Brad Vs Satchel is released by the Establishment Store (www.establishmentstore.com). The CD is also available at independent music retailers nationwide, through Red Eye Distribution, beginning Tuesday, July 26.
ABOUT BRAD AND SATCHEL
The early nineties were fertile years for the Seattle music community, with local bands gaining success and popularity on an international basis. The wealth of talent within the community spawned collaborations that remain today as some of the Emerald City's most creative and energetic exports.
Drummer Regan Hagar and Guitarist Stone Gossard sowed the seeds of their alliance in the mid-eighties, playing together in seminal Seattle rock bands Malfunkshun (featuring the legendary Andrew Wood) and Green River (in which the core of Mudhoney was formed). Hagar and Gossard teamed up briefly to form Lords of The Wasteland, which Gossard then evolved into Mother Love Bone.
The success of Mother Love Bone was abruptly halted by the untimely and devastating loss of vocalist Andrew Wood. Band members Gossard and Jeff Ament later re-grouped with guitarist Mike McCready and vocalist Eddie Vedder to form a band that would later be known as Pearl Jam.
In the meantime, Hagar had joined forces with vocalist Shawn Smith to form a musical partnership that would span well over the next decade. Under the moniker Brad, and with Gossard on guitar, the band released its first CD, Shame, in 1993. While Pearl Jam kept Gossard busy over the next few years, Hagar and Smith formed Satchel, which recorded and toured extensively. Bassist Mike Berg joined the band for their final 1996 release,
Berg, Hagar, and Smith continued to play together after Satchel's demise and, as Hagar explains, "it wasn't long before Stone started coming down and jamming with us in our practice space." Before long, the four of them were back in the studio together, recording Brad's 1997 release, Interiors.
The band released the highly acclaimed Welcome To Discovery Park in 2002. Although all four members continue to keep busy with various projects, Brad, like any longtime friendship, continues to bubble under the surface.