Connections to their shared history stream through every quiet moment of Chris Stamey’s new song with Mitch Easter — and even more light.
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Check out an exclusive advance stream of “Anyway,” from Chris Stamey’s upcoming album Lovesick Blues, due on February 5, 2013 from Yep Roc Records.
Chris Stamey, up until recently, hadn’t issued a new long-player since he worked with Yo La Tengo on 2005’s A Question of Temperature, and last recorded a full album with his old band the dB’s in 1982.
[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=guUN-5Xpdt0&w=500&h=305] The Dinosaurs of Rock roamed the Earth again in 2012, racing up the charts past bands half their age and chewing through expectations. Expectations, you say? I had many. Most of them dead wrong.
Taking stock last night, as the sun dove below the trees on the year’s longest day, it occurred to me that 2012 has already provided a harvest of good-rocking blessings.
Peter Holsapple, long-time leader of the dB’s, joins us to discuss the band’s rocky early years, working with Mitch Easter and R.E.M., and how he and Chris Stamey reunited.
When Peter Holsapple decided to reunite with the rest of the original dB’s, they vowed to take their time. But then one year of recording then turned into two. Which turned into five. Then seven.
The reunited dB’s come storming out on Falling Off the Sky, quickly dispensing with the expected sheen of comfy nostalgia from the opening track.
The dB’s will release a new song called “Revolution of the Mind” for free download through their Web site.
Photo from A Fragile Tomorrow’s ReverbNation page by Nick DeRiso A Fragile Tomorrow builds out from the country-rock synthesis of pathfinders like the Band and the Byrds, starting with the new-wave attitude and propulsive rhythms of descendent bands like R.E.M. and the dBs. But there’s something else, lodged in amidst the brailing mandolin and stamping beat, this heartfelt gravitas. TurnsRead More