This Time Next Year
Jackson, MS - Apollo Music Group recording artists, Red Hill City, release their new CD 'This Time Next Year', which contains 11 original songs in the Alternative Rock music genre and range from soothing acoustic harmonies to driving rock. One cut, Fondren District, is about a relationship that ends on the streets of the historical, cultural district in Jackson by that name where art thrives. The title track, the folksy 'This Time Next Year', offers soothing harmonies backed by acoustic melodies and presents an entertaining throw-back to the flower children of the '70s and the healing power of time. The driving beat of 'The Engineers' explodes with riffs reminiscent of a sci-fi world, while the melodious 'Belfry' tells the story of star-crossed lovers who declare their forbidden love from a belfry tower to their families in the churchyard below. 'Bottled Bliss' is a haunting call to save the world from the fabricated excesses of consumerism. 'And We Will Turn to Ashes' contrasts the duality of the struggles of everyday life and faith in the hereafter with a soliloquy of melodious harmonies replaced by driving rock riffs of reality. Other tracks included on the CD are 'Caster Car, "June 2nd', 'Sunrise Coming' and 'Bird's Eye View of an Autumn Fairground'. All in all, the CD showcases the band's versatility, depth and artistry with the unbelievable musical talent of these five performers. Tyler King's vocals are mesmerizing. They are definitely a band to watch and one whose performance will remind you of why you love music. It takes us places we have all been and provides an artistic salve for the pains and joys of life. Red Hill City formed in the latter months of 2004 when Tyler King (vocals and guitar), Josh Myers (drums) and Ben McCain (keyboard) decided to step away from their earlier punk rock roots and venture into a more alternative/modern rock sound. With the addition of Joseph Regan on guitar and Gant O'Brien on bass in early 2005 they found that a broad range of musical influences and experimental sounds would catapult their new concepts to another level. Red Hill City released their debut CD 'Ill Attempts' in 2006. While it served as an outlet to the young groups' newly found vision, it did not satisfy their experimental aspirations. Work on their latest CD 'This Time Next Year' began in the Spring of 2007. It was during this project that they were able to begin designing and crafting their new sound. The album was tracked and mixed at Cool Water Studio with Dan Helmintoller and mastered with Bob Katz. Artwork for the CD was created by Clay Hardwick. Biography: Red Hill City formed in the latter months of 2004 when Tyler King, Josh Myers and Ben McCain decided to step away from their earlier punk rock roots and venture into a more alternative/modern rock sound. With the addition of Joseph Regan and Gant O'brien in early 2005 they found a broad range of musical influences and experimental sounds would catapult their new concepts to another level. In early 2006 after a year of ceaseless writing Red Hill City released their first EP 'Ill Attempts'. This EP would serve as an outlet to the young groups newly found vision, but would not satisfy their experimental aspirations. Although each member had an extensive college schedule to abide by, they began performing a profusion of shows which spanned the southern region. This gave the group a taste of the road and the satisfaction of hearing a few beloved clapping hands, for which they are thankful to this day. After a year of schooling, performing and writing the band re-entered the studio with a fresh perspective and an overabundance of new material. In spring 2007 Red Hill City commenced the making of their second project. Throughout the production of this project they were able to begin exploring a more experimental interpretation of their new sound, leaving spring 2008 with a new album and a breath of fresh air for fans everywhere.