Angelo Moore and the brand new step
As part of Fishbone , Angelo was one of the original creators of the 'Fuck Racism' meme - and the Brand New Step takes things even further. With their new single Pendulum Swings, Angelo delivers a blistering, motormouthed critique of the state of politics in America, reminding us all that the pendulum swings both ways but that “if love is the answer and hate is the loser let the loser disappear and let love be the light”. Entertaining and thought provoking, Pendulum Swings is a hot piece of saxophone-bleached New Wave Funk combined with an amazing set of lyrics by the master himself, Angelo Moore.
Over the past few decades, Angelo Moore has steadily pioneered new frontiers of music totally unique to his own incredible musical artistry. Having risen to fame throughout the 1980’s with the legendary L.A. based band Fishbone, Angelo has always been ahead of his time, coming up with styles and sounds that are still influential in much of today’s popular music.
While still being an active member of Fishbone, since 2014 he has been stepping out in a new direction, redefining himself yet again, collaborating with Bay Area producers Rondo Brothers and songwriter/guitarist Kris Jensen along with an incredible cast on their releases such as Stanton Moore (Galactic), Butterscotch, Tim Carter (Kasabian, Boots Riley, and more). Together, as The Brand New Step, they seek to push the boundaries of music even further, crossing genres from soul to jazz to avant-garde to pop music, fusing together music that allows Angelo's unique sensibilities to shine without sounding like anything that has come before it.
Through dynamic vocals, horns, theremin, beatboxing, effects and seamless electronic beats, Brand New Step gives Angelo a platform to explore the entire musical map with his signature personality and insightful lyrics. As a true performer playing on stages around and world, he connects with the audience to bring The Brand New Step live shows to a frantic level of energy along with Jim Greer on keyboards and beats, Kris Jensen on guitar and a notable band including Claude Coleman Jr. (Ween), Ashish 'Hash' Vyas (Thievery Corporation), JJ Jungle (The Coup), Hassan Hurd (The Coup), and Bridney Reese, a new San Francisco based R&B singer.
In 2018 The Brand New Step will be releasing new music via Ropeadope out of Philadelphia and touring the US along with a tour to Japan and Taiwan.
Written by Brandon Arnovick, Jim Greer, Kris Jensen, Angelo Moore
Produced by the Rondo Brothers
Engineered by Jim Greer
Drum programming: Brandon Arnovick
Synthesizers, Wurlitzer, and Bass: Jim Greer
Guitar: Kris Jensen
Saxophone and Theremin: Angelo Moore
Theremin: Angelo Moore
Background Vocals: Cheyenne Moore, Bridney Reese
Additional Guitar: Rick McKay
Bass Guitar: Ashish “Hash” Vyas
Live Drums: Claude Coleman Jr.
Mixed & Mastered by Jim Greer in Berkeley, CA at Opus Studios
Release Date: June 1, 2018
Inner City Blues
Written by Marvin Gaye
Produced by Rondo Brothers
Drums: Claude Coleman
Bass: Jim Greer
Guitars: Brandon Arnovick
Vocals : Angelo Moore & Butterscotch
Saxophones: Angelo Moore
Mouth Trumpets and Beatboxing: Butterscotch