February 20, 2013
Upcoming HNIA show alert!!!
December 3, 2012
Johnny Jewel, the man behind CHROMATICS, GLASS CANDY, SYMMETRY and DESIRE has just unveiled his latest mixtape. Not only does Johnny have impecable taste and amazing talent, he is in the HNIA orbit, having worked with Ida's Daniel Littleton and Elizabeth Mitchell. The new album from CHROMATICS is called Kill For Love and is among the year's very, very best.
Take a listen to and/or download the mixtape HERE.
September 26, 2012
DETROIT FREE PRESS REVIEW'S SILVERTOOTH, FOCUSES ON SINGER'S FINANCES,
CALLS WARREN DEFEVER "DETROIT MUSIC WIZ".
SHORT FOR WIZARD...
September 26, 2012
PROGRESSIVE ROCK 10 INCH PRODUCED BY WARREN DEFEVER, VHS VIDEO IS AWESOME!
September 12, 2012
His Name Is Alive's Warren Defever has teamed up with Detroit's own Ethan Daniel Davidson to produce a record that Paste Magazine describes as "old fashioned, natural and holistic." It's available for free HERE.
May 14, 2012
Home is (2012)...
May 8, 2012
If you're a fan of His Name Is Alive then you'll be into hearing Silver Family, an album of songs that have inspired the band over the years.
Previously available on iTunes, Silver Family is now available here beginning May 8 at Silver Mountain in the customary deluxe MP3 (320 kbps) and FLAC download formats. The download comes with printable cover art in case you like making your own CDR version.
Check out a sampler MP3 of Can You Hear The Magic HERE and buy Silver Family HERE.
This is classic HNIA, ten songs that are essential listening for any fan of the band past or present!
March 2, 2012
INFINITY PEOPLE is an American kosmische musik-freak rock revue-astral soul-spiritual-musical commune and revival. Formed out of the NEW DETROIT movement in the first decade of the 21st century --- NEAR PROG MOVES-RAUCOUS HIGH ENERGY MOTOR CITY STYLE FREAK OUTS-ACID ACOUSTIC SONG CIRCLES-SANSKRIT-ESPERANTO-A DOG-A BABY--- a state of mind-- a musical snapshot of a moment in the the life of this family known as INFINITY PEOPLE. Recorded at Key Club and UFO Factory. produced by FISCHER and DEFEVER. Super FANCY double gatefold "old style" stoughton press cover. comes with a digital download code. LOCK GROOVES!
Click HERE to order or learn more!!!
September 28, 2011
new work by composer / artist Warren Defever
performed by ASM (anti-social music chamber ensemble, NYC)
FRIDAY OCTOBER 14 8:30 pm
Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (4454 Woodward)
SATURDAY OCT 15 7 - 9 pm
PJ's Lager House (1254 Michigan Avenue)
SUNDAY OCT 16 7 am
Rooftop & Garden Sunrise (2000 Brooklyn)
CLOUD BRIDGE explores the uneasy co-mingling of nature, performance, werewolves, over-amplified sound, meditation, painkillers, spray paint, and buddhist scriptural names for commonplace things like"eight petalled lotus" (for the flatlands), "vessels of ambrosia" (for lakes seen from mountaintops), and "spirals of joy" (the sky seen from between two rocks).
CLOUD BRIDGE suggests a world where every stone is sacred, every river has a long winding spiritual history, every tag is a holy name spoken only with hushed reverence, every tree in the forest that cannot be cut down for it was once blessed by a great teacher, every traffic light is the brightest shade of green, every candle is lavender, every cricket's chirp is a lesson to be contemplated, every mysterious sound at night is a mythic half-man/half-beast howling in the distance, and every whisper is a prayer.
1 "He who does not howl does not play with the wolf" - Warren Defever
2 CLOUD BRIDGE is named for a train trestle overpass in Southwest Detroit once a popular graffiti target now painted sky blue with simple white clouds as a part of a neighborhood beautification project.
3 ASM is NY-based composer/performer non-profit collective (501c3) formed by musicians dedicated to supporting and connecting the worlds of composed contemporary classical/jazz and the rock/punk/indie scenes.. ASM performs, promotes, produces, presents and records new music projects in and around New York City in unconventional venues such as rock clubs, galleries and rooftops, and usually for audiences that do not regularly attend new music concerts. Since 2001, ASM has supported the creation and world premiere presentation of over 150 brand new chamber works by more than 30 emerging composers.
4 Funded in part through Meet The Composer's MetLife Creative
HIeronymus Bosch Exhibition, Jos Koldeweij, NAi Pub., 2001
Buddhist Himalayas, OLivier & Danielle Follmi, Harry N. Abrams Pub., 2002
Busan Biennale Catalog, Tom Morton, 2008
Viennese Actionism, 1960-1971, Hubert Klocker, Ritter Verlag, 1989
Detroit: I Do Mind Dying, Dan Georgakas, St Martins Press 1975
Mainlines and Bloodfeasts, Lester Bangs, Anchor Books 2003
Spirit Mediumship and Society in Africa, John Beattie, Africana Publishing 1969
Music and Trance, Gilbert Rouget, University of Chicago Press, 1985
as solo artist as well as a member of the time stereo art collective, or various music groups
2011 XOXO WAR / ENERGY LINES concert
Nebula (Lima, Peru)
2009 SUNSHIP sound meditation
Detroit Evolution Lab (Detroit)
2009 UNICORN MAN installation, performance
Club Transmediale Festival, Kunstraum Kreuzberg/Bethanien (Berlin)
2008 COME TO THE FRONT film, installation, concerts residency (various locations NYC)
2008 UFO FACTORY cardboard installation
Considering Detroit, Museum of Contemporary Art (Detroit)
2006 COME OUT THE WILDERNESS peace conference, midnight bell jam, concerts residency, (various locations NYC)
2003 NATURAL LAW film, installation, performance
Contemporary Art Exhibition, Busan Biennale, (South Korea)
1998 DEVIL'S ROBOTS BIRTHDAY installation, performance
I Rip You You Rip Me, Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, (Netherlands)
1993 STILL NACHT IV: CAN'T GO WRONG WITHOUT YOU
video collaboration with Brothers Quay (UK)
1991 STILL NACHT II: ARE WE STILL MARRIED
video collaboration with Brothers Quay, (UK)
1990 - 2002 HIS NAME IS ALIVE
13 recordings / 13 years. 4AD label (UK)
June 27, 2011
WARREN DEFEVER SOLO SHOW IN PERU!
His Name Is Alive's Warren Defever will be performing a rare solo show in Peru this summer. The show, scheduled for July 27, takes place at the Nebula Club in the city of Lima. For more info, click HERE. Order tickets now HERE.
June 22, 2011
THE RACCOONS ARE AVAILABLE!
THE RACCOONS is finally available in a special package limited to 50 copies! All of the info is HERE!
THE RACCOONS tells the story of three babies abandoned by their mother. Alone, frightened, and hungry in a dark chimney for days only to be rescued at the last possible minute by two humans with an interest in field recording, sound art and inter-species collaboration. This 77 minute disk features the sound of that cold and dark stone fireplace, the hungry raccoons slowly resuscitated, the artificial heart beats that reminded them of their lost mother, and their joyful response as they gradually return to life and begin singing again. This limited edition disc (only 50 made) comes with a cd in a beautiful paper sleeve and what is possibly the cutest album cover ever, a six inch hand-made sturdy wooden raccoon that comes ready to hang on your nearest wall and is also completely child friendly!!!
June 10, 2011
His Name Is Alive will be doing a rare DJ set at New York City's Museum of Modern Art as part of the annual Warm Up event, MoMA PS1's outdoor concert series. HNIA's DJ set takes place on August 13 at the MoMA PS1 courtyard 2-9pm, located at 22-25 Jackson Avenue at 46th Avenue in Long Island City, Queens. Other bands performing at the event, which happens every Saturday from July 2 through September 3, includes Four Tet, SBTRKT, Gang Gang Dance (DJ set), Simian Mobile Disco (DJ set), Steve Moore (aka Zombi), oOoOO, Solange and Teengirl Fantasy among many others. For more info click HERE.
May 30, 2011
Many thanks to all those who attended the His Name Is Alive shows throughout the month of May.
HERE are some highlights of the HNIA 20th anniversary show at The Magic Stick in Detroit.
The Chicago show at the Empty Bottle was warmly received by the audience. HERE is a review from Windy City Rock.
Longtime supporters and Wayne State University's WDET radio station posted their interview with HNIA's Warn Defever over at the official WDET web site.
Thanks to everyone who came out to the shows and to everyone who has supported HNIA over the past two decades!
April 14, 2011
A big thank you to our friends at Stereogum for writing about the upcoming double-vinyl release of His Name Is Alive's classic King Of Sweet album and select twentieth anniversary shows. Click HERE for the article and a free download of In The Lake.
Please check the Handmade Birds label site for details on how to order the ultra limited double-vinyl edition of King Of Sweet.
For updated tour dates, please scroll down.
March 30, 2011
The pre-order is now up for the deluxe King Of Sweet 2xLP vinyl edition. This is the first time KoS has appeared on vinyl.
The official release date is May 10.
March 18, 2011
HIS NAME IS ALIVE LIVE SHOWS
Midnight Cowboy Productions presents the following shows. More info to come!
The Empty Bottle
with In Tall Buildings
Grand Rapids, MI
with Legendary Creatures and Golden
featuring HNIA short films, videos (including The Brothers Quay) and a secret special feature
bike ride, starting at 2000 Brooklyn, ending at Bronx Bar. All ages welcome, early afternoon
May 22 (FREE SHOW!)
featuring The Wolfman Band, with Danjee Flesh Nation and Robin Goodfellow
March 3, 2011
Coming May 10, 2011 2xLP
January 18, 2011
HIS NAME IS ALIVE'S THE ECLIPSE REVIEWED BY DUSTED MAGAZINE
Jon Dale from Dusted Magazine has written a very nice review for The Eclipse, the current album from Detroit's His Name Is Alive. Please feel free to read it at the Dusted web site (archived HERE as well). Thank you for listening and writing, Jon!
A couple new additions to the STORE have been added so far this new year. Check HERE for all the releases available from Silver Mountain!
October 21, 2010
WARREN DEFEVER REMEMBERS MARION BROWN
September 27, 2010
HIS NAME IS ALIVE IN WOODSTOCK
HNIA will be playing a special concert at the Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary in Woodstock, NY on 10/10/10 which includes three hour HNIA/Sunship meditation jams, DJ from Warn Defever and more. It's the Thanksliving Veganized Banquet, EXTREME VEGETARIAN!!!
Details about the Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary, the Thanksliving event and how to buy tickets can be found HERE.