Friday, January 22, 2010

Album released

"Further On" is now officially available from Stickfigure Recordings! Thanks to those who made this possible, you know who you are... but especially thanks to Gavin Frederick, Travis Thatcher, and Jon Lukens. If you'd like a copy of the album, you can get it here.

Thanks to everyone who came out to the release party last night, it was a lot of fun. I'm grateful to Recompas and Nigredo for being on the bill.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Further On review

Hey everybody,

In the new issue of Creative Loafing, there's a kind review of Further On and a brief blurb about the release show tomorrow night. I'm blessed.

And, Nathaniel from Recompas' new tape comp (I'm on it, so are some other great peoples) is finally out, be sure to track him down to get a copy. I believe he will have some at the show tomorrow night.

Monday, January 11, 2010

5 weird but good records from 2009:

I listened to a ton of records last year, and while this isn't even my top ten, I wanted to write about five unique things I listened to last year.

- Akiro Kosemura "Polaroid Piano" Pianos and guitars hover around amidst atmospheric recordings, this album manages to sound randomly forward thinking by never falling into the traps of sounding too "lo-fi." It sounds intimate without being sappy, it's just a little island unto itself.

-- Wolves in the Throneroom "Black Cascade" Metal in a year that I didn't really listen to metal... this album was a slow grower for me and like the Krallice album in 2008 became my choice for weird, near mystical metal.

--- Alfheimr "These Songs We Sing Will Fade to Silence" Not quite postrock but definitely in that vein, and I haven't really been listening to anything like this lately. But this album has enough variety and textures to keep my interest, go figure.

---- Landing "You Can't Hide Your Love Forever v.5" Mind boggling single from a band I've loved for years, it's two delicate pieces of bedroom/brain music. I'm glad they're back.

----- Subway "Subway II" Kraut-y, groovy dance music with tons of synthesizers and great percussion patterns, as good for dancing as driving around by yourself at night.

synthesizers 1

A couple months ago I got a Crumar Orchestrator from all around good guy Travis Thatcher; so my newest synthesizer is actually the oldest one. It's a great piece of equipment though, the string sounds can be modified quite a bit, and you can make some pretty buzzy low end notes. Anyhow, I'm playing it in the upcoming Warning Light show, and it's kind of become my go to synthesizer for string parts.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Roman Photos tour

2010 Tour: The band I'm also in is hoping to play the following places, let us know if you can help or have any ideas.

March 5th- Columbia, SC
March 6th- Chapel Hill, NC
March 7th- Richmond, VA or Washington DC
March 8th- Baltimore, MD
March 9th- Providence, RI
March 10th- Boston, MA
March 11th- Philadelphia, PA
March 12th- Washington, DC or Richmond, VA
March 13th- Asheville, NC

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