Friday, 30 July 2010 20:18
Faced with a huge pile of unused recorded material from rehearsals, the band has decided to create a Download of the Week section in the Listening Room. Each week, we spend about an hour of our rehearsal time improvising in order to generate ideas for new songs, blow off some steam, and generally have a good time. Some of the ideas generated in these sessions become new songs, or parts of songs, and some of them are reviewed and discarded. Well, sometimes the stuff in the discard pile is worth listening to, so we've decided to make one morsal of it available each week for download. Take a listen and check back each Monday for something new!
Also new to the Listening Room is the B-Sides section. Here we will be placing songs we've recorded for fun, things we've done for special occasions, and songs that were recorded, but never made it to an album. Everything in this area will be free to download, so enjoy!
Wednesday, 28 July 2010 14:24
You may have notice we have recently made some upgrades to the website. The Listening Room has been made fully funtional and features tracks from our albums, as well as a selection of free downloads which will continue to expand. The band is also considering adding a free "Weekly Download", which would probably be one of the tastier tracks from our rehearsal that week. More on that as it develops.
We've also added a Video Gallery. Right now the gallery is mostly made up of previously available videos from our YouTube channel, but we promise more exclusive content as it becomes available, so check back often!
Finally, we've added some additional images to the Photo Gallery, including some new shots from a recent recording session and a large selection of promotional posters and flyers.
Monday, 26 July 2010 18:22
Bryan Rodgers at The Wounded Messenger was on-hand for a couple Oatmeal shows earlier this year and was kind enough to review them on his blog. Check them out and, while your at it, take a look at the rest of The Wounded Messenger blog for posts on everythinig musical!
Thanks so much, Bryan, for your support!
Saturday, 24 July 2010 10:36
The band recieved a breif but glowing review from Triangle arts enthusiast Dan Reeves in his blog "Dan After Dark" in mid-May:
"Last evening I wandered into The Pour House to see some friends and whatever band happened to be on stage. I was pleasantly surprised by the infectious sounds of The Oatmeal Conspiracy. Lead singer and sax player Mitchell Morton's refreshing vocals reminded me of The Long Winters' John Roderick, while bassist Matt Levine and drummer Brett Conner's ryhtyms made TOC something all their own. Check out Part of the Package on i-tunes or pick up a copy at their next show."
Check out Dan After Dark for the original version of this review, as well as his musings on other local happenings.