August 30th, 2007
Dave Matthews marks his directorial debut with a video for new song "Eh Hee". The video was co-directed by longtime lighting and live video director Fenton Williams. The video will be released as a Free Download exclusively on iTunes on Tuesday, September 4th, 2007. It will remain Free for one week and then will be available to purchase.
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Also available to purchase on iTunes is the song "Eh Hee" on which Dave Matthews played all instruments. The song was produced by Dave Matthews and John Alagia. John Alagia has worked with Dave Matthews Band in the past as their producer for "Remember Two Things", "Recently EP" and "Busted Stuff".
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Dave Matthews Band played "Eh Hee" for the first time during the 2007 Summer tour on August 18th in Noblesville, IN. After the show the road crew hinted at the fact that the song would be released soon. There was some speculation on what this meant because "Eh Hee" was recently officially released as a live track on the Live At Radio City CD/DVD on August 14, 2007.
Read the Road Crew Notes from 08.18.07
DMBand.com Road Page NotesWe're having a blast out here. The Indy crowd left us feeling exhilarated after their warm reception over the past couple nights. The band are enjoying playing the new tunes. Tonight they debuted Eh Hee, a song Dave wrote a couple years ago after a trip to Africa. Look for it to be released soon. See you at Blossom on Monday.
The DMB Crew
Sunday, August 19
12:09 AM EDT
Dave Matthew also hinted in a recent interview with Rolling Stone where Dave mentioned that he created a drum loop for the song.
Yeah, but with the technology today, I think I used a pencil on my knee. Although I did record a song where I made a drum loop, actually playing the drums. It’s called “Eh Hee: - I don’t know what the hell that means. It sounds like it could have come out of the swamps of Louisiana, with a chant that’s not quite African, Native American or European but a mix of those things. We rented a warehouse, got a camera, found a modern dance troupe and made a video. I’m gonna leak it on MySpace.
Dave Matthews Interview
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To Watch the video: Click the link above, Click on Artist A-Z tab, scroll to and click on Dave Matthews and click the Interview Part 1/3, and the entire thing will play through. To go directly to the portion of the video that includes Dave Matthews discussing "Eh Hee", click on 3/3.
This is a unique release for Dave Matthews because despite performing this song with the band on the Summer tour this iTunes released was recorded and perform solo. Also this song and video is being released with out the support of an album. Dave Matthew Band have been in and out of the studio during 2006 and 2007 working on a new album, but there has been no official word on when a new DMB studio release can be expected.
DMB have been road testing many news songs this year which may or may not end up on a new album full band or solo... only time will tell.