And the people have gone, to another place.
The Alder Fork
A Slow Lake Before Us
I’ve done a lot of Alder Fork–centric posts in the last few days and I promise that tomorrow I will be back to the usual fare with a review of Doug Folkins new album. Today though I want to announce a new “push” to promote the band part of The Alder Fork. Although it was the catalyst for the blog and the podcast, the musical group has been vastly under-promoted. Those of you who follow the podcast and podcast know I put a great deal of work into them. So,with the new disc approaching some form of completion I have decided to relaunch the band with a lot more fanfare and effort. Step 1 is finally creating a CBC Radio 3 profile. Pinstripe Mystery had one, and it’s a great way for an indie band to get on the web, and potentially find their way onto the radio/podcast. You can hear a couple of new tracks there now, and if you like the group please tell a friend! I will have copies of the new disc, The Colour I Remember Most, ready to go in about a month. I will likely be doing some mailings to press people and the like, so if you want to help with that let me know. For now you can hear Piling Snow, A Slow Lake Before Us, The Mountain, The Open Door, and Coast to Coast.
If you go back to the James Clark podcast you will find a brief discussion of the trials and tribulations of promoting a new record as an unsigned act. It is something he is all too familiar with, despite the fact that his material should sell itself (it’s that good). He told the story of a radio station that absolutely loved his previous album to the point that it lived on the charts. But after a change in management he was told that his new album wasn’t going to be played at all. Fortunately, some stations like Waterloo’s on campus CKMS picked up the slack. Pinstripe Mystery spent a couple of weeks on their charts with our raw disc, Muffin Parfait.
I have one last bit of incredibly exciting news that relates to CBC Radio 3. In the next few weeks The Alder Fork Podcast will feature both Amanda Putz and Grant Lawrence. I am thrilled to have both of these promoters of indie music on my show. Stay tuned for more details.