NEW RELEASE in iTUNES: IN YOUR CITY
You can support us in many ways: become a fan or get to like our Labtones profile. Easy. We'd like that of course. But more importantly we'd like you to like our music. So go to iTunes Store, Napster or AmazoneMP3 and buy our first release In your city for only €0,99!
Our new EP “Love is Everywhere” has been digitally released on January 15th
The EP contains 5 songs, describing Love (we’re hippies, remember) from 5 different
perspectives: Love as universal principle, Love as something to fall into, Nirvanic Love and
Love for Portugal’s sunny weather and Caipirinha.
Every song belongs to a different music genre. On the EP you will hear Pop,
Jazz, New Age, Latin and Trance. You can purchase our EP, and individual tracks tracks, at iTunes and
Saxophone player Joep Smeenk, well known from “Gotcha! Allstars”, contributes on three of the songs. He added some great ecstatic atmospheres with his juicy licks. He also co-composed the song “ Nirvana”.
Three of the songs are on the Labtones player, enjoy!
It's refreshing to hear some good straight up rock with just a touch of alternative flavorings. 7th and perhaps even some 9th chords give some interest and dissonance. Their music seems to be influenced by U2 and early Muse. Andrew Orvis decorates each song with riffs aplenty, often waxing a bit atmospheric (a la Edge) and then arpeggiating chords (a la Bellamy.) And while there might be reminiscences of other sounds, their sound doesn't copy anyone.
What really vaults this band ahead of the pack are Shea Stratton's vocals. His range is huge, extending from a rich tenor up to a falsetto that has ease, power and expressiveness. A few times it seemed like Bono's voice, but more expansive and fuller. I hope he guards it with his life as so many singers wreck their voices singing too hard, etc, etc. There are enough screamers out there.
Their musicianship achieves excellence from all four band members. What makes them worthy of repeated listens are the changes of texture which they handle with relative ease. They alternate between quieter passages with fewer instruments playing, before turning loose and going full boar. Their rhythym section deserves a mention for leading with skill.
In terms of getting to know much about them, they are a bit mysterious so far. Their Myspace says quite simply, "We are a band. We make music. You should listen to it." Their influences are "Lots of things." The band consists of Shea Stratton (vocals/guitar), Andrew Orvis (guitar), Cristy Michel (bass), and Mike Scheider (drums).
You should definitely listen to their music. It's available in all the usual places and also at Amoeba records if you are looking for a physical CD and an old-fashioned record store experience. They just played The House of Blues this last Thursday, January 13th. Unfortunately, I wasn't able to make it.
You can catch them at the Viper Room on Wednesday, 2/9/11.
Opnames in volle gang
De afgelopen maanden zijn we druk bezig geweest met het opnemen van een flink aantal songs. Ook de komende weken zullen we nog regelmatig in de opnamestudio in Enschede en de ‘thuis-opname-basis’ in Utrecht te vinden zijn.
Maar het wachten zal beloond worden. Zo’n 14 songs zullen er straks op ons album te beluisteren zijn. Sommige nieuwe tracks, sommige oude in een nieuw jasje.
Intussen wordt er ook hard gewerkt aan onze eigen site www.siberianoxygen.com en wordt er een mooie cd-hoes ontworpen.
Binnenkort zullen hier de eerste resultaten te beluisteren zijn!
music video 'Cotton Clown' & new cd 'Stormy Weather Blues'
2011 not only brings us a cd, but also a music video. In two days we recorded this summer with Lennert Mottar (Soft Revolution) a video for our song 'Cotton Clown'. The result is shown on http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lADN87sa9M8
The song will appear on our new album 'Stormy Weather Blues'. This was recorded and mixed last year by Dirk Miers at De Studio in Asse, and was recently mastered by Darius Helfteren in Amsterdam. A cd presentation is scheduled for the 2nd weekend of Februari in Leuven. Our website will soon be updated, but in the meanwhile you can get a first impression of the cd on our Labtones-profile.
Diary of Dreams - Album in summer, Tour in autumn
Diary of Dreams - Album im Sommer, Tour im Herbst
Bereits vor einigen Monaten wurde der Titel des kommenden Diary of Dreams Albums „Ego:X“ verkündet. Die Band befindet sich momentan immer noch im Studio, die musikalischen Arbeiten am Album sind jedoch nahezu vollendet. Die Veröffentlichung des „(if)“ Nachfolgers ist im Spätsommer zu erwarten. Das genaue Veröffentlichungsdatum wird in den nächsten Wochen bekannt gegeben. Eine Tour ist ab September in Planung. Auch hier wird es in den kommenden Wochen weitere Informationen geben.
Diary of Dreams - Album in summer, Tour in autumn
Already several months ago, the title of the upcoming Diary of Dreams album “Ego:X” was revealed. Currently the band is already in the studio, but musical works are nearly completed. Release of the “(if)” successor is expected in late summer. The definite release date will be announced within the upcoming weeks. Besides that, a tour is planned starting off in September. Also according the tour further information will be announced in the next weeks.