Posts Tagged ‘President Soup’

New album: GUMBO

Recorded at the Great Northern, Framingham, MA and Mt. Washington, Lowell, MA October 2012 – January 2013 by Seth Bailin and the band.
Mixed and mastered with Brian Redmond at the Space, Lowell, MA February 2013.

Seth Bailin- saxes, bass, vocals
Matt DiMuccio- keys, vocals
Curran Kelleher- bass, guitar, vocals, coffee mug
Matt Crothers- drums, vocals

Special guests on Conversations:
Jake Cacciatore- vocals
Max Larson- vocals
Mike Kaskiewitz- trombone


Album art by Seth Bailin

Folk Music

A 10-song compilation of music made between the summer of 2009 and the summer of 2010. It is a snapshot of the stuff I was involved with during my senior year at UML.


The past year has been an exciting time for me musically. I had the opportunity to tour and record with the most devoted and talented musicians that I have ever met. The Goosepimp Orchestra is a group of 8 guys, but we would have no reason to make our music without our beautiful, passionate, helpful, and funky extended family. Thanks for your infinite support yall! Enjoy “Strap On,” from our latest Fallout Shelter performance on WUML, and “Take The Wheel,” from our self-recorded and self-released full length album The Biggest Bang. I also had the pleasure to help Nick get The Sinbusters off the ground, by drumming for a year and a half, and recording and mixing Prime Blowout, our 8 song EP. The songs here come from that album, recorded at Friendly Square in Medford and a few spots in Lowell. Late in 2009 I began recording spoken word poems written by Nate the Poet and adding music to them later. “The River Bank Bend” was recorded by a river in Colorado, and the music was added once back in Lowell. Underneath “Beauty,” the UML String Project can be heard warming up and tuning. I am also grateful to Brett Apitz for helping me record “Cherrapunji” and “Country Music” in the UML facilities, and to all the musicians who helped create this makeshift band that I call Folkin’ A. You will also hear two songs from a brand new project called President Soup. We did a version of “It Dont Mean A Thing” at Centro in May 2010, and an original tune called “Propaganda,” recorded later that month at the 119 Gallery in Lowell. Thanks to all the musicians that have shared their passion, and to you for listening.

Musicians: Seth Bailin (saxophone, vocals, guitar, harmonica, keyboard, drums, percussion), Derek Hayden (drums, percussion), Mark “Big Daddy” Brack (vocals), Mike Dettore (percussion), Jeremy Wegerzyn (bass), Theresa Cleary (viola, violin), Elisabeth Hodge (bass), Ray Santana (trumpet), Mike Kaskiewitz (trombone), Whit Love (banjo), Nick Collela (guitar, vocals), Jen Brunelle (tambourine, vocals), Patrick Shaughnessy (casio keyboard), Joe MacFadzen (bass), Bob Greel (vocals, keyboard, percussion), Jon Albertelly (trumpet), Mike Cantor (guitar), Adam Pelletier (guitar), Dave Pelletier (bass), Josh Filgate (trombone), Joe Calabrese (drums), Jake Cacciatore (vocals, percussion), Curran Kelleher (guitar), Erik Jordan (bass), Nate Porteshawver (vocals), and the young kids of the UMass Lowell string project.
Recording Engineers: Seth Bailin, Brian Redmond, Chris Gilroy, Sean Cahalin, Brett Apitz, Matt Studivan.
Mastered by Brian Redmond at The Space (

The Souper Bowl

We ain’t talkin’ about football.

On Thursday, November 11, 2010, your bowl is going to be filled with hot soup made with local ingredients. You’ll be walking around looking at student art (a lot of it is food-related) and meeting new people. And your ears are going to be filled with live music from a band that values the healing properties and social aspects of food, President Soup.

Food, music, and art.  Hm… they all sound like art to me. Have you ever seen a dish so full of color and beauty that you didn’t even want to eat it? That your fork might disturb the plates harmony? Or has the smell of a simmering pot of stew ever stimulated your mind more than anything hanging on a wall at a museum? And has a song ever lifted your spirits, or taken you out of a rut? Like you just ate some wonderful medicine?  Music and food have more in common than one might think. They are both created with similar things in mind: time and rhythm, harmony of the flavors/timbres, new ingredients, presentation, and so much more. So come to Hotung (44 Professors Row, Somerville, MA) on Thursday night to exercise all your senses.

This event is sponsored by the Tufts Environmental Consciousness Outreach (ECO) and the Tufts Culinary Society.

119 Gallery Weekend!

Live Music 5/6/10

We’re playing 2 sets. Come with an appetite for delicious food, drinks, and music.
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President Soup, part 2

Click on the picture to hear some new songs of this new project.  Watch out!

President Soup, part 1

So I play in a new group called President Soup.  We did a couple recording projects for friends/classmates in the UMass Lowell senior studio, and I’d like to share them with you!  This first track is a cover of a piece by John Zorn, taken from the “50th Birthday Celebration vol. 4” album.  We recorded it in the concert hall live to 24 track tape, and I mixed it in 213 and my home studio.

Engineered and Recorded by Conor Sleith
Assisted by Matt Ianotti
Mixed by Seth Bailin

Drums- Derek Hayden
Bass- Erik Jordan
Guitar- Curran Kelleher
Saxophone- Seth Bailin

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President Soup- Lilin mp3