Boardwalk Arcadia (24​-​bit)

by The Motion Epic

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Tiemo
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Tiemo The Motion Epic presents us an wonderful album that took my heart by storm. I immediately remembered the summers of my youth in the 80s.
Long faded memories and emotions are awakened as if it were just yesterday.
This album is just fantastic!

For me it's the album this summer! Favorite track: You're Not Ready.
mobtek
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mobtek Amazing vocals, amazing songwriting, amazing sounds, I've fallen in love with this album and it makes me want to be 16 and in love again :) Favorite track: Worlds Apart.
DustySneakerKid
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DustySneakerKid The Motion Epic always tend to capture a certain emotion Incredibly well. I can't exactly tell what that is, I've never lived, but god I hope I do. Hopestalgia? sure, I'll go with that. if ever there were a great summer album, this would be it as well as previous albums. let this be the soundtrack to the future wide eyed, stargazers when their hearts are broken, repaired, loved and broken again. summer days to remember. Favorite track: You're Not Ready.
gabe0808
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gabe0808 Wow. Just wow. this will be one of the best releases of the year, I can feel it.
krash817
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krash817 Cannot wait to hear the full album!
GloomyJD
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GloomyJD Cannot wait to hear the full album. TME has grown to be one of my favourite artists, and very much enjoying what we're hearing of this release so far. 💜 Favorite track: You're Not Ready.
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    Record weight specs:
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about

Bringing back timeless sounds of the 1980s with a fresh and modern flair, The Motion Epic’s brand new full-length release is an exciting, synth-based roller coaster ride that will keep listeners at the edge of their music-loving seats. The highly anticipated third release from The Motion Epic's catalog of unforgettable hooks takes the listener on a feel-good journey through blended worlds of the Synth-pop and Synthwave/Retrowave genres.

“Boardwalk Arcadia” will be available as a 24-bit hi-res digital release (exclusively via Sofa King Vinyl's Bandcamp site) and there will also be limited edition physical formats of the album in the form of vinyl, cassette, and CD. The album will be a joint release by Sofa King Vinyl and Lazersteel Records.

The concept for “Boardwalk Arcadia” was set in motion when singer and co-songwriter for The Motion Epic, Pat Dimeo, confronted Nick Colbert (a.k.a. Kalimocho) to be part of their latest release. Pat’s goal for this record was to encapsulate some of his favorite memories of family vacations in Wildwood, New Jersey. Keeping the spirit of the shore alive, Austin based producer Kalimocho diligently studied the range of Pat DiMeo's vocals and tonality. The two then began the writing process in November of 2019 whilst sharing their passion for Marty McFly, Pac-Man, and arguing their top 3 Springsteen records. After over five months of diligent work, Pat took the project to long-time friend and co-founder of the band, Andreas Koliakoudakis, who helped bring their songwriting to new heights. Australian saxophonist, Benjamin Harrison, also returns to provide an authentic sax sound that reminds the listener that saxophones are sexy instruments. On guitars, Sparkee (a new addition to The Motion Epic lineup), offers lush sounding arrangements that just make the tracks pop. “Boardwalk Arcadia” is not just for fanatics of the 1980s, it’s for all generations – making it a timeless record that explores familiar musical territory while keeping it fresh and exciting.

Sofa King Vinyl is a vinyl-centric record label based in Los Angeles, California; run by audiophile and vinyl record enthusiast Max Wallis. SKV insists that all releases be properly mastered for vinyl and has consistently released records that meet the audiophile standard. Lazersteel Records is a Florida based boutique label that is also very vinyl-focused, run by Jeff Gross. “Boardwalk Arcadia” will be the first joint release for both labels.

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released June 4, 2021

Mastered for digital, vinyl, and cassette by Adam Boose at Cauliflower Audio

A joint release by Sofa King Vinyl and Lazersteel Records

PRODUCED BY: ANDREAS KOLIAKOUDAKIS & KALIMOCHO
CO-PRODUCED: BY PAT DIMEO
MIXED BY: ANDREAS KOLIAKOUDAKIS
MASTERED BY: ADAM BOOSE AT CAULIFLOWER AUDIO (CLEVELAND, OHIO)

PAT DIMEO: VOCALS & KEYS
KALIMOCHO: KEYS, BASS, PERCUSSION & DRUMS
ANDREAS KOLIAKOUDAKIS: KEYS, BASS, PERCUSSION & DRUMS
MICHAEL OAKLEY: KEYS, BASS & PERCUSSION ON “RUNAWAY”
SPARKEE: GUITARS & BASS ON “LOVE SOMEBODY” - GUITARS ON “TEENAGE FEVER”
BENJAMIN HARRISON: SAXOPHONE ON “YOU’RE NOT READY” & “TEENAGE FEVER”

“BOARDWALK ARCADIA” CONTAINS AN EXCERPT FROM THE 1960s PROMOTIONAL FILM “BOROUGH OF SEASIDE HEIGHTS” PROVIDED COURTESY OF GREEN ROSE MEDIA.

DESIGN: MR. MELVILLE
ART DIRECTION: KID KARMA & FOREIGNER
FOR EXTENDED CREDITS - VISIT WWW.THEMOTIONEPIC.COM

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