New York City-based trumpet assassin/multi-instrumentalist MAC GOLLEHON – by way of his MAC GOLLEHON & THE HISPANIC MECHANICS troupe – presents his most dynamic album yet, with the avant rock/jazz fusion LP Bite Of The Street. The record is now confirmed for September release on Nefarious Industries, who today issues the cover art, track listing, preorders, and a video for the lead single, “Souled Out.”
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.
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 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, Rascal Flatts, 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 first single from Bite Of The Street, “Souled Out” is delivered through a vibrant video directed by Tyler Adams. GOLLEHON calls the song, “‘Souled Out’ is when retro soul, future soul, Latin soul, psychedelic soul, neo-soul, gospel soul, and cinematic soul collie with urgent intensity.”
Watch MAC GOLLEHON & THE HISPANIC MECHANICS’ “Souled Out” video now at THIS LOCATION.
Nefarious Industries will release Bite Of The Street on Black Vinyl LP and all digital/streaming platforms on September 29th. Find preorders HERE and watch for additional videos, live updates, and more to post over the weeks ahead.
Bite Of The Street Track Listing:
1. Souled Out
3. Bite Of The Street
4. Coming At You
5. High Drama