Scranton rocker Lily Mao and the Resonaters sign with Brooklyn label to release new EP

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Extract from a press release:

Lily Mao and The Resonaters, a New York rock band with roots in northeastern Pennsylvania, have signed with Brooklyn label A Diamond Heart Production to release a new EP later this year.

The group is known for an original and exciting new sound that includes influences from punk, glam and grunge rock; new wave of the 80s; and ’90s pop. Singer, lyricist, guitarist and Scranton native Lily Maopolski leads the quartet, which includes musician Hawley Gabby Borges on drums, as well as producer Nate Jasensky on guitar and Tui Jordan on bass.

“We are incredibly excited to sign with A Diamond Heart Production in this next step in our music career,” said Mao.

A Diamond Heart Production is an artist development label and recording, music and publishing company created by singer, songwriter and record producer Vanessa Silberman.

“The group’s dynamic and exciting performances, excellent songwriting with truly authentic messages and raw musicality made Diamond Heart’s decision to join the team,” explained Silberman.

“I am more than delighted that Lily is joining the roster and that A Diamond Heart is part of her journey, helping to support her music as well as nurture her career and continue to see the group’s success grow. The future is bright for Lily.

Recorded at the Greenpoint Recording Collective in Brooklyn and produced by Jasensky, the six-song EP “Human Being Animal” will follow their previous releases, “Seasick on the Subway”, nominated for a 2021 Wavy Award for Song of the Year, and debut album “Run to Madness”, a “surf rock blues album with Patti Smith lyrics” released independently in 2018; Mao celebrated the release of his album at Ale Mary’s in Scranton. Their growing discography is now available on all major streaming platforms.

Strolling the streets of New York City by day and performing in the city’s sprawling DIY scene by night, garage rocker Lily Mao has carved a place for herself in Brooklyn’s indie rock community with her gritty recordings and vibrant stage personality. . In 2018, the singer-songwriter from Scranton moved to Brooklyn, where she formed a power trio with Gabby Borges and Nate Jasensky, originally from NEPA. Performing on stages like Rough Trade, the Mercury Lounge and the Knitting Factory, the band recently hosted Tui Jordan on bass.

“Everyone at the label has been wonderful to work with,” noted Mao. “Personally, I am delighted to be on this artistic and creative journey with Vanessa and look forward to sharing new music with our fans soon.”

With more than 50 releases in its catalog, A Diamond Heart Production offers a home and a very community spirit on the side of the label as well as of the distribution (Symphonic Distribution). The label prides itself on being an artist-friendly music company with old school label characteristics and a new school mindset in the digital age. In 2020 and 2021, A Diamond Heart launched two new sub-labels, Success Records and Poppy Records.

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