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Orbit Electro Comp

Guess what? This July The Strand is featured on a compilation CD that will blow your minds. We are very lucky to be on a CD along side many famous and kick ass bands such as Ladytron, IAMX, Onetwo, Celluloide, Mechanical Cabaret and Boytronic. The comp is called Orbit Electro from Major Records in Germany. They will be sending The Strand a few limited copies to sell, so we hope to have them for sale at our upcoming shows in September. Otherwise, I’m sure you can find a way to order them online if you’re crafty. Here’s the track listing.

Tracklist – Disk 1
01|DRAGONS – Treasure (Danny Sober Mix)
02|IAMX – Nightlife (People Theatre’s Trip to Berlin Mix)
03|ATTERY SQUASH – Devo Was Right About Everything (Devo Remix)
04|LADYTRON – Destroy Everything You Touch (Hot Chip Remix)
05|EDEN – Subhuman
06|ONETWO – Cloud Nine
07|ANTILLES- You And Me
09|SCARLET SOHO – Modern Radio
10|BOYTRONIC – Blue Velvet (Razormaid Mix)
12|ELECTRO SPECTRE – Six Strings From Hell
13|NONO – Well Said

Tracklist – Disk 2
01|THE STRAND – You Make Me Crazy
02|TENEK – No More Time For Fighting
03|POLAROID KISS – Stop Motion
04|ULTIMA BLEEP – X The I’s And Dot The T’s (Haunebu Mix)
05|EMPIRE STATE HUMAN – Seeing Stars
06|FORETASTE- Anachronic
07|CELLULOIDE – Audio Therapy
08|LOIC RATHSCHECK – Robots In Love
09|NORTHERN KIND – Into The Blue
11|MINK – I Don’t Care
12|JANOSCH MOLDAU – Clear (PT’s Bright Mix)
13|LAVANTGARDE – Take Me s.i.m.
14|P 24 – Zu Weit Weg
15|DIE LOGE – In Der Stille Der Nacht

Here’s a video of Dave heading out to see FunkerVogt and then we head to The Strand’s band practice. You can watch a little of a recent band practice.

We also have two very exiting shows planned for September! Stay tuned for an update on that.

Run a sale? Cubase 5? and a future GIG!

Okay first off, the music production is coming along. Sorry we haven’t posted a couple new songs yet, I keep finding little bits to fix or fixate over. Also, we just purchased some new software (Cubase 5) so consequently we’re running a sale at our website. All mp3 albums are now only $3.50 and all cds are $5 or less! This sale only until July. Enjoy!

ALSO, here’s a sneak peek at some information about a concert in September we’ll be playing and promoting.

The Strand 9/2/2009 September 2nd, Wednesday
at Chasers w/ SMP, Stiff Valentine, The Strand, Hardwire!
All Ages, Bar W/ID Cost $7
8005 E. Roosevelt St., Scottsdale, Arizona 85257

EARLY AT 9PM – The Strand – Arizona industrial madness

NEXT AT 10PM – Hardwire – Arizona Industrial/ Hardcore

THEN AT 11PM – Stiff Valentine
Based in Vancouver, BC, Canada; Stiff Valentine is a rock band. The band features “Loud” Chris DeMarcus, former member of industrial rock band Dismantled and Craig Huxtable, former keyboard player for Front Line Assembly, Noise Unit and current project Landscape Body Machine.

Aka Sounds of Mass Production, is a Seattle based industrial-rock band, with heavy rap and punk influences. SMP’s most current record, “The Treatment” was produced by Wade Alin of Christ Analogue and released on founding member Jason Bazinet’s own label, Music Ration Entertainment. A digital-only remix album based on “The Treatment,” titled “Pissing on the Legacy” is now available. SMP’s previous five releases are “Crimes of the Future” (2004), “Hacked” (2001), “Terminal” (2002 & 2000), “Ultimatum” (1998) and “Stalemate” (1995). SMP’s live shows are an amalgamation of the physical and the electronic. Expect furious drumming, biting guitar, punk & rap styled vocals, and a mess of electronic sounds.