Receiver (2007)

by The Transmitters

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Receiver was the second CD by The Transmitters. Recorded and released in 2007, it features the same line-up as the band's debut effort with the exception of a new drummer, Scott Lampley. The group had been together a few years at this point, and the loose, off-the-cuff style of the first album gave way to tighter arrangements and a more constructed sound on the second. The basic tracks were recorded at Jason Hutto's basement studio, with Jason appearing on two cuts.

The songs on Transmission, the band's first CD, were about love lost and found: Receiver is less thematic and broader both lyrically and stylistically, with touches of Americana ("Here Now"), reggae ("Blood & Justice"), country ("Equal Measures") and even some '80's-style New Romantic rock ("Broken Parts"). It sold about as well as the band's first CD, which is to say hardly at all, but it did make our dozen or so fans happy. Myself, I consider Receiver to be an above-average collection of original Midwestern rock tunes from the first decade of the 21st century. I loved The Transmitters, and I'm hoping that this re-release of the band's sophomore effort finds a broader audience. --Kip Loui, Nov 2017

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released November 13, 2016

Kip Loui: electric and acoustic rhythm guitars, vocals
Mike Young: lead guitar
Jon Parsons: keyboards
Dave Stallman: bass
Scott Lampley: drums

Additional players--

Jason Hutto: acoustic guitar on "Call Me Menace", slide guitar on "Where You've Always Been".

JJ Loui: harmony vocals on "Here Now"

Recorded by Jason Hutto in St Louis, MO

Mixed by Mike Martin and Jason Hutto

Mastered by Jack Petrocek

All songs written by Kip Loui, copyrighted 2007 Kaplooey Music

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Kip Loui St. Louis, Missouri

Kip Loui has been making music for a long time, mostly in his hometown of St Louis, Missouri. He is a musician by vocation and a high school English teacher. Kip is a co-founder of the annual Twangfest music festival in St Louis; a former morning DJ on St. Louis radio station KDHX 88.1 FM; and an original member of Diesel Island, a classic country band fronted by Brian Henneman (Bottle Rockets). ... more

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