Scranton electronic musician Quoth releases new album ‘The Jooks’ at Irish Wolf Pub on May 7
From a press release:
On Saturday, May 7, local electronic powerhouse Quoth will release his sixth studio album, a full-length masterpiece entitled “The Jooks.” He has called the album “a span of emotions dealing with happy to dark and everything in between.”
“The Jooks” will encompass all of the elements Quoth fans love – bass, beats, and powerful synth, but it is also a step outside of the box in many ways. It will feature a collaboration with local folk star Katie Kelly of Umbriel and The ClamStompers. Their track, “Eyes Like Irene Dunne,” is a unique melding of their two styles. Another collaboration track, “DemiGod,” features fellow local electronic artist The Gary Goblins and will satisfy both artists’ fans with its industrial stylings.
The artist, in a joint effort with Hectic Management and Promotions, has an album release party set for May 7 at the Irish Wolf Pub (503 Linden St., Scranton). He will be joined by his fans and friends to celebrate starting at 9:30 p.m. There will be DJ sets by Perfect Solution and Little.Plastic.Raleigh, spinning individual sets of Quoth’s musical inspirations. Electronic musician Lady Hectic will be coming out of hiatus to perform a set of live remixes of Quoth’s well-known past hits. Of course, the night will be closed out with a set by the man himself, performing a combination of older songs and debuting brand new tracks from “The Jooks.” There will also be album sneak peeks between sets, as well as a big announcement regarding the Quoth experience.
Quoth, whose real name is Kenny Hill, is from Scranton by way of Brooklyn, New York. As a huge music fan from birth, he decided it was time for him to add his own little something to the world’s culture of music. Once his debut album “The Alter Egos” was released in January 2012, his passion increased and he continued to hone his craft and style. Quoth uses his love of industrial, breakbeat, goth, drum and bass, ambient, and hip-hop collectively to create the unique “Quoth” sound. Since that initial release, Quoth has accumulated a total of five studio albums, one EP, two live recordings, and a collection of remixes of his track “The Harkers.”
“Quoth creates soundscapes that are hauntingly delicate and uniquely groovy, as suited for headphones as it is dance floors,” Scranton DJ and electronic artist Little.Plastic.Raleigh described.
Nathan Montella from well-known local group Skip Monday calls Quoth’s live performance “pristine with great live sound and flow,” and he “can’t wait to hear the new record!”
For Quoth, 2016 brings a focus on increasing his presence in the NEPA area as an electronic musician and DJ. Anyone interested in booking either persona can contact Hectic Management and Promotions on Facebook.
“The Jooks” will be available for download via Bandcamp slightly before midnight on May 7 for a “name your own price” tag. Fans can look forward to special hidden items in the download as well. Quoth continues to push and grow in the music scene while supporting his fellow musicians and artists. This album will showcase all of his local inspirations and is dedicated to those well-known artists who have left us.
Read an in-depth interview with Quoth and Lady Hectic here.
Photo by Keith Barbuti Photography