Cevin Soling announces that his song, "Buffalo" will be used in the closing credits of the new A&E TV series, CONFESSIONS OF A MATCHMAKER. "Buffalo" was recorded and released by Cevin's first band, The Neanderthal Spongecake on its 1998 album, THE SIDE EFFECTS OF NAPALM. The group, which includes members of the band Scary Chicken winced when they looked at the lyrics, "Grass is brown....skies are gray." Cevin says, "They knew it was funny, but they were unknowingly complicit in making fun of their hometown. There is a homage to the band with the line 'see a Scary concert.'"
CONFESSIONS OF A MATCHMAKER is a real-life comedic series starring matchmaker Patti Novak, who has been warming the hearts of Buffalo, New York residents with her no-nonsense style of though love for years. Known as the "Simon Cowell" of love, Ms. Novak is fearless when it comes to giving advice on relationships. The show debuts on A&E on Saturday, June 16 at 10 PM EST/PST.
Cevin Soling, who's first name is pronounced like "Kevin," is a bandleader, record label owner, and filmmaker. His band the love kills theory has a new album, HAPPY SUICIDE JIM that is being played on 52 stations throughout the United States at press time. This includes KUSP-Santa Cruz, KDHX-St. Louis, WDVR-New Jersey KXCI-Tucson, and KFAI-Minneapolis. KURE-- 88.5- Ames, Iowa's music director Diablo Jesus says, " Fuzzed out garage rock, and fun for fans of The Pixies, The Breeders, The Jesus & Mary Chain."
DETROIT METRO TIMES" Jeffrey Moorage describes "Happy Suicide Jim as having "Catchy convulsive pop songs that take their quirky fuzztone cue from Pretties For You. "
THE CELEBRITY CAFE's Courtney Thompson totally captured the band in her review of the group's debut album, HAPPY SUICDE JIM as she wrote, "It appears as a fun and mindless album until one opens up its ears to the Love Kills theory's message (from mind-control in the school system, adversity."
Even G. Gordon Liddy's radio producer Franklin Raff was blown away by the band, uses it as bumper music, "This is the kind of music I grew up on."
Over the next three months, HAPPY SUICIDE JIM will have weekly tracks available as free MP3 downloads for fans who sign up for the band's newsletter at the link, http://www.musicdish.net/tlkt/tour/
Xemu is an independent label founded by the group's lead singer Cevin Soling, whose first name is pronounced like "Kevin." One of the label's releases is WHEN PIGS FLY, a compilation album, that includes the late Don Ho's cover of Peter Gabriel's "Shock the Monkey" -- this recording will be revisited in Keith Valcourt's column in an upcoming issue of HUSTLER magazine.