Good news for fans that haven’t been willing or able to fork out big ebay price tags: The ultra rare Lifesavors single “You and Me” is now available for streaming or digital purchase on the band’s BandCamp page. This is probably the earliest release that featured Knott’s songwriting. You can also snag a digital copy of the classic Poplife album if you are still missing it. BandCamp is bringing us some good things, so let’s see what else comes through in the future.
This just in from Josh Lory, bassist for Lifesavers: “Give the people what they want! New Lifsavers available for download now! This download was originally made available only to the Kickstarter backers of the project. Due to a large amount of interest from people that missed the Kickstarter campaign 2 years ago, and an early leak of the album, we decided to make this version available to the public for only $10! The Kickstarter edition was mastered by Masaki Liu and will differ slightly in sound than the CD version coming out within the next few months. The CD will be mastered by J. Powell at Steinhaus Mastering. http://
Joshua Lory has reported that the new Lifesavers album Heaven High is currently being mixed by Masaki, and then it will be mastered by Cliffy Huntington. So the release is coming soon. Kickstarter supporters will get their discs mailed to them along with a digital surprise – check your email for updates. Pennies for Stormie Laine is also being reported to take shape. Should be a good year for new Knott material.
Sorry things have been quiet around here – been focusing my time on getting the rest of the site updated. That means that the new Blonde Vinyl Tribute section is up! Mainly just a new look, but a few added details for The Bumpus Hounds, Tribe of Dan, and Echoing Green. Also – a new host for the Video collection!
Momentum for the upcoming Knott tribute album is still going strong. Spy Satellite is not only covering a song (“Chaser”), but has also created a video for their cover. Chaeck it out here:
Gothic/industrial band Leper has a released a free download of An Audience of No One – a collection of cover songs from bands that influenced them. The collection starts off with a cover of “Wakin’ Up The Dead” by LS Underground. Other artists include The Choir, Dead Artist Syndrome, and Deliverance.
Frontline Records Rewind Podcast is hosted by Brian Healy. Each week he plays various songs from the Frontline Records catalog as well as sharing stories related to each artist. Episode 7 features an interview with Michael Knott. See this page to listen to or download this episode.
Recent discussion on Facebook have unearthed proof that Michael Knott is working on new albums. And also finishing out some old ones. A new Michael Knott Fan page is up on Facebook for discussions, but it sports a picture of Mr. Knott working on Pennies For Stormie Laine. A few other releases have been mentioned to, so we may see a flurry of new music over the next year or two.
L.S. Underground’s PTSD (Legacy Edition) is out now on Retroactive Records and available at Amazon! Re-Mastered by J.Powell Steinhaus Mastering with new packaging. L.S.Underground includes Joshua Lory (Lifesavers), Brian Doidge, Jim Chaffin (the Crucified, the Blamed), and Casey Prestwood (Hot Rod Circuit). It has been in Knott’s heart to create an album that would bring awareness to the overwhelming difficulties that U.S. and allied troops encounter upon returning from combat, especially Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. 10% percentage of the sales of this crucial release will go PTSD awareness. Packaged in a four panel digipak, this 2012 Retroactive Records release has been digitally mastered by J Powell of Steinhaus for maximum sound capacity. For fans of the heavy, dark, aggressive rock bands like Tool, Pearl Jam, Nirvana, Jane’s Addiction, Iggy Pop, David Bowie, and Public Image Ltd.