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By Gregory Schwartz

November 11, 2020

"In professional wrestling, kayfabe /ˈkeɪfeɪb/ is the portrayal of staged events within the industry as "real" or "true," specifically the portrayal of competition, rivalries, and relationships between participants as being genuine, and not of a staged or predetermined nature of any kind."

-Tony Appleseed

Today, Tony Appleseed releases a seven song, thirty minute, instrumentally-diverse EP entitled In Kayfabe. Known for his innovation in giving music new styles and genres, Appleseed embraces technology, collaboration, and harmonics to create his own unique auditory art form.

Appleseed is a classically trained, multi-instrumentalist and well known as the bassist in Accidental SeaBirds. Taking his latest EP to a new level,  he incorporates vocals, electric piano, guitar, bass, synthesizers, harp, drums, drum machines, programming, sequencing,  and sampling. This self-produced collection was recorded, mixed, and mastered at antFARM(studio)antFARM(studio) has also housed Candy Cavity, Little Big Toe, The Porchistas, Your Kids, Thomas Wesley Stern, Christina Ward, and Accidental Seabirds.

The song titles in running order include:

1 Pulse of the World

2 The Silver Lining

3 Mandala

4 Inoculated

5 Dust Mask

6 Don Quixotic

7 Nunquam Domino (I Never Sleep)

The titles tend to transcend a story arc reflected in an intention to understand and persevere through these dark times.

"Dust Mask" - in particular - is radio-friendly and an essential aspect for an artists' survival. Tony Appleseed prevails and proves himself to be a revolutionary artist who pushes the envelope of creativity.

This EP is for those who look for a heart of sincerity; as an attempt to take the listener to a safer place keeping the creative element free from the industry monetary stranglehold. In so, a truer collective is cultivated, free from corporate interference where a self-supporting community can thrive.

Tony Appleseed will remain as tomorrow and years ahead a stimulating and progressive musician. Tune in today - November 11th  - and take the first step upon a path that holds no limitations.

Additional personnel include:

Mike Costaney: Drums, Sampling, Vocals (track 1) Gregg Bautista: Album Artwork

In Kayfabe is now available on Spotify, Apple Music, Bandcamp, YouTube, and all other major streaming services.

Listen to In Kayfabe!

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