Gast was recently featured on WXPN's online publication with an interview and photography by Josh Pelta-Heller. In the article, Gast elaborates on his upbringing in the Philadelphia music scene, influences, and local favorites.
Maxfield contributes the composition and sound of his saxophones to the score of Knucklehead alongside principle composers, Michael Shobe and Benjamin Wright. Gast's haunting solo over the final credits truly captures the spirit of this powerful independent film. Knucklehead premiered worldwide March 26 as part of the BAMCinématek series New Voices in Black Cinema at BAM, the Brooklyn Academy of Music.
Maxfield Gast and Militia Hill are excited to release Ogopogo. It’s Gast’s third full-length album and follows in the footsteps of his first release, Eat Your Beats, by combining eclectic elements consisting of lively grooves, unique soundscapes, and sweet melodic horn lines that Gast is well known for. With 17 brand new and originally composed tracks, Ogopogo is a modern electronic songbook constructed on a sonic canvas that is both exciting, edgy, and, at times, calm and soothing.
This season, Louis CK presents 8 new episodes, all with original soundtrack written and performed by studio band – SweetPro (Matt Kilmer, Mike Shobe, Maxfield Gast, Benjamin Wright, Adam Platt, John Shannon, Ryan Scott and audio engineer Adam Tilzer). Louie premiers on April 9th, 2015 at 10:30pm EST on FX Network.
The release of Maxfield Gast's latest single, Sunday, is an exciting blend of warm and bright horns with driving modern electronic drums – together creating a textural rainbow in a colorful panorama of melody and sound. Featuring Benjamin Wright on bass and Stan Slotter on trumpet, Gast leads the ensemble with soprano and alto saxophones above an underlying bed of piano, strings, and acoustic guitar. Combined with quirky samples and playful interludes, Sunday nods to Gast's first release, Eat Your Beats, and leads out to the release of his next full-length LP. Sunday is available for download at CDBaby and most digital online stores.
Article written by Aaron Frank, Fast Company
As Louie wraps up its fourth season and prepares for a soundtrack release later this year, Kilmer spoke to Co.Create about the importance of a strong collaboration with the director and defining a clear creative process. He also offered some tips on staying true to the sound of New York and how to get that distinct vintage sound so often heard on the show.
Article written by Jimmy J. Aquino
Louie, which is now in the middle of its fourth season on FX, is currently one of my favorite comedic cable shows, mostly because it’s expanding the horizons of what a scripted half-hour comedy can be. The show follows a fictionalized version of Louis C.K., who stars as himself, as he awkwardly navigates his way through both the dog-eat-dog world of stand-up and the difficulties of single parenting. In most episodes of Louie, there are long stretches that go without any humor, which makes Louie difficult to classify as a sitcom or dramedy or Drambuie or whatever.
Maxfield’s first solo release of 2014 presents an energetic combination of acoustic horns and EWI (electronic wind instrument) with lively syncopated grooves to create an expressive and unique rendition of the instrumental pop genre. Brought to you by the Militia Hill label, Gast’s new single is now available at CDbaby and most digital stores. Mixed and recorded by Gast, Browser features Benjamin Wright on electric bass and was digitally mastered by Matt Kilmer.
This season, Louis CK presents 13 new episodes, airing two a week, all with original soundtrack written and performed by studio band – SweetPro (Matt Kilmer, Mike Shobe, Maxfield Gast, Benjamin Wright, Adam Platt, John Shannon, Ryan Scott and audio engineer Adam Tilzer). Monday nights at 10pm EST on FX Network.
Performing with Aaron & The Spell – celebrating Stevie Wonder’s “Innervisions” at World Café Live on November 20
Article written by Julie Miller
Aaron & The Spell, 2014 Tri-state Indie Award-winning band, presented a charity fundraiser for Pathways to Housing, a non-profit organization which helps homeless individuals suffering from mental illness with finding and maintaing housing. The band performed Stevie Wonder’s entire Innervisions album in both Philadelphia and New York.
Article written by Klubb Gordon
Philadelphia-born electronic pop band Work Drugs takes their smooth sounds overseas. Featured in the 2013 Hultsfred Festival in Stockholm, Sweden, the band shared the stage with bands including Portishead, Fatboy Slim, The Flaming Lips, and Tegan and Sara.