DI Productions Presents:
Cherub Album Release Party - MOM & DAD
ft. Keegan Dewitt & Special Guests
Saturday February 11th
2011 Recap: http://vimeo.com/34542161
CHERUB (Elm & Oak Records)
Cherub is a sexy, avante garde, electro-pop duo that is the dance love-child of 80’s funk, and pop-music from the future. The members of Cherub, Jordan Kelley and Jason Huber, share a love for honest original music and vibrant live performance, with a common goal to share a little bit of sex, a little bit of drugs, and a whole lot of love with people across the globe. Cherub’s music is a fresh electrified take on risqué pop music that brings to mind timeless artists like Prince or Zapp and Roger, and more contemporary artists like Pharrel, and The Dream. With a live show that is bouncing with energy, Cherub dances their way into the hearts of audiences from the first falsetto hook, until the very last delay filters out.
After receiving a warm response worldwide to the digital release on the band’s first record, “Man of the Hour”, and touring throughout the US and Mexico, Cherub has returned to the studio to complete work on their second album “MoM & DaD”, scheduled for release February 11th, 2012 on Elm & Oak Records. This new batch of Cherub songs brings a fresh, uptempo electro feel to the familiar pop sensibilities showcased on their first record. Jordan Kelley’s studio production, clever songcraft, and silky smooth falsetto are complimented perfectly by Jason Huber’s live production and tube-driven guitar work. Cherub’s versatility in songwriting and dance music production blurs conventional genre barriers. Ranging from grooving heartfelt ballads to risqué club bangers, Cherub takes the throwback vibes of old drum machines and washed out keyboards, and marries them with timeless writing and a very modern approach to music production and performance. Playful guitar licks and lush synthesizer textures dance around in the mix, as listeners are treated to sing-a-long hook after hook the entire way through the tunes.
“…these guys “do” music, like porn stars have sex. So pimps and pimpettes listen up. Cherub is playing your song!”
“This is 100% pure future hi-octane soul music. The Man of the Hour EP will bathe your brain in a purple haze and give you the munchies for a warm body next to yours. Regardless of the inevitable Passion Pit and MGMT references these guys are on some next level shit, and to me the comparisons are vague at best. Cherub is mining the Electro-Funkadelic-Prince Roger Nelson-Neo-Soul vibe, and have hit the mother-load.” –Mitten Mouth Music
Keegan DeWitt is a songwriter and Independent Spirit Award-nominated film composer, originally from Portland, OR, and currently based in Nashville. Last year, PasteMagazine.com labeled him one of its ’10 Best Solo Artists of 2010′ and featured him as part of its ‘Best of What’s Next’ series. He most recently released an EP, Nothing Shows, via the acclaimed Daytrotter website as its first ever exclusive release, and a limited edition 7″, Two Hearts/Reluctance, via Theory 8 Records. Keegan has gained considerable press coverage over the past two years, with coverage from outlets including American Songwriter, AOL Music’s Spinner, FilterMagazine.com, MagnetMagazine.com, MTVMusic, My Old Kentucky Blog, Nashville Scene, Popmatters, and Urban Outfitters, among others. After wrapping up the much-heralded Daytrotter Barnstormer 4 tour alongside Sondre Lerche, Guards, and The Romany Rye in late April, Keegan will head back out on the road throughout the northeastern US with Jeremy Messersmith in June.
By mid-2011, Keegan will have released three film scores, including the IFC feature film Cold Weather, the SXSW-selection No Matter What, and a collaboration with the heralded writer/director Barry Jenkins (Medicine For Melancholy). He most recently completed a collaboration with the industry-leading cycling website Rapha, composing a suite for their coverage of the Amgen Tour of California.