WEEdEN – Orange Whip?
The joy in rock-n-roll is back. The darkness of the 80’s and the sterility of the 90’s is washed away in the brilliant song writing and joyful views of life and love in this wonderful debut CD from Weeden. Melodies with the full heart of 60’s and 70’s landmark bands such as the Beatles, Pink Floyd, Tom Petty, Neil Young and even Donovan are in good company with these fresh expressions from this secret gem of Austin. The vocal and guitar textures step forward to match the fullness of the song writing as well. This record is a joy for anyone to own and play over and over… and over….
Russ Smith – Chocolate Records
Searching for Satellite
This is the unreleased album from Searching for Satellite, which featured Alex Weeden on guitar, Michael Tarabay on bass, and Justin Pollard on drums…members of Miranda Lambert and Pat Green‘s bands (back before I joined up with Miranda). Lang Freeman, David Neuhauser, and Chris Tondre also contributed. For me it was an effort to work with some more successful musicians and try a more mainstream sound than I normally would…and it was the right sound at the right time, coming out as The Fray and Coldplay were at their peak. It was recorded on my laptop in 2005 at our houses…later 3 of the songs were mixed in the studios of Ken Tondre, Vachik Afghaniantz, and Don Gehman. We played a summer’s worth of shows around Texas but the band fizzled out in 2006 when Justin lost interest.
You never know what’s going to be here…