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The dB’s – Before We Were Born

The dB’s – That Time is Gone

Both tracks above are taken from the forthcoming new full-length “Falling Off The Sky” by North Carolina via Hoboken, New Jersey power-pop legends, The dB’s. Due out on June 12th via Bar/None Records. This is the long-awaited first album in 25 years and it will be the first time to feature the dB’s original lineup — Peter Holsapple, Gene Holder, Will Rigby and Chris Stamey — since their second album “Repercussion” in 1982. The 12 songs on the album was produced by The dB’s with assistance from their old friends Scott Litt and Mitch Easter.
Download 2 Free Tracks from Bar/None now!

MJTV: The dB’s – Live @ B.D. Riley’s, SXSW, March 16, 2012
with Mitch Easter on bass and Fred Harris on keyboards.


That Time Is Gone – The dB’s – Live @ SXSW


Love Is For Lovers – The dB’s – Live @ SXSW
The song originally appeared on “Like This” (Bearsville, 1984)

WATCH more from the show including the another new song ‘Kaleidoscope’ from the new album, HERE.

Omnivore Recordings will release “Free Again: The “1970″ Sessions” (CD/Digital/LP/Limited Edition LP+7″ Bundle), the first solo recordings from a post-Box Tops / pre-Big Star Alex Chilton, including previously unissued tracks. Available on January 10th, 2012.
Details and Pre-order >> HERE.

Also, Omnivore has released Big Star’s “Third” (Test Pressing Edition), 500 copies Limited-Edition 180-gram clear vinyl as their first webstore exclusive, and the black vinyl as Record Store Day version.


Alex Chilton – The EMI Song (Smile For Me)
from “Free Again: The “1970″ Sessions”
written by Alex Chilton and Terry Manning

released 21 March 2011

Fan Modine Cover of Alex Chilton song from his album ’1970′. Mixing, mastering and additional instrumentation and backup vocals by original song co-writer Terry Manning. Also featuring Chris Stamey (Guitar Solo), Lee Waters (Essex Green, Dean Wareham), Matt McMichaels (formerly of The Mayflies USA), Michael Holland (Jennyanykind), Wes Lachot, Lisa Lachot, Michael Stipe (R.E.M.), Seamus Kenney (SNMNMNM), and more. 50% of proceeds to benefit the New Orleans Musicians’ Clinic.

Fan Modine – Through the Valley

Taken from North Carolina’s Gordon Zacharias aka Fan Modine’s latest album “Gratitude for the Shipper” which was produced by Zacharias himeself, Chris Stamey (of The dB’s) and the former R.E.M. manager (1981-1996) Jefferson Holt. Available from Daniel 13 Press founded by Jefferson Holt.
Purchase the album, HERE.

R.I.P. Alex Chilton (December 28, 1950 – March 17, 2010)
Thanks to ArAtAq!

Ronnie Lane (1 April 1946 – 4 June 1997)

Arms – Ooh La La (Faces cover)

Recently this cover version was recorded by Todd Goldstein (of Brooklyn based trio ARMS) with a dedication to Ronnie Lane and Susan Lane, she is a fan of Arms. (via Lost at E Minor)

Roman Candle “Glad and Sorry (Faces cover)” (2009)
from Lake Sever Sessions

Roman Candle is Chapel Hill, NC based band, “Oh Tall Tree in the Ear” is their 2009 full length which was co-produced by Chris Stamey (the dB’s) and Jason Lehning (The Bees). The band consists of Logan Matheny – drums, Timshel Matheny – wurlitzer, farfisa, Skip Matheny – vocals, guitar.

<a target="_blank" href="" >EDEN WAS A GARDEN by Roman Candle</a>

The Ballad of El Goodo (Big Star) Sondre Lerche, Jon Auer & Ken Stringfellow
In this video: Sondre Lerche, Jon Auer, Ken Stringfellow, Jody Stephens, Amy Spease, Mike Mills, Chris Stamey to name a few… This was backstage prior to Big Star’s Tribute to Alex Chilton at SXSW 2010.

Brett Harris – I Found Out   (via Paste Magazine)

‘I Found Out’ is taken from the first full length “Man of Few Words” of Durham, NC-based singer-songwriter Brett Harris. The album was produced by Jeff Crawford (artist/producer in Chapel Hill who has been a member of local bands such as Roman Candle, SpencerAcuff, and Max Indian) and Brett Harris, with additional production by Chris Stamey (The dB’s), recorded at Jeff Crawford’s home studio Arbor Ridge Studios, mixed by Jeff Crawford and Chris Stamey at Arbor Ridge Studios and Modern Recording. “Man of Few Words” combines Harry Nilsson, The Beatles, Brill Building Pop and Chris Stamey influenced Pop. Available via CD Baby and Brett’s Bandcamp site or iTunes.