Release Date: 24/07/2020
Vinyl LP Cream and Army Swirl Includes 12 Pages Lyrics Zine.
Originally released in 2007 This was Thurston's first solo outing since 1995's Psychic Hearts. From original 2007 Press release: “Thurston recorded primarily on acoustic guitar and bass, laying down the core of the tunes with drummer compatriot Sonic Youth's Steve Shelly and violinist Samara Lubelski, a noted player from MV/EE and The Golden Road, Hall of Fame and other awesome gatherings as well as solo artiste. Thurston grabbed John Agnello to record and mix the sucker after having a helluva good time with the bro from working on Sonic Youth's 2006 killer Rather Ripped.
They decided to work in Dinosaur Jr.'s J Mascis' Bisquiteen studio (the top floor in J's Amherst house actually) where Dino did their Beyond album. This worked out very nicely as it allowed Thurston to yell down the stairs every time he needed a shredding guitar solo and J would trundle up, plug in and BURN.
Other guests on "trees outside..." are Christina Carter, she of Charalambides, and she of the most beatific, beautific voice on land, sea and air. One track called Honest James has Thurston and Christina singing duet against a single acoustic guitar and it is a naked groove.
The otherworldly Canadian musician Andrew Macgregor aka "Gown" plays some spectacularly understated and incredible guitar and Sunburned Hand of The Man's John Moloney takes over the drum stool to absolutely flail on the pit snarling Wonderful Witches.
And then there's the 20 seconds or so of primal noise wave courtesy of American noise underground genius Leslie Keffer on Off Work. Most of the tunes are lyric driven but there are a couple of majestic instrumentals like Trees Outside The Academy, which brings the album to a musical and breathless close.
There's also some weird cassette tape that Thurston found at his mom's of him at 13 years old in the early 70s making some kind of sound-theatre.”
1. Frozen Gtr
2. The Shape Is In A Trance
3. Honest James
6. American Coffin
7. Wonderful Witches
8. Off Work
9. Never Day
10. Free Noise Among Friends
11. Trees Outside The Academy
Limited to 500 copies on blue vinyl. The Moons Return With New Sun Kissed Song "Riding Man". A Colourful, Uplifting And Percussive Single Recorded Live In The Legendary Abbey Road Studios London. Riding Man is the first release of many pop-fueled songs from The Moons forthcoming new album Pocket Melodies (working title).
It’s summer vibes place you in a festival style field with a sun kissed sky and it features wonderful artwork by Goldendaze Illustration. Along with the rest of the album Riding Man was recorded in London at Abbey Road studio 2 which as you know was the main room for most of The Beatles' magic. Completely inspired and in ore, The Moons recorded the whole album live in a day leaving a little room to sprinkle some extra magic in the comfort of Paul Wellers’ personal space Black Barn Studios.
“I wrote Riding Man inspired by Moons fan and friend Bradley Wiggins after he won the Tour De France”. “When I first came up with the chords I immediately imagined myself with friends sat in long grass, acoustic guitars and orange skies”. “It would be so easy to write something about isolation and feeling trapped right now but The Moons want to give people the opposite with this single. Freedom in the sun!” Andy Crofts (The Moons).
The Moons are a 4 piece outfit formed in 2008 by frontman guitarist/songwriter Andy Crofts now also a permanent member of the Paul Weller band along with Moons drummer Ben Gordelier. Other Moonies in the band are Chris Watson guitar, Ben Curtis on bass guitar and floating member Luke Goddard who played percussion on the track and often joins the band live.
Riding Man (2:55)
Sunday Love In (3:15)
Geoff Tyson Music
Release Date: 31/07/2020
“Great songs and stellar playing. Interesting production and mixing ideas too, making it all a fun musical ride.” – Joe Satriani
Acclaimed American guitarist Geoff Tyson will release his first instrumental guitar album on CD, vinyl and digital download on Friday July 31, 2020. Distributed by Cargo Records, Geoff is getting back to his guitar-hero roots with a cutting-edge guitar instrumental album with sounds ranging from blistering rhythm and solo performances, to production vibes that range from heavy rock, to 1980’s Brit-pop.
Geoff recorded and produced the album himself, drawing from his years of experience writing and producing for countless artists, and writing music for HBO, MTV, Disney, and the UFC. “Guitar was my first love,” reflects Geoff. “I first met Joe Satriani when I was 13 and he helped to develop my passion for playing guitar. I soon became one of his favorite students, along side Alex Skolnick, Steve Vai, Kirk Hammet and Charlie Hunter.” “Satriani and I met weekly for about 2 ½ years, and he became my mentor and inspiration, always challenging me to do something unique and personal. It’s a lesson I have applied to all aspects of my musical endeavors. Over time, as popular music trends changed, I evolved into a singer-songwriter, recording engineer, producer, and recording studio entrepreneur.”
“After much encouragement from Satriani and fans, I decided to finally do this instrumental guitar album. Guitar music has changed over the years, so I did a lot of internet research. Wow, there is so much talent in the world today! I knew I had to create something that encompassed my experience and skills.” “For my main instrument, I experimented with a variety of guitar brands, pickups, necks, and wood types. I eventually chose something that was definitely not a shredder guitar, but rather a hybrid that was a bit difficult to play. You can hear me struggling with the instrument on the recordings which I feel gives it a feeling of intensity. The rediscovery of the instrument was cathartic, and a big part of the artistic process.” “As a producer, I love the old classic rock albums, but I also love classic and modern synth and ambient styles. When I was a kid, all the metal guys secretly had Depeche Mode, Duran Duran, and Blondie albums in their collections. These styles influence my tastes to this day. Good music is universal. My new album has elements from decades of these great musical styles.” “I partnered with the great Czech drummer Eduard Štěpánek (Dymytry, Abraxas) and recorded it at home and at various Prague recording studios. Recording and producing it on my own gave me the freedom to experiment and get really wild with things.”
1. Six Weeks Of Tina
3. Strawberry Napalm
4. Like Life Is Set In Stone
7. Monkey Love
9. Are You With Me?
10. Liquid Kitty