Thursday, August 31, 2017

Peanut Butter Lovesicle Frontman & Drummer Timmy Miller Lets Loose Spiraling Psych-Rock "Wait Time" & Howlin' Wolf & John Lee Hooker-influenced "If I Woke" (self-released singles)

I honestly can't even remember how, but about 5-6 years ago now, I first discovered Pennsylvania-based by way of Ocean City, NJ—which just so happens to be my family's favorite "beach town"—awesomely-named Psych/Indie Rock trio Peanut Butter Lovesicle. PB Lovesicle consisted of blonde dread-locked drummer and frontman Timmy Miller and his two cousins (and brothers) guitarist Jake D'Arc and bassist Mike D'Arc. Between 2010-15, Timmy, Jake & Mike self-released a steady supply of Queens of The Stone Age & The Black Keys-influenced material, which included an array of Blues/Desert Rock-minded singles and EP's including, but not limited to: Heavy Daze Wildcat Craze EP, "Black Eyed Blues," Dirty Pride EP, "Complex," "Jealous Minds," and "Dragon Disease," as well as Timmy Miller & Jake D'Arc's Hip-Hop-indebted Milky 22's EP from their side-band of the same name. Lest we forget, Peanut Butter Lovesicle's "Black Eyed Blues" from their Dirty Pride EP and "State of I" from its predecessor Heavy Daze Wildcat Craze EP were featured within Gossip Girl's 2010-11 fourth season; "Black Eyed Blues" even got an Interview-premiered video directed by PB Lovesicle friends and frequent collaborators Todd DiCiurio & Taylor Steele (AKA Evil Twin) starring Gossip Girl's own Ed "Chuck Bass" Westwick and Sports Illustrated model Julie Henderson alongside the band.

Now, frontman and drummer Timmy Miller has gone temporarily solo, while Peanut Butter Lovesicle and Milky 22's are on indefinite hiatuses. Miller has moved to Colorado with his two huskies and and recently started a teaching assignment, all the while, taking classes to get his GIS (Geographic Information System) Specialist certification. Starting about 10 months ago, Timmy Miller ran a loosely-structured 2-month long initiative wherein he released 11 genre-spanning compositions that have since been collectively dubbed "The 303 Construct." It's unclear as to whether or not Miller still plans to re-visit, re-work, and property re-release his works from The 303 Construct sessions, as once planned, but he's continually rolling out new, 100% self-produced and fully orchestrated material on his Soundcloud page. I'll let Timmy Miller take it from here! It's currently unclear what SirTimmy-1 has in store for the music-loving world next, but The 303 Construct(1) and since-released material, "Wait Time" and "If I Woke," can now be streamed and thoroughly enjoyed on his ever-evolving Soundcloud.

Timmy Miller on "If I Woke:" "I wrote this song years ago back in college and I only ever had mediocre phone recordings of it and I really enjoyed the feeling behind the tune. I've been listening to some John Lee Hooker, Mississippi Fred McDowell, and Howlin' Wolf recently and as per usual, when I listen to music like that, it flips a switch for Deep Blues inspiration. The lyrics are very thoughtful and come from a good place. I really enjoyed re-working some of the verse lyrics and format of the overall tune."

Timmy Miller on "Wait Time:" "Just been working on this "Wait Time" riff for a couple weeks and I've really come around on it, as a song I'm willing to put out; I just randomly decided to put it out last night, while I was working on the artwork for it. It's kind of it's own single. Not sure if I'll pair it up with others, but there's a couple other songs I may be releasing just randomly to put out [into] the musical world and community."

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