“Goodvibe Girl” is the new single from the band bee, masterminded by songwriter Nicholas Markos. A mesh of pure pop melody and inventive beats near the crossroads of Babybird and Jellyfish, the single furthers the experiments in melody and sound that Markos pursued on bee’s debut album Break Through Overground.
Coproduced by renowned drummer Todd Sucherman (Styx, Brian Wilson), “Goodvibe Girl” has enough ear candy for the careful listener, as well as a chorus that makes you want to turn it up. “Todd and I grew up together, listening to the same records as kids,” says Markos. “In addition to being a world-class drummer, he’s got a great ear for song structure and arrangements, and he added some key elements to the production of this track.” The single also features keyboards, backing vocals, and mastering by Grammy-nominated mastering engineer (and longtime Markos bandmate) Marcos Sueiro.
In the past two years, in addition to releasing several singles under his remixing identity, The Hitmaker, Nicholas Markos has played keyboards and percussion in David Singer’s The Sweet Science band, played on two records by LA singer/songwriter Holly Long, written music for two more documentary films (Ebert favorite Vincent: A Life in Color, and Get Lamp: The Text Adventure Documentary). Previously, he has put out several solo albums, performed live with numerous bands (including as an opening act for such luminaries as Bob Dylan, Melissa Etheridge, and Todd Rundgren), written and produced “The Theme From Hot Doug’s”--which he performed live last year with Hot Doug at the Rosemont Theatre on the Guy Fieri Roadshow, scored the documentary film Trashed, written music for commercials, collaborated on remixes with members of Journey and REO Speedwagon, been embroiled in rock-and-roll soap operas with Factory Records artist Cath Carroll and Santiago Durango of Big Black, and engaged in various fisticuffs and shouting matches with childhood friends in a range of bands.
released 11 January 2011
produced by The Hitmaker; coproduced by Todd Sucherman.
Todd Sucherman: drums.
Nicholas Markos: guitar.
Marcos Sueiro: keyboards and backing vocals.
artwork by Brandon Schaefer. www.seekandspeak.com
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