SINGLE PREMIERE: ‘PRESSURE’ BY THE CHRIS PATERNO BAND

Summer 2016 is definitely in full swing. Urbanites near and far step out of their homes to immediately sweat on the scorching city streets. Luckily, there is a cure for all of those sticky humid days. Is there a better way to cool off than with some good tunes? Ok, maybe a pool or ocean nearby, but c’mon. Philly natives The Chris Paterno Band, Chris Paterno, Connor McElwee, Mark Hightower, Greg Wilson, Mike Clark, Frank Rein, Doug Parsons and Adam Monaco, have unveiled today the addictive new song of the summer, PressureThis is the perfect way to continue the summer right. Take a listen below:

Pressure is every big band’s dream as the horns are introduced right at the beginning. The smooth vocals chime in as a harmony and the ever present horns bellow through. Each occasional twang of the guitar is mellow and sweet for the ears. Listeners will be captivated. Other than the vocals, the horns really steal the show. It brings that blues big band to a indie mindset. While they keep that Philly blues alive, their blend of it all could easily be shared nationwide. Listeners will appreciate the flair and jam-blues within. They make sure to keep the beat moving forward in an smooth way.

The Chris Paterno Band had this to say about their latest work: “Pressure is about the ubiquitous feeling of stress, of what the hell am I going to do with my life and just praying that you can rise to the occasion. The horn lines and the drum groove pay homage to throwback legends, James Brown and his funky drummer Clyde Stubblefield, two men that defined the industry. Over top of that we put this chill-vibe guitar in the verse that says, ‘hey I’m cool, I’m ok, right?’ That leads into a powerful chorus where the two elements, intense horns, powerful drumming and the chill guitar combine.” 

Chris Paterno himself states: “Pressure was by far the hardest song to write on our upcoming, self-titled, debut EP. I live in a world where I put the pressure on myself to be successful, so I really had to step back and get real with myself, choose my words wisely and make sure I’m saying what I really mean. I love the way it came out and would love to hear our listener’s thoughts.” 

From 9-time Grammy-winning producer, Joe Nicolo, who signed the crew to his BlacBird Productions label shared his thoughts: “I love the way the Chris Paterno Band mixes the 70’s Horn sound (blood, sweat & tears) with rootsy folk. People will have a love/hate relationship with his voice, and I mean that as a true compliment. You want to sound unique. Saying that you don’t sound like anyone else is probably the biggest compliment I can give an artist.”

If this was not enough to soak in, go catch these guys live! Their persona from their music should really show and make more fans than ever. It is time for some good music. See below for tour dates:

7.21 – BOURBON AND BRANCH – PHILADELPHIA, PA

8.4 – THE GRAPE ROOM – MANAYUNK, PA

8.6 – AEGIR FITNESS FESTIVAL – WESTMINSTER, MD

8.8 – IOTA CLUB – WASHINGTON, DC

8.10 & 8.11 – PHILADELPHIA FREEDOMS BLOC PARTY – VILLANOVA, PA

8.24 – SILK CITY – PHILADELPHIA, PA

9.30 – BURLAP & BEAN (ACOUSTIC) – NEWTOWN SQUARE, PA

Jam On.