Nearly 7 years after it was first announced in the A Call to Arms liner notes, new information about 99 Songs of Revolution has finally been released. In updates to both the Streetlight Manifesto and Pentimento sites it was announced that the project will span eight releases in total, two each from SM and BOTAR and the other four split between two yet to be announced SM-related Pentimento acts (could Man Bites Dog be one of them?). The first pair of releases will be out in early 2009, one from SM and one from one of the unknown acts. Victory will be releasing the two SM CDs while Pentimento will be handling the other six as well as vinyl of all of the releases. Read the full updates below.
New Cover Records Series
Streetlight Manifesto will be putting out the first of 8 records comprising the “99 Songs of Revolution” Project. For more info, check out their site. 99SOR is a series of cover records from SM, BOTAR and 2 other yet to be announced PMC groups. PMC will be releasing and distributing the vinyl for the first chapter of 99SOR, as well as all forms of the other 6 non-SM releases. 99SOR Volume I hits stores and iTunes in early 2009.
New Album(s) News
Ok, technically it’s not a new original record, but here it is: A few years ago, when BOTAR (Bandits of the Acoustic Revolution) released it’s first (and so far only) record, there was a mention in the liner notes of a large project called “99 Songs of Revolution”. This is a collection of 99 cover songs, spanning all kinds of genres, all kinds of artists. Now, a few years later, it’s all going down. And here are the details. Some of them, at least.
The 99 Songs of Revolution Project will consist of 8 full length records. Two from SM, two from BOTAR, and two each from two other SM related groups. Yes, this is indeed the record that Victory mistakingly posted as coming out in Oct of 08. Not sure how they got that date, but it was never even a possibility. The first SM record for 99SOR will be out in early 2009, simultaneously with another of the 8 CDs (no, not the BOTAR one). Victory will be putting out the CDs and mp3s and Pentimento will be releasing and distributing the vinyl. We are aware of our reputation to take forever to release records and miss our self imposed deadlines, so we are not giving anyone solid dates, not even our labels. Early 09 release, that’s it. We are, though, working hard on it. The demos are all but done and we head into the studio to begin tracking in October. Our upcoming tour schedule, as you know, is borderline impossible/insane, so cut us some slack.
This will be a nice way for us to get into the studio and put out some “new” music as well as tide you guys over until our next full length. It’s been a project that’s been on the back burner for too long, and it’s time to do something about it. Stay tuned to this site as well as the Pentimento site for more info over the coming weeks. Also make sure to keep peeking in on our other sites, as we’re in the middle of working on a few projects that have been dormant for way too long.
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