“One of the best albums of 1967 was a prep school souvenir known only to a few hundred people in New England at the time…Unfettered by any commercial constraints or musical ambitions extending beyond the remaining months of the school year, the group created, with a complete lack of self-consciousness, a perfect distillation of their collective musical vision.” [From a June 2018 article in Ugly Things magazine about the Sundazed reissue of Calm Before by The Rising Storm. To read full article, click here: ugly things article.]
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 had its premiere at the Jukebox International Film Festival, where it received first place in the documentary short film category. It also has been shown at the Santa Cruz Film Festival in California, where it received the award for best short documentary, and at the Doc’n Roll Festival in London. And it will be shown at Festival Sayulita in Mexico.
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