On McKinney Music, “the best independent music magazine in the UK“, Union Avenue, an authentic rockabilly band, is thrilled to announce the release of their vinyl 45RPM Extended Play record, and the music video for their new song “Uranium Rock”.
Union Avenue, an authentic rockabilly band, is pleased to announce the release of their vinyl 45RPM Extended Play record and music video for their song “Uranium Rock“. On April 22, 2023, the band from Bloomington, Illinois, will hold a record release party at Maguire’s Bar and Grill, 220 N. Center Street, Bloomington. The show is for all ages, it’s free, and showtime is 7 p.m.
A 1950’s-Era Production Process
The EP Vinyl record was made using analog recording equipment and methods from the 1950s that were as close to Sun Records as possible—the studio Elvis, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, and Johnny Cash were recorded for the first time. Period-appropriate instruments were used too, to continue the era-authentic sound. The four tracks on the EP are covers of obscure 1950s artists like Warren Smith, Junior Parker, and Benny Joy, with two tracks on each side.
The goal of the band, which was formed in the summer of 2022, was to reintroduce genuine rockabilly music to modern listeners. The street where the historic Sun Records is located in Memphis, Tennessee, inspired the band’s name. The three members of the band performed at venues in Nashville, Tennessee, Davenport, Iowa, Chicago, and St. Louis, as well as for eager audiences in central Illinois. Performances are also lined up at National Weekend Festivals like “Vintage Torque Fest” in Dubuque, Iowa, and “Symco Weekender” in Symco, Wisconsin. Ameripolitan Award winner Jane Rose and the Deadends will also perform with Union Avenue at the Miner’s Institute Theater in Collinsville, Illinois, which is located close to St. Louis.
Union Avenue’s release of the music video for “Uranium Rock” relates to the opening song on side A of the record. The band designed, filmed, and edited the video entirely. It was made with Kodak Super 8mm black and white film. The video has been available on YouTube for just over a week and has received over 2,500 views.