Official News from Secret Shine and Ruby Throat.
- Secret Shine Play South By Southwest:
Secret Shine have been invited to play South by Southwest in Austin,
March 2008. We are totally made up to play such a prestigious music
and want to thank the people at Clairecords for their continued
Without them this wouldn't have been possible.
The gig at SXSW will be part of our two week tour of the States in
2008. We will provide more info on dates, cities, venues just as
we know ourselves.
The gig and tour will coincide with the release of our new album
provisionally called 'Café Crash' but this may change. It has a few
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Ruby Throat's The Ventriloquist Limited Edition Release:
ruby throat 'the ventriloquist'
we are releasing a limited edition run of 500 copies, numbered,
signed and dated of the above mentioned album, track listing as
swan and minotaur (troubled man)
house of thieves
lie to me
the album goes on sale on the 8th nov (to be posted out on the 22nd
nov) at paypal links on www.katiejanegarside.com,
we have found some beautiful very old vintage red leather in india
(taken from old ledger books) and have hand bound it ourselves into
new books (13cm/13cm square), the cd in a pocket in a cloth pocket in
the back and pages filled with pinhole photography by chris and ink
drawings by kjg, there will also be a 'this book belongs to....' page
at the front where kj will handwrite the recipient's name on request
the package will cost £29.00 plus post and packing
these things are so hard to explain and write about, this is an email
chris just sent me -
"don't want to write this dont want to write this dont want to. tues
23, just spoke to tim. going to buy trousers with friend.
he says his are unmannageable. Heavy weight gain means the friction
in the crotch area leaves massive holes within a week. jogging
bottoms at the moment. Courdorouy out of the question as this renders
an insect noise that is very disturbing and draws very questionable
glances. my life seems good on balance. The Album is done, the indian
recycled leather sachets are piled on floor, and we just have to put
it together and finish it. But I don't want to. When it's done that
might be it. a year and a half recording(probably longer), writing,
re-writing, ditching, resurrecting....and there it is. CD.
dissappointing. not like it was in the room...the first time, songs
reeling out, the evenings passing on. But then, music was never meant
to be recorded. we've done our best...no engineers...just friends
studios as home. But, you know, it's close. mostly first takes. and
mostly improvised. A beam from somewhere else. but now we have to
sounds like liner notes from bad beat record!
this has been a labour of love and we have done every detail of it
from beginning to end ourselves, to explain - doing a limited edition
run should make us a little money after our manufacturing costs, then
we buy food and shelter for a couple of months to begin another
record and so it goes on, we know the price tag is high for some and
do understand this, we hope to release a standard version of the
album next year, anyway buy your limited edition and flog it for high
prices the next day on ebay being the way of things these days, ha ha
much love to all as ever