You’re For Me (Featuring JC Cassis)

Here’s a new groove for #MusicMonday: an updated version of the Hepnova track You’re For Me with vocals by the fierce and fabulous Ms. JC Cassis.   The original version of You’re For Me was on our eponymous 2009 album and featured vocals by Hepnova co-founder Nicholas Dibiase.

The electric guitar solo (you know, the part where you wonder, “who invited The Edge to this Silk Road hoe down?”) was played by the brilliant Dr. Bob Devine.  And the crazy synth sounds you hear near the end come from the legendary Swedish SidStation.

Here are some reviews we have been getting:

JC calls You’re For me “a down-and-dirty country banger in the style of Johnny Cash.”

Mediocre Student says, “I like JC’s voice. and the pipa at the beginning. it’s like Detroit Chinatown. Your music has kind of a limping, offbeat rhythm which is a nice contrast to the incessant and calculated thrust of the bullshit Gaga house music I’ve been hearing in the Castro.” (*Actually the “pipa” sound is just a really cheap toy nylon string guitar, but also probably made in China, so I guess we are on the right track.)

Prestonism: “RAD to the MAX”

@ToniaMBartz: “GORGEOUS”

@KrysVS: “i would give it a “wow” to a “very wow”

@ClowerPower: “I could picture this on the soundtrack for a Tarantino film!!! ”

@AlexBerger: “A very fun retro feel!”

@JackAlert : “Can’t wait for #MusicMonday! Awesome new @Hepnova mix:… I think I might be in love with @JCCassis

LS & JC at The Tank

JC Cassis performing at The Tank

JC Cassis and I performed at The Tank on Wednesday as part of the three-day ITPalooza music festival.  We played our dance-pop songs to an intimate crowd and managed to get rock the house despite all the technical difficulties.  I also got to see my friend Natasha from Arizona who came to the show.  We hadn’t seen each other since high school!  Thanks to Mike Rosenthal for the space and to Roy Vanegas for organizing the whole thing, as well as to everybody who came out to support us.

Here’s our set list from Wednesday night (click on the links to hear/download recorded versions):

leesean and jc perform at the tank

ls & jc 2

Photos by Catherine White
Update: view video of our performance here. Thanks to Milena Mepris for the video.

JC Cassis performs Can’t Stop Remix @ Bondi Road

JC and Elijah

JC Cassis (left) performing at Elijah’s (right) birthday/going-away party at Bondi Road in the Lower East Side last night.  JC’s set included the HEPNOVA remix of Can’t Stop.