Flow: Maxi Single

by My Pet Dragon

/
  • Streaming + Download

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

      $4 USD  or more

     

  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    Includes unlimited streaming of Flow: Maxi Single via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    ships out within 5 days

      $5 USD or more 

     

1.
(free) 04:34
2.
04:24
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.

about

Release voted Best of 2010 Cover Songs.
"Take an obscure band and have them record a deep cut from Pearl Jam's debut. Strangely it works."
--Snobs Music

"[My Pet Dragon's] newest single is hot off the press, folks, as in the single, 'Flow' was finally released yesterday. I highly suggest you listen to it"
--Rock Out Chicago

"'Flow' is a modern pop confection... reminiscent of Arcade Fire. Singer Todd Michaelsen's sensual crooning is echoed by wife Reena Shah's dream pop backing vocals."
--Hostage Radio

"The energy literally flows as it thunders towards to the end."
--Music Aloud

"They once more succeed in bridging the gap between indie rock and the dance floor."
--Here Comes the Flood

"A band to keep your eye on in 2011"
--Only the Blog Knows

“Four years after My Pet Dragon's first album they bring the music home in waves of pure rock pleasure.”
--Rock NYC
__________________________________________
__________________________________________
__________________________________________


Words and music by Todd Michaelsen
Published by Dragon's Lair (ASCAP)

Produced by: Stephen George for Gimme That Sound Productions


Track Credits:

TODD MICHAELSEN: Vocals, Guitars, Keyboards, Programming

REENA SHAH: Background Vocals

ANTHONY MOLINA: Bass Guitar

JASON MOLINA: Drums

ANTHONY RIZZO: Lead Guitar and Guitar Effects

STEPHEN GEORGE: Additional Keyboards and Programming


Produced, Mixed and Recorded by: Stephen George
for Gimme That Sound Productions

Additional Recording by: Todd Michaelsen


Featuring four remixes by Karsh Kale, Randolph Correia, Big Will and Carlos Anthony Molina.

† Mixed By: Karsh Kale
ø Mixed By: Randolph Correia

Mastered By Chris Gehringer
at Sterling Sound

Front Cover Design: Shiro Akiyoshi
Layout: Gene Amoroso / BoldUniverse.com

_________________________________________
_________________________________________
_________________________________________

Biography:

The My Pet Dragon story begins with a young Todd Michaelsen climbing into his old, beat-up Buick headed for New York City with a lyric book and Stratocaster in tow….

Todd grew up in upstate New York in a town called Granville, a small mining community on the Vermont border not too far from Saratoga. He grew up listening to his parents rock records of Springsteen, Young, Hendrix, and Dylan, but was also very influenced by 90's alt-rock. He had just quit college to expand his horizons in New York City's East Village, where he crashed on his uncle's couch for a year. After meeting artists, musicians, and DJ's, he moved to Bushwick, Brooklyn and immersed himself in the burgeoning music scene of Brooklyn. It was there he started playing with future My Pet Dragon drummer Rajeev Maddela. The two bonded over a love of rock music influenced by big, expansive artists such as the Smashing Pumpkins, Radiohead, Sigur Ros, and Bjork.

It was at Raj's loft/rehearsal space that Michaelsen met Reena Shah, an actress and classical Indian dancer from New Jersey. The two became inseparable and quickly moved in together, their blossoming romance punctuated by the harsh reality of living in a cold water flat in a rough neighborhood. A shared love of music and art got them through this stressful period. Their luck changed when they went to Mumbai to visit Reena’s relatives. It was Todd’s first trip to India and he was amazed by the experience. The couple explored Jain temples and saw live music, dance and the martial arts of Kerala. Indian culture was thriving despite intense poverty, just as they had thrived as a couple despite the hardships of their lives back home. After two months in India, Todd proposed to Reena on a beach overlooking the Arabian Sea.

After the inspiring trip, the couple returned to New York and formed My Pet Dragon, named after Todd's imaginary childhood nemesis. Todd and Reena's journey throughout India heavily influenced Todd’s songwriting—rock fans and DJs, alike, embraced their homemade debut album, First Born. A remixed version of the song “Dragon Breath” was played on BBC Radio and the album and subsequent tour received rave reviews. First Born also caught the ear of acclaimed DJ and producer Karsh Kale, who had Todd write and sing three songs on his 2006 album Broken English and appeared on Breathing Under Water, his 2007 collaboration with Anoushka Shankar. (Todd was also featured on the track 'Phoenix Rising' off of Kale's latest record "Cinema", which debuted at #1 on the iTunes World Music Charts this year). Todd and Reena worked together again on 2009’s award winning animated feature film “Sita Sings the Blues,” with Todd composing the score and original songs, and Reena voicing the title character of Sita.

All of this activity led My Pet Dragon to acclaimed producer Stephen George. George, aka Stevo, was the original drummer in the legendary band Ministry and has recorded and worked with a wide range of musicians including Iggy Pop, The Cars, and Common. Stevo was impressed by First Born and a demo of Todd’s new compositions. He offered to produce and release the next My Pet Dragon record on his newly formed label, Gimme That Sound Productions. Recorded at George’s studio, in a barn located in the Catskills, the recordings feature new friends Danny Louis (Gov't Mule), Carlos Anthony Molina (Mercury Rev), Carl Jason Molina (Hurricane Bells, Longwave), Anthony Rizzo (Little Embers, Garden Variety), as well as My Pet Dragon band members Rajeev Maddela, Mario Padron, Vincent Mascolo, and Reena Shah. The recordings were inspired by classic and contemporary artists such as Radiohead, Flaming Lips, Smashing Pumpkins, Beach Boys and Neil Young, but invoke a unique, ethereal sound driven by Todd’s frenetic guitar strum and melodic tenor voice.

Though many tracks on the record find Michaelsen playing all the instruments and performing all of the vocal parts, during the recording of the album, My Pet Dragon blossomed into a full 5 piece rock band who's combination of power, ambience, and passion set them apart right away. It seems as though Todd has finally found the right musicians he was looking for when he headed to New York City years ago. Maddela's mesmerizing drumming matches the energy of Todd's songs, voice, and guitar playing. Mario Padron's exciting performances and expansive bass playing push the band into new territory, while Vincent Mascolo's beautiful guitar playing and backup singing gives the band its shimmer and ambience. Reena Shah has now started playing keyboards while her singing, dancing, and percussion give the band a unique and soulful presence. "MPD", as their fans call them, are as excited about the new record "Mountains and Cities" as their audience is.

__________________________________________
__________________________________________
__________________________________________
pd@gimmethatsound.com
www.gimmethatsound.com

www.mypetdragon.net

For press inquiries:
August Forte / august@novo.net
773.278.6686

credits

released October 5, 2010

tags

license

all rights reserved

about

Gimme That Sound Productions Stone Ridge, New York

contact / help

Contact Gimme That Sound Productions

Streaming and
Download help

Shipping and returns

Redeem code

Track Name: Flow
Star-crossed lover, I'd pay to see you dance
In another dimension
You're the butter that’s dripping off my tongue
You make me wonder has the world just begun

What a night for a moonlit rooftop dance
Come on now this could be our one last chance
Let the energy go, Let the energy flow
Let the energy go with the energy

Come on now this could be our one last chance
What a night for a moonlit rooftop dance
Let the energy go, Let the energy flow
Let the energy
flow flow flow

Right through you
Back through me
Oh, through you
Back through me

Na na na na na na.....naaaaaaa

Coming from the bottom, surging up my spine
I am yours and you are mine
Star-crossed lover, I paid to see you dance
In another dimension

What a night for a moonlit rooftop dance
Come on now this could be our one last chance
Let the energy go, Let the energy flow
Let the energy go with the energy

Come on now this could be our one last chance
What a night for a moonlit rooftop dance
Let the energy go, Let the energy flow
Let the energy
flow flow flow

Right through you
Back through me
oh oh oh oh
Through you- let it flow
Back through me

Flow
Flow
Flow
Flow
Flow
Flow
Flow
Flow, Flow, Flow


What a night for a moonlit rooftop dance
What a night for a moonlit rooftop dance

Flow
What a night What a night

Flow
What a night What a night

Flow
What a night!

Flow
What a night!

Flow
What a night!

Flow
What a night!
FLOW!!!!
Track Name: Release
I see the world
Feel the chill
Which way to go
Windowsill
I see the words
On a rocking horse of time
I see the birds
In the rain

Oh, dear dad, can you see me now
I am myself, like you somehow
I'll ride the wave where it takes me
I'll hold the pain
Release me

Oh, dear dad, can you see me now
I am myself, like you somehow
I'll ride the wave, where it takes me
I'll hold the pain
Release me

Oh, dear dad, can you see me now
I am myself, like you somehow
I'll wait up in the dark for you to speak to me
I'll open up
Release me
Release me
Track Name: Flow (Karsh Kale's Way Of The Dragon Mix) †
Star-crossed lover I'd pay to see you dance
in another dimension.
You're the butter thats dripping off my tongue.

You make me wonder has the world just begun.


What a night for a moonlit rooftop dance.

Come on now this could be our one last chance.

Let the energy go, Let the energy flow, Let the energy go with the energy



Come on now this could be our one last chance.

What a night for a moonlit rooftop dance.

Let the energy go, Let the energy flow, Let the energy flow flow flow



right through you

back through me,

oh, through you

back through me.



Na na na na na na.....naaaaaaa



Coming from the bottom surging up my spine,

I am yours. And you are mine.

Star-crossed lover I paid to see you dance

In another dimension.


What a night for a moonlit rooftop dance.

Come on now this could be our one last chance.

Let the energy go, Let the energy flow, Let the energy go with the energy


Come on now this could be our one last chance.

What a night for a moonlit rooftop dance.
Let the energy go, Let the energy flow, Let the energy flow flow flow



right through you

back through me,

oh oh oh oh through you-
let it flow

back through me.
Flow




What a night for a moonlit rooftop dance

What a night for a moonlit rooftop dance


What a night, What a night, What a night, What a night,
What a night, What a night, What a night, What a night,

FLOW!!!!
Track Name: FLOW (RANDOLPH CORREIA'S FUNC REMIX) ø
Star-crossed lover I'd pay to see you dance
in another dimension.
You're the butter thats dripping off my tongue.

You make me wonder has the world just begun.


What a night for a moonlit rooftop dance.

Come on now this could be our one last chance.

Let the energy go, Let the energy flow, Let the energy go with the energy



Come on now this could be our one last chance.

What a night for a moonlit rooftop dance.

Let the energy go, Let the energy flow, Let the energy flow flow flow



right through you

back through me,

oh, through you

back through me.



Na na na na na na.....naaaaaaa



Coming from the bottom surging up my spine,

I am yours. And you are mine.

Star-crossed lover I paid to see you dance

In another dimension.


What a night for a moonlit rooftop dance.

Come on now this could be our one last chance.

Let the energy go, Let the energy flow, Let the energy go with the energy


Come on now this could be our one last chance.

What a night for a moonlit rooftop dance.
Let the energy go, Let the energy flow, Let the energy flow flow flow



right through you

back through me,

oh oh oh oh through you-
let it flow

back through me.
Flow




What a night for a moonlit rooftop dance

What a night for a moonlit rooftop dance


What a night, What a night, What a night, What a night,
What a night, What a night, What a night, What a night,

FLOW!!!!
Track Name: Flow (Big Will's Big Mix)
Star-crossed lover I'd pay to see you dance
in another dimension.
You're the butter thats dripping off my tongue.

You make me wonder has the world just begun.


What a night for a moonlit rooftop dance.

Come on now this could be our one last chance.

Let the energy go, Let the energy flow, Let the energy go with the energy



Come on now this could be our one last chance.

What a night for a moonlit rooftop dance.

Let the energy go, Let the energy flow, Let the energy flow flow flow



right through you

back through me,

oh, through you

back through me.



Na na na na na na.....naaaaaaa



Coming from the bottom surging up my spine,

I am yours. And you are mine.

Star-crossed lover I paid to see you dance

In another dimension.


What a night for a moonlit rooftop dance.

Come on now this could be our one last chance.

Let the energy go, Let the energy flow, Let the energy go with the energy


Come on now this could be our one last chance.

What a night for a moonlit rooftop dance.
Let the energy go, Let the energy flow, Let the energy flow flow flow



right through you

back through me,

oh oh oh oh through you-
let it flow

back through me.
Flow




What a night for a moonlit rooftop dance

What a night for a moonlit rooftop dance


What a night, What a night, What a night, What a night,
What a night, What a night, What a night, What a night,

FLOW!!!!
Track Name: FLOW (CARLOS ANTHONY MOLINA REMIX)
Star-crossed lover I'd pay to see you dance
in another dimension.
You're the butter thats dripping off my tongue.

You make me wonder has the world just begun.


What a night for a moonlit rooftop dance.

Come on now this could be our one last chance.

Let the energy go, Let the energy flow, Let the energy go with the energy



Come on now this could be our one last chance.

What a night for a moonlit rooftop dance.

Let the energy go, Let the energy flow, Let the energy flow flow flow



right through you

back through me,

oh, through you

back through me.



Na na na na na na.....naaaaaaa



Coming from the bottom surging up my spine,

I am yours. And you are mine.

Star-crossed lover I paid to see you dance

In another dimension.


What a night for a moonlit rooftop dance.

Come on now this could be our one last chance.

Let the energy go, Let the energy flow, Let the energy go with the energy


Come on now this could be our one last chance.

What a night for a moonlit rooftop dance.
Let the energy go, Let the energy flow, Let the energy flow flow flow



right through you

back through me,

oh oh oh oh through you-
let it flow

back through me.
Flow




What a night for a moonlit rooftop dance

What a night for a moonlit rooftop dance


What a night, What a night, What a night, What a night,
What a night, What a night, What a night, What a night,

FLOW!!!!
Track Name: Flow (Radio Edit)
Star-crossed lover I'd pay to see you dance
in another dimension.
You're the butter thats dripping off my tongue.

You make me wonder has the world just begun.


What a night for a moonlit rooftop dance.

Come on now this could be our one last chance.

Let the energy go, Let the energy flow, Let the energy go with the energy



Come on now this could be our one last chance.

What a night for a moonlit rooftop dance.

Let the energy go, Let the energy flow, Let the energy flow flow flow



right through you

back through me,

oh, through you

back through me.



Na na na na na na.....naaaaaaa



Coming from the bottom surging up my spine,

I am yours. And you are mine.

Star-crossed lover I paid to see you dance

In another dimension.


What a night for a moonlit rooftop dance.

Come on now this could be our one last chance.

Let the energy go, Let the energy flow, Let the energy go with the energy


Come on now this could be our one last chance.

What a night for a moonlit rooftop dance.
Let the energy go, Let the energy flow, Let the energy flow flow flow



right through you

back through me,

oh oh oh oh through you-
let it flow

back through me.
Flow




What a night for a moonlit rooftop dance

What a night for a moonlit rooftop dance


What a night, What a night, What a night, What a night,
What a night, What a night, What a night, What a night,

FLOW!!!!