Charlie Played Cello Set to Release Debut EP Red on iTunes

By on May 31, 2012


LA Rock Band Official EP Release Party at the Viper Room June 9th

Los Angeles based rock ensemble Charlie Played Cello released their debut EP Red (Fontana/Universal) May 29 on iTunes. Following the release, the band will hold their official release party at the Viper Room on June 9 at 8 p.m., filming the event for their website. Charlie Played Cello, or CPC as their fans call them, have a unique and dynamic sound that spans from mainstream power-pop to sinister post-punk anthems, in the spirit of Weezer and Jimmy Eat World.

CPC is made up of band members Mike Resch (bass), Bill Scott (guitar), Tommy Villafranca (drums) and Chris Wiebe (vocals, guitar). Together for just a year, the band has already inked a contract with New Deal Entertainment (a label associated with the legendary Holland-Dozier-Holland songwriting team), securing distribution through Universal’s Fontana Distributioncompany. Motown legend Brian Hollandcomposed two songs for the band and all tracks are mixed and engineered by Grammy award winner David Bianco.

Download Red on iTunes 

CPC’s EP Redfeatures radio friendly tracks: “Memories Collide,” “Tired of Playing Games,” “Run Away with Me,” “Drifting Apart,” and “Light Me on Fire It’s Midnight”. Producer Davey Meshell produced and arranged each track with the exception of “Memories Collide,” produced by Bianco and Nino Moschello. This eclectic rock group sets itself apart with music that is both original and nostalgic, combining powerful lyrics and a distinct style to create a matchless sound.

While loyal followers know how CPC got their name, new fans might not know that “Charlie” was one of Mike’s and Chris’s best friends who died in a motorcycle accident driving home from a CPC show. He played cello, and can be heard on some of the band’s recordings.

Charlie Played Cello’s official EP release party is at the Viper Room, June 9th at 8PM. For more information please visit the band’s website


Author: DaveHHM

Dave Luttrull: Owner/Editor in Chief of Hellhound Music. Star Wars nerd, Gamer, Destiny homer, blogger, writer and lover of all things music.