We have generally bypassed the usual relationship drama songs and juvenile angst songs because we really like to get down to the core of the story. So, can you reexamine the assumptions that underlie social mores in a rock song? Who says you can't? Why not, it needs to be said, it needs to be heard. Do it with powerful harmonies and even sound like you're having fun. Sezessionville Road are the brothers and sisters that like it that way.
Here's what we've heard: You sound like The Band, Fleetwood Mac, REM, Gillian Welsh and Dave Rawlings. Band of Horses, etc. We're an Alt Folk/Americana/Indie/Whatever the Fucjk Rock band from Carolina. We have tight and intense male/female vocal harmonies sometimes with different complimentary melodies, dirty guitars and fluid rhythms. It covers a lot of ground and hints at a bit of eclecticism which a spin of our first collection of songs bares out. Just take a listen to Light 'n Shade Brigade: Sound Tranzition Tranzmission.
The songs on this album range from heart warming Americana (Love We Have, We've Seen a Light), to Rock 'n Roll (We're Alright, I Feel Fear), Introspective Pop Rock (No Authority, Neil Young), Celtic style laments (Two Crosses) to gritty Country (Wild Horses). Each song is deeply felt and all of them feature tight harmonies.
Alpine is a classically trained pianist (Marie Burnette, UNC-Chapel Hill, UNC-Greensboro), and singer-songwriter, who comes from a family of musicians where her grandparents used to tour with the likes of Bill Monroe, and participated in a weekly music radio show in Western North Carolina, the predecessor of WNCW. Alpine has toured across the United States with her previous California rock based band, "Nice Monster", and several other musicians from the mid-west, and both east and west coast.
DD is a singer-songwriter, guitarist and the producer of the afore-mentioned album. He has written, recorded and produced several albums that span a wide genre of music. He is also an accomplished celtic finger-style guitarist, with over 20 years experience.
Lucas Dauphinais is originally from New Hampshire, and has recently moved to North Carolina. He attended the University of New Hampshire where he studied french horn. He has performed at Carnegie Hall in New York, toured the US and Germany, and released a bluegrass album titled "Empty Teardrops" with his brother Nicholas.
Federico has been performing, producing, and composing since 1991. In his 25 year career, he has toured as a drummer in many parts of the world. He's produced over 500 projects including a Latin Grammy nominee and multiple Platinum and Gold Records, and has composed for radio, TV, and film.
Vocals, Guitar/DD Clayton
Vocals, Keys, Guitar/Alpine Eliot Beck
Bass, Vocals, Horns/Lucas Dauphinais