Posted by gregor on Monday, June 9th, 2014
here is what i believe to be the second video from courtney jaye’s love and forgiveness which was one of my favorite records of 2013. it debuted earlier today on boxx, and if you wanna read more about the song/video clicky here. follow courtney on twitter. you can grab love and forgiveness and exotic sounds of… for ridiculously low prices on amazon (949)
Posted by gregor on Thursday, June 5th, 2014
kinda of sad i am just now posting this video off miss shevaughn & yuma wray’s most excellent sophomore record, lean into the wind. their 2012, we’re from here, was one of my favorites from that year, but sadly i lost about 6-8 months worth of posts during the great “hosting company went under and screwed me” debacle of 2012. either way, both records are super awesome, and cant recommend them enough. this one will definitely end up somewhere in my favorite records of 2014. btw, this video was partially taken at their actual wedding, which they were kind of enough to share with us at couch by couchwest. ive posted a couple down yonder, there were a total of 5 which you can find here.
buy lean into the wind via their bandcamp page.
Posted by gregor on Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014
what we have hear is baton rouge’s england in 1819, and their video for “pine” which features the lsu tiger girls, the southern university marching band and the runnels 9th grade drama class. you can buy the single for a name your price deal via their bandcamp page and while your over there check out some of their other records.
Posted by gregor on Monday, June 2nd, 2014
in case you havent seen it, here be the most awesome centro-matic video from the first single off my second favorite record of the year, thus far, take pride in your long odds. (1033)
Posted by gregor on Thursday, May 29th, 2014
hallelujah the hills….. so here we are again. your 2012 record, no one knows what happens next, ended up at number 3 on my favorite records of that year. looking back, knowing what i know now about that record, it maybe should’ve been number one. you know why? i still listen to it all the fucking time. here’s their deal, you may listen to one of their records, once. thats fine, you do whatever you want, but if you’re paying attention at all, you’ll realize something is there, and you’ll keep coming back. they make music that is equivalent to crack. i have never tried crack, but ive seen some documentaries, so im pretty much an expert. that first listen, it will burrow into your brain, or soul, or wherever you keep the precious. you probably wont even realize that it has happened, and thats the beauty of hallelujah the hills. that first time, you may not be impressed, but theres that hook, or lyric that will bring you back. then from there, its not one lyric, its 10, its not one hook, but 20…. this has been my experience with this band. their newest, and definitely greatest, have you ever done something evil, admittedly took about 3/4 listens to understand and its no way as immediately as “accessible” as “no one…” but its in the fucking sauce! they are not a band you’re just going to throw on for a good time, even though its a hell of a ride, they just aint that kind of band. ryan walsh is a master lyricist, his lyrics may seem to mean nothing, sometimes at least, but they can absolutely crush you. you can look at it, and so “oh thats nice” or look a little longer, and be like “holy shit!” i think i said last year that they were hitting their stride, but with this record, i will say they are pulling away from just about every band out there. if it doesnt continue to be and end up my favorite record of the year, i would be so very very very surprised.
Posted by gregor on Wednesday, May 14th, 2014
i had heard about this, but like everything in my life, i put it off. well, apparently retired canadian astronaut, chris hadfield, only had permission from the bowie camp to use the video for one year. he and his son worked on this, btw. sadly, that one year was up, i believe, yesterday. of course people started re-uploading the video, and well here we are. if you havent seen it, i cant recommend it enough. surprisingly has a good voice, and of course the stache! (660)
Posted by gregor on Saturday, May 10th, 2014
Posted by gregor on Friday, May 9th, 2014
so good friends of captains dead, well me, american aquarium are going into the studio in june to record their next record “wolves.” they have a bunch of awesome perks, including spending a weekend out on the road with em. you guys probably already know that i think they’re one of the best bands on the planet, and they’re just awesome human beings, so theres that. click here, help em out and feel good about yourself.
here is the record release party show for my favorite record of 2012, burn.flicker.die, at the lincoln theatre in raleigh on 8.25.12. thanks to dale glenn for the recording and if you want the flac version of this clicky here.
1. cape fear river
2. abe lincoln
3. katherine belle
5. i aint going to the bar tonight
6. saturday nights
7. st marys
8. harmless sparks
10. louisiana beauty queen
11. good fight
12. casualties (809)