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We got confirmation today that the band’s much anticipated new EP “Sudden Shift” is scheduled to be released as a digital download on December 14, 2012. The EP will be available from all your favorite online retailers (iTunes, Rhapsody, Amazon MP3, CDBaby, etc), so mark your calendars!
and what a summer it’s been! We had two great shows in Portland in June, at the Ash Street Saloon and at the Alberta Street Public House(see pictures here), joined Mix Engineer Dylan Magierek at MixFoundry in NE Portland to attend the mixing of some of the songs on our upcoming EP ‘Sudden Shift’., and were invited to appear live on KZME FM’s show ‘The Lunch Box“. Due to the size of the station’s broadcast studio, only Wolfgang got to go, but he represented the band, chatting with host Chris Guy and playing some of the new songs. You can hear the whole show here.
The band has been recording new tracks for their upcoming follow-up to 2010’s Better Days over the last few months, split between bass tracking at Aeonic Enterprises in Portland, OR and drum tracking with the excellent Michael Surprenant at Lava Tracks Recording in Waimea, HI. The latest word from the band is that guitar tracking is on schedule and will wrap up by the end of May 2012.
We’ve received confirmation that Andrew Clapp will be playing bass on the Sons of the Late DC’s upcoming EP. Tracking for the follow-up to 2010’s ‘Better Days’ is scheduled for early spring and will be split between the band’s hometown Portland and Hawaii.
After a long period of silence, something is stirring in the Sons of the Late DC camp. After moving to Hawaii in the summer of 2011, bandleader and songwriter Wolfgang Rehmert has been quietly working in preparation for a new album, to be released in 2012.
Speaking of his relocation, Wolfgang says “Moving to Hawaii was a dream come true, but it was a difficult decision to make, all the same. The move meant leaving the rest of the band behind and starting all over again.” The situation the singer found himself in is reminiscent of the days following the release of the band’s debut EP ‘Better Days’ in 2010, when the studio-band that was recorded had to be replaced by all-new instrumentalists that needed to be familiarized with the band’s philosophy and style. “After ‘Better Days’, everything was up in the air. The session musicians disappeared, as session musicians tend to do after their work is done, and I was on my own again. I had to build a whole new group to give life to the entity that had appeared towards the end of the production. As painful as it was, I think Sons of the Late DC emerged stronger coming out of this phase.”
And it seems that history might just keep repeating itself. The new songs are strong, playful and fresh, yet unmistakably the music of the Sons of the Late DC, a testament to the continuing effort put into the songwriting. Wrapping up pre-production on the Big Island of Hawaii, Wolfgang seems eager to get back into the swing of things. Gearing up for recording sessions, and finding a new band to back him up, Wolfgang is optimistic about the band’s future. “The Sons of the Late DC has always been a stream of players, dropping in and out, changing with the times and adapting. It’s less about the lineup, and more about the music.”