Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Extra Classic - Showcase - Album Release!!! 6/3/14!!!

L.A. RECORD : “…like the Cramps, these guys have taken all their favorite sounds and combined them into something new and balls-out trippy…as if someone had kidnapped a chanteuse from Pentangle…and propped her up in front and then had them tour the Congo.”

Inspired by their favorite classic Jamaican Dub and Lovers Rock albums, Extra Classic have worked to create a “Showcase” style LP for the second Extra Classic release.  In the traditional “Showcase” format, each song is immediately followed by its corresponding dub/version.  In this way, the Extra Classic “Showcase” LP has 6 songs, each followed by a dub/version, for a total of 12 songs on the album.  All of the songs from the Extra Classic Showcase album were produced with vintage recording equipment and tape machines from the 60s & 70s.  The dub/versions of each song on the album highlight various aspects of themes presented in each song with a psychedelic sonic quality.  Alex and Adrianne deLanda, main songwriters & singer, have worked diligently to create new songs with old sounds in a swirling mixture of analog tape splicing, space echo, heavy phase, and classic song-writing themes.  The Extra Classic Showcase album also features liner notes from 1970’s Island Records producer (The Heptones) & DJ extraordinaire, Danny Holloway.

The Extra Classic Showcase album is scheduled for release on Tuesday, June 3, 2014.  The release is a shared effort between Burger Records (cassette) and Nopal Records (Limited Press LP & CD). Extra Classic will be on tour in support of this new album beginning June 6 as well as further US touring during summer, 2014.

Stream the Showcase single, "A Little Rain" :