ENABLERS – new album available from today
Ladies & Gentlemen,
while our Californian troubadours lay new sounds over European soil we have their new album on sale starting today, 3 weeks before official release date. So catch the wax or Makrolon versions on one of their dates or buy them directly here in our shop!
“The Rightful Pivot” is an album incorporating their several stages, stops and progressions of a stunning career. Recalling some of the early days in rough and direct approaches without sacrificing any of the maturity of songwriting inherent to its predecessors, “The Rightful Pivot” comes across like brackets around what the band was, is, and will eventually become. As before we will not elaborate any further on the content of this new release as this would mean taking away the magic and stunning interplay of words, instruments, wisdom and texture. It remains as it was: as much as you cannot pigeonhole this band you cannot not love them.
13 March 2015 (EOM webshop)
10 April 2015 (Germany)
13 April 2015 (Europe + UK)
8 May 2015 (USA)
WINO & CONNY OCHS: The Obelisk Premieres “Timeless Spirit” From Freedom Conspiracy
As part of the their long-running Wino Wednesday weekly series honoring the works of SCOTT “WINO” WEINRICH, The Obelisk is now exclusively hosting a stream of “Timeless Spirit,” hailing from the anxiously awaited second collaborative LP from American doom/rock legend, WINO, and iconic German singer/songwriter, CONNY OCHS, entitled Freedom Conspiracy.
Throughout the sprawling forty-five minutes of Freedom Conspiracy, the duo continues to experiment with their musical collaborations, exploring new ways of expressing their personal struggles with daily life through their incredibly soulful delivery, and “Timeless Spirit” is one prime example of this persistent theme. Here, both artists are heard fully embracing the vocal duties throughout the track together — WINO’s unmistakable, gritty, personal style paired with CONNY OCHS’ dynamic, emotionally charged delivery — while acoustic and electric guitars are seamlessly aligned, a lone kick drum provides a pulse-like rhythm and the big-rock thunder of piano chords soar from amidst the powerful anthem. Calling the track “the centerpiece” of Freedom Conspiracy, The Obelisk praises “Timeless Spirit,” issuing in part, “It is a road-song, and its immediate chorus, definitive piano keystrokes, and dual-vocals make it a more than fitting example of what the two parties bring to the table throughout the album. Time-worn but more embracing a transient life than resigning to it, it prefaces some of side B’s grander moments and lives up to the spirit it describes, vital, and, yes, timeless. Like many of the best moments on the record, it has no reservations about inviting the listener to come along for the ride.”
Take time to crank up WINO and CONNY OCHS’ powerful “Timeless Spirit” at The Obelisk RIGHT HERE.
Classic Rock Magazine is also hosting Freedom Conspiracy’s “Shards” HERE.
Exile On Mainstream Records will release Freedom Conspiracy on March 31st. The vinyl version is pressed on 180-gram black vinyl in a reverse board sleeve with thermographic print and an extensive booklet, the CD packaged in a mini-gatefold with booklet and matte laminate varnish. Preorders can be placed in the US right HERE and in the EU and internationally HERE.
US fans can catch WINO providing direct solo support for Zakk Wylde and Black Label Society on a special twelve-city US tour from April 3rd through 19th, while those in parts of Europe can see CONNY OCHS performing solo live excursions across Europe. Collaborative tour plans in support of Freedom Conspiracy on both continents will be announced throughout the coming months as well.
WINO & CONNY OCHS’ Freedom Conspiracy is being prepared for release via Exile On Mainstream Records, boasting thirteen anthems of top-tier contemporary Americana, tales of regret, love, loss and redemption come alive through the dynamic dual guitarist and singer/songwriter approach of these two iconic artists. Recorded at Kabumm Studio with producer Thommy Krawallo, as was their Heavy Kingdom LP, the newest collection of ambitious, harrowing and beautiful music created by WINO & CONNY OCHS not only brings forth the same quality of organically conceived folk/rock fans of the previous album should expect, it simply excels in every imaginable aspect. Fusing acoustic and electric guitars and with both artists’ standout vocal styles searing through these thirteen well-crafted brand new hymns, the album delivers forty-five minutes of some of the most refined, dynamic and unforgettable folk/rock music in years.
WINO w/ Black Label Society:
4/03/2015 The Paramout – Huntington, NY
4/04/2015 Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom – Hampton Beach, NJ
4/06/2015 Starland Ballroom – Sayreville, NJ
4/08/2015 Rams Head Live – Baltimore, MD
4/10/2015 Piere’s Entertainment Center – Fort Wayne, IN
4/11/2015 Orbit Room – Grand Rapids, MI
4/12/2015 The Rave – Milwaukee, WI
4/14/2015 The Cotillion – Wichita, KS
4/16/2015 Mesa Theater & Club – Grand Junction, CO
4/17/2015 The Depot – Salt Lake City, UT
4/18/2015 Ace Of Spades – Sacramento, CA
4/19/2015 City National Grove Of Anaheim – Anaheim, CA
CONNY OCHS Tour Dates:
3/27/2015 Distrò – La Spezia IT
3/28/2015 Socio – Massa Carrara IT
4/03/2015 Bardamu / Calderara di Reno – Bologna IT
4/04/2015 La Girada – Udine IT
4/06/2015 Maximum Festival – Zerobranco IT
5/16/2015 Maximum Circus Festival – Berlin DE
5/29/2015 Eulenbruch Festival – Rostock DE
WINO & CONNY OCHS “Freedom Conspiracy” available for pre-order
Ladies & Gentlemen – time has come. “Freedom Conspiracy” – the sophomore effort by WINO & CONNY OCHS is available for pre-order.
First 50 pre-orders to receive a FREE copy of CONNY OCHS’ Suiciety 7inch!
Dear fans: as you may notice we needed to increase our price on this vinyl slightly due to increased postage costs and a bit more luxury print than usual. We hope you understand.
Recorded again at Kabumm Studio with producer Thommy Krawallo, as was their Heavy Kingdom LP, the newest collection of ambitious, harrowing and beautiful music created by Wino & Conny Ochs not only brings forth the same quality of organically conceived folk/rock fans of the previous album should expect, it simply excels in every imaginable aspect. Bearing the title Freedom Conspiracy, the record was written and recorded entirely with Wino & Conny Ochs performing all instruments together, the approach slightly different from Heavy Kingdom as it has been created in a much more organic way with rudimentary ideas brought in by each and then carved into songs by both together. Fusing acoustic and electric guitars and with both artists’ standout vocal styles searing through these thirteen well-crafted brand new hymns, the initial recordings of the album date back to 2013, but even though the songs were done and recorded, these protagonists felt it had been rushed a bit in the end and final touches couldn’t be made with both together in the same room for reasons of other obligations. So it was put to rest and matured several months. In 2014 both went back in and basically stripped everything down to the bare bones, started from scratch, arranging the tracks differently and all of a sudden it clicked and brought forth forty-five minutes of some of the most refined, dynamic and unforgettable folk/rock music in years.
When asked what the album meant to the artists themselves, Conny Ochs states: “Freedom Conspiracy means companionship. It means to have each other’s back. This album is about losing and finding belief. And fighting for it.” Adds Wino on the album: “Shits changin’ fast. With war on every corner, political theatre becoming increasingly more offensive, and Big Brother and the Globalists intensifying their slow takeover, we offer sounds and vibrations of love, death, happiness and pain! With this music and verse we hope the songs will inspire and uplift, and hopefully unite our searching spirits.”
Freedom Conspiracy sees its glorious deliverance on CD, LP and digital download March 27th, 2015. Fans of Woodie Guthrie, Townes Van Zandt, Steve Earle, Bob Dylan, The Black Crowes, Scott Kelly, Mike Scheidt and the like should make sure this duo is on your radar.
OBELYSKKH shirts added to the webshop
We received a limited quantity of Shirts from OBELYSKKH.
Just 13 EUR each incl. shipping.
Two designs in several sizes available – be fast. They might go quickly – click on the shirts to be directed to the webshop: