The Posies NEW Album ‘Solid States’
‘Solid States’ will be released in Australia and New Zealand on British indie label Lojinx, via Planet, on 6 May
The Posie’s new album “Solid States” was reviewed by Bernard Zuel in the Sydney Morning Herald and received four stars!
Find it here: http://bit.ly/1WB4PPG
Make sure to head over to What’s My Scene and read their interview with Ken Stringfellow! whatsmyscene.com/star-scene-ken-stringfellow
First interview is done! Check out Ken from The Posies on PBS “Mixing Up The Medicine” with Crispi! Airing at 6pm on 26 April!
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Rock ‘n’ roll has rarely been as smart, soulful or satisfying than it has in the hands of The Posies. During an on/off career that’s stretched across four decades, the Seattle-rooted outfit, led by musical polymaths Jon Auer and Ken Stringfellow, have shaped and re-shaped their muse, creating one of the more compelling catalogues in modern pop.
With SOLID STATES, their 8th album, The Posies mark dramatic changes in the lives, the music, the evolution of the band.
When the Posies long time drummer, Darius, died suddenly and unexpectedly last year, Posies founding members Jon Auer and Ken Stringfellow were devastated. Hard as it was to continue without such a close friend and great musician, the moment called for a reinvention. For now… the idea of the band getting into a room and banging out the music, garage band style, was over. The ideas coming from Jon and Ken were fragile and the moods contemplative. Death, divorce, loss. Even the joys of life are fleeting enough as to be treated with care and respect.
Of course, the Posies still retain their legendary melodic abilities, their trademark vocal harmonies and their lyrical agility. The band has always been exploring, growing. The multiyear gaps between albums are typically spent in countless other projects that bring new skills, sounds, experiences and people to the picture. The band will present the album live in a new format, incorporating laptop elements along with guitars, keyboards and drums. As artists, the band feels it’s their duty to take risks and explore.
“…little has changed in the band’s bracing blend of big, crunching guitar chords, complex keyboard ornamentations and sumptuous, alternately smooth and tangy vocal harmonies,” Derk Richardson, San Francisco Gate
“…try as they might to control their destiny, Auer and Stringfellow were connected to The Posies in what soon started to seem like an unbreakable metaphysical bond … it should be a wonder why the duo didn’t give in to the inevitable sooner: There’s obviously a lot of life in The Posies’ camp,” - Matt Schild, Aversion.com
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Canadian Folk/Country Master Old Man Luedecke New Album ‘Domestic Eccentric’ and Australian Tour Commencing April 29
You can hear the listening on Old Man Luedecke’s new album, Domestic Eccentric. You can hear the cabin in the snowy Nova Scotia woods where it was recorded, and you can hear the beautiful conversation between Old Man Luedecke and his fellow musician Tim O’Brien. Domestic Eccentric is a collaboration of two like-minded artists in love with folk and roots music, playing at the height of their powers.
The record is OUT NOW but is a new release to media for Australia to coincide with the Tour – see dates below –
Domestic Eccentric is a record so replete with home it seemed impossible to make anywhere else. So Old Man Luedecke fitted out his back woods cabin, a hand-hewn affair he’d built himself from rough-sawn lumber, and hired a backhoe to make a 500-yard road through the record amounts of snow so he could bring in top-level recording gear. He invited the multiple Grammy Award winning roots instrumentalist Tim O’Brien to stay at his home with his family for a week of snowbound collaboration in Chester, Nova Scotia. Luedecke and O’Brien had worked together before, and their increasing comfort in each other’s musical presence has yielded spectacular results. “Tim is my favorite musician,” Luedecke says. “And working with him in a duet environment in a cabin at home was a waking dream.”
Old Man Luedecke is touring Australia this May and coming to a city near you!
April 29-May 1 — Woodford Planting Festival — Woodford, QLD
May 3 — Upwey/Belgrave RSL — Upwey, VIC
May 5 — Spotted Mallard — Melbourne, VIC
May 6 — Mountain Mumma Restaurant — Sheffield, TAS
May 7 — Brookfield Shed — Margate, TAS
May 10 — Sunset Studio — Newcastle, NSW
May 11 — Gaelic Club — Sydney, NSW
May 13 — Illawarra Folk Club — Wollongong, NSW
May 14 — White Eagle Polish Club — Canberra, ACT
May 15 — Hotel Blue (Live at the Attic) — Katoomba, NSW
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“One of the best country music albums of 2015” – The Telegraph
“…superb. .. thoughtful, spry and tuneful …well-turned phrases, specific references and upbeat introspection” – Globe and Mail
The Adventures of Superseven
The music of The Jimmy C fits the ‘The Adventures Of Superseven’ like a glove, blending twangy surf guitar with smooth funk and spaghetti western themes.
Multi-instrumentalist Jamie Coghill (aka The Jimmy C) performs each part and channels his soundtrack composing heroes. John Barry’s James Bond twang can be heard in ‘Black Suits On The Beach’ while the ‘Sandra West Theme’ conjures the more sultry tones of a Bruno Nicolai Giallo score (or a John Zorn and Mike Patton experiment). A Fistful of Cyanide Pills smashes Ennio Morricone’s ‘Dollars’ trilogy into one neat five-and-a-half minute nugget and ‘Downtown Honkey’ is Lalo Schifrin’s Dirty Harry meets Goblin’s Profondo Rosso in a funky and heavy ‘Shaft on acid’ Blaxploitation trip.
Jamie Coghill is a self-taught multi-instrumentalist who loves the music of the late 60’s and early 70’s. Some know Jamie as the drummer from Luxedo, Fez Perez and The Devilrock Four (a few bands who almost got somewhere), others know him from his own music as The Jimmy C.
Stay tuned for the release of three new EPs from The Jimmy C! The first one will be available April 29!
Q&A with Jimmy C
Foghorn Media: What inspired you to become a singer/writer? Who are your early influences?
Jimmy C: From age 12 I just wanted to be an awesome rock drummer. I’d put on my dad’s big chunky headphones and play along to Creedence, Zeppelin, and Deep Purple tapes. I sort of picked the rest up by osmosis and through living with and having musicians as friends. You learn a lot from playing in bands if you have the enthusiasm and attention for it. And from the moment I first set foot in a recording studio, I realised there was so much more to music than just being the best at your instrument. I also learned what I was capable of from situations like; “Hey this song would sound great with a harmony”, “But I can’t sing like that”, “Ok, I’ll do it!”.
I think I owe a lot to the early bands I was in and the people I met through them. Luxedo (a name that is only vary rarely remembered these days) featured Tom Carlyon (The Devastations) and Dan Brodie. Through that band I had the opportunity to meet and work with people like Tony Cohen, Conway Savage, Maurice Frawley and Charlie Owen. I was also playing big international supports and festivals when I was 19.
FM: Tell us about the American webseries The Adventures of Superseven and how that all came together.
JC: Well, thanks to the internet I’ve been able to make friends all over the world and via one of these global musical friendships I was introduced to Scott Rhodes, who is an ex-stuntman known for his work on Buffy The Vampire Slayer and other cult hits. Scott has an acquired disability which affects his mobility and killed his career as a Hollywood stuntman. To keep himself sane he created The Adventures Of Superseven, a spy comedy web series which has really taken off and gathered a worldwide fan base with millions of hits on YouTube. I was introduced to Scott by Swedish music maker Magnus Sellergren (Videogram/Call Me Greenhorn) who has also contributed music to the series. I composed a full album for the third season and recently they landed a DVD distribution deal. The first 2 seasons have been cut into full length feature films and re-edited to include a bunch of my music.
FM: Favourite film? Book? Place? Animal/pet? Story?
JC: Terry Gilliam’s Brazil is probably the best movie ever made. My favourite place is Hawaii’s “Big Island” and I love cats. So if I could watch Brazil at dusk on a cat beach in Hawaii, I would be very happy!
FM: What are your future plans for 2016/2017
JC: As I’m approaching 40 years old, I’m beginning to realise that my time is limited. My plans for the future, and well beyond 2017, are to record as much music as possible. It would be amazing to think that somehow somebody in 30 years time accidentally stumbles across one of my albums in a dusty and rarely visited nook of the internet. And if that person was touched and inspired by my music in the same way I was by The Pretty Things S.F. Sorrow or The Zombies Odessey and Oracle that would be the best justification of all. The music I cherish most has lived beyond the group that created it and I’d love to be thought of in that way one day. Until then I’ll just keep making my music, making music with friends, and playing any gigs that come my way.