The Explorers Club will be performing on XM’s Loft Sessions this coming Monday, 12/22/08, at noon. If that doesn’t fit your schedule, no worries as the session will be re-airing at the following times on Sirius 29 / XM-50 The Loft:
Monday – 12/22 – 8:00pm
Wednesday – 12/24 – 2:00pm
Friday – 12/26 – 3:00am
Monday – 12/29 – 1:00am
Monday – 01/05 – 2:00am
For more information, head over HERE.
The praise surrounding the Explorers Club’s album Freedom Wind typically references the band’s reverence for the classic summery pop sounds of the 60s and 70s and their love of timeless pop songwriting is undeniable. There are songs that would not sound out of place on oldies radio – and the band captures both the sound and spirit of an era where the radio could be relied on for great music. The first video from The Explorers Club offers a similar sense of nostalgia – “Do You Love Me?” harkens back to an era where MTV was fresh and fun – when you could rely on the network for revealing a visual component to your favorite pop music. Playful and fun, the Explorers Club’s lighthearted video perfectly captures one of Freedom Wind‘s many highlights.
On the Explorers Club’s recent US tour, the band stopped by the Sound of Young America’s studio in Los Angeles for a fantastic in-depth interview and performance. It will air nationally this weekend, but you can listen online anytime, at the Sound of Young America’s blog.
Last night in Hoboken, NJ The Explorers Club kicked off a North American tour with Lightspeed Champion. If you have not seen our pop loving friends from South Carolina and they are passing through your town, there is absolutely no excuse to stay home. Playing selections from our favorite summer soundtrack Freedom Wind, The Explorers Club live show is unbeatable.
Freedom Wind is in finer record stores everywhere now. Look at what Other Music had to say about it:
“No, this is not some long lost pop gem from the ’60s that the Dead Oceans label just scooped Sundazed on. Hailing from Charleston, SC, the Explorer’s Club are a new band but their first full-length, Freedom Wind, is clearly not of this time. Listening to their rich vocal harmonies on beautifully arranged, yearning songs like “Forever,” “Don’t Forget the Sun” and “Do You Love Me,” it’s immediately apparent that the Beach Boys are the band’s main influence, but you’ll also hear echoes of Paul McCartney, the Zombies/Colin Blunstone and Emitt Rhodes throughout as well. Looking for that perfect summer soundtrack for your trips to the beach, step right up.” — Other Music NYC