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Cordless Recordings Signs Electronic/Rock Trio Maven to Recording Deal
NEW YORK, January 10, 2006-Cordless Recordings, the newest member of Warner Music Group's family of world-renowned labels, today announced the signing of the rock and electronic band, Maven.
Featuring propulsive electronic rhythms and carefully crafted songs, Los Angeles-based Maven is a new trio founded by Bon Harris, the former frontman of cult industrial band Nitzer Ebb. Maven features Harris on vocals, synthesizer, guitar and electronics, Ethyl Meatplow's Biff Sanders on drums and Polar Bear's Andy Troy on guitar.
"Maven is an exciting and important new addition to the Cordless roster of artists," said Jason Fiber, President Cordless Recordings. "Bon, Andy and Biff possess a complementary combination of musical backgrounds and a completely unique and innovative sound. The band is also on the cutting edge of music releasing and distribution techniques, which make them ideally suited for Cordless' business model of using digital products and new technologies to deliver and discover music."
"When we formed Maven we resolved to take a different approach to our music," said Harris. "Maven is designed to push the boundaries, experiment with new sounds and appeal to a wide net of fans, which is why signing with a digital label like Cordless makes such good sense for us. We're excited about this new approach to releasing and recording music and look forward to releasing our first cluster of songs and performing our first Los Angeles gig on Wednesday."
Rather than exclusively releasing music in the traditional album or single configuration, Cordless will release "clusters" - three or more songs - by Maven in order to increase the interaction between the band and their fan base. The first cluster of Maven songs will be released in March 2006.
Maven marks the first time in Harris' career that he sings lead. In addition to his work with Maven, Harris has worked as a co-producer and collaborator with a number of artists, including former Smashing Pumpkins front man Billy Corgan, Bush, Avril Lavigne, Dirty Vegas and Marilyn Manson. Both Sanders and Troy have been active in scoring various film and television shows.
Designed to develop recording artists in a supportive, lower-risk environment, Cordless aggressively utilizes the latest digital products, formats and online and mobile technologies. Cordless will make use of these digital resources to implement innovative marketing programs to promote Maven.
Cordless Recordings is the brainchild of legendary music executive, Jac Holzman, the founder and former Chief Executive Officer and creative head of Warner Music Group's Elektra and Nonesuch Records. Jason Fiber, the founder of Superfecta Recordings and The Ideal Copy, is Cordless' President.
A different kind of record company, Cordless Recordings is designed to take advantage of the latest online and mobile technologies. Cordless is not bound by past practice and is free to continuously reinvent itself in response to new opportunities. For more information about Cordless Recordings, visit the label's website at www.cordless.com.