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February 3, 2015 emblemNew album Flux Camoufleurs available February 10th, 2015

Saint Solitude’s first collection of instrumentals, Flux Camoufleurs, Volume I, will be released February 10th, 2015 via online distributors Bandcamp, iTunes, and CDBaby.

Flux cover While on its surface it bears little resemblance to the technicolor pop of earlier SS records, Dup Crosson’s longstanding love of loops persists here in brief, cathartic bursts. Perhaps for the first time in this project’s history, tension wins wholeheartedly over resolution in tracks like “Roma” and “The More You Leave Open.” The insurrection is suggested but not yet deployed.

Elsewhere, there are forays into Spanish-style classical guitar (“Grenada”), samples, Ennio Morricone-style cowboy whistles (“Didn’t Do Enough To Save Him”), an instrument that sounds like a flock of birds, and the closest thing you’ll ever hear to a beatbox in an SS song (“No Doom”).

One song, “Imaginary Inhabitants,” was written for a short film of the same name by Crosson’s friend and bandmate Dan Trefethen. The collaboration helped initiate a series of tracks inspired by film.

“I’ve always been a movie junkie,” Crosson says. “It’s common practice for me to record with a muted movie on in the background. Images offer a completely different palette for inspiration. They have their own rhythms too. It’s long been a goal of mine to write a score, contribute to a soundtrack, or even write a commercial jingle–anything where visual cues act as the starting point.”

The tracklisting is:

 

1. Reclamation Trials

2. Hung Up, Then

3. No Doom

4. Close Proximity

5. Imaginary Inhabitants

6. Marble Class

7. Roma

8. Toppling

9. Waxwing

10. Grenada

11. Didn’t Do Enough To Save Him

12. Merkurios

13. The More You Leave Open

14. Imaginary Inhabitants (stylophone version)

 

 

Stay tuned for more details!

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January 24, 2015 emblemNew SS music featured in short film Imaginary Inhabitants

SS wrote and performed the theme of a new short film entitled Imaginary Inhabitants, the debut of Maine filmmaker Dan Trefethen (who also performs lapsteel on the track). This is a collaborative effort many years in the making, and you can watch it in all its metaphysical glory below. Two versions of the theme song will be available on the upcoming SS collection Flux Camoufleurs, Volume I, which will be released digitally in February

Imaginary Inhabitants from Crimson Buffalo on Vimeo.

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August 4, 2014 emblemSpotify link

For all you streamers, you can now hear A CRACK IN THE SNOW MORTAR over on Spotify.

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March 20, 2014 emblemTour with Lady Lamb the Beekeeper

I set out this week on a different type of tour: drumming with my friend Aly Spaltro, aka Lady Lamb the Beekeeper, on a 2-week support run for Typhoon. It’s been 2 years since I’ve been on the road and it’s so nice to be playing onstage again in a new fashion – let alone behind the kit, where I arguably belong. We’re hitting some awesome rooms on the East Coast and Midwest from now til April 3rd. You should probably stop putting your socks on, walking your dog, or eating that sandwich and come see us. Road warriors OUT! Dates below:

3/19: Washington D.C./9:30 Club
3/20: Providence, RI/Columbus Theatre
3/21: Burlington, VT/Higher Ground
3/22: Boston, MA/The Sinclair
3/23: Boston, MA/The Sinclair
3/24: Portland, ME/Port City Music Hall
3/25: Hamden, CT/The Ballroom at Outer Space
3/27: New York, NY/Webster Hall
3/28: Philadelphia, PA/Union Transfer
3/29: Cleveland, OH/Beachland Ballroom
3/31: Louisville, KY/Headliner’s Music Hall
4/1: Bloomington, IN/The Bishop
4/2: Milwaukee, WI/Turner Hall
4/3: Chicago, IL/Metro

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November 4, 2013 emblemWMPG Local Motives performance this Friday!

Dup will be the featured performer on WMPG’s Local Motives this week, playing an extended solo set in support of the new album, A Crack in the Snow Mortar. Expect a smattering of new songs, old songs…and even newer songs. This will be the first radio performance since 2011 and his first solo performance for many years. Long live the loops!

Tune in to WMPG at 7:30 PM on November 8th on 90.9/104.1FM or stream online at wmpg.org.

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September 23, 2013 emblemiTunes link up now!

Alas! A Crack in the Snow Mortar is now available on iTunes for you Apple-lovers…

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September 20, 2013 emblemCDBaby link

A Crack in the Snow Mortar is now available for purchase on CDBaby, which has been a great partner of ours for years now.

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September 17, 2013 emblemA Crack in the Snow Mortar released today!

Hurrah! The new Saint Solitude record, A Crack in the Snow Mortar, is officially out today! Go over to Bandcamp to listen and download your free copy now! Viva la bittersweet fuzz.

by Brendan Bullock.

by Brendan Bullock.

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September 3, 2013 emblemNew album artwork and release details announced

A Crack in the Snow Mortar

It is with great pleasure that we announce the arrival of the third Saint Solitude album, A Crack in the Snow Mortar, which will be released September 17th, 2013. The album will be available in digital formats only and will be free to download to all. The tracklisting is as follows…

1. Simple Horrors
2. Anyone But Me
3. Decided to Argue
4. Atomic Dust
5. Common Elder
6. Future Crimes
7. Falcon Melt
8. Snow Mortar
9. INSTBLTY
10. The Incredible Escape
11. Cryptozoo

The album was recorded at Sonelab in Easthampton, MA by Mark Alan Miller, and at Boy Island in Portland, ME by Dup Crosson. It was mixed by Jose Ayerve (Spouse, A Severe Joy) at Mobile Womb and mastered by Mark Alan Miller at Sonelab. The lovely cover art is by Brendan Bullock.

For now, you can head to the Bandcamp page to listen to the new song “Simple Horrors.”

There are no plans to tour in support of ACITSM.

More details and download links to follow!

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January 23, 2013 emblemNew albums coming in 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Saint Solitude To Release Two New Albums in 2013

Portland, ME, U.S.A. – January 23rd, 2013 – Saint Solitude, the longstanding and ever-shifting musical project of Dup Crosson, announced today plans to release not one, but two new albums of music in 2013.  The as-yet-untitled records will consist of new material that Crosson has penned since the release of his colorful 2011 sophomore effort, By Some Great Storm.

2012 found Saint Solitude touring up and down the East Coast as a quartet for the first time. More recently, Crosson left his live band and longtime home in Asheville, NC to return to his native state of Maine. “The decision to move back to New England has been on my mind for years, mixed with both the excitement of finding new potential in the familiar, and the subtle fear of being haunted by the past,” Crosson says with a laugh. “I can already hear that dynamic, that curiosity, taking shape in these songs.”

These releases will also mark the first time Crosson has been a free agent since the release of his debut album, Journal of Retreat.

Keep a close ear to www.saintsolitude.com for more details as they emerge.

Saint Solitude specializes in “bittersweet fuzz” and was formed by Dup Crosson in 2006. Over the years, the project has grown from its timid beginnings, progressing  from a loop-based, country-crossing one-man touring outfit to a dynamic garage pop 4-piece.  These days you can find Crosson focused on the recording side of things in the seaside solace of Portland, ME.

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