Roots Rocker Releases New Single as Brand Rises at Radio and Sync Licensing.
Sha-La Music Inc. announces the release of the new single Live by US Roots Rocker DownTown Mystic on March 27. The single will be digitally released and distributed worldwide via AWAL/The Orchard/Sony Music.
The Live single contains 2 tracks with the Vocal Demo included. Sha-La Music released the DownTown Demos in 2021 to show in real-time how the songs would go from demo to new studio recordings. Now the Live single release shows how it turned out and follows the previous singles from 2022, the rocker Superstar and the retro-chilled Fly, which had combined radio airplay on over 150 stations in 25 countries. The 3 singles showcase the diversity that can be expected on the upcoming AmeriKarma album.
Rock’n’Roll spoken here…
The sound of DownTown Mystic is “vintage yet modern”, continuing in the legacy of rockers like Tom Petty and Bruce Springsteen. The music is rooted in all the great traditions of American Rock‘n’Roll, blending storytelling songs with vintage guitars and analog recording into a unique style that owes nods to Buffalo Springfield, The Beatles, CCR, Rockpile and The Rolling Stones but somehow manages to sound as contemporary as anything currently available.
DownTown Mystic is the alter ego of American Rocker, Robert Allen, whose passion for “old school” recording borders on obsession. Robert adds, “I grew up listening to all these great records and their sound and style stayed with me”. Robert is joined by a stellar cast of musicians, including drummer extraordinaire Steve Holley (Paul McCartney/Wings/Elton John/Ian Hunter) & urban legend Paul Page (Dion/Ian Hunter) on bass, as well as one of the great rhythm sections in the history of American Rock’n’Roll–Max Weinberg & Garry Tallent of Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band.
2019 saw DownTown Mystic sign a Licensing Deal with Last Man Music in the UK and the release of the Wish EP as a run-up to the Better Day album in 2020. In 2017 the On E Street EP featuring Max Weinberg and Garry Tallent was released via ADA/Warner Music in Europe, with the single Way To Know reaching #1 on the Official European Independent Chart. DownTown Mystic’s 1st release, Standing Still, found critical acclaim overseas in 2011. That album made the Top 25 Euro/Americana Chart, which led to a Licensing Deal in Europe distributed by Sony Music.
Radio has played an important role in the career of DownTown Mystic. It started with veteran tastemaker, Jed The Fish, playing a DownTown Mystic track as his “Catch of The Day” on “World Famous” KROQ in LA, one of the most influential stations in the US. This would be followed by the “Mayor of The Sunset Strip”, legendary KROQ DJ Rodney Bingenheimer, playing another track and leading to national airplay.
In 2016 DownTown Mystic released the DownTown Nashville EP and Rock’n’Roll Romantic, the 1st full album since the self-titled DownTown Mystic in 2013. That album spent 10 months on the US Americana Radio Charts, with a #1 single and #3 album on the Roots Music Report Charts. The DownTown Nashville EP, released in the spring, debuted on the Top 5 Most Added on the AMA Radio Chart and became DownTown’s most successful release at Americana Radio. Rock’n’Roll Romantic, released in the fall, would go on to be DownTown Mystic’s most successful US release garnering airplay on over 80 radio stations across 3 formats.
Besides gaining recognition from Radio programmers, the DownTown Mystic Brand has been developing via Sync Licensing with music placed in movies and over 200 TV shows, including The Voice on NBC, American Pickers on the History Channel, as well as shows on MTV, CMTV, USA, CNN, Discovery, National Geographic and all streaming services. Many of these shows are also broadcast internationally, helping to spread the music of DownTown Mystic around the world.
Turn Around And Go
Think A Little Louder
One More Chance
Test Of Time
And You Know Why
- 1. Live (Vocal)
SuperStar feat. Steve Holley & Paul Page
- 1. SuperStar Single (To Sir Elton with Love Mix)
- 2. SuperStar (Guitar Mix)
- 1. Fly
- 2. Fly (Instrumental)
And You Know Why feat. Max Weinberg & Garry Tallent
- 1. And You Know Why
Hard Enough feat. Max Weinberg & Garry Tallent
- 1. Hard Enough
Test of Time feat. Bruce Engler
- 1. Test of Time (Vocal)
- 2. Test of Time (Instrumental)
- 1. 3-Way Heartbreak
- 1. Modern Ways
- 2. Modern Ways (Instrumental)
- 1. Better Day (Vocal)
- 2. Better Day (Instrumental)
One More Chance
- 1. One More Chance (Vocal)
- 2. One More Chance (Instrumental)
- 1. The Wish (Vocal)
- 2. The Wish (Instrumenatal)
- 1. Love Light
- 2. Love Light Instrumental (Instrumental)
Think A Little Louder
- 1. Think A Little Louder (Single )
- 2. Think A Little Louder Instrumental (Single Instrumental)