This little nugget just surfaced. A Canadian television show called After Hours recorded and aired an episode featuring interviews and live concert footage of singer-songwriter Ed Hale and band while on tour in late 2010. The band had been on the road for five weeks and was ending their tour in Vancouver BC. The editing is a bit sketchy but it does feature two nearly full versions of the songs “Incompatible” and “Marsha’s Sleeping” being performed live, along with various other interview footage. You can see Ed and the band trying not to laugh a few times. But it’s all in good fun.
In less than four weeks from its debut, Ed Hale’s latest single “Scene in San Francisco” blasted into the Adult Contemporary Top 40 this week landing at #33 (as measured by Mediabase) earning both #1 A/C New & Active Song of the Week (most active new songs on chart) and #1 Most Active New A/C Independent Artist (BDS/R&R/Mediabase). The song tied for the #4 spot on the Most Added Chart and picked up Sirius XM satellite radio station The Blend for rotation.
This is Hale’s third single from his latest solo album Ballad On Third Avenue. (Dying Van Gogh Records) The album’s second single, “New Orleans Dreams“, peaked at #10 and is still in heavy rotation on the AC Top 100. Hale is also enjoying widespread critical acclaim for the new Ed Hale and The Transcendence album All Your Heroes Become Villains, a heavier Brit-pop/modern rock-opera collage created with his long time bandmates in the group formally known as Transcendence. ”Scene in San Francisco” was written by Ed Hale and William Sommer. Produced and Engineered by Fernando Perdomo, Executive Produced by Roger Houdaille and Nahal Mishel-Ghashghai, mixed and remixed by Zach Ziskin. The song is being serviced to Adult Contemporary radio by MVP Entertainment and South Beach Marketing and Promotion, to Triple A radio by FMQB and Marathon Music, and to College Radio by The Syndicate.
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A concept album of sorts, Ed Hale and the Transcendence‘s All your heroes become villains is a collection of songs tackling different genres. Not too diverse to be disparate but still different enough to be dissimilar, it harks to some brit pop, some prog rock and, of course, some blues based rock.
After a strange, chaotic and almost cacophony-laden intro (‘All your heroes become villains – Main Theme’), the band goes for a more straight up approach. ‘Blind eye’ has a foot clearly planted in 70s arena rock with some good ol’ riffing (rocking moments there). It’s a wild song and it’s a safehaven after the more experimental nature of the opening track.
Read full review: http://sloucher.org/2012/01/10/ed-hale-and-the-transcendence-all-your-heroes-become-villains/