If you follow this blog at all, you know there are a handful of artists that I would do just about anything to support and see live. One such band is Alpha Rev, from the glorious city of Austin, Texas. My friend Dru turned me onto them about 3 1/2 years ago, and it’s nothing but obsession ever since. And how could you not love them? Two left-handed guitar players, a ridiculous string section – violin AND cello, bad ass rhythm section…I’ve called them orchestral before, and I’ll do it again. And let’s not even begin to discuss my complete adoration of Casey McPherson’s writing and voice. It’s safe to say that I love this band.
So, imagine my delight when they announced a little Monday surprise – they were releasing three unreleased tracks from the recording sessions for New Morning, their album that was released last April. And one of them is Stand Around. Oh, holy crow, I think I might faint. And big bonus…sign up for their mailing list and get even more unreleased tracks, like “Fade.” Trust me, if you’ve never heard “Fade,” you are missing out on something really special.
All my rambling aside, do not waste a single second more on this page. Go download these bonus tracks before they go away.