Posted by gregor on Monday, August 4th, 2014
Posted by gregor on Friday, July 11th, 2014
pick up the 2776 record via amazon or wherever the hell you buy records. (1034)
Posted by gregor on Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014
the first time strand of oaks’ “end in flames,” i was smitten. then there’s the rest of timothy showalter’s debut, leave ruin, to say it moved me in ways most records dont, is an understatement. it was beautiful and honest, something my life needed 5 years ago, and well it still does. the next year brought me, pope killdragon, which was definitely a darker departure, at least musically, but timothy’s cut to the bone lyrics remained, and again, i found solace in them. i dont really care to know the backstory of songs, cause i make up my own interpretations, and ill be damned if whatever timothy was going through, at that time, didnt fit whatever i was dealing with at that my own personal juncture. this cycle continues with dark shores… so i wont beat a dead horse. the past 5 years havent been particularly easy for me, ive prob drank too much, didnt pay enough attention to my family, had my anxiety rule my world, etc… granted i wasnt an asshole, but i couldve been a much better person than i was, and i suspect timothy was in the same boat. its now 2014, in case you didnt know, and my life is better, still struggling, but better, and after listening to heal for about the 100th time, i can only gather timothy is in a better place too, and we as listeners/fans can only be thankful for that. heal is nothing like any of his previous 3, its loud as hell and glorious as shit. j mascis plays the geetar on the opener, “goshen 97,” for crying out loud! lyrically, he’s just as honest, just as beautiful, and i thank the world for artists like timothy showalter. his ode to jason molina, “jm,” is probably the best tribute i have heard, btw….
Posted by gregor on Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014
there are artists/bands that come into our lives that for a brief moment fill whatever void we are needing filled for that particular moment. we’ve all had them, and thats not saying its a bad thing, but for the lazy, like me, it is what it is. then there are artists like new orlenian, caleb caudle. he recently released paint another layer on my heart, and god damn if it aint damn near perfect. i am not clairvoyant, duh, but me thinks i have a pretty grasp on talent, and mr caudle has everything that would make an artist i will still be listening to in 10+ years. shit, maybe even 20 when im 60! hopefully the musical gods look down on him and grace him with longevity, cause he more than definitely deserves it. i love everything about paint another layer on my heart, they lyrics, the musicians, the lydia loveless backing vocals, everything. if you only listen to 5 records i post about this year, make sure this is one of them. i know this album was just released, and im going to enjoy every minute of it, but again i cant help but to think about whats next for caleb?
i should mention that the “trade all the lights” video is all new orleans, and its absolutely gorgeous. i only love two cities, one being chicago, the other new orleans… and yes, thats lydia loveless backing him up on “trade all the lights” and “how’d you learn”
Posted by gregor on Sunday, June 22nd, 2014
lions in the street is one of them bands i wish i heard more from, but still, i love everything i have heard no matter the frequency of their output. they have a new record out, which i am just listening to, and its called just a little bit more. if you like loud rock n roll records with some tints of country, ala the stones, there is no reason in the world you wouldnt love this record, or anything these guys have put out. you can actually grab the record for “free” via noisetrade, but i highly, highly recommend throwing em some cash. shit is definitely worth it.
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 (1021)
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.