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

09/19/19 – The Channel have released the 2nd single from upcoming LP ‘Multi Goods and Services‘, “She Sea Monster” and it includes a video!  Check it out!

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.

02/01/17 – Check out this Tiny Desk Concert submission from The Channel, featuring new single “Strollin'”from the ‘Multi Goods and Services‘ LP!

09/16/16 – Golden Bear’s ‘Dimensional Place’ launches world-wide today!  Purchase at our online store, Bandcamp, or any of your regular digital retailers.

09/14/16 – Golden Bear’s “Let My Love Come Down” was featured as a KUTX song of the day!  Check it out and get the free download here.

09/01/16 – Golden Bear’s “Whole Nuthr Level” is a spaced-out soul ballad, the 2nd single and video from ‘Dimensional Place’.  Check out the video, directed by Randall LaRue (of Ghostbeard), below:

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 :

06/27/16 – Golden Bear emerge from their ‘Dimensional Place’ on September 16, 2016.  New singles coming soon!  More info on the Golden Bear page.

01/01/16 – Happy New Year!  2016 will finally see the long-awaited release of the new, Kickstarter-funded album by The Channel, as well as the next installment from Golden Bear.

09/30/15 – Driftin’ Luke is featured on episode 10 of The Brimblebanks Brothers’ Electronic Storytime.  Check out the story and listen for the exclusive track, “Cotillion.”

2014 – Well what happened to that?

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.

06/21/13 – Golden Bear is featured on KUTX’s Austin Music Minute today and features a sneak peak of a brand new track from the forthcoming 4th LP, ‘Heartdancer’.

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:

Thursday March 14 – Midnight – The Whiskey Room – Official SXSW Showcase.
Saturday March 16 – 2 PM – Papi Tino’s – Brooklyn Country Cantina – Information here and here.

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.

08/04/12 – Driftin’ Luke has a new bandcamp page up and the first release is an EP titled ‘3 days ago…

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.

04/12:  The Channel’s upcoming LP ‘Multi Goods and Services‘ is in the final stages of mastering!  Sounds great, get ready for a preview track this summer.

02/12:   Ghostbeard has released an excellent digital-only EP, ‘Deep Sleeper’ on Bandcamp.  Listen and download here.

02/12: Colby and Andy of The Channel visit Dual Tape Deck to discuss their upcoming album, ‘Multi Goods and Services‘ amongst other topics, and also play a couple songs live.

01/12: Golden Bear‘s “Wait for the Signal” video featured on Magnet Magazine’s “Film at 11”.  Also, Magnet Magazine is back in print!!

01/12: Golden Bear‘s ‘Alive’ is showing up on the “Best of 2011” lists, including Side One: Track One and KUT!

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: Chris Gregory of Golden Bear visits Dual Tape Deck for a discussion of great cover songs!

11/11: New video for “Wait for the Signal” available on the GOLDEN BEAR page!

11/11: WNYC‘s guest critic David Brown picks GOLDEN BEAR‘s ‘Alive’ as one of the top new releases (along with M83 and Girl in a Coma)!

08/11: GOLDEN BEAR featured on this week’s edition of KUT’s Texas Music Matters!

07/11: Listen to the YELLOW TIGERS cover of Neil Young’s “After the Goldrush”!

07/11: GOLDEN BEAR come ‘Alive’ on 10/18/11

06/11: GOLDEN BEAR featured on KUT’s “Sounds of Summer 2011” by Texas Music Matters.

01/11: Check out the c-side kids:  Jonah and the Golden Elephants    ///    The Yellow Tigers