…so, the new year is only a weekend old & HSAL has already begun to make progress in 2010! first off, TLVS has continued working on their upcoming full length, entitled “porcelain”. so far, the album is about 85% completed, with the final pieces slated to come together by valentine’s day. the album has seen some progress in the duo’s output, with three new pieces that, to date, have never been played in a live setting. word is that some of this new material will find its way into their set at the end of the month, when they share an evening with cj boyd. we are hoping to have the 12″ wrapped up & ready to head off to the press in april.
virgineola, who are working on the b side to their upcoming split 7″ with the cj boyd sextet, have been offered the chance to score “hamlet”…well, sort of. as a part of their annual summer festival season, endstation theatre company have taken on the task of retelling the classic shakespearean tale through the filter of southern reconstruction era farm life. the group will not only be assembling music for the show, they will be performing as a part of the performance. this paring of professional theater & the group’s rustic post-rock vibe is already shaping up to be something really special. we are crossing our fingers on the ability to bootleg this one!
finally, we are looking to put together a small series of digital only releases that feature some of the fantastic work we are hearing from ’round our parts. our hope is to continue building on the fertile soil that our community has become. if you, or some artist you know, calls central virginia or north carolina home, & you want to get in on this series, hit us up – firstname.lastname@example.org.