Bradford, PA-based Rock band Marshmellow Overcoat is preparing to release its next studio album, and this time around the band employed the services of GCR Audio in Buffalo, a professional studio owned and operated by Robby Takac of the Goo Goo Dolls.
“Jumping Sharks” is the title of the band’s sixth studio album, and band members (Tyler Calkins, Dave Verbocy, Alan Hancock and Anthony Cavallaro) put in over six months of writing, rehearsing and performing to bring it together. Engineer Brad Lauchert of GCR Audio and Mike Santillo and Justin Smith of Mammoth Recording helped the band shape the recordings.
Lead singer and songwriter Tyler Calkins pointed out, “This is the hardest we’ve worked on an album project. It has been a couple of years since our self-titled album was recorded in Pittsburgh, and we wanted to raise the bar and give people a reason to pay attention and get excited. We kept the Classic Rock feel we’ve always loved, but this time we added more instrumentation and modern influences.”
The new album will be released on Friday, July 26th and will be available on all streaming platforms including Spotify, Apple Music and Google Play. CDs can be purchased through Marshmellow Overcoat’s website, marshmellowovercoat.com, and at all of the band’s shows.
Two singles from the sessions, “Smoke Screen” and “We’ve Got To Roll” are already available to stream and download, and have gained more airplay than anything the band has released over the past decade.
The band will be playing several album release shows throughout the region as a mini tour. Visit marshmellowovercoat.com for full details.
MMOC frontman Tyler Calkins does his usual ranting