INTERACT WITH US
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Time to make some room around the studio. Prices have been slashed around 50%. All prices include shipping. All orders will also come with a FREE Dark Enough for Stars poster. Head over to the store and pick up something for yourself or someone you love. Cheers!
Michael has a new project out of Los Angeles with singer Mariam McCarthy of Silent Violet. The Killing EP is their debut and will certainly tickle the ears of fans of early 4AD records. Now available at all the usual online retailers.
Tom's first solo outing with gorgeous spare piano and lovely string arrangements. Goes perfectly with a blanket and a good book. Now available at all the usual online retailers.
Steve's new solo album is now available. Respire is an album built around recordings of rhythmic and meditative breathing. These elements are knit together with guitars, piano, breathing and heartbeats to create a work that is delicate, intimate and, at times, visceral in nature. Available worldwide via Beatport, Amazon, iTunes and Emusic.
LEMONADE: DETROIT DOCUMENTARY
We are super pumped to announce our involvement in the soundtrack for the documentary film "Lemonade: Detroit". Instead of sensationalizing blight, the goal of this film is to sensationalize hope, told through the intensely personal stories of people who are actively changing their city. Check the trailer below. More info to come. Support the film here.
Mercy - Mojave 3 Cover by StephMcW
STEPH SINGS UNPLUGGED
Steph has been recording a beautiful series of acoustic songs as of late. You can hear them all on her Soundcloud page. Her latest is a cover of Majoave 3's "Mercy"
PRAYER FOR MY CITY
Steve recently created this piece for a special project involving Stadiums & Shrines.
NIGHTTIDE IS HERE!
Steve's solo ambient debut Nighttide is now available worldwide. The record contains experimental material Steve has been working on between recording projects and during odd bits of free time. More info can be found HERE. You can get it on our store, iTunes, Emusic and Amazon. You can also get the album directly form Steve in lossless and high resolution mp3 formats created from the final 24 bit studio masters HERE.
Videos have been created for each track on the album. You can find them all at THIS SITE.Nighttide by Swartz et
RED IRON ORCHESTRA EP
Tom is heavily involved with this project as well. They recently finished their debut EP recorded by C. Laszlo Koltay (My Morning Jacket, Akron Family). More info can be found HERE. It will be available for download on iTunes November 25th and at www.elkionrecords.com for purchase.Record release show info:
DARK ENOUGH FOR STARS DIGITAL BOOKLET
We’ve been receiving requests from people for a downloadable digital booklet for Dark Enough for Stars and so we have finally put one together. Now you can read the liner notes and all the thank yous and such. (One of the downfalls of a downloadable era, I guess.) DOWNLOAD
AMNIOSONIC RADIO ON KZUM FM
For those of you living in the Lincoln, Nebraska area, we have been getting some airplay on KZUM. You can also listen to the station via the web. Show of special note would be Amniosonic. Check it out if you need something to unwind with after a late night. Props to Dane Niemann!
Dark Enough for Stars was a huge undertaking for us and so we needed a break to breathe and remember what daily life was like. But now that we’ve had some time to separate ourselves from it, plans are being made for the next recording. We’ll keep you posted once we start solidifying things and work actually begins. We know there was a long wait last time and we wanted to at least mention that there is active thinking starting to surround a new studio project.
Additionally, we’ve resumed mixing an EP that we recorded a while ago, but sat on the shelves because we went all out and recorded more parts for the songs than we were prepared to deal with at the mixing stage. Ah yes. A lesson learned. But Dark Enough for Stars taught us what we think we need in order to finish that up. More on that as we get closer to wrapping it up.
REVIEW FROM RADIO PLACERES IN CHILE
From El Sueño del Esquimal in Chile.
DARK ENOUGH FOR STARS NOW ON LALA
Yes. We are finally hooked up on Lala. Listen anywhere in the world and share with friends.
LOSING TODAY REVIEW FROM ITALY
Losing Today is a great mag from Italy. Thanks for the warm words!
AIRPLAY ON STAR'S END
We've been getting some airplay on Star's End – the world's longest running ambient music radio show on WXPN in Philadelphia, PA.
DARK ENOUGH FOR STARS NOW AT TONEVENDOR
The fine folks over at ToneVendor.com have decided to add Dark Enough for Stars to their catalog. This is a great site for finding really great music that is more under the radar from what you'll find at most any other retail outlet. Highly recommended!
AURAL BLISS MOST BEAUTIFUL TRACKS OF 2008
We are honored to have 2 songs on the Aural Bliss radio show's list of the 50 most beautiful songs of 2008. They will be counting down all 50 songs over the course of 2 shows this month. The first 50-26 will be broadcast on Sun. Jan. 11 and then 25-1 on Sun. Jan. 18. Aural Bliss airs every Sunday 10PM-Midnight EST with 2 hrs of Dreampop, Britpop, Triphop, Shoegaze and Electronica. There's a live chat during the show for listeners all over the world to meet and discuss the music. Good times! Tune in here.
SUBBA-CULTCHA REVIEW FROM LONDON
We got a really nice review from London, England in Subba-Cultcha.
ROCKLINE REVIEW FROM ITALY
We also received a very flattering review from RockLine in Italy.
OPUS 2008 MIX
Jason over at Opuszine posted his favorite songs of 2008 mix. We were lucky enough to be included in the list with our song "The World Is Too Much With Us." Some other really great songs are on there. Check it out.
DEMOS & SKETCHES CD
We have some left over copies of the Demos & Sketches CDs from the presale we did back in September. As much as we had hoped to unload them all at that time, this actually works to the benefit of those who didn't get a chance to preorder the new album. The remaining copies are available in the STORE to anyone who wants one for themselves or for a friend for Christmas. Once these are gone, they're gone. So get one if you want one.
We found out recently the syndicated Echoes radio program that can be heard on 130 NPR stations across the U.S. has been playing some selections from Dark Enough for Stars. Check it out if you get a chance. Great show!
4-STAR REAL DETROIT REVIEW
A very nice hometown review in Real Detroit Weekly.
REVIEW FROM ITALY
Mille Grazie! (a thousand thanks) An extensive review from Ondarock in Italy.
FIRST INTERVIEW FOR THE ALBUM
The first interview for Dark Enough for Stars is up on the Deep Cutz site. To read it, go here.
NEW ALBUM OUT NOW!
The new album is finally out and early reviews and emails we've received have been very positive. We are thrilled and honored to be able to share this release with everyone. For those who have forsaken owning the physical artifact of a recording, the new album is also available on iTunes and Emusic.
POST RECORD RELEASE PARTY
A heart felt "thank you" goes out to everyone who came to the record release party last Friday night at Luna. We had a good time and met a lot of really cool people. The feedback we've received about the album has been amazing so far and we're thrilled to be able to finally share it with everyone. Special thanks to DJ Quig and Melissa Emily for making this night possible. Here's a few pics from the evening:
NEW ALBUM NOW ON LAST FM
Last FM now has the whole new album available for streaming. If you have a Last FM account, you can hear it in it’s entirety. If you don’t have an account, it’s free and it’s fun. Each of us have an account and have discovered loads of cool music because of it. Tune in here.
NEW ALBUM NOW ON AURALGASMS RADIO
Beloved DJs Zumby and Mikelove are bringing selections from the new album to you this Sunday evening via their show Aural Bliss. The show airs from 10 p.m. - midnight (Eastern Time - US) with repeats of the show airing Tuesday and Friday afternoons from 3 p.m. - 5 p.m. (Eastern Time - US) – Tune in here
THANK YOU LOS ANGELES!!!
Thanks to everyone who tuned in to the premier in Los Angeles. We were overwhelmed by how many people listened in and emailed us. We've heard from people throughout Europe and North and South America and are excited to have heard so many positive comments about this record we've worked so hard to create. We are truly amazed and blessed to be able to share these songs with so many people. We are nothing without you! Huge props to Darren Revell for making the premier night possible.
We were honored to have some very special friends contribute to this record. They are as follows:
Anna-Lynne Williams (of Trespassers William)
Gary Murray (of LN)
Colette Alexander (cellist for Rilo Kiley, Josh Groban, Jens Lekman, etc.)
John Somers (of Slumber Party)
Anderson Reinkordt (of Man's Last Great Invention)