Archive for Debbie Pucek

Sayonara Solstice

Posted in Band Biz, Exclusives, Music with tags , , , , , on June 24, 2011 by C54

Sayonara live in Dallas, Texas

Ever wonder what it’s like to start a band? Well, if you follow my friends in Sayonara, you get a pretty good glimpse of a new band fighting the good fight.

Formed by Sean Blythe and Debbie Pucek in late summer 2010, Sayonara has been writing songs and steadily building their fan base, one fan at a time. Calling Dallas, Texas their home, this duo is part of the Lilypad Records roster, releasing this maxi-single via our bandcamp store.

Discourage Wolf (Maxi Single) — released June 21st — comes delivered with two mixed versions in subtle variations for discriminating audiophiles and a live, acoustic performance of Bulletproof Tiger (recorded February 27, 2011 and broadcast via The Pad as part of Lilypad’s Record Store Day 2011 celebration). It’s a dollar for a great cause. What cause is that? Well, we’re trying to spread the Sayonara sound and your contribution goes straight to the recording budget for their yet-to-be-named, in-progress début EP.

Visit the band at their website and Facebook page and listen to “D Wolf” right here. If you like it, the Lilypad bandcamp store provides a wealth of file options for your downloading pleasure.

As always, I thank you for listening. Happy Summer!

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“Discourage Wolf” By Sayonara

Posted in Exclusives, Music, Music production, Video with tags , , , , , , , , on March 26, 2011 by C54

“Discourage Wolf” is the recording début of Texas duo, Sayonara.

Formed officially in August 2010, Sayonara is the musical love-child of bassist/singer Debbie Pucek (Back After Dawn), and former WorldWideRiot guitarist/bassist/singer, Sean Blythe.

Sayonara is still writing music for their upcoming EP for Lilypad Records and they will be heading back to Chicago in June to continue recording at Couderay Music with music producer, Kerry Kelekovich.

Debbie Pucek: guitar & vocals

Sean Blythe: bass, keys & drums

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My interrogator leaves me threatened
Only when he asks one question like,

What happens when the box stops ticking?

I’m in no state to tell
Don’t feel bad (I’ve got no guts)

This is the part when all deflections cease to amuse you
Maybe we should call it off and blackout like we always seem to

No one except for me gets in my head
I’m surprised you ever thought you could
Don’t take it the wrong way
It’s just the way I operate

How can I put it so you’ll understand?
There’s no end to everything that is
No single thought, emotion or thing you’ve lost
No word or touch or love that feels dead and gone

We are two blind Alpha wolves
Pouring out from a red light
Both worthy of this good fight
Over all the things that remain under the breath of all the others

No one except for me gets in my head
I’m surprised you ever thought you could
Don’t take it the wrong way
It’s just the way I operate

How can I put it so you’ll understand?
There’s no end to everything that is
No single thought, emotion or thing you’ve lost
No word or touch or love that feels dead and gone
The woods seem so much darker when
The moon is being pulled by something
But the sun is there
But the sun is near

lyrics by Debbie Pucek

 

Recorded on February 26, 2011 at Couderay Music in Wonder Lake, Illinois.

Produced, mixed & mastered by Kerry Kelekovich.

 

Sayonara’s Sound: A Labor Of Love

Posted in Band Biz, Music, Music creation, Padcasts with tags , , , , , , , , on March 13, 2011 by C54

 

Sayonara's début singles are in production (photo: Mike Hanna)

Wylie, Texas duo, Sayonara, now in production in the Couderay Music studio, have two songs primping for their release as singles and two more stripped-back, acoustic numbers for a podcast on my music show, The Pad.

After a whirlwind weekend at the end of February which acted as an introduction, session and dinner-date, the band and I are well on our way to conquering the micro-niche world of music. Sean Blythe has spent a fair bit of time with me in the studio (after we worked together with his earlier outfits, WorldWideRiot and Hollus) so this meeting was not completely new. But it had been a few years, things change and all that… But, like riding bikes & horses, bands and producers get back on their preferred mode of transport and, when the results are excellent, ride off into the sunset together.

It won’t be long before Sayonara’s material begins to surface in the blogosphere, twitterverse and social networks of your choice. You can listen to their home demo of Kidnapped (which I beefed up a little for them) at my Lilypad page here. You might also visit the band on their Facebook page here and get tweeting with them here. We had our very first chat via Skype yesterday and that signaled the start of our introductory “padcast” with Sayonara coming soon.

Record Store Day 2011 looks poised for another fun gate-crashing by Lilypad Records, The Pad and our friends joining in the ruckus. Huzzah!

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