Archive for February, 2010

The Official Greatest Music Video Of All Time

February 25th, 2010 | Mp3 Posts | 0 Comments

My favorite part of this is the guy playing the keyboard by just wacking it with his hands. Beyond amazing.

The Groovetastic Zine

February 25th, 2010 | Uncategorized | 0 Comments

I’ve always loved Zines and despite the fact that I’m not sure how to put one together, I’m just going to do it anyways. So suck it, logic!


Not only that, but it’ll be the best zine EVER and it’ll be available at all the coolest places (as determined by me).

It will feature artwork, writing, poetry and hopefully some comics by whoever wants to submit some. In return, they’ll be given FREE ENTRY TO ALL GROOVETASTIC SHOWS (+1) and ONE BEER PER PUBLISHED PIECE OF WORK.

Yeah.

How do you give me your work to publish?

Send it over to landsawy@hotmail.com, I’ll check it out and let you know if I’ll be publishing it and invite you to the next show at which you can grab your free beer.

The point of this? Spread great art, make great connections, put on better shows attended by cool, artistic people. That’s how I do business.

Awesome Album Covers!

February 24th, 2010 | Uncategorized | 0 Comments

Umm…Jesus did?

BOAT

February 22nd, 2010 | Uncategorized | 0 Comments

Revivalism. I feel like pre-2000 we didn’t have nearly the amount of revivalism that we have these days. If you’re a rock band that’s not using samplers, then there’s a good chance your reviving something, whether it’s the psych pop of the 60s, the soft rock of the 70s, the synth pop of the 80s, or the lo-fi scrappiness of the early 90s or any other myriad of genres solidly grounded in a decade that’s not the one we live in. This week’s band is all about the mid-90s with Pavement being the chief inspiration though there’s definitely some Built to Spill in there as well. The band of the week is…

BOAT!!!
Fuck, they’re even from Seattle, how 90s is that? Not really that much these days, actually, with Band of Horses and Fleet Foxes also calling the city home, but the band’s messy guitars and college slacker vocals (not to mention an opener track titled “Friends Since 1989”) leave no question as to what (and when) these guys are all about. Lyrically, sometime it seems like they’re actually singing about something (“We’ve been friends since 1989/You can’t believe it and neither can I”) and sometimes not so much (“Sit right down, right round the table/drink some down, drink what you’re able”).
[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vnYwU37mVwg]
Truth be told, a lot of revivalists seem to actually improve on the music they’re reviving. I mean, I’d choose Dungen any day over most of the obscure psych records they’re inspired by. She and Him manage to make the most out of 70s soft rock, most of which was ridiculously boring and overproduced. I like Neon Indian’s Psychic Chasms more than anything that ever came out of the 80s. It’s likely because years after the fact, once an a band and a sound can be looked upon removed from then-contemporary tastes and trends, its enduring qualities can be identified and exploited. BOAT do exactly that in reviving what they do. And though their last album, Setting The Paces, may not be as good Slanted and Enchanted or Keep It Like A Secret, but BOAT merges and pays homage beautifully to the sound those albums invented and/or perfected, and they do so with a wealth of charm, self-awareness and great hooks. And that’s more than good enough for me.
http://www.myspace.com/boatmusic

http://www.ohnodisaster.com/boat/
Buy Setting The Paces off iTunes.

Late Nights #1 EP

February 18th, 2010 | Uncategorized | 0 Comments


So, I thought I’d try something different. Late at night, I’d create a bunch of beats with a stylo…beat thing and then just start playing acoustic guitar over it and singing. After a minute of getting something together, I’d improvise lyrics and new parts and stuff and record it on my iPhone, usually in one take. The results are interesting – not necessarily good. But whatevs, here it is if you’re curious as to what happens when someone starts improvising a song at 2 am.

(Note: the file is insanely small because they’re simple files, though the EP is 7 songs, most of which are over 2 minutes long)

http://www.mediafire.com/?inonminjfdw