Entries in 2002 (12)

Thursday
Dec162010

"Fire Bolt (live)" Now Available Everywhere!

Earlier this past October we announced that we would be releasing a handful of tracks that had not been released widely, or were tracks that we enjoyed but felt did not fit well into the new album, so we decided to release these separately as singles.

Fire Bolt (live) is the second of these tracks. It was recorded while we performed at The Zebra Lounge in Bozeman, Montana during our 2002 West Coast tour.

This performance features Wa Conner on drums and percussion, Jessica Griffin-Conner (aka Raven Nightshado) on keyboards and synths, and Eric Drake on keyboards and synths.

It is available through CDBaby, iTunes, Amazon, Last.fm, Napster, Rhapsody, Emusic, MediaNet, and Verizon.

We hope you enjoy it! Happy Holidays!

Thursday
Oct312002

Gothic Vixen reviews The Electric Haze and Deprogramming!

GothicVixen - October 2002

THE ELECTRIC HAZE

Boys and girls, run to the dollar store and get yourself some glowsticks, out of Oregon comes what might be some of the darkest techno to grace your local dance club. Dead Poets Society presents us with a mighty fine mix of percussion and keyboard sounds in thier release titled The Electric Haze. Fans of The Dust Brothers will be pleased with this darker twist on modern electronic music. (And why wasn’t any of this on the Fight Club sountrack I wonder?) Theres definately some trance, some dance, and something else that I can’t quite put my finger on, but its a good thing, indeed. While the ideas behind the music are not totally original, the way it’s presented is a bit left of tradional techno.

Precusionist Wa’s sounds are not as driving as most music of this genre, making it a good disc to just listen to if your not in the mood to dance, however Raven Nightshado’s keys make nicely flowing rhythms that are easily danceable.

With a bare minimum of vocals, and all of them being samples, the songs can be about whatever they inspire in the listener. Notable tracks include “I Dream of Japan”, which could easily be mistaken for traditional Japanese music, and reminded me of the cherry blossoms and the bum on the benches outside museums in Tokyo. While “Damn Fine Coffee” has some of the best precussion on the disc and might just give you the feeling of being wired.

Overall this would be a good disc to make a present for your favorite DJ or to play at your own parties. Just dont take to many hallucinogens before you try these sounds out, or you might just see the electric haze in a wholly disturbing way.

-Donna Janney

DEPROGRAMMING

Dead Poets Society may ring a bell to most people as a group of kids going though adolescence and secret poetry readings from the movie of the same name with Robin Williams. Or at least that was what I first thought of when I saw the bands name on the CD titled Deprogramming. Deprogramming is the second CD that we havve seen this band come out with. The songs on this album are high-energy instrumental pieces that I could see in a variety of settings such as coffee houses and nightclubs. There is something to be said for such flexible albums.

I was perplexed by exactly how one would dance to this sort of music without popping a few pills first. Dead Poets Society has a pulsing beat that drives you into a trance like dance state with tracks like “Synners” and “Strung Out”. I would recommend this album as great ambient music for any shop or music collection.

-Christine Landrie

Monday
Aug122002

DPS live!

DPS was sifting through the live tracks recorded at THE ZEBRA LOUNGE in Bozeman, Montana and we’ve thought you might enjoy hearing the live version of “Fire Bolt”.

Saturday
Aug032002

Thank you Bozeman!

Eric Drake (played keys during our 2002 tour)Thank you Bozeman, Montana for the great turn out and your special generosity last night. We look forward to performing at the The Zebra Lounge again the in the future. Dead Poets Society’s set was recorded live. Perhaps some of the live tracks will end up on mp3.com in the future. Keep a keen ear out.

Sunday
Jun302002

DPS 2002 Tour T-Shirts!

2002 *UPDATE* This design is now OUT OF STOCK.
 Here, as we promised, is the new design:

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