MAC GOLLEHON & THE HISPANIC MECHANICS Deliver “High Drama” Video; Bite Of The Street LP By Prolific NYC Trumpeter Nears Release On Nefarious Industries + Hometown Release Show Booked

photos by Tyler Adams

As prolific New York City multi-platinum trumpeter MAC GOLLEHON prepares his avant rock/jazz fusion LP Bite Of The Street – by way of his MAC GOLLEHON & THE HISPANIC MECHANICS collective – for September release on Nefarious Industries, a new video for the rampant track “High Drama” has been issued.

The new MAC GOLLEHON & THE HISPANIC MECHANICS LP, Bite Of The Street is an explosive, dance-friendly, groove-saturated party album that slams both feet to the gas pedal from its opening notes and never lets up. Fusing heavy soul and jazz with Latin dance grooves, synth-drenched dirges, a multi-percussionist attack, and more energy than a supernova, the six movements showcase GOLLEHON’s searing brass attack, with stacks of layered and intertwined trumpet igniting every moment of the album.

Recorded before the Covid pandemic, Bite Of The Street was fully written and arranged by GOLLEHON, and sees him performing trumpet, keyboards, and scat vocals. He’s joined by Eric Klaastad on bass, Jeanne Carno on drums, and Ismael Sanchez performing additional percussion. Engineer Adan Perez supplies additional keyboards on “Coming At You,” Ariel Lawler supplies background vocals on “Sleepwalker,” and David Brenner (Gridfailure) provides sound effects on “Souled Out.”

Bite Of The Street was recorded and engineered by Adan Perez (Ruben Blades, Marc Anthony, Romeo Santos, Dave Valentin, Tito Nieves, Giovanni Hidalgo) at Allerton Studio in the Bronx, and Dan Grigsby (Joe Cocker, Bruce Springsteen, Whitney Houston, Sting, Kool & The Gang, Keith Richards) at SAE Institute of Technology in Manhattan, and mixed and mastered by Bruce A. Miller (Miles Davis, Aretha Franklin, Mary J. Blige, Mariah Carey, Rod Stewart). The record is completed with photography by Tyler Adams, and layout/design by David Brenner and Greg Meisenberg.

The “High Drama” video was half filmed before the Covid lockdowns, and the second half just filmed this month. The cantina sequence was filmed in The Bronx, New York in 2019, with videography/direction by Gene Shaw (R.I.P.), videography by Randy Schull, and editing by Tyler Adams, and sees THE HISPANIC MECHANICS’ Jeanne Carno and Eric Klaastad, as well as Elizabeth Espinal, Ariel Lawler, Maddi Gypsy, and Kristara Alameda, acting/performing alongside MAC GOLLEHON. Additional performance footage and the ending sequence of GOLLEHON was filmed in August 2023 in Pound Ridge, New York with videography/direction by Michael Baumann, and additional direction by David Brenner who handled the final design and edit.

GOLLEHON writes with the new single, “This video is mix of music, flirtatious romance, and intrigue, within the narrow confines of a small Bronx cantina which becomes a reality warp. It’s an odd mixture of a nightclub scene and a lucid dream scene. Wherever the fantasy goes, trouble will follow.”

MAC GOLLEHON & THE HISPANIC MECHANICS’ new “High Drama” video is now playing at THIS LOCATION.

Nefarious Industries will release the Bite Of The Street LP on Black Vinyl and all streaming platforms on September 29th. Find preorders where the “Souled Out” video is also playing HERE and watch for additional videos to post over the weeks ahead.

A hometown release show for Bite Of The Street has also been confirmed. MAC GOLLEHON & THE HISPANIC MECHANICS will play The Hard Swallow in NYC’s East Village on Tuesday, September 26th, just a few days before the LP drops. Watch for additional live outings connected to the album to post shortly.

9/26/2023 The Hard Swallow – New York, NY

GOLLEHON has also recently recorded contributions for multiple underground acts’ upcoming albums, including Thetan, S.C.R.A.M., Altars Of The Moon, and labelmate Gridfailure, all of which will be released this Fall.

MAC GOLLEHON has toured the planet and has played on thousands of records, including over two-hundred gold and platinum albums since the 1970s, including his decade-plus run in Duran Duran. He’s widely known for his mainstream contributions on chart-topping albums including Onyx’s Bacdafucup, Blondie’s The Hunter, David Bowie’s Let’s Dance, Billy Ocean’s “Get Outta My Dreams, Get Into My Car,” as well as records from Madonna, Hall & Oates, Chaka Khan, Buddy Rich, Al Jarreau, Sheena Easton, Nile Rodgers, Patrick Adams, Mick Jagger, Grace Jones, Hector Lavoe, and hundreds of others.

While GOLLEHON continues his popular session work, since the late 1990s he’s also been creating more experimental solo albums, including collaborations with harsh experimental outfit Gridfailure, live performances with Omar Edwards and the Jazz Gypsies, and his ever-morphing MAC GOLLEHON & THE HISPANIC MECHANICS project.