new stuff from five eight

Posted by gregor on Thursday, March 31st, 2011

athens’ five eight, i had never heard of em until some folks on twitter, who’s opinions i trust, started tossing their name around and proclaiming them to be quite grand – my words not theirs. well, ive listened to their recently released, and i think first record w the original lineup in 14 years, your god is dead to me now, and it is indeed pretty fuckin awesome. there’s a record that comes to mind that made a huge huge splash back in 03 that kinda catapulted the band into some kind of stardom. well, at least within a certain sect of people. that record being the wrens’ meadowlands, and me thinks if enough people gave this record a real hard listen it could make such an impact. subject matter-wise, their quite on par, but musically they have a very silkworm kinda sound, or does silkworm have a five eight kind of sound? anyway, definitely a contender for a top ten spot of the year. your god is dead to me now is being released, or was released, via iron horse records.

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2 Responses to new stuff from five eight

  1. Jeffcmmngs50 says:

    Hey Gregor,
    Thanks for mentioning these guys. I have been going to Five-Eight shows since 1994 and they are still my favorite “local” band. Check out their release “The Good Nurse”.

    J Cummings
    Athens, Ga

  2. Max Fischer says:

    Same here. Oh, in a perfect world they’d get their due. From I Learned Shut Up to this one, 5/8 has continued to make heartfelt songs that deserve to be out there to the masses. Thanks for the great blog Gregor.

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