TO NO END released their sophomore album "Peril & Paracosm" in January of 2014. Like their first album "Curio", "Peril & Paracosm" pulls musical influences from many genres. There is a unified theme that runs through the 11 tracks of this album that is considerably darker than "Curio". The album starts off heavy with songs like "The Afterlife", "Bad Apple" and "Lay Awake and Dream" and then begins to work in rootsier tracks like "Good Intentions", "Said I'd Become" "When The Time Comes" and "Heavy Rain". The album also contains a few almost-psychedelic moments with lush whale-like soundscapes on the song "Head Up High" and souring guitar solos at the end of the song "If You Only Knew".
In 2012 Dellaposta began preproduction on the debut album "Curio" by scoring the arrangements and rehearsing the material with Mike Clark (guitar) Patrick Lanham (drums) and Evan Wirtley (bass). The four played their first gig in June of 2012 in Dayton, Ohio and went into the studio shortly after. Throughout the recording process a host of additional guest musicians contributed to the project including Bill Dixon (trumpet), Grant Evans (guitar), Steve Falearos (bass, guitar, percussion), Jerry Hughes (organ, piano), Robb Macfarlane (trombone), Bryan Osborne (bass), and Scott Snyder (saxophone).
“Curio” was released in January 2013 and although it is very much a hard-rock album, influences from blues and other roots music are often apparent in everything from song structure and technique to the lyrical content. Watch the song-by-song album review below.
All songs written and arranged by Nick Dellaposta. Horns for “Oughta be a Law” and “Innocence in a Sense” arranged by Robb Macfarlane. Produced by Nick Dellaposta and Steve Falearos. Recorded, mixed and engineered by Steve Falearos at Babblefish Recording Studios in Franklin, OH. Mastered by Tardon Feathered at Mr. Toad’s Mastering in San Fransisco, CA.
TO NO END was formed in early 2012 by frontman and guitarist, Nick Dellaposta in the Cincinnati/Dayton OH area. Dellaposta, 28 an art school graduate and son of blues musician Bob Dellaposta started playing guitar and writing songs at fourteen. In college he started gigging regularly with Bob Dellaposta and the Broken String Band as a guitarist and backup vocalist, contributing to two recordings and getting the opportunity to open for several national acts.
The band released a music video for the song Somethin’ Wrong With You in March of 2013 featuring Shannon Mary Dixon (Hughes the Force, Dead Grandma) and a special guest appearance by actor Jason Mewes (Clerks, Mallrats, Jay and Silent Bob’s Super Groovy Cartoon Movie). The video was directed by J.C. Reifenberg, and produced by Josh Roush of |Absolute Value| Pictures in Los Angeles, CA. The video debuted on SModCo Internet Television (S.I.T.) a YouTube brand channel created by Writer/Director Kevin Smith in May 2012. Somethin’ Wrong With You was the channel’s first music video.
The band is made up of seasoned 20-something's that blend the genres of blues, alt-country, grunge, pop, and progressive rock into an accessible alternative concoction that yields a little something for everyone.
The members include: