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MP3 Widetrack - ROCK: Modern Rock

For the "approaching-30-and-up crowd" who still want an edge to their deep thought rock.

12 MP3 Songs
ROCK: Modern Rock, ROCK: Hard Rock

Widetrack is a high-energy “modern acid rock” band hailing from Nowhere, Michigan. Catering mainly to the "approaching-30-and-up crowd” who find themselves suspended somewhere between the immortality of youth and the looming of midlife crisis, Widetrack’s music seeks to exorcise the demons of impending adulthood, in the effort to move on to brighter horizons. Subjects range from the loss of innocence (“Violet”, “The Promise”), to the lamented loss of a loved one (“So Wrong”), to the frustrations with one’s lot in life (“Down to the Wire”, “Always The Man”), and so on.

In early 2006, prompted by the death of his cancer-stricken father, songwriter/producer Ron Tippin began recording drum, guitar and vocal tracks for what would eventually become Widetrack’s debut release. In teaming up with veteran engineer/studio guru Andy Patalan (Sponge, Bob Guiney Band, Throttlebody) and longtime friend/bassist extraordinaire Rik Latta (S.A.R., Polymer), the album began to take shape, and, by 2007, was finally completed. The cathartic nature of the experience led to the decision to form a solid line-up to begin rehearsals for touring, as well as establishing a partnership for future songwriting endeavors. “I always wanted to be part of a band,” says Tippin. “The ‘solo artist’ thing is just not for me; I would much rather be in a situation that is more of a team-based ideal.”

Currently, Tippin has been working with various filmmakers and artists in an effort to conceive a visual presentation that will suit the music in a live context. Tippin says that the logistics may take a while to sort out, as the show promises to be somewhat elaborate, but he wants to do justice to the initial ideal of the presentation. “All my favorite bands have always had pretty elaborate stage shows, visually as well as sonically. I love the idea of being able to bring different mediums together in the effort to visually accentuate the emotional impact of the music. Basically, if we can blow peoples’ minds just a little bit… well, that’s what we’re shooting for…”

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