Jorge Arana Trio
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The Jorge Arana Trio is Jorge Arana, Josh Enyart, and Jason Nash. They were formed in 2011 from the sparks of several progressive outfits, including noise-rock band Pixel Panda, psychedelic rock group Various Blonde, and other jazzcore endeavors. The trio aptly links their individual and collective pasts and futures, colliding in an avant-garde geometry of rock, jazz, classical, punk, electronic, experimental, and incidental music. The Jorge Arana Trio has built a reputation as a gem within the Kansas City music scene and beyond. Their unique stylistic blend continues to turn the heads of diverse crowds.
Jorge Arana Trio’s latest offering, Mammoth, marks their third release and second full-length. Mammoth is a sophisticated blend of sounds and structures that challenges expectations, pushing the art rock genre into the world of progressive music with jazz fusion and math rock elements. Building on previous albums Mapache and Oso‘s use of playful genuine interaction in the patterned riffs and rhythms, Mammoth ups the ante by incorporating a tense and dark mood across the entire album. “Speak, Beast” sets the tone, casting a menacing shadow of distorted lead guitar over brooding keyboard pads and drums that sound more tribal than belonging in a rock band. With Mammoth, the listener gets the feel that they are in an epoch not their own – they are in a world of gnashing tusks, embattlement, and ultimately survival. Recorded in early 2016 by Justin Wilson at Sound 81 Productions, the album marks a new place and time in the Jorge Arana Trio‘s musical endeavors. Mammoth finds its digital release on Friday September 23rd, 2016. Mammoth 12-Inch vinyl is now available for pre-order. Limited edition copies of the LP are released on silver vinyl. The vinyl officially hits stores on Friday October 14th, 2016, with pre-ordered copies being delivered early.
- Haymaker Records Summer / Fall 2015
There is a lot to be excited about this summer / fall with Haymaker Records. Here is what we can tell you about now. Individual details to come soon…
*HMPH! – Headrush LP (Random Opaque Vinyl) – July/August 2015
*Riala – Be Here | Be There LP (Milky Clear Vinyl) – September 2015
*Be/Non – Mystic Sunrise / Sunset Magic LP (Vinyl) – Fall 2015
*06/05 – Josey Records Soft Opening – Free performances by HMPH!, Riala, and Lazy as part of the soft opening for the new record store Josey Records – Kansas City.
*06/12 – 07/11 – Schwervon! begin a tour of the U.S..
*07/22 – Haymaker Records owner Brenton Cook will be a guest on Mark Manning’s Wednesday MidDay Medley program on KKFI Kansas City public radio.
*07/03 – Crossroads Block Party – Free block party run by Golden Sound Records, featuring Monta at Odds and Your Friend
*07/24 – Haymaker Records Showcase @recordBar – This is the first Haymaker Records showcase, featuring Riala, HMPH!, Be/Non, Schwervon!, and Jorge Arana Trio
- Jorge Arana Trio tour West Coast
Jorge Arana Trio begin their tour of the West Coast this week. If you get a chance to see them, please do. Godspeed.
- HMPH! / Jorge Arana Trio / Daikaiju @Harling’s
This is going to be an amazing night of instrumental music. The mathy surf-rock sound of Daikaiju as well as two Haymaker Records bands, the math-rock progressive punk bandHMPH! and the always fantastic indie-math jazz-fusion sound of Jorge Arana Trio. Tuesday, April 14th, 2015 at Harling’s Upstairs KCMO.
Check out the Facebook Event.
- Fairgrounds – FREE Indie/Experimental Sampler from Haymaker Records
This is a collection of experimental and indie music from the Kansas City area. This collection of songs represents 2014 releases on the Haymaker Records label, some future Haymaker Records releases, and other recordings by friends of the label. Indie-pop, math rock, jazz, psych, post rock, synthesizer quartets – it’s all viewed the same, as part of a greater cerebral experience – thinking man’s music, if you will. This is to be released in limited numbers on cassette. Of course you can always buy the full albums from the artists or, if released on Haymaker Records, from the Haymaker website. Thanks… and enjoy -brenton
- KC Psych Fest Pitch Review
The Pitch did a nice review of KC Psych Fest. Featured is Dedric Moore of Monta at Odds, who will be releasing the vinyl LP Robots of Munich on Haymaker Records in November. Haymaker is proud to be a sponsor of the KC Psych Fest and it begins Thursday, October 8th, 2014 and goes through Saturday, October 11th at recordBar. Check out the Pitch review here.
- KC Psych Fest 2014
Haymaker Records is pleased to be an official sponsor of the 2014 third-annual KC Psych Fest. The event will be held Thursday October 9th – Saturday October 11th at The recordBar in Kansas City, MO. Haymaker Records artists Jorge Arana Trio and Monta at Odds are featured at this festival, as well as a number of great touring national acts including White Mystery, Darsombra, Gringo Star, Bailiff, and Magic Castles. Music at this event bridges a variety of music in the “psych” genre. This event will sell out, so purchase tickets in advance. More info available at http://kcpsychfest.com/
Tix are $7 for Thursday
Tix are $10 for Friday
Tix are $12 for Saturday
- Fresh off a summer tour, the Jorge Arana Trio puts out an untamed new EP
Thanks to the The Pitch for a nice review of the Jorge Arana Trio – Oso EP. A rave review and I think the reviewer was even missing a track (running time is actually closer to 16 minutes). Read the Pitch Review.
- Mills Record Company Oso Release Party
- Oso EP Release Show 2014-07-19
- Oso EP Digital Download
It’s a big day for Haymaker Records. Jorge Arana Trio‘s Oso EP is available for streaming and digital dowload from loudr. It will go out to iTunes, Google Play, Pandora, Spotify later in the day. Enjoy!!! Also check out KKFI 90.1FM at 10AM today (Wed. July 16th) for a special interview with Haymaker Records and Jorge Arana Trio to discuss the new album and label.