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New COVENTRY CAROLS video out now

Posted by Soda on August 1, 2022 at 4:00 PM

:::FROM MY BAND'S PAGE:::

New week, new month, new video. Please watch, share, like, comment. All that junk helps push content further thru social media. We appreciate it!

 

The vid for the second single off of our debut record is out now!

 

OUT OF BODY EXPERIENCE

 

Please enjoy the video on our YouTube page.


Site wide sale for the rest of Summer

Posted by Soda on July 26, 2022 at 9:00 PM

Don't sweat it, it's a sale! (Doy) For the rest of the Summer everything in the shop is as cheap as I can make it. Grab something. THANK YOU SO MUCH!

New interview

Posted by Soda on March 27, 2022 at 10:35 PM

Thank you for a wonderful album release party Friday night for Coventry Carols. It's been a busy week and haven't had the opportunity to share this interview I did with Soundsphere magazine - so before the week gets away from us, here you go:

https://www.soundspheremag.com/features/nyc-musician-soda-talks-coventry-carols-the-legacy-of-his-mighty-robot-and-desire-to-keep-going-2/?fbclid=IwAR0DBNkcShhqiqMfPMPwnTxbdaBH8iQKHRKfueotWltL0L6vYNAzjwHXftA

Coventry Carols album out TODAY!

Posted by Soda on March 18, 2022 at 11:40 AM

Finally... the Coventry Carols album is out today! Saying that is...unbelievable. Please check it out if you can. Sharing this with all of you is our absolute joy. Streaming worldwide. And if it's not on your favorite service, it will be soon. Download. Tell your friends. Want a CD or a cassette? (Vinyl before end of year) www.coventrycarols.com - Thank you for listening. Yea, we're gonna bug ya all day! We will be live on IG tonight. Around 8:30PM EST. So much to say, let's just let our record speak for us. 

#CoventryCarols #AlbumOutNow #Listen #Rescord #Love #Life #Indie #Alternative #Grateful


It is Bandcamp Friday - surprise! Coventry Carols first single is ready for you!

Posted by Soda on March 4, 2022 at 3:40 AM

So, yup, it’s BC Friday, which means bands get all their scratch without BC taking a cut. We are thrilled to release our debut single, “The Well” from our forthcoming album. We wanted it to be special so made it a bit of a maxi-single type release. Next Friday, 3/11, the single will be available on your favorite digital/streaming/etc. platforms. For the first week, it will live on Bandcamp only. We hope you check it out, it means a lot to us. Keep an eye on our sites and socials as we spill the beans on more music, shows, merch and beyond.

https://coventrycarols.bandcamp.com/releases


Want to hear new music today?

Posted by Soda on February 15, 2022 at 12:35 AM

Finally...COVENTRY CAROLS music, coming to ya...

We've kept our record under wraps for the most part, and it's coming soon...but today, you can finally hear our lead single, "The Well" !!! We hope you'll tune in to the show. Info below:

Unlikely Places Pop and Rock Radio - (Runtime 2 hours)

On Air Guest Tony Valentino - Debut of "The Well"-Coventry Carols 

Air date: Feb. 15th, 2022 6 pm GMT/1 pm ET/ 10 am PT (Tuesday)

Re-airing: Feb.17th, 2022 8am GMT/3am ET/12am PT (Thursday)

https://www.madwaspradio.com/ ;

Featuring songs by: The Meat Puppets, The Ramones, Soft Cell, Toad The Wet Sprocket, The Waxwings and many more!

Mad Wasp Radio - madwaspradio.com


My new musical journey...COVENTRY CAROLS

Posted by Soda on February 4, 2022 at 11:55 PM

Hey everybody! Today is a big day! It's the very first day that I can officially tell ya about my new musical journey Coventry Carols - This has been such a long time in the making and the obstacles have been so many, and so vast, that being able to type these words...to say this out loud feels so incredible and rewarding. Our debut record will be out in the Spring. We have a LOT to tell you and we will be doing that through our socials, website, mailing list, etc. Get ready and stick with us. It'll be worth it. We want to share with all of you and connect, just follow the swan. Let's do this! All our socials are now live! Share. Tell everyone! THANK YOU! Very special thanks to my band. Terry and Clifford :::we can finally exhale:::

http://www.coventrycarols.com



Happy New Year

Posted by Soda on January 1, 2022 at 3:50 PM

HNY! Hello 2022, let's do some great stuff. Well wishes to all.

ALL merch half off for rest of year!

Posted by Soda on November 21, 2021 at 9:55 PM

Happy Holidays...again. I've put my whole store on sale, half off everything. Check it out please, grab something, tell a friend. Thanks a lot. xo

"Baby's Coming Back" Jellyfish cover

Posted by Soda on October 4, 2021 at 4:25 PM

Well...anyone that knows me, knows that I love the early 90's band Jellyfish. I've also always said anyone that would ever try to cover a Jellyfish song has a bit of a screw loose. Apparently screws fall out all the time because I had the honor of contributing a cover of their song, "Baby's Coming Back" from their 1991 album, Bellybutton. To celebrate the online Jellyfish FB community which just turned 10 years old, admin Pablo Melons put together something called JELLYFEST and asked if I wanted to contribute, and so, I did. What I delivered was my own rendition with my own stamp on it. It's a bit raw, gritty, imperfect and full of feeling. I took a chance and really hope everyone will appreciate my offering. So please check it out below and please also check out all the artists that lent their talent. What a fantastic thing to be a part of. x


Surprise "new" release today!

Posted by Soda on August 6, 2021 at 12:15 AM

Hey everybody! Surprise! I thought, what could I do? I've been going crazy and very hard at work on a brand new record. So, there's that. But for today I tapped the vault for a "new" old release. For the very first time the Violet Daydream record, "Meow" is available in it's edited format which was only ever used for in-store play and radio to promote the record at the time. SO, please let yr virgin ears enjoy a very unoffensive version of this..."cult classic". Thanks for checking it out. Thanks for giving a shit and have a great weekend. 

https://officialsoda.bandcamp.com


New interview up at Stack Attacks Music

Posted by Soda on July 22, 2021 at 10:05 PM

Last week I did a really cool, in depth interview for Stack Attacks Music. I think it's a decent read. Really hope you'll check it out. Very special thanks to Stacie Ackerson for her efforts and passion and a great interview. Much more on the horizon. Have a great weekend folks!

https://stackattacksmusic.wordpress.com/2021/07/19/no-caption-needed-jon-soda-james-speaks-for-himself/?fbclid=IwAR0R3_6FrezVm6Qhn13sOfLIh4ExzyhUR0I5OrpH0DwQqie-o6Wvg57ziC4

Post Apocalipstick anthology out tomorrow!

Posted by Soda on June 11, 2021 at 4:05 PM

Greetings Earthlings, Happy Pride month. VERY happy to share with you the news that I have a short story in the new anthology, POST APOCALIPSTICK out tomorrow from Nocturnal Sirens Publishing. My contribution, "MY Apocalypse" is a story about a young man beginning his journey to come out starting with his English teacher in a term paper. It's also about snotty valley girls and...aliens. Trust me, it makes sense! It is also the first time I will be using the name Jon Soda James artistically. The book is a collection of about 13 different authors letting their freak flags fly. THIS is your new werido bible. This one is for all the freaks, geeks, color kids and outsiders. Stay true to you, we hope this book may be a source of inspiration, know you are not alone. 

Amazon link: 

https://www.amazon.com/Post-Apocalipstick-Chisto-Healy-ebook/dp/B094623TMD/ref=sr_1_1?crid=27JCPBDQ3KO69&dchild=1&keywords=post+apocalipstick&qid=1623413299&sprefix=post+apocalipstick+%2Caps%2C150&sr=8-1


NEW FUCKING SITE!

Posted by Soda on June 9, 2021 at 6:25 PM

If yr reading this...holy moley. The new OfficialSoda.com has been rolled out. An entire makeover, a better look, easier navigation, new content, etc. I have been tirelessy working on this for the past 2 weeks and am so happy it is done and it lives! My Gawd, tell a friend, buy something, give me a high five. Just...do something, make sure it's positive. XXX

Soda + Free Blockbuster + NY!

Posted by Soda on May 24, 2021 at 11:20 PM

Finally! My Winter project has been realized. I'm very excited to tell youz that I have placed New York's very first Free Blockbuster! I repurposed/upcycled an old newspaper dispenser that was abandoned on the highway, and tada, a Free Blockbuster was born. Huge thanks to Jack Jack's Coffee in Babylon Village Long Island NY. This is the perfect place for the box, It's free to the community and I know will be a big hit. Thanks to Free Blockbuster for the guidance. As a physical media nerd this seemed like such an obvious move for me. Jack Jack's is full of delicious food and drink and are vegan and vegetarian friendly. The owner Michael was such a good sport and fully embraced this idea. I'm so grateful for open minded places like this who cater to all things indie...art, music and beyond. Make it a Blockbuster night! Tea and a movie at Jack Jack's Coffee House. I also threw some of my albums in there, go grab 'em!



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