05/06/13 - Driftin' Luke has contributed a track to Lone Star Horizons: A Texas Tribute to Jason Molina. Jason was a fantastic songwriter and had a very positive impact on a whole lot of folks, even though he struggled mightily during his own walk on this earth. The compilation, assembled by STUCK (an independent, non-profit production company working to forge a link between Texas artists and the creative community), will be available via bandcamp May 16th. The tribute contains ALL Texas artists and ALL proceeds raised will go to the Jason Molina Medical Fund as a memorial gift to this amazing artist.
03/12/13 - Golden Bear once again has it's paws all over SXSW. Check them out at the following shows:
01/28/13 - Colby Pennington (of The Channel, and aka Driftin' Luke, etc.) and Randall Larue (of Ghostbeard) have collaborated on a new project by the name of County. Today marks the debut release, a fine selection of songs recording during lunch breaks in a nearby parking garage. "Every day, at 11 am, Colby would walk out to his Honda and record a song on their handheld recorder. At noon, Randall would go out and add to Colby's song, then record a song of his own. This pattern continued for weeks. The songs were recorded as they were written, both trying to not use any material written before this collaboration." Have a listen and purchase on the County Bandcamp page.
01/01/13 - Happy New Year! 2013 should see the long-awaited release of the new, Kickstarter-funded album by The Channel, as well as the next installment from Golden Bear. Other c-side related projects will also pop up, so keep in touch and enjoy the music!
11/12: 'Multi Goods and Services', the long-awaited follow up to The Channel's double LP released in 2006, is now complete, and will be released sometime in 2013. For those of you who pledged to THE CHANNEL Kickstarter, check your email for an update included a link to download the entire album now!
08/12: The Yellow Tigers have contributed a track to A Tribute to Bill Doss. Friends and members of the E6 Townhall, in the month since his passing, recorded these 21 little tributes to honor the craft and soul in his ageless melodies.
07/12: The c-side family is deeply saddened by the news of the passing of Bill Doss. Bill and his music, along with the other founders of the Elephant 6 record label, have been an enormous source of inspiration and edification for c-side for many years. Our love and prayers go out to Bill's family and friends, along with the many fans who are now mourning this tragic loss.
07/12: Dual Tape Deck asked Golden Bear's Chris Gregory back for another episode and you can listen here. Chris and host Randall LaRue (of Ghostbeard) talk about GB starting the new album, summer plans, and summer music.
06/12: Driftin' Luke has been working for years on a series of children's books based on his excellent story-album recordings revolving around the majestic land of Anjilove. It looks like these might finally be available some time in 2013. He has also recently announced a planned live musical production pertaining to one such story, sure to include many of the c-side crew and c-side kids.
12/11: Just heard a rough mix of The Channel's forthcoming LP, 'Multi Goods and Services'! This one should drop later in 2012...we'll keep you posted. For those of you that helped make this album happen via Kickstarter, your gifts and songs are being prepared, so please be patient!
11/11: New video for "Wait for the Signal" available on the GOLDEN BEAR page!
07/11: Listen to the YELLOW TIGERS cover of Neil Young's "After the Goldrush"!