Check out “Put A Light On” by Generationals, off the upcoming release of Heza (out 04/02/2013 via Polyvinyl). SXSWers, look for these dudes in Austin.
This past march, Invisible Children and Friends With Both Arms undertook an ambitious goal to film 25 bans while in Austin for SXSW. “The Silver Series” campaign serves as a platform for established, as well as up-and-coming artists to use their music as a tool for education and awareness. They aimed to present artists in unconventional spaces; from tree tops to empty swimming pools- filmed by the Invisible Children art team. The preliminary artists featured include Guards, Sun Airway, Mutual Benefit, Memoryhouse, Jeremy Messersmith, Spirit Family Reunion, Jesse Woods and Bahamas. They’re also proud to partner alongside longtime supporters, La Blogotheque for selected “Takeaway Shows” with Maps & Atlases and Vandaveer.
Here’s a couple of my favourites, Memoryhouse performing “Lately” and a different take on Sun Airway‘s “Put The Days Away”. Enjoy.
Just about to publish my picks for Canadian Music Week and SXSW, but before I do, here’s a couple things to tie you over. First off, check out the Grooveshark logo just to your left. It’ll open an ongoing playlist that I intend to update daily. Might be a good replacement for the old playlist I have going, which is a bit of a pain in the a$$ to update. Elsewhere,
–Checking out a few more tunes from Blake Mills, songs released on the newly formed vinyl label Analog Edition (started by Matt Carr from the blog Everybody Taste). Check out “Winter Song” and “Hey Lover”, the 7″ from Blake Mills.
–What Pi sounds like. Starts off meh, end sounds great. Math is fun.
–Pretty Much Amazing has a track called “Take Off Your Shirt” by Bibio. Reminds me a little of LCD Soundsystem and Jamaica.
Here’s the first single from Danish sextet Alcoholic Faith Mission off their forthcoming EP titled And the Running with Insanity. The EP follows the group’s recent tour of sold out shows last year throughout Europe, which propelled Alcoholic Faith Mission to return to the US on tour this year, after becoming one of the stand out acts of CMJ ’10. The band will also hit the Under the Snow Festival inMontreal on March 10th and the Knitting Factory in Brooklyn on March 15th, as well as dates at CMW and SXSW.
Check out “Running With Insanity”.
There’s something about Chris Bathgate’s track “No Silver”. Since posting it, I’ve had it on at least once a day. Now, I’ve come across his Bridgehouse Session at Mostly Midwest which has Chris playing an old dryer for percussion. Watch it here, Amazing. TheMichigan-based singer-songwriter has announced a series of tour dates that will take him around the East coast and Midwest, including a stop at SXSW. Bathgate will start the tour off solo, bare bones with a looping pedal and array of instruments as he is best known for, and will be joined by a full band later on in March and down at SXSW.
The White Sheet Winter Tour
1/25 – Secret Loft – Milwaukee, WI
1/26 – Project Lodge – Madison, WI
1/27 – Univ. of Kentuky – Lexington, KY
1/31 – Elbo Room – Chicago, IL
2/01 – The House – Dekalb, IL
2/04 – Dreamland Theater – Ypsilanti, MI
2/11 – Ottawa Tavern – Todelo, OH
2/12 – Scene MetroSpace – Lansing, MI
2/16 – Beachland Tavern – Cleveland, OH
2/17 – World Cafe Live – Philadelphia, PA
2/18 – Kennet Flash – Kennet, PA
2/19 – Pete’s Candy Store – New York, NY
2/22 – T.T. The Bears – Cambridge, MA
2/24 – Secret Show
2/25 – The Starving Artist – Keene, NH
2/26 – The Monkey House – Burlington, VT
2/28 – Allen St. Hardware – Buffalo, NY
3/01 – The Bug Jar – Rochester, NY
3/16-20 -SXSW – Austin, TX