just the facts: landlady “dying day”

Posted by gregor on Monday, May 12th, 2014


off upright behavior due out 7.15 via hometapes
landlady bandcamp / facebook / twitter


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it came from the youtubes! kexp edition, including afghan whigs, throwing muses, etc…

Posted by gregor on Saturday, May 10th, 2014


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help american aquarium make “wolves” and live at lincoln theatre, 8.25.12

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
4. tennessee
5. i aint going to the bar tonight
6. saturday nights
7. st marys
8. harmless sparks
9. jacksonville
10. louisiana beauty queen
11. good fight
12. casualties (809)

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hallelujah the hills “do you have romantic courage” – video

Posted by gregor on Thursday, May 1st, 2014

this apparently premiered on spin early today. all i have to say is c’mon ryan who reads spin?!?!?!?!? still saying this is my favorite record of the year, but a new record was brought to me today that, honestly, will probably overthrow it. (1149)

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jon lajoie “please use this song”

Posted by gregor on Wednesday, April 30th, 2014

if you’ve never checked out any of his other videos, the guy is hilarious, definitely recommend doing so. this one may be his best….. hilarious


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jason molina live in france, 11.21.07

Posted by gregor on Tuesday, April 29th, 2014

jason molina
photo by steven gullick

top of the evening. well, its been more than a year since we lost mr molina, and it stings as much today as it did back in march of ’13. there’s been a couple of molina cover comp’s that i should probably talk about, but maybe ill get it to another day. in the mean time, here is he at saint-ouen in france on 11.21.07, and its a lovely soundboard. also, here’s two tracks from his last magnolia record josephine, one of my personal favorites.

little sad eyes

1. leave the city
2. what comes after the blues
3. oh, punishment
4. dont this look like the dark
5. the dark dont hide it
6. down the wrong road both ways (1425)

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built to spill live from brisbane, australia, 1.2.08

Posted by gregor on Tuesday, April 29th, 2014


top of the day, folks! been trying to get around to posting more but damn if life doesnt keep on getting in the way. had a 4 day birthday party extravaganza for my daughter, who just turned six, from thursday to sunday. that was fun, yet tiring. anyway, just like the title suggests. btw, arent we due for a new built to spill record by now? thanks to audiowhore for the recording.

1. intro tunning
2. traces
3. center of the universe
4. time trap
5. wherever you go
6. reasons
7. twin falls
8. third uncle (brian eno)
9. car (1223)

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a day in the life of the captains dead inbox

Posted by gregor on Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014

so decided to post whatever showed up in my inbox yesterday. i only had one condition, the email had to include a soundcloud link. i probably got a total of 75 emails yesterday and these were the only ones with links to soundcloud or bandcamp – there was one. there were quite a few youtube videos, and just random announcements that mostly bordered on ridiculous. also, i would say a good 95 percent of what i am sent, i would never ever listen to. so people are just throwin shit against a wall in the hopes that a piece finds a crack.

bastard mountain

freeman aka gene ween

arto lindsay

yuba diamond

o death

danger village springtime mix

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sunny day real estate “lipton witch” – new song

Posted by gregor on Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014

this is from a record store day split release w circa survive. its their first new song since 2000, and gotta be honest this is pretty awesome. i hate linking to pfork, but here is more info on the whole ordeal. (1595)

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superchunk “slack motherfucker” – live from coachella

Posted by gregor on Sunday, April 20th, 2014


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Captains Dead Blog

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