07/06/20 – Nanobot Rock’s latest mixtape includes “Port Aransas“, Golden Bear‘s latest single. The guys praise the new sound and laud the songwriting, describing how the song “tells this story of America in a very intimate and familiar way…you listen to the track and it takes you on a journey with them…A masterfully crafted single.” We think they’re spot on! Thanks guys!
05/20/20 – We are psyched to announce a brand new Golden Bear single, “Port Aransas“, from the forthcoming album ‘Dear Texas’. Recorded during this spring’s quarantine, with band members contributing their parts from their homes, the track is a tribute to the coastal town, and captures the feeling of anticipation that many Texans can relate to every summer as cars are loaded and trips are made to the beach, with stops in small towns along the way. Check out the visualizer here, and look for it on Bandcamp and your favorite streaming services soon.
02/16/20 – Chloe Pennington, daughter of Driftin’ Luke and member of Family Shiloh, has followed up her debut LP (now available on CD, digital download, and streaming platforms everywhere) with a new single and video, “Oh Baby“! The amazingly talented teenager once again composed and produced the track on her own, and it further exemplifies the amazing voice and talent this young lady holds.
01/04/20 – The Channel has received another favorable review for ‘Multi Goods and Services‘, this time via the Austin Chronicle. Writer Doug Freeman found the album an “exuberant pop opus“. Thanks to Doug and the Chronicle!
12/19/19 – Thanks to Tom Haugen at Take Effect for a very thoughtful review of ‘Multi Goods and Services‘ which you can read here. Tom gives the album a 9 out of 10 and calls it a “fantastically unique record.” We agree!
11/08/19 – Today we release ‘Multi Goods and Services‘ by The Channel! It’s been a long wait, but well worth it. Have a listen on your preferred streaming platform (Spotify, Apple Music, etc.), or better yet, order a physical copy (and receive a special bonus)!! Thanks to the Kickstarter pledgers and all who have supported the band over the last 20 years.
10/30/19 – Thanks to Melodic Net for featuring The Channel’s recent video releases!
10/28/19 – The Channel has posted a new single and video for the song ‘Strollin’ from their new album ‘Multi Goods and Services‘. ‘Strollin’ was written by Heather McAllister – one of the band’s four songwriters. You can view the official music video here and the band’s submission to Tiny Desk Concert here.
10/16/19 – Chloe Pennington, daughter of Driftin’ Luke and member of Family Shiloh, has released her first solo album, which she composed, wrote and recorded herself. It’s a stunning debut anchored by two amazing 7-minute tracks, “Summer Rain” and “Luck“. Listen and purchase the digital tracks on Bandcamp, and look for a physical cd release soon!
10/10/19 – The Channel have released the 3rd single from the soon to be released LP ‘Multi Goods and Services‘. This one, titled “Anywhere We Go,” is penned by Colby’s brother Brent Pennington, and you can check it out on SoundCloud or Bandcamp.
Also released today is the video for for “Two Hill Heart,” check it out!
09/31/19 – Beehive Candy has also featured The Channel‘s “Days Ind” single describing it as “absolutely charming and extremely professional music.” Check out this and all the great content over at Beehive Candy!
09/20/19 – Thanks to The Fire Note for featuring The Channel‘s “Days Ind” single in their Bandcamp Artists of the Week column! Check out that column and all the great content on https://thefirenote.com/.
09/10/19 – c-side records is happy to announce that ‘Multi Goods and Services‘, the bands 4th album and long-awaited follow up to The Channel‘s double LP released in 2006, has an official release date of 11/08/19. Big thanks to those of you who pledged to THE CHANNEL Kickstarter! It’s been a long time coming, but it’s totally worth the wait. The first single “Days Ind” is now available for your listening pleasure! More music and details to come!
11/12/18 – Family Shiloh is back with a brand new album, ‘Stand Again’. The five children are growing up and contributing more and more, adding vocals, guitar, violin, bass, keys and percussion. Of the album, Colby (Driftin’ Luke) states “We wanted to document how we are increasingly handing the reigns over to our children. The first album’s rickety rhythms and ramshackle atmosphere continue to present themselves on this second album, which is evidence of a busy family life going on in the midst of recording attempts. The kids were good sports, however, and their joy is what makes the songs complete. These songs came out of our family’s trials and triumphs and the One that kept us all together through them.” Download/Stream this release exclusively at Bandcamp. Stay tuned for a possible cd release.
11/04/18 – The c-side records family is saddened to learn of the passing of Seth Gibbs. Seth was an integral part of c-side’s No Bridges to Cross project, co-released on his Superpop! label. Seth was a stalwart of the Austin music scene for over a dozen years, producing and engineering countless projects while contributing to a number of local bands (Leatherbag, The Archibalds, Bobby Jealousy, etc.) and maintaining his own project, Brother Machine. Seth’s battle with cancer was reported on recently by the Austin Chronicle. Our deepest sympathies to Seth’s family and friends.
03/08/17 – Family Shiloh is the new family project from c-side featuring some good ol’ folk/gospel tunes from Driftin’ Luke, his wife, and children. The little ones shine bright on this release, contributing lead vocals on a few tracks, and instrumentation including bass and fiddles that suit the family sound to a Texas T. Download/Stream this digital only release exclusively at Bandcamp. Also check out the new video for lead single, ‘Lily White for Women‘ for a nice taste of the Family Shiloh life.
08/15/16 – The new Golden Bear single “Let My Love Come Down”was featured on this awesome WMFO playlist today from the fine folks who also bring you the Music Savage blog:
07/31/16 – Golden Bear has released the lead single and video from ‘Dimensional Place’ which is titled “Let My Love Come Down.” KUTX lauded the band’s spaced-out sound and said “if the track… ‘Let My Love Come Down’ is any indication, we’re in for some more fantastic galactic artistry.” Check out the VHS workout inspired video, directed by Mike Knish, below :
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06/23/13 – Randall Larue (of Ghostbeard) has created a web-based comedy series by the name of Five Minutes to Air. Episodes are being uploaded weekly, and you should definitely check them out. Five Minutes to Air is about a music talk show plagued by incompetence, egos, and time travel, and you’ll catch some great local bands making appearances in each episode.
05/06/13 – Driftin’ Luke has contributed a track to Lone Star Horizons: A Texas Tribute to Jason Molina. Jason was a fantastic songwriter and had a very positive impact on a whole lot of folks, even though he struggled mightily during his own walk on this earth. The compilation, assembled by STUCK (an independent, non-profit production company working to forge a link between Texas artists and the creative community), will be available via bandcamp May 16th. The tribute contains ALL Texas artists and ALL proceeds raised will go to the Jason Molina Medical Fund as a memorial gift to this amazing artist.
03/12/13 – Golden Bear once again has it’s paws all over SXSW. Check them out at the following shows:
01/28/13 – Colby Pennington (of The Channel, and aka Driftin’ Luke, etc.) and Randall Larue (of Ghostbeard) have collaborated on a new project by the name of County. Today marks the debut release, a fine selection of songs recording during lunch breaks in a nearby parking garage. “Every day, at 11 am, Colby would walk out to his Honda and record a song on their handheld recorder. At noon, Randall would go out and add to Colby’s song, then record a song of his own. This pattern continued for weeks. The songs were recorded as they were written, both trying to not use any material written before this collaboration.” Have a listen and purchase on the County Bandcamp page.
11/12: ‘Multi Goods and Services‘, the long-awaited follow up to The Channel‘s double LP released in 2006, is now complete, and will hopefully be released sometime in 2013. For those of you who pledged to THE CHANNEL Kickstarter, check your email for an update included a link to download the entire album now!
08/12: The Yellow Tigers have contributed a track to A Tribute to Bill Doss. Friends and members of the E6 Townhall, in the month since his passing, recorded these 21 little tributes to honor the craft and soul in his ageless melodies.
07/12: The c-side family is deeply saddened by the news of the passing of Bill Doss. Bill and his music, along with the other founders of the Elephant 6 record label, have been an enormous source of inspiration and edification for c-side for many years. Our love and prayers go out to Bill’s family and friends, along with the many fans who are now mourning this tragic loss.
07/12: Dual Tape Deck asked Golden Bear‘s Chris Gregory back for another episode and you can listen here. Chris and host Randall LaRue (of Ghostbeard) talk about GB starting the new album, summer plans, and summer music.
12/11: Just heard a rough mix of The Channel‘s forthcoming LP, ‘Multi Goods and Services‘! For those of you that helped make this album happen via Kickstarter, your gifts and songs are being prepared, so please be patient!
11/11: New video for “Wait for the Signal” available on the GOLDEN BEAR page!
07/11: Listen to the YELLOW TIGERS cover of Neil Young’s “After the Goldrush”!