Nog even en dan komt ons album "Monsters in my head" uit! 18 januari om precies te zijn. Je kunt nu al een voorproefje beluisteren op Labtones en op onze website. Volgende week meer, maar voor nu veel plezier met het nummer "monsters in my head".
This 2011 has been a great year for us! What joy, to all the people we have met and who have befriended us. Thank You for all your support! Here are the highlights!
~ Self-released Jet Black single video.
~ Self-released Dark End single.
~ Played Japan Benefit and raised $5,000 for the Japan tsunami survivors.
~Got Featured several times on Live 105.3 FM.
~Played live in studio on KZSU 90.1FM, Stanford and KALX 90.7FM, UC Berkeley.
~Had a On-air interview with Amazing Radio in UK.
~Got tons of play in the UK, Mexico, Australia.
~Had some fun parties celebrating our blessed life.
~Bought some new gear to improve our experience live.
~Celebrated our second year with drummer Billy Mowery.
~Started a new electronic side project called PrettyHawke, single to be released in 2012.
God Lordy, we did a lot!
We look forward to a prosperous and creative 2012!
Wishing you and family Happy Holidays *!*
The Luck of Eden Hall: Butterfly Revolutions Vol. 2
Released just before Christmas, Butterfly Revolutions Vol. 2 continues splendidly where Vol. 1 released earlier in 2011 left us: longing for another fix of some of the best psych pop in the world right now! I’ve been a fan of this excellent band from the US since their resurrection in the mid 00’s and it seems they have a limitless amount of great tunes.
This 41-minute CD includes 12 tracks and one of these (”The Ottoman Girl”) has been previously released on the instantly sold-out EP on Regal Crabomophone (WINGLE 3). The band’s music has been influenced by several 60’s bands (The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Byrds, Love…) but there are also some similarities with ore recent music like The Smashing Pumpkins who they are also friends with. Anyway, The Luck of Eden Hall really knows how to write brilliant, melodic, catchy and beautiful pop/rock tunes! They might be at their best on the dreamy, soft ballads but these guys can also rock out with a bit heavier, fuzz-filled touch and at times they go into even highly psychedelic, hallucinatory worlds although the music mainly is quite approachable and even radio friendly in a good way. The soft, very pleasant vocals, skillful guitar work and really tight and capable rhythm section as well as the keyboards and effects they use when needed complete the compositions very close to perfection. It’s really hard for me to pick up any favorites from Vol. 2 but the last two tracks ”We’re Are Not Self Control” and ”A Drop in the Ocean” might be the most psychedelic. Also the fast “Complicated Mind” somehow stands out as does the acoustic-driven, fragile ”North Hampton Woods” that differs a bit from the usual stuff. The album is available on CD and digital download and we must hope that someone would be smart enough to release Vol. 1 & 2 as a double vinyl album soon…
-DJ Astro 04.01.12
whole album of Alternative Rock for streaming online: New Album Release!
A new year starts with a new album released. The entire album is available for streaming at SpeechMachineBand.com. A few songs are also available on the labtones profile page, labtones.com/artist/speechmachine