All Press Releases for March 12, 2023

DownTown Mystic Delivers AmeriKarma

Roots Rocker Releases Career-Defining New Album.

I feel like the Quentin Tarantino of Rock 'n' Roll

    NEW YORK, NY, March 12, 2023 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Sha-La Music Inc. announces the release of the new AmeriKarma album by US Roots Rocker DownTown Mystic. The AmeriKarma CD will be released on March 24 and made available by CD Baby. The album will be digitally released on April 7 and distributed worldwide via The Orchard/Sony Music. AmeriKarma was dropped at Radio on the Play MPE digital platform March 9 and is being promoted by Indie promo Queenpins M:M Music. The promotion campaign to coincide with the release is being handled by PR firm Working Brilliantly.

The AmeriKarma CD contains 12 tracks, including 2 bonus tracks previously digital-only releases, while the Digital release contains 11 tracks that include 2 bonus tracks available for the first time on digital. There have been 3 singles released to help build awareness for the album starting with Fly in August, Superstar in October and the current single Live in January. The singles have combined for radio airplay on over 200 stations in 30 countries.

AmeriKarma features the ace rhythm section of Steve Holley (Paul McCartney, Elton John) on drums, plus adding harmony vocals, and Paul Page (Ian Hunter, Dion) on bass. DTM adds another impressive list of high-end musicians into the mix, including Banjo Maestro Tony Trischka, to create an album that is as varied as the artist has ever recorded. DownTown Mystic writer/producer Robert Allen observes, "I really went all out on the production of AmeriKarma in a way that I've never done before. I tried to tap into all the influences I've picked up as a fan of the music and make them accessible on this album. I feel like the Quentin Tarantino of Rock 'n' Roll."

AmeriKarma was recorded at the legendary Shorefire Studios in Long Branch, NJ under the auspices of Joe DeMaio, who engineered and also added his talents on some key guitar solos. The album was mastered by the legend, Leon Zervos (Crowded House, Maroon 5, Pink, Rihanna) at Studios 301 in Australia, who helped give the album his special sonic boost.

AmeriKarma is the 9th album released by DownTown Mystic, who has become one of the top sync-licensed artists in the world with over 230 TV shows and films containing DTM music. As a sign of good luck, the album's final track No Exceptions was featured on one of Fox TV's most popular shows, 9-1-1: Lone Star starring Rob Lowe on January 31. The initial word from advanced listening sessions from around the globe is that this is a career-defining album for the artist. Now experience and listen to AmeriKarma for yourself.

"The band's infectious unmistakable vibe, wrapped up with ace musicianship, topped with great songwriting, and delivered with powerful, heartfelt vocals. This is the place to start for timeless rock n' roll!" JamSphere Magazine

"You have to have all those sounds in your back pocket and still give a bit of your soul, if nothing else. Allen passes all of these tests with flying colours." Spill Magazine

"Allen wears his influences heavily on his sleeve. With a golden vintage rock vibe, he totes the line between "old school" and modern with ease." WithGuitars Magazine

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M:M Music Contact: Crystal Anne Lea/424.702.5919

Publicity Contact:
Working Brilliantly
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Formed in 1987, Sha-La Music, Inc. is an independent Publishing & Production company that includes a Record Label with worldwide digital distribution. Sha-La has scored sync success with top Music Licensing companies in New York, Los Angeles, Nashville and Chicago such as Jingle Punks, ole, Music of The Sea, Chop Shop Music, Bunim/Murray, Music Dealers and PlayNetwork.

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