NEWS ARCHIVE cont.
Archived TOUR DATE information from 1990 to present day located here.
AUGUST 27, 2008
HNIA and Low live in Detoit! This all-ages show happens September 18 at the UFO Factory.
Click the image above or go to the official UFO Factory website for more details!
APRIL 30, 2008
Be sure to visit the Silver Mountain Media store to see the new download releases now available this week!
FIVE new downloadable albums have been readied for release including some rare stuff. All of it has been remastered by Warn this Spring to ensure the highest quality. Each download comes with printable PDF art.
Magic Sticks In Ninety-Six (SMMG005)
A great hometown show from 1996 direct from the soundboard.
Sound Of Mexico (SMMG011)
A Time Stereo cassette and CDR. now remastered and sounding amazing!
Emergency LP (SMMG018)
The classic Emergency LP has been remastered AND expanded with FOUR bonus tracks!
USA Vs. Gamelan (SMMG 019)
Previously found in the very rare Cloud Box wood box, now remastered and available as a separate download.
New Grape (Dara) - Time (SMMG012)
The library girl herself in remastered and expanded glory. Includes FIVE extra bonus tracks no one has heard before!
APRIL 14, 2008
THE SILVER PIANO, 7-11 PM, ONE HUNDRED HANDMADE ELECTRIC KALIMBAS ON DISPLAY, PLUGGED INTO LOUD AMPLIFIERS. YOU CAN PICK ANYONE YOU LIKE AND PLAY IT ALL NIGHT. ITS FREE. THERE'S NO ADMISSION. JUST WALK RIGHT IN. DON'T PAY FIVE DOLLARS TO THE GUY AT THE DOOR. A SELECTION OF THUMB PIANOS WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR SALE AS WELL. PRICES RANGE FROM 5O DOLLARS TO TWO HUNDRED AND FIFTY DOLLARS!!!
FEBRUARY 19, 2008
HIS NAME IS ALIVE new new york residency Feb 24, 25, and 27!!!
Its called COME TO THE FRONT and features three performances.
Last year's COME OUT THE WILDERNESS Peace Conference was so successful we decided to make it an annual event!!!
Day three will be a free electric kalimba art show Installation Exhibition at SoundFix in Brooklyn from 7-10.
Admission is totally free.
Don't pay the guy at the door.
Just walk right in.
A hundred (or 20) electric kalimbas will be on display and plugged into really loud amplifiers and you find the one you like and play it with your thumbs really loud.
If you really like it you can buy it because they're for sale, too!!!!
FEBRUARY 5, 2008
Just a quickie news posting to note that a few more releases have been added to the ever-expanding series of MP3 downloads at the Silver Mountain Media Group site.
In addition to the existing batch of releases already available at our store, we've now added the previously promo CD/iTunes-only Raindrops Rainbow EP, the 2006 Detrola album, the rare Brown Rice collection and the sister album to Someday called When The Stars Refuse To Shine.
Check it all out here. More to come!!!
DECEMBER 23, 2007
SOMEDAY MY BLUES WILL COVER THE EARTH REMIXES DOWNLOAD BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND!!!
Originally offered as a free download in October 2006, Someday RMX returns to hisnameisalive.com for a limited time. Treat yourself or someone you love to a gift from His Name Is Alive.
These remixes futher expand upon and compliment the 2001 Someday My Blues Will Cover The Earth album from HNIA. They are a must-download for any fan who missed out the first time around. Enjoy!
DECEMBER 23, 2007
CURRENT HNIA NOW AVAILABLE...
Still new and ready to buy at your local store or mail order service are SWEET EARTH FLOWER (HNIA's tribute to Marion Brown), the FIREFLY DRAGONFLY EP (from Spanish label Acurela Discos), XMMER (plus the companion instrumental album). Much of this and more can be found at the Silver Mountain store as well as places like iTunes and eMusic.
Coming in 2008: Silver Mountain downloads continue - with gems added soon like the infamous NEW GRAPE album and HNIA's BROWN RICE album.
NOVEMBER 7, 2007
SWEET EARTH FLOWER OUT NOW!!!
HIS NAME IS ALIVE release new album
"SWEET EARTH FLOWER a tribute to Marion Brown" available NOW from the Philadelphia-based High Two label!!!
"Atmospheric electronic textures blend with reverberant horns, psychedelic soundscapes...wholly organic" - ALL ABOUT JAZZ
"This is mysterious music, full of shadows, a universal, reflective, meditative music that encompassed many traditions and notions of aesthetic evolution" - ALL MUSIC GUIDE
"A wonderful tribute, suprisingly sensitive" - DUSTY GROOVE
"It shines a deeply empathetic light on Brown as a composer and conceptualist" - CHICAGO READER BLARG
Originally conceived only as a single concert at the University of Michigan Museum of Art in 2004, His Name is Alive began recording Sweet Earth Flower shortly after that very successful evening. Although the connection between His Name is Alive and Marion Brown may not be obvious to some of the younger students, this is album is truly a very special release in either artist's varied catalog.
HNIA has chosen to honor the music of Marion Brown (1935- ), saxophonist, composer and one of the great innovators of New Music. His body of work includes Geechee Recollections - a blending of childhood experiences in Georgia with traditional Gullah culture – to "Bismallahi," a lyrical performance with composer Harold Budd, produced by Brian Eno. Although Brown appeared on John Coltrane's Ascension album, performed alongside Sun Ra, Pharoah Sanders, and Archie Shepp and recorded his albums for IMPULSE!, ECM, Black Lion, and ESP, he remains largely an unsung hero of improvised music and avant-garde jazz.
On Sweet Earth Flower, His Name is Alive collaborates with members of Nomo and Antibalas. The album contains studio recordings and several live recordings from the original concert.
Marion Brown has given the project his blessing - "We've talked quite a bit about the project and he's supported us all the way. His encouragement and insight has been incredible," says His Name is Alive's mainman Warn Defever.
Also, a portion of the proceeds of every album sale is donated to the Nepalese Youth Opportunity Foundation (NYOF), a charity helping children in one of the poorest nations on Earth.
OCTOBER 17, 2007
FAKE BLOOD ART SHOW
HALLOWEEN is coming so we decided to have a FAKE BLOOD artshow at UFO FACTORY in Detroit!!! FAKE BLOOD (along with pumpkins and candycorn) is one of the most important Halloween traditions.
Whether you dress up as a Dracula, a Frankenstein or a Wolfman FAKE BLOOD is essential to the success of your costume. Even a regular, everyday outfit can be converted into a Halloween costume by simply adding some FAKE BLOOD!!!
So as a tribute to this wonderful and versatile Halloween accessory we invited some of our favorite artists to make some FAKE BLOOD artwork for this Halloween artshow. Featuring bloody artwork by DANA BELL, RON ZAKRIN, JAMIE EASTER, DAVIN BRAINARD, GREG SIEMESZ, MIKE CANICH, DION FISCHER, SAM CONSIGILO, JOHN OLSON, WARN DEFEVER, RONALD CORNELISSEN, TAURUS BURNS, CLARE FOX, DAVE BUICK and MICHAEL SEGAL.
Saturday, October 27, 2007
7-11PM at UFO FACTORY, New Detroit
SEPTEMBER 26, 2007
XMMER IS AVAILABLE!
The latest His Name Is Alive album Xmmer is now out in stores and online.
SEPTEMBER 4, 2007
HIS IS NAME IS ALIVE RECORD RELEASE PARTY IN DETROIT!!!
HNIA's new album, XMMER, is released on September 18 but we got copies early
so we're having a party in Detroit!!!
AUGUST 23, 2007
XMMER RELEASED SEPTEMBER 18!!!
In addition to the new Xmmer promo pics added yesterday, there's lots of new stuff added to the site today including the wonderful Come To Me music video from director Stephen W. Brandt, a brand new 2007 HNIA bio, all the musician credits and lyrics for the Xmmer album and an update to the upcoming tour date listing. Become HNIA's friend on MySpace if you haven't already done so and bookmark the MySpace page for updated news as it happens. The Xmmer album comes out in stores on September 18, from Silver Mountain Media Group.
AUGUST 22, 2007
XMMER PROMO PHOTOS ONLINE
Brand new Xmmer promotional photos by Hitoko Sakai are now up in the Gallery section. Check them out here. Xmmer is due in stores on September 18.
JULY 29, 2007
HNIA NEW ALBUM *XMMER*
Released September 18, 2007
Silver Mountain / Sony BMG
01. Young Blood
02. Go To Hell Mountain
03. The Wolf Put His Mouth On Me
04. How Dark Is Your Dark Side
05. What Color Was The Blood
06. Oh Miss Flower
07. Put It In Your Mind
09. Intra Ultra
10. Come Out the Wilderness
11. When You Fall For Someone
12. Come To Me
JULY 12, 2007
LIVONIA STRINGS NOW AVAILABLE AS A DIGITAL DOWNLOAD!!!
Livonia Strings contains tracks from the album Livonia, (4AD 1990) re-did with strings. These songs were re-recorded once in 2001 while under contract with our former label, and have now been re-did once again!!!
Livonia Strings originally appeared as part of the HNIA ten-CD box set called The Cloud Box in 2004 then as an individually sold CD in 2006 and finally available as a digital download via the Silver Mountain website in 2007.
01. July (13:32)
02. Carolines (13:41)
03. Fossil (12:32)
04. Ghosts (3:58)
As with all releases in the HNIA download series, Livonia Strings comes with printable sleeve art.
Livonia Strings (SMMG 007) is available as of today via the Silver Mountain Media Group store for only US$8.99.
More to come in the HNIA download series soon. Please stay tuned!!!
JUNE 12, 2007
NOISE CAMP, ELVIS HITLER, TOLEDO INDIEPOP FEST, PSYCHIC TV AND OTHER NEWS
HNIA will be playing another show with Psychic TV along with an appearance at the Toldeo IndiePop Fest. The 13th Annual Noise Camp is also coming up shortly. See the tour dates page for more details.
If you own a DVD player, and who doesn't these days, you'll want to buy the new DVD from Brainwashed called The Eye: Volume 16. In addition to a segment from HNIA, other bands like Baby Dee, Gary Wilson and Matmos are featured. Visit the Brainwashed site for ordering info.
Even though Elvis Hitler have reunited briefly in 2003 and 2005, it now can be revealed that the seminal band has reformed on a more permanent basis. The first fruits of this reunion will be a show at the Magic Stick in Detroit on June 30, show starts at 9pm. Also playing are The Wolfman Band and She.
MAY 28, 2007
CONCERT AND ART SHOW ALERT!!!
June 9 at
729 E. Nine Mile, Ferndale, MI
Andy FM is having an art show called MAYBE TREES AND ANIMALS on June 9 (that's a Saturday). HNIA plays at 9pm. It's free!
Plus, HNIA plays US dates this fall in support of the new album! More details coming soon.
APRIL 17, 2006
The first installment in a series of new His Name Is Alive MP3 downloads is now available from Silver Mountain Media Group.
Joining the previously available and remastered King Of Sweet MP3 download package are Rare Tracks In The Snow, Dreem Up, Detrola Instrumental and The Detroit River. All download packages come in high quality MP3 files encoded at 192 kbps with printable sleeve art.
APRIL 15, 2007
NEW HNIA EP "SILVER MAKEUP"
Available now for FREE as a downloadable release for a limited time!!!
This 4 song single contains three non-LP B sides and one track from the upcoming full-length album!!!
01. Come To Me
02. No More The Moon
03. I Am Going Home With You
04. Silver Makeup
Visit the SOUNDS page to download the EP (with printable sleeve art) NOW!!!
APRIL 15, 2007
HNIA LIVE WITH PSYCHIC TV!!!
HNIA is playing with PSYCHIC TV at the Bowery Ballroom (NYC) on Friday May 18th at 9pm. Tickets cost 23 dollars.
We will be playing new songs and selling electric thumb pianos, magic boxes and our new single release "SILVER MAKEUP EP"!!!
MARCH 16, 2007
HIS NAME IS ALIVE WINTER CONCERT SERIES PICS AND VIDEO!!!
March's free concert at the museum was unbelievable!!! and so were the other two shows!!! Thanks to all the people who came to these special shows!!! here's some pics:
Thursday March 8th 2007
METROTIMES HAMTRAMCK BLOWOUT
Friday March 9th 2007
THE HALFWAY INN video
NEWS ARCHIVE cont.