“Fans of unknown ’60s psych are always searching for a rare glimpse into an era when any rock combo with a few fans could score enough studio time to immortalize a set of primitives sounds. They’ll get their fix with the Rising Storm’s Calm Before… . This band of six young gents from Massachusetts only pressed 500 LPs in 1967, just as they were graduating prep school. To this day, the album remains one of the most prized garage rock artifacts of all time (a copy sold for $6,500 in 2012).” [From Pandora review of Sundazed reissue of Calm Before by The Rising Storm. Calm Before is available on vinyl and CD from Sundazed Music, and on Apple Music.]
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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