1. In The Cold 3:20
2. Everything 4:00
3. No Exceptions 4:24
4. Lost & Found 3:26
5. Can't Let Go 3:12
6. Breathe 3:49
7. Some Day 5:11
8. Redemption 4:03
9. Last Teardrop 3:36
10. Test of Time 3:50
11. Tomorrow's Clown 3:16
Produced By: Robert Allen & Ben Elliott
All Songs Written By: Robert Allen
Published By: Sha-La Music BMI
With the release of the Standing Still CD in 2010, DownTown Mystic was introduced to the Americana audience. With a retro sound that invited comparisons to classic rockers like Buffalo Springfield, The Byrds, Rolling Stones, CCR & Eagles to New Wavers like Dave Edmunds & Nick Lowe’s Rockpile, DownTown Mystic received critical acclaim for offering up a fresh take on a classic sound.
Nearly 3 1/2 years later in 2013, the Roots Rocker returned to the Americana genre with the release of the self-titled DownTown Mystic CD--an album that covers all styles from Folk to Rock to Blues to Country and everything in between.
"one of the best albums of the year" John Shelton Ivany/jsiTop21.com
"give this gem a good listen. You won't regret it!" Dani Heyvaert/Rootstime/Belgium
"The modern influence comes across on many of the songs, but to my ear is best played with the Band Of Heathens-like "Everything" Shawn Underwood/Twangville
""In The Cold"...a fast paced acoustic rocker it captures the likes of Poco and the Eagles as guitars and mandolin mesh over the rhythm section and the harmonies soar, it’s a sparkling and invigorating song" Paul Kerr/Blabber'n'Smoke/UK
Rock'n'Roll spoken here...
The sound of DownTown Mystic is “vintage yet modern”. The music is rooted in all the great traditions of American Rock‘n’Roll, blending story telling songs with vintage guitars and analog recording into a unique style that owes nods to Buffalo Springfield, The Byrds, The Beatles and Rolling Stones but somehow manages to sound as contemporary as anything currently available.
DownTown Mystic is the alter ego of American Rocker, Robert Allen, whose passion for “old school” recording borders on obsession. Robert adds, “I grew up listening to all these great records and their sound and style has stayed with me”. Robert is joined by a stellar cast of musicians, including drummer extraordinaire Steve Holley (Paul McCartney/Wings/Elton John/Ian Hunter) & urban legend Paul Page (Dion/Ian Hunter) on bass, as well as one of the great rhythm sections in the history of American Rock'n'Roll--Max Weinberg & Garry Tallent of Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band.
DownTown Mystic broke through at US Americana Radio with the self-titled DownTown Mystic CD in 2013. That album spent 10 months on the US Americana Radio Charts, with a #1 Single and #3 Album on the Roots Music Report Charts. This Stateside success was built on DownTown Mystic’s 1st release, Standing Still, which found critical acclaim overseas in 2011. That album made the Top 25 Euro/Americana Chart, which lead to a Licensing Deal in Europe distributed by Sony Music.
It started at Radio with veteran tastemaker, Jed The Fish, playing a DownTown Mystic track as his “Catch of The Day” on “World Famous” KROQ in LA, one of the most influential stations in the US. This would be followed by the “Mayor of The Sunset Strip”, legendary KROQ DJ Rodney Bingenheimer, playing another track and leading to national airplay.
From there, DownTown Mystic was off and running. Besides gaining recognition from Radio programmers, the DownTown Mystic Brand has been developing nicely with Music Supervisors via Sync Licensing. DownTown Mystic has music placed in movies and on over 100 TV shows, including The Voice on NBC, American Pickers on the History Channel, as well as shows on MTV, USA, CNN, Discovery, NatGeo, GACTV, TLC, WETV, Destination America and Lifetime.
“I have never heard a rock n’ roll band be so relentlessly high-quality, intelligent, thought-provoking, fun and just wonderful to hear; musically solid, and never-ever boring!” Rick Jamm/JamSphere
“Robert Allen AKA DownTown Mystic, took those old school influences that were planted in his musical soul, tended them with reverence, pollinated them with some fresh melodies and produced a tasty crop of tunes” Kath Galasso/OnStage Magazine
“brilliantly conceived piece of musical art” Rod Ames/ReviewYou.com
“genuine emotions and lots of soul” Rune Hager/Rootsy/Sweden
“DownTown Mystic is a real pleasure: a pure sound with a brilliant production and top musicians gives the listener the feeling there is still reasons to hope in Music” Mike Penard "The DJ" / "American Roots Music"/RadioISA/France
“With Robert Allen and DownTown Mystic we are in the field of best crafted rock'n'roll” Davide Albini/Roots Highway/Italy
"Allen's influences--Byrds, Beatles, Buffalo Springfield--permeate his guitar-driven songs, adding a retro sound to his more modern Americana leanings" Dave Curtis/Direct Current
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