From Mike Pinto:
What’s up everyone?!
We’re very excited to announce the release of our new EP, THE WEST IS STILL WILD, available at www.MikePintoMusic.com for digital download beginning September 6, 2011, with hard copies available ONLY at shows starting September 13, 2011, through the end of the West is Still Wild Fall Tour. The first single, “The Cool and the Deadly”, is available now on our site.
With THE WEST IS STILL WILD EP, we pay homage to the inspiration derived from our west coast experiences. “It’s been 160 years since the Gold Rush and there are still people making the trip from all over the country because they feel their destiny is to reach the west coast. As someone who also was drawn to that same appeal, I wanted to capture that,” Pinto says about the making of THE WEST IS STILL WILD. Recorded at 17th Street Studios with the support of Lewis Richards, credited on releases from artists such as Dirty Heads and Sublime With Rome, the EP is designed to be a journey, not unlike his own, a culmination of experiences and discoveries about what it feels like to be out west - from how wild it was, to how wild it is, to how wild it will always be.
THE WEST IS STILL WILD is the follow-up to EVERYTHING I GOT (2009) and is heavily influenced by the excitement of incorporating new elements and fresh inspirations with the support of drummer Todd Elrod and bassist Matt Brein, formerly of Bargain Music, and special guests including DeLa (Slightly Stoopid,) as well as Max O'Leary and Josh Molle on horns whom will be along for select dates in the future.
In support of THE WEST IS STILL WILD EP, the MIKE PINTO BAND will hit the road on September 13th with a national fall tour bearing the same name and very special guest, Cas Haley. We will make stops in Pinto’s hometown of Philadelphia as well as Chicago, Denver, Seattle, Portland and many more. See the website for more info, and stay tuned as more dates will be announced soon!