From the Shed to Your Head:-Bayou Land gives birth to Rock n' Roll album
Rock 'n Roll born in the Heart of Cajun Country you say? No accordion or washboard with spoons? Correct! Starting in their early teens, Travyn Hargrave (17) and Bennett Price (17), took an interest in the popular Classic Rock songs from the 70's (Hendrix, The Doors, Led Zeppelin...) and the wave of what is now known as Alternative Rock from the 90's (Pearl Jam, Nirvana, Sound Garden...) and started cranking out some songs of their own. Turn the page and a couple years later, someone dropped a bomb in my shed, Mason Dugas (16) and Mankind's Remedy was born.
With the end of their Junior year approaching and the beginning of their Senior year as members of the Kaplan High Band grinding a halt to the trio's jam sessions, we had to act now or never! In comes Justin Tocket of Dockside Studio in Maurice, LA, with 25 years behind the soundboard to accept our appointment for a day at the studio.
On March 17th, 2018 we put in a full 12 hour day and voila! 6 Original and 2 cover tracks were laid down and ready for mixing and mastering! My once steady heart and mind was now awash, in the now distant memory of what was once some pretty good tunes coming out of the shed, to the pure Rock Magic pouring out through the studio speakers. Witnessing the birth of music for the first time was akin to witnessing my sons being born; life changing!
Reeling off of the musically-induced high from that day, more creations began to take form (this time in a Blue Bird School Bus we picked up at an auction, and then insulated and air-conditioned) until they had another batch of potential hits ready to slam down in the pages of history. And so on July 14th, 2018, an additional 7 Original tracks were recorded for mixing (once again at Dockside by Justin Tocket).
Now with 12 mastered tracks prepared by engineer Shelley Anderson (previously with Masterfonics and Georgetown Masters in Nashville, and now with her own studio "Black Lab Mastering" in Louisville, KY) we are releasing our debut album "Faceless" to the public. At present, we released 5 songs from the album as singles; Hey Buddy, Brother, Rust Brain, Ratt, and The Pit, along with the cover song Wolf performed as a solo on the grand piano by Mason Dugas. All 6 are available in all major digital streaming sites in the U.S. as well as overseas.
The album is available through our website mkremedy.com and on iTunes, Amazon and Tidal.