Former Blonde Vinyl recording artist Steve Scott has been teasing us with tracks from a new album called Cross My Heat for years. The wait for that project is finally over: “Pre-orders for Steve’s new full-length, Cross My Heat (first new material in nearly two decades!), will begin on Friday, 09/15. Steve will be taking copies with him for his upcoming dates in Australia. Look for the CD to be available stateside in October. Keep an eye on Harding Street Assembly Lab on Facebook for details: https://www.facebook.com/the-harding-street-assembly-lab-424268960516/
For the Veil of Ashes fans, Sean Patrick Doty is planning on recording and releasing a new solo album. On top of that, several people have agreed to write music and record with him, including Michael Knott. So far, the list of people collaborating with Doty includes Knott, Michael Roe (The 77s), Ric Alba (Altar Boys/Undercover), Jerry Chamberlain (Daniel Amos), Brian Healy (Dead Artist Syndrome), and Derri Daugherty (The Choir). No release date yet, as the songs still need to be recorded, so stay tuned for details.
Ryan Kennedy offers up the bizarre and awesome cover of Michael Knott’s “Double” embedded below. From Kennedy:
“Michael Knott is probably my single biggest musical influence. If you watch this video and wonder what amazing song I’m ruining, its called Double and it appears on the record Graceshaker by Mike’s band LSU. Do yourself a favour and look it up. It’s on Spotify kids, no worries. Thx to the Flavour crew & Film Kelly for the cool vid.”
For those that missed the Kickstarter for CDs or Vinyl of Songs From the Feather River Highway, but waiting to buy one… the wait is over! Go to the Young Earth Records Bandcamp page to purchse limited edition CDs, Vinyl or Combo packs now. Be sure to grab this awesome EP while there are still copies left!
Interested in an in depth examination of L.S.Underground’s 1992 The Grape Prophet album? Listen to Michial Farmer discuss the album with David Grubbs and Nathan Gilmour on episode 214 of The Christian Humanist podcast. They dive into everything from the real life story of the Kansas City prophets that the album is based on to the musical influences to the cover art and more.
Just released from the vaults by Blonde Vinyl: Michael Knott – Live At The Viper Room 3/4/1998. From the old Knott page news section: “Mike’s second “official” post-Aunt Bettys solo project show was held on March 4, ’98 at the Viper Room in Hollywood. The show attracted a large crowd, including many of the industry reps invited from labels such as Atlantic, Interscope, and significant smaller labels.
Jerry Harrison of Talking Heads, Tom Morello of Rage Against the Machine, and the bass player of Live were also seen in attendance. They were there to see bands following Knott, but they heard Knott nonetheless.”
Knott’s backing band includes Andy Prickett, Eric Campuzano, Robert Meyer, and Ed “Giles” Benrock.
If you are planning on being at Joshua Fest next month, be sure to catch Michael Knott and band (Joshua Lory on bass and Jim Chaffin on drums) on the main stage on September 2nd and the acoustic stage September 3rd. Or if you are on the fence about going, maybe this will push you over the edge 🙂
Now available on the Blonde Vinyl BandCamp page are Rocket and a Bomb Live! and Live In Florida 12/30/1994 (Bootleg Series Volume 2). Rocket and a Bomb Live! is the live album from the recent Kickstarter Campaign, and soon to be released DVD. The Bootleg Series Volume 2 is a live audio from way back in 1994 that you don’t want to miss! Check them both out to hear Knott live at his best.
Have you been looking for a copy of Aunt Betty’s Ford Supersonic, and/or some rare Aunt Bettys songs? Head over to the Blonde Vinyl BandCamp and check out the deluxe edition of Ford Supersonic. Included on this edition are rare tracks like “Junkie”, demo songs like “Kill Me,” and Aunt Bettys versions of Knott songs like “Crash and Burn.” There is even a re-working of the Fluffy song “Guitars, Guns, and Girls.” While you are there, you can also get copies of Things I’ve Done, Things to Come or Live in Nashvegas as well.
The long-awaiting new EP from Michael Knott and company, Songs From the Feather River Highway, is now available for anyone to purchase digital copies. See the Young Earth Records Bandcamp page to stream and purchase. CDs and 7-inch vinyl are also coming soon.