Major Player

Extended Play

Extended Play by Major Player
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For fans of:Toro y Moi, Vacationeer, Gorillaz, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Beck
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  1. Intro
  2. Grift & Gum
  3. Hailey
  4. Static Noise
  5. Hard From Now On
  6. Slow Divorce
  7. Extended Play (Saddest of Us)
  8. Ghost That Moves in Two
  9. November 25
  10. Eyes On the Wrecking Ball
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Beautifully nested in a blanket of etherial groove, Major Player is a dark, spiritual and unworldly interpretation of popular song. Created by Syracuse NY artist Jeffrey York with the intention to infuse 90's Trip-hop with infectious melody and thoughtful lyricism. The debut album "Extended Play" is intentionally Lo-fi, alluring and spiritually uplifting.

With qualities that remind one of Beck, Radiohead and Portishead, Major Player has an ability to strike chords with deceptive simplicity, tapping into the roots of the human emotion with floating lyrics and a thick groove.

These songs manage to speak universally and further add to the music's already introspective nature. "Static Noise” warns of the malaise from complacency and idle hands, while “Slow Divorce” mourns the return to an estranged, reluctant love affair. “Hailey” builds an archetypal femme fatale character both attractive and dangerous you can see as clearly as you hear the organ riff repeating in the background. The album breathes with a certain sobering somber, but even in the saddest words there is a sense of hope that hangs on the end of every chord.


Jeffrey York – Vocals, Guitar, Bass, Mellotron, Farfisa & Synthesizer

Elizabeth Strodel – Drums, Backing Vocals & Percussion

Nick Mazzeo – Hammond Organ & Wurlitzer Electric Piano

Giovanni Giardina - Drums


Produced by Jeffrey York

Production Assistance by Andrew Greacen

Recorded by Andrew Greacen at More Sound Studio, Syracuse NY

Additional Recording at 139 Bassett St. by Jeffrey York

Mixed & Mastered by Jocko at More Sound Studio

Album cover/art/design by Federico Maksimiuk

For fans of:Toro y Moi, Vacationeer, Gorillaz, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Beck
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