Memphis & Chicago
Biography For Immediate Release The Pale Figures are a rock band from Chicago. The band features the song writing of Chicago based musician - Aaron Lindstrom and New York based singer songwriter Cory Larson. In 2006, Lindstrom contacted his old friend and label mate Cory Larson to talk to him about an idea he had for a recording project. Lindstrom called Larson from Sun Studio in Memphis TN., to ask him if he would be interested in recording an album at the famed Sun Studios in Memphis...Larson agreed and the plans were set into motion. Over a period of two years Larson and Lindstrom traded music through the mail. The songs that the two were writing had to meet a certain standard, they had to be simple and they needed to be written with the theme and spirit of Memphis in mind. In 2006 Lindstrom moved to Chicago and formed the band The Pale Figures with drummer - Doug Woods and started making plans to Record. The songs were written and the plans were set, The Pale Figures contacted Sun Studio to book the studio time only to find out that the studio wasn't recording albums at the time. Lindstrom called some friends in Memphis and they pointed him in the direction of Sam Phillips Recording Studio and engineer Roland Janes (formerly of the Jerry Lee Lewis Band). The Pale Figures contacted Janes, sent him some of the preproduction and Roland agreed to take the project. Studio dates were set, Larson flew to Chicago to rehearse the tunes for 2 days and the band met the next weekend in Memphis. The band recorded 11 songs over a three day period, the collection is called the Memphis Sessions. In addition, The Pale Figures thought it would be interesting to contrast the Memphis sound with the Chicago sound. The long lived rivalry between Chicago's Chess Records and Memphis's Sun Studio inspired The Pale Figures to expand the project to include the recording of 7 songs in Chicago at Electrical Audio with Steve Albini. The same rules applied as with the Memphis sessions -the songs had to be written in line with the engineering skills and reputation of Albini. The result of The Pale Figure's efforts is a CD containing 19 songs the record is titled - Memphis and Chicago. The album was released on the Lindstrom brother's record label - Peacefist Records. The Band Consists of the Following Musicians: Cory Larson - Guitars and Vocals Aaron Lindstrom -Guitars and Vocals Doug Wood - Drums and Percussion Randy Raatz - Guitars Gerry Boiciuc - Bass Guest Musicians: Brett Vandonsel - is featured on the Chicago Sessions Record with his song - Concrete Vest. Include Guitarist: Dan Carr Instrumentation Cory Larson - Vocals and Guitars Aaron Lindstrom Vocals and Guitars Doug Woods - Drums Randy Raatz - Lead Guitar Gerry Boiciuc - Bass Guitar Discography Memphis and Chicago - CD RELEASE Release 2008 The Hollow Vistas - DVD RELEASE Release 2008 '8 Track Pancake' 8 Track - Only Available on 8 Track RELEASE 2008 Links The Pale Figures - Music Videos The Pale Figures - Official Website The Pale Figures - Last FM Recycle Analog Media and Marketing Peace Fist Records and Pictures.