Monday, July 27, 2009

Eat Sugar gets 5 out of 5 stars in City Beat

"If you were to place a bet as to what local band will be the next to follow the likes of Bad Veins, Pomegranates and Daniel Martin Moore into the ranks of 'nationally acclaimed'." Love it. Click Here to Read More..

Friday, July 24, 2009

Week 6 of Golden Bloom exclusive

The time has come for Ryan's Smashing Life to offer their exclusive track, “Dead Petals”, from Golden Bloom’s forthcoming album, Fan the Flames and with it they’ve included an interview with the man behind the music, Shawn Fogel.

Ryan’s Smashing Life says of the new record, “We are already convinced that this album will prove to be one of the year's best new releases. (It's late July and I saw this with confidence.) Yes, Fan the Flames is that good.”

During the interview Fogel touches on the recording process and how certain instruments and even an accident played a key role in the overall sound of the album. Fogel recalls, “I fell in love with the glockenspiel while making this record, and you can hear it on more than half of the songs. "More glock in the rock!" became my mantra in the studio.”

He then touches on the exclusive track "Dead Petals" and admits, "If you listen carefully you can hear Roger's cat Chatterbox walking across the piano at the very end of the second verse. You'd think that when a cat mashes some dissident notes while you're rolling tape you'd scratch the track and go for another take, but Roger and I looked at each other and said 'that's a keeper'." Click Here to Read More..

Monday, July 13, 2009

Sunday Music Spotlight-Golden Bloom

Pop Culture Will Eat Itself asks the question, "How can one guy do all this, and do it so well? I don’t have an answer to that question, but I can tell you this: whatever he decides to do in the future, I’m in." Click Here to Read More..

Wednesday, July 08, 2009

Alan Cohen Experience Video Creates Match Made in Heaven

Magnet says in their Film At 11 feature: "In January, producers Roger Greenawalt and David Barratt set out to record every Beatles song: on ukulele. The video for the Alan Cohen Experience’s "Your Mother Should Know" mixes Oedipus with Sarah Silverman, which to us seems like a match made in heaven.(But Silverman should know: She slept with God.) Click Here to Read More..

Monday, July 06, 2009

The New Up Announces Tour

The New Up announce national tour dates in support of the national release of Better Off on August 18th. Wrapped in effusive female fronted melodies, darkened by whirling guitars while juxtaposing hard-hitting 00s alternative with psychedelic overtones, The New Up awaken lusty social revelations that call upon hope with their new EP Better Off, the second EP of a three-part series.
8/21/2009-Bottom of the Hill, San Francisco
8/22/2009-Cellar Door, Visalia, CA
8/23/2009-Viper Room, Los Angeles
8/24/2009-Soda Bar, San Diego, CA
8/28/2009-Vinos, Little Rock
8/31/2009-Caledonia Lounge, Athens, GA
9/2/2009-Alley Katz , Richmond, VA
9/3/2009-Outback Lodge, Charlottesville, VA
9/4/2009-The Red and the Black, Washington DC
9/6/2009-Cedar's Lounge, Youngstown, OH
9/9/2009-The Robin Hood, Kent, OH
9/11/2009-The Dark Room, Chicago
9/12/2009-Cactus Club, Milwaukee
9/17/2009-Zebra Lounge, Bozeman, MT Click Here to Read More..

Friday, July 03, 2009

Week 3 of Golden Bloom Exclusive mp3s

The world exclusive review of Golden Bloom's 'Fan The Flames' is now available at Click Here to Read More..