The 2nd single from Emerald City Council is a 4-minute excerpt from Platforms of Illusion, a 6-part 20-minute epic song by Emerald City Council that explores different aspects of social media, from fun and frivolous to the slightly annoying, and the darker areas of our identity. Best Life is the second section of the piece and showcases the more laid-back acoustic side of the band.

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Emerald City Council are:
Jake Livgren-lead and backing vocals, keyboard
Noah Hungate-drums
Jeremy Nichols-bass
Seth Hankerson-guitar
Brent Bristow-saxophones, keyboards, recorder, guitar, vocals

Additional musician:
Calvin Barnes-acoustic guitar

Additional Info

Music and Lyrics by Brent Bristow
Mixed and mastered by Jamie Tate at The Rukkus Room Studio
Drawings and animation by motionvask

© 2023 Targallian Rall Music (ASCAP) All rights of the producer and owner of the recorded work are reserved. MRRCD 22240 | MRRLP-12-012. Licensed to and distributed by Melodic Revolution Records. USA

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About The Band
Emerald City Council is an American progressive rock band, formed in 2021 out of a recording project produced by saxophonist/keyboardist Brent Bristow. The band features vocalist Jake Livgren (Proto-Kaw, Kerry Livgren) and drummer Noah Hungate (The Band Perry, son of Toto’s David Hungate), along with Jeremy Nichols (Erin Coburn) on bass, and up and coming guitarist Seth Hankerson. Brandon Goff, Associate Professor of Music Industry at Francis Marion University, has also contributed significant guitar work as special collaborator to the band.

Bristow, Professor of Music at Arkansas State University-Beebe, began the project to record some of his original material, in which he wanted to feature the saxophone in a non-jazz context to show the versatility of the instrument. The rhythm section of Hungate, Nichols, and Hankerson clicked very quickly with impeccable musicianship, and Livgren’s range and versatility as a vocalist brought greater depth and meaning to the lyrics and melodies.

After hearing the early results of these sessions, Casey McPherson (Flying Colors, Alpha Rev) suggested that they move beyond merely recording together and actually form a band. Adopting Livgren’s suggested name of Emerald City Council, the band is eager to perform live shows in the near future!

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