“One of the true ’60s garage band artefacts … Critically acclaimed … A moody classic … Not bad for a vanity pressing made by a bunch of 17-year-old prep school boys … Fifty years on, The Rising Storm’s naivety, spontaneity and unique haunting melodies define ‘The New England Sound.’ Calm Before is an unpolished yet ambitious curio that has deservedly become a major collectible and a cult classic — one that has led to band reunions and even a forthcoming movie.” [From February 2018 article in Shindig! magazine. To read full article, click here: Shindig 2018]
Tracking the Storm
* ‘Frozen Laughter’ — original from Calm Before — is featured in a new movie starring Evan Rachel Wood. The song also has been released on Sky Girl, a foreign compilation.
* Long-awaited vinyl ’45 of two of our best originals has been released by Penniman Records. See ‘Shop‘ page.
* calm before… the rising storm, a 30-minute documentary movie about The Rising Storm and Calm Before will be shown in September at the Jerome Indie Film & Music Festival in Arizona. The movie already has been shown at seven film festivals, won a top award at five of them, and was named by rock writer Richie Unterberger as one of the top 10 rock documentaries of 2018.
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