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Early reviews coming in…

Some nice things are being said about the new album:

“…like lying in a sunshiny meadow full of flowers while a gentle breeze ruffles the pages of your calculus textbook. ” –The Times-Picayune

“Psychedelic fans are in for a bliss-out with this one–there are some epic-length numbers on here, as well as shorter bursts of goodness… Dig in anywhere and prepare to be impressed.” –KFJC
There are less than 100 copies left of the album! Here is where you can get yours.

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Happy Album Release Day! New album streaming for 24 hours.

East of the Sun & West of the Moon double LP

East of the Sun & West of the Moon double LP

If you can’t make it to New Orleans tonight for our album release party, don’t fret. You can still take part from a distance.

For 24 hours today, Radio Backporch Revolution is streaming the new album. Listen to the stream directly at http://206.225.86.11:8000/listen or via the Radio Backporch Revolution iPhone app.

If you can make it to the show, you can pick up your copy of the album there. But if you can’t, you can now order the album (vinyl or digital mp3) or get your vinyl directly from Backporch Revolution.

More places to get the album via mailorder or iTunes, etc….

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Chef Menteur with Lonely Lonely Knights and Microshards

Chef Menteur’s DOUBLE ALBUM release party with Microshards and Lonely Lonely Knights. At Siberia, March 31.

(note: Geisterfahrer will not be playing.)

See the Facebook event for more details.

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Official 2xLP Release Party at Siberia: 31 March

On the last day of the month named for the planet Mars, Chef Menteur’s official public release party will be held at Siberia in New Orleans. Full lineup to be announced soon. You can buy the album at the show; any remaining copies (if any) of the album will be available for sale after that, but there are still some available for preorder.

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Special album release party for backers: Feb 11th.

The album won’t be available to the public till a month or so later, but we will be handing out albums in person to our Kickstarter backers on Saturday, February 11th.

The party will be hosted by one of our backers at her house in Mid-city, and there will be food and beer. Backers will get the address information via the Kickstarter email.

We’re planning on scheduling a more public release party sometime later in the spring in New Orleans.

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20 copies of the new double LP available as preorder

As you may know, we are only making 200 copies of the new double LP and each copy is hand-printed on all 4 sides of the multicolor gatefold. We’ve suffered more than our share of delays from the pressing plant but the word is that they are finally shipping this week. Meanwhile, the album cover art is also nearing completion.

This project was made possible thanks to our Kickstarter backers, and we’re pleased to report that we’re making 20 copies available to those friends and fans who missed getting in on the excitement, at the same price.

Head on over to Backporch Revolution to reserve your copy!

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Mermaid Lounge Reunion Festival

Mermaid Lounge Reunion Festival: Friday and Saturday Nov 18 and 19, 2011 at the Hi-Ho Lounge and Siberia, St Claude Ave, New Orleans. (Chef Menteur plays Saturday night at the Hi Ho).

 

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We’re Making a Record!

Chef Menteur has raised enough funds through our Kickstarter drive to put out the new double LP East of the Sun & West of the Moon on vinyl. The Man said it couldn’t be done. Vinyl? Ridiculous. DOUBLE VINYL? INSANE.

So *thank you* to all our friends and supporters who helped us put the music, the shows and the videos together–AND *especially* to everyone who backed to the fund drive. You know who you are! We hope you’ll enjoy the record and whatever other bonus goodies you’ve got coming your way. You’ll be hearing through us via Kickstarter email to get your shipping details as we send out rewards and LPs. We’re hoping to have all records pressed and printed by mid-October.

We’re really excited about putting this record out. It was a lot of work, but a lot of fun to do, and we’re pretty sure you will really enjoy listening to it.

If you missed the boat, and still want to reserve your own copy of the LP, there are less than 24 hours left. It’s a limited edition record of 200 so remaining copies could vanish rather quickly after all the Kickstarter backers have gotten theirs.

After 7:33PM CDT  Wednesday, the drive will close, and you’ll just have to take your chances if you want the DOUBLE LP (or any  of the other rewards). So if you haven’t already, get your name on the list while you still can.

In the meantime stay tuned, we’re going to start organizing manufacturing and printing of this beast, and Dan has almost finished another video for another song on the record— so keep an eye on our website and Facebook page. Here are the links:

Website: http://www.chefmenteur.org

Facebook: http://facebook.com/chefmenteur

Kickstarter (until 7:33 tomorrow anyway): http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/chefmenteur/chef-menteur-east-of-the-sun-and-west-of-the-moon

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And oh yeah… we made it.

Thanks to all our friends, family, and fans for supporting us in our Kickstarter drive! We crossed the 100% line this weekend.

Read more about it here.

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Pioneers, ambience, drumbeats and an exclusive mp3.

In my opinion CM are one of the most unheralded pioneers of ambience in the past 10 years.

—from a new article about Chef Menteur on Beat the Indie Drum.

There’s also an exclusive download of “I Belong to this Plateau” —the very first mp3 from East of the Sun and West of the Moon to be leaked.

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