In early 2012 Lead Singer/singer-song writer, Wes Pagano joined with Drummer Mike Brown, Bassist Paul FitzGerald, Pianist Tristan Hendy and Lead Guitarist Jon Monter to form Bullet Made Statues.
The name is a reference to the martyrdom of iconic leaders of social movements. Together they form a Psychedelic-Indie-R'nB sound with a deep groove, rolling like thunder underneath a symphony of spacious melodies. They are a blend of the The Flaming Lips, Whitest Boy Alive, Grateful Dead, Incubus, and Jamiroquai.
They have blown the door wide open in Ventura County and the Northern Los Angeles areas with every show they've played having well over 100 attendees per show; an admirable feat for a band that has just recently released their first EP. Besides now playing five to ten local shows a month, they are scheduled for a South By Southwest Tour from March 7th -17th, 2013; a LA to Seattle Tour from March 30th-April 7th, 2013, and a UK Tour in July 2013. Their show has been described as like dancing on a volcano that's about to erupt!
Bullet Made Statues released their first EP "Autumn" in January 2013, the first of four EPs with a weather theme: Autumn, Winter, Spring, and Summer. In keeping with the DIY ethos of rock and roll, the EPs are recorded by the band themselves in their studio and record label Ponderosa Records. They are produced by US producer Tristan Hendy and UK producer Andrew Helps (Stone Beard), mastered at BA1 Records in England. The single "Okay Man" is set to be released on Daddy Longlegs Records in the UK for BBC radioplay in early 2013. The band has already had multiple interviews in both the US and UK; for example radiostation Somer Valley FM 97.5 out of Bath, HotMix106 out of Sacaramento, and music blog Ellenwood Popmusic.
This series of EP's are a stepping stone to a full length album to be recorded with 15-Grammy winning Producer Legend Ron Saint Germain in mid 2013, who has played a pivotal role in the band's creation and development. The album will also be mastered by multi-Grammy winning Mastering Legend Joe Gastwirt.
1. The Map
2. Style and Grace
3. The Weather
4. Perfect Moonlight
5. Okay Man
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