Best Western (single)

by Scott Helland

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From the soon to be released album 'Never End The Rocket Century'

The word “acoustic” carries a set of assumptions and associations that Scott Helland has been defying throughout his career. As the punk half of the popular acoustic duo Frenchy and the Punk, Helland explores a fusion of hardcore urgency with gypsy and dark cabaret tonalities and theatricality. On his new true-solo release, Never End the Rocket Century, Helland discovers an entirely different way to flout the stereotypes of acoustic music. These 10 concise instrumental compositions find Helland stating memorable, multiculturally-sourced melodies on guitar over luminous, jangling and driving rhythm tracks (all performed by Helland). The effect is cinematic and starkly eloquent; stylish, simple, and utterly coherent song to song. Never End the Rocket Century defines its own genre, a musical “place” that can only be explained by examining the path of its maker.

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released March 21, 2017

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Scott Helland New York, New York

Helland is an American born musician, songwriter and artist. He has over 25 recordings out including 7 solo CDs and 5 CDs with his cabaret folk punk duo Frenchy and the Punk. In the `80s and `90s, Helland played bass guitar with Western MA hardcore punk bands Deep Wound, which included Dinosaur Jr's J Mascis and Lou Barlow, and Outpatients with brother Vis Helland. FNP now tour year round. ... more

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