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New LIGHTNING DUST, MINUS STORY Records Available For Pre-order Now!

These 2 fab new release for June are now available for pre-order at SC Distribution:

Lightning Dust – s/t cd/lp

Amber Webber and Joshua Wells have been playing together for many years as part of Black Mountain. With an abundance of creative energy to spare, the two decided to start a separate project together, that they named Lightning Dust. Committing themselves to a more simplistic approach with Lightning Dust, Webber and Wells also decided to escape the comforts of their familiar instruments and writing styles. On their self-titled debut, minimal and spacious arrangements and a moody, theatrical vocal-style aptly expose the demons, creating songs that creep into your bones with a haunting chill.

Minus Story – My Ion Truss cd/lp

My Ion Truss is Minus Story’s Studio Album. It was recorded at Electrical Audio in Chicago with John Congleton (Explosions In the Sky, The Polyphonic Spree). Having a producer behind the controls for the first time allowed them to work more collectively as a band, giving them the freedom to record the primary tracks completely live. It is the closest thing to Minus Story’s cathartic live show that they’ve put to tape to date. The result is an epic & anthemic cross between Pearl Jam, Queen, Brian Eno, and Roxy Music.

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MINUS STORY audio interview available at Lawrence.com

Lawrence.com sat down with and interviewed MINUS STORY’s Jordan Geiger and Nick Christus about their new album My Ion Truss (out 6/19/07). You can hear the interview as well as music from the upcoming album at:

http://media.lawrence.com/mp3/podcasts/dogandponyshow/2007/070705minusstory.mp3

MINUS STORY announce tour dates, offer multiple free MP3s

Minus Story’s latest opus “My Ion Truss” is to be released on 6/19/2007 and will be followed by US tour dates with Shearwater and Old Canes in June and July. The album, which mp3.com has called “beautiful and moving” is an approximation of what one can expect live, as it was recorded mostly live at Electrical Audio with producer John Congleton (Explosions In the Sky, Polyphonic Spree). It is the closest thing to Minus Story’s cathartic live show that they’ve put to tape to date.Some of our favorite blogs are hosting exclusive mp3s from “My Ion Truss.”

“Stitch Me Up” on Gorilla vs. Bear

“Mama Mama” on You Ain’t No Picasso

“Aaron” on mp3.com

Newly Announced Tour Dates:
06/15/07 Denton, TX – Rubber Gloves w/ Shearwater
06/16/07 Austin, TX – Emo’s w/ Shearwater
06/18/07 Tucson, AZ – Plush w/ Shearwater
06/19/07 Los Angeles, CA – The Echo w/ Shearwater
06/20/07 San Francisco, CA – Bottom Of The Hill w/ Shearwater
06/21/07 Portland, OR – Dante’s w/ Shearwater
06/22/07 Seattle, WA – Crocodile Cafe w/ Shearwater
06/25/07 Minneapolis, MN – Triple Rock Social Club
06/26/07 Chicago, IL – Schubas w/ Old Canes
06/27/07 Cleveland, OH – The Grog Shop w/ Old Canes
06/28/07 Buffalo, NY – The Icon w/ Old Canes
06/29/07 Brooklyn, NY – Southpaw
06/30/07 Bridgeport, CT – Two Boots Roadhouse w/ Old Canes
07/01/07 Allston, MA – Great Scott w/ Old Canes
07/02/07 Philadelphia, PA – The Khyber w/ Old Canes
07/03/07 Washington D.C., – Rock And Roll Hotel w/ Old Canes
07/05/07 Newport, KY – Southgate House  w/ Old Canes
07/06/07 Champaign, IL – Cowboy Monkey
07/07/07 Lawrence, KS – Jackpot w/ Old Canes

Mp3.com has an exclusive interview with Minus Story’s Nick Christus that provides insight into their writing and recording processes, longtime friendships with each other and their relationships with Xiu Xiu and Okkervil River.

Read the interview here

MINUS STORY announce new album My Ion Truss; offer free MP3

Anyone who has had the opportunity of seeing Minus Story perform live knows that they are meant to be on stage. On June 19, the pride of Lawrence, Kansas releases its fourth album, “My Ion Truss”. June and July will be spent on the
road, presenting these songs the way they should be heard: live and loud.

Ruminations on the new album:
In the distance the land kisses the sky. If you squint just right you can see Minus Story in flux there, somewhere between earthbound and ethereal, making sunspots on the horizon line with their noisy & melodic headphone pop. Reared together in America’s Midwestern cradle, Minus Story speak their own codified musical language as only childhood friends can share. Tirelessly artistic yet unpretentious, they are unafraid of abject noise, folk, soul, or straight-up pop rock.

My Ion Truss is Minus Story’s Studio Album. It was recorded at Electrical Audio in Chicago with John Congleton (Explosions In the Sky, The Polyphonic Spree). Having a producer behind the controls for the first time allowed them to work more collectively as a band, giving them the freedom to record the primary tracks completely live. It is the closest thing to Minus Story’s cathartic live show that they’ve put to tape to date. The result is an epic & anthemic cross between Pearl Jam, Queen, Brian Eno, and Roxy Music.

Free MP3: “Stitch Me Up” from “My Ion Truss”

MINUS STORY Release Ltd Edition Mini-Album

Boonville’s answer to Radiohead have got a fine treat for their fans. That’s right, Minus Story have made a limited edition mini-album available for cyber-consumers on the official Minus Story homepage.

Make the Dead Come is a limited edition CD that Minus Story created as a creative outlet in the middle of making their upcoming full-length My Ion Truss (due out this summer). In between recording sessions for My Ion Truss with producer John Congleton (The Polyphonic Spree, Explosions In The Sky) at Electrical Audio and Low Key, the band self-recorded Make the Dead Come on their 8-track in Kansas City. A thematic continuation and resolution of the death/ghost songs from their last two full-lengths No Rest For Ghosts and The Captain Is Dead Let the Drum Corpse Dance, Make the Dead Come is a darker and scarier journey with the group of Boonville, MS natives. On it, they rejoice in their trademark intuitive & distorted self-recorded style, which they’ve warmly named the Wall of Crap. This is their first recording with new band member Lucas Oswald, who contributes hammer dulcimer and background vocals. It is limited to 500 copies worldwide.

Taking Chances by Sharon Van Etten
Lines of Latitude by Small Black
North Hollywood Microwaves by Pink Mountaintops
Fire-scene by S. Carey
Crown the Pines by S. Carey
Forgiven/Forgotten by Angel Olsen
Everyone is Noah, Everyone is the Ark by Moonface
Byegone by Volcano Choir

North Hollywood Microwaves by Pink Mountaintops

Taking Chances by Sharon Van Etten

Real People by Small Black

Crown The Pines by S. Carey

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