June 11, 2016
HIS NAME IS ALIVE SUMMER DATES
JULY 3 UFO FACTORY, Detroit MI
AUG 6 O'MARA'S PUB, Berkley MI
AUG 12 ATHENS POPFEST, Athens GA
September 15, 2015
Just under a year since Tecuciztecatl was released and now there is Sunship, a solo album from Warren Michael Defever.
Sunship is available now from Northern Ashram and it comes in a limited-to-100 cassette edition or you can opt for the download edition. Click HERE to order but hurry, quantaties are very limited!
April 10, 2015
His Name Is Alive is currently in the second phase of their Spring tour. One of the items you'll find at the merch table is the long out-of-print Frog And Toad album on CDR. It is also making its Silver Mountain debut today in both MP3 and FLAC.
Click HERE to find out more...
January 15, 2015
October 28, 2014
Tecuciztecatl is now out!
Each edition of the album - vinyl, compact disc and download is unique, with different mixes and track lists.
The LP and CD is available at all good record stores as well as direct from Light In The Attic HERE. The unique download version via Silver Mountain is available HERE.
October 21, 2014
Pitchfork is streaming the new His Name Is Alive album this week! They dug into the vaults for alternative album art images and hilarious and embarrassing behind the scenes photos.
October 14, 2014
HIS NAME IS ALIVE'S Tecuciztecatl Reflection Collection now up for pre-order!
A TWIN POWER PACKAGE
Limited edition set contains:
• LP, CD, bonus disc, tape, poster and book
• Tecuciztecatl CD
44 minutes, digipak, includes lyrics
• Tecuciztecatl Cassette
45 minutes, recorded from vinyl, plus bonus track
• Tecuciztecatl LP
41 minutes, 180 gram vinyl, old style tip-on jacket
8” x 16”, suitable for framing or pinning to bedroom wall
• Dark Reflections Bonus Disc
70 minutes, additional material, demos, extended, acoustic, new age
• Book of Tecuciztecatl
51 pages, 8" x 5", soft cover, first edition, perfect bound, recording session diary, lyrics, rock opera background and narrative
• Limited edition of 50 signed and numbered sets
• Free shipping in the US
• Packages will ship on 10.24.14
THIS ITEM IS NOW SOLD OUT THANK YOU
STANDARD EDITIONS (LP & CD)
October 11, 2014
YOURE INVITED - THURSDAY, OCTOBER 30
His Name is Alive returns to the stage after spending years in the studio writing and recording the rock opera, Tecuciztecatl. "The new unit is a prog bubble gum machine," and they've added a mellotron to the mix. For fans of horror movie soundtracks, psychedelics, fuzz guitar and mellotron, this is a great way to spend the holiday. This special Devil's Night in Detroit event also includes opening acts Wiccans and the Decamp Sisters.
October 11, 2014
As the October 28 release date for His Name Is Alive's new album "Tecuciztecatl" approaches, be sure to check out the "reflection collection" limited edition. It's ultra limited and more details will be posted shortly. In the meantime, check out what's included in the limited collection HERE.
September 26, 2014
His Name is Alive "Tecuciztecatl" a psychedelic rock opera depicting an epic struggle between identical twins, reflective in nature and mirrored in twin science, secret language and mythology. Different mixes/edits for vinyl, cd and download.
Exclusive worldwide distribution by Light in the Attic Records.
RELEASE DATE 10.28.14. PREORDERS ARE HAPPENING NOW.
[Watch this space for next weeks announcement about the limited edition set with LP, CD, bonus tracks, poster, book and more].
DOWNLOAD "African Violet Casts A Spell" for free HERE.
May 28, 2014
His Name is Alive's "Home Is In Your Head" (1991) arranged for string sextet by Jean Cook will be performed at the National Opera Center in New York City on June 13th 2014.
Click HERE for more details.
February 11, 2014
I edited around a hundred Thin Lizzy guitar solos together.
12 studio albums 1971-1983, featuring Eric Bell, Scott Gorham, Brian Roberston, Gary Moore, Snowy White, and John Sykes (and two keyboard solos by Darren Wharton).
YouTube / SoundCloud
July 30, 2013
Silver Mountain is pleased to announced the debut of some new download albums that were previously available as ultra-limited tour editions.
Now available as of today are three new His Name Is Alive albums.
Cliff Bells Vanilla originally appeared as disc #7 in the 2010 ceramic box set and most recently as a concert DVD earlier this year. Now it's finally available as a Silver Mountain download in both MP3 and lossless FLAC formats.
Continuing the His Name Is Alive reinterpretation series that began with Livonia Strings is the brand new Home Is, a modern reimagining of the band's 1991 4AD album Home Is In Your Head. Home Is highlights the talents of Jean Cook's strings and voice.
Rounding out our triple crown of HNIA goodness is Dragons Look Out Your Window, featuring open sound, instrumentals, soundtracks and loops. Recorded 2012 and 2013 by Warren Defever and Cassandra Verras.
Check them out in our STORE section along with dozens of other Silver Mountain gems. Listen to sound samples at the top of this page, plus free downloadable MP3s in the detailed release listings.
June 15, 2013
We had a few of these tour only releases left over, ordering information available soon.
Click HERE for details.
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.
August 26, 2010
WRFL 88.1 LEXINGTON KENTUCKY IS DOING AN ALL HIS NAME IS ALIVE SHOW SUNDAY NITE AT 10 PM TO GET PEOPLE FREAKED OUT ABOUT OUR SHOW DOWN THERE NEXT WEEK. I SENT EM SOME RARE TRACKS TO PLAY TOOO!!! YOU CAN PROLLY LISTEN ON YOUR PHONE OR WHATEVER. www.wrfl.fm
August 12, 2010
His Name Is Alive will be playing a couple festival shows in early September. Be sure to come out and see the shows!
Arts, Beats & Eats Festival
9:30 pm on the Ford Fiesta stage
Royal Oak, MI
July 31, 2010
We have the first edition of The Eclipse CD now available for sale. This deluxe jewel case single disc version includes a gorgeous and ghostlike seethrough sleeve and insert as well as a small circular spirit tool which passes between the disc, the booklet, and the heliocentric world. The latest His Name is Alive album features Warn Defever and vocalist Andy FM, with contributions from Steve Sparks on drums and Jean Cook playing violin. The album was produced at The UFO Factory in Detroit.
The first 50 copies include a bonus disc of acoustic demos, weird out-takes, and failed experiments gone horribly wrong.
Order your copy HERE - only $13.00 to USA/Canada and $18.00 to the rest of the world, with all postage included.
July 13, 2010
WATCH THE NEW HNIA VIDEO!!!
The second single from His Name Is Alive's album The Eclipse is called St. Michael.
Watch the official video HERE.
May 18, 2010
NEW HIS NAME IS ALIVE ALBUM NOW AVAILABLE!!!
02. The Prescriptions
04. Dream Rememberer MP3
05. St Michael
06. Bleeder Poem
07. Darker Than Blue
08. Tell Me Why You Want To See Me
09. Feels Like Infinity
10. Dream Tiger
11. The Eclipse
Originally released as one the ten CDs in the recent limited edition ceramic box set also named The Eclipse, this is the stand alone and main new album from His Name Is Alive. The Eclipse collects eleven brand new songs including the new free single Dream Remember.
The album features Warn Defever and vocalist Andy FM, with contributions from Steve Sparks on drums and Jean Cook playing violin. The album was produced at UFO Factory in downtown Detroit.
The album is available in both MP3 and lossless FLAC.
UPDATE: The FLAC version is NOW AVAILABLE!!!
April 16, 2010
HIS NAME IS ALIVE GIVE AWAY FIRST SINGLE FROM THEIR NEW ALBUM THE ECLIPSE!
Download the new single from His Name Is Alive as a free gift from the band.
Dream Rememberer is from The Eclipse, His Name Is Alive's first album since 2007. The B-side is another new song, Vanilia.
The Eclipse is available on May 18, 2010 and a few copies of the deluxe USB ceramic box version are still available HERE.
Download the Dream Rememberer single for free now HERE!
April 10, 2010
The new HIS NAME IS ALIVE album, THE ECLIPSE, available on May 18, 2010.
CDR VERSION SOLD OUT! WE ONLY HAVE THE FLASH DRIVE VERSION LEFT.
For more info click HERE and HERE.
March 22, 2010
HIS NAME IS ALIVE WEST COAST "DREAM TIGER" TOUR 2010
HNIA has been on tour for twenty years (1990 - 2010)!!!
WEST COAST DATES are here:
April 21 BOTTOM OF THE HILL San Francisco, CA
April 25 MISSISSIPPI STUDIOS Portland, OR
April 26 THE CROCODILE Seattle, WA
April 29 BOOTLEG THEATER Los Angeles, CA
All shows are 21+ and $10 advance tix. Bring a tamborine, wear a costume!!!
We will have advance copies of the new album THE ECLIPSE on sale at shows, as well as handmade electric kalimbas, and posters!!!
More east coast tour dates, European dates, summer festivals, Brazil, secret shows, midnight bell jams, after parties, wolfman bands, and Sunrise Sunship info coming soon...
March 2, 2010
Silver Mountain proudly announces that two new albums have been added to our growing library of downloadable and rare His Name Is Alive classics.
Fans of His Name Is Alive will appreciate the Radio LP, feauring rare radio sessions from the BBC and KCRW's Morning Becomes Eclectic, among other sources. Also adds two Mexican radio commercials promoting the band.
Also added today is Spring Can Really Hang You Up The Most, an album of rehearsals leading up to the release of then next His Name Is Alive album for 4AD, 2001's Someday My Blues Will Cover The Earth. Featuring Taj Bell on vocals, with Fred Thomas (Saturday Looks Good To Me, City Center), Brett Lyman, Kevin Callaway and, of course, Warn Defever.
More additions to the catalog from the vault to come - as well as news, tour dates and sound samples from His Name Is Alive's brand new album, all coming soon!
February 23, 2010
NEW HIS NAME IS ALIVE RECORD & TOUR DATES INFO SOON!!!
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)
March 4, 2009
A bunch of new additions to the Silver Mountain store today to report on!
Last year we had to take down the ESP Summer compilation called The Complete Recordings to make some changes for the better. It's now available again and sounding better than ever.
If you've already bought the previous download version from us in 2008 you can upgrade to this updated definitive edition for FREE by sending us your email address and transaction ID from your original purchase PayPal receipt.
Also newly introduced to the Silver Mountain store are two solo albums from His Name Is Alive's Warn Defever (When Flowers Covered The Earth and I Want You To Live One Hundred Years), the Time Stereo favorite Krontjong Warna-Warni from 60s Indonesian pop/surf act The Steps, the self-titled album by ESP Family plus His Name Is Alive vocalist Erika Hoffmann's I Must Be Blind solo album.
We have also introduced several downloads in FLAC, the format that preserves the music in sparkling lossless quality. If you've already bought the MP3 version from us in the past you can upgrade to the FLAC edition for only $1.00 by sending us your email address and transaction ID from your original MP3 purchase PayPal receipt.
As always, thank you for supporting Silver Mountain!
February 26, 2009
The remastered King Of Sweet album from His Name Is Alive is back at our store. Originally released on compact disc back in 1993, the long since deleted album is back and better than ever. Remastered in 2005 by HNIA founder Warn Defever himself, the album sounds amazing. It comes with a deluxe printable PDF featuring the design work of Emiel Efdée.
Future Silver Mountain releases coming over the next few months includes a remastered ESP Summer (featuring HNIA's Warn Defever and Ian Masters, formerly of Pale Saints), the amazing instrumental Krontjong Warna-Warni album from The Steps, Erika Hoffmann's I Must Be Blind album (originally billed under the name of The ESPs) and a deluxe remastered edition of Warn Defever 1999 solo album I Want You To Live 100 Years.
There's more planned as well, with both brand new and rare His Name Is Alive releases on the horizon at Silver Mountain.
Thank you for visiting and thank you for your support.