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Brand new studio album!

October 25, 2004


With the flurry of anticipation over their soon to be released new CD, Nothing is Cohesive, and performances at two of the country’s largest indie music festivals, the band found time to sneak into the studio in September to begin recording last week at the infamous Hit Factory/Criteria Studios in Miami for not one but two new Cds to be released next year. Fred Freeman is on board once again in the producer’s seat. Songs tracked included We are Columbine, Jasmine, Messed it up again, Waiting for godot, Solaris, and more.

See a few pictures here.

Here’s a sneak peak.

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October 21, 2004

New photos posted from NYC CMJ music marathon

See photos here.

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October 11, 2004

New reality show being filmed.

New York based production company Polar Productions has started filming a pilot for a new reality show based around Ed’s move to New York, the band and their rise to fame and fortune or total anonymity, all while trying to run their own record company in the process. In the show Ed interacts with a lot of people on the streets of New York and interviews various people from political activists to religious leaders to doormen and homeless people. Polar productions president Kevin Chap says, “Ed is a natural in front of the camera. He is funny without intending to be. Just watching him try to make coffee by himself is hilarious. People are going to see this show and think, ‘who is this guy and where did he come from?’” The show is two months into filming.

The idea first came about after an initial screening of a new documentary that was filmed about the band this summer by Journey of Dreams productions out of Asheville , NC . The documentary, due out by Christmas, is one hour long and features interviews with the band and live footage of the band performing several concerts in Atlanta . Editing for the pilot for the reality show is scheduled to be competed by the end of the year.

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October 5, 2004

RISE AND SHINE CD Release Party Footage Released for the first time

The 2002 release of the Rise and shine CD was the official coming out party for Transcendence, being the first Ed Hale related album since 2000’s Acoustic in New York . The video footage of the CD release party was thought to be lost. In fact, the video tapes are still missing, which is too bad, because it was a grand affair. But an 8 minute Rise and shine CD release party video montage that was created in the summer of 2002 by Capsule Media was just recently discovered. It features original band members Stro on bass and Jon Rose on keyboards and a very nervous Ed singing the songs Mother and Tres cool from the rise and shine CD, and also Minnie Driver and Keep moving on from the group’s next CD Sleep with you. The video closes with the band performing Better luck next time at an undisclosed venue.

October 1, 2004

Transcendence Live at Jazid DVD Released!

Transcendende Live at Jazid

On Sept 29th of this year Transcendence performed a live acoustic show at a small club called Jazid on Miami Beach during the MTV VMA weekend. The show was video taped with several cameras and recorded live from the board. What started out as a very low key impromptu show turned out to be a stellar performance with many high notes, including songs from their latest CD Sleep with you and a few songs from their soon to be released new CD Nothing is cohesive, and two additional brand new songs from the new CD they have just begun recording for release next year. Because the concert was acoustic it has a very subdued intensity that is rare for the band and really captures the songs in their purest form. The video footage was edited and the audio then digitally mastered. The DVD is being released as a limited run and will not be sold in stores initially, but through an exclusive arrangement with will be offered FREE with any purchase of one or more of the band’s CDs from You can also get the DVD free by pre-ordering the band’s new CD Nothing is cohesive. Songs on the DVD include Superhero girl, Beautiful one, I’m not the only one, Little Tree, and six more. It also features never before seen footage of the band’s 2002 CD release party for the RISE AND SHINE album, and a interactive discography!

Click here to see a few clips. Buy any Ed Hale or Transcendence CD from and get the Live at Jazid DVD absolutely free. Its that simple. Don’t own them all? Shame on you. But now is your chance. This will be a limited time offer before the DVDs go on sale officially.

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