The DOVES

 

Click on image for video.  Blog entry at tab, or HERE.

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The DOVES latest vid — “Let Me Go”.  Vintage 1960s NFL, “Charlton Heston”, double-entendre (“let me go” — release me; allow me to do… ), and a tangential allusion to Romans 7:24 (click on image; more info at BLOG):

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Here is the VIDEO for the title track from The DOVES forthcoming compilation, “By and By”: 

 “While we were talking, now —

I grew much older.  Seems like a knot in time

suddenly came untied…”

Please read more at our blog entry, HERE.

    

    

Album release date TBA — Fall of 2017.

"By and By" (1989) video HERE.

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The video for "Facebook Famous" is now on YouTube.  Click HERE, or on thumbnail on the right side of the page.

"The DOVES provide a gently sardonic take on social media with the Nashville-flavored 'Facebook Famous'..."

Download HERE, or click "AUDIO" at the top of the page.  Thanks!

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The more connected we become, the more the space is
And where the groups all become one, that’s where our face is
It won’t be long until I don’t know what a “place” is
I’ll be a streaming virtual reality —
That’s facebook famous!

                              

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 The Alkleins -- "Blood Southern Streets (In My Town)"

Here is a bit of history —

Once upon a time, when they were young, Trena and Wade made a music vid, as a band that would later become The Alkleins (among other appellations). The VHS version of that video has been refurbished (somewhat) and can now be seen HERE. From our BLOG:

“Where have all of the years gone…?”

This vid captures a moment in the history of Macon, GA, USA. From its repurposed antebellum mansions, to its (former) industrial heart, to the public housing of Tindall Heights, to downtown and the Rookery (the tavern where I spent an inordinate amount of my time in those days, and the the ones that followed; as well as a considerable amount of my oddjob wages). Along the way, I got a light for a cigarette from a patron of Foxy’s Den on Poplar St. — not far from the back alley where someone had spray painted the graffito “White Riot”. Someone was obviously listening to the early Clash besides me… (read more at blog).

“Blood Southern Streets (In My Town)” will be included as a bonus track on the upcoming album “By and By”, by The DOVES, available in autumn 2017 on CD Baby, iTunes, etc. (and on CD).

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The DOVES latest video and release, "Confession":

 Click on "AUDIO" tab to listen and download; VIDEO here (and on right side of page); "BLOG" and "BIO" for more info.

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The DOVES announce the release of our latest single — “Pulse”.  

Click HERE for video; download at AUDIO tab.  From our BLOG entry:

 

 “The 120 mph motorcycle spree through the stalled traffic of the rush hour metropolis…

 Standing on the edge, with nothing between between you and the ground but 3,000 feet of air and a nylon canopy folded into a pack…

To feel your heart pumping in your chest, adrenaline firing every nerve in your body, dancing on the razor thin line between life and death, with no margin for error.

To escape, if only for a moment, the bland banality of a world devoid of significance, where meaning and purpose have been evacuated, and everything runs together into a homogenous slurry of mass-produced objects and images and sensations.

To go beyond the limit of fear, into an immediacy which screams with extreme danger, and enter into a mode of existence where you are truly and fully alive…

 Or to sit in peaceful contemplation of such a phenomenon.

 Either way, the steady drumbeat of your “Pulse” — thump, thump, thump —

 is all that stands between you and eternity.”

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The DOVES new song and video release: “The Day You Were Born”!

The DOVES return to their 20th century pop rock roots with “The Day You Were Born”. Big blocks of melody, harmony, and rhythm define this catchy radio-friendly “love letter”. “A universe of loneliness” surrounds us, demanding “proof — so show me”. So “throw your arms around…” your beloved “like the day (they) were born…”

Click the “Audio” tab to download: video widget(s) on the right side of this page.

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The DOVES are pleased to announce the release of our latest song and video, “King of Kings”!

Come celebrate the King!  Sing along with The DOVES in joyful gospel praise of Jesus Christ in His exclusive office as Creator of “time and space (and) energy!”  “King of Kings” will have you clapping your hands, closing your eyes, and swaying to its soothing melody, and strong but stately rhythm.  Perfect for worship service, or personal devotion!

Please click here to view the beautiful imagery of God’s creation in the “King of Kings” video (or click on the thumbnail at the right side of this page).  “King of Kings" can be downloaded at the “Audio” tab on this site, or you can click here to access The DOVES CD Baby page directly (also available on iTunes, etc.).  

If you think that this song has merit, we ask that you please share the video link on your Facebook page or via email --

(   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=miL7i118gNg  ).  Thanks, and God bless!

And click on our blog entry for more info about “King of Kings” (also available on our download pages).

 

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 The DOVES video for our latest tune, “Why Did You Hurt Me?”, is now on YouTube!

You can click the song title, above. Or the thumbnail on the right side of the page. Scroll down the page to select from our 11 other vids: download at the “Audio” tab on this site.

More info on “Why Did You Hurt Me?” below (on this page); at the “Audio” tab; and on our Blog (tab).

This one is aimed “straight at the heart”. We hope you enjoy it – look for our next release, “King of Kings”, later in August!

  

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Welcome to The DOVES new website!  We truly appreciate you stopping by, and hope you’ll check out our AUDIO tab to listen to and download our music; and our VIDEOs, which appear as clickable thumbnails running down the right side of every page (more vids available at the tab); and our BIO, etc.

Our latest single, “Why Did You Hurt Me?” is now available on this site, and through most digital outlets. 

 

 

 “Why Did You Hurt Me?”, the latest single by The DOVES, arrives like an echo of a WLS AM broadcast from the golden age of radio.  Trena Stooksberry’s soulful vocal evokes those of Brenda Lee, Connie Francis, and Patsy Cline; while Wade’s guitars provide counterpoint, and a reverb-soaked lead.  All supported by the sturdy foundation of Joey Stuckey’s broad-shouldered bass line. 

 “Why Did You Hurt Me?” adds a piquant twist to the The DOVES growing catalog: 

The “musical smorgasbord” of their 6-song EP, “Day (One)” which ranges from acoustic lament (“Dirty Words”), to guitar-driven New Wave (“Day”), to electronic synth (“Some More Than Others”), to glorious chorale (“Out of the Wood”), to “grunge meets Latin in Motown” ("Angeline"), to soulful blues (“Everybody’s Happy But Me”) –

 

 

 their follow-up “double-sided single” of catchy pop-rock, “Wild and Strange/Shut My Mouth”

 

 

and their most recent offerings, “Mirage” (a galloping reflection on the boundaries of reality:  is our world really a “Mirage”?) 

 

 

and “The Fine Line” (the pathos involved with choosing to “walk the line”, a la Johnny Cash – or not to). 

 

 

The DOVES express an effortless shifting of musical genres that confirm what Dan Herman of Radio Crystal Blue remarked on the “Novus Ordo” broadcast of 12/07/14:  “they have something unique up their sleeve…”