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La Lune Noire
Posted: 17 Jan 2011

nieuwe CD Exster
The CD Exster will be released on the Winterborn Festival.
It's a limited edition, so if you want a copy, come and see us at the festival or check out Itunes soon.
Erik Debris
Posted: 16 Jan 2011

Castles in the sky
Just uploaded a new song; castles in the sky. How to protect yourself against the love of a beautiful but dishonest women?
STATE TO STATE
Posted: 16 Jan 2011

New Song Added
We have added "Without A Trace" to our stream of tunes.
If you like what you hear, swing by iTunes, emusic, or Amazon and get yourself a copy of our debut EP.
STATE TO STATE
Posted: 16 Jan 2011

State to State EP Review
http://www.examiner.com/rock-music-in-los-angeles/state-to-state-band-ep-review

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.

www.StateToStateBand.com

Siberian Oxygen
Posted: 16 Jan 2011

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!
Electric Litany
Posted: 14 Jan 2011

A Time (Never be Late)
We uploaded a new song on our player 'A Time (Never be Late)' from our album
'How to be a Child & Win the War'.
Mid february we will release the video of this song.
Grant Moff Tarkin
Posted: 14 Jan 2011

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
Posted: 14 Jan 2011

Diary of Dreams - Album in summer, Tour in autumn
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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.


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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.
Benjamin Russell
Posted: 13 Jan 2011

PRESS RELEASE: New Website, New Video, New Free Song to Celebrate:
Musician, writer, videographer, painter, Benjamin Russell released his latest CD, ROCKHILL, in 2010. Now he has totally revamped his website and simultaneously launched a new video, LET IT BE REAL (featuring Jean-François Dumais). To celebrate, the song is available as a free download on his website.

http://www.benjamin-russell.com
Benjamin Russell
Posted: 13 Jan 2011

PRESS RELEASE: New Website, New Video, New Free Song to Celebrate:
Musician, writer, videographer, painter, Benjamin Russell released his latest CD, ROCKHILL, in 2010. Now he has totally revamped his website and simultaneously launched a new video, LET IT BE REAL (featuring Jean-François Dumais). To celebrate, the song is available as a free download on his website.

http://www.benjamin-russell.com
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One day I will sing like Otis, on stage, and I will sing my heart out - you know - being accompanied by Booker T. & The MGs and The Mar-Keys. Just splendid.
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