A culmination of over five years of music and lyric composition, "The Runner, The Ends, The Space Between" asks some of the eternal questions that everyone asks at one point in life: "Which has more meaning? The beginning and the end, or the path that leads from one to the other?" Drawing from traditions of rock music of all shapes and sizes, various Latin sub-genres, reggae/ska, jazz new and old, folk storytelling, and many more, each tune takes the listener on a different journey through DiMonte’s various life experiences which inspired the compositions. The saxophone, guitar, and keyboard musings of Jonathan Birdsall, Dan Padley, and Robert Monroe, the compositions come alive as each instrumentalist tells their story alongside DiMonte's additions on lead vocals, trumpet, and guitar. The funky bass grooves of Blake Shaw, the percussive orchestration of Emily Roane on the drum kit, and guest vocals by Victoria Symmonds, Zachariah Spindler, and Jared Poland help create the live experience of Dan DiMonte and the Bad Assettes in a studio setting. The tracks were initially recorded as a full band in the same room with various vocal and horn overdubs added in later to complete the sound. It is a celebration of music, life, and the twists and turns both can bring.
More music by Dan DiMonte: www.soundcloud.com/dandimonte
More music by Dan Padley: soundcloud.com/dpadley
More music by Blake Shaw: soundcloud.com/bshawbass
More music by Robert Monroe: soundcloud.com/robert-c-monroe
Check out Jonathan Birdsall's other project, The Weathered Heads: www.facebook.com/TheWeatheredHeads
Zach Spindler's artistic endeavors: www.facebook.com/teamreldnips