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Rat Wakes Red will appear at The Quiet Storm in Pittsburgh on
Saturday, November 25th and has upcoming shows at Sin-é
and the Brooklyn Lyceum. CLICK
HERE for all the details...
Listen to the Rat Wakes Red interview on Head Case Radio! Just
click on your favorite format: RealMedia,
Now featured on !...Call and request tunes...Live interview upcoming in
"Galaxy" from Horizon Drops is being featured
on CMJ's Download This! Click
here to download it for free.
New reviews for Horizon Drops and Dizzy on Daddy
have just been published in the most recent issues of The Big
Takeover and Grave Concerns E-zine. Check
them out here!
You can now download our albums on iTunes!
Also, check out eMusic and Audio Lunchbox for downloads and free
"Weekend" is now available for free download at our
page on MySpace.com
for a limited time only so check back periodically for new free
downloads. Also, pics only seen on MySpace along with a new page
look and lots of new friends/fans. So please come visit RWR there!
Lollipop Magazine will
feature "Ground" from Horizon Drops on its upcoming
Mp3 CD Compilation Issue #69.
RWR is going visual. Videos for "Weekend" and "Anyway
Now" are in the works!
Thanks to everyone
who came out for the "Horizon Drops" CD release show
at Scenic in NYC on 12/16. Check out our e-card archive for past
shows here. Preview audio samples and listen
to complete tracks of "Horizon Drops" here.
Join us in two weeks on December 16th
for the CD release show of "Horizon Drops" at Scenic
in NYC with Kansas State Flower. Click
here for all the details. We hope to see you all on the 16th!
"Horizon Drops" and the "Weekend" EP are
available now! Click here
to listen and here to order.
"Horizon Drops" is being promoted to 550 stations in
the US and Canada. "Galaxy" is already a favorite at
KUMD at the University of Minnesota. Call your local radio and
college radio stations to request Rat Wakes Red. Check back at
our live page for
details of the upcoming CD release show at Scenic in NYC on December
Rat Wakes Red to appear in A Benefit for Jet Clark at Scenic
in NYC on August 30th...with performances by: Jonny, Max &
Rachel, Jessica Rabbit, Table Twelve, Jen Eurban & Her Box;
Party all night with DJ's Aldo Hernandez and Kari Krome (of The
Rat Wakes Red will be playing the Knitting Factory Tap Bar
on April 13th. Click here
for details. The evening will open with Maroon, Table Twelve
and Poor Dears Dead Everything. Looking forward to seeing you
all on April 13th!
Rat Wakes Red kicks off the new year with a show in the Boston
area at The Middle East Club Downstairs with Stringtheory, Motherseat
and Seduce The Enemy. Hope to see you all there!
Rat Wakes Red wishes all of you a very happy holiday and
healthy new year! We are closing out 2004 with shows in NYC and
First, RWR has a return perfomance at The Mercury Lounge in NYC
and then an appearance at T.T. the Bear's up in Cambridge, MA.
Hope to see you all there!
Rat Wakes Red performed in a Benefit for the Mississippi
Project of the CUNY School of Law at Arlene's Grocery on November
The Mississippi Project of the CUNY School
of Law sends law student volunteers to Mississippi each winter
break to work with various civil rights organizations as well
as community and public interest groups. The project works on
a broad range of civil rights violations.
Also, if you are in the Philadelphia area on December 15th come
hear Rat Wakes Red at The Fire.
Rat Wakes Red will appear at the Mercury Lounge on November
14th. Also, RWR will play The Fire in Philadelphia on December
Check out the new Rat Wakes Red page on the Ectophiles'
Guide To Good Music. It's an excellent site and it's great
to be liseted on it.
Click here for
all the info about the next show on June 12th at the Middle East
in Cambridge, MA. RE: "Horizon Drops", master is in
hand and artwork is on its way!
Rat Wakes Red will play the Knitting
Factory Tap Bar on January 24th. James will be joined by Matt
Raftery on drums playing all new material from the soon to be
released album "Horizon Drops". James will also take
advantage of the club's great Yamaha baby grand and unveil some
new piano songs.
Thanks to all those who came out to Maxwell's. You guys and
"Isabel" blew so much great energy into the show. It
was a terrific evening. Check out the LIVE page for all the details
of the upcoming show at the Knitting Factory. Hope to see you
I am pleased to tell you that the Blackout of 2003 didn't
cheat us out of anything after all. The show with Bob Mould has
indeed been re-scheduled! Hope to see you all there. It will
be a really wonderful evening.
So, Blackout 2003 cheated us out of was shaping up to be
a pretty cool evening opening up for Bob Mould. I mean, what's
a boy to do? I stood outside and got to know some of my neighbors
who I might not have otherwise met and got drunk on Heineken
while watching hordes of people looking like refugees walking
past my apartment on their way home from midtown Manhattan. Some
had to walk all the way to Coney Island still. All in the pitch
black. I at least was home. Anyway, that's pretty much what I
ended up doing. I hope everyone out there fared alright. We are
hoping to re-schedule. As soon as something happens, I'll post
it on the site. J.
I am pleased to announce that I will open for Bob Mould next
Thursday, August 14 at Maxwell's in Hoboken. This will be a solo-acoustic
evening and should sell out fast, so if you want to go, please
go to Other Music in Manhattan or for you Jersey Children, head
to Maxwell's to get tickets. You can also go to ticketweb.com.
Our recording studio is moving (and expanding!), so yet another
delay has pushed Horizon Drops back a bit. Do not despair. The
studio should be up and running in a couple weeks. In the meantime,
RWR is making plans to shoot a video for Anyway Now from the
James will direct. We hope to include it on the album.
Dear Friends, I have not forgotten
you. Work on the new album has been a slower process than expected,
but the work continues nonetheless. We are smack dab in the middle
of mixing and want more than anything to bring this record to
you as soon as possible, and rest assured it will arrive this
year. Oh, and just to whet your whistle, the working title is
Horizon Drops. Can't wait to drop it on you.
Stay well, J.
Greetings from the depths of the studio...the new album is
going great. It's got me jumping around all over my house. I
can't wait for you to hear it. As somber and acoustic as Dizzy
on Daddy was, this one will be quite the opposite. As soon as
I can, I'll post a song for you all so you can hear what I'm
talking about. In the meantime, we'll be hard at work here at
Rat Disk putting the album together and getting the new website
up and running. Also expect lots of live shows in 2003 and even
a second, more subdued album (yes, it seems I've gone and started
two albums). Christy Davis (ex-Mold) has recorded the last of
her drum tracks and will be leaving the rat's nest to make room
for my brother Matt Raftery (No December) who will taking her
place for a while. We'll all miss her around here but wait till
you hear her awesome drumming! Don't worry, though. Matt's kickass.
Until next time, J.
Rat Wakes Red performed at the first
annual Dewey Beach Festival in Delaware on Saturday, September
28th. The show starteed at 9 PM at The Waterfront and consisted
of lots of new songs from the new album, still in progress.
Work continues on the new album, with Christy Davis (ex-Mold)
finishing up drum tracks this month. We are deep into it, and
should have something for you all to hear in the fall.
On July 4th, James gave an on-air interview with XM
Satellite Radio on their Unsigned station, which is curated
by Pat Dinizio from The
Smithereens. James was invited by station 52 to call on July
4th to talk about work on the new album and to introduce the
cut Last Gasp from the album Dizzy on Daddy, which has gotten
lots of airplay on XM.
Thanks to all who came to see me at Maxwell's in April and May
opening for Hayden
and Sloan. Your support
means a lot.
The new RAT T-shirt is in! Featuring the famous
RAT logo designed by James himself, it is available in every
size. Child's Large,S,M,L,XL. Red logo on Black shirt. $15. To
be the first on your block to wear it, CLICK
Rat has gone back in the studio with producer Jeral Benjamin
to commit to permanency a slew of songs that have been simmering.
Not sure when to emerge, he will be making live appearances along
the way to satiate the still hungry who have been asking themselves,
"When, oh when, are we to expect the next Rat Wakes Red
album?!!" Well, to them I say, the vibrations have already
begun. All that is needed now is patience. See you at the next