Rarely does a musical project contain so many historical
musical influences while establishing the independent sound
and spirit of a new Artist. The band refers to certain ‘styling
cues’ from the Kinks, Stones, Led Zeppelin, and Cream,
in their brand new “Out of the Black Ashes”
Aron & Robert Mardo, brothers and musical collaborators
since their early teens, display their versatility as instrumentalists
by playing nearly every note on the record. Robert (The
Young) plays drums and guitars, as well as vocals.
Aron (The Wild) sings all lead vocals, plays bass, keys,
and various ‘top secret’ sound generating devices.
All of the songs are written by The Young & The Wild,
except for a mind-bending version of Huey Lewis’ “I
Want a New Drug”.
by Les Pierce, “Out of the Black Ashes” is a
departure for the producer and re-mixer, known for his work
with Earth, Wind & Fire, Phil Collins, Take 6, Ben E.
King, Manhattan Transfer, and Pattie LaBelle, among others.
2004 unfolds, the musical landscape will be affected by
many events, not the least of which will be the release
of Mardo “Out of the Black Ashes”,
of the Black Ashes