This new Kickstarter campaign just launched recently. New music from Craig's Brother. Hells yes. Let's make this happen.
If ya listen closely to the campaign video, you'll hear some new tunes. Think of this campaign as a way to pre-order Calculator's new album. WHAT? A NEW ALBUM?!!! Yes indeed. Spread the word. Donate. Get into it. Fo'sho.
This project made its goal not too long ago. When I first heard about it, it all ready made its way into the six figure mark and kept rising in real time. It was crazy to see the numbers going up like that.
So this will be Zach Braff's sequel to, Garden State. But keep in mind, and he does mention this in his video, that it's a continuation in tone, not story. I hope he adds a track from Joshua Radin on the soundtrack. And maybe he'll have a speaking part in this one? That would be awesome. And I'm pretty sure this movie will be too.
Spencer Moody is going to make a solo record. Yes, we all should contribute to this. This needs to happen.
I know, this campaign has less than three hours to go, but here's to hoping someone out there will see this and think about pledging for this project. And then make a pledge! Check it out and you decide! But you should probably back this. Yes. :-D
Oh, and be safe out there for tonight the Irish come out of everyone! Happy St. Patrick's Day! Green bottles tonight and green salsa burritos :-D
Another cool Kickstarter campaign for a short film, Iceberg. I like the premise of this little short. A rock band is invited to play in a foreign country, people falling in love for the first time, tension in relationships with friends and family, and lots and lots of music. Only five days to go and it's at the moment at the 80% mark. I hope it makes it. I want to see this regardless. Looks really cool.
Another Kickstarter project! Looks like Indian School are hoping to get a van. To tour. Lovely lovely. I need to see these guys at a show sometime. Walnut Tree Records did a second pressing of their EP, The Cruelest Kind (check it out HERE), this time on vinyl. Nice. #getintoit
I contributed to this kickstarter. Everything about this clip is amazing. I especially like the music in the background. Very late-70's-early-80's-horror-ish and everything in between. Whatever that means. I can't wait to see the rest. #getintoit
Another kickstarter project I stumbled upon from here on the island. Looks like 82FIFTY are gearing up to release their second album. They play a fresh blend of rock and alternative with lots of reggae styles mixed in. Very upbeat and groovy stuff. This four-piece released their first album, Take a Chance and Let the Music Play, back in 2007, along with a two-song demo just last year.
Looks like they all ready broke a thousand dollars. They still have a while to go, but so far so good. Steady as she goes....
I haven't seen these guys play yet. Soon? Soon!
This is a track from their first album, Take a Chance and Let the Music Play.
I once drove four hours with a show-buddy of mine to go watch Emberghost play. 8 hour round trips were easy back then and only Map Quest. No GPS. Ah, those were good times. But who could get lost in Portland, right? I did. How embarrassing. Good thing about I-84. That interstate was my only frame of reference, my best friend and my way home. Anyway, it must have been the summer of 2005 when I saw Emberghost. I'm pretty sure it was at the Aladdin Theater with a few other bands, including SYX. Those guys were pretty dope too. Picked up Meet Me on the Battlefield that night (I think it was partly a CD (re?)release party for them). Fantastic EP, but it was The Anti-Scene EP that solidified my love for them. The songs were heavy and powerful, with some great guitar work and vocals. The keys were excellent too as were her vocals, thanks to Sarah Jennings (RIP). And (the Ghost of) Parker's voice was dark, chilling and almost melancholic, but comforting and reassuring at the same time. It was nice to have gotten to know their music during their prime as a band. But after six years of silence, the band will be releasing some new music.
Emberghost will be releasing five re-arranged songs from their repertoire featuring, acoustic guitars, strings, piano, percussion and other non-electric instruments. Other cools things are going to happen on this album, read more on their Kickstarter HERE. This album needs to come out.