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The dB's New Album - Falling Off the Sky

Falling Off the Sky, released June 12, 2012, is The dB's first record since Repercussion with all four original members: Peter Holsapple, Chris Stamey, Gene Holder, and Will Rigby.

The buzz around Falling Off the Sky has been great. Here are a couple of reviews from a newsletter I received recently:

With Falling Off the Sky,the first album from the original lineup in 30 years, due out June 12, the group stacked the first of its six SXSW performances with a preview of new material such as "That Time is Gone," "Before We Were Born" and "I Didn't Mean to Say That," all showing that the dB's ace pop melodicism and harmonic sensibility hasn't been affected by the break. And the older favorites — including "Happenstance" and "Neverland" — sounded as fresh as they did during the 80s. It was the return of an old friend whose sound hasn't aged a bit.

— M. Tye Comer, David Greenwald & Gary Graff, Billboard

The forthcoming Falling Off the Sky finds the reunited dBs sounding as compelling as ever, with the same easy rapport and deft songcraft that characterized the band's earlier output.

— Parry Gettelman, Austin360.com

- May 31, 2012

The dB's - Deaconlight Record Notes

The dB's Related Deaconlight Links

  • Mitch Easter - Dynamico record coverMitch Easter
    Mitch has worked with members of The dB's in various bands and projects
  • the back cover of R.E.M. 1983 album MurmerR.E.M.
    dB Peter Holsapple played with R.E.M. and was sometimes referred to as the fifth member of R.E.M.

The dB's Links

More dB's Stuff

Ticket to Let's Active, The db's, and Chris Stamey show in Winston-Salem 1985

Early single by The dB's with Black and White on the A-Side

Early single by The dB's with Soul Kiss on the B-side

The dB's "Black and White" b/w "Soul Kiss"

Early single by The dB's with Big Brown Eyes on the A-Side

Early single by The dB's with Baby Talk on the B-side

The dB's "Big Brown Eyes" b/w "Baby Talk"
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