Long time indie rock vet Tony Saxon announced his signing to Mint 400 Records back in the fall of 2017 and has since wasted no time making his presence felt. The infectious, high energy guitar riffs of “Black Hearted Gypsy Woman,” the album’s first single, teased listeners and left them wanting more. The wish was granted back on January 26 with the release of Old Souls & Long Term Goals, eleven hard-rocking melodies like nothing you’ve heard for a long, long time.
Saxon draws influence from the early, experimental days of rock music and embodies that spirit so effectively throughout this album, which was tracked live in it’s entirety. In today’s digital age, it’s pretty uncommon for a piece to be so raw and untouched which truly adds so much to the authentic feel Saxon creates and is just one example of the risks taken and rules broken throughout Old Souls & Long Term Goals.
Joining us for Episode 4 of Racket Radio are Neil Sabatino and Adam Bird to try to justify their terrible opinions on Star Wars: The Last Jedi and also chat a bit about some local indie music, their opinions on which I have much more respect for. For those that don’t already know, Neil is the owner of Mint 400 Records as well as the singer and guitarist of the band Fairmont and Adam is the lead singer/songwriter/guitarist/keyboardist/a bunch of other things in his new project A Bird.
Our friend Neil Sabatino of Mint 400 Records has been busy as of late (and honestly well beyond that). The label has some exciting announcements of recent signings, not only confined to New Jersey, but throughout these United States. Check out who’s new below and start getting excited for some upcoming releases!