The Foothill Tribe
Destin, United States
~NOV 5 2014 (STUDIO NEWS/UPDATE) ~ We continue to track and refine new material in our in-home studio (lovingly named the "Red Room"). Clay spent hours recently working on what is likely the world's most complicated & interesting "stereo pan" strategy (its actually more of an aural play) to be conducted during and as part of a brand new and deliciously psychedelic number we are refining to gooey audacity.
Longtime friend & Bassist Dale Shumate (of Neil Alday & Further South, Radio Bikini, CommonZenz, & White Noise Generator) visited us at The Red Room this past weekend and laid down some fabulous bass lines on our new song "Nickel by Nickel." Nickel by Nickel is nearing mix stage, but first we will likely be mixing the new psychedelic number (title 2 B revealed soon). That's the brief update from the Red Room and the Tribe.
** OCT 26, 2014 UPDATE ** NEW TRIBE MUSIC FINALLY! Our first new track "Beautiful Zombie" is up and running. We continue to work on songs in the studio, but with Beautiful Zombie, we have something new to share. We hope people like the song.
** SEPT. 17, 2014 UPDATE ** TRIBE IN THE STUDIO. We have finally found our way back into the studio, and are working on two new songs. Clay tracked vocals tonight (doing some "unison" vocals on one of the new tracks, with Clay and Rob singing together). It's something we've done often in the past and it seems to work. Really looking forward to uploading some new material. We have a bit of tracking left to do before we get to mix stage, but it's great to be back in the studio and working on new material together!
AUGUST 2014 UPDATE: * The past 9 months have been a extremely hard time for one member - suffering through some pretty serious issues that have put recording of the new material on hiatus. But we are glad to report, things are getting better, and we hope to be in condition to record soon.
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The Foothill Tribe (f/k/a Steel Dog Cafe) is a three piece alternative-psychedelic-progressive rock band (and recording artist) from the tiny ocean-side town of Destin, Florida, USA. The Tribe is: Clay Urquhart (Guitars | Vocals); Rob Gilmore (Drums | Vocals); Daniel Bertram (Bass Guitar).
A Note On The Photos: The picture beside each uploaded song is the Cover Art for the Album, EP, or Single the song is on. We will update our Profile with our discography soon.
We really enjoy (and continue) trying to push the creative envelope with our music, whether it be with our songs or instrumentals. We often incorporate different genres, styles, and sounds into our music. Our desire and goal is to create original music that is interesting, different, and uniquely recognizable as The Foothill Tribe's own sound. Thank for listening and we truly hope you enjoy our material.
As a three piece power trio we have no separate front man. We tried out several "would-be" front men when we were first forming the band, but ultimately we were not satisfied with any of the proposed lead singers because they just did not fit with the band or our vision for the future. Out of necessity we made the decision to handle vocals ourselves in what would become a "twin lead-singer" approach with Clay (guitars) and Rob (drums) both handling lead vocals, and with Dan (bass guitar), Clay, and/or Rob handling back-up vocals depending on who was singing lead. This twin lead-vocal approach has developed over the years and forms a key ingredient (and some have gone as far as calling it a trademark) of the band's sound.
Over the course of writing and recording our various Albums, EPs, and Single releases the band's sound has developed significantly. There are a handful of songs along our path that show the growth of our sound and are witness to a change in the band's direction creatively. We hope to have a chance to tell some of the stories about these key songs and what was going on at the time. We try to offer a bit of background on each song, and sometimes even the lyrics are posted, in the song description for anyone who might be interested in a bit more info about a song.
Since joining Sound Cloud, we have made some awesome new friends and met some great bands and artists. We really appreciate all who listen to our music and who have elected to follow us. Our sincerest thanks! We look forward to continuing to share our music, to making more new friends, and to continuing to discover new and inspiring music/artists/bands as we all grow together. THANKS TO ALL for sharing in our story and for allowing us to share in yours! Thanks again for listening to The Tribe!