Category: Originals

Solid Rock Blues Band hits the charts at Drooble!

The album “Morning Ritual” by the Solid Rock Blues Band hit the charts straight away after it’s  release on Drooble. Three out of the four songs on the EP were in the Blues charts the day after the album was released.

We’re very happy about this of course and hope the tracks will be played even more of course.

Read more about the new EP (click here) or visit the Drooble Blues Charts:
https://drooble.com/charts/genres/blues

Want to support the Solid Rock Blues Band project? You can listen (or buy!) the album (HQ digital download) at BandCamp for only US$2.00.

https://barkingaunts.bandcamp.com/album/morning-ritual

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New EP Released: Morning Ritual (free single download)

A brand new EP by the Solid Rock Blues Band has been released today on ReverbNation, BandCamp and SoundCloud.

We’re moving! Moving to a new house and this also means: a new studio! To mark this big change here’s the last production ever made in the old “Loft Studio” – our brand new EP “Morning Ritual”. The album includes four blues, country and rock inspired original songs.

The Title Track, “Morning Ritual” can be downloaded for free at SoundCloud. But if you’re willing to support independent music, please consider downloading the full album (EP) from BandCamp for only $2!

The album is available exclusively as a download, for now, trough BandCamp.

TRACKS
All songs are recorded at the LoftStudio. The song “Summertime” has been mixed and produced by Jay H., writer of the VocalKing plugin (click here to check his website).

01 – Wine
A song telling the story of a lady, addicted to Wine.. up-beat, guitar driven, track!

02 – Morning Ritual
The Title Track. Well, .. a song about drinking coffee and the End of the World. But it seems as long there’s coffee, we do not need to worry about the End of the World, right?

03 – Stone Hearted Mandy
Previously recorded and released on the Barking Aunts’ album “Yesterday’s Coffee“. This was a concept album, a story in a handful of songs, about family life and how it got torn apart. We thought this track could be improved so we re-recorded it.

04 – Summertime
We can’t wait for Summer to begin.. mixed and produced by Jay H. using his Vocal King plugin and giving it a good creative treatment. It brought the song to a level we would have never expected.

CREDITS
Special thanks to my friends who helped me out on this one!

  • James Zheutlin (a.k.a. Acid Cowboys) – Text contributions;
  • Jay H – mix & production on “Summertime”

(click on their names to find out more).

DOWNLOAD
Download the full album at BandCamp
https://barkingaunts.bandcamp.com/album/morning-ritual

STREAMING

Available for streaming at SoundCloud or Reverbnation

 

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Free Single Morning Ritual

Morning Ritual (free download)

So what’s next when you have a new guitar (Harley Benton TE-52), a new vocal condenser mic (MXL770) and installed a new DAW (Mixbus5)? Record a brand new song! So here’s “Morning Ritual” – a song about how we try to survive in this world of ours these days.

The song is available as a free download at SoundCloud and there’s a video!

I must say we’re very happy with the new gear as well as the new DAW! Even though there are some hardware issues to overcome it is clearly the best DAW I’ve ever layed hands on.

Recorded at the ZolderStudio
Drums & Bass – Digitech Trio
Guitars, Vocals, recording & mixing – Rudy

Equipment used:
DAW – Mixbus5
Mic – MXL770
Guitars: Harley Benton Telecaster, Washburn Acoustic

 

 

MORNING RITUAL (Lyrics)

Words & Music (c)2019, Solid Rock Blues Band

Well here’s your coffee dear,
it’s in a paper cup,
I know you do adhere
to the morning ritual..
without you can’t get up,
so here’s your coffee dear
here’s your coffee dear

Well here’s your paper dear,
it says the end is near,
you might not want to read,
or hear the news today
don’t worry anyhow
here’s your coffee dear,
here’s your coffee dear

Chorus:
You can Leave Your Make-up on the shelf,
‘cus time, time suits you well,
and here’s your coffee dear

Here’s Your Coffee Dear,
though the End is Near,
You know we can’t give up
on our morning ritual,
yeah though our life is short,
at least there’s coffee dear,
so here’s your coffee dear.

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Harley Benton MM88A SB DeLuxe Bass Guitar (Demo)

 

On may 2017 I did my first review of the Harley Benton MM88A SB DeLuxe and I’ve had it for almost two years now. I still am not a great bass player but I’d like to give a little update on it. I was rehearsing some parts for a new song and thought “why not record this and put it online”. So here it is!

I never posted the first review on this website since it was on the previous “Barking Aunts” website. Click on this link to watch it. As you can see I did improve my bass playing a little 🙂

The Bass-guitar has been used on several studio recordings so far and I’m still very pleased with it! It’s a great, budget friendly, bass guitar and has, apart from the great looks, a nice tone.

It is played here over a ‘party amp’ in this video and I used a backing track for drums created with FXxpansion ECO Drums – a Windows program that also works well on Wine, under Linux, too. I’m really happy it does, since it’s a great drums-program and it was one of the programs I really missed when switching to Linux.

 

 

The audio was recorded using my Sony Cybershot camera – so this setup lacks a lot of low end, but you’ll get the picture I guess.

 

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Spotify for Artists 2018

Spotify has just released the statistics over 2018 and as an artist you can see how many streams your songs got, how much time people spend on listening to your songs and some more.

For us, it was a nice surprise to see how many streams the songs got. I’ve always been curious about this and now, finally, I can get some insights from Spotify directly instead of the statistics from CDBaby, Tunecore and the like.

Much to my surprise, it seems people listened to the “Down for the Count” album a lot: 815 streams and 2k minutes (yes, that’s well over 33 hours!). Despite this, no sales from or related to Spotify. And if you’re in it for the money, don’t trush to be able to make a living out of it unless your name is Taylor Swift, Bruce Springsteen or Bob Dylan. But even they won’t get much payments from Spotify.

As long as you’ve had more than three listeners before October 31st, there’s a wrapped experience waiting for you. Spotify

For sales, we depend on CDBaby and BandCamp. If interested in high audio qualiy downloads of our music, please check them out:

CDBABY
https://store.cdbaby.com/Artist/SolidRockBluesBand

BandCamp (full catalogue)
https://barkingaunts.bandcamp.com/

If you’re an artists and your music is available on Spotify, check out the Spotify for Artists. Click here.

 

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Summertime – Free Download!

What happens if you let someone who’s got great mixing skills as well is the writer of a good vocal plugin mix your track “just for the fun of it”? Recently we were recording a new song and our friend Jay H. from JHudStudio created an alternative mix. We liked it so much that we have decided to publish this mix instead of our own!

Jay H. is the author of the Vocal King plugin, and some other (free) plugins for Windows DAW’s. He put some good time and effort in our song and (re)mixed and produced it based on the original, unedited, stem-exports from our Ardour DAW. This resulted in an original, creative, mix of our song and we were so very pleased with it!

The song is now available as a free download at SoundCloud. We hope you like it. Feel free to share!

The mood of the song, as well as the style, is probably a “60’s” or “70’s” feel, in the vain of Bob Dylan, The Byrds and so on. Drums were created using Ditigtech TRIO, Bass, guitars and vocals by Rudy. Recorded using Ardour (Linux). Mixed & produced by Jay H. from JayHudStudio.

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Little Girl (You’re Making Me Cry) now charting at Drooble

Shortly after it’s release our latest single, “Little Girl”, made it to the folkcharts at Drooble. The song is  ranking at #13 at the moment but even made it to #12 yesterday.

Listen to Little Girl at SoundCloud


WEEKLY STAFF PICKS

The song was also selected by the Drooble Team for the weekly playlist (Week 46) by the Drooble Team. We’re very honored the Drooble Team picked the song for their Weekly Playlist (click here).

SECOND CHARTING SINGLE

This is the second single from the album “Radio Rejects” that made it to the Drooble Charts. The first single, “No Limit (On Love)”, reached #7 on the blues charts.

RADIO REJECTS

The album “Radio Rejects” was released on November 14,2018. Click here to read more about the album. The album, including three bonus tracks, is available for free(!) at BandCamp and for free streaming at many other websites.

BANDCAMP [FREE DOWNLOAD]
Includes three, exclusive, bonus tracks!

https://barkingaunts.bandcamp.com/album/radio-rejects

REVERBNATION
At Reverbnation, you will get 6 tracks for US$ 5.00

https://www.reverbnation.com/5458791/album/214245

AUDIOMACK
https://audiomack.com/album/solid-rock-blues-band/radio-rejects

SOUNDCLOUD
https://soundcloud.com/barkingaunts/sets/srbb-radio-rejects-pre-release

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Radio Rejects (EP) Out Now. And it’s FREE!

Radio Rejects Free Blues Country and Rock and Roll albumAre you looking for original Blues, Country and some raw Rock and Roll? Can’t afford much or perhaps even nothing for music? Pay whatever you can (“name your price”). Or download the album for free if you’re willing to allow us to add your email to our contact list at BandCamp. And we promise, we won’t start spamming you!

This is Solid Rock Blues Band’s 3rd album and we think it’s one of the best albums we’ve ever recorded! We want the word to get out and want it to be heard. So, we’re offering it for a “whatever you can afford” price.

It took us over a year, but here it is and it’s all yours for free. Although we’d love to cash in big on this album we believe in sharing the joy of music. And if you can, yes we’d be very grateful if you’d be willing to pay some for all our hard work and effort that went into the recording and production of this album.

Also available on ReverbNation (paid download) and free streaming at SoundCloud and Audiomack. However, on BandCamp ONLY there are 3 additional (hidden) bonus tracks available!

BANDCAMP [FREE DOWNLOAD]
Includes three, exclusive, bonus tracks!

https://barkingaunts.bandcamp.com/album/radio-rejects

REVERBNATION
At Reverbnation, you will get 6 tracks for US$ 5.00

https://www.reverbnation.com/5458791/album/214245

AUDIOMACK
https://audiomack.com/album/solid-rock-blues-band/radio-rejects

SOUNDCLOUD
https://soundcloud.com/barkingaunts/sets/srbb-radio-rejects-pre-release

ZOLDERSTUDIO (LOFT STUDIO)

All songs recorded, mixed and mastered at the ZolderStudio (Loft Studio). The ZolderStudio is our home recording project studio where the albums of the Solid Rock Blues Band are recorded as well as other bands/artists.

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Little Girl (You’re Making Me Cry)

New Single out now at BandCamp! And also available on Drooble. A Country-Folk song that tells the story of an accidental meeting on the street. But there’s so much more to this and we’re not going to tell. Just listen!

The song was recorded at the ZolderStudio (LoftStudio) home recording studio. Words & Music by Rudy.
Bass+Drums are created with the Digitech TRIO pedal, guitars and vocals by Rudy.

LIMIT ON LOVE NOW FREE

Releasing this new song also means the previous song, “Limit on Love”, is now available for free (as in “for whatever you want to pay”) at Bandcamp.

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Full Back Catalog Now Available as a FREE Download!

bandcamp albums available for free download
As of today, the full back catalog of the former “Barking Aunts Project” and the “Solid Rock Blues Band” are now available for FREE at the BandCamp website.

Except for our most recent Single, No Limit (On Love) all albums, EP’s and other materials are now available as a “whatever you can afford” FREE download.

The albums can be downloaded here: https://barkingaunts.bandcamp.com/

The only thing we ask in return is your email address, so we can send you updates about the projects and albums. Don’t want to receive email updates? Donate a small fee and we won’t bother you!

WHY DID WE DO THIS?!

You might wonder why we are now offering all music as free downloads. The reason for this is simple: over the years we’ve spend a lot of time and effort in recording music. Publishing it. On Spotify, for example, this resulted in well over 33,000 plays/streams. We got paid US$ 1.35 for those 33,000 streams. That’s what we consider a total and complete insult. So, since they’re giving it away – why don’t we? And get something in return: a way to get in touch with the people listening to our songs.

We will continue to make singles, albums and EP’s and make them available on commercial platforms (since they will put them on Spotify, iTunes and so on). But on our BandCamp page you can get them for free. Except for the most recent publication. So, the back catalog, as of now, will be free. Forever. As soon as we publish something new, it will be for sale and the previous single, album or EP will be set to “free download” and so on.

 

 

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