Shabang is the first installment of Scott McMicken's new project THE EVER-EXPANDING. Scott and producer, Nick Kinsey, assembled a group of musicians with a specific musical goal in mind, resulting in a collaborative album performed by many people Scott had never met before.
A globe-trotting foray into progressive sounds, "Shabang" is some of the most exploratory music of McMicken's career. There are elements of jazz, dub reggae, country, and rhumba throughout these 13 tracks, each exuding the excitement of being in a room with several other curious musicians. It was a loving and cathartic process largely performed live and with the purest of intentions.
1. What About Now?
3. Letters to the Editor
4. Mountain Lion
5. In My Mind
7. Another One
11. Ace in the Hole
12. Diamonds in the Snow
13. Worried Mind
THE EVER-EXPANDING is...
with Special Guests...
Recorded at “The Chicken Shack” Stanfordville, NY June 2022
Produced and engineered by Nick Kinsey
Assistant engineers- John Valesio & Isaac Eiger
Mixed by Nick Kinsey with Scott McMicken & John Valesio
Mastered by Chris Colbert at “National Freedom” Cottage Grove, OR
All songs written by Scott McMicken (Pressonsongs/ ASCAP publishing)
except “Diamonds in the Snow” written by Scott McMicken & Jared Samuel (Hounds Like A Sit publishing)
“Letters to the Editor” string arrangement by Jared Samuel
Day-to-day helpfulness- Ryan Albert
Photos by Wyndham Garnett
Art & design by Leann Cornelius & Scott McMicken
Special thanks to Jean, Zu, Graeme Gibson, Andy, Brian, & Nau