ALEJANDRA O'LEARY &
THE CHAMPIONS OF THE WEST
Ann Arbor, Michigan, U.S.A.
RACKHAM STAGE, JULY 4th, 2013, 7 p.m.
In the Studio! Dispatches From Detroit
That's right, we're live and raw from Detroit once more! That is, this update is live and we're coming to you raw from the recording studio in Detroit, where we're putting the finishing touches on our exciting new 10-song record.
Naturally, we want to share as much as possible with you. The band is hard at work to bring you ten perfectly crafted rock gems this coming summer.
Big live shows will follow this summer, so see you in the sunshine!
Stay with us on Facebook for all the dates and surprises.
"Mine That Groove" - a rock Valentine from us, to you <3
Happy Valentine's Day!
We wanted to share love the only way we know how, with a rock & roll valentine!.
Share it with your nearest and dearest to let them know how much they mean to you. It's a sign of affection that is eco-friendly, easy to share, and way cooler than flowers!
"BEAT OHIO" - the first single from our new album is here!!!
"Irresistible, with a catchy hook, winning vocals and her talented band...just take a listen... It's worth it." - Bob Needham, AnnArbor.com
"It's catchy and clever like everything else she does, and I especially like the dynamic of Midwest versus the Northeast. Or, more generally, how we grapple with where we come from (both in a physical hometown sense and a more metaphorical sense of our past). It seems to have at least a subtle college football reference as well, which is cool." - Those Who Dig
"Playful and whimsical, with a pleasing kick in the tail to satisfy the rock nuts among us. Rural or urban resident, there's something for you here." - Steve Birkett, Above The Static
WANT TO SEE WHAT WE'VE BEEN UP TO? KNOCK YOURSELF OUT!
This is a video compilation of tour footage and snapshots taken by fans over the past two years. The song is a live version of Broken Mirror Baby favorite 'K.Y.O.', pulled from the 'Live & Raw From Detroit' EP that we recorded late last year. That's right, we're taking crowd sourced to the next level!
Consider it a nostalgic look back at a whirlwind couple of years for the band, allowing us to move on down the next steps on this winding path of rock n' roll exploration.
"You can't help but fall in love..."
- New Broken Mirror Baby Review! [Posted: 3/19/12]
This new album review over at Indie Music Digest nails it, calling Ale's latest album Broken Mirror Baby "impressive...very passionate, melodic, and happy yet defiant".
There's also an interview with Alejandra to go along with this fine piece.
Buy your own dose of defiantly happy songs here.
¡Saludos a Todos! [Posted: 3/9/12]
Ahora Alejandra tiene una nueva página en castellano sobre su vida y su música. Haz click arriba para conocer más sobre la compositora y cantautora de Michigan.
¡Y no te olvides de inscribirte como un “fan” en la página de Alejandra y su banda en Facebook!
Allí saldrán todas las noticias sobre la banda, sus conciertos, sus pensamientos diarios, sus preguntas para los fans y sus respuestas a las preguntas de ellos, y TODO sobre el nuevo proyecto de grabación.
La banda quiere comunicarse contigo por Facebook y quiere responder a tus preguntas y comentarios sobre la música y cualquier otro asunto.
¡Que lo pases súper explorando la página y la música!
Para pedir un disco de Alejandra en Latinoamérica o España, te recomendamos que uses el sitio CDBaby.com, que manda los discos de forma segura a todas partes del mundo.
NEW VIDEO & REVIEW LOVE [Posted: 2/14/12]
We love our fans and our fans love us! So fittingly for Valentine's Day, we give the gift of love in the form of a new live video, then receive some in a new review of 'Broken Mirror Baby'.
The wonderful Helene Kwong talks about the new album this week, calling it "refreshing" and "short, sweet...just the right number of songs to enjoy". Kind words and very much appreciated. Pick up some of that refreshing sweetness for your ears by purchasing a copy here for yourself.
Helene also picked up on "the Beatles vibe", which bodes well for the big tribute show the band is playing next month!
And above is the new video for 'Thinkin' Straight', recorded live in one run through at our GBS Detroit session last year. Mandolin action, frustrated love, and funny faces all in one take!
HOME TO THE (REAL) MITTEN [Posted: 12/9/11]
Ale's back from Chicago and back in the Mitten.
Here's her report on the end of the tour and her return to the Windy City.
And on the subject of the great Mitten, Ale recently spoke to the International Business Times talking about the Great Mitten State debate.
This being an issue of major national importance, please weigh in with your opinions on the Facebook page!
We also have the new video from GBS Studios fresh in for you.
Spin 'K.Y.O.' below and let us know what you think!