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Force Majeure released!

Force Majeure (listen to a preview on Bandcamp) is finally here. It’s the brand-new album from Chef Menteur, and it’s the follow-up to the epic double LP East of the Sun & West of the Moon… an album that many — including even some of us, perhaps — figured was to be the band’s swansong. New member Phil Rollins […]

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Audio Interview with Alex Rawls of My Spilt Milk

For his new review site My Spilt Milk, music writer Alex Rawls conducted an audio interview with Alec, and also wrote a nice intro to our new album: Descriptions of the music sound brainy and theoretical, but East of the Sun & West of the Moon is all about the physical joy of making a […]

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East of the Sun & West of the Moon: a Kickstarter project

After some serious consideration, we’ve decided to release the newly recorded album, East of the Sun & West of the Moon, on double vinyl — the way we originally envisioned. But we can do it only with your help, thanks to Kickstarter. Kickstarter is a great way for creative people of all stripes to get […]

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Music for new album finished!

All the music from the new album has been finished! We’re currently working on finalizing the mastering, and coming up with artwork; as well as planning the release schedule. We’re sticking with the plan of releasing the new album on double vinyl (that’s 4 sides for a total of 72 minutes) with hand printed covers […]

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Dan unveils the” #1 Champion” cigar box guitar

Video: #1 Champion Cigar Box Guitar on YouTube

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The new album will be double vinyl. Only.

There will be no CD version. The album will contain two LP’s and a certificate for mp3 download. That is all.

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Au studio

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back in the mixing zone

After a hurricane evacuation, having to reset up the studio and wait for a dead Mac to be repaired (thank god it was still under extended warranty–barely), we’re back to mixing the new album. Two sure-fire Top 10 radio hits already done. We’ve also got some pretty decent recordings of the rehearsals before the last […]

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recording a cover of “Vacuum Cleaner” by Tintern Abbey?

Brian mikes up the ol’ studio Hoover for an overdub on a new song. The vacuum sucks/drones in C, which, coincidentally is the key for the song (the danjo was tuned to open C). Try this at home corner: a PZM is not as good as a condenser for this. Keep the mic away from […]

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good news for news lovers

Keyboard kaiser Mike Mayfield (from the Buttons, Electrical Spectacle, Liteworks) will be playing once again with Chef Menteur in upcoming gigs Saturday, May 17 at the Circle Bar and Friday June 6 at the Dragon’s Den. See the BPR shows page for more information. We’re also excited to be playing shows with two great local […]

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