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Listen: New 12-Minute Track from Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra

Cover art for ‘Hang on to Each Other’ EP.

Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra are back with a 12-minute song, “Birds Toss Precious Flowers.”

Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra are releasing a new EP, Hang on to Each Other, on April 29.

It will appear on an EP that features new versions of 2005 track “Hang on to Each Other”, from Horses in the Sky.

The group says the songs are “not remixes really, but brand new recordings… coated in “glitter and shards of glass” and, turned into “glorious dancefloor excursions.”

Silver Mt Zion’s press release:

It’s like that famous quote that Emma Goldman never said = “DANCE DANCE REVOLUTION”!
Somewhere around 1964 or thereabouts, we wrote a tune called “Hang On to Each Other”. Acapella mostly, with just a few chords on harmonium. Recorded the thing in the woods ’round a campfire = heady times.

The chords to that tune are like house music chords, and we figured we’d re-record it someday, thusly and EARNESTLY. 4-on-the-floor. Drum machines and arpeggiators. Pink lasers and grape-flavored smoke machines. Most important thing = No irony.
Because we love that kind of music, and impromptu dance parties too.

Guess it took a long time to manifest, but this past x-mas we finally rustled up the necessary gear and holed up in the snow to loop thee joyful noise = 808, Oberheim Two-Voice, bright yellow toy keyboard, low pass filter, auto-wah bass guitar, wooden drone-box, squeaky tape delay, broken oscillator, string machine, distortion pedal, and violin. No guitar.

We let the machines yell at each other until they were hoarse and wheezing. With a baby in her belly, Ariel Engle of AroarA did the kind of singing that we can’t, and we are thankful. Outside of the studio, the city was frozen, and thin tendrils of fine snow whisped across the ice like dragons.

We made this thing like a for-real disco 12-inch, for to give to d.j.’s to play because we live in the kind of town where some d.j.’s maybe will. Much respect and much love to thee sweaty dancers, and the lost ones, and the ones who fell away.

– xoxoxox thee silver mt. zion memorial orchestra

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Listen: New, Epic Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra Song, “Austerity Blues”

Cover art for the new Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra album

A new album from Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra is due out January 21, 2014.

It’s got a great title: Fuck Off Get Free We Pour Light on Everything.

While you wait for the album listen to this track off it, “Austerity Blues.”

Thanks Consequence of Sound!