RECOVERY COUNCIL Album Release Party

Rebeca Qualls is a geek. The guitarist/vocalist and chief songwriter for New Jersey-based rock trio RECOVERY COUNCIL has a unique background which includes, of all things, scientific systems engineering. And she’s crazy enough to think that the two have something in common.

Writing music is, in many ways, the organic distillation of thoughts, feelings, and melodies into a cohesive end product, Qualls says.

Like building a system, creating music can take a few iterations to sharpen and guide that focus into a desired result.

This concept also parallels the evolution of RECOVERY COUNCIL from a lo-fi space rock solo project into a heavy rock trio with an undeniable sonic chemistry.

Qualls raucous guitar and honest vocals have been joined by the fluid, vibrant bass of Isidro Santos, and precision drumming of Jeff Trenholm. The third RECOVERY COUNCIL album Plan-Do-Check-Act consistently captures a moment in time where the three musicians with unique styles perfectly intersect as a cohesive whole. Although she cites some post-punk influences such as Husker Du, Sonic Youth, and Helmet, Qualls has deep rock and metal roots dating back to her childhood in the small college/steel town of Huntington, West Virginia.

A young classical pianist turned bassist, she found her bass gods and musical influences in the likes of Iron Maiden, early Metallica, and Rush. The latter also made a big impact on New Jersey native Trenholm in his formative years, in addition to The Cure and Pink Floyd.

Meanwhile, Dominican Republic-born Santos found his niche in early-mid 90s rock, including Red Hot Chili Peppers, Nirvana, and Toque Profundo from his home country.

The end result is a hurricane of melodic power whirling around the eye of Qualls smooth vocals and whipping into gusts of heavy 90s-style indie rock with traces of metal and a dash of progressive.

Plan-Do-Check-Act is RECOVERY COUNCIL’s first studio release as a band, and for Rebeca Qualls, it’s a place she’s always wanted to be.

While you can bring energy to recording and playing solo, it isn’t the same as having the raw, organic power of a band around you. Besides, I suck at drums. 

In all seriousness, I’m really thankful to be surrounded by such talented musicians who are equally great friends. I’m continually amazed at the instant life they breathe into the music. I’ll bring in a song, and it will seem to congeal in no time because we get each other musically and we have a blast playing together. Then well goof around, tell bad jokes, talk about all kinds of stuff, and keep each other pretty entertained. We’re all kind of quirky in our own ways, but somehow I think I’ve earned the title of the biggest geek of the bunch.

Quirks aside for the moment, while Plan-Do-Check-Act reflects the process by which RECOVERY COUNCIL has evolved, it also has a personal meaning to Qualls. Her lyrics string together to loosely tell a story of perseverance through struggle and disillusionment, while balancing expectations based on real values as opposed to unattainable ideals.

The will to accomplish something against any odds comes with highs, lows, assessments and reassessments along the journey. It’s as much about self-discovery and experience as it is about determination and improvement, Qualls says.

Such is the journey for RECOVERY COUNCIL the musical system that has been engineered, focused, and refined over time. The only way to move is forward. And the geeks shall inherit the earth.

 

 

RECOVERY COUNCIL Premiere First Single

Geek chicks sure can rock out and Rebeca Qualls is living proof. New Jersey-based RECOVERY COUNCIL began as Qualls’ nerdy lo-fi space rock solo project in grad school but has evolved into a power trio juggernaut with a heavy rock nucleus and a new album Plan-Do-Check-Act to be released January 15 on Dot Ultra Records.

Album Due Out January 15 on Dot Ultra Records

Plan-Do-Check-Act is RECOVERY COUNCIL’s third full-length studio album but the first release since becoming a full band in the summer of 2011. While the band’s sound has taken a more raucous turn, Qualls continues to exude her inner geek with lyrical introspect and technical allusion.

Fans can hear the first single from Plan-Do-Check-Act entitled Recourse,  HERE.

RECOVERY COUNCIL is Qualls on guitar and vocals, along with New Jersey native Jeff Trenholm on drums and Dominican Republic-born Isidro Santos on bass.

Since becoming a band in 2011, their collective influences lent to their rhythm-driven, melodic style. Qualls cites post-punk influences such as Husker Du and Helmet, but relies on her metal and rock roots dating back to her childhood, beginning with Iron Maiden, early Metallica, and Rush. The latter also made a big impact on Trenholm in his formative years, in addition to The Cure and Pink Floyd. Meanwhile, Santos found his niche in early-mid ’90s rock, including Red Hot Chili Peppers, Nirvana, and Dominican-based Toque ProfundoPlan-Do-Check-Act captures a moment in time where the three musicians’ unique styles and backgrounds perfectly intersect as a cohesive whole.

RECOVERY COUNCIL will be hitting the road throughout the winter showcasing music from Plan-Do-Check-Act. A current listing of shows can be found below.

RECOVERY COUNCIL Live:

1/17/13: Newportville, PA @ Roadhouse Inn

2/7/13: Philadelphia, PA @ JR’s Bar

2/16/13: New York, NY @ Desmond’s Tavern

3/4/13: New London, CT @ El N Gee

For More Info Visit:

http://www.recoverycouncilmusic.com/

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NJ Rockers RECOVERY COUNCIL Announce Album Release

Geek chicks sure can rock out and Rebeca Qualls is living proof. New Jersey-based RECOVERY COUNCIL began as Qualls’ nerdy lo-fi space rock solo project in grad school but has evolved into a power trio juggernaut with a heavy rock nucleus and a new album Plan-Do-Check-Act to be released January 15 on Dot Ultra RecordsPlan-Do-Check-Act is RECOVERY COUNCIL’s third full-length studio album but the first release since becoming a full band in the summer of 2011. While the band’s sound has taken a more raucous turn, Qualls continues to exude her inner geek with lyrical introspect and technical allusion.

RECOVERY COUNCIL will be hitting the road throughout the winter showcasing music from Plan-Do-Check-Act. A current listing of shows includes an upcoming gig December 7 at Le Grand Fromage in Atlantic City, where dry goods will be collected for Hurricane Sandy victims and the door proceeds will go to restore damage sustained by the venue.

Qualls says of the event,

“Knowing Atlantic City was one of the harder hit areas, we were surprised to find out that the venue was still open, although the first floor had been affected. We will be donating all of our door proceeds toward their restoration efforts. It’s a great way to support live music and help keep a good local venue running.”

RECOVERY COUNCIL is Qualls on guitar and vocals, along with New Jersey native Jeff Trenholm on drums and Dominican Republic-born Isidro Santos on bass. Since becoming a band in 2011, their collective influences have lent themselves to their rhythm-driven, melodic style. Qualls cites post-punk influences such as Husker Du and Helmet, but relies on her metal and rock roots dating back to her childhood, beginning with Iron Maiden, early Metallica, and Rush. The latter also made a big impact on Trenholm in his formative years, in addition to The Cure and Pink Floyd. Meanwhile, Santos found his niche in early-mid ’90s rock, including Red Hot Chili Peppers, Nirvana, and Dominican-based Toque ProfundoPlan-Do-Check-Act captures a moment in time where the three musicians’ unique styles and backgrounds perfectly intersect as a cohesive whole.

RECOVERY COUNCIL Live:

12/7: Atlantic City, NJ @ Le Grand Fromage (All proceeds to go to repairs of Le Grand Fromage. Canned goods will also be collected at the door to benefit Hurricane Sandy victims)

1/17/13: Newportville, PA @ Roadhouse Inn

2/7/13: Philadelphia, PA @ JR’s Bar

2/16/13: New York, NY @ Desmond’s Tavern