The Push is an american rock band formed and based in Austin, Texas.
The story begins in South America, during their Middle School days, when Javi and Nacho would talk non-stop about music most anywhere they were: during class, breaks, after school or while taking a bus to their favorite music store. Nothing better than sharing a trip to a place where they would find rarities, bootlegs and live albums.
Most conversations would gravitate around drums, a passion they both share since the early days. Javi’s multi-instrument abilities would also spin conversations towards other aspects of the music industry, such as songwriting, band management and studio recording.
Eventually, Nacho and other bandmates put together a rock band that played in main stages of their hometown. One of their original songs made it to radio stations and was part of the regular rotation in several stations. At the same time, Javi was playing with other musicians and rock bands, and kept exploring with songwriting, sound-engineering and production.
The years that followed split their musical brotherhood and they took different career paths. While Nacho pursued other professional interests, Javi continued heavily involved in the music business and was very successful with songwriting, even collaborating with several famous Latin American artists. His songs hit radio charts continuously and won awards and nominations, such as Grammy’s, Billboard Music Awards, Premios Lo Nuestro, Las 40 Principales, amongst others. Javi had the opportunity to tour around the world, performing for thousands of people and sharing stages with renowned artists, such as Sting, Oasis, Collective Soul, Korn, Ruben Blades, Marc Anthony and Gloria Estefan, to name a few.
Several years and more than 2,300 miles later, Javi and Nacho came back together in Texas. Again, and now with much more to talk about, the music conversations resumed. Sharing their life experiences was the inspiration for writing “No Light in the Darkness”.
Tuffy, an Austin-based all star guitar player and Einar, current bass player for the successful rock band The Fray, joined Javi and Nacho in the studio while recording in Austin, to craft The Push’s debut album.
Recorded and mixed in Austin, TX, mastered in London at the legendary Abbey Road Studios, their Debut Album “No Light in the Darkness” is Javi and Nacho’s representation of pure, straight rock. The melodies and swings of this album will take the audience back to an era where rock was the commanding genre in the music industry.
1// ATOMIC BOMB
2// WHAT DO YOU WANT
3// ONCE AND AGAIN
5// WHEN YOU SMILE
6// LEFT BEHIND
8// GIVE ME MORE
9// CRY BABY CRY
10// GET OUT
11// PROMISES AND LIES
MUSIC AND LYRICS BY THE PUSH
PRODUCED BY JAVI AT AUSTIN SIGNAL STUDIOS // USA
RECORDED & MIXED BY CHARLIE KRAMSKY AT AUSTIN SIGNAL STUDIOS // USA
MASTERED BY SEAN MAGEE AT ABBEY ROAD STUDIOS // UK
JAVI // Lead Singer and Rhythm Guitar
Javi is a multiple nominated and awarded songwriter. Hyperactive, restless, energetic and creative. Always making every possible noise and melodies that come out of his head. Javi also recorded guitars, keyboards and backing vocals.
NACHO // Drums
Nacho started playing the drums with a cardboard drum set built by himself at the age of 6. His first rock and roll band was in high school when he was 15 years old. When Nacho hits the drums he creates a solid hard rock and edgy sound.
TUFFY // Lead Guitar (Special Guest)
Tuffy has a sharp, clean, virtuous, dirty, street, fast and intelligent sound. He is without a doubt one of the best guitar players you can frequently hear and enjoy live on the night scene in Austin, Texas.
EINAR // Bass (Special Guest)
Super cool dude and great musician. Einar used to play bass guitar for Kelly Clarkson and now days actively plays with rock band The Fray. He was invited by The Push to record the bass guitar in every track of the album.
Charlie Kramsky // Recording & Mixing // Austin Signal // USA
Charlie is a GRAMMY Nominated recording and mixing engineer. He has been involved recording artists such as Lenny Kravitz, Alicia Keys, Franz Ferdinand, Neil Young, Fastball and Paul McCartney.
Sean Magee // Mastering // Abbey Road Studios // UK
Sean is a GRAMMY winner. He has worked with the music of some of the world's biggest names in rock including John Lennon, The Ramones, Rush, The Sex Pistols, Deep Purple, The Rolling Stones and Iron Maiden.
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