Wednesday, April 2, 2014

+ + + News April 2014 + + + (Dan Wilson, The Both, Badger, Ken Stringfellow)

Dan Wilson - Love Without Fear

Love Without Fear - the new record of Dan Wilson - will be out April 14, 2014.
If you don't know him: Dan was lead singer of Semisonic (Closing Time, Chemistry), wrote songs for Adele (the record '21'), produced a Jeremy Messersmith record and wrote for many famous artists.

You still can preorder the record (digital, CD, LP, signed, deluxe versions etc.) at pledgemusic:

The Both - The Both

Critically acclaimed musicians Aimee Mann and Ted Leo have joined forces for a collaborative project they call The Both. The duo's self-titled debut will be released April 15 via SuperEgo Records. Building on a friendship forged while they were on tour together last year, it was Leo's solo sets that piqued Mann's interest in getting on stage with him and writing music together. Of the project, Mann notes, "Honestly, I feel like for the first time, I'm part of a rock band."

Listen to Milwaukee at Soundcloud!

Badger - Time Will Tell

The debut record of Pat Badger (from Extreme) is already out for pledgers at Pledgemusic. It was produced by Bleu McAuley. And there are at least two tracks written by Bleu (the long lost "When It Rains It Pours" and "Freak Me Out" from the "Blizzard Of '05" record).

Ken Stringfellow - Paradiso In The Moonlight

Paradiso In The Moonlight is a limited edition of 300 double vinyl heavyweight LPs capturing the Ken Stringfellow experience live at The Paradiso, Amsterdam in 2012 (including a 1080p video download of the entire concert, mp3 and 24/48 uncompressed audio files). It will not be released on CD.

Ken says: "Anytime you assemble a dozen or so great musicians and let 'em rip, the results are bound to have an epic tinge. It's a spectacle just to see that much talent spread across one stage. But this night at Amsterdam's iconic Paradiso venue had another aspect to it - it nearly didn't happen at all. I was coming from a stateside recording session, and between Hurricane Sandy and mechanical delays, my flight barely made it and I barely made those flights.  At each airport on the way I was forced into in a full-bore run with all my stuff to get to my gate. Arrive I did, and thank effin G, as the rescheduling of musicians, venue and me was a math problem best left at the outer edges of cloud computing. In my mind, I was overwhelmed by the fact that I almost missed making this happen, and you can see a mix of desperation to capitalize on this unlikely gathering and the sense of triumph where one lone man has overcome the cruelty and caprice of the indifferent gods...this is not a simulacrum of is itself Epic."

Here's Drop Your Pride, live at the Paradiso:

You can preorder it here (release: June 9, 2014): Lojinx

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