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The Morning Pages 'Rising Rain' out May 11
The time has finally come. The Morning Pages' debut full length 'Rising Rain' will be available May 11th on heavy weight vinyl, CD and digital download. Produced by Russell Simins of the John Spencer Blues Explosion, 'Rising Rain' is guaranteed to satisfy.
The Morning Pages 'Rising Rain' digital pre-release
The Morning Pages debut full length release, 'Rising Rain' is now available as a digital download exclusively through i-Tunes. A beautiful blend of country, indie-rock and soul, the album features some of New York Cities brightest up and coming musicians. Check out the album page for more details and to stream tracks from the album
Zealous at SXSW
Alana Amram and the Rough Gems will be popping up in various dives, basements and clubs on 6th street. www.myspace.com/alanaamram
Lost Brothers on BBC
The Basement guitarist Mark McCausland has just released a beautiful new album under The Lost Brothers monkier.
Welcome True Historians
Zealous Records is proud to announce Chicago underground honky-tonk heroes True Historians debut release. Check the release page for more info.
Morning Pages Recording Gear
If you're interested in the guitar used in the recording of "With the Lord", check out Resonator Guitar Guide
The Morning Pages in the studio
The Morning Pages head into the studio this week to work on their debut album, a follow up to their acclaimed EP The Company You Keep. The band will be working with drummer/producer Russell Simins from the John Spencer Blues Explosion. In addition to his decades with The Blues Explosion, Russell has worked with Tom Waits, Elliot Smith, Beck and recently produced works by The Tiny Masters of Today and Men Without Pants (a collaboration with Dan The Automator).
Alana Amram and the Rough Gems
The debut EP by Alana Amram and the Rough Gems is now available! This limited album will only be available on-line and through live shows. Click on Alana's artist page to download the record.
The Morning Pages at CMJ
Stop by Midway on Ave. B in New York City on Saturday, Oct. 20th and check out The Morning Pages play the FREE CMJ Festival day party hosted by the Pull Out Method. No badges required!
Soul Sides featured in The Village Voice
The Village Voice's Andy Beta takes an in-depth look at Soul-Sides.com's Oliver Wang and the recent release of Soul Sides Volume Two: The Covers. The Voice spans Wang's history as a DJ and professor. Beta speaks with Oliver and Zealous President Kevin Drost about the origins of the Soul Sides series and what's to come in the future.
Alana Amram plays Farm Aid benefit
In addition to her Aug. 26th benefit performance in Brooklyn, Alana Amram will be performing at Snitch Saturday Sept. 8th in New York City as part of a kick-off/fund raiser for this years Farm Aid.
Exclusive Morning Pages tracks
When their tour hit Chicago, The Morning Pages stopped by Shirk Studios to record some exclusive live tracks for HearYa.com. The idea was to capture the raw and laid-back nature of the band in a live setting. While the plan was to record 4 songs, the vibe was so good that the boys ending up cutting over 10 songs. Each track was laid down in one or two takes with no overdubs.
The Basement on the Steve Earle Show
The Basement hung out with Steve Earle for a taping of The Steve Earle show while they were in New York in May. Steve and lead singer John Mullin discuss everything from Irish politics to The Velvet Underground. John helps DJ the show in between giving some amazing acoustic performances.
The Morning Pages announce summer tour
The Morning Pages will be hitting the road in support of the national release of 'The Company You Keep', set for release on June 26th. The band will bring their unique blend of indie-rock and country music to cities in the North East, South and Mid-West. The band will also be joining up with their good friends Golden Bear, HYMNS, Higgins, Phonograph and many other great bands for select shows along the way.
The Basement live on XM!!!
Tune into X-Country on XM satellite radio Monday night (June 4th) at 6pm EST to hear a live in-studio taping the boys did during their recent visit to Nashville, TN. If you miss it, the show will re-air on Saturday (June 9th) at 7pm EST.
Soul Sides Ringtones!!!
Rare funk and soul pulsing from cell phone. This ain't Fergie. Imagine the awe and surprise from your friends when your mobile comes alive with "Express Yourself" by Byron Lee, "Fever" by Sharon Cash or even "Be Thankful For What You Got" by Donovan Carless. These tones can't be found anywhere else so click on the link to get them now.
Soul Sides Vol 2 release parties - Coast to Coast!
In an unprecedented show of support for Soul music and the audioblog community, DJ’s from around the country have joined together to announce the release of Soul Sides Volume Two: The Covers nationally on May 22nd. From New York to San Francisco, Chicago to Kansas, Vancouver to Philadelphia, a grassroots network has formed to celebrate the Soul Sides compilation.
The Basement in stores TODAY
'Illicit Hugs and Playground Thugs' is now available for the first time to North American audiences. With a unique blend of indie-rock, blues, country and Irish barroom folk songs, The Basement have become a household name in their native Northern Ireland. Produced by Mike Crossey (Arctic Monkeys) 'Illicit Hugs and Playground Thugs' already feels like a living and breathing classic. The US version has been totally re-sequenced and features two early singles not included on the European version.
Soul Sides Oliver Wang interviewed on Fader Blog
The Fader blog sat down with Soul-Sides.com host Oliver Wang to discuss the upcoming release of Soul Sides Volume Two: The Covers. Read all about it here
The Basement featured in No Depression
Grab a copy of this months edition of No Depression to read an exclusive review and interview with The Basement's John Mullin.