DownTown Mystic Set To Fly / Roots Rocker Releases New Single.
Sha-La Music Inc. announces the release of the new single Fly by US Roots Rocker Down Town Mystic on May 6. The single will be digitally released at Radio on May 9 via iPluggers and distributed worldwide via The Orchard/Sony Music. Pre-orders are now available on Amazon and Apple Music.
Fly is the 1st single to be released at Radio by DownTown Mystic since June 2021. It’s also the 1st song to be released from the current recording sessions that started in January of this year with long time compatriots Steve Holley (Paul McCartney, Elton John) on drums and urban legend Paul Page (Ian Hunter, Dion) on bass. The recordings are taking place at the famed Shorefire Studios where DownTown Mystic recorded On E Street with Max Weinberg and Garry Tallent from the E Street Band.
Rock’n’Roll spoken here…
The sound of DownTown Mystic is “vintage yet modern”, continuing in the legacy of rockers like Tom Petty and Bruce Springsteen. The music is rooted in all the great traditions of American Rock‘n’Roll, blending storytelling songs with vintage guitars and analog recording into a unique style that owes nods to Buffalo Springfield, The Beatles, CCR, Rockpile and The Rolling Stones but somehow manages to sound as contemporary as anything currently available.
DownTown Mystic is the alter ego of American Rocker, Robert Allen, whose passion for “old school” recording borders on obsession. Robert adds, “I grew up listening to all these great records and their sound and style stayed with me”. Robert is joined by a stellar cast of musicians, including drummer extraordinaire Steve Holley (Paul McCartney/Wings/Elton John/Ian Hunter) & urban legend Paul Page (Dion/Ian Hunter) on bass, as well as one of the great rhythm sections in the history of American Rock’n’Roll–Max Weinberg & Garry Tallent of Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band.
2019 saw DownTown Mystic sign a Licensing Deal with Last Man Music in the UK and the release of the Wish EP as a run-up to the Better Day album in 2020. In 2017 the On E Street EP featuring Max Weinberg and Garry Tallent was released via ADA/Warner Music in Europe, with the single Way To Know reaching #1 on the Official European Independent Chart. DownTown Mystic’s 1st release, Standing Still, found critical acclaim overseas in 2011. That album made the Top 25 Euro/Americana Chart, which led to a Licensing Deal in Europe distributed by Sony Music.
Radio has played an important role in the career of DownTown Mystic. It started with veteran tastemaker, Jed The Fish, playing a DownTown Mystic track as his “Catch of The Day” on “World Famous” KROQ in LA, one of the most influential stations in the US. This would be followed by the “Mayor of The Sunset Strip”, legendary KROQ DJ Rodney Bingenheimer, playing another track and leading to national airplay.
In 2016 DownTown Mystic released the DownTown Nashville EP and Rock’n’Roll Romantic, the 1st full album since the self-titled DownTown Mystic in 2013. That album spent 10 months on the US Americana Radio Charts, with a #1 single and #3 album on the Roots Music Report Charts. The DownTown Nashville EP, released in the spring, debuted on the Top 5 Most Added on the AMA Radio Chart and became DownTown’s most successful release at Americana Radio. Rock’n’Roll Romantic, released in the fall, would go on to be DownTown Mystic’s most successful US release garnering airplay on over 80 radio stations across 3 formats.
Besides gaining recognition from Radio programmers, the DownTown Mystic Brand has been developing via Sync Licensing with music placed in movies and over 200 TV shows, including The Voice on NBC, American Pickers on the History Channel, as well as shows on MTV, CMTV, USA, CNN, Discovery, National Geographic and all streaming services. Many of these shows are also broadcast internationally, helping to spread the music of DownTown Mystic around the world.