Ninth House Frontman Mark Sinnis Releases Solo Debut

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Mark Sinnis, long-time frontman for NYC band Ninth House, announces the release of solo debut, "Into an Unhidden Future," through Seattle label SINister Records.

Mark Sinnis, long-time singer/songwriter for New York city's underground "cemetery western" band Ninth House, has released his highly-anticipated 19-song solo debut, "Into an Unhidden Future" through his own label 9th Recordings and Seattle-based SINister Records. Inspired by overwhelmingly positive NYC crowd response to his acoustic renditions of Ninth House tunes at increasingly frequent solo shows, Sinnis began writing new songs as well as re-recording some Ninth House tracks in early 2007 -- his sights set firmly on bringing his music to a wider and less subculture audience. While remaining true to his "urban gothic" roots, Sinnis incorporates more of a traditional brooding country vibe on this release. Largely comprised of dusty yet melodic ballads fueled by heartbreak and whiskey, "Into an Unhidden Future" has already been appropriately dubbed "something of a cross between Ian Curtis and Johnny Cash" (Trifecta Shows NYC).

Stand-out tracks on "Into an Unhidden Future" include the rousing and defiant boot-stomper "Aerosol" (which some die-hard fans will remember from an early Ninth House demo) and simple melancholic gems like "It Takes Me Home" and "That's Why I Won't Love You." Sinnis' captivating baritone is highlighted by a talented backdrop of guest artists, including Ninth House bandmates Matthew Dundas on piano and The Anti-Dave (also of the post-industrial band, Bile) on guitar. Also appearing on the CD are NYC guitarist Sara Landau, Lenny Molotov on lap steel, and Susan Mitchell who provides the mesmeric addition of cello and violin. The release was co-produced by Eric Enjem of Echometrics Entertainment, who was instrumental in helping capture the stripped-down "live" vibe of Sinnis' songs.

The release of Into an Unhidden Future will be celebrated with an official CD release event on Sunday, March 16, 2008, at the Court of Lazarus in New York City. The CD is now available for purchase directly from SINister Records at http://www.sinisterrecords.com, major online music retailers such as CD Baby and Amazon.com, and is coming soon to digital download retailers such as iTunes and Napster.

Mark Sinnis frequently plays live shows throughout the tri-state area - a list of upcoming shows is updated regularly on his MySpace site (http://www.myspace.com/MarkSinnis).

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