LAKESHORE RECORDS PRESENTS THE NEW TRACK “’K SO” BY DANIEL DAVIES FROM THE UPCOMING COMPANION ALBUM TO THE GRAPHIC NOVEL WEDNESDAY

 
Lakeshore Records will release the Daniel Davies penned track “’K So” from the WEDNESDAY Book 1 companion album on January 15, 2015. Later in the year the label will be releasing the companion album, featuring music from Davies (Year Long Disaster) and Geno Lenardo (Filter, Device). WEDNESDAY is written and illustrated by John Bergin (FROM INSIDE).
“I love the concept of comic book soundtracks. Every comic book I’ve written or illustrated also included a suggested soundtrack in the index,” said Bergin. “I can even say I may be the first person to score a comic! In the early 1990’s I wrote and recorded a score for The Crow graphic novel.”

John Bergin’s life has been spent creating art as both a writter/illustrator of comics and a musician, most notably in the band Trust Obey. After writing/illustrating the comic ASHES, Bergin went to Tundra (the publishing company founded by Kevin Eastman, creator of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) who published Bergin’s graphic novel FROM INSIDE in 1994. At the same time, Trust Obey was signed to Trent Reznor’s Nothing Records.

Towing both artistic lines, Bergin created the comics series GOLGOTHIKA, ROT FROM THE STARS, DEATH OF A WITCH, and COCCYX, while simultaneously working on a number of musical projects including a WARHAMMER 40K score, Tertium Non Data (featuring Pam Bricker), Lolo, and Blackmouth (with Jarboe of Swans). He has also worked as an animator for Hallmark and created short films which have screened at festivals such as The Chicago International Children's Film Festival, Temecula, Seattle, The TED conference, and a special children's film program at The Smithsonian.

In 2008 Bergin decided to adapt FROM INSIDE to screen. The film played the festival circuit from 2008-2010 – earning numerous awards including Best Animated Film at SITGES, Best Feature at Utopiales and Winner: First Feature at Fantasia. Bergin is currently an in-demand graphic artist, creating hundreds of movie posters, book and album covers.

WEDNESDAY marks a stylistic change for Bergin, who is more associated with dark and gloomy stories. The new series features vibrant pop art colors and bold characters. Wednesday is dissatisfied with her life under a scrap yard and curious about the outside world. Sure, it’s the post-apocalypse out there, but anything beats living under a pile of junk with your dad.

On the eve of her sixteenth birthday, Wednesday’s father is kidnapped by bounty hunters. In order to save him, Wednesday must venture into the unknown with her only friends; sock monkeys Manny, Moe and Jack. Armed only with her wits and driving a rocking 1970 Plymouth Barracuda, Wednesday must overcome bandits, killer robots and a deadly assassin from the past.

“The Wednesday comic is quite a bit different from my usual work,” said Bergin. “The characters in the story are larger-than-life, the story is full of action and humor and the artwork is very bold. The colors are vibrant and saturated. The color PINK even makes an appearance - a color that’s never appeared in my artwork before. Wednesday is a pop-art post-apocalypse story.”

Bergin turned to Daniel Davies and Geno Lenardo to compose the soundtrack for Wednesday. “Daniel and Geno are incredibly versatile musicians,” said Bergin. “Their work that you may be familiar with sounds heavy and dark - I, Frankenstein soundtrack, Year Long Disaster, Filter, Device - but I heard a playfulness and sensitivity in their music that I thought would be a great fit for Wednesday.”

“When I thought about a teenager in a post apocalyptic world, I thought what are some of the things that would bother me?” said Davies. “It was great working with John, he wanted synth based songs and score and I was happy to oblige.”

Daniel Davies is an English-American singer, guitarist and songwriter. He is best known for his work in the rock band Year Long Disaster as front man and lead guitarist. Davies continues to work as a solo artist, releasing his first EP, Hidden Faces in October 2011. As well as recording his own material he has been composing for film and television, including 2014’s I FRANKENSTEIN.

Stompbox 13 presents WEDNESDAY Book 1, available wherever comics are sold on January 15, 2015. Lakeshore Records will release the single “’K So” on iTunes the same day.

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https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/k-so-single/id937055160
http://www.lakeshore-records.com/

Jeremy [Howlin' Wolf]

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