Today’s Dose is from a three track demo by Oakland based Strange Ideas, the project of Matthew Hable. we recommend that you check it out at the BandCamp link below, its very interesting, and if this is a hint at his future work, he’s someone worth watching.
“It kicked off in the summer of 2013 like a rabid wildebeest: Primitive folk singer-songwriter Matthew Hable launched his latest musical vision, Strange Ideas, and hasn’t looked back. Though billed as a solo project, the Oakland-based performer usually enlists a drummer and bassist for his live shows.
“The Monterey native cites his influences in legit, record store-geek fashion: “psych folk (Kurt Vile, Syd Barrett), garage rock (The Velvet Underground, The Kinks, Thee Oh Sees), oldies soul (Otis Redding, Bill Withers, Fats Domino) and some traditional country influences (The Carter Family, Hank Williams).”
“For its first live performance on Jan. 25, 2014, at Pierce Ranch Vineyards in Monterey, Strange Ideas opened for Jake Bellows (Saddle Creek Records). The show sold out. The buzz was on.” [Bio]
Interview: Brian Jackson of The Awareness Group with Kye Alfred Hillig and Daniel G. Harmann and Pete Jordan
A few months ago, Brian Jackson of The Awareness Group decided to reach out to smaller communities, local concert rooms, and other unique venues and communities touring with some of his favorite artists.
Daniel G. Harmann, Kye Alfred Hillig and Pete Jordan of Cloud Person joined him on his quest. The tour was amazing and when they stopped at Main Street Studios we spoke to all of them about why they’re doing this, learned more about Pete Jordan (we’d done interviews with both Daniel and Kye previously) and spoke to Brian directly about his goals with The Awareness Group.
Full of Snakes is apparently a phrase their drummer Scott Stitzer made up to describe how he felt after a night of hard drinking, but when you hear the subjects lead singer Nick Morrison tackles throughout the album, they say it could easily describe the struggles, inner demons, anxieties, fears, and confused emotions coiling through his mind while transitioning from youth to adulthood.
The first song from the album is “Philadelphia,” a portrait of the city they live in, and love. Also, for another excellent feature, check out the embedded video below for a more demonstrative example of what to expect from this promising release.Download Philadelphia HypeMachine
Leptus is a indie/alt-rock band from Worcester, Massachusetts. From My Kirkbride Cubicle is their latest full-length release, a horror themed collection of noisy alt-rock.
One review of the album says this track has a “Cure/Smiths/Pixies sound to it” – which is why we like it too.
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Hosted this week by Peter Clitheroe of Suffolk 'n' Cool
Their first live album, recorded in front of an audience for Australian radio station Triple R’s Thursday live-to-air sessions in 2011. This was the first time they had performed most of these songs live and was perhaps the best show of this incarnation of the band.
Martin Kennedy: Guitar, Mark Wendt: bass, Michael Evans-Barker: drums, Kaz Sieger: keyboards
The album has just been released, as a free download, from the BandCamp link below.
“The Pressure’s On” by Louise Golby East Anglia
“Home Sweet Home” by Sample Answer Dublin
“Spiders featuring Gabby Young” by Birdeatsbaby London
“Please Don’t Love Me” by Jazz Morley Dorset
“Too Much to Hold” by Charlotte Ward Devon
“Open Up the Sky” by Holly [...]
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Yes poppets, another fine collection of independent music from some of the best artists on the planet including
Alloise – Tell Me Of Fire, Smilex – Wasted Youth, David Garlitz - I Like The Way You Move, Jen Olive _ Death of Me, Josephine and The Artizans – Dies Irae, Avishkaar - Kabse Dil, NicK TaNn – Can’t Stop Missing You
Detroit Michigan’s BLUE MTN BELLE have released their self-titled four song indie-folk flavored EP this past March, apparently inspired by Bukowski, antique furniture, and the wild west, with production work performed by John Katona of Dog & Panther.
The track Silent Film is a downtempo gem, one of the more powerful pieces I’ve heard thus far during the year, with a picture perfect narrative and voice that could easily frame the action for Swanson, Pickford, Garbo or Clara Bow in any number of the old silents. I could definitely see the video for this being a short section of old obscure public domain film from those expressive artful years of early cinema.
The group has toured all over the country but spends of time in Detroit, playing shows and arranging all different kinds of music opportunities to restore Detroit to it’s former glory.
Check out the rest of the EP below at Bandcamp, as well as a live video we’ve embedded below of another favorite, “Porcelain Girls.”Download Silent Film HypeMachine
This week on The Bugcast: We discuss some sad stuff and some crazy stuff, and we play 8 cracking tracks of Creative Commons music!Songs played
- The TenGooz – I’ve Had The Blues – from Tsukuba, Japan – source
- John Option – My Monkey (single version) – from Reggio Emilia, Italy – source
- Anne Davis – Get Lost – from Jackson, MS – source
- Carly James – No Fool To Cry – from California, US – source
- Robert Avellanet – The Limit – from Los Angeles, CA – source
- The Smoothies – Macadam – from Limay, France – source
- The Way I Am – Answer My Call – from Paris, France – source
- North Unity Sound – Lord Bitum – Raggamuffin A L’Ancienne – from Barlin, France – source
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“In an industry built on selling trends and big budgets, it can be hard to find music created with purpose and meaning rather than just a target demographic. Since 2012, Young Ones, of Tyler, Texas, have been crafting a unique mix of alt rock, indie rock and pop punk to produce a passionately catchy sound that has carried them from their first EP “So This Is Love” back in to the studio for 2014’s “A to B”. Built on the foundation of 5 B-side songs that were reworked and brought to a level that demanded releasing, “A to B” is reminiscent of the lost sounds of bands like Jimmy Eat World, Oasis, and Third Eye Blind. Armed with this new EP and a tightly executed live set, Young Ones will be pressing onward and upwards, striving to reach further than ever before.” [FB Bio]
With some announcements last month, I thought I’d put together a hours worth of music from bands scheduled to play at Hammerfest in March next year.
Orange Goblin: Vagrant Stomp (UK, Candlelight)
Sahg: Firechild (Norway, Indie Recordings)
Darkane: The Sinister Supremacy (Helsingborg, Sweden, Prosthetic)
Winterfylleth: A Memorial (UK, Candlelight)
RSJ: Nice Day Out (UK)
Hirax: LaBoca (USA)
October File: Reinvention (UK, Candlelight)
Waylander: Echoes of The Sidhe (N.Ireland, Listenable Records)
Evil Scarecrow: Vampyre Trousers (UK)
Devilment: Girl From Mystery Island (Ipswich, UK)
Alec Grefe is a musician from Stevens Point, Wisconsin who has just released a fourth album as a solo project entitled “Then & Now”. We’ve been told its a two-part album, wherein the first half is a bit louder with the second half made up of ambient tracks “short moments of reflection” in which you can “reflect on how things are now compared to then.”
I took a listen and while tonight I may prefer the louder brash shoegaze sound of “Lily,” the more reflective moments also hit the sweet spot. Check out the entire album at the BC link below, as well as a well put together video embedded further down this page.Download Lily HypeMachine
We’re going somewhat pop this week. Not exclusively and no, not your standard bland radio pop but some really rather interesting examples of how in the hands of real musical craft people every genre of music has the potential to surprise and delight.
Tracks this week all come via our good friends Adam, Heather, Vickki and the gang at Planetary Music in LA. I just mention that because its true – for no other reason!
Sophie Heppell and Melissa Walker spent the last six years perfecting the harmonies, grooves, calls and responses that became the Edmonton-based band Two Bears North. Heppell’s melodic sense, Walker’s incomparable groove and the addition of Nich Davies on drums have made the band unstoppable.
These two West Coast women finding each other in the prairies and bearing the North together; on a journey to figure out the complexities of the human psyche.
With upright and electric bass, vocal harmonies, electric guitar, synth, glockenspiel, violin, trumpet, drums and various percussion, Comeocean is bound to sound refreshing to music listeners anywhere. The entire album is an extended dialogue between the head and the heart. It is a constant yearning for comfort in our surroundings and relationships but realizing that becoming content and complacent may be the biggest fear of all.
They won the People’s Choice at the 2014 Edmonton Music Awards and their nine song debut album Comeocean was released December 2013.
Catch them in September at:
September 13, 2014 Kelowna, Canada @ Streaming Cafe
September 14, 2014 Vancouver, Canada @ Guilt and Co
September 19, 2014 Edmonton, Canada @ The Street Car
September 20, 2014 Edmonton, Canada @ Art in the Park
September 26, 2014 Calgary, Canada @ Broken City
September 27, 2014 Lethbridge, Canada @ The Owl
September 30, 2014 Saskatoon, Canada @ Vangelis
Body Fight Time – Eden Mulholland (Melbourne/Townsville/Auckland, Australia/NZ)
Eden Mulholland’s take on the pop music of the future comes complete with strange voices, ripped apart rhythms, momentary flashes from ethereal orchestras, and all with a complete disregard for genre boundaries. It may well be that Eden’s less conventional path in music -‐ he formerly was a contemporary dancer -‐ has helped shape his experimental approach to composition.
Ricky Birmingham: Drums
Eden Mulholland: pretty much everything else
Paris – Scenic Route to Alaska (Edmonton, Canada)
Scenic Route to Alaska is the story of three best friends from Edmonton, Alberta. Growing up together, Trevor Mann (lead vocals and guitar), Murray Wood (bass) and Shea Connor (drums and vocals), have been friends for as long as they can remember.
When they were first introduced to music, it wasn’t long before they had formed a band and began practicing together. Initially, the band was playing rhythm and blues, and rock and roll covers for hall shows and weddings but it wasn’t long before they were gaining demand around town. Becoming a kind of session band, the trio began backing up countless local artists of varying genres and accumulated the valuable performance experience that made them stand out as a mature young group.
After several years of this and having performed at nearly every venue in Edmonton, the trio finally made their move to create Scenic Route to Alaska in the summer of 2010.
The enthusiastic trio released their second full-length album, Warrington, recorded by Brad Smith and produced by Jay Sparrow, in June of 2014.
Westfjords – Stargroves (NYC, NY, USA)
Stargroves’ story begins like those of many indie bands, but unlike most such starry-eyed hopefuls, this dynamic group of NYC dreamers are making their fantasy a reality. Stargroves was the brainchild of NYU student and lifelong musician Teddy Watson, who fronts the band, writes their songs, and recruited its eclectic and talented members.
Inspired by upbeat, unique visionaries like Stars and Sigur Ros, in 2012 Teddy took an exotic three month hiatus to Iceland to get away from the constant drone of NYC and focus specifically on music. In the solitude of Reykjavic, Teddy relearned how to listen, to embrace the beauty of silence, and loudly celebrate the victories. Teddy returned to NYC with the majority of the debut album written.
The album is built on a full rhythm section that includes Teddy Watson (lead vocals, acoustic guitar, banjo), Charlie Rauh (lead guitar, supporting vocals), Bryan Percivall (bass guitar, supporting vocals), Brad Whiteley (keyboard, synthesizer), and Max Maples (drums). Featured vocals are by Abigail Breslin.
The album Stargroves was recorded at Threshold Studios in New York City o ver the course of a year and produced by Teddy and some fine engineering by Jeremy Sklarsky.
Good Morning, Boyfriend – Prom Date (New Orleans, LA, USA)
Prom Date’s first full-length album is a testimony to the complex nature of relationships. The ten songs on Portraits highlight how love grows and fades as the distance between people changes.
The group originated as a friend-rock band with penchant for pop music. Experimentation with electronic instruments drew the group to danceable pop music. Prom Date was born from this synthesizer awakening.
After years of playing across Louisiana, the band settled in New Orleans to hone their sound. A self-titled EP in 2012 resulted in several regional adventures on the way to SXSW. Later that summer, sessions at Magic Ranch Studios in Austin, TX became the cornerstone for Portraits.
Their album Portraits dresses everyday issues in fabulous clothing. It was self-released yesterday, when they played an album release shows in New Orleans. They have another in Baton Rouge on Friday followed by a tour in September.
8.8.14 Baton Rouge @ The Spanish Moon
8.9.14 New Orleans, LA @ Gasa Gasa
9.6.14 New Orleans, LA @ The Beatnik
9.11.14 Beaumont, TX @ Texas Rose Saloon
9.12.14 Austin, TX @ Carson Creek
9.12.14 Austin, TX @ Spider House
9.15.14 Fort Worth, TX @ Lola’s
9.17.14 Denton, TX @ Hailey’s Club
9.18.14 Shreveport, LA @ TBA
9.19.14 Texarkana, TX @ Silver Dollar
9.20.14 Memphis, TN @ The Buccaneer Lounge
Save Me – Moxi (LA, CA, USA)
Moxi is an indie pop duo from Los Angeles, CA, built on the dreamy vocals of Anna Nelson and surrounded by the moody, atmospheric keyboards of Andy Toy. Drawing on elements from pop, classic cinema, and 80′s new wave, Moxi sets Nelson’s distinct vocals on a backdrop of big drums and electronic textures.
“Through the Dark“, the follow up EP to 2013′s “In My Dreams” lives up to its name as darker, more beat-driven, and more of a wanderer than it’s predecessor.
Teaming up with Emmy award winning producer Bobby Hartry, Moxi plans to release “Through The Dark” in the fall of 2014 with CatBeach Music.
Get Your Shit Together – The Wet Secrets (Edmonton< Alberta, Canada)
Swampy bass lines, primal drumming, dancing ladies with brassy horn stacks, keys, congas, & vocal harmonies galore.
Formed on a dare by Lyle Bell, Trevor Anderson and Kim Rackel, the bass and horn heavy quintet burst onto the scene with 2006′s A Whale of a Cow CD. Written and recorded within one week of the band’s formation, it was a clarion call to anyone within earshot that The Wet Secrets had arrived.
Their shows at The Great Escape were, frankly, unforgettable. In the very best of ways.
Lyle Bell: Bass Guitar, Lead Vocals
Trevor Anderson: Vocals, Drums
Kim Rackel: Vocals, Trumpets
Emma Frazier: Vocals, Trombone
Paul Arnusch: Vocals, Keys, Congas
You can still catch the interview I did with Kyle and Trevor at TGE on SnC416
Dakota Brown Band joined us in Studio C last week while they were on tour of eastern Washington/Oregon and laid down a great live session and interview which you’ll hear on this show. Also, Claire and I gush about our new microphones, learn about children’s bicycles and play some great real-indie music.The Playlist Title Album Artist Shapeshifting Sam Joole Sam Joole Animals Conversationalist In-Flight Safety Romie Knows High Street Barton Blues Just Walden Skyway Drive-In Ladera Shane Alexander Sophomore The Mothers The Mothers Black Books One of the Same Kind – EP Alex Gregory Street Queen Free Music Feature The Greasy Slicks Run Away Run Away – single Keston Cobblers Club Green Light Green Light – unplugged single Alex Hart Moment Goes The Young Wild The Young Wild Dancin’ On My Knees DETROIT BLOCK PARTY The Infatuations Interview and Session with Dakota Brown Band Wolves The East End Session Planes On Paper Minnesotan Rag Now Serving… The Pornadoes Waiting For the Sun Wine Dark Sea Jolie Holland Love & Hate Reverb & Suction The Table of Contents After the Wall The Lost Weekend Sean Flinn and The Royal We Like God Session Two: Kye Alfred Hillig Kye Alfred Hillig My Young Love Was As Blind As Ray Charles And Half As Cold As Heat The Buddhist Kye Alfred Hillig
See you next week with interviews from Shane Alexander and Planes on Paper.
~JW and CR
They’re from Chicago, and this is from their recent album #GetNastyAndRich, The Gnar Wave Rangers
sent us this track. Check out the album via the BandCamp link below. Also the video they sent us. We don’t know much more. They say “Stay Gnarly”.
Well, what can I say. The dog ate my homework. Sorry I missed the last show but we’re back on track with Rathole Radio 130. Featuring the usual eclectic selection of music, the standard endless rambling from the host and just a pinch of chaos. Strap in and enjoy!
00:00 – Of The Pack – Sea The Shore – All Rights Reserved
29:33 – Paulo Pavan – Uolz – CC BY-NC-SA Licensed
EMAIL FROM JOE BURMEISTER – Isn’t this the same Biting Elbows that did the amazing FPS video? Anyway, cheers for the tunes.
41:47 – The Young Wild – Moment Goes – License Unknown
60:23 – Emerald Park – For Tomorrow – CC BY-NC-ND Licensed
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After settling in Somerville, MA, following a path of possibly dead-ending jobs near her roots in NYC, Abbie Barrett decidedly embraced her love for music. Living in a one-bedroom apartment that her friends refer to as “the dollhouse,” Barrett’s music reaches beyond the stereotype of what a “female” musician is, and through her wistful melodies, brings life to characters who rebel against their own destinies. With a wide ambit of influences she draws on—everything from Pink Floyd and Radiohead to Aimee Mann and Neil Young—she signifies this readiness to cross genre lines in order to best serve the song at hand.
The members of her band, The Last Date, all come from musical backgrounds and include Alec Derian (bass), Josh Kiggans (drums), and Jack Hamilton (keys). “Because of my writing background, thoughtful lyrics are important to me, but I’m not a fan of super cerebral, arty stuff. If people don’t want to sing along to my songs, then I’ve done something wrong,” Barrett said.
The group will be releasing it’s latest album, The Triples, in September.
[via Green Light Go]Download Here to Stay HypeMachine