New Single out "Mr. Blue Shield"

Greetings to all you Vinyl Soup fans,

Thanks to all of you who have left kind comments on our Facebook regarding the sample of our upcoming brand new single 'Mr. Blue Shield'. It is much appreciated! If you haven't checked it out yet, give it a spin. The sample will only take 60 seconds of your time, and it will give you a taste of the swampy groove we've put together for your first look at our latest opus, The Beacon Within. The single will be available for download on all your favorite sites like Itunes, Amazon, Zune, etc. in November. We also plan to offer it in lossless FLAC file format for you audiophiles out there, straight from our website.

We are entering the final stages of tracking and mixing for The Beacon Within. We recently had a very productive evening at Brendan Harkin's beautiful Wildwood Recording Studio in Franklin. We tracked some very full and warm sounding piano tracks on his 7'6 Yamaha C-7 grand. It was a great night, and we are very pleased with how the piano tracks are sitting in the mixes. Thanks to some repair work by the fine folks from Seale Keyworks at The Cave, we'll be putting the finishing touches on some Hammond B-3 tracks this weekend, along with some Fender Rhodes overdubs. The sounds of vintage keyboards ring all over this record, and we can't wait for you to hear it all!

We'll continue to keep you updated as to our recording and future touring progress, so until next time, keep on rockin', everyone!

Justin McCoy Smith