Monthly Archives: May 2018

BIG THANKS TO WORLD CAFE FOR THE RECENT SPINS OF BLACK PUMAS’ NEW SINGLE!

The good folks at World Cafe have already spun Black Pumas’ new Colemine Records single “Black Moon Rising” three times on their nationally syndicated show (April 18, April 6th and 3/28).  Thanks ya’ll!

http://worldcafe.tumblr.com/tagged/World-Cafe-playlist

 

PUNK NEWS PREMIERES THE PREFAB MESSIAHS’ NEW TRIPPY VIDEO-ALBUM

Click here to watch The Prefab Messiahs’ new “Psychsploitation Today: The Video Album” via Punk News!

‘Check out the new mind-melting video album by The Prefab Messiahs!
Get ready to have your brain melted because, today, Punknews is debuting the new mind-trip by The Prefab Messiahs!

Psychsploitation Today: The Video Album is a tab of ’60s acid rock pulled into the present day. There’s a swinging guitar. There’s British invasion gang-chorus. There’s alien vocals. There’s grinding riff after grinding riff. And on top of that, the whole thing is presented as video that will make you feel like you got lost in the chemist’s basement for about a week. That is to say, a lot of stuff is trippy, but not much is as trippy as this while still swearing allegiance to unbridled rock n roll.

You ca n pick up the CD via Lollipop records and pick up the tape via Burger Records. Meanwhile, check out the audio-visual grey smatter scrambler below, right now!

https://www.punknews.org/article/66912/check-out-the-new-mind-melting-video-album-by-the-prefab-messiahs

SHINDIG! MAGAZINE RAVES ABOUT ARTHUR ALEXANDER’S NEW LP!

 

GLIDE MAGAZINE PREMIERES THE TILLERS’ LATEST VIDEO

Click here to watch The Tillers’ new video “River Boat Dishwashin’ Song” via Glide Magazine!

VIDEO PREMIERE: STRING FOLK OUTFIT THE TILLERS GET DOWN AND DIRTY WITH “RIVER BOAT DISHWASHIN’ SONG’

The Tillers have been thumping their own distinctive sound of string band style folk music for a decade, riding it all over the country and across the sea. Four studio albums and one live record have won them praise as modern folk storytellers of the national soundscape.

Mid-2017, The Tillers holed up at Candyland Recording Studio in Dayton, KY with producer Mike Montgomery (Jeremy Pinnell, The Breeders) and tracked ten new songs, live to 2” tape. The recordings showcase the diversity of their writing and musicianship, from hard-tackle thump to tender graceful melody – lightening-fast banjo to intricate guitar flat picking, plaintive fiddle, deep anchoring bass and clear tenor harmonies.

Fueled by life, family, history, travel and politics, the new self-titled LP is the band’s most engaging record to date. Singer-songwriter-guitarist Sean Geil says of the new record, “This album is definitely more aggressive than past efforts. At our core we are still a traditionally rooted string band, but I’d say our punk rock roots are more visible on this album. And the addition of Joe Macheret on fiddle has added a new dynamic and allowed us to explore new territories as well as fill out the overall sound.”

Today Glide is excited to premiere the hilarious video for one of the album’s rowdiest tunes. “River Boat Dishwashin’ Song” is a nostalgic meditation on Mike Oberst’s first job as a dishwasher. The song mixes old timey Appalachian music – the kind you can picture a ragtag gang playing in a circle on the deck of a riverboat – with a loose folk sound. The best part about the video and the song is that it’s totally based on a true story despite sounding like it could be an old tall tale. It also showcases The Tillers’ ability to let loose and have a good time with their instruments, and it’s easy to image the guys playing it while sitting around a campfire – on the banks of a river perhaps – and passing a bottle of moonshine.

Though his riverboat dishwashin’ days are long gone, his vivid and humorous memory of the incident provided perfect material for the song:

“I was 14 years old when I got my first job washing dishes on a floating restaurant just a quick bike ride away from my home on the banks of the Ohio River. It was a good job to have as my first and it kicked off a long career in the arts of dirty dish sanitation. I could come to work as dirty as I wanted to, feed the ducks, and take long breaks staring at the river just dreaming about the day I might cut the old boat loose and set off on a real adventure. That dream was cut short when she sprung a leak and sank during a lunch rush. Everyone survived to tell the tale. Yo-ho, yo-ho a dishwashers life for me!”

The Tillers self-titled album is out now on Vinyl, CD and Digital Platforms via SofaBurn Records.

THE TILLERS 2018 TOUR DATES

5/27 Martinsville, OH – Nowhere Else Festival

5/31 Bean Blossom, IN – John Hartford Memorial Fest

6/1 Bean Blossom, IN – John Hartford Memorial Fest

6/2 Batesville, IN – Happy Valley Bluegrass Fest

6/6 Indianapolis, IN – Summer Under The Sails Concert Series

6/9 Sayler Park, OH – Sayler Park Sustains

6/14 Urbana, IL – Iron Post

6/15 Eau Claire, WI – Blue Ox Music Festival

6/16 Davenport, IA – Raccoon Motel

6/23 Effingham, IL – Moccasin Creek Music festival

6/29 Lafayette, IN – Knickerbocker Saloon

7/5 Cincinnati, OH – Washington Park

7/14 Mt. Solon, VA – Red Wing Roots Music Festival

7/19 The Plains, OH – Eclipse Company Store

7/20 Cincinnati, OH – 3650 Warsaw Ave,

7/26 Huntington, WV – Camden Park

7/27 Huntington, WV – Camden Park

7/28 Lexington, KY – Cosmic Charlie’s

8/3 Madison, WI – Sugar Maple Folk Fest

8/25 Friendship, IN – Whispering Beard Folk Festival

7/2 Cookeville, TN – Muddy Roots Music Festival

(additional dates to be announced soon)

Photo credit: Michael Wilson

https://glidemagazine.com/206519/video-premiere-string-folk-outfit-the-tillers-get-down-and-dirty-with-river-boat-dishwashin-song/

THE PREFAB MESSIAHS’ SHARE NEW VIDEO WITH NEW NOISE, VIVE LE ROCK & CELEBSTONER!

Check out The Prefab Messiahs’ new video “Monster Riff” via the fine folks at New Noise Magazine, Vive Le Rock Magazine, CelebStoner or 13 Stitches Magazine!

Prefab Pontificator du Jour, Xerox Feinberg says of the song and video, “‘Monster Riff’ is our long-delayed homage to an actual crazy metalhead teenager we shared a crappy off campus apartment with way back in ancient times. I traded him Alice Cooper’s ‘Love It To Death’ for a battered copy of ‘Revolver’ and never looked back… until now. The kid had a giant mullet, a padlocked room full of virgin vinyl, a massive drum set he couldn’t keep a beat on, and complete disdain for our fuddy-dud, college boy DIY garage rock psychedelic revival. The song combines a bunch of heavy influences we spent decades snobbishly avoiding and features bassist Trip Thompson channeling a fiendish Axl Rose wannabe. Somehow the Flamin Groovies sorta get in there too. The lavishly animated music video tries to make sense of it all with a shout-out to B-movie monsters and imaginary Saturday morning cartoons. Zoiks!”

 

  • Tour Dates

    • 07/20/18 CRACKER in Norfolk, CT
 at Infinity Music Hall
    • 07/21/18 CRACKER in Pawling, NY at Daryl’s House
    • 07/28/18 HANDSOME JACK in West Almond, NY at Weekend at Chucky’s
    • 08/02/18 DELVON LAMARR ORGAN TRIO in New York, NY at Battery Park City’s River & Blues Series
    • 08/03/18 DELVON LAMARR ORGAN TRIO in Rockport, MA at Shalin Liu Performance Center
    • 08/09/18 IKEBE SHAKEDOWN in Asbury Park, NJ at Jam on the Sands @ The Anchor’s Bend
    • 08/10/18 DELVON LAMARR ORGAN TRIO in Portland, OR at Jack London Revue

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