DCM#002
DISCOVERY VINYL 7”
STARMAGIC
LIMITED 500 PRESSED

Discovery is an experimental pop group with disco, Latin, and prog rock influences that performs often in NYC. Always Discovery’s approach has been to keep it funky. Discovery has been said to straddle Tropicalia and post punk genres equally with comparisons ranging from Maximum Joy and Teena Marie to Hot Chip and The Yeah Yeah Yeahs. The group is not a rock band, per se–there is no guitar player in the group at present time. Focus on the bass grooves and drum rhythms for infectious , danceable fun. Vocalist Kathleen Cholewka sings with rock bravado and yet can emote in an intimate cabaret-like style. Lex Marsh’s synth tones and Bridget Fitzgerald’s string lines heighten the mood. Lyrics range from the abstract and dark, dreamy and suggestive to the provocative and direct. Along with originals, Discovery also lovingly chooses covers to perform including Laura Nyro’s Stoney End, Debbie Deb’s When I Hear Music, The Rolling Stones Under my Thumb, and Smokey Robinson’s Baby That’s Backatcha. Visit myspace.com/thisisdiscovery to hear live tracks.

Discovery’s first album of ten tracks called Pushy was released mid-year in 2010. It is available on cdbaby and iTunes. The group is now enlisting some of NYC’s music specialists to remix some of their tracks. The most recent is DJ Alfreako’s Moonlight Mix of Starmagic now available on 7″ vinyl and via Dancecampmusic.com.

Discovery started in vocalist Kathleen Cholewka’s dark Brooklyn basement in 2004 and had its first performance later that year. Over the years the group’s line up has included notable NYC players. Original and past members include guitarist Don Stahl, and keyboardist Lindsay Kaye. At one point Patrick Wood of Phenomenal Handclap Band was Drumming in Discovery. Marsh who joined early on to add additional bass, sax and keyboard sounds, is now writing much of Discovery’s music with Cholewka. David Smith, a much sought-after trombonist, joined and played on Discovery’s album pushy. David Scott of Guru’s Jazzmatazz continues to add his virtuosity to the mix via percussion and flute. And currently Julliard grad Fitzgerald’s viola playing brings unique and intense textures. http://www.dancecampmusic.com/