The dB's Falling Off The Sky on 180g LP + CD + Download w/ Bonus Tracks
The dB’s were a highly influential rock band that recorded and toured throughout the 1980s. Composed of four North Carolinians transplanted to NYC and Hoboken, their music incorporated everything from '60s pop psychedelia to the new wave music happening at CBGBs. Along with the Feelies, the dB’s were one of the original instigators of the Amer-indie music scene that culminated in the success of REM and the Replacements. Their first two albums are considered classics and after a 30 year hiatus the original lineup is back for Falling Off the Sky. Production assistance from producers Scott Litt and Mitch Easter. Deluxe 10-song 180g vinyl package includes a 12-song compact disc and digital download card with 5 bonus tracks.
What the dB's have been up to over the years:
- Chris Stamey: numerous solo records, two with Holsapple. Member of Sneakers w/ Mitch Easter. Producer for Whiskeytown, Alejandro Escovedo.
- Peter Holsapple: appears on all albums by the dB’s, numerous albums with Continental Drifters. Sideman for R.E.M. (“Losing My Religion”) and Hootie and the Blowfish.
- Gene Holder: bassist with Yo La Tengo. Producer/engineer for Yo La Tengo (including “Fakebook”), Pylon, Luna, and Steve Wynn. Member of the Wygals.
- Will Rigby: Solo album “Sidekick Phenomenon.” Founding member Sneakers w/ Stamey and Easter. Stage & studio drummer for Steve Earle, Laura Cantrell, Matthew Sweet, and The Scene is Now.
“The dB’s ace pop melodicism and harmonic sensibility hasn’t been affected by the break. It was the return of an old friend whose sound hasn’t aged a bit.” - Billboard
“It sounds like a dB’s LP: jangly, hook filled, crunchy, and bold.” - Jim Caligiuri, Austin Chronicle
The dB's Falling Off The Sky Track Listing:
1. That Time Is Gone
2. Before We Were Born
3. The Wonder of Love
4. Write Back
5. Far Away and Long Ago
6. Send Me Something Real
7. World to Cry
8. The Adventures of Albatross and Doggerel
9. I Didn’t Mean to Say That
10. Falling Off the Sky