Posts tagged "outlander sessions"
Illuminations

Illuminations

Illuminations was a short lived rock band based out of Gowanus, Brooklyn from the years 2007 - 2009. The group was led by songwriter/guitarist Zachary Cale, and founded with long time friends Ryan Johnson, Kris Benedict and Phil Glauberzon. Equally inspired by the plugged-in folk rock of albums like Highway 61 Revisited, Zuma and the power pop aesthetics of Big Star and Tom Petty, Illuminations embraced elements of country, folk, blues and punk to form their own brand of American rock music.

Noise of Welcome

Noise of Welcome

AHE-13 ZACHARY CALE - Noise of Welcome - LP: $14 / CD: SOLD OUT!
Noise of Welcome, the third full length album by Zachary Cale, is a collection of songs that is distinctly modern in tone and substance. Moving from acoustic ballads and oddly tuned instrumentals, to electrified country and Kinksian pop, the album projects a kind of psych/folk/rock hybrid, recalling the genre shifts of Fleetwood Mac's Tusk or Big Star's Sister Lovers. Featuring performances by members of Cale's former ensemble, Illuminations, and guest spots by Chris Brokaw, D. Charles Speer, Anni Rossi, and others, Cale's signature finger-picking technique is reinforced with grander orchestral movements and a full backing band which helps to illuminate the brilliance of his craft.

Love Everlasting

Love Everlasting

KNIFE022 (DULL KNIFE) - ZACHARY CALE - Love Everlasting b/w Hallelujah Kid - 7": $6
Part of the ongoing songwriter 7" series curated by Houston TX. based label Dull Knife. Featuring two full band bangers written and performed by Zachary Cale. 7" comes in silk-screened Arigato (Chipboard) jackets with 1 of 3 photos adhered to the back. Extremely limited!

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Come Quietly

Come Quietly

AHE-08 ZACHARY CALE - Come Quietly b/w The Wedding Party - 7”: $5
Culled from the archive of unreleased songs by Zachary Cale comes two unearthed gems, available for the first time through All Hands Electric. Recorded during the interim of his second LP Walking Papers and his band Illuminations' See-Saw LP, these two songs were originally cut as demos. "Come Quietly" is a field recording from the modern age, complete with chirping birds and the groan of passing cars. "The Wedding Party" is a stream of consciousness ode to love with lyrical images floating by like faces in train windows. The rush of images and the giddy, pulse-like rhythm makes "The Wedding Party" another classic in Zachary Cale's growing canon of songs.

Walking Papers

Walking Papers

AHE-03 ZACHARY CALE - Walking Papers  -  LP: $14 / CDR: $8
Walking Papers, the sophomore album by Zachary Cale, marks the artist’s leap from a four-track-bedroom-folkie to a songwriter of visionary scope. Recorded by Kevin Mcmahon in the legendary Bearsville Sound Studios in 2005 Walking Papers moves away from the lo-fi intimacy of Cale's first album with bigger production values and accompaniment by an array of musicians. Evoking the austere finger-style guitar work of Bert Jansch and the poetic couplets of Townes Van Zandt the album exhibits a genuine craft of American tradition; the songs are bona fide gems with every note and lyrical phrase informed by a quiet beauty, both familiar and timeless.

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Zachary Cale

Zachary Cale

Zachary Cale is a songwriter originally hailing from the small town of Enon, Louisiana. His music ranges from lyrical folk balladry and American primitive inspired guitar instrumentals to experiments in popular song forms. He has toured extensively throughout the U.S. and in Europe, often performing alone with only an acoustic guitar, but has been known to perform with a revolving cast of musicians whom he calls The Rain Band. He has been likened to classic songwriters of the past such as Bob Dylan, Townes Van Zandt, Neil Young, Alex Chilton, Ray Davies, and Leonard Cohen, musicians who in their unwavering hold on the muse transcend genre classification while maintaining that rare ability to tell stories of their own time.

Outlander Sessions

Outlander Sessions

NWOS-28 (New World of Sound) ZACHARY CALE - Outlander Sessions  -  LP: SOLD OUT /  CD: $10
Outlander Sessions is the debut album by Zachary Cale. Originally released in 2005 on New World of Sound, the album documents the primitive beginnings of Cale's unique approach to song craft.