US Rocker to release Album of Early Unreleased Material.
NEW YORK, NY, October 15, 2020 /24-7PressRelease/ — Sha-La Music, Inc. announces the worldwide release of the new DownTown Mystic: Used Records History 1979-1985 album by US Rocker DownTown Mystic on November 6. The album will be digitally distributed worldwide via The Orchard/Sony Music and is now available for pre-order. The stand-alone 3-Way Heartbreak single was released last month to promote the new album at Worldwide Radio and is currently getting airplay on over 100 stations in 17 countries. Sha-La Music will also be promoting the album with a new music video every week preceding the album release date. The 1st video Night Time Girl premiered this week on YouTube.
The DownTown Mystic: Used Records History 1979-1985 album looks back at the early material that would help form the basis for the DownTown Mystic project over a decade later. It’s the 2nd album release for DownTown Mystic in 2020, which started with the critically acclaimed Better Day in January. That album has yielded 5 singles with consistent radio airplay on over 300 stations in 27 countries. The previously unreleased songs from the new album include original versions of some of the artist’s best-known songs like Turn Around and Go and Modern Ways, the last single from Better Day. The idea for releasing an album of previously unreleased pre-DownTown Mystic material came from an unlikely source.
In 2017 Robert received a letter in the mail from renowned British rock journalist Nik Cohn, who had been living in Asbury Park, NJ doing research for a book on the late 70s-early 80s music scene there. He had come across a band called The Tupelos that had made an impression during that time hooking up with E Street Band bass player Garry Tallent. Cohn was able to trace the band back to Robert. It got Robert to go back into his musical archives, listening to tracks by The Tupelos, as well as the solo material he made after leaving the band. Robert explains, “It was so strange to get that letter out of the blue, like someone tapping you on the shoulder to look at something. It wasn’t until this pandemic stopped everything that I had the time to go back to that material and think about releasing it. With the Better Day release winding down it seemed like the right time”.
One of the high points in DownTown Mystic’s career has been in sync-licensing, with music on such popular shows as The Voice on NBC and American Pickers on the History Channel. Recently, DownTown Mystic surpassed 200 TV shows to have sync-licensed the artist’s music. One of the songs on the new album Fly Like The Wind, recorded in 1985, has become one of DownTown Mystic’s top sync-licensing tracks. It’s also the 1st song from DownTown Mystic’s catalog to be sync-licensed by a major movie studio in the upcoming Disney movie Flora and Ulysses.
The full story of how DownTown Mystic: Used Records History 1979-1985 came to be, as well as a more in-depth look at the music, can be found in a 2-part post on the DownTown Blog.
“Familiar but fresh is the mantra here, as Robert Allen looks back at his past, in the same way everyone else does from time to time. The difference is, he has got plenty to show for it.” JamSphere Magazine
“DownTown Mystic: Used Records History 1979-1985 is the collection resulting from Allen’s stroll down his own Rock & Roll memory lane. The single sounds like the hit it should have been, had it ever been released back in the day.” The Static Dive
“If you have a soft spot for melodic, harmony-filled rock n’ roll, your options are pretty limited nowadays, and if it wasn’t for artists like Robert Allen, those options would be close to zero.” Independent Music News 24
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DownTown Blog: https://downtownmystic.net/blog/
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, Chop Shop Music, Music of The Sea, Bunim/Murray, Music Dealers and PlayNetwork.
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