Mike Dillon and Punkadelic – Shoot The Moon (Vinyl LP)


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*This is a Vinyl LP*

Release Date:  2021

Label:  Royal Potato Family


Track List

Side A

1. Drivin’ Down The Road
2. Camus Sound Asleep
3. Apocalyptic Daydreams
4. Qool Aid Man
5. Shoot The Moon

Side B

1. Psilocybin Donut
2. What Tony Says
3. Try To Remember
4. Further Adventures in Misadventures
5. Open Up



Vibraphonist/percussionist Mike Dillon has spent the last three decades playing well over 200 shows a year with both his own band, as well as a sideman with artists including Rickie Lee Jones, Les Claypool and Ani DiFranco. So when the pandemic hit in early 2020 forcing Dillon off the road, he instinctively directed his perpetually restless creative energy to writing and recording. Residing in Kansas City after spending 15 years in New Orleans, Dillon and producer Chad Meise would track a trilogy of albums: ‘Shoot The Moon,’ ‘Suitcase Man’ and ‘1918.’ Collaborating with his record label Royal Potato Family, they would release these records exclusively via Bandcamp just days after they were mixed and mastered. In 2021, those albums will now receive the full vinyl treatment, as well as complete digital release across all streaming outlets.

The first of the three records, ‘Shoot The Moon,’ is a ten track collection which Dillon describes as “Punkadelic-Funk-Psych,” focused heavily on the current political climate in the United States. Assembling an assortment of stylistically uncompromising musicians to contribute, its lineup features Matt Chamberlain, Steven Bernstein, Nicholas Payton, Andre Bohren, Brad Walker, Cliff Hines, James Singleton, Shane Theriot, Robbie Seahag Mangano, Jean-Paul Gaster and Nick Bockrath among others. Highlights include the apocalyptic road warrior anthem “Drivin’ Down The Road,” a swirling New Orleans jazzraga “Further Adventures in Misadventures” and the snarling punk rock diatribe “Quool Aid Man” with its indictment of white supremacy or in Dillon’s words “old men and their guns.”

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