(PRWEB) March 24, 2005
The new song "Hue and Cry" by Ryan Sutter has been posted to the website of his record label Tasty Rerun (http://www.tastyrerun.com) for free download and distribution. The song is the first single from his highly anticipated upcoming album "Songs of Bo Redoubt".
"I'm extremely excited about Bo Redoubt," said Sutter as he sat relaxed, sipping coffee in a Beatles t-shirt. "This album is a major work for me. I've spent so many years writing and recording music and to finally put out the solo album I've always wanted to record is just such a great feeling. I keep listening to the tracks I've got so far and smiling. It's an incredible feeling, so satisfying. I can't wait to share the rest of it. I think people are going to like it. The response to Hue and Cry so far has been very positive."
The "Hue and Cry" single is only the latest step in a long musical journey for Sutter, who recorded 16 albums in 14 years working with his brother Rhett as part of the pioneering indie-rock outfit The Lavone and spent 15 years behind the wheel of Nuclear Gopher Productions, the indie label that was exploring the use Internet music distribution and streaming as early as 1994. In 2004 he decided to go solo, leaving Nuclear Gopher, founding Tasty Rerun and releasing an EP "The Context" in December while simultaneously starting work on his first major solo album, the forthcoming "Songs of Bo Redoubt". Last month, a twenty song, eleven year retrospective of his Nuclear Gopher work with The Frog, The Lavone, Purple Triangles and solo (called, fittingly, "20 Over 11") was released by Tasty Rerun as a free download under the Creative Commons license. Why the giveaways and free downloads?
"I'm a firm believer in the DIY aesthetic," Sutter said, "I love running my label, playing shows, working in my home studio, staying up all night working to capture that one moment of inspiration when a song hits me. I'm my own producer, performer, writer and I wouldn't have it any other way. With all that hard work you might think I wouldn't want to give things away but I figure that we need to get to a point in the music industry where independent artists can feel good giving away some of their work while counting on selling to people who want to support them. I buy the music by the artists I like, even if I already got it for free from them because I want them to make more. Making music is hard work, the music I like, I support. I hope the same is true of those who like my music."
Does this mean that the rest of Bo Redoubt will be given away on the Internet?
"I don't think so," Ryan said, "but I will continue to make things available for people via Tasty Rerun when it seems right."
Songs of Bo Redoubt does not have a scheduled release date yet and Ryan will only say that he's aiming for "sometime in the spring". According to Sutter the album is only about 50% recorded right now but is about 80% written. "The remaining pieces will come around", Sutter says, "my subconscious will fill 'em in and I'll work hard in the studio until it's done. I just have to keep going the way I have been and it'll be great."
Judging by "Hue and Cry", there's no reason to doubt him.
To received a press kit containing a promotional copy of the "Bo Redoubt Sample Plate" featuring four tracks from the upcoming album, please email with your request.