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The good folks at publicity firm Rock Paper Scissors have just launched our new EPK on their website.

RPS Splash page with Stick Against Stone photo

 

Album is scheduled for release on 22 January, 2013!

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Artwork spread for GET IT ALL OUT album

Tangible artifacts are better than aspirational ones.

The fabulous Dead Human Design team in Birmingham, UK helped us realize a terrific suite of posters, download cards, LP jacket and CD tri-fold DigiPaks + a 12 page booklet for the upcoming Stick Against Stone Orchestra album.  New street date is January 22nd, 2013!

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Our supporting deck for the SXSW 2013 Panel Picker – coming up this August 13th!

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What you’re seeing here is the test acetate pressing of “Get It All Out” – the album that will share the same name as the documentary – (a tangible transmedia instantiation with a retro flair).   Watch this short video to see the birth of our LP – etching into an artifact – a transfer that seemed like alchemy as a kid, but when you see it happening – it all seems quite normal. (@ Masterdisk NYC – Monday,  18 June 2012)

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Two new mixes from the upcoming Stick Against Stone Orchestra album -
“Get It All Out” -
the songs “Elephants” & “Necessity’s Tongue”


Tags: Dub Orchestral Anthem Soul Jazz Groove Urban Folk

Necessity’s Tongue
(Creighton, Soule, Sullivan, Vitale, Murray, Thomas-Freeman, Gallagher)

Lyrics – John H. Creighton Jr.

Our voices cascade, as they must
When bloody stars press up, up against the glass
Like a song swelling up in our throats
Morning wind is blowin’
It’s blowin’ in fast

Nothing can silence us
Now that the time for singing has come
No one can still
The stirring of Necessity’s Tongue

They grow deaf one sound at a time
Those who pretend, they pretend not to hear
Those who defend the song of life
Are growing new throats and new ears

Nothing can silence us
Now that the time for singing has come
No one can still
The stirring of Necessity’s Tongue

 

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Last year (2011) saw the re-birth and re-hydration of the music of Stick Against Stone.  Songs not heard live in nearly 30 years were performed for the first time by the SAS Orchestra – a 13 piece ensemble that played 2 shows in NYC (@ Sullivan Hall and Von King Park).   After months of rehearsals stretching back to a cold January 2011 day in the Lower East Side of NYC (with 2 feet of snow on the ground!) – to the June and July debut of the band – we showed that the songbook of this group would not be forgotten.

Filmed for the documentary, these concert clips will be appearing online during the year – but 2011 also saw the start of a new artifact. We went into the recording studio on July 31st and have been working little-by-little, on weekends and around busy schedules – to record a NEW SAS Orchestra album for release this year.   We’re happy to say it’s sounding great and will be done and available this spring fall (hey, these things take time!)

Expect to see some new mixes from that album – also called “Get It All Out” – soon.

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studio pecussion instruments arrayed and displayed like candy
“…Stick Against Stone is horns and percussion and horns and percussion and percussion and horns and more percussion…” - Bob Wenzel – 1982

Hey all – it’s been awhile since our July SAS Orchestra shows, and in an effort to capture all those months of rehearsing and the energy behind the performances, we’ve been recording an album of Stick Against Stone songs with the SASO team. It. Is. Sounding. Amazing. Really. We’re knocked-out by how rich the sound is, and while we’ve got a ways to go, we’re excited to think about a release in the early part of 2012. We’re working on 12 to 13 songs for the record.

We’re also editing the film portion of the doc, and are working on the eBook planning process – too. Much to do, many to co-ordinate with – but all good markers of progress.

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