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June 14, 2008

TRANSCENDENCE to release a third album this year?

CD cover for the new rarities and unreleased TRANSCENDENCE album - The City of Lost Children

With two new albums due to release this year, both the conceptual alt-rock All Your Heroes Become Villains – featuring the singles Blind Eye, Waiting for Godot, and Solaris, and their ragged bubblegum pop & garage rock set The Great Mistake, TRANSCENDENCE has announced that it will be releasing yet a third – a digitally-exclusive rarities and unreleased set entitled The City of Lost Children (the title comes from the 1995 classic movie Cité des enfants perdus, La, and seemed appropriate for the album’s material)

The new album contains 14 never before released songs consisting primarily of outtakes that have been floating around in various form for years on the internet. For fans the album should be a welcome surprise and tasty morsel because it contains everything from outtakes from all three of the band’s prior albums, plus outtakes from the band’s two new as of yet unreleased albums, along with a few odds and ends including some demos and instrumental pieces.

“This just might end up being one of my favorite TRANSCENDENCE albums ever just due to the fact that it features songs from our entire spectrum…. you know, the band has gone through so many style and sound changes over the years and this album really illustrates that for the first time all in one collection,” commented the band’s singer/guitarist Ed Hale.

The collection will include everything from the sultry r&b tinged Whenever I’m with you – which has been heard on various TV shows numerous times over the last eight years, to the band’s September 11th tribute song Rebuild America – the proceeds of which will go to the Robinhood Relief Fund to benefit victims’ families of the 9/11 attacks in New York. The album also features the first song the band ever officially recorded, Kill the monkey, originally slated for their Rise and Shine album, but scrapped at the last minute.

Stay tuned for more information but the album will definitely be available for download by the 1st of September.

July 8, 2006


For all you RISE AND SHINE fans, a brand new series of specially designed RISE AND SHINE T-shirts have just been released. The shirts feature the eye-catching RISE AND SHINE sky-blue CD cover and are all highest quality American Apparel sweatshop-free shirts. Available in all sizes in both girls and boys styles, including super cool baseball jerseys!

Go to the merchandise section to check them out.

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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.

February 1, 2002

CD Release Party For Rise and Shine a Huge Success

Wednesday January 30th was the big night that kicked off the new CD release by Ed Hale and the Transcendence entitled “Rise and Shine.” A simply spectacular night at the beautiful Café Nostalgia on Miami Beach, the club was filled to capacity packed with more than 480 people who came to celebrate the first album release by Ed Hale in five years and the debut by this new group.

The club was decorated with balloons of blue and silver, bubble machines, and many beautiful young ladies dressed like princesses and goddesses, who were more than happy to give you a spray of an essential oil of your choosing. Fortune cookies were passed out at the door that contained lyrics from various songs on the new album, and the champagne was flowing.

The show was hosted and MCd by local music promoter Danny Jessup who was dressed in a white tuxedo, top hat, tails, and all. The night featured guest performances by Suzy Rogovin from Israel, who sang traditional Ladino music and Mathew Sabatella who performed a brilliant set of his special brand of dark and moody acoustic rock. Ed Hale and the Transcendence then took the stage for an explosive half hour set that got the crowd into a rollicking frenzy. They were then followed by the energetic and frenetic rock of The Derek Cintron 3 who closed the night.

Many local notables also attended the show including Jim Camacho of The Goods fame, Rene Alvarez of Sixo, Alex Diaz, Todd Thompson from Dharma Bomb, Omine, Karen Feldner from Trophy Wife -who sang with the band- and many more.


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January 21, 2002

Rise and Shine gets its first Number One on the radio!

This just in! Rise and Shine which is receiving enthusiastic airplay on college radio all over the east coast has just been reported this week in the number one position on WOWL in Boca Raton, FL.

Rise and Shine is also charting on WGMU in the number 9 position in Fairfax, Virginia, and it has climbed up to the number 3 position on WEHR in Pennsylvania.

Ed Hale and the Transcendence are currently gearing up for a college tour up the East Coast.

To find the station nearest you to see where Rise and Shine is currently being played, click here.

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January 15, 2001

New album Rise and Shine release date postponed.

The long awaited new album by Ed Hale and the Transcendence, Rise and Shine, is being postponed for an indefinite period of time from its original release date for the spring of 2001. Apparently the band is not happy with the final mixes of the songs. The final mix of the album was completed at International Sound; the studio in North Miami owned by Jon Secada. The band is currently considering options of remixing most of the songs.

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