Update from Steve
Steve posted a new blog on OLP's MySpace page. He addresses their current music sessions and how they are developing. You can read the blog in full here.
Oskars; Concert Recordings
The winners for the 6th Annual Oskar Awards have been announced. Congratulations to all this years winners, which is most all of us, and to Sand on his Lifetime Achievement Award. There are also 4 new members of the Hall Of Fame.
Speaking of Sand, it's his birthday. Stop by his Facebook or MySpace pages to wish him a happy 28th birthday!
Live recordings of Raine Maida at Cowboy's Ranch in London, ON; Matthew Good at the Tin Angel in Philadelphia, PA, and IOTA Club and Cafe in Arlington, VA are now available on the tracker. Matthew Good's concerts were recorded in 24bit/96kHz resolution, and are very large in file size. If there is demand for the shows in a 16bit/44.1kHz resolution, please make a post in the respective threads so we can generate those files.
Update from Duncan; Jared Paul
I had an opportunity to talk to Duncan before and after Raine's concert in Toronto Monday night. Duncan said OLP had about 7 songs finished, and had spent the whole weekend working together in Toronto. They are awaiting Raine to complete the lyrics to the songs. Duncan stated that everyone was legitimately excited about the work they had been doing. Raine will be producing and engineering the album, with the rest of the band co-producing. Duncan said he "hopes" to be able to deliver a finished album to Sony by the end of July. Remember the word hope!
Jared Paul will be joining Raine for the remainder of his tour and will resume his current schedule at the conclusion of the tour.
Gazette interview with Raine
Gail linked up an interview with Raine in the Montreal Gazette. Raine goes in-depth on the influences of his record, thoughts on touring, discusses several indie artists, takes a few jabs at Bob Rock, and discusses recording OLP's new album. You can read the lengthy interview here.
credit: Gail/rainemaida.net forums
Raine videos; Oskars
Head over to YouTube, or the forums on rainemaida.net to find several videos of Raine's current tour across Canada. You can find videos of him covering Neil Young's "Ohio", Billy Talent's "Try Honesty", as well as Chantal covering the Pixies' "Where Is My Mind?" Raine is also performing the two bonus tracks that were available as part of the iTunes pre-order, "Victim of a Small Town" and "21st Century Blues."
The voting for the 6th Annual Oskar Awards have began. Voting will conclude at Midnight East Coast time on March 29th.
Pedestrian on PRT
Pedestrian is currently the featured artist on jeffbuckley.com's Peyote Radio Theater. Pedestrian cites Jeff Buckley as one of their many influences. The PRT feature provides information and images from pedestrianmusic.org, as well as streaming audio of Overwhelmed.
On The Road
Several of the CM's favorite artists are out on tour currently:
Raine Maida is currently beginning his month-long tour of Canada, concluding with 3 dates in the US in Buffalo, Detroit, and New York. You can find the total list on his official site http://www.rainemaida.net/tour.jsp
Pedestrian has two dates scheduled for this week in Los Angeles, and West Hollywood. Joel is currently wrapping up work on their next full length album, which will be available later in the year.
Matthew Good is out on his first ever solo acoustic tour of the US. The solo acoustic tour visits many small clubs and cafe's across the country, including an appearance at the SXSW festival in Texas. The US tour concludes in Buffalo, NY. In May Matt heads out on a full band tour for the first time since 2006. Currently scheduled to begin on May 20th in Nam's hometown of Belleville, ON, and end on June 27th in Victoria, BC. More dates will be announced later. You can view the acoustic and full band schedule at http://www.matthewgood.org/shows/
New pages are now available on the CM with info about OLP as well as related bands and persons. The information on many pages is a work in progress. Any thoughts, suggestions, corrections, contributions, or other feedback would be very much appreciated. Just stop by the forum.