Simeon Soul Charger

Simeon Soul ChargerFrom American rags to German riches – that was the approach of Ohio’s “Simeon Soul Charger,” who are now conquering Europe’s rock landscape with their uncomparable sound. Sold out shows on their first European tour, rave reviews, an experienced independent psychedelic-label as a collaborator – and all that in Germany? YES, as the tables of the “American Dream” turn…!

Artist-Website: www.simeonsoulcharger.com

Aaron Brooks (vocals, guitars, keyboards)
Rick Phillips (guitar, backing-vocals)
Spider Monkey (bass)
Joe Kidd (drums, vocals)

Simeon Soul Charger | A Trick Of Light | LP

19,90 

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Simeon Soul Charger | A Trick Of Light | CD

14,90 

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Simeon Soul Charger | Harmony Square | CD

12,90 

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Diskography

  1. … Before There Was Light

    Simeon Soul Charger | … Before There Was Light

    „…Before there was light“ is a triple vinyl collection containing all twenty-eight tracks from their first two releases “Meet Me In The Afterlife” and “Harmony Square”! Their full length debut “Meet Me In The Afterlife” was written and recorded in Ohio and released in 2011. Their second Album “Harmony Square”, a cinematic concept album, was recorded in Germany and released in 2012. Three times pure analogue feeling in a nice triple gatefold!

    Release 27.11.2015
    Media Triple Gatefold LP GAOM042
    Label Gentle Art Of Music
    Distribution Soulfood Music
    Aaron Brooks (vocals, guitars, keyboards)
    Rick Phillips (guitar, backing-vocals)
    Spider Monkey (bass)
    Joe Kidd (drums, vocals)
    A1:
    1. Vendata
    2. God Lends A Hand
    3.Through The Trees Thes Talk
    4. Tooth
    A2:
    1. And He Skinned Them Both
    2. Please
    3. Europa’s Garden
    B1:
    1. Into The Afterlife
    2. Song Of The Sphinx
    3. A Child’s Prayer / Dear Mother
    4. The Swollowing Mouth
    B2:
    1. Overture
    2. Babylon Grove
    3. All’s Fair In Harmony Square
    4. Miss Donce
    5. Spinning Across The Grass
    6. Doris
    C1:
    7. Oh What A Beastly Boy
    8. The Piper’s Prize
    9. The Devil’s Rhapsody
    10. The Changing Wind And Reign
    11. The Advent Of Awakening
    C2:
    12. King Charles Norman’s Castle
    13. See Sharp
    14. Rayoweith’s Guillotine – A Gift From The Sky
    16. Ashes
  2. A Trick Of Light

    Simeon Soul Charger | A Trick Of Light

    Simeon Soul Charger - A Trick Of Light CoverA wild ride

    Moving from Ohio to Bavaria’s countryside? That’s not the typical route for a rock band to go. Simeon Soul Charger, however, went down that road – courageously and successfully. The band’s third album, A Trick of Light, now impressively shows that these four Americans do not think much of conventional approaches altogether.

    Simeon Soul Charger have experienced quite some things since their inception in 2008. First there was the rather unusual decision to relocate the entire band from the members’ native Akron, Ohio to placid Bavaria, Germany. This step was quickly followed by the two critically acclaimed albums Meet Me in the Afterlife and Harmony Square as well as various tours and countless live shows.

    That degree of Simeon Soul Charger’s unconventional versatility is beautifully reflected in their music. It is thanks to the band’s approach of always trying to find its own uniqueness that on A Trick of Light Simeon Soul Charger sound more versatile than ever. In terms of the songwriting process the band explored a new approach this time, by working as a collective at all times. The record beautifully combines ingredients such as psychedelic, folk, blues, progressive, glam and stoner rock with a lot of enthusiasm, musical virtuosity as well as a lyrical concept that seduces the listener to become a part of the fascinating Simeon Soul Charger-shadow play, where nothing is as it seems

    The final product displays songs that are clearly made up by the raw influences of four individual personalities, artfully crafted into ten massive pieces of rock n’ roll by these virtuoso musicians. During the wild ride that is A Trick of Light the listener is engulfed by a hypnotic atmosphere composed of groovy smoothness, cutting edge energy and a lingering layer of elegant sexiness. The album’s first single, Heavy, offers a brilliant glimpse into the experience that this explosive mixture establishes. Creativity is vast, the sound is uncompromising – the symbiosis is complete.

    A Trick of Light is another gigantic step ahead in the evolution of this band. Ever since the early days, Simeon Soul Charger have received particular acclaim for their impressive live shows, which is a two-edged sword as the members of the band say: “Oftentimes people would say: the record is great, but you HAVE to see them live! We wanted to adjust that.” For the first time ever Simeon Soul Charger have now managed to transfer both the electrifying energy as well as the fascinating excitement of their live shows from the stage to the studio. To do so, the band proved its courage during the recording sessions, as they invited fans and friends to the studio and simply recorded all the songs live. Aiming to show the world what Simeon Soul Charger is capable of, the band has thus managed to endow A Trick of Light with a degree of sophistication in dynamics, courage, creativity, craziness and artistic precision that has never been seen before.

    Simeon Soul Charger have not only filled the audiences of fourteen countries on various continents with enthusiasm, but have also found the courage along the way to not make musical compromises – while still aiming to go all the way. A Trick of Light is the product of the combined gutsiness of four talented musicians who dared to declare: if it’s real, it’s good. The band likes to put it this way: “On this album we wanted to be Simeon Soul Charger – louder and clearer than ever before.” One feels the urge to tell them: mission accomplished!

    Release 30.01.2015
    Media CD GAOM025
    LP GAOM025LP
    Label Gentle Art Of Music
    Distribution Soulfood Music
    Aaron Brooks (vocals, guitars, keyboards)
    Rick Phillips (guitar, backing-vocals)
    Spider Monkey (bass)
    Joe Kidd (drums, vocals)
    1. The Prince Of Wands
    2. Heavy
    3. Evening Drag
    4. How Do You Peel
    5. Where Do You Hide
    6. Workers Hymn
    7. The Illusionist
    8. Jane
    9 I Put A Spell On You
    10. Floating Castles
  3. Harmony Square

    Simeon Soul Charger| Harmony Square

    Simeon Soul Charger - Harmony Square Cover During their two-year stay on an indyllic farm house in the Munich region, the 4 American emigrants „Simeon Soul Charger“ have been touring through Europe. They made their mark in the German live scene within nearly 100 energetic concerts and several support shows for bands like DAD or Stefan Dettl. Inspired by these experiences, their first psychedelic rock opus has now been written: It’s Simeon Soul Charger’s first concept album „Harmony Square“, which will be published 14th September.

    It was almost 2 years ago, when the 4 Americans Aaron Brooks, Rick Phillips, Joe Kidd and Spider Monkey boarded their plane heading to Germany. Their aim was to release their first album „Meet Me In The Afterlife“ together with the German RPWL-Label „Gentle Art Of Music“, and nobody of them would have thought that they would find their new home there. From this day on they’ve been living on an idyllic farm house around Munich and are touring through Europe.
    In this short time they’ve not only gained an enthusiastic fanbase in countless shows, but above all elated musicians like DAD or Stefan Dettl of their music. Especially Simeon Soul Charger’s concerts in their Bavaria hometown region are now already considered legendary.
    Simeon Soul Charger used the innumerable impressions of all their concerts and the remoteness of their farm house for creating a unique attitude on their new album. The Story about this concept album „Harmony Square“ really requires this.
    Oppression, shameless exploitation of this misery and the resulting revolt are embossing this detailed narration: The protagonist finds himself by chance at the „Harmony Square“, the marketplace of a secluded village, and experiences in addition to the social ills different solution against these.
    Such a unique story requires a colorful and lovingly detailed implementation. Strings, various self-made percussion instruments as well as flutes are used on Simeon Soul Charger’s Psychedelic Rock Opus. And although the album consists of 15 parts, the CD itself shall be rather seen as one over-long song that should be heard in one piece.
    Furthermore, the extra thick booklet filled with drawings of artist Christina Bauer makes the album’s concept more vivid to the listener. The stylish digipack will be in stores at 14th September.

    Release 14.09.2012
    Media CD Digipack GAOM011
    Label Gentle Art Of Music
    Distribution Soulfood Music
    Aaron Brooks (vocals, guitar, piano, kalimba, coat rack)
    Rick Phillips (guitar, mandolin, vocals)
    Spider Monkey (bass guitar, vocals, percussion)
    Joe Kidd (drums, percussion, vocals, propane tank)
    1. Overture
    2. Babylon Grove
    3. All’s Fair In Harmony Square
    4. Miss Donce
    5. Spinning Across The Grass
    6. Doris
    7. Oh What A Beastly Boy
    8. The Piper’s Prize
    9. The Devil’s Rhapsody
    10. The Changing Wind And Reign
    11. The Advent Of Awakening
    12. King Charles Norman’s Castle
    13. See Sharp
    14. Rayoweith’s Guillotine – A Gift From The Sky
    16. Ashes

  4. Meet Me In The Afterlife

    Simeon Soul Charger| Meet Me In The Afterlife

    Simeon Soul Charger - Meet Me In The Afterlife Cover Aaron Brooks, Rick Phillips, Spider Monkey and Joe Kid are the names of these four thoroughbred musicians that left their American home behind in order to bring their music to Europe’s scene. A cozy farmhouse in the rural area of Bavaria, various German freaks, who provide the musical infrastructure and an enormous amount of insanity are the ingredients that make the Simeon Soul Charger dream come true.
    And it works: when they started off in March 2011, 30 dates had been confirmed and festivals had even booked this American band as headliners. The melodic-yet-dirty Led Zeppelin-like sound of the early 70s spreads its charm especially through frontman Aaron Brooks’ extraordinary voice. It is that kid of charm that will blow you away upon the first time hearing and that you will not get tired of – even after weeks. Simeon Soul Charger makes you want more and more of it!
    In cooperation with the RPWL-label “Gentle Art Of Music” Simeon Soul Charger presented their first record in a fancy digipack-edition. The disturbing rock intro, the go-nutts-guitar riffs and the incredibly melodic and emotional “Please” all seem to be screaming: Simeon Soul Chaarger should be paid attention to. Notes and words.

    „Come in see the show
    Here the spirit won’t grow
    And the mouth doesn’t close
    It just swallows you whole“
    (Simeon Soul Charger „TheSwallowingMouth“)

    Release 04.03.2011
    Media CD GAOM004
    Label Gentle Art Of Music
    Distribution Soulfood Music
    Aaron Brooks (vocals, guitars, keyboards)
    Rick Phillips (guitar, backing-vocals)
    Spider Monkey (bass)
    Joe Kidd (drums, vocals)
    01. Vendata (The Nothing)
    02. God Lends A Hand
    03. Through The Trees They Talk
    04. Tooth
    05. And He Skinned Them Both
    06. Please
    07. Europa’s Garden
    08. Europa’s Garden Reprise
    09. Into The Afterlife
    10. Song Of The Sphinx
    11. A Child’s Prayer
    12. Dear Mother
    13. The Swallowing Mouth