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Modern Epic

by Rollaway

A robust EP of jazz-rock fusion and dark Americana.
Genre: Rock: Americana
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1. World Inside Out
5:53 album only
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2. Midnight Special (Revisited)
6:43 album only
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3. Anna Lee
7:36 album only
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4. Sugar Hollow
5:23 album only
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


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MODERN EPIC
Comprised of four songs written by bandleader/songwriter Benton Roark, this 25-minute EP marks a decided turn towards longer forms, more intricate harmonic structures, mixed meters, modulations, and improvisatory sections that showcase the musicianship of the band’s six members. While the first half of the EP, including World Inside Out and Midnight Special Revisited, embodies these new directions wholeheartedly, the second half, including Anna Lee and Sugar Hollow, mixes them with the haunting nostalgia and four-part harmonies that Rollaway is known for. Lyrically, the album explores “epic” (in the ancient poetic sense) adaptations of archetypical themes: forsaken love, mortality, salvation, and isolation. The vast majority of Modern Epic was recorded live-off-the-floor on the afternoon of June 9, 2018 at Creativ Music in North Vancouver, giving the album an extemporaneous feel that belies its jazz-rock fusion undercurrents.

ABOUT ROLLAWAY
The music of Rollaway has been described as “floor-stomping blues”, “backwoods-choir elegance” (The Georgia Straight) and “dirty-southern-gothic-rock-country-folk” (Discorder Magazine). Since founding the project in Atlanta, GA, Rollaway’s bandleader and songwriter Benton Roark has led the project across North America for over a decade (now Vancouver-based), releasing no fewer than four records and forging a sound that weds arcane poetry with roots rock, jazz fusion, and modern Americana.
The latest record featuring Roark’s work with members of Rollaway - 2016’s Deep in the Pocket, Still No Change - has been featured on CBC’s North by Northwest and was named CD of the Week by The Vancouver Sun, which described it as “heartfelt”, “magisterial”, and possessing “a relaxed funkiness”. Prior to that, Rollaway released The Return of the Lonesome Coyote Patchwork Pulpit, and Sundry Other Tales from the Rainbow’s End, garnering critical acclaim and inviting comparisons to classic acts like Dylan, Steely Dan, and The Band as well as younger ones like Fleet Foxes and Neko Case. Britain's Maverick Magazine called the tunes “tone poems in the style of My Morning Jacket,” whereas Vancouver's Georgia Straight wrote “if he keeps making records as good as this one, Roark is welcome to stay here as long as he likes.”

Rollaway is: Roark (rhythm guitar, vocals), Adam Tryczynski (lead guitar, vocals), Jen Lewin (keyboards, vocals), Sarah Wolfman-Robichaud (vocals, percussion), Michael Vaughan (bass), and Max Ley (drums).

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