Taking Europe by storm…er…radio! We are very happy to announce that our new album, AM Radio, is now enjoying radio play in Europe. Lord Litter’s Magic Music Box first featured song, Floor 33, in January of 2008. Lord Litter’s German radio show is broadcast via Radio Marabu over AM, FM, shortwave, satellite, and online. The original show can be downloaded in its entirety here.
XM Radio Channel 43, XMU, will be highlighting Analog Moon as the featured artist of the week on it’s weekly R>A>D>A>R Report. The R>A>D>A>R Report is a special feature highlighting XMU’s most notable bands each week. Analog Moon will be the featured band out of 13 new artists during the Thursday, November 22nd show at 10pm ET. The R>A>D>A>R Report re-airs every Friday at 2pm ET and Saturday at 6am ET. So you have three chances to listen! Here’s how:
If you have XM Satellite Radio, simply tune in to Channel 43 on Thursday, November 22 at 10pm ET, Friday at 2pm ET, or Saturday at 6am ET. If you don’t have XM, you can listen online with A FREE ACCOUNT. Just go to xmro.xmradio.com and use the following code: XMB4MD
You can listen for several days for free with no credit cards. All you need is an email address. If you want to sign up, you can use the Friends and Family Plan: friends.xmradio.com and use R>A>D>A>R Report host, Billy Zero’s email address – email@example.com.
THE NEW ALBUM IS HERE!!!
At long last, the release of AM Radio is upon us. Thursday night we will be celebrating with you, our friends, at the fountain in 5 Points (that’s cola, sc). We’ve got The Specs from Charleston and The Dave Britt Band performing as well as Analog Moon, so get there early.
We’ve been working on this album for well over a year. It really stepped up in February, when we went to Boston to lay down the foundation of what would become our most ambitious endeavor to date. Now, with it finished, it’s time to celebrate! We’ll be giving away a few free CDs as well as a couple of t-shirts and anything else we can dig out of the trailer. This is a 5 Points After 5 event, so get there early. You know…sometime after 5. We’re very excited to see you all.
FREE TIMES: Blue Mountain, Chevelle, Analog Moon and More
FREE TIMES: Music Crawl 2007
Fall is a magical time of year. The temperature cools, the leaves change and thousands of music-hungry Palmetto staters descend on the Vista for the Crawl.
Originated in 1999 as an effort to highlight, promote and support the diversity of musical talent in and around Columbia, the Free Times Music Crawl celebrates its eighth installment on Saturday with 24 acts spread across six stages in the Vista. For a mere $5, patrons 18 and older can freely visit stages at the Art Bar (where there are two stages), Flying Saucer, Headliners and Wild Wing Café for a full evening of eclectic and cutting-edge music, plus an info booth/stage in front of Blue Marlin. Wristbands sold at each venue will enable patrons to visit all five stages. more…
What’s a seven-letter word for “surrounding conditions”? C-L-I-M-A-T-E
If I were you, I’d seriously consider going to Charleston, SC, this weekend to enjoy a great concert for a great cause. On Saturday night (the 7th night of the week), Analog Moon, Josh Roberts & the Hinges, and Danielle Howle will perform at The Music Farm as the Friends of Live Earth present the South Carolina Change the Climate Concert. Not to get all political on you, but if there is one issue that crosses party lines (especially here in our state), it’s the environment. So whether you’re red or blue, consider being green and having a good time with us on Saturday night, 7/7/07.
On a different note, thanks to everyone who came out to brave the heat and then the lightning and then the rain this past Saturday at the West Columbia Riverwalk Amphitheater. We managed to get one set out before our very brave crew and some good friends managed to pack the entire stage rig just ahead of the storm.
Note: This weekend’s show is for the climate, not in it. Get there early. The door opens at…wait for it…
I know. It’s Mickey Mantle’s number. So not only is it an all-around beautiful name, it is also a living tribute.
- George Costanza
Since our last correspondence, we’ve released a live album and gone to Boston to record a studio album. We won’t bore you with every other boring detail, but we do have some fun stuff on the horizon. This Saturday, for example, we’ll be playing at the West Columbia Riverwalk Amphitheater for the final 2007 installment of the CMC Steel Rhythm On The River Concert Series. We’re looking forward to a great time. The fun starts at 5, so don’t be late. In addition to the regular Rhythm On The River tomfoolery, you’ll have the opportunity to help those less fortunate in our great state. This is from CMC Steel:
In response to the news over the weekend, the CMC Steel Rhythm on the River Concert Series has teamed up with Hardee’s, the Cayce West Columbia Jaycees, and ESPN Radio’s “The Sports Drive” to invite everyone to “Rock CAN Roll” for the Harvest Hope Food Bank on Saturday, June 30th.
From 5pm -8pm, everyone who brings 5 non-perishable food items or makes a monetary donation of $10 or more will receive a coupon for a FREE Hardee’s Thickburger. This will coincide with the final show of the Rhythm on the River Concert Series, featuring Analog Moon, at the West Columbia Riverwalk Amphitheater. Admission to the concert is FREE.
Harvest Hope Food Bank serves over 200,00 families in central South Carolina and recently lost over 150,000 pounds of food due to a faulty sprinkler system.
For more information, contact the West Metro Chamber of Commerce at 794-6504.
So bring some canned goods and get a free burger. Admission to the show is free. That sounds like quite a bargain. The best you ever had? Perhaps. There’s more to come on the upcoming studio album. So stay tuned!
For more info on the Rhythm On The River Concert Series, visit www.rhythmontheriversc.com.
Finally! Our first full-length studio album is underway. We’ve just returned from the great Northeast where we spent a week in Boston’s Chillhouse Studios recording an album, the likes of which you have never heard and will never hear again. As many of you know, this project has been over a year in the making. What we began recording at Circuit Rider Studios became demos as the project gained scope. Most of these songs have been built up and stripped down multiple times and are just now getting just where we like them. Much of that is due in part to the leadership, vision, and general craftiness of our newly signed-on producer, Will Holland, who works from and partially owns Chillhouse. Will immediately locked in to what we were trying to do with the album. He had a great sense of the unconventional spirit of Analog Moon. We mixed tried-and-true techniques with modern ideas. We used analog tape delay and tracked some songs to an old Studer tape machine. We plugged and unplugged amps, changed rooms, and even shook the Earth tracking a bass at 4AM. And now we’re very excited to finish up and present you with the fruits of our labor. We will keep you updated as progress continues.
Analog Moon will be releasing their December 23, 2006 performance as a single disc live show. The performance was one set opening for a Captain Easy reunion show at Headliners in Columbia, SC, and featured Brian Sansbury as a guest keyboardist. It was recorded by Zack Thomas and mixed at Circuit Rider Studios by Todd Britton. The live album, containing seven tracks including some previously unreleased material and a cover, will only be available at Analog Moon performances but has already “leaked” on the internet at various websites. The formal release date is slated for March 31 at Headliners, where Analog Moon will be opening for Green Lemon. Advance copies may be available by request as early as next week.
On December 23, we will have the honor of playing with one of Columbia’s greatest ever now-defunct bands, Captain Easy! This local favorite is returning after an almost two-year split for one special performance. Get in! The fun doesn’t end there. Analog Moon will take the stage before Captain Easy , and sitting in on keys for one night only will be none other than Columbia’s own Brian Sansbury. Have Mercy on all of you. Pack a lunch. If you call now (and even if you don’t), we’ll throw in another defunct Columbia band reunion. That’s right. Analog Moon drummer, Chris Jones, and his old band, Death To van Gogh’s Ear, will play for those of you lucky and smart enough to get there early, so you do that. Merry Christmas.