2/26/2006
SPRING 2006

Greetings from Ohio Gold. It has been a long time since we have had any news to report, but keep stopping by every once in a while as you pass through The Quiet Life or Ohio Girl Design. You never know what the future holds, right? Although Ohio Gold is lying dormant, we assure you that we are active!

Let's play catch-up shall we?

Check out Ohio Gold alums The Zincs and the new album "Dimmer" at their new home on Thrill Jockey Records. The Zincs have been doing a lot of road work supporting the album so be sure to check out the group and it's many permutations in a city near you. ( thrilljockey.com/tour ) Meanwhile, order the first album "Moth and Marriage" right here at OG.

The latest Pinebender album has found a happy, new home at Lovitt Records. The record is called "The High Price Of Living Too Long With A Single Dream". It is a truly amazing sonic document of one of the most exciting rock bands of our day.  So please point and click to www.pinebender.com for all things Pinebender in the future, but stay right here at Ohio Gold for the back catalog.  

Dianogah maintains that slow and steady wins the race. Please see if they are doing OK at www.dianogah.com. Tell them hello from us, that we miss them, and that we really should hang out more.

Thank you for checking in periodically here at Ohio Gold.  Although there are no upcoming O.G. releases planned as of yet, we have loosely talked about a few possible projects and hope to bring you some more exciting music in the not too distant future.  So stay tuned...

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11/01/2005
Well, it has been a long time since we have had anything new to report here at Ohio Gold.... sorry for the delay.  We have been very busy doing all sorts of things other than Ohio Gold...

Consider it a hiatus.  A recharging of batteries.  Put on the back burner.
 
However, we are happy to report that the new Pinebender album has found a happy, new home at Lovitt Records. The record is called "The High Price Of Living Too Long With A Single Dream". It is a truly amazing sonic document of one of the most exciting rock bands of our day.  So please point and click to www.lovitt.com for all things Pinebender in the future, but stay right here at Ohio Gold for the back catalog.  

Thank you for checking in periodically here at Ohio Gold.  Although there are no upcoming O.G. releases planned as of yet, we have loosely talked about a few possible projects and hope to bring you some more exciting music in the not too distant future.  So stay tuned...

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11/28/2003
Pinebender has a new cd called "The High Price Of Living Too Long With A Single Dream" that just came out on Lovitt Records. It's as really great record,
We hope you cruise over to Lovitt to pick up a copy.


Pinebender's Too Good To Be True EP has won several design awards and has been featured in several graphic desing books in the past year, including Communication Arts Design Annual and a new book "Design Secrets: Packaging" on Rockport Press. Much thanks to all those who supported this project and participated in the "Draw your own cover contest." We hope to get our act together and post some of the submission online at some point.

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5/30/02
Pinebender's Too Good To Be True EP was finally released 04.02.02!!  The first five songs the band ever recorded all on one easy to handle compact disc.  This is what Pinebender sounded like in 1998. You remember, don't you? If you caught their set at the Big Horse Taqueria on Fool's Day that year, Too Good To Be True will a be a noisy stroll down sweet memory lane.  A mildly quicker pace and all of the amplifier worship and sedated drumming you have come to expect from Pinebender.  Fresh out of band practice in a bedroom in Wilmette, Illinois and into Electrical Audio studio B where Greg Norman committed the songs to two inch tape.

The art work for the EP is pure. Andy Mueller powered up his Ohio Girl Design machine and it churned out a honey of an idea.  The insert is a stylish pad of Pinebender graph paper allowing each owner create their own cover design. Even comes with a Pinebender golf pencil. Fits right in the spine there--mind you don't snap the jewel case in three trying to extract it.  Use the pencil to draw your own cover and then send it to Ohio Girl and hope to win the contest.  Yeah, there's a contest.

Pick up Too Good To Be True and see if you can find the obscenely long guitar solo. Good luck. Please look for Pinebender in your town this May, that is, if your town is in the Middle west or the east.  Check the tour page on this site as dates are updated.
 
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4/23/2002

Expect Pinebender's follow up full-length compact disc The High Price Of Living Too Long With A Single Dream in mid-summer.  Eight brand new tracks.  Big rock, pretty guitar lullabies, and combinations of the two.  Also included is Stephen Howard's greatest drum fill.  Keep your eyes on the OG news so you can be sure that you'll have it the day it comes out.

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1/23/2002

PINEBENDER "TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE" CDEP IN PRODUCTION
The long promised Pinebender "Too Good To Be True" CDEP is finally in production at the pressing plant.  A little later than we had hoped, but better late than never, right?  The ep consists of 5 new songs that were recorded before the "Things Are About To Get Weird" sessions.  An early glimpse into the nascent stages of an amazing band.  Heavy and raw, this recording (by Greg Norman engineer of The Zincs "Moth and Marriage") captures the sound of Pinebender alone in a room without any bells and whistles.  A pure rock document packaged in some of Ohio Girl's most creative design yet.  Expect this release long before the spring thaw, and apologies for the wait.  While you wait, check out Pinebender's debut CD, "Things Are About To Get Weird" (OH-008) in our ORDERING section.  

THE ZINCS IN EXILE
Jim Zinc is currently in exile in an undisclosed North London location while he sorts out his visa renewal and records demos for his next full length.  In the meantime everyone reading this should stop what they are doing, go immediately to the ORDERING section, and pick up The Zincs "Moth and Marriage" CD (OHAU-009) as it is truly one notable pop releases to come out of Chicago in 2001.  Beautiful baritone stories spun over a blurry wash and a Velvets pulse.

Check out this interesting article on The Zincs
as posted on Pop Matters website.
  
CREDIT CARD ORDERING ON-LINE
First off, many of you will be happy to know Ohio Gold now offers on-line credit card ordering.  Please check out the ORDERING section to see how simple, fast, and fun it is.  Cut out the middle man!  Pay less for OG music!  Erase any human interaction that you may have left in your life!  It will surely be worth it to have OG goods delivered straight to your door, although you may have to talk to the post man.  Life just gets easier and easier...

OHIO GOLD MAILING LIST
Be sure to sign up for the new Ohio Gold mailing list. We'll send you emails regarding show dates, news, new releases, web updates, etc... JOIN TODAY!!!

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8/25/2001

THE ZINCS HAVE LANDED.  
Hot off the Ohio Gold press is "Moth and Marriage" (OHAU-009), the debut album from The Zincs.  Mellow, bucolic pop hits of the highest caliber sung by the lowest voice.  This album is instant.  Subtle hooks and melodies with razor sharp lyrics all to the tune of minimal and tasteful musical accompaniment. Expect to see some nice press on The Zincs in the next few months as well as TOUR DATES in the Midwest (for the time being).  If you enjoy simple beauty, (a walk though by the seaside, a good cup of coffee, Robert Wyatt's "Rock Bottom") we urge you to check out this near immaculate debut from The Zincs.

THE ZINCS LIVE BAND LINE-UP.
Jim Zinc has enlisted some Chicago players to help realize his songs for the live arena, er...local club circuit.  On drums is Howie Kantoff of Poster Children and Salaryman fame.  The guitar player is Nathaniel Braddock who cuts heads with The Ancient Greeks as well as intermingles in the Chicago free/improv musical realm.  Bass duties will be handled by Nick Macri's thumb of Euphone and C-Clamp defame.  Come out and say hello to some familiar faces while you heckle Jim.      

PINEBENDER IN THE STUDIO.
Thee mighty, mighty Pinebender are currently committing album number 2 to analog tape.  They pushed it downstate to escape the hubbub of Chicago in order to maximize their signal to noise ratio.  Max Headroom and Mark Rubel at Pogo Studios (recording home to Hum, Poster Children, Captain Rat and the Blind Rivets, etc) flew the faders with some tag team action from The Tonga Kid and the bassist from Starcastle.  Vocals will be shouted and whispered at Steve Albini's Electrical Audio Recordings while mixing duties will be tackled, bound, and gagged at Kingsize Sound Labs.  Watch this space for the name of this Frankenstein creature.  Studio photos will be posted soon.  It's alive in 2002!

PINEBENDER EP EN ROUTE.
In the interim between Pinebender long players, you, the listener, can expect a PBEP coming sometime this fall.  Hopefully sooner than later.  This will consist of 4 or 5 new, unreleased Pinebender classics that were too molten to be included on "Things Are About To Get Weird" (OHAU-008).  Now that they have cooled off and hardened, we can forge a CDep for Fall of 2001 to tide you over until the next Pine bends.  

That's all the news that's fit to print.  Stay tuned... OG

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4/16/2001

PINEBENDER
The mighty Pinebender are getting ready to record their follow up album to last year's critically acclaimed "Things Are About To Get Weird" (OHAU-008). If their recent live shows are any indication, the new album promises to be heavy, hooky, and full of sonic delight. Keep your eyes peeled here for recording updates and release date info. The new Pinebender is tentatively slated for a late Summer/early Fall 2001 release, and Hansen and The Kid's Taco Tuesday is slated for...well...Tuesday.

ZINCS DEBUT
The Zincs debut "Moth and Marriage" (OHAU-009) will rear its beautiful head in June of 2001. While he waits for the first pressing to roll in, Jim Zinc is currently assembling a group to help realize his lovely songs in a live setting.

C-CLAMP
C-Clamp remains in a dormant state for the moment. The future lies unwritten. Tom is in law school as well as working full time while Nick is out galavanting with his bass most of the time. Hopefully they will
reconvene for a recording session some day soon. Until then, check out "Meander + Return" (OHAU-001) and "Longer Waves" (OHAU-007).

DIANOGAH EUROPE
Dianogah just got back from a successful first trip to Europe. Although, they no longer record for Ohio Gold, they are still our friends, and we still have their debut album "As Seen From Above" (OHAU-002) in stock for your enjoyment.Oh, and floor hockey has been moved back to Saturday's from 4 to 6:00pm.

More Later... OG