Monthly Archives: March 2017

YAHOO! MUSIC PREMIERES R.RING’S NEW “CUTTER” VIDEO

CLICK HERE TO WATCH R.RING’S NEW “CUTTER” VIDEO VIA YAHOO! MUSIC
Video Premiere: R. Ring Debuts ‘Cutter’
Wendy Geller

For those who aren’t sure who makes up the duo R.Ring, the pairing happens to be Kelley Deal of the Breeders and Mike Montgomery of Ampline. Both musicians are enjoying a change of direction from their main projects to concentrate on a unique, sparse sound very different from what fans might expect.

Yahoo Music is pleased to debut the video for “Cutter,” which is from their forthcoming debut Ignite The Rest. The release features some guest appearances from friends: the bits of drumming that appear are courtesy of Laura King (Mac MaCaughan and the Non-Believers, Fleshwounds), Leo DeLuca (Southeast Engine), and professional skateboarder Kristian Svitak. The cello arrangements are by Lori Goldston (Earth / Nirvana).

‘Cutter’ is one of the first songs Kelley and I ever worked on together,” explains Montgomery of the track. “She had this percussive vocal melody and chugging rhythm… we sat on the couch and recorded a little demo of our first run-through of it and then spent the next five years trying to recreate that tiny ball of fury that the s***ty little phone mic picked up. There was something really exciting about that smooshed angularity with hyper-accentuated treble that we couldn’t quite recapture in a ‘proper’ studio setting.

“The decision to add Laura King’s ferocious, garbled drum bursts to lock in the pulse will go down as one of R.Ring’s great life choices, rivaled only by our decision to ask Seattle-based artists Clyde Petersen and Chris Looney to do a video for the song. Clyde and Chris’ imagery captures perfectly those feelings of shame, isolation and aggressive carelessness that the lyrics evoke.”
https://www.yahoo.com/music/video-premiere-r-ring-debuts-cutter-161950306.html

 

ALLMUSIC PREMIERES THE KNITTS’ NEW “RETREAT” ALBUM!

Click here to listen to The Knits’ new “Retreat” album in its entirety via AllMusic!

Album Premiere: The Knitts, ‘Retreat’
By Chris Steffen

​Los Angeles five-piece the Knitts delivers a set of rowdy, irony-free rock and roll on its debut LP, Retreat. Though some of the songs have been in the band’s repertoire for as long as six years, they finally put them down with help from producer Michael Leonhart, with the album set for a March 3 release on Knitting Factory Records. Opening track “She Likes the Idea of Gold” manages to careen through three distinct sections in three and a half minutes, all of it confidently exuberant. That energy carries throughout the album, as even the slower tracks like “Sorry Sonny” and “Lovers Take in Their Own” carry a charmingly unpolished swagger.
http://www.allmusic.com/blog/post/album-premiere-the-knitts-retreat

THE BLUEGRASS SITUATION PREMIERES HEATH GREEN & THE MAKESHIFTERS’ NEW TRACK!

Click here to listen to Heath Green & The Makeshifters’ new song “Ain’t Got God” via The Bluegrass Situation!

LISTEN: HEATH GREEN & THE MAKESHIFTERS, ‘AIN’T GOT GOD’
February 24th, 2017 / BY BGS STAFF

Artist: Heath Green & the Makeshifters
Hometown: Birmingham, AL
Album: Heath Green & the Makeshifters
Release Date: March 3, 2017
Label: Alive Naturalsound Records

In Their Words: “It was a freezing day outside and drizzling just enough to stay irritated. I had to go work in this mess. I would sing to keep my mind off how cold it was in my truck that had no heat. When I started to sing that day, ‘Ain’t Got God’ just came out. It was about a 10-minute drive and, by the time I got there, the song was done. It wrote itself.” — Heath Green
Photo credit: Melinda Green
http://www.thebluegrasssituation.com/read/watch-heath-green-makeshifters-aint-got-god

  • Tour Dates

    • 03/31/17 THE WHISKEY GENTRY in Johnson City, TN at Willowtree
    • 04/01/17 THE WHISKEY GENTRY in Knoxville, TN at Barley’s Taproom
    • 04/07/17 THE WHISKEY GENTRY in Atlanta, GA at Center Stage
    • 04/07/17 THE KNITTS in Los Angeles, CA at Maui Sugar Mill
    • 04/08/17 THE WHISKEY GENTRY in Athens, GA at 40-Watt Club
    • 04/15/17 M ROSS PERKINS in Knoxville, TN at Boyd’s Jig & Reel
    • 04/23/17 THE KNITTS in Fullerton, CA at Continental Room

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