If someone puts the word out that they want to make an indie Led Zeppelin compilation, how can you not want to participate. So when The Long Winters heard about the Portland-based project that would eventually become the double cd From the Land of Ice and Snow, they set out to record their take on the English band's epic 8.46 minute song In the Light. Recordings started when Nabil was still around to lay down a drum track, over which Eric played all the instrumental parts, so all John had to do was show up and sing.
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We resisted the urge to mess with your heads and title this message "The Long Winters Split". In fact, it wouldn't be fair, because although we still ask you to wait a little longer for the new album, you can get your hands on new Long Winters material with amazing regularity. Latest project to see the day of light is a split single for the Mt. Fuji label, with Spiral Stairs, aka Scott Kannberg of Pavement and Preston School of Industry fame.
A pipe exploded in the ceiling of the Triple Door and it was RAINING in the theater: Saturday's show was cancelled last minute. It was going to be John, Kathleen Edwards and Dave Bazan trading instruments, playing each other's tunes, and they had been looking forward to it greatly. Sorry to all who came out for the show. For those who hadn't seen these yet, this may be some consolation: three songs from the July show on the video page, including the Bun Family Players song Shane.
On August 20th, John Roderick will perform on a night hosted by John Hodgman at the Montague Bookmill in MA. This bookstore has the motto "Books You Don’t Need in a Place You Can’t Find", which sure sounds promising. And Hodgman describes John as a quasi-cave troll from Alaska. Should be a jolly night.
Please be advised that John Roderick's Piano Bar for the City Arts Fest in Seattle in October has been cancelled, contrary to the initial line-up info that has gone out.
You may wonder who these special guests are who will join John Roderick at The Triple Door on Saturday. All the way from Toronto, Canada, Kathleen Edwards will make an appearance. And opening the show will be California-based singer El May. More guests may be announced the next days, so keep an eye out here and on John's Twitter page. But do note that not all guests will be revealed beforehand. So get your tickets now and you won't miss a thing.
To give you another taster, here's a second song from the first Triple Door show in July. And watch a third song on the video page: the unreleased Bun Family Players track 'Shane'.