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.
- The Bridge (KTBG) Eight One Sixty Radio Podcast feature on Haymaker Records Summer Showcase
Haymaker Records owner Brenton Cook was a guest on last week’s Eight One Sixty show on Kansas City public radio station KTBG The Bridge 90.9. The conversation was to promote the Haymaker Records Summer Showcase Party at The recordBar on Friday, July 24th. Play the podcast below and listen to featured showcase artists Jorge Arana Trio, Schwervon!, Be/Non, HMPH!, and Riala.
- Haymaker Summer Showcase Party 2015/07/24
KANSAS CITY, MO. – Kansas City independent record label Haymaker Records is proud to host its first showcase party on Friday, July 24th at The recordBar. The event, highlighting the first year of Haymaker Records, will feature five musical acts from the Haymaker Records roster and serve as a preview for three full-length vinyl albums to be released by the label over the summer and fall.
The show opens with the three acts with upcoming album releases. Label newcomer and shoegaze indie rock band Riala will see the release of their first album Be Here | Be There in early fall. Math rock duo HMPH! will showcase their technical guitar and drum wizardry in preparation for the release of their first album Headrush due out this summer. Twenty-year Kansas City rock legend Brodie Rush and his band Be/Non will entertain with the spaced-out rock sounds of their upcoming fall release Mystic Sunrise / Sunset Magic. Closing out the night are sets by Schwervon! and the Jorge Arana Trio. Indie pop duo Schwervon! relocated to Kansas City in 2013 after a decade as a band in New York City. Having completed a month-long tour of the midwest and east coast, Kansas City anxiously awaits their return. The night ends with the Jorge Arana Trio. The Jorge Arana Trio are a three-piece instrumental jazz-fusion math rock hybrid that were the first band to be featured on Haymaker Records. The Oso EP, released on vinyl exactly a year ago, was met with high praises from local and national media and the band recently completed a three-week tour of south and west coast in May.
A compilation called “Fairgrounds” was released by Haymaker Records on January 1st and featured label artists as well as friends of the label. All the musical acts playing the Summer Showcase Party are featured on the compilation and it is a free download at Haymaker Records bandcamp.
- 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