RAILROAD EARTH GETS INTERACTIVE WITH AMEN CORNER RRE-MIX
Fans can play Mix Engineer with their newest online feature
Railroad Earth's (RRE) new album, Amen Corner (released on June 10 - read the review here), brings music appreciation to the next level with its RRE-Mix interactive feature. The band's latest self-produced album goes a step beyond the traditional "purchase and listen," and will now allow fans to digitally remix three of the album's tracks through their personal computer, with the help of some simple editing software.
"Since we recorded this whole album ourselves, and since more and more people own computers with audio recording and mixing capability, we thought it might be fun to give fans a whack at some of the individual tracks from our new record to play with on their own time," said Johnny Grubb, RRE bassist, who also wrote the easy-to-follow tutorial included with the downloads.
From an album that truly showcases Railroad Earth's remarkable songwriting and uniquely crafted arrangements, comes the innovative RRE-Mix feature, which will allow the band to engage its fans in a new and interactive way. Amen Corner was written and recorded at singer/songwriter, Todd Sheaffer's, 300 year-old house in New Jersey's rural countryside, and was the experience of a lifetime for the band's members. The non-traditional recording setting resulted in a collection of songs that truly resonate with the energy of what the band was experiencing during and around the sessions.
This idea of allowing fans to partake in the music creating and mixing process crosses a relatively new frontier in the music industry. To help fans navigate, the band has provided basic tutorials about how to use mixing software... as well as a free downloadable online program with a relatively easy to use interface. RRE-Mix is designed for individuals at all levels of digital mixing ability to enjoy.
For more information about RRE-Mix and Amen Corner, visit www.railroadearth.com/amencorner/remix.html
Railroad Earth is currently on tour. Confirmed tour dates include:
07.12 XPoNential Music Festival Camden NJ
07.13 All Good Music Festival Masontown WV
07.25 Floydfest Floyd VA
07.27 Falcon Ridge Folk Festival Hillsdale NY
08.01 Dunegrass Festival Empire MI
08.02 Silver Maple Music Festival Comstock Park MI
08.13-14 YarmonyGrass Bond CO
09.04 9:30 Club Washington DC
09.05 The Fillmore at the Theatre of Living Arts Philadelphia PA
09.06 The Fillmore NY at Irving Plaza New York NY
09.13 Barrymore Theatre Madison WI
09.14 Miramar Theater Milwaukee WI
09.16 The Cabooze Minneapolis MN
09.17 The Englert Theater Iowa City IA
09.19-20 Fox Theater Boulder CO
09.22 Orpheum Theatre Flagstaff AZ
09.23 Belly Up Tavern Solana Beach CA
09.25 Roxy Theatre West Hollywood CA
09.26-27 The Fillmore San Francisco CA
10.18 Paradise Rock Club Boston MA