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TONIGHT: The Sound Awake at The Chapter House 10pm

I am super pumped about the show tonight: The Sound Awake at The Chapter House at 10pm. Be there, your mind will thank you.

 

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STUDIO MUSIC: Dum Dum Girls // End of Daze

Los Angeles and New York City based pop/rock four piece, Dum Dum Girls , release their fourth EP, End of Daze. Reminiscent of  80’s Heart, with fuzz and crunch like Crystal Stilts, this album is a gem.

LIKE: Sounds like Vivian Girls, Heart, Crystal Stilts and Le Sara.

LISTEN: to it for free here.

LOVE: more about the them here.

LIVE: See them live here. (They’re coming to NY on October 18th)

Photo credit as they appear: Tyson Wirtzfield, Faces Of EcstasyBEAR

BANDS: LOFTS & Sunday Vipers

I couldn’t wait to share with you this weekends show at The Chapter House on Saturday, September 15, 2012 at 10pm. Headlining is local/Brooklyn based duo, LOFTS. Guitarist and singer Bruce Hyde together with Johnny Zachman on synth, create a palette of fuzz drenched guitars, bluesy vocals and perfectly executed synth. Sample their soon-to-be-released self-titled LP here.

A little about  Hyde:

What are you listening to:  Lots of stuff, at the moment I’m playing Roxy Music’s first record.
Favorite piece of gear: 65 Fender Jazzmaster
Digital or Analog:  Analog!! We record all our stuff to tape

And opening the night with Steve Gollnick on guitar and vocals, Billy Cote on guitar and Walt Lorenzut on drums is the trio, Sunday Vipers. 

I asked Gollnick the same questions:

What are you listening to:   Various punk and post-punk, avant-jazz, electronic, along with lots of old-school reggae and soul music
Favorite piece of gear:    at the moment, my cheapo electric 12 string
Digital or Analog:   both… it’s all about how you use it….

 

An exciting package

After a wonderful date night dinner at Mercato, my husband and I arrived home to find a package waiting for us.

Its incredible that a years worth of Nick’s hard work can be squeezed on to these beautiful little download cards! Get your own tape and download card at The Sound Awake’s Album/Tape Release Party, with BLOW! and Angry Mom Records,  at The Chapter House next Saturday, November 5,  at 9pm. Check out The Sound Awake’s new website by clicking here.

*The Sound Awake’s album art and website design is by yours truly

STUDIO MUSIC: Big Scary

After spending a week falling in love with Big Scary’s compilation record Four Seasons,  I finally purchased it. I love this record and wanted to share it with you!

About the Band: Originally from Melborne, VIC Australia, Gorgeous girl drummer meets Beautiful boy strummer. Big Scary is completely inspired by weather and influenced by Bon Iver, Arcade Fire, Jeff Buckley.

“Big in its ambition and almost scary in its scope, depth and range, Big Scary’s music knows no boundaries, moving effortlessly between howling, fuzzed-out garage rock, intricate, pastoral piano and sublime rainy-day ballads. Beginning in 2006, Iansek and Syme started making music with acoustic guitars and egg shakers. After a year-long break, the two returned to the still-unnamed project in 2008 with new ideas and new instruments—electric guitars and drum kits and mandolins and ukuleles. Unconcerned with any notion of genre, and drawing on their formal training-Iansek in piano, Syme in jazz drumming—the two let their writing take them where it may. This process, then as now, continues onto the stage, where Iansek and Syme’s remarkable chemistry allows them to play each song as they feel it in the moment, to follow searing rock numbers with exquisite hushed balladry.”[TheBigScary]


About the Music: “In mid 2010, the band released the first of four seasonally themed, limited-edition EPs. With these releases, Big Scary showed themselves capable of translating the vagaries and glories of each season-the flurry of rich colour in autumn, the quiet bleakness of winter, the renewal of spring, the majesty of a summer thunderstorm—into utterly compelling music, as full of heart as it is free of pretension. In February 2011 all four EPs were compiled onto one LP as ‘The Big Scary Four Seasons”[triplejunearthed].

Check out their video below: