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The Explorers Club Share First Music Video

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.

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Listen to the Explorers Club on the Sound of Young America

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.

LISTEN TO THE EXPLORERS CLUB INTERVIEW AND PERFORMANCE

The Explorers Club kick off tour with Lightspeed Champion

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

THE EXPLORERS CLUB TOUR DATES

The Explorers Club announce tour with Lightspeed Champion

The Explorers Club are hitting the road in celebration of Freedom Wind, criss-crossing North American with Lightspeed Champion and Flowers Forever. The soundtrack of the summer will be in a town near you very soon — don’t miss out.

The Explorers Club have also been cooking up some fun before the release of Freedom Wind. Check out their antics on youtube for a taste. The band has also been trickling out songs to their very own muxtape page. Visit the link below and you can preview songs from Freedom Wind. They’ll be posting more songs as the May 20th street date nears, so keep checking back.

THE EXPLORERS CLUB TOUR DATES
THE EXPLORERS CLUB YOUTUBE MADNESS
FREEDOM WIND MUXTAPE

The Explorers Club receives gushing praise in Uncut, now available for pre-order

The brand new issue of Uncut features a gushing five star review of The Explorers Club May 20th release, Freedom Wind. Uncut calls the album’s opening track, “an instant classic,” and added, “it’s a toss-up whether Jason Brewer’s classically crafted songs or the spot-on arrangements are more irresistible, as the group recasts these magical sounds for the 21st Century.”

Freedom Wind is now available for pre-order from Dead Oceans’ website. You can order it on CD or LP formats, and don’t forget, the LP version contains a coupon which can be redeemed online for a free download of the album. With the steamy days right around the corner, why not pre-order the soundtrack to the summer of 2008 right now?

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