What the Heck?! New Pinegrove Album Out on 9/28 (Friday)
Pitchfork just released a very in-depth and well written article about Pinegrove and the “sexual coercion” that encircled Evan Stephen Hall (I don’t know you, Jenn Pelly, but you did amazing job on this). In the article it is explained that the front man tried to push the victim away from her relationship and wouldn’t take no for an answer that resulted in sex.
Whether it was Evan’s fault or if the decision was in the victim’s hands to sleep with Evan, is up to you to decide. I don’t have the brain capacity or the proper knowledge to take a side here. We can all agree that what happened was terrible, though.
The band took a hiatus and Evan is still in therapy to this day. One quote that really struck me was, “We don’t want listeners who are like, ‘We don’t care about this sort of thing,’” Hall added. “We care about this sort of thing. I’m way more sympathetic to people who are like, ‘I don’t understand this situation, it seems fucked up, fuck this band,’ than people who are like, ‘I don’t understand this situation, fuck this situation, I love this band.”
This personally pushed me back over to the Pinegrove side.
Within the article, it is revealed that Pinegrove will be releasing a new album really soon. Really soon as in Skylight will be dropped tomorrow! 100% of sales (The band is self-releasing the album) will go to charities and foundations that support everything from suicide prevention to helping musicians with mental health.
Cardinal which came out in 2016 was one of the most acclaimed albums of the year. It’s going to be interesting to see the direction Skylight takes.
Definitely take the time to read the emotional and deep Pitchfork article and hopefully you are just as excited about the new album as I am.
Shame on KEXP
Can we just take a minute and think about how great KEXP live performances are? The sound quality, stage setup, the show talent – it’s just dynamite. Really enjoying these live shows the legendary radio station puts on.
South London band, Shame made a visit to Seattle in May and they killed it with their live KEXP performance. If the group’s energy in this performance could be bottled up, it could probably power 1,000 Teslas for a month. The production of the performance is just as perfect as the sound. Really like the back and forth between Kevin Cole and the group. You can tell the dude really appreciates and values their music.
“Dust On Trial”
Car Seat Headrest in a Led Zeppelin Song
This will probably be one of the dumbest posts here, but hear me out. Give it a chance.
Will Toledo wasn’t even close to being born when Led Zeppelin recorded “Going to California” in 1971, but I swear to you he’s in the song. For 9 seconds, there’s an ounce of Car Seat Headrest in the song.
You hear that? Exactly at 3:18-3:27 that echo like vocal is Will Toledo. Okay it isn’t, but it kind of sounds like him. I’ve been listening to too much Car Seat Headrest at work.
Revisiting La Blogotheque’s Phoenix “1901” – Take Away Show
La Blogotheque is a YouTube channel that features some of the best and most intimate music sessions around. One of my personal favorites is the one with Phoenix and their performance of “1901”. The band plays with the Eiffel Tower in the background surrounded by a collection of people who include a couple soon to be married.
For whatever reason the circling of the camera on Thomas Mars’ finger gets you pulled in instantly. The person filming continues this technique throughout the duration of the song. At one point the cameraman backs away and you see decent sized crowd observing the show. A bride and groom are present dressed up, flowers and all, enjoying the show. At the end of the song, the groom is seen talking to members of the Phoenix where he says he recognized them and owns a CD of theirs. Talk about right place at the right time! This video was filmed over 9 years ago, but it’s to this day, one of those music sessions you can enjoy over and over again.
The music video for “Overthrown” By Oh Sees is absolutely terrifying
The San Francisco rockers just released the music video for “Overthrown” off their latest album, Smote Reverser. Let me tell you, it’s some prime nightmare fuel. I think it was the clay man who’s face/head split in half and melted OR the pig thing licking the decaying head of a caveman that really got me. I mean its clay and all, but oh mama! The epilepsy warning in the beginning is no joke either as my eyes almost fell out of my head. The song is a real loud one and shows off the new direction the Oh Sees have shifted over to.
See for yourself, here’s the music video for this loud banger –