Special DELUXE EDITION - Features ALL "Acapella" and "Instrumental" versions of The "Together" album plus the B Side "Nature Boy" (From the "California's Callin' Ya" 45)
The Explorers Club mark their return with “Together”, the quintet’s third album of harmony laden sounds. Hot off the heels of “Freedom Wind”, their first release which showcased their Beach Boys influences, and the triumphant follow-up “Grand Hotel”, an exploration of Classic soft pop ideals, “Together” is sure to be the soundtrack for Summer 2016.
Jason Brewer, founder and visionary of the band, has patterned the album in the mold of post-Pet Sounds Beach Boys classics such as Friends, Sunflower and Love You, while adding his own unique touches and flourishes of inspiration with his band mates.
Listeners can expect exquisite harmonies, tight musicianship, flowing melodies, and gorgeous vocals. Standout tracks include the modern sunshine doo-wop of “California's Calling Ya”, the bouncy pop of “Once In A While” and the contemplative “Quietly”. “Together” is a must for fans of well-crafted pop music.
released December 9, 2016
THE EXPLORERS CLUB ARE:
Jason Brewer - Vocals, Guitar, Synthesizers, Fuzz Guitar,
Rock-Si-Chord, Maestro Rhythm King
Paul Runyon - Vocals, Piano, Hammond Organ, Rock-Si-Chord,
Synthesizer, Guitar, Wurlitzer
Michael Willamson - Vocals, Lead Guitar, Fender Bass, Organ,
Upright Bass, Acoustic Guitars
Wyatt Funderburk - Vocals, Fender Bass, Rock-Si-Chord
Kyle Polk - Drums and Percussion
John Davis - Vocals on “My Friend” and “Before I’m Gone”
Darian Sahanaja - Moog Synthesizers and Rock-Si-Chord on
“Don’t Waste Her Time”
Probyn Gregory - All Trumpet and Trombone parts, Tannerin on
Nelson Bragg & Scott Bennett - Percussion
David Ellis - Percussion
Emeen Zarookian - Synth Bass on “Gold Winds”, additional
arrangment on “Gold Winds”
Krista Brewer - Flute on “Be Around”
Steve Stanley - Bass Harmonica on “Be Around”
Jesse Hansen - Strings on “Be Around”
Brian King - Vibraphone
Mark Galup - Pedal Steel
Rushikesh Badbade - Additional Synth programming
Kevin Crothers - additional Percussion recording
All Music Arranged by The Explorers Club
Vocals Arranged by Michael Williamson, Jason Brewer, and
Artwork by James Abercrombie
Cover Art by Brent Funderburk
supported by 7 fans who also own “Together Deluxe (The Explorers Club)”
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