A new track from the self-titled, debut album from So Long, Albatross

Art by Kevin Strang


Cellar Door Records artist So Long, Albatross will release their debut self-titled album on July 5, 2013 at the newly re-energized west side venue Mahall’s. Joining them on the bill will be Cleveland bands Free Medicine, NOMADS, and Chin Shoda.

The band will also be playing a number of higher profile shows in the coming months, including opening for Ted Leo and the Pharmacists at the Grog Shop on July 26, and performing at Weapons of Mass Creation Fest in August.

So Long, Albatross consists of Keith Vance on vocals/guitar, Adam Horwatt on bass, and Eric Baum on drums. The band caught the attention of Cellar Door Records after two explosive and captivating performances at recent Cellar Door shows, most notably playing in front of a packed Beachland Tavern to kick off night one of the sold out Cellar Door Rendezvous. The band’s relationship with Cellar Door, however, has very deep roots.

While this is the first time these artists will be working with Cellar Door at this level, So Long, Albatross has strong ties with the label. Keith Vance and Eric Baum appeared on the very first release, the now ten year old Cellar Door Records Volume I as The Wood and Wires. That band was a favorite at the time and performed at the label’s birthplace, “Cellar Door Coffee and Music” in Madison, Ohio many times. Since then, Keith has appeared on all four Cleveland compilations as well as the Cellar Door releases Kill the Lights, by The Slow Blade and Vance’s solo album, Go Forward. So Long, Albatross contributed their track “After the Ether” to Cellar Door Volume IV, and it has since become one of the standout tracks, with regular airplay on 87.7′s Inner Sanctum.

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