We are very excited for the second live performance of The Empress this evening for the Revel Solstice Festival, and we are heading into the studio to record it in early July. Rather than mounting a time and energy intensive crowd funding campaign, we are humbly offering a few preorder options as a means to raise capital for this project. We are grateful for your interest and support. Please follow the link below for preorder options and packages (digital download, CD, 180g vinyl, and even a printed & bound copy of the score). All preorders will be sent out on or before August 24, 2017.
More behind the scenes activities than on stage so far in 2017. See the SHOWS page for dates. We’ve been busy writing new material to debut this summer, and on June 20, we’ll be reprising our performance of The Empress for the Revel Solstice Festival. It will be a great evening of music with some of the best classical/art musicians in Texas. Always searching for inspiration, we will be taking a band field trip to see Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers tonight. They are undoubtedly the best American rock and roll band still in the game.
On Sunday, February 12, The Forgotten Prophets will be debuting an original long-form, through-composed piece inspired by the mythology, lore, and symbolism of The Empress Tarot Card: The Empress. The mother, the world of nature and sensation, Mother Nature, being fertile, bringing something new into the world.
“And here, in this quiet place I own, worlds are born.” – Cassandra Wilson, Run the Voodoo Down
Presented as part of the REVEL Unclassified concert series with KMFA 89.5FM, and 4th Tap Brewing Co-op.
“The Empress” (2017)
I. 6 Points, 12 Stars
II. The Defense of Love and Art
III. Extreme Force and Tranquility
IV. Fields of Abundance
The Forgotten Prophets are looking forward to a busy fall, and hope to see you at one of the upcoming performances. New videos have been posted on the MUSIC page from a recent August 31 show, and it was a special night for those on stage and in attendance. While it has been available for free streaming through Bandcamp, “The End” will be available to listen to on Spotify and Pandora in the coming weeks.
“The End,” the long awaited debut from The Forgotten Prophets is now available through all major online distributors, and it is still available to Set Your Price through our web link below. Each CD is hand picked and delivered with love and care.
“The End” on BandCamp – stream the entire album for free before you purchase
“The End” on iTunes – because anybody who is anybody is on iTunes
“The End” at CD Baby – yet another hosting site
If you really love independent music and artists, please consider purchasing a CD directly through us and eliminating the middle man. You can even set your own price. We’ll send you a digital download while you wait for the mail. It’s American.
The End will officially be released on January 12, 2016, but we have a small number of CDs available before the mass media marketplace can distribute them. For a very limited time, if you would like an advance copy, please use the “Buy Now” link below. It’s secure, easy, fast, and you get bragging rights to have heard the music before anybody else. We will send you a copy of The End directly from the Wiggle Stump Records warehouse/second story flat. The link will give you the option of entering a dollar amount you wish you pay for a physical CD. That’s right. You get to choose how much you pay. It’s one small way we wish to say “Thank You” for your support of independent music. Happy New Year!
The End, the debut album for the Forgotten Prophets will be released on Tuesday, January 12, 2016 through Wiggle Stump Records.
Recorded over 4 days in August at a studio just outside of Austin, TX, this record is a finely taken snapshot of the songs from a moment in time. The End captures the musicians (real people with real instruments) playing (performing) together (at the same time) in the studio and clearly enjoying themselves. The results harken back to a simpler time in American Rock and Roll when music and performance came first, and all business was there to further serve the art.