This was our second year at Bumbershoot, Seattle’s Music and Arts Festival. Three days to soak up the warm summer sun and bathe in the cool evening moon. Three days to enjoy the sounds of some of the best music happening right now. The main stage is inside Key Arena but most of the other stages are outside, scattered around Seattle Center and within eye shot of the Space Needle. Last year was great. I hoped this year would be as good. As it turns out, it was even better.
On September 18th Keane will release Upstairs At United – Vol. 5, a special edition 4 track vinyl 12 inch. The disc was recorded in analog for Nashville based label 453 Music, a division of United Record Pressing. This special edition is available for pre-order here.
The band performed a stripped down version of four catalog songs for an exclusive “Upstairs At United” series of all-analog recordings in one take straight to tape, inside the historic United Record Pressing plant in Nashville, Tennessee.
By J. Brown
Mt Desolation is the collaborative effort and side project of Keane’s Tim Rice-Oxley and bassist Jesse Quin, and their gifts as songwriters and musicians translate well to their new foray into country. While their debut album has been billed as country-rock, such nomenclature often evokes an image of mainstream country music that is less than flattering; more accurately, this album is essentially indie English pop with a dose of alt-country.
Following the worldwide success of their first three albums, the members of Keane announce today the release date of Night Train to be released on Cherrytree/Interscope Records in the U.S. on May 11. The band who has had three consecutive #1 albums in their native UK and have played sold out shows throughout the US will also soon announce tour dates in North America for this coming Spring.