It's time for us to return to Europe!
We experienced something really wonderful on our 2013 tour of the United Kingdom. Not only were all of our shows well attended, with some folks traveling all of the way from Germany and Scandinavia to see us, but for the first time we experienced people in the audience singing along to our songs. Our music touches the folks in Europe, and when FdM Records invited us to perform at The 13th Dream of Dr. Sardonicus Festival in Wales this August, it was the perfect catalyst for another European tour. Renowned artist The Bevis Frond will headline, along with Sendelica and Astralasia, and more than half of the tickets for the event have already sold. Curvey has already started booking more shows for the tour, and so far we have Edinburg Scotland on Aug 6th, Glasgow Scotland on Aug 7th, Liverpool England on Aug 8th, Cardigan Wales on Aug 9th. The wonderfully big hearted mastermind of FdM Records, Keith Jones, contacted us with a proposal to record a live album while TLoEH is going to be in Europe with the LMS Mobile Studio, started by the late Ronnie Lane (Small Faces) and currently run by Mark St. John and Paul Madden. If it all comes together, the sessions are to take place over a three day period, at a chateau in the north of France. We are to record a full length live album, as well as a split single with the band Sendelica. The albums would then be released on the LMS Record label, in partnership with Fruits de Mer Records. Our payment will be 100 copies of the Live album (600 are to be pressed) and 50 copies of the split single. It's a wonderful opportunity for us to reach a wider audience and record with a famous studio! We will have to pay for the recording, and the studio is providing accomodations for 15 Euros per head per night. (Our fingers are crossed that this will all come together nicely....) We're not paid any cash by these record labels. Our payment is the limited amount of product they supply to us, and it's up to us to sell the albums to make money. We need to raise enough money to purchase air fare for the band, as well as rent a van, gas money, pay for our accommodations, recording time, rent a Mellotron for James, and have a little extra for emergencies and mishaps. (On our last tour, a rock hit our van's windshield and cracked it while we were on the highway.) We also need to pay for the manufacturing of The Acceleration of Time CDs and hand-made covers, posters, tour t-shirts and premiums included in this campaign. The Acceleration of Time is offered here for you to pre-purchase along with prints of original artwork, many other releases (see below) including our latest single The Happine$$ Vending Machine and a few unique opportunities. This time Curvey is only going to make 100 copies of our new limited edition CD The Acceleration of Time. In the past he has hand-made two or three hundred copies of our CDs and they have all sold out, so these won't last long. Some have recently resold on EBay for hundreds of dollars! Each of the 100 CDs will be contained in a signed and numbered labor intensive pop-up jacket, with a sticker, all housed in a resealable plastic bag. (Each one of the TLoEH monetary notes were hand cut and stamped too.) All for your enjoyment!
Wednesday, 8 April 2015
Friday, 20 June 2014
A brand new album from the very talented Matt Brown
and a previously unreleased album from just after Uncle Green split up
both essentual for your listening pleasure
Thursday, 15 May 2014
get this treasure trove of greatness here http://derrero.bandcamp.com/ Read the interview here http://artintodust.blogspot.co.uk/2011/11/ashley-cooke-dererro-pulco.html
Saturday, 26 April 2014
The latest issue is upon us you lucky people and this time around I've put together a Fruits de Mer special article with interviews with head honcho and all round fine fellow Keith Jones along with two of the labels finest, the brilliant Soft Heated Scientists and Greg Curvey from our beloved Luck Of Eden Hall...oh yes indeed.
Monday, 31 March 2014
Thursday, 6 March 2014
Crabstock USA and Victoria Moon LP
An opportunity for you
The Luck of Eden Hall is going to headline Crabstock USA, Fruits de Mer Records festival of psychedelia on Friday April 11th in Hamden CT. The show will also be sponsored by local radio station WPKN and we're playing a great venue called Outer Space. There is no cash guarantee so we're running this campaign to raise money to cover all our expenses (i.e. Van, gas, lodging) and to help cover our share of the cost of pressing 500 vinyl LPs of Victoria Moon. Our label in the Netherlands will pay for half the cost this time and it's up to us to cover the rest.
Please have a look at all of the groovy premiums we've put together for you here, including CDs, vinyl LPs, digital downloads and unique one of a kind items...
Once again any help you can give to support this dream is greatly appreciated.
Curvey, Lofgren, Mendoza, Licka
We have a single coming out on Fruits de Mer Records, another article due out in Bucketfull of Brains magazine (UK), our Greatest Hits Vol. 1 album is sponsored by the Active Listener label in New Zealand and I've finished the soundtrack for the first episode of the Moochie Kalala Detectives Club TV show, starring Tim Kazurinsky (Saturday Night Live).