dBpm Records to Unveil New Music at Solid Sound Festival, 6/21-23
dBpm Records will release two limited edition seven-inch vinyl singles by two of this year's Solid Sound Festival performers. The first, "Racy" by Nels Cline and Julian Lage, is the jazz duo's first commercial release. The second, "Through You" by The Blisters, is from the band's just-released debut album Finally Bored. These singles, along with a wide selection of rock, soul, jazz and R&B recordings will be available at the Euclid Records Solid Sound Festival pop-up store. The Solid Sound Festival takes place June 21-23 at MASS MoCA in North Adams, MA.
Balancing open-ended compositions with spontaneous improvisation, the collaboration between Wilco guitarist Nels Cline and the vibrantly prodigious Julian Lage is "a study in contrasts, with guitarism . . . full of strummed urgency and braided melody, like a jazz-folk approximation of some bluesy jam-band frontline" (New York Times). The duo has played a limited number of live performances and takes the stage at Solid Sound on Sunday, June 23. Five hundred numbered 33 1/3 rpm black vinyl copies of "Racy" will be available at Solid Sound; any remaining copies will be available beginning June 24 via nelscline.com.
While the The Blisters oldest member is presently 18 years old, the four-piece has been a band for more than a decade, playing shows in their hometown of Chicago since 2002. Featuring Wilco leader Jeff Tweedy's son Spencer Tweedy on drums, the band's debut album Finally Bored is available now through theblisters.com. One thousand 45 rpm golden translucent vinyl copies of "Through You" will be available at Solid Sound; any remaining copies will be available through the band's website. The Blisters will perform at Solid Sound on Sunday, June 23 and also play several additional East Coast-area shows in Albany (Valentine's, June 24), Asbury Park (The Saint, June 25) and New York (Pete's Candy Store, June 26).
Solid Sound Festival is a three-day celebration of music, art, comedy and more. It features two nights of Wilco, including Wilco's first all-request (including covers) concert on Friday. Additional musical performers include Neko Case, Medeski, Martin & Wood, Yo La Tengo, Low, Foxygen, The Relatives, Os Mutantes and more. There is a full program of comedy selected by John Hodgman and featuring Reggie Watts, Al Madrigal and Jen Kirkman, as well a wide array of all-ages programming, a live performance of the acclaimed public radio show Radiolab, an environmental documentary film festival and much more.
Three-day festival passes and single day tickets are available at the festival's official website, solidsoundfestival.com. Three-day passes are $149. Single-day tickets for Friday, June 21 and Sunday, June 23 are $65. Single-day tickets for Saturday are sold out. Three-day passes for children ages 7-10 are $50 and children 6 and under are free.
Solidsoundfestival.com also features information on camping, area lodging, direct Peter Pan bus transportation to and from the festival and more.
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