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“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.
East Coast Tour
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:
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
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.
Last week, a panoply of Boston area performers turned up for DigBoston’s “Last Call”.
Aloud was joined by groups like Kingsley Flood, Mellow Bravo, Mean Creek, You Can Be a Wesley, The Boston Pops, Viva Viva, and many others to talk about the last year and the one coming up.
Champagne was sprayed, beer was on tap, and a good time was had by all over at the DigBoston compound.
We’ll see you all in 2012. Have a happy new year, eh?
This month’s issue of Peformer Magazine is out! The print edition of the June issue features the long-awaited Tour Diary feature on Aloud and the Exile U.S. tour, as well as a blurb from Henry summarizing the whole experience.
Eighty-three shows and seven months later, the result has been one of the most amazing experiences of both our careers and our lives. … Mark Twain once wrote, ‘Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness,’ and after four months of traveling the nation’s highways, I can certify that the old man was damn right.
Print editions of Performer Magazine are available for free all over the country, and may also be downloaded as a pdf: http://www.performermag.com/pdf/Performer_Magazine_June_2011.pdf#page=48
For more photos from Aloud’s months-long trek across the nation by some other wonderful and talented photographers, visit Aloud’s blog: http://www.allthingsaloud.com/2011/06/performer-magazine-tour-diary/
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.
Just released last week, Aloud’s music video for “Exile in the Night”—the second single and title track off Exile—has already received some press! Read below the jump for snippets, and click on the links for the full write-ups.
The music video was animated and directed by Chris March, who also directed Aloud’s music video for “Old Soldier” (which featured live-action yet no less animated folks from the Boston music community).
If you haven’t seen the video for “Exile in the Night” yet, click here to watch it!
Aloud’s third full length album, Exile, has racked up two more positive reviews this week in Baltimore and St. Louis:
“I can say confidently that it will be one of the records I reach for when I’m craving a dose of indie rock. This puts them squarely in another camp: those artists who can build a loyal cult following. Exile may require some close listening, but the reward is outstanding depth and complexity.”
— Driftwood Magazine, Baltimore
“Favoring introspection over rock, lyricism over bombast, the new (and better) production retreats from the space Aloud used to occupy. It is lush but reserved. The album patiently navigates moody and desperate waters, cresting opportunistically on songs like ‘Counterfeit Star’…. The Aloud of Exile is no less engaging than before; the evacuated space doesn’t create distance from the band, but instead invites you to join in the dialogue. Expect Aloud to be as up-close as ever, but even more intimate.”
— Eleven Magazine, St. Louis
Aloud will be performing in St. Louis at Off Broadway on February 23rd. Tickets may be purchased here through TicketWeb.
A review of last week’s album release show for Exile is featured in this week’s edition of the Boston Phoenix.
Michael Marotta caught up with Aloud’s Henry Beguiristain and Jen de la Osa immediately after their “harmonious-yet-boisterous” set at Church to talk about the recent successful Kickstarter campaign, the upcoming national tour, and the months of couch surfing that await the band.
The performance had a spirited, carnival-like atmosphere, with Beguiristain at one point jumping on a pool table across the room to shout lyrics back at the stage through a megaphone. Aloud’s harmonious-yet-boisterous psychedelic pop-rock sound was often augmented by the ambient strings of the Exile Orchestra. And an unplugged, off-stage, Beatles-medley jamboree-like sing-along with the band surrounded by the crowd closed out their set as the lights came up.
Read the rest on the Boston Phoenix site: http://thephoenix.com/Boston/music/109019-aloud-er-than-bombs/
Don’t forget, next week (Tuesday, October 5th) is Aloud’s listening party for Exile at Enormous Room in Cambridge, which is also doubling as the video release for the first single “Old Soldier”. Henry will be DJing throughout the night with Exile producer Daniel Nicholas Daskivich. Cover is a low $3. Kickstarter backers and their guests get in free!
“The New Aloud – One of New England’s best contemporary bands has somehow managed to get much better over the last year. Songwriting, honest emotional surrender and compelling strong structure are keys to the new songs on Exile” –Ryan’s Smashing Life
“String quartets and trumpets and euphoniums … oh, my! Boston’s Aloud is experimenting with all different types of instruments… a new album that is unlike anything the indie rock duo has done before.” -New Haven Advocate
“If you think their studio stuff is good, you NEED to get your ass down to one of their shows – Aloud is easily one of the best live acts in the city.” -Playground Boston
BOSTON, MA — Young, dynamic indie-rock group Aloud is proud to present their newest album Exile, to be performed live, in concert during the CD Release Party on Thursday, September 23rd, 2010 at 8:30pm at Church. Exile is Aloud’s third full-length CD, and is the debut album from talented producer engineer Daniel Nicholas Daskivich. The album was fan-funded via Kickstarter.com, and will be released nationally in 10/12/10 on Lemon Merchant Records.
Exile represents a sea change for Aloud. Bandleaders Henry Beguiristain and Jen de la Osa spent over a year in the studio creating the album, following the departure of their original rhythm section. The result is a new sound. Screaming guitars and crashing cymbals, previously two of Aloud’s greatest assets, are nowhere to be heard on Exile. They’ve been replaced by acoustic and strange sounding guitars, string instruments, horns, pared down drum kit, finger snaps, handclaps and sound effects. Many of the tempos are much slower, revealing a previously unheard of intimacy and vulnerability, especially in the vocals. Exile is a beautiful and strange collection of songs, featuring often-unfulfilled, complex characters coming to terms with bleak circumstances, while searching for hope and relief in unlikely places.