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Often Sometimes Rarely Never

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Known for their shoegazey, ultra melodic indie pop and rock sensibilities, The Transmissionary Six are singer, songwriter, drummer and keyboardist Terri Moeller Pearson (aka Terri Tarantula), songwriter and guitarist Paul Austin, and multi-instrumentalist and recordist Jon Hyde


Joining the group for their new album Often Sometimes Rarely Never are Carolyn Wennblom (Girl Singer), Michael 'Mike Bass' Wells and Chris Eckman from The Walkabouts, Deni Bonet (R.E.M., Robyn Hitchcock, Richard Thompson), Chris Cacavas (Dream Syndicate, Green on Red), and Matthew Emerson Brown (Trespassers William).  


The nucleus of The Transmissionary Six formed in the early oughts when Terri and Paul met while on tour with their bands The Walkabouts (a band that Paul would eventually join) and Boston's Willard Grant Conspiracy. An enduring musical partnership was formed that has yielded numerous albums and lasted to this day.


With the release of Often Sometimes Rarely Never, the first Transmissionary Six album in nearly a decade, the band has achieved newfound lyrical and musical depth and breadth, especially evident in the space the ensemble creates in these nine songs, each hook and melody responding to Terri's lyrical turns of phrase. Recorded in a handful of studios during the past year - with a few tracks prereleased as digital singles - the music stretches in surprising aural directions while holding together as a cohesive set, a collection of songs that should be listened to from beginning to end.


A highlight of the set is the song "Strobe Light Nights," co-penned with the band and sung by close friend and former Walkabouts bandmate Chris Eckman. 


Dust off your headphones, relax in your most comfy chair, and prepare yourself for a musical journey that's sure to bring you back for repeated spins, hearing subtle new sounds and lyrical meaning with each listen.

"This lands immediately with a beautiful familiarity and soul-touched longing. I didn't realize how much I missed this band until I heard them again. They're wistful, winding, and emotional, and pushing through some Cowboy Junkie dust while reaching for new stars to navigate by... it's lush and shadow-filled, but simultaneously pulls a light out of the darkness with a Black Heart Procession waver and a Bad Seed tempo. These songs shine with a heart-beating glow that's hard to find these days."

- Marcel Feldmar, The Big Takeover

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