Nov 10 2009, 9:29
Feb 2 2009, 5:18I finally am going to have a date with destiny and see Elvis Perkins in Dearland - after nearly two years of getting into them. Elvis Perkins' solo album Ash Wednesday was such an emotional journey for him and definitely heart-wrenching to listen to. I've been downloading live tracks from his band's shows after like a year of silence, finally they are releasing their new album Elvis Perkins in Dearland. There is a lot more energy in it (from the three tracks available on their website) than just Elvis in situ. Yea, so I'm going to the Troubadour in a month, and I'm freaking excited!
This will be my first show in nearly a year. I saw José González last year at Shepherds Bush Empire in London with my friends Sean and Paul. Hoping to re-create the magic. I missed Bon Iver playing Santa Barbara since I was in England, and then when I left for France he was in London. I was quite upset, as he's now the thing. New EP just released, looks promising (except Woods). My favorite is Beach Baby - but maybe that's just because I can play it on guitar already ;)
Other new artists for 2009: Jackson C. Frank—a big influence on Nick Drake. Pretty awesome folk songs, and nearly completely obscure.
Finally got Elliott Smith's New Moon, and as my friend said, "I never thought I'd be hearing new Elliott Smith music." Best track in my opinion is Going Nowhere.
Month one was great, on to February!
Ott 29 2007, 10:02I'm enthused over the fact my British friends are so serious about their musical adventures. They are:
George Purves (The Hailstones, Waterboatmen)
Ian Humberstone (Tissø Lake)
Owen Fung (Waterboatmen)
and they are amazing.
Other really cool bands who they mingle with: Rob St John, The Wee Rogue
Also really liking Bon Iver as per the recommendation of Mr. Fung.