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November 15, 2019

ACIDHEAD RELEASES DEBUT ALBUM | DISTRACTIONS OUT TODAY VIA VERIDITAS RECORDINGS

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November 7, 2019

ACIDHEAD SHARES NEW SINGLE, "LOVE HAS ME KEEP ON DYING" | DEBUT ALBUM DISTRACTIONS OUT 11/15 VIA VERIDITAS RECORDINGS

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October 28, 2019

ACIDHEAD SHARES NEW SINGLE, "THROW AWAY THE TIME" | DEBUT ALBUM 'DISTRACTIONS' OUT 11/15 VIA VERIDITAS RECORDINGS

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BIOGRAPHY

Acidhead is the brainchild of Patrick McGee; saxophonist, composer, multi-instrumentalist, producer, empath. Distractions is his introspective debut, a deconstruction of pop music delivered with auto-tuned vocals and distorted electronic beats. The album is equally influenced by 808s & Heartbreak, Travis Scott, and Stravinsky, blurring and blending lo-fi punk and trap with the tenderness of Aaron Copland. His deliberate fracturing and reassembling of classical beauty is delivered with lovelorn angst, resulting in a compelling, unique debut. This mélange of influence stems from an early age. While studying classical piano, McGee developed and fostered an unhealthy obsession with the pop star called Michael Jackson. At age 11, he memorized every MJ lyric from every song, including those from the Jackson 5 catalogue. Donning a white pinstripe suit and fedora à la Smooth Criminal, he memorized every dance move including the infamous “moonwalk”,  in which the illusion of floating backwards while walking forwards is explicated. The pinnacle of this formative tribute was his staged karaoke review of MJ’s greatest hits, performed in his driveway on a rented stage, full sound system, three dancers, and a comedy opener performed by his brother who arrived on a dirt bike. He later went on to study jazz and composition at NYC’s second best music conservatory. This scenario, combined with a domino-effect of heartbreak and self-discovery, allowed for the creation of Distractions. Contributors include: Andrew Forman (Goodfight), Lou Rogai (Lewis & Clarke), Daryl Johns (Sweet Joseph, Lemon Twigs), Adrian Moring, Fred Griggs, and the Rat Trap Pack, McGee’s avant-garde horn ensemble.

Acidhead is the brainchild of Patrick McGee; saxophonist, composer, multi-instrumentalist, producer, empath. Distractions is his introspective debut, a deconstruction of pop music delivered with auto-tuned vocals and distorted electronic beats. The album is equally influenced by 808s & Heartbreak, Travis Scott, and Stravinsky, blurring and blending lo-fi punk and trap with the tenderness of Aaron Copland. His deliberate fracturing and reassembling of classical beauty is delivered with lovelorn angst, resulting in a compelling, unique debut.

This mélange of influence stems from an early age. While studying classical piano, McGee developed and fostered an unhealthy obsession with the pop star called Michael Jackson. At age 11, he memorized every MJ lyric from every song, including those from the Jackson 5 catalogue. Donning a white pinstripe suit and fedora à la Smooth Criminal, he memorized every dance move including the infamous “moonwalk”,  in which the illusion of floating backwards while walking forwards is explicated. The pinnacle of this formative tribute was his staged karaoke review of MJ’s greatest hits, performed in his driveway on a rented stage, full sound system, three dancers, and a comedy opener performed by his brother who arrived on a dirt bike. He later went on to study jazz and composition at NYC’s second best music conservatory. This scenario, combined with a domino-effect of heartbreak and self-discovery, allowed for the creation of Distractions.

Contributors include: Andrew Forman (Goodfight), Lou Rogai (Lewis & Clarke), Daryl Johns (Sweet Joseph, Lemon Twigs), Adrian Moring, Fred Griggs, and the Rat Trap Pack, McGee’s avant-garde horn ensemble.

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Contact

Rachel Rossen rachel@tellallyourfriendspr.com
Kevin Grossi keving@tellallyourfriendspr.com

Tour Dates

10/31/19 – Brooklyn, NY – The Baumann – *DJ Set
11/27/19 – Brooklyn, NY – Knitting Factory w/ Jesse and Forever
11/22/09 – Wilkes-Barre PA – Karl Hall – w/ Lou Rogai, Chukwu
11/30/19 – Easton, PA – Connexions Gallery w/Chukwu
12/7/19 – Beacon, NY – Quinn’s w Jesse and Forever
12/14/19 – NY, NY – Con Artist Collective – w/Amani Fela