I’m rather embarrassed to admit I missed this video when it came out. Better late than never. NAO is as good as it gets when it comes to prog-pop. Extraordinary video and music.
Even before two lectures delivered on the cultural changes that accompanied America’s Great Depression, I had the great privilege of talking with Tom Palmieri, manager of Circuline and fountainhead behind Progstock 2017.
Though we only had about 30 minutes to talk, I found Tom quite engaging and incredibly entrepreneurial.
Progstock 2017–hopefully the first of many more to come–will be held October 13-15, this year, in Rahway, New Jersey, a part of larger New York City, just to the west of Staten Island.
The lineup is simply astounding, featuring Glass Hammer, Echolyn, The Tangent, Karmakanic, 3RDegree, Simon Godfrey, and even our own Jason Rubenstein.
From Mighty Matt:
This is the final reminder about the Fierce And The Dead’s new live record, thank you to all of you ordering, the response has been incredible. We’re 50 orders off our biggest ever pre-order sale and funding our DVD recording. Amazing.
If you want the limited edition signed postcard version of our new live album this is the last week to order it. The link it here:
Tape cassettes are almost gone too.
All of the band really appreciate the support and it would be brilliant if we can do the final 50.
It’s April 22. A huge day, as you all well know. It’s, after all, the Feast Day of St. Arwald of the Isle of Wight.
Oh, wait. Maybe that’s not what you’re thinking.
April 22??? Something, something. . .
Oh yes! Eart. . .
No, Record Store Day. That’s it. Record Store Day! No offense to St. Arwald. He was pretty cool.
But, Record Store Day is the day we celebrate the local record stores, owned by families, groups of friends, and entrepreneurs who struggle against the collosal entities of the box stores and the cyber corporations. If you do nothing else today, please buy something from your local record store. My local record store is Checker Records–run by wonderful people and serving excellent coffee as well as good conversation and good humor.
This just in from the band:
The new Big Big Train album is called Grimspound and will be released on April 28th 2017.
Here is a new promotional film made by Peter Callow for Experimental Gentlemen (Part Two). The full-length version of this song will feature on the Grimspound album:
And here is a promotional film made by Johan Reitsma for a song from the album called As the Crow Flies:
Pre-orders of the Grimspound album are now available at our official stores:
Burning Shed (for vinyl and CDs):
The Merch Desk (for merchandise and CDs):
Bandcamp (for hi-resolution 24/96 downloads):
There are two vinyl versions of the album. There is a limited edition frosted clear vinyl version alongside the standard black vinyl version. Both vinyl versions are gatefold releases featuring double heavy weight 180g vinyl and a 4 page booklet insert including the lyrics and the stories behind the songs. A complimentary code for a high-resolution download version of the album is provided with each vinyl order. Orders of the limited edition frosted clear vinyl will also include a postcard signed by all band members. A limited edition blue vinyl version of 2016’s Folklore album is also available at Burning Shed and includes a complimentary hi-resolution download code.
The CD edition of Grimspound is presented in a gloss laminated softpack and features a 24 page booklet with the lyrics and the stories behind the songs.
The hi-res download version available at Bandcamp includes a PDF of the CD booklet.
Grimspound is also available to pre-order on MP3 on Amazon and will be available on the iTunes store on the day of release. Spotify and other streaming and download sites will also feature the album from the 28th April.
A full range of new merchandise is available at http://themerchdesk.com/merchdesk/index.php?route=product/category&path=87_115
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