He’s now assembled a new hard-driving rock band: Count Jaye & The Hard Beats. In 2015 Muller released a rock album “Bandages Cover The Looting” co-produced by the Count himself and industry veteran Morris D. Temple.
The rocky but Beatlesque sounding songs are “raw and dirty” but are also well crafted. The lack of autotuned vocals is apparent at times but welcome in today’s world of overproduced pop perfection. Bandages Cover The Looting is an album driven by guitars, bass, drums and some old fashioned organ and piano, plus the melodic but screechy voice of the Count himself.
This was followed up with Count Jaye & The Hard Beats’ second release in 2019 named “Hippo Russian Pickle Giant Blue Disguise“. It included collaborations with Andy Chester of My Computer, Adam Marsland of Cockeyed Ghost, Roger Joseph Manning Jr. of Jellyfish, Nuno Bettencourt of Extreme, Jack Rieley of the Beach Boys, Ben Patton, Filipino singer Rio and others.