The Epilogues Cinematics on LP
In late 2010, The Epilogues were poised for a national takeover. Their single for "The Hunting Season" made its way into power rotation on Channel 93.3 KTCL, the music video attracted 100,000+ views on YouTube, and in August of 2011, the band began negotiating a deal for their entire catalog with a subsidiary of the second largest recording company in the world.
Unfortunately, the Epilogues' story echoes those of other modern-day bands who, in the music industry of yesteryear, would've skyrocketed to dizzying success. With the acquisition of a new CEO, the doors suddenly closed on the subsidiary. The Epilogues were left with no record deal, a year behind.
The Eplilogues then took control. They signed to the Mgmt Company for management, and ICM for booking. Eschewing the majors, the Epilogues decided to release Cinematics with a homegrown record label as devoted to their community of Denver as they are, Greater Than Collective. Written and recorded over three years, Cinematics is an honest reflection of the band's experiences, encapsulating both their successes and failures.
"I wanted to present a collection of songs that were completely honest and unguarded," says frontman Chris Heckman. "I opened up in these songs in a way that I haven't done before and, while lyrically these songs dwell in misery and regret, I found a great deal of solace in writing them."
While Cinematics is about loss, it's also about empowerment. It's about the Epilogues, and Chris Heckman (vocals/guitar), Nate Hammond (keys), Jason Hoke (drums), and Jeff Swooba (bass), working with those they trust over those who have the most money; it's about the new music industry.
The Epilogues Cinematics Track Listing:
1. The Shadow King
2. Call Me a Mistake
3. My Misinformed "John Hughes" Teenage Youth
4. Hunting Season
6. Paradigm Shift
9. The Fallout
11. The Keene Act
12. The Wondrous World of Will Dupree