FREE SONG OF THE DAY: “MONDAY” – FROM THE NEW ALBUM THE GREAT MISTAKE
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“Monday” is track #3 on the brand new Ed Hale and the Transcendence album THE GREAT MISTAKE, their followup to last year’s ALL YOUR HEROES BECOME VILLAINS. While both albums were created in the same studio during the same time frame, instead of the dark, heavy and bombastic rock opera style of the ALL YOUR HEROES album, the band went in the completely opposite direction for THE GREAT MISTAKE album. A style they casually refer to as Garage Pop or Celebration Rock, none of the 12 songs are longer than three minutes, all of them upbeat, fast paced and uproariously raucous rock’n’roll, sounding like a mash-up of seventies Glam Rock and modern Indie Rock.
Another stand out aspect of this latest album is that all the band members were encouraged to bring songs in for the band to record. They tracked the album over a three day period, learning the songs right there on the spot in the studio, usually late at night into the early morning — after the producer of the ALL YOUR HEROES album had gone home — using the studio’s interns as engineers. They’d then run the songs a few times, recording each run through until a decent take was to be had — which is what lends such a live feel and sense of immediacy to the all the songs on the album. In between tracking the songs live, they took turns adding simple overdubs like their lead and background vocals, extra guitar lines and simple percussion like hand claps, shakers and cowbell to each song. “That was the most spontaneous album I’ve ever recorded,” Transcendence drummer Bill Sommer said about the project. “I hope we do more like that.”
About “Monday”, Ed Hale has said “My whole thing about this album was that I wanted to experiment by bringing in all the songs that I would normally never try to introduce to the band because I thought they would think they were too simple or pop sounding. We started off as such a complex unit, making such complicated music… I never would have dreamed the guys would be interested in songs as simple as “Baby Bop” or “Monday”. They were like throw away songs I thought. Now this is one of my favorite albums we’ve ever made. I’m so freaking glad we recorded it and released it.”
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NEW ED HALE & THE TRANSCENDENCE ALBUM THE GREAT MISTAKE RELEASED THIS WEEK
After two stellar performances at this year’s CMJ Music Marathon in New York City,
Ed Hale and The Transcendence have released their latest album, THE GREAT MISTAKE.
Now on iTunes, Amazon.com and anywhere music is sold!
THE GREAT MISTAKE
THE BRAND NEW ALBUM FROM ED HALE & THE TRANSCENDENCE HAS JUST BEEN RELEASED!
Less than six months after his two Billboard Top30 hits “Scene in
San Francisco” and “New Orleans Dreams”, Ed Halereunites The
Transcendence and returns with a full-band album that takes a
sharp turn from this year’s earlier acoustic pop-ballads by releasing
the group’s much-anticipated new album THE GREAT MISTAKE!
The album is an indie-rock/garage-pop lover’s feast, debuting at #16
on the CMJ Most Added Chart this week and collecting spins on
hundreds of college radio stations all over the country. It features 12
songs in total including the singles “I Remember You“, “Baby Bop“,
“Monday” and “Hot Down“.
Click on any song to listen on iTunes! To preview a song, mouse over the title and click Play.
Open iTunes to buy and download “The Great Mistake”.