Mystery and intrigue used to be the cornerstones of all those fabled recordings from the bands of yesteryear that we loved. The stark imagery and minimal liner notes from Factory Records, My Bloody Valentine spending a million dollars on Loveless, David Fridmann recording Mercury Rev on Cinematic Film, or Sigur Ros recording in an empty in ground pool.
I still look back so fondly on those days recording New Parade. It was an arduous process to create something that I think still holds up today. There was magic in those sessions as we were discovering the studio and learning to write songs for the first time.
Sadly today the value of the long play album as an artistic statement has been diminished due to our always on, consumer driven, unlimited access to culture and music. The curtain has been lifted and the glamor and mystique of rock n roll has been replaced with endless access to the bands we love.
Well it's 2010 and The Sheila Divine has decided to join the party. We want to try and recreate that lightning in a bottle. The original 3 piece line up of Aaron Perrino, Jim Gilbert, and Shawn Sears are teaming up with Brian Charles producer of New Parade to have another go at creating a piece of work that we can be proud of.
Since the age of record labels is over we are looking to our fans and friends to help us fund this exciting new project. In return for your participation and generosity we want to offer many unique experiences, opportunities, and gifts.
Whether you donate a dollar or many more we are excited to share the making of this album with you. We want to stream live feeds, have conversations, and collaborate with the Internet to make something extra special.
Thanks for all the interest and support over the years. We look forward to the months ahead.
- The Sheila Divine
*UPDATE: If we reach $10,000 in funding we will give everyone who contributed $30 or more a hand numbered limited edition 180 gram vinyl pressing of the album. (only 300 available)
- (60 days)