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#1 thehereaway

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Posted 25 July 2009 - 09:25 PM

Surprised there isn't a thread on them already, either that or i'm blind. (search function returned nothing)

http://www.myspace.com/theriverempires

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Posted 26 July 2009 - 05:45 PM

any idea when the album is going to come out, or what it's called? their blog is rather vague, but apparently it's done and will be a digital release initially.

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Posted 26 July 2009 - 07:30 PM

I honestly have no idea, they said June/July but clearly thats not happening. It might be worth asking Casey?

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Posted 27 July 2009 - 06:45 AM

Why did I not know about this, at all? Did Casey ever talk about this?

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Posted 27 July 2009 - 10:04 AM

I remember in an interview once he said he'd be interested in doing a stripped-down, acoustic folksy kind of project, but I'm pretty surprised to see it happening so soon. The band looks to be pretty high-concept, too.

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Posted 27 July 2009 - 01:41 PM

This has got me all hot and bothered
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Posted 27 July 2009 - 01:49 PM

Why do you have to be so good casey? we dont deserve it.
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Posted 27 July 2009 - 10:54 PM

I've enjoyed what I've heard so far. I really like that song called "Empty Promises."

But really.

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Posted 27 July 2009 - 11:22 PM

View PostSnork, on Jul 27 2009, 10:04 AM, said:

I remember in an interview once he said he'd be interested in doing a stripped-down, acoustic folksy kind of project, but I'm pretty surprised to see it happening so soon. The band looks to be pretty high-concept, too.

I think this is more Jesse's brainchild, but Casey's definately left his mark on what I've heard:)

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Posted 18 September 2009 - 02:35 PM

so..anyone know much more about when their album may come out?

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Posted 11 December 2009 - 10:57 PM

http://blogs.myspace...logId=521916025

Update: album comes out April 6th, along with a 2nd album from a related-but-not-the-same band called "The Gloomcatcher"

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Friday, December 11, 2009

Another Update
Current mood:Struthering
We have noticed some confusion and frustration from some of you regarding what is going on with the release of our debut record and it is totally understandable. Yes, it has been quite some time since we actually tracked our record, not to mention all the talking up I have done in the years prior. So there is an update that I believe will make most of you very pleased to hear, but first I want to say a few things...

One, thank you, thank you thank you for still visiting the myspace in support. I know I have said that before, but I can't say it enough, thank you. All of you who are supporting our vision deserve to be treated with the utmost respect. I tend to be a bit sheepish when it comes to the internet. We aren't into the whole twitter thing, or facebook so I understand that it may be hard for some of you to hear updates about us. We hope that is the romantic side to our project though: the simple fact that we aren't selling ourselves too much. But, with that being said, I am pleased to announce a website that will be opening up soon that will have more updates, news, journals, etc. than you can handle. Minus the whoring world of social networking sites, we are hoping to create our own little community online. A place where everyone can come together and share our experiences as a group. This will be taking place at theriverempires.com

Now as for the details most of you probably care way more about: the music. As you know, this project has been a lot of work. It's not easy to self fund an entire project (and I mean entire) with my own personal savings. So this record has been extremely difficult as a group and as for me personally. When you are your only investor, it literally consumes your entire life. I am going to be so happy when things are finally released, but it comes with a price: the slow ebbing away of my sanity and health, ha! If TRE were part of a corporate label or some big wig pencil pushers in an office, yes it would have came out all packaged nicely a few months after we tracked it. BUT it would have been so boring and lame as hell.

Yet I still admit that it has been abnormally long for us to come out with this record. And some of you may even ask why we haven't put just another song up on the myspace and the truth is I am going to put a few up as soon as we set a release date for the album.

One more thing before I get to the main announcement (as you may have noticed, I am trying to gain your pardon before I announce the main update. Not that it's a bad update, but I feel like I need to explain myself first so that there are no misunderstandings as to why we are doing what we are doing). We are hoping to present the release of our album as an event. It won't be just a day, it will be the day that the world of TRE will begin to reveal itself. I know that sounds incredibly self-centered, but I don't mean for it to come off that way. I am just hoping to create an environment that is fitting for our journey, that is why I am hoping to build our release date as an event.

Now, I will declare the release date of TRE. BUT, and this is a very very very huuuuuge BUT, there's a reason for it's insanely late release date. And here is why:

I decided to give all of you a reward for waiting around so long. The reward will be another full length record that you will get for FREE. This other record follows in the footsteps of TRE, yet has it's own separate characteristics. So separate in fact, that it is going by another band name (if you are lost hang on for just a bit longer). I decided to write a few more songs as part of a "sister" record to the TRE album. Essentially it's another band, yet because it is still my songwriting and voice, it pairs nicely along with TRE. It's not cinematic bluegrass like TRE, it's a bit more rock, yet it has a nice little classic folk edge to it. The band is called The Gloomcatcher and I am currently recording the album this December and January. And to up the ante, you will get an almost daily up to date look at the inside process of recording this album. When the TRE website drops soon (as I mentioned above) this project will share the web page, split right down the middle.

So let's just review for a second. The River Empires is a project years in the making that has required the utmost of patience and understanding from all of you. Because I feel bad about the delay of this record and of all things good, I am recording another record that all of you will get for free when the TRE record comes out. This separate band is called The Gloomcatcher. It pairs nicely with TRE. They will be sharing a website and you will be hearing almost daily updates and studio videos from the project as I record it in the next two months.

So there you have it. There will be the myspace makeover for TRE and most likely a myspace will be made for The Gloomcatcher. Once I announce the date of the release below, as far as it seems away, you will understand why and be exited for the compromise I have made with all of you, capice? And it will allow me to update even more as the date of the EVENT will be written in stone.

I am so excited to finally share the debut record of The River Empires. 24 tracks of our blood sweat and tears for the last two years will be available for you. AND another bonus record from a cool little side project called The Gloomcatcher.

The release date is April 6th, 2010.

Love all of you, Jessy Ribordy.

P.S. Email me and let's talk: orionsmusic@mac.com

I am going to post a slew of links below. A few of the top ones are still under construction so don't get mad when they lead to nowhere for right now, but the bottom half are actual sites.

www.theriverempires.com
www.thegloomcatcher.com
myspace.com/thegloomcatcher
myspace.com/jessyribordy
myspace.com/joshuashroy
thecastlehouse.com
myspace.com/wildblueskystudios


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Posted 12 December 2009 - 01:22 AM

hooraaaaay

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Posted 12 December 2009 - 02:19 AM

Very great. I've been looking forward to this for awhile. 24 tracks on just TRE? Wow, that's incredible. And then a bonus record. Yes, very excited.
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Posted 12 December 2009 - 10:36 AM

i had honestly forgotten about this band, I'm just happy they're doing something to change that

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Posted 12 December 2009 - 07:09 PM

i emailed Jessy last night just to ask.

The River Empires debut album is Self-Titled.
The Gloomcatcher album is called "Slow Chorale."

also I'm not sure how new it is, but I just noticed there's this short little teaser clip at the top of their myspace page.



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Posted 13 December 2009 - 12:45 PM

the clip has been there for a long time, but thanks for getting the album titles

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Posted 13 December 2009 - 01:22 PM

i forgot how intense it gets at the end though

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Posted 13 December 2009 - 03:52 PM

I've been ocd-checking the myspace to no avail, and there you go and scoop me.

Good to hear it's still a reality.

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Posted 10 January 2010 - 01:47 AM

new song should be on their myspace next Friday.

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Posted 14 January 2010 - 11:56 AM

I've heard that one before.

Jessy seems a tad scatterbrained. Friday if we're lucky.

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