The Drunken Hearts Share Their ‘Love & Thirst’ On Soulful New Single [Premiere]

first_imgColorado-based group The Drunken Hearts continue to electrify with every live performance. The five-piece group creates an exciting blend of Americana music, resonating for its honesty and soulfulness. Growing from an acoustic trio to an electric powerhouse, the band continues to pick up fans with top notch musicianship and songwriting. With a new EP called Love & Thirst due out next Friday, May 6th, this band is destined for big things in 2016!The Drunken Hearts’ forthcoming EP is a true representation of a young band and their journey through big love and heavy loss. Love & Thirst is a very real and exciting milestone for the band, and highlights not only their fiery sound, but the deep lyrical well from which they draw. Produced by multi-Grammy winner, Rob Eaton (also of Dark Star Orchestra), the album was recorded over the course of almost a year, at both Immersive Studios in Boulder and Silo Sound Studios in Denver, and features many friends, including Tim Carbone of Railroad Earth.In anticipation of the new album, the band has shared the title track exclusively with L4LM. Tune in below:Lead singer and songwriter Andrew McConathy spoke to us about the new release:“I wrote ‘Love & Thirst’ in Santa Fe, NM. It was written for my girlfriend while she was living there, but over time it took on new meaning. In the fall of 2014 we lost our brother and founding band member, Ted Welles. Ted’s death sent us reeling…. however, through that loss we gained new purpose; and ultimately a renewed musical drive and thirst to take the band to the next level.As a song, ‘Love & Thirst’ exudes everything The Drunken Hearts represent.. love, loss, rebirth, taking risks, not regretting those choices or the true path we are all on. We’d like to thank Rob Eaton for making this track shine.”With the new EP due out next week, the band has a number of dates coming up in support, and will hit festivals like Campout For The Cause and Electric Forest in June, as well as their own festival, YarmonyGrass, from August 18-21 in Rancho Del Rio, CO. Check out their tour schedule, and find more information about them on their official website.Upcoming Tour Dates:5/14/2016    Martyr’s – Chicago, IL    5/15/2016    Music Box – Cleveland, OH 5/19/2016    Brooklyn Bowl – New York, NY    5/20/2016    Garcia’s – Port Chester, NY    5/21/2016    Nectar’s – Burlington, VT    5/22/2016    MusikFest Cafe – Bethlehem, PA5/30/2016    Gold Hill Inn’s Memorial Day Mountain Music Fest – Gold Hill. CO6/05/2016    Campout For The Cause – Rancho Del Rio, CO6/24-25/16    Electric Forest Festival – Rothbury, MIlast_img read more

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Vogel wins Gelber Prize for book

first_imgHenry Ford II Professor of the Social Sciences Emeritus Ezra F. Vogel has won the 2012 Lionel Gelber Prize for his book “Deng Xiaoping and the Transformation of China,” published by the Belknap Press of Harvard University Press. The book was named the winner by a five-person jury and selected from their previously announced shortlist.The Lionel Gelber Prize is a literary award for the world’s best nonfiction book in English on foreign affairs that seeks to deepen public debate on significant international issues. It was founded in 1989 in the memory of Canadian diplomat Lionel Gelber and awards $15,000 to the winner.Vogel will receive the award and deliver the annual Lionel Gelber Prize free public lecture on March 15 at the Vivian and David Campbell Conference Facility, at the Munk School of Global Affairs in Toronto.last_img read more

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Vattenfall studying salt-based storage to speed move away from fossil fuels

first_imgVattenfall studying salt-based storage to speed move away from fossil fuels FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Voice of America:At a power station in Berlin, Germany, visitors find a shining piece of machinery that looks out of place in the building. Its silver pipes and containers hold a substance that reportedly could become a major ingredient for producing power in the future.Vattenfall, the station’s operator, says this form of energy would not depend on traditional fossil fuels, such as oil or coal. The company, working with a Swedish company called SaltX, is testing the use of salt to store heat. Yet it is not the kind of salt you add to food.Heat-produced energy represents more than the half the power Germany uses. If it works well, the salt-based energy storage system could help solve a problem presented by renewable energy sources, such as wind and the sun’s energy.The problem is that renewable energy sources are not completely dependable. They sometimes make too much, and sometimes too little power. E.ON, another German power company, recently reported that wind and solar power produced up to 52 gigawatt hours of electricity during daylight hours on Monday, April 22. Germany’s energy usage at the time was just 49.5 gigawatt hours.Hendrik Roeglin heads the salt storage project for Vattenfall. He told the Associated Press that power companies are able to produce twice as much energy as Germany needs through renewable sources. However, they cannot do so continuously. “With many facilities like this one, in theory you wouldn’t need gas or other fossil fuel backups,” Roeglin noted.More: Salt batteries could be major step in move away from fossil fuelslast_img read more

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