Twelfth Replica set to release debut CD

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AMHERST - By Embracing the Past, Twelfth Replica are making big plans for their future.

The local rock band has finished recording its debut CD, Embracing the Past, and hopes to have it released later this summer. But that will just be the start, according to guitarist/vocalist Steve Boudreau.

"It's a warm-up album, a demo album, really," he said. "But it's a good product we're putting out. There's a song there for everyone."

Together for the past three years, when Boudreau and drummer Shawn Langille met and started jamming, Twelfth Replica has a hard rock sound but with classic rock elements. The band took its name from an Internet search engine, and the fact that Boudreau was born with 12 fingers. Yes, really.

Twelfth Replica set to release debut CD

AMHERST - By Embracing the Past, Twelfth Replica are making big plans for their future.

The local rock band has finished recording its debut CD, Embracing the Past, and hopes to have it released later this summer. But that will just be the start, according to guitarist/vocalist Steve Boudreau.

"It's a warm-up album, a demo album, really," he said. "But it's a good product we're putting out. There's a song there for everyone."

Together for the past three years, when Boudreau and drummer Shawn Langille met and started jamming, Twelfth Replica has a hard rock sound but with classic rock elements. The band took its name from an Internet search engine, and the fact that Boudreau was born with 12 fingers. Yes, really.

It was within the past year that they became focused on the album, which they recorded with Chris Thomas at Amherst Music Studio. Unfortunately bassist Andrew Allen left the band to move to Alberta just prior to the recording, so Boudreau had to look after four-string duties in the studio.

They are now seeking a new bass player to complete their three-piece lineup, and have a few candidates in mind, according to Boudreau, who got his start as a musician in the Yarmouth scene that also produced members of Wintersleep.

The 10 songs on the album are all originals consisting mainly of collaborations between Boudreau and Langille, but also featuring a few tracks written by Boudreau several years ago, hence the album title.

"It was a lot of work, but it turned out pretty good," said Langille. "It was a good experience but it's going to be even better for the second one. It's a learning procedure right now."

With the album complete, the band is now deciding how to market it. "Sunday Hero" has emerged as a potential lead single. To listen to that and other tracks, visit the band's website at www.myspace.com/twelfthreplica.



awagstaff@amherstdaily.com

Geographic location: Alberta, Yarmouth

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  • Barbara
    January 18, 2010 - 11:06

    I've been listening to these guys 'jam' for the past couple years and am impressed with their sound and talent. This album should appeal to any and all rock lovers....regardless of their age. I've listened to the tracks on their myspace page, and can hardly wait to hear the complete CD!