the scud mountain boys(and the replacements!) are back together!! woo!

ncdrawl

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the scud mountain boys Massachusets changed my life. it was that transformational to me. literally. so excited.

First, let me get this out of the way. The Scud Mountain Boys have reformed

after 15 years. If you re interested in reading about how our reformation

took place, there will be more about that in a later missive.

And we have a new album coming out on July 9, 2013 on Ashmont Records. The

record is called Do You Love the Sun. If you didn t like the other Scud

Mountain Boys albums (Pine Box; Dance the Night Away; Massachusetts) you

won t like Do You Love the Sun.

Okay, that s done. Here s a brief history and special deal for any of you

folks who might want to buy the new album:

Soon before the Scud Mountain Boys signed with Sub Pop in 1995, we headed

into Michael Deming s Studio .45 in Hartford, Connecticut to track with

Deming and our friend Thom Monahan. We recorded and mixed a few songs over

a weekend. We were supposed to sign with Sub Pop a few weeks after the

sessions, but the deal was taken hostage by our old label when they

threatened a nuisance lawsuit. (Within minutes of receiving the call from

my lawyer telling me our old label was trying to **** us, one of my sisters

called to tell me she had been diagnosed with breast cancer. It was a bad

day.)

The Sub Pop deal was delayed for a stressful month. The songs from the

Studio .45 session were simply forgotten. (Either that or we thought it

would be indie-cred-suicide to add them to the fruits of later sessions.

Cut us some slack. It was a strange time in a number of ways.)

Thankfully, my sister has been cancer-free since early 1997, the dude from

our old label fell off the face of the earth, and indie cred is still dead.

And since the Scud Mountain Boys are releasing Do You Love the Sun, our

first LP since 1996, we figured it would be marginally okay to make these

tracks available.

Here s the deal: If you pre order Do You Love the Sun from Ashmont Records

before July 4, 2013, you ll receive by snail mail (on or before the street

date!!!) your copy of the new CD, plus a numbered, limited edition

three-song CD called Drowned. The three Pernice-penned songs have never

been released. This CD will only be available through this deal. After the

deadline passes Drowned will go out of print. So if you like owning stuff,

get it here. Plus, it s free.

The track listing for the Drowned CD is as follows:

1. Drowned

2. Drive Me Around

3. Son of a Bitch

Again, the deadline is July 4, 2013.

http://www.pernicebrothers.com/store/product/?inc=product53.html

 

Tel

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I discovered them a couple of years ago through Spotify.

I listened to this album a few times but then it disappeared, presumably due to the record label hassle.



 

ncdrawl

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dude. ive pimped that album endlessly. :) you need to watch my posts more. dont you know that I am the font of all rootsy americana dirgy twang sad bastard blessings??? :p

really though...it is one of the very few albums I can say completely changed my life. that good. the pernice brothers are amazing too.

i have a signed copy of the vinyl...all members. a gift to me from their engineer, who is now a microphone manufacturer.

 

lstanley

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Excellent. Great band. This was one of a number of albums I bought back in, what? '96, when I was, due to a bizarre set of circumstances, in Austin, Texas for 3 weeks. Also have a fair selection of Pernice Brothers and those of Joe himself. All good.

Listening to Massachusetts now and it is a great album. Wonderfully downbeat yet uplifting. Life changing? I guess. One of my best friends (the other one is...) is from Austin. I'll move there one day.

Thanks TR, you are indeed a real font. You probably don't remember but I once, mistakenly, made fun of your use of English, my mistake. Your posts are always nothing short of inspiring.

Cheers mate.

 

mmar

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cheers teddy ray appreciated big fan look forward to getting a copy of the new album !

 

ncdrawl

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Excellent. Great band. This was one of a number of albums I bought back in, what? '96, when I was, due to a bizarre set of circumstances, in Austin, Texas for 3 weeks. Also have a fair selection of Pernice Brothers and those of Joe himself. All good. Listening to Massachusetts now and it is a great album. Wonderfully downbeat yet uplifting. Life changing? I guess. One of my best friends (the other one is...) is from Austin. I'll move there one day.

Thanks TR, you are indeed a real font. You probably don't remember but I once, mistakenly, made fun of your use of English, my mistake. Your posts are always nothing short of inspiring.

Cheers mate.
im glad you get something out of my posts brother. there have been some real amazing ones this year... John Murry - the graceless age and jason isbell- southeastern among them.

Massachusets like Uncle Tupelo Still feel gone...just came at the right time. uniting country /americana and rock and roll..for me it was amazing.

 

unclepuncle

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Will have to check these albums out, sounds like my cup of tea. By 1995 I had stopped buying NME/Melody Maker and listening to John Peel etc and so didn't really get to read or hear about any new indie / grunge bands.

 

unclepuncle

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Arrived yesterday and listened to it this morning.

Initial impressions were very good - decent recording, nice instruments etc, it reminded me of Jay Farrar, Wrinkle Neck Mules, even Jeffrey Foucault, but then (a bit like John Murry - Graceless Age that you touted recently), for me the vocals just aren't strong or interesting enough and his voice gets boring (I can't be bothered trying to make out what he's singing) and musically it all becomes very samey after the first few tracks.

Don't get me wrong it's pretty good but I can't see myself going back to it very often.

 

ncdrawl

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Arrived yesterday and listened to it this morning. Initial impressions were very good - decent recording, nice instruments etc, it reminded me of Jay Farrar, Wrinkle Neck Mules, even Jeffrey Foucault, but then (a bit like John Murry - Graceless Age that you touted recently), for me the vocals just aren't strong or interesting enough and his voice gets boring (I can't be bothered trying to make out what he's singing) and musically it all becomes very samey after the first few tracks.

Don't get me wrong it's pretty good but I can't see myself going back to it very often.
its all good brother. maybe that album just came along at the right time for me. do check out the pernice brothers though. !

 

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