LAB presents Revolver

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of The Beatles' Revolver, the Lyric Advisory Board has reimagined the entire album with a number of musicians from Milwaukee and beyond, featuring cover art by renowned Portland, OR artist Lisa Congdon. All proceeds will benefit Equality Florida's fund to assist the families of victims of the shooting at the Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, FL on June 12, 2016.

The basic guitar and vocal tracks were all recorded live in a single night, two days after the shooting, as a meditation and a means of coping - all additional overdubs were conducted in a similar fashion, on a first thought/best thought basis, emphasizing intention over perfection, with little to no editing done. All musicians have donated their time, and Lisa Congdon has personally and graciously allowed us to license her artwork free of charge.

We could say a great many things about the horrific events in Orlando, and the social and political climate that led to them; but in the end we're just artists, and our job is to shed a light, not filter it. All of us sincerely hope that whatever your feelings, you receive some peace and comfort, and a little reminder of our shared humanity - the more things change, the more they stay the same; and we're all stuck in this great cycle together.

"Play the game Existence to the end
Of the beginning ..."

The Sublimative Sessions - Vol. 3: The Bad Verse

We've already been through the "New, Annotated, Coté's Dictionary" definition of sublimation, so we'll skip the extrapolation this time around and cut straight to the chase: we're back!

The fine folks at Dézòd Rèkòd and the less fine folks at Allen Coté Industries, LLC are pleased to present the release of the latest volume of The Sublimative Sessions: "Volume Three: The Bad Verse" - featuring past and current members of The New Red Moons, The Great Lake Drifters, The Form, The Scarring Party, Lisa Ridgely and the Fainting Room, Field Report, and many others; and recorded live in a single day, with minimal overdubs, at the lakeside studios of 77eleven Productions.

We will be celebrating the expulsion of three years' post-production with a release party at Linneman's Riverwest Inn on January 22, 2016; and live appearances on 88.9 Radio Milwaukee at 5:30pm on January 21, and Fox 6 Studio A at 4pm on January 22 - the live performances will feature a core band of Milwaukee supersessionists Krystal Kuehl, Nathan Kilen and Jeff Brueggeman; with special appearances by Heidi Spencer, Lisa Ridgely, Ryan Elliott, and other surprise guests. Free noisemakers with download codes will be provided at all performances; and handmade wooden whistles with embedded flash drives will be for sale, featuring all three volumes of The Sublimative Sessions (so far) - the full purpose of these trinkets will be revealed in the interactive portion of our release show at Linneman's ...

It's been a while since we've hugged, smooched, shaken hands, said hello; and we've missed your lovely little eardrums; so please join us for some or all of these special events, and let's shake off the subzero with a little shared heat - we'll save a seat for you.