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Hosannas Cave Adventure Video

2012 03 15 09:30

From the dedicated Into The Woods group, this amazing video expands on the daring descent into Ape Cave near Mt. St Helens to perform where no band has performed before.  Hosannas reports they are holed up in the studio working on the next album.

Hosannas: Into The Woods, Ape Cave Session

2011 12 19 12:32

Over a year ago, Hosannas performed inside a cave at the base of Mt. St Helens.  It was an epic undertaking that yielded some striking footage and an inspired performance.  The event also had the side effect of imprinting itself strongly of the people who took part in and witnessed the spectacle. Read more here.

Favorite Places Ep #1 – Hosannas from Into The Woods on Vimeo.

Hosannas: A Bigger Band, Tour, Video

2011 06 23 18:18

Hosannas report: “We are putting together a bigger band! Over twice as big. Come see the new Hefty Hosannas of 2011 and the future.”

For what this bigger band might sound like, please refer to their newish video for “Be Careful”.

Hosannas – Be Careful from Emile Rosewater on Vimeo.

Tour dates:
7.10 Portland, OR @ Rontoms
7.11 Santa Rosa, CA @ The Arlene Francis
7.12 San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill
7.13 Santa Barbara, CA @ SOHO
7.14 Los Angeles, CA @ Bootleg Bar
7.15 Los Angeles, CA @ Lot 1
7.16 Davis, CA @ Sophia’s Thai Kitchen

Hosannas – “Thug Life Nicole” Free EP Download

2011 03 29 11:48

 

The Hosannas lads, back from the eighth leg of their everlasting tour are feeling generous again.  This time they are unleashing a complete, original studio recording.  Get it while it’s hot (and after you can’t get enough of listening to it, pick up a copy of Together and/or Then & Now & Then

Thug Life Nicole EP [download]

In their own words:

This e.p. has been a long time coming. Initial tracking for these songs was done at type foundry studios in Portland, Oregon in March of 2010. At that time Hosannas was Brandon and Richard Laws, Lane Barrington and Cristof Hendrickson. These basic structures were all recorded in about a day at the end of the “Together” sessions, with John Askew working the boards and keeping us all productive.
We knew at the time that these songs were not going to be part of “Together.” These songs all share a common thread embodied by the title of this e.p. “Thug Life Nicole” is an [plush] albino reindeer we found on the side of the road while on tour in Santa Barbara. She lived in Vanworld Africa USA for a couple years and became our tour mascot. These songs were all blown-out live versions of songs that we had written and had been released as part of the e.p.’s “Gold” and “With All Our Love for Francisco the Man” (both of which are now part of “Then & Now & Then”) as well as “Song Force Crystal.”

However, as the listener may well notice these songs are very different from their predecessors.

In the early summer of 2010 Cristof and Lane left Hosannas to pursue their own projects and Richard and Brandon returned to the studio, this time Scenic Burrows, to complete the e.p. This e.p. was finally completed in February of 2011. The songs have been re-written and re-recorded several times and consequently bear little semblance to what they used to sound like live. More so they are a snapshot of us working to find a new directions to take our songs.

 

Tracklist:

1. Obsolete People
2. Islandz
3. Walroos
4. Cccloud

Hosannas Tours Wesern States, hits SXSW, preps free EP

2011 02 27 10:48

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Hosannas is on tour forever. This time winding their way to Austin and back. They have an EP in the works that will land soon for the nice price of FREE.  Quality stuff too.  Here’s a teaser for that EP, titled Thug Life Nicole:

Hosannas-Walrus by dangervillage

3/1–Portland @ Bunk Bar (free show!)
3/2–Eugene @ Tectonic Jelly Warehouse
3/4–Oakland @ The Uptown Nightclub
3/5–San Jose @ The Gingerbread House
3/6–San Francisco @ Hemlock
3/7–Santa Barbara @ Muddy Waters
3/9–San Diego @ Soda Bar
3/10-Las Vegas @ Neon Reverb Music Festival
3/11-Pheonix @ Trunkspace
3/12-Alburquerque @ Winnings Coffee
3/13-Denton @ 35 Conferette
3/14-Grapevine, TX @ Pause
3/15-Austin, TX (SXSW) @ Carousel Lounge
SXSW!
3/18-Dallas @ City Tavern
3/19-Tulsa @ Soundpony
3/20-Wichita @ Kirby’s Beer Store
3/21-Denver @ Hi-Dive
3/22-Salt Lake City @ Kilby Court
3/23-Garden City @ VAC

Hosannas Tour The West

2011 01 31 16:23

From Hosannas:

We miss you California.  And we miss texas, and las vegas and colorado and utah (maybe most of all), and oklahoma and arizona we miss you too.
and so, we are coming to hang out with you and your sunshine.
play some music for you after the sun sets.

3/1–Portland @ Bunk Bar (free show!)
3/2–Eugene @ Tectonic Jelly Warehouse
3/4–Oakland @ The Uptown Nightclub (also a show at UC Berkley earlier in the day…)
3/6–San Francisco @ Hemlock
3/7–Santa Barbara @ Muddy Waters
3/8–Los Angeles @ The Smell
3/9–San Diego @ Soda Bar
3/10-Las Vegas @ Neon Reverb Music Festival
3/11-Pheonix @ Trunkspace
3/12-Alburquerque @ Winnings Coffee
3/13-Denton @ 35 Conferette
SXSW!
3/18-Dallas @ City Tavern
3/19-Tulsa @ Soundpony
3/20-Wichita @ Kirby’s Beer Store
3/21-Denver @ Hi-Dive
3/22-Salt Lake City @ Kilby Court
3/23-Garden City @ VAC

Hosannas: PDX MAS “Three Kings”, Into The Woods Teaser & Campaign

2010 12 15 10:08

Twenty-three Bands contributed to this free holiday compilation, entitled A PDX MAS. Hosannas turned in a noir jazzy version of Three Kings.  Highly recommended listening.

Hosannas – Three Kings

In other Hosannas news, Into The Woods (intothewoods.tv) are making an appeal for Kickstarter funding with ambitious on-location footage of Hosannas live in Ape Cave (near Mt St. Helens). That’s commitment! Donate and select from lots of rewards.

A year ago, we started this project because we wanted to see bands on a more personal level. We took them and their friends to a cabin in the woods, filmed their performance, and did our best to distill the entire amazing experience into a 15-minute episode. We shot some incredible footage, but the endeavor was so expensive that we could only afford to do it twice. These first few shoots got us obsessed with capturing bands outside of their natural environment. For a year, that’s what we’ve continued doing (in more affordable ways), and now we’re ready to get back to our original concept. This time, however, the project will continue with a more sustainable model that still allows for the raw intimacy found in those original sessions. In our brief existence, we’ve received a huge outpouring of support from the artists in our community, and they’ve expressed their gratitude by offering a number of great rewards to encourage your donations. Help Into the Woods keep going, and see an aspect of live music that would otherwise go undocumented.

“Unlike their peers, Into the Woods feels downright epic, clocking in at nearly 18 minutes, and thus raising the bar for these sort of video concepts. I’m definitely looking forward to seeing future episodes.” – Ezra Caraeff, Portland Mercury