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.
Track Listing: 1. What About Now? 2. Reconcile 3. Letters to the Editor 4. Mountain Lion 5. In My Mind 6. Shabang 7. Another One 8. Ever-Expanding 9. Grateful 10. Restart 11. Ace in the Hole 12. Diamonds in the Snow 13. Worried Mind
THE EVER-EXPANDING is... Scott McMicken Nick Kinsey Elizabeth Pupo-Walker Neil Ochoa Jared Samuel Michael Nau Zach Tenorio Paul Castelluzzo
with Special Guests... Camelia Hartman Odetta Hartman Jordan McLean Cochemea Gastelum Elvis Perkins Ellen Kempner Saul Bloch
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