Rick Couture, Seven time award winning song writer of 30 years is the main songwriter for of Amen Alibi. Rick plays acoustic guitar, drums, keys, backup vocals and harmonies.The band's releases are on the indie rock label Ravaka Records.
 
 
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Artist Biography
 
Rick Couture, Seven time award winning song writer of 30 years is the main songwriter for of Amen Alibi. Rick plays acoustic guitar, drums, keys, backup vocals and harmonies.The band's releases are on the indie rock label Ravaka Records. Rick, along with a vast array of talented musicians, have brought his musical compositions and ideas to audible life. Amen Alibi's studio setting consist of Rick, Johnny Sousa (bass guitar, harp, keys and guitar), and Ray Lambert (lead Guitars). Both Johnny and Ray have been recording and co-writing music with Rick for many years. Amen Alibi released their debut album "Leap of Faith" July 4, 2013 receiving a song writing award for the "I'm Dying" track, and their second album, "Addicted" on March 29, 2014, and has received five songwriting awards. "Break Down And Cry", "Go Some More" and "Blame It On The Moon" all made it to the top 30 on the Digital Radio Tracker rock charts. A music video for Break Down And Cry, and, a new single "Silence of the Truth"(which reach 35 on Digital Radio Tracker in March) was released on September 18 2015. The upcoming 2016 album, "Vessels", is slated for a mid-summertime release. Without extensive touring the band has played venues in NYC and Boston and will be booking new shows after the release of the new album.
 
 
Press Release
 
 
“Amen Alibi could well be time travelers, bringing their instruments with them from forty years ago to make use of the modern recording technology that is now so readily available. Their latest release, Addicted, brings together a whole host of influences and ideas from the classic prog/psych rock era, and delivers it with a sense of passion and gusto. ‘Break Down And Cry’ features perky guitars that scatter over insistent drums, with vocals that sit right up at the front. While the track lacks killer instinct, the layers of instrumentation are well intentioned and the lyrics offer intriguing abstract ideas, “You’re a virtual nightmare”. The track builds in an interesting way, opening with highly electronic sounding drums that give way to a more organic, analog sound. ‘Go Some More’ splashes its chorus laden guitars all over the place, with a grumbling bass line that leads the way forward for the track. The double tracked vocals nod heavily to classic era rock.” Chris Marsh - Skope Magazine "Go Some More is a timeless track that allows listeners of a wide swath to find something that they can appreciate. The driving arrangement provides additional depth through a bouncing, driven set of vocals. These vocals continue in a cohesive fashion with Mirrors, even as the overall musicianship takes a decidedly sunny and guitar-driven style. The track allows Amen Alibi to expand their palette, as the inclusion of a harmonica further bolsters the energy of the album early on. Joined Together has a funkier approach, linking together swamp rock, alternative rock (B-52s), with a good amount of Robert Palmer / Huey Lewis and the News influence. The later tracks on Addicted are similarly strong, with the mid—point (Blame It on the Moon and Break Down and Cry) giving listeners the kick that they need to stick with the rest of the title. James McQuiston - NuFutur Magazine "Country Rock"- April 2014 Akademia Music Awards Winner: Best Song Artist: Amen Alibi Song: Blame It On The Moon "There is a sublime quality to the way Amen Alibi blends poetry and haunting instrumentation to create this memorable country anthem." AMA - Akademia Music Awards "Americana Rock"- April 2014 Akademia Music Awards Winner: Best Song Artist: Amen Alibi Song: Hey Man "Spare but poignant lyrics give this guitar-driven narrative an infectious folk quality, and the percussive ending reveals a healthy knack for experimentation." AMA - Akademia Music Awards "Alternative Rock"- April 2014 Akademia Music Award Winner: Best Song Artist: Amen Alibi Song: Break Down And Cry "There is a vibrant and visceral feel to this uptempo alternative rock song and the lyrics succeed in raising that emotional tension to a feverish pitch." AMA - Akademia Music Awards “March 2014 "Best Alternative Rock Song" "A pulsing acoustic guitar riff, intriguing folk instrumentation and exceptional lyrics propel this song from its understated beginnings to a climactic finish.' "The Akademia Music Awards"” Award presenter - The Akademia Music Awards "Amen Alibi puts together music for a great reason and it’s good too. “Blame It On The Moon” is an endearing song that has you thinking about life and lessons. The celestial ways have that effect. “Go Some More” is a more upbeat song that sounds like the ’70s only because it could’ve been played somewhere in shows like Taxi. “Break Down and Cry” is good advice to anyone feeling overwhelmed who just need to let it all out. It’s also a good song, may be the best Amen Alibi has to offer. It’s fun, fast and for anyone looking to liven things up. “Free The Kids” isn’t so much about the music, but about the cause. Don’t forget that half of all Amen Alibi sales go to the “Amen Alibi Free the Kids Foundation.” If that’s not reason enough, than what is? Oh yeah, the light alternative ways of Amen Alibi". Kendra - Indie Music Reviews “Your video: I'm Dying Video has been given an award. Song Award Bronze Awarded for a well written original song.” Beat100 - Song Award Bronze Beat100.com
 
 

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