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Rising Storm News 2019
The long awaited Risng Storm documentary, Calm Before…, premiered August 23, 2018 at the Jukebox International Music and Film Festival, and walked away with top honors to boot! Congrats are in order to Director Andrew Brier and everyone who tirelessly worked on this project for several years. The film also was shown at the Santa Cruz Film Festival where it won an award for Best Short Documentary and also made its European debut to a packed house at the Doc ’n’ Roll Film Festival in London. In January the film will be shown (with Spanish Subtitles) at Festival Sayulita in Mexico and plans are underway for showings at east coast film festivals and a DVD (with extra footage).
And while Calm Before… has recently been released again by Sundazed Records it’s worth noting that some original copies of their Alive Again at Andover LP are available if you know where to look. This album was the start of their resurgence, back when Calm Before… was changing hands for a measly $400! Who knew?
Since 1989 Stanton Park has featured the best in independent and hard to find garage, psych, punk 45s, LPs and CDs from all over the world. From the odd and obscure to the well-known artist; from the Boston scene to Rome; from the under-appreciated to the one-hit wonder.
Stanton Park, the label, began in the early 1980s to release bands revolving around a small group of Boston area musicians. Over the next several years, dozens of records were released by bands such as: Willie Alexander, the Bags, the Brood, Head and the Hares, Kenne Highland, Medicine Ball, Rising Storm, Voodoo Dolls, World of Distortion and more.
A small mailorder catalog and this web site followed to help fill in the long gaps between distributor payments. The catalog took on a life of its own growing to around 1500 titles at its peak. After 2000, with the shift to the aether, this site took over the entire distributon of the label and non-label mailorder items.