A lot of young producers these days hunt down multi-track files to create new mixes or remixes, along with hunting down source material to create their own music. These multi-track files are also called “stems” and one group who are willing to make their songs available for audio manipulation is Band & The Beat. This is the duo consisting of Tracy Shedd and James Tritten and even if you’ve never heard of them, have a listen to what theyr’e about by clicking to their official Bandcamp page. It is there you will find the multi-track files/stems for their songs. This means you can just download the drum tracks, the guitar, the bass, or vocals and manipulate at well. Remix their songs, add some background vocals or what you think is a cooler bass riff or be like Prince and Madonna and remove the bass. Do whatever you want, the source material is for the taking. Then send your final mixes to fortlowell [at] gmail [dot] com and it’ll be posted on Band & The Beat’s official Soundcloud page. Get to it and have fun.
You may know who Tracy Shedd is and you may be aware of her connection with James Tritten. You should also by know that they are married and together, they’re a musical duo called Band & The Band. They’ll be rleeasing a new digital 45 on March 29th via James’ label Fort Lowell Records and you can listen to “both sides” right here. Please listen to “Straight And Narrow” and “Jimmy’s Jam”
Jacksonville, Florida will be in a bit of mourning once their homeboys of moyamoya depart for a tour this winter but they will be back in a few weeks. The instrumental post-rock trio are going to venture out to the southeast US, the first time they’re making it out to that part of the country. A number of artists are also scheduled to perform that night so show up early and have a good time.
January 22… Brunswick, GA (HBGB) 💓
January 23… Charleston, SC (Tin Roof) ❦
January 24… Greenville, NC (Radio Room) 💕
January 25… Charlotte, NC (The Station) ღ
January 26… Wilmington, NC (Calico Room) ✿
January 27… Raleigh, NC (Schoolkid’s) ❀ (ALL AGES)
January 28… Raleigh, NC (Slim’s) ♻/❀
January 29… Chapel Hill, NC (Nightlight) ☺/❀
January 30… Savannah, GA (The Erasery) Ω
💓 = w/ Gov Club
❦ = w/ Colorworld, The Give & The Take
💕 = w/ People Of Mars
ღ = w/ Cuzco, For The Byrds
✿ = w/ Future Trip, whothefolklohr
❀ = w/ Band & The Beat
♻ = w/ FKB$
☺ = w/ Midnight Plus One
Ω = w/ Fez The Immigrant, Beverly Tender
Fort Lowell Records has been a bit quiet from a small bit of action earlier this year but they’re ending 2015 in a nice way with a new single from Band & The Beat, who are currently on their first tour. The group will be releasing a digital single next week Tuesday for “21”/”Buoy”. Band & The Beat are Tracy Shedd and James Tritten, the latter the founder of Fort Lowell Records. As a married couple, they are bringing their music together to share their love of music and one another, all while showing their distinct individual tastes.
You can stream both songs from their single below, then pre-order the single through Amazon.com by clicking the cover below.