After 5 years n the Philippine Music Industry – including 4 releases with MCA Music Inc., chart topping singles, nationwide touring, a 2 year stint on mainstream television and opening for Kelly Clarkson at the Araneta Coliseum – Miguel Escueta and co. are now on the cusp of the global music scene.
As “the Morning Episodes,” Escueta and the rest of his band (Juni Devecais, Roy Secillano and Jeng Tria) have just signed up with Sly Doggie Productions, a Los Angeles based company headed by Grammy Nominated producer Christian “Davis” Stalnecker and Music A&R Executive Bernard Baur. Working directly with record labels like Interscope, Geffen and EMI, Stalnecker co-produced and co-wrote El de Barge’s latest album, which was nominated for R&B Album of the Year at the recently concluded 2012 Grammy Awards. Baur, on the other hand, has done marketing and promotional work for artists such as Guns ‘N Roses, Nickelback, Dishwalla, Puff Daddy and Matchbox 20. He has also appeared in half a dozen music documentaries, and several VH1, MTV and CNN specials
“the Morning Episodes” have just finished recording what is to be their first international album (Never Felt So Alive), which was mixed and mastered in Los Angeles by Stalnecker and his team. The album will be distributed digitally in the U.S., U.K., Europe and Asia via the Isolation Network – the same platform used by Universal Music International for their global music distribution. The band is set to be featured in the September 2012 issue of Music Connection Magazine, a nationwide publication in the U.S.
A local release of the upcoming album will be done through MCA Music Inc. in cooperation with Deca Homes, AudioTechnica and VANS. Presented to you in part by Police Watches, Rayban Eyewear, Southern Musician and Emperador Light. The 1st single ALIVE is currently available on iTunes and My Music Store PH. The music video to the single is expected to premiere within the month of August, under the direction of Luis Diokno / Pixeleyes Multimedia. You can check out the preview on the band’s official website www.theMorningEpisodes.com
A sampler CD from “the Morning Episodes” (featuring the single ALIVE) will be given away at all VANS Concept stores in Metro Manila with every pair of shoes purchased. The CD features 3 tracks from the coming album and 2 club remixes. This promo will also be available at VANS Concept stores in Cebu, Davao and Bacolod by the end of the month.
The full 12 track album is expected to hit iTunes and My Music Store PH mid September.