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Archived TOUR DATE information from 1990 to present day located here.
NOVEMBER 23, 2009
If you enjoyed the Warn Defever (His Name Is Alive) and Ian Masters (Pale Saints) ESP Summer collaboration, then you owe it to yourself to check out the freshly released "lost" album by Sore & Steal.
Sore & Steal is the alias of Masters and Dave Rothon (The Redlands Palomino Co).
Recorded a decade ago, with finishing production touches added in 2009, Sore & Steeal have just released a new full album called Many Moons A-Go-Go on their own Lime Stereo imprint.
Sore & Steal are making Many Moons A-Go-Go available free of charge as a deluxe download release, complete with printable PDF sleeve art. You are welcome to sample the album for free and, if you like it, please consider donating some cash via PayPal.
Download Many Moons A-Go-Go from Sore & Steal now via the official Lime Stereo site.
AUGUST 16, 2009
New War collaboration with Daniel Littleton, Jean Cook, and Hitoko Sakai under the name MOUNTAIN OCEAN SUN. A 64 minute track will be released by the Japanese/British label Home Normal, catalog number HOME_N005 on September 11, 2009.
"Recorded on a moutain, in the woods, near a river, a lake, and the city, the summer air was heavy and we sweated a lot. When it was over I was blind. I was pummeled by the minimalixm."
- War (Livonia, Michigan 2009)
APRIL 28, 2009
- a kind of healing practice using sound as the object of meditation.
- birds singing in the forest at dawn, bells ringing in the temple, breathing etc.
Each Tuesday evening in May, Detroit Evolution Laboratory will present a unique meditation experience utilizing gongs, stones, drone, bells and vibrating strings featuring Warren Defever (His Name Is Alive, UFO Factory).
Sun Ship Sound Meditation with Warren Defever Tuesdays May 5, 12, 19, 26 Detroit Evolution Laboratory 1434 Gratiot Avenue #1, Detroit MI 48207 9-11 pm, FREE!
MARCH 4, 2009
A whole bunch of new additions to the Silver Mountain Media Group store were added today - including the absolutely definitive ESP Summer compilation called The Complete Recordings - which was remastered by His Name Is Alive's Warn Defever and sanctioned by Ian Masters.
If you already bought the ESP Summer download Silver Mountain offered last year, you can upgrade to this definitive updated version for FREE. See the Silver Mountain site for details.
Other new items in the Silver Mountain store include ESP Family, Erika Hoffmann, two solo Warn Defever albums and 1960s Idonesian pop/surf act The Steps.
Also, for those that insist on the highest audio quality possible, we are in the process of adding releases in the superior and lossless FLAC format. Albums by His Name Is Alive like Detrola and Xmmer are now available in this new format. If you've already bought the regular MP3 versions from us previously, you can upgrade to the FLAC edition for only $1.00. See the Silver Mountain site for details.
More news to come!
FEBRUARY 16, 2009
On Saturday, March 7, 2009 HNIA's main man Warren Defever is doing a rare solo performance as part of the Detroit Metro Times Blowout Festival 12, appearing under the name WAR. The concert is at Hamtramck's Painted Lady Lounge (2930 Jacob Street, 313 874-2991) at 11:30 pm.
NOVEMBER 21, 2008
Available now is the His Name Is Alive tribute album We Believe You. Released by Kenedik Records this is extremely limited and will not last long. Only 150 vinyl copies have been made - but another 500 "regular" editions will be made once the first batch sells out.
Check out the tracklisting, with contributions from friends of HNIA and other artists you'll know.
1. Kazuya Ishigami - You Need A Heart To Live
2. The McCarricks - Are We Still Married?
3. AMP - Summer of ESP
4. Jessica Bailiff - Sort Of...
5. Everything Is Fine - Love's A Fisheye
6. k. - Last Train
7. Little Princess - Some & I
8. Oneironaut - Little Red Haired Girl
9. Robert Schipul - Send My Face
10. The Beat Up Lunch - How Ghosts Affect Relationships
11. Saturday Looks Good To Me - Nice Day
12. Northsea - This World Is Not My Home
Order you copy today!
Also, be sure to check out the NO SOUND Tape Club 2009 Series, which will feature a different colored cassette each month of 2009 and includes a contribution by His Name Is Alive in the form of a mixtape by Warn Defever that promises to be unlike any mixtape you've ever heard before!
NOVEMBER 10, 2008
We just finished a small edition of our electric kalimbas. They are all handmade, beautiful, and electric. Some of the instruments closely resemble a typical kalimba, mbira, or African thumb piano while others offer a wild deeper bass sound with gong or gamelan-like overtones.
This lastest run is our best work and sound amazing through any guitar amp, bass amp, P.A., or even played acoustically.
Previously our work has only been available at HIS NAME IS ALIVE and NOMO concerts and this is the first time we will be offering them for sale online.
Our instruments have been featured on NPR several times in the past few months, and you can hear examples of them in action on several NOMO and HIS NAME IS ALIVE records.
If you have any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Elliot Bergman and Warn Defever
Go to 27 KALIMBAS now!!!
OCTOBER 15, 2008
WE GOT A COUPLE SUPER SPECIAL SHOWS COMIN UP:
SUNDAY NOVEMBER 2ND AT CLIFF BELLS IN DETROIT. ITS THE BEST PLACE IN DETROIT - IT WAS BUILT IN THE 1920S. ITS TOTALLY ART DECO AND BEAUTIFUL - WE'RE GONNA RECORD THE SHOW AND FILM FOR THE LIVE ALBUM AND DVD SO STAND IN THE FRONT AND WEAR YOUR LUCKY SHIRT. ALSO START SENDING US YOUR REQUESTS SO WE CAN PLAY ALL YOUR FAVORITE SONGS....
SATURDAY NOVEMBER 22ND AT THE BRAINWAVES FESTIVAL IN BOSTON AT THE REGENT THEATRE WITH ALL MY FAVORITE BANDS - WINDY, STARS OF THE LID, JESSICA BAILIFF, LITTLE ANNIE, THE SILVER APPLES, ETC...
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