Very little news, save tour dates which you can find on the dates page. Since most of you probably missed Soulhat’s return to Kappa Sigma in Georgetown on Saturday, let it be known that their cover of Zappa’s “Muffin Man” during Bonecrusher was excellent. They just performed a jam on the theme, but kevin said they could’ve done a full-blown version. Ask for it on tour, who knows? you might get one.
NOT MUCH to report on the Soulhat front. The band is still on the road, maybe up in your part of the country. Upcoming east coast gigs include: Mauldin, SC on 9/22, Philly (The Bishop’s Collar) on 9/25, and NYC (Mercury Lounge) on 9/28.
Since a couple of you asked, the site has been on hold for a couple of days while we were updated to a new system architecture with our SP. They reset our counter to 1, so we took the opportunity to update it. No, we’re not spiking the damn thing. We just added our current number (6452) to the number of accumulated hits at our old location, 19153 and counting. Thought we deserved credit for something.
And If you’re just aching to read another review of EXPERIMENT, just click on over to jambands.com. If some of the piece looks familiar, that’s b/c the SW review was seized (with our permission, of course) and rewritten by jamband’s kind Southwest editor, Chris Gardner. Thanks, Chris!
What else is new? We’re overhauling the fan Biography to include the latest round of personnel changes and incorporate a nice new essay about the band. Oh, and we also added a bunch of ‘new’ material to the download site and a new item to the concert art page.
And thanks to this writer’s ex-roommate, we now have the December ’94 spread the Austin Chronicle did on Soulhat. The full text of that article is now available here. We also managed to scan that same issue’s reviews of GTBG and the acoustic EP. Check them out in the section. Stay tuned for more … stuff. It’s on the way.
At the Mercury show on 5/28 Kevin announced that the new album would be out in “a couple of months.” The release date is now set to be July 17 & the title is “Experiment on a Flat Plane”. The record will be released by Atlanta-based Terminus Records, home of acts like Big Ass Truck and Col. Bruce Hampton (of Aquarium Rescue Unit and Fiji Mariner fame). We are supposed to get a preview listening session in the near future and will give you all the details we can, once we’ve heard it. If you have Shockwave installed, you can view the new album’s cover and download samples (if you have a fast connection) from at least two of the new album’s tracks at the Terminus web site.
The tour schedule has been updated for the summer, except for Colorado dates. At this time, the band is scheduled to play on 6/30 at the Double Diamond in Steamboat Springs and 7/1 at the Aggie in Fort Collins. Kevin also said that they’re doing Aspen and Boulder, but we’ll have to get back to you on the dates.
The new build at www.soulhat.net is up, but we’re not sure if everything made it. Please let us know if you find any missing links. We also promise to handle recently-sent e-mail in the coming days. It’s been getting backlogged again. So if you’ve written us and haven’t heard back, just give us ’til a couple of days into next week. We’ll get to all of them. New downloads toward the end of May, early June. Sorry for the wait.
The last real band news was moved to the news archive sometime last month. STILL nothing to report on the album, but we promise to have more information in the near future.