Angel Zuniga Martinez Record takes Rock turn on Freddy Fender’s Wasted Days Wasted Nights
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SAN ANTONIO, Texas (June 9, 2016) – San Antonio based Adult Alternative Pop/Rock artist, Angel Zuniga Martinez (AZM) announces the release date of Saturday, July 9, 2016 at the BANG BANG Bar for their 11 song, self-titled sophomore album. To be released on indie label, Zunimar Music, the album of 10 original songs penned by Martinez finds good direction at Robert Jericho Recording. Notably, the AZM release will feature a power pop rock version of the Freddy Fender hit, Wasted Days and Wasted Nights, with an added third verse. Angel’s former musical projects have found support from notable producers Mitch Easter (REM, Wilco, Let’s Active) and Don Coffey Jr (SuperDrag). MEDIA IS INVITED TO REVIEW THE ALBUM AND CATCH THE BAND LIVE ON JULY 9, 2016 AT 10 P.M. AT THE BANG BANG BAR LOCATED AT 119 EL MIO DR., SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS 78216. (Live show will include special guests Remanon and the Robert Jericho Band.)
“Before I moved to San Antonio, I had the opportunity to connect with Freddy’s surviving spouse, Vangie Huerta, and learn the history of the song ‘Wasted Days’…the story motivated me to write a hopeful third verse and give it a beat…and as a proud Tejano and Latino, I also feel a pull to support Freddy’s induction into the Country Music Hall of Fame,” said Angel Zuniga Martinez.
Fender, born Baldemar Huerta in San Benito, Texas, is credited with being the first American Hispanic Rock & Roll artist in Anglo Latino Music History. The multi Grammy award winning artist was also the first Mexican-American artist to crossover into mainstream pop and country music, and with introducing Tex-Mex music into the American and World music scene. Fender died on a Saturday in Corpus Christi on October 14, 2006, with a desire to the first Latino to be inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame.
AZM’s melodic, radio-friendly style is supported on the album by the Lovers consisting of Felipe Garcia (drums), Kyle Smith (bass), Maya Chavez (background vocals), Bene Medina (accordion) and Robert Jericho on lead guitar and music producer duties. Live shows will include Peter Bawa on bass guitar and Chevon Carroll on backup vocals and keyboards. The emotive baritone singer’s solo debut album “The Cage” was released February 2010 at the Bijou Theatre in Tennessee.
“When my boyfriend and I first heard Angel Zuniga Martinez mixes on Soundcloud, we were like, ‘that’s totally legit’…We would not have guessed this came out of SA. San Antonio won’t expect this sound. It gave me that same vibe as the Red Hot Chili Peppers…and, the lyrics have meaning. You have to dissect them ‘cause they’re not that simple…they have depth,” said Chavez, recent UTSA graduate and backup vocalist on the album.
Martinez departed a Knoxville based Brit Powerpop outfit, Angel and the Love mongers, of some accomplishment, starting anew. The Lovemongers were set to embark on an East Coast tour after their appearance at the 2007 Bonnaroo Music Festival helped them crack the CMJ top 200 with their 2007 release The Humanist Queen, produced by Easter, the former Let’s Active frontman who produced R.E.M. records in the early ’80s. Angel, a Texas A&M graduate and fifth generation Tejano from Brownsville, Texas, moved from Tennessee to San Antonio end of 2011 to pursue a communications career. The songwriting and music was rebirthed in SA.
AZM launched a Kickstarter project on June 9th to help support some of the cost of the new album and the music video for the first single, “Wasted Days and Wasted Nights”. To support, visit the project URL:
About Zunimar Music
Zunimar Music is the BMI Affiliated, vanity music publishing company and indie label for Angel Zuniga Martinez, a songwriter, PR professional, and film/music producer based in San Antonio, Texas. For more information, visit www.zunimar.com or www.facebook.com/zunimarmusic.
About Robert Jericho Recording
Robert Jericho Recording is a Protools powered digital recording and audio production studio in North Central San Antonio, Texas. Founded in 2014 by talented singer/songwriter/guitarist, Robert Jericho, the studio’s’ focus is on offering high quality yet affordable sound engineering and music production direction to a musical project in any genre for the independent artist. For more information, visit www.robertjericho.com.