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Saturday July 4, 2020 11:08 am EDT

Live From the Archives alumnus Rob Milton returns alongside DJ Harrison as Sons Of The James, a new R&B outfit featuring Milton as a singer-songwriter and Harrison as the producer. Arriving via independent Portland-based label Fresh Selects, their first single is a two-sided offering consisting of "Happy" and "Things I Should Have Said."

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Friday June 12, 2020 03:29 pm EDT
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“We’ve struggled for years to find the right way to record this song in the studio, because the audience participation is such an integral part of the song. So we decided to record it live with our hometown crowd to perfectly capture the live energy and communal feeling this song creates. Although this song is about an agonizing breakup, it also encapsulates a feeling of togetherness and connection. Over the years, playing 'Fool’s Gold' live has helped establish relationships and connections between us and thousands of people all over the nation. We are thrilled to finally have a tangible recording of the song that we are proud of to show to our fans."

Listen to the new single, recorded last November at Aisle 5, on Spotify here. Also, be sure to watch Walden on YouTube.    Matt Conrod PURPOSE AND MEANING: The members of Walden, from left, Jamie de Lange, Richard Becker, Eric Hangartner, and Andrew Mendel.  0,0,2    Walden Fool'sGold                             NEW ATLANTA MUSIC: Walden captures their sound live "
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First getting together during the blood moon of 2018, Rare Birds formed  with members of Truckadelic, 68-75, A.R.S. and Southern Gothic. The new EP was engineered and recorded by Jeff Tomei (Ray Charles, Mother's Finest, Smashing Pumpkins, Beastie Boys), with additional tracking by Keith Evans. Justin Senker, a founding Rare Bird, plays bass on “Gold Plated People” with noted musician/producer, Marty Kearns on piano. Although the EP is yet to be released — that occurs Monday, June 15 — it is already receiving airplay in the United Kingdom.

Moray Stuart of Plunger Music UK describes Rare Birds as “stop/start Zep-meets-The Doors supercharged roadhouse blues,” with (the video) “Gold Plated People” “a touch of ABB jazz-funk sophistication: its very danceable groove topped with two surprisingly raw and fierce outings for the guitar (and to Plunger’s ears a Bettsesque three-note twiddle!)” He ends the review writing, “Rare Birds is a very tasty hors d’oeuvre for hopefully more to come soon!” That’s something else we can all agree on.

The entire Rare Birds EP may be downloaded on iTunes, Deezer, GooglePlay, Amazon Music, and Tik Tok, or,  give it a listen on Pandora, Spotiify, and Souncloud.    Robby Billings WEIRD SCENES INSIDE THE GOLD MINE: Rare Birds onstage.  0,0,2                                 NEW ATLANTA MUSIC: Rare Birds "
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Lady Clementine is using music to shed light on sex work and, specifically, her experience while dancing at The Cheetah Lounge. Atlanta's LCFP flourished last year with the release of their debut EP, Clementine's Season, followed by a series of music videos for the EP. LCFP received recognition for their music video “Clementine Season x East Coast” from the Macoproject film festival and the Atlanta Film Festival 2020.

The LCFP will soon announce new plans and new ways to connect with them.

The new single can be heard here and streamed on Apple Music, Spotify, and SoundCloud.    Nicole Hernandez ALL-AMERICAN: Lady Clementine's Fantastic Party.  0,0,1                                 NEW ATLANTA MUSIC: Lady Clementine's Fantastic Party "
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