Troubadour M.Antonio delivers his debut EP Slingshot Diaries. It's the heaviness of grunge rock with the melancholy of a modern blues act. Here's what the critics say:
"The closer is so badass that I had to kick off my penultimate paragraph with that statement. It's a nasty, gritty, sinister cut where M.Antonio waxes existential, referring both to himself as the little red rooster and commenting, "There's been no peace in the farmyard / since my rooster's been gone." The electric guitar riffs are exactly what I want from my nightmarish blues artists, and of course there's the searing harmonica that cauterizes the wounds M.Antonio has delivered thus far. The string hits are seductive as hell, but the lyrics never let you forget that there is an element of danger in M.Antonio's music. " The Equal Ground, California USA.
"'Cornerstone’ serve as a fitting introduction to M.Antonio’s blues-rock and to his advanced musicianship. What sounds like a band of four strong members has all come from him. Clearly proficient across the instrumental spectrum, he impresses us once more when he opens his mouth. A smooth, strong voice hurls out lines like “I gave up on you, like you wanted me to”, transforming the traditional break up ballad into a pop-rock anthem. He makes heartache sound pretty good." Vulture Magazine, Melbourne Australia.
released July 28, 2013
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