FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Double A-side “Marshmallow” / “Vera” by the Camacho Brothers to be issued on Record Store Day 2019
Miami, FL – March 19, 2019 – The Camacho Brothers, Jim and John, co-founders of the 1990s major-label garage rock / power pop group The Goods, will celebrate the release of their new self-titled 7” on Friday, April 19, 2019 at Bar Nancy in Little Havana (2007 SW 8 Street, Miami, FL 33135). The record will feature the two releasing new music together for the first time since their previous group’s disbanding in 1999. The show is free and open to those 21 and over; music begins at 9 p.m.
“I’m extremely proud of the new music that John and I have created, and I am very excited to share it and the stage with him once again,” offers Jim. “Also, being that it is ‘Goods’ Friday, don’t be surprised to see some old friends join us.” Jim, who sang lead and played bass for The Goods, has continued his career in music as a solo artist, releasing multiple albums, singles, collections, box sets, and videos, earning several notable awards along the way.
Jim has written music for film and TV, as well as other recording artists, some who have enjoyed multi-platinum success. Jim also writes for musical theater, those works include: Mouse King, which has become a South Florida holiday tradition; The Cavie Islander and the Troll; and the Guru of Gir, which will enjoy a performance at the Mandelstam Theater in South Miami on Thursday, March 21.
“This originally started as an anniversary album commemorating the first recording Jim and I ever did, an EP cassette entitled Jim & John Camacho and Their Band of Local Heroes, but we missed the deadline, so it became a full-length,” shares John. “I am super happy about that, as I think it’s some of the best music Jim and I have written.” John played keys and was lead vocalist in the Goods, and went on to form the bands Mongo, MHC and Depot Street, the latter of which is currently having critical and commercial success across the Southeastern US.
In 2014, John was one of 14 pianists worldwide to participate in the Dublin International Piano Festival. He is an established poet, with publications in numerous literary magazines throughout North America and Europe.
“Marshmallow” recaptures the sunny, intelligent, and piano-driven music the siblings were previously known for creating. The mid-tempo rocker is resplendent with shiny vocal harmonies, and is pure pop bliss sung by Jim. “Vera” strays to the reggae end of the spectrum, with John assuming lead vocal duties. Muscular and groovy, the song also features a very tasteful horn arrangement, and lyrics that celebrate one of the South Florida music scene’s best known and loved music fans.
They assembled an A-list cast of musicians to perform on the new disc, including: Roger Houdaille (Ex Norwegian), Fernando Perdomo, Izo Besares (Humbert / I Don’t Know), Tony Oms (The Goods), Juan Davila, Jason Hann (The String Cheese Incident / EOTO), Steph Taylor (The State Of), Tim Hamilton, and Zach McRary (Electric Jelly Funk).
The new release was recorded at the Shack North Studios and Ark South Studios by Ferny Coipel and Jasper Cunningham; the horn parts were captured Caleb Louie at RFG Studio. The songs were mixed by Leo Partipillo at PMB Studio; mastered and lacquer created by Ryan Smith at Sterling Sound.
An all-star band of local heroes is set to perform the songs, as well as other new Camacho Brothers material, and material from each brother’s solo career. A special media preview is available here.
For more information, visit www.CamachoBrothers.com or call 305.397.8971.