A little late on this, but Live at the Viper Room Volume 2 was recently released. Featuring the song “You’re Where I Wanna Be” that is only available on this live recording. This show was a few months before Live at the Viper Room Volume 1, and features the same amazing band line up: Michael Knott (lead vocals, electric guitar), Andy Prickett (lead guitar, background vocals), Eric Campuzano (bass), Robert Meyer (Fender Rhodes, keyboard, organ, background vocals), and Ed “Giles” Benrock (drums, background vocals). Pick it up on the Blonde Vinyl BandCamp page today.
A surprise single release from Michael Knott (after some prompting by Joshua Lory). This is a song that Knott recorded years ago, but is now being released for you to stream or purchase individually. Check out the trippy cool layered vocals on this track!
Adam Kump – Michael Knott’s nephew and protege – has a band called Mt. Mural that has finished an album called Bolt From the Blue, and they need some funds to finish the process of getting it released. Check out the Kickstarter page and throw some support their way.
Surprise! Michael Knott and Rick McDonough got together to record and release a new song today: “My friend Rick and I wrote and recorded this new song today. Give it a listen, download it (for free) if you like. It is in its infancy and called Photographs in Time. Enjoy!”
Fans of former Blonde Vinyl band Writ on Water rejoice! The band has released a new EP called A Charcoal Night: “Writ on Water returns with A Charcoal Night, an EP that includes “Wicker” in its original arrangement, a studio recording of “Windsor” (which had originally been demoed for The Greyest Day) and 4 new tracks.”
You can download on BandCamp: https://writonwater.bandcamp.com/
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.
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!
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.
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.