NPR was kind enough to debut the new track ‘Anybody Else’ from Fine China. Read about them, and here the track here.
Fine China returns ! We are beyond excited to be releasing the new Fine China 7″ single and full length. Please read more below.
Fine China was formed in Phoenix in 1997. Soon after, they released their first 2 EP’s and a 7″ on So Cal indie label Velvet Blue Music. The band went on to tour extensively and to release 3 additional full length records on various labels until 2005. The most recent release, The Jaws of Life, received wide critical nods, and TV show placements.
In December of 2016 Jaws was re-issued on 12″ vinyl with a newly recorded bonus track (to coincide with a 10 year reunion show). Fine China has always been a guitar-driven, pop band at heart, and the new track did not disappoint. It was met with lots of applause and the vinyl quickly sold out.
Now twelve years after their last album, Fine China is back home with a full length recording for Velvet Blue Music, exactly twenty years after their first recordings for the same label! This new batch of songs was recorded in songwriter Rob Withem’s studio over the past year, and will be mixed by Bob Hoag, the band’s longtime producer and engineer, at Flying Blanket Recording in Mesa, AZ. The new full length, entitled Not Thrilled, is set for release on 2/23/18 and will contain 11 new new tracks, preceded by a 7″ single, You Are Not The Future, in January with has an additional 2 bonus tracks.
The new Gileah Taylor single ‘Till We’re Through’ will be out on 9/22. It comes backed with a beautiful new version of her song ‘Going Home’ . . . which appeared in the much talked about show 13 Reasons Why.
There’s a very nice feature on Mr. Bozeman over at NPR. Read and hear it here.
It’s been a long time since we’ve had a new MAP release. The wait will end on 6/16. And as the title suggests, MAP ‘Hello Singularity (writer’s block part one)’, a part two will follow.
Lee Bozeman began his musical career with a pair of maracas in the 90’s. That quickly evolved into writing, recording, and singing for the fabled Atlanta indie band Luxury, which continued to make music until 2015. There is a documentary film about the bands career being completed now.
During all this time Bozeman has recorded and performed under different monikers outside of Luxury. This year, we find him recording what may be his first proper solo release, going simply by Lee Bozeman. Recording will take place this February in Austin at Test Tube Audio. Joining him for production will be Taylor Muse (of Quiet Company) and engineer Kevin Butler.
Label owner Jeff Cloud states, “I’ve been a fan for so long. Having the opportunity to work with Lee recording new music, in a proper studio, and with total artistic freedom is going to be amazing. It’s a check off my bucket list.”
Lee tells us that, “As always, there is hope that these new songs will be a fresh approach to the old themes of long-term relationships, the majesty of the body, belief or unbelief, and the current mood of our country in light of our political realities. There are references to pieces of literature and art, public speeches, and common nostalgia.”
His influences, artists like The Smiths, Arvo Pärt, Unrest, and Leonard Cohen, sometimes find their way into his song craft, but in the end it is always unmistakably Lee Bozeman. All along, it has been the pursuit of saying something true that has been the crux of both his music and work.
SOFT LIONS on tour . . . . . new 10″ vinyl XOXO out now !
‘Run In Dreams’ the new single from SOFT LIONS is out now. The track was produced and engineered by John Vanderslice in his entirely analog studio. Their upcoming EP ‘xoxo’ will be out on Oct. 28th.
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GILEAH TAYLOR ‘Songs For Late At Night Vol. 2’ out on 6/10
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VBM turns 20 ! Thanks for all the love and support. Get a 20th ann. shirt here.