In late 2010, The Epilogues were poised for a national takeover. Their single for The Hunting Season made its way into power
rotation on Channel 93.3 KTCL, the music video attracted 100,000+ views on YouTube, and in August of 2011, the band began
negotiating a deal for their entire catalog with a subsidiary of the second largest recording company in the world.
Unfortunately, the Epilogues story echoes those of other modern-day bands who, in the music industry of yesteryear, would ve
skyrocketed to dizzying success. With the acquisition of a new CEO, the doors suddenly closed on the subsidiary. The Epilogues
were left with no record deal, a year behind.
The Epilogues took control. They signed to the Mgmt Company for management, and ICM for booking. Eschewing the majors,
the Epilogues decided to release Cinematics with a homegrown record label as devoted to their community of Denver as they
are, Greater Than Collective. Written and recorded over three years, Cinematics is an honest reflection of the band s experiences,
encapsulating both their successes and failures.
I wanted to present a collection of songs that were completely honest and unguarded, says front man Chris Heckman. I opened
up in these songs in a way that I haven't done before and, while lyrically theses songs dwell in misery and regret, I found a great
deal of solace in writing them.
While Cinematics is about loss, it s also about empowerment. It s about the Epilogues and Chris Heckman (vocals/guitar), Nate
Hammond (keys), Jason Hoke (drums), and Jeff Swoboda (bass) working with those they trust over those who have the most
money; it s about the new music industry.