|Ari Shine: age / occupation|
Bongo Beat Records
2049 Melrose Ave.
Available in stores: Canada: Mail Order Only
USA, Feb 9, 2007
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Catalog number: BB 1995-2
CANADA: Bongo Beat Mail Order
USA: Burnside Distribution
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This Digipak CD EP was previously an indie release and is now on Bongo Beat with a new UPC. A full length album (produced by Earle Mankey) will follow. Ari Shine is a one man power pop crusade. Big Take Over calls him "A Paul Stanley/Rick Springfield for the millennium." This is loud hip shakin guitar rock from Los Angeles produced by Gavin Mackillop (Sugarcult, The LAs, MXPX, PIL, the Church).
Already aired on TV shows Veronica Mars, 30 Days, E! Entertainment Newtork. Ari has written and performed with Jennifer Finch (L7), Kari Krome (Runaways), Martyn Lenoble (Porno for Pyros), Todd Youth (Danzig), Victor Indrizzo (Beck) and many others. This EP was a top 10 local seller for Amoeba Records Los Angeles. Airplay on KROQ, Little Steven's Underground Garage, Indie 103.1, Area 108 and more!
Ari has shared stages w/ X, Tommy Keene, Von Bondies, TSOL, Weezer, the Sermon, Some By Sea, Dandy Warhols, Fu Manchu and many others.
"sunny songs spiked with punk (the Elvis Costello wing of it) and power pop.
— TIME OUT NYC
"high energy power pop with a dose of big city noir.
— BIG TAKEOVER
"a big hooky event with pulsing guitars, armies of vocal harmonies and pumping rhythms.
— NOT LAME
"a warm and friendly radio mix, but the guitars still crunch and howl."
"he's added an integral chapter to the book of modern pop rock" Rating: 10/10
— MAMMOTH PRESS
"a thoroughly modern rock sound with driving melodies. This is a very promising debut."
"his generation's Dave Grohl"
"pop music at it's most savvy."
— EQ MAGAZINE
EP of the day: "an impressive debut"
— ABSOLUTE POWERPOP
"I have to say, this little EP packs more punch that most of the full-length albums that I have bought this year.
"First song on his EP is about selling out to music and movie moguls in Los Angeles, but its riffs and / or hooks can be traced back to the Raspberries and Mott the Hoople."
— THE VILLAGE VOICE