STS9 Returns With Alana Rocklin On Bass & New Material

UPDATE 3/31 12 p.m. –STS9 has introduced Rocklin with the following note: “It’s a new dawn…it’s a new day… And so began our next chapter this past weekend in Phoenix, where we proudly introduced bassist Alana Rocklin to the STS9 massive on a magical night at McDowell Mountain Music Festival. This show featured it all, from two debut tracks (New Dawn, New Day and World Go Round), to some classic STS9, all with a noticeable punch of renewed energy. Thank you all so much for your support the past few months. We promise we’re going to return the favor ten fold for many years to come. See you all in Vail in a few weeks.” The band also shared audio of Rocklin’s debut:

You can purchase a download of the show via 1320 Records.

Back in January STS9 shocked fans by announcing bassist David Murphy’s departure and cancelling their winter tour. Two-and-a-half months later the band finally returned to the stage last night at the McDowell Mountain Music Festival in Phoenix, AZ. Alana Rocklin was on bass for the 12-song set which included a pair of debuts -“New Dawn, New Day” and “World Go Round.”

[Photo via STS9 Facebook]

Rocklin, who’s proficient at upright, electric, fretless and midi bass, sat in with the band back on December 28 at The Tabernacle in Atlanta during STS9’s New Year’s Run. Among Alana’s credits are work with Jim James as part of his solo band, backing singer-songwriter Ben Sollee and as the official bassist for producers J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League. There’s still been no formal announcement of Rocklin’s role in STS9. Next up for Sound Tribe is a free show in Vail on April 12.

Set: New Dawn, New Day*, Rent, World Go Round*, Wika Chikana, Kamuy, Vapors, Golden Gate, 20-12, Circus, Inspire Strikes Back, When The Dust Settles…

* -first time played