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OldJack’s What Is Home To You? out TODAY on Lemon Merchant Records!

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Lemon Merchant Records is happy to present the new album from OldJack, What Is Home To You?

The highly anticipated follow-up to their debut album What Is Home To You? is out today for $7 on Bandcamp.

“OldJack jumps forward with “What is Home to You”: nuance, restraint, delicate touches and moments of pure power.” —The Boston Herald

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You Will Know: 7-inch Single and East Coast Tour

“You Will Know” Limited Edition 7-inch vinyl

Ladies and gentlemen, we’re very happy to announce the release of Aloud’s new single, “You Will Know” backed with the b-side “Such A Long Time”.

“You Will Know” will be available exclusively on limited edition 7-inch vinyl. The single doesn’t hit the streets till Tuesday, September 4 but you can pre-order a copy now in the Aloud store for only $5.99 (plus shipping).

Each sleeve has been hand-numbered, with the first 50 having been painted by the band. This marks Aloud’s first vinyl release.

“You Will Know” was recorded late last year for Berklee PULSE’s BANDED documentary, which followed Aloud and five other bands throughout the process of writing and recording a song.

Both “You Will Know” and its b-side “Such A Long Time” were recorded at Mad Oak Studio in Allston, Mass. by producer Benny Grotto. The single also features Mike Tucker (The Big Big Bucks, Bozmo) on drums, Will Belew on trumpet, and Matt Wan on trombone.

Watch the music video for “You Will Know”

East Coast Tour

Aloud Tour Poster – click to enlarge

In support of “You Will Know”, Aloud is set to tour through the east coast next month. The band will be road testing a glut of newly minted material for their fourth album, expected sometime in 2013.

Here’s the latest on where Aloud will be dropping by:

Sat. 9.8.2012 – Brooklyn, NY | Bar 4
w. Cold Blood Club

Sun. 9.9.2012 – Baltimore, MD | The Windup Space

Tues. 9.11.2012 – Greenville, NC | Live Bar
w. Intertia’s Open Jam

Wed. 9.12.2012 – Charlotte, NC | The Milestone
w. Hunter Valentine | Tickets

Thu. 9.13.2012 – Gainesville, FL | 1982
w. The Young Hookers, Jellia Jamb

Fri. 9.14.2012 – Athens, GA | Caledonia Lounge
w. The Breaks, Jeffers Morning

Visit the Performances page for details and more dates.

LMR Sampler: Get on the Bus [free download]

Happy new year, friends. We hope your 2012 is off to a fresh start. Up here in Boston we’re suffering through the usual intense chill that happens around this time of year. (8°F this morning without the wind chill, kiddos.) However, at least we haven’t had to shovel an ounce of snow; it’s the little things that count, eh?

But enough of my meteorological banality. There’s business to take care of and news to be dispensed.

We’re very pleased to announce Get on the Bus, a sampler featuring tunes from The Wandas, Aloud, When Particles Collide, and The Bynars. All four bands perform next month at upstart Somerville, Mass. venue Radio on Saturday, February 18. Cover for the 21+ show is only $5.

Get on the Bus may be downloaded here for free, so share it with your friends and invite them to come down to the show!

Saturday, February 18 — 9pm
Radio
379 Somerville Ave, Somerville, MA (map)
featuring The Wandas, Aloud, When Particles Collide, and The Bynars
21+ | $5 | Facebook event page
Download LMR Sampler: Get on the Bus

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Aloud featured on "The Gratitude Tracks"

The folks at Vend.Love.Win have put together a compilation of acts who participated in the Gratitude Tour this past September.

Two songs from Aloud’s latest release, Exile, top off the 17 track compilation (“Counterfeit Star” and “Darkest Days”).

Other artists on the compilation include Zak Smith, Under the Elephant, Emily Brooke, Rollie, Marmalakes, GABE, and What Moves.

Head over to the Vend.Love.Win music store on Facebook to download ’em all for free!

Aloud celebrates the release of “The Cash and the Pearls” with November residency in Boston

Back from a stint through the Rust Belt and the East Coast, the gang at Base Camp Aloud is happy to reveal the cover art for the upcoming single “The Cash and the Pearls” (click on the thumbnail to your right to enlarge). The cover was designed by the equal parts lovely and amazing Erin Genett, who’s designed wonderful posters like this one for Aloud in the past.

“The Cash and the Pearls” will be bundled with the b-side “So Long”. The single—produced with bassist/maker of mouth sounds Charles Murphy, mastered by Jeff Lipton, and featuring original Aloud member Ross Lohr on drums—drops on November 1st2011 via digital download.

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"The Cash and the Pearls"—new single, tour next month

Aloud - CMJ 2010 (Photo: Annie March)

New single out this November

Without a doubt, it’s been a long and restless summer. After months touring the U.S., Aloud took a bit of a breather to regroup, write some new tunes, and enjoy being home for a spell.

Now that’s all behind us, we’re pleased as Punch to announce Aloud’s new single “The Cash and the Pearls” will be out this November on Lemon Merchant Records. The digital-only single will be coupled with the exclusive b-side track “So Long” and features artwork by Erin Genett. Original Aloud member and current stick man for The Painted Lights, Ross Lohr, makes a guest appearance behind the kit.

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New storefront + Exile on vinyl

As part of the general site re-vamp, we’ll be creating a Lemon Merchant storefront soon. Thusly, we present the question to you, dear reader: apart from music, what kinds of items would you like to see in the store? Shirts? Hoodies? Coffee mugs? Back scratchers?

Leave us a comment or shoot an e-mail over to info@lemonmerchantrecords.com (we promise it’ll get through… that little problem’s been nipped in the bud).

In other news, there has been serious discussion of releasing Aloud’s latest record Exile on vinyl. Having Exile available in this format has been a goal of the band since they began working on it way back in 2009. Aloud is soliciting feedback during this process and would like you to join in on the conversation.

Read all about it in one of their recent blog posts, Vinyl Sidinghttp://www.allthingsaloud.com/2011/05/vinyl-siding/

Five years later, Aloud’s debut album leaves its light on

Most have come to know rock n’ roll band Aloud through their high-energy album Fan The Fury (2008) and their latest Exile (2010) thanks in large part to the hefty touring schedule accompanying each release. Leave Your Light On, Aloud’s debut released on May 2, 2006, did not have the benefit of a muscular touring itinerary, yet songs like “Release”, “Godspeed”, and “Beaches” have managed to persist as fan favorites and regular tunes on the set list.

To celebrate the fifth anniversary of their first full-length album, Leave Your Light On, Aloud will be reducing the price of the record to $7 and including three previously unreleased bonus tracks with every purchase starting Monday, May 2.

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Aloud gets BANDED

Aloud has been selected to participate in BANDED. A project put together by Berklee Pulse, BANDED will showcase the process of creating and recording a new song.

According to the site, the project is a way for students across the country to “share what [bands] know about music theory and what it takes to be a band.” Henry and Jen’s writing and recording process will be documented over the course of several weeks.

Other Boston artists selected for the project include The Michael J. Epstein Memorial Library, Zili Misik, Tumbleweed Company, and Ghost Box Orchestra.

For more information on the project, follow Berklee Pulse on Facebook or visit the Berklee Pulse website at www.berkleepulse.org.

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