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Shoot The Moon

by Mike Dillon & Punkadelic

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    Vibraphonist/percussionist Mike Dillon has spent the last three decades playing well over 200 shows a year with both his own band, as well as a sideman with artists including Rickie Lee Jones, Les Claypool and Ani DiFranco. So when the pandemic hit in early 2020 forcing Dillon off the road, he instinctively directed his perpetually restless creative energy to writing and recording. Residing in Kansas City after spending 15 years in New Orleans, Dillon and producer Chad Meise would track a trilogy of albums: 'Shoot The Moon,' 'Suitcase Man' and '1918.' Collaborating with his record label Royal Potato Family, they would release these records exclusively via Bandcamp just days after they were mixed and mastered. In 2021, those albums will now receive the full vinyl treatment, as well as complete digital release across all streaming outlets.

    The first of the three records, 'Shoot The Moon,' is a ten track collection which Dillon describes as "Punkadelic-Funk-Psych," focused heavily on the current political climate in the United States. Assembling an assortment of stylistically uncompromising musicians to contribute, its line-up features Matt Chamberlain, Steven Bernstein, Nicholas Payton, Robbie Seahag Mangano, Jean-Paul Gaster and Nick Bockrath among others. Highlights include the apocalyptic road warrior anthem "Drivin' Down The Road," a swirling New Orleans jazz-raga "Further Adventures in Misadventures" and the snarling punk rock diatribe "Quool Aid Man" with its indictment of the American right or in Dillon's words "old men and their guns."

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released October 2, 2020

Produced By Mike Dillon and Chad Meise
Recorded BY Chad Meise
Mixed By Chad Meise

Featuring Mike Dillon, Matt Chamberlain, Nick Bockrath, James Singleton, Robbie Seahag Mangano, Nathan Lambertson, Shane Theriot, Jean Paul Gaster, Tiff Lamson, Go Go Ray, Cliff Hines, Brad Walker, Steven Bernstein, Nicholas Payton, Brooks Hubbert III and more...

Artwork by Peregrine Honig

Released by Royal Potato Family

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