Keller Williams is pleased to announce he has once again partnered with the Rex Foundation and taken to his piano to create KEYS: A Collection of Grateful Dead Covers on Piano to Benefit the REX Foundation.
Playing ten not-so-traditional covers of Grateful Dead classics such as “Touch of Grey,” and “Wharf Rat,” listeners will be exposed to Williams’ piano man side. Much like Williams’ previous Dead-themed release, Grateful Grass, purchasers will have the opportunity to revisit some of the Dead’s material in a unique way. KEYS will be available for digital purchase exclusively on iTunes beginning February 12, 2013 and 100% of the proceeds will go to benefit the Rex Foundation.
GO HERE to purchase KEYS on iTunes now, and enjoy a preview of “Terrapin Station” via the SoundCloud player below!
Read below for Williams’ thoughts on this special project. Whether you’re a Keller fan, a Dead fan or both…this album has something for everyone.
“It’s no secret I have an unhealthy fascination with the Grateful Dead. Whenever I sit down at the piano it seems the only thing that comes out are Jerry ballads. Even though these songs are not all Jerry ballads, I have sort of made them that way. The lyrics, although I’ve been singing them most of my adult life, are not 100% perfect. Like any other music I play, I’ve taken liberties. All of the proceeds from the sale of these songs goes to support the Rex Foundation, which was started by the Grateful Dead, in the 80′s, so you can feel good about that!
Built on a foundation of beats evoking vinyl breaks, house and big-beat, the latest album from Lotus is a funky dance party from start to finish. The ten tracks on Build (February 19, 2013 on SCI Fidelity Records) showcase live drums, guitar, organ, and horns that come drenched in classic analog luxuriance, with electronic elements peppered throughout. This is the sound of a band that has spent years rocking live crowds distilled to a strong studio concentrate of body-moving beats and muscular melodies.
“This album was recorded live to analog tape in studios in Philadelphia and St. Louis. We used live drums, guitar, bass, Hammond organ, upright piano, analog synths, live percussion, and live horns from the group Rubblebucket, then peppered in electronic elements. The project was mixed through an analog process to give it a deep richness. These songs were written over the course of the past 2 years and road-tested across the country.
I think this our tightest and best sounding album yet. The songs have a largeness that match Lotus move from clubs into premier venues around the country.” – Luke Miller
To celebrate, the band has posted the first single from the album, “Massif” for free stream via SoundCloud … enjoy and share!:
Just in time for the holidays, we’re proud to bring you the 2012 SCI Fidelity Records Sampler, featuring 11 new tracks – over 50 minutes of FREE music – from the String Cheese Incident, Keller Williams with The Travelin’ McCourys, Lotus, The Infamous Stringdusters, Conspirator, Honkytonk Homeslice and Kyle Hollingsworth!
You can stream and share the sampler online via the SoundCloud player below, and if you like what you hear, click on the BUY button next to each track to purchase the album it came from!
Or, visit the SCI Fidelity ONLINE STORE to download the entire 20112 sampler for FREE! (Clicking the BUY ALL button in the Soundcloud player will also bring you here, to “buy” the full sampler for $0.00)
You can also look for limited-edition hard copy CDs of the sampler, to be distributed at select upcoming shows by the artists featured within.
Thanks for supporting independent music, and Happy Holidays from all of us at SCI Fidelity Records!
Silver Sky – Deluxe Edition is being made available exclusively at independent retailers nationwide. So the only way to get it is to visit your local independent record store and buy it … you know, the old-fashioned way!
Below is a list of stores who will be carrying Silver Sky – Deluxe Edition. We expect this list to grow over the coming weeks, and will continue to keep it updated so you know where you can buy the album … but if you currently don’t see a store near you on here, PLEASE call or visit your local independent record store and ask them to order Silver Sky – Deluxe Edition.
The album is being released by SCI Fidelity Records through Think Indie distribution, and is available for purchase throughout North America on both CD and vinyl.GO HERE for complete album news and info.
Silver Sky – Deluxe Edtion - AVAILABLE NOW AT:
Tuscaloosa, AL – Oz Music
Phoenix, AZ – Stinkweeds
Claremont, CA – Rhino/Mad Platter
Encinitas, CA – Lou’s Records
Hollywood, CA – Amoeba Music
Long Beach, CA – Fingerprints
Sacramento, CA – Dimple Records
San Jose, CA – Streetlight Records, Ltd
San Luis Obispo, CA – Boo Boo Records
Santa Cruz, CA – Streetlight Records, Ltd
Ventura, CA – Salzer’s Records
Boulder, CO – Albums On The Hill
Denver, CO – Twist and Shout
Durango, CO – Southwest Sound
Branford, CT – Exile on Main St.
Newark, DE – Rainbow Books and Music
Miami Beach, FL – Uncle Sam’s
Orlando, FL – Park Ave CDs
Santa Rosa Beach, FL – Central Square
Atlanta, GA – Criminal Records
Decatur, GA – Decatur CD
Boise, ID – Record Exchange
Coeur D’Alene, ID – The Long Ear
Bloomington, IN – Landlocked Music
Indianapolis, IN – Indy CD and Vinyl
Indianapolis, IN – Luna Music
Lawrence, KS – Kief’s
Lexington, KY – CD Central
Dearborn, MI – Dearborn Music
Minneapolis, MN – Electric Fetus
Saint Louis, MO – Euclid Records St. Louis
St. Louis, MO – Vintage Vinyl
Missoula, MT – Rockin’ Rudy’s
Raleigh, NC – Schoolkids
Omaha, NE – Homer’s
Princeton, NJ – Princeton Record Exchange
Rochester, NY – Lakeshore Record Exchange
Rochester, NY – Records Archive
West Babylon, NY – Looney Tunes
Bowling Green, OH – Finders records
Cincinnati, OH – Everybodys Records
Cincinnati, OH – Shake It
Columbus, OH – Magnolia Thunderpussy
Toledo, OH – Culture Clash
Norman, OK – Guestroom Records
Oklahoma City, OK – Guestroom Records
Eugene, OR – CD World
Portland, OR – Music Millennium
Portland, OR – Jackpot Records
Greenville, SC – Earshot
Knoxville, TN – Disc Exchange, Inc.
Nashville, TN – Grimey’s
Austin, TX – Waterloo Records & Video
Austin, TX – End of an Ear
Corpus Christi,TX – Disc Go Round
Dallas, TX – Good Records
Houston, TX – Cactus
Taylorsville, UT – Graywhale
Richmond, VA – BK Music
Richmond, VA – Plan 9
Burlington, VT – Pure Pop Records
Seattle, WA – Silver Platters
Seattle, WA – Easy Street
Seattle, WA – Sonic Boom
Walla Walla, WA – Hot Poop
Yakima, WA – Off The Record
The Infamous Stringdusters’ constant, relentless, revelatory musical evolution – is released on October 16, 2012 in a very special Silver Sky-Deluxe Edition. Delivered by SCI Fidelity and the band’s own High Country label, Silver Sky-Deluxe Edition includes a previously unreleased bonus track, “He’s Gone,” and the bonus live album, We’ll Do It Live.
Working with an unlikely studio partner – hip-hop producer Billy Hume (Ludacris, Nas) - Silver Sky (first released in March of this year) finds The Infamous Stringdusters’ powerful rhythms and vocal melodies at the forefront of the music. Paired with We’ll Do It Live – a seamless live recording culled from four epic 2011 performances - Silver Sky-Deluxe Edition eloquently demonstrates a band whose artistic voice has fully emerged, and offers a riveting glimpse of just how, and where, The Infamous Stringdusters are leading the bluegrass revolution. Silver Sky-Deluxe Edition is available exclusively at independent retail stores throughout the country, with Silver Sky (without the bonus track) and We’ll Do It Live available separately online, and on vinyl at retail stores only.
To celebrate, the band is offering a FREE MP3 download of “The Place That I Call Home”, via the Topspin widget below. GO HERE for complete album news and info.