Tuesday, August 26, 2008

New Single

I haven't seen any official notification but the Interweb is alive with news of a new single. To tie in with the autumn tour they are releasing "All The Lost Souls Welcome You To San Francisco" as a digital download single with two previously unreleased tracks – Stars (demo) and Who You Are (demo). I always thought it was the more obvious single, especially when the video for it (below) surfaced.

Friday, August 22, 2008

Official Announcement

The latest news from the bands record label.

AMC will be expanding to a five piece band for the following European tour, Gone is Sean Hoffman (yes the guy on the front of the album cover) and in is Dana Schechter on bass. Dana previously played with the band back in 1994. Also Jonathan Heine joins on guitar and keyboards. This will allow the band to pull some old rare tunes out of the back catalogue that have not been played for many years as it frees up Mark to focus more on singing. The set list will be very different than the last tour.

The band has also added a date in Beirut for Oct 18th as part of a festival there. We should also have a new shirt design plus a few tour cds featuring tracks from the 92-94 period.

The new amc website webstore should be up very soon in the next few days on the new look website which features videos etc. We are hoping to have some live video added to the site in the near future as well

Makes me wish I was going to see them now.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

More Videos

Loads of videos have appeared on YouTube over the last month or two including some great TV footage from 93. I will try and embed all the videos at some point but the highlights are

Gratitude Walks

Jonny Mathis Feet

Can You Help Me


Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Firefly Mailing List

As it's summer and not much is happening I think it's time to give the Firefly mailing list a plug. This is the (un)official list for gossiping about Mark Eitzel and the American Music Club. I have been on there (on and off) for about 10 years and I can say that they are a friendly bunch. Danny and Tim have been known to put in appearances as well as Chris from the bands management. Has Mark ever signed up? Possibly.

As well as AMC related chat, they are a good source for whatever is hip and happening in the Americana field. Recently things have been getting a bit excitable over the Bon Iver and Fleet Foxes albums. It is a it quiet at the moment but sign up and say hello.

Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Misc News

Did you know that the Willard Grant Conspiracy have covered "Miracle On 8th Street " for their new album "Pilgrim Road"?

Or that Tim Mooney and Jason Borger play on the album "Swirl" by a chap called Mark Lawrence.