01 Anna Nicole (produced by Tha Audio Unit)
Fresh off his 23rd, Bday Columbus emcee/producer Path drops a banger with A.U. Path has a solo ep on deck, and is working on Met from S.A.Smash next project.
Music fads come and go. How many of you are guilty of owning a Cherry Poppin’ Daddies or Big Bad Voodoo Daddy CD from the now-regrettable Big Band revival of ’97? Thanks to the success of artists ranging from Amy Winehouse to Sharon Jones & The Daptones to Adele, there’s an ongoing ’60s R&B/soul revival in full steam and, fingers crossed, unlike the Big Band revival (or the Ska revival that took place in the early ’90s), this homage will stand the test of time and not burn out as quickly as it started.
We’re lucky to have two really great-sounding soul revival acts in Columbus (if there are more, let me know) – Nick Tolford & Company are poised for national (international?) success with Tolford’s Ray Charles-like voice tapping into the hearts and souls of an audience ranging from Carabar hipsters to those who were around the first time rock n’ roll met soul. And The Regrettes, a group that hasn’t even been together a full calendar year, is taking a giant leap forward and hoping to elevate their status from “opening act for touring bands” to “big stage headliners” with the release of their well-crafted Don’t Talk Back on Friday night at The Newport Music Hall.
If you want to learn more about the history of the band, check out the feature in this month’s (614) Magazine. If how the band formed doesn’t mean a whole lot to you, here’s your chance to let The Regrettes convince you (as they have me) through their music (Listen to Don’t Talk Back in it’s entirely here). I’m sold – hook, line and sinker – on the female harmonies, foot-tapping grooves, and the Memphis horns.
Whether or not this style of music weathers the storm remains to be seen, but dig it now while you can and join The Regrettes, The DewDroppers and Washington Beach Bums Friday night at The Newport. Tickets are $10 in advance, $12 at the door.
Here’s the album trailer for The Invisible Way:
Via Sub Pop:
Sub Pop Records is excited to announce that Duluth, MN, trio Low are releasing their 10th record, The Invisible Way, on March 19, 2013 (the 18th in the UK). The record was produced by Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy, engineered by Tom Schick and recorded in Wilco’s studio in Chicago, IL, during the fall of 2012. Coincidentally, the release marks Low’s 20th anniversary as a band.
“While driving through Chicago on tour, we finally stopped to visit Wilco at their studio, The Loft,” says guitarist/vocalist Alan Sparhawk. “They had invited us to come check it out several times over the years, but this would finally be the day… What really converted us was hearing the new Mavis Staples tracks they were working on – big, simple, raw and intimate. Plans were made then and there.”
The Invisible Way finds Low’s majestic melancholy in full bloom yet distinguishes itself with its starker, unadorned soundscapes, layered harmonies and drummer/vocalist extraordinaire Mimi Parker singing lead on five of the 11 songs. The album tackles large issues (“the songs are about intimacy, the drug war, the class war, plain old war war, archaeology and love,” says Sparhawk) in a manner that plays a stunning counterpoint to the sublime hush of the music.
Remember when Jay-Z retired and an underground Hip Hop producer named Danger Mouse perfectly created immeadiate nostalgia for Hov’s legacy by remixing what was said to be Jigga’s final album the Black Album with the Beatles?
Well a man named the John Stewart decided to remaster the Grey Album and it is above.
MP3: Pearl Necklace: “Did You Feel It” Feat Arp
Brooklyn duo Pearl Necklace’s “Did You Feel It” is a warm, minimal techno song off their upcoming “Soft Opening” album
on Smalltown Supersound which drops January 29th.
If you want to start your Holiday weekend feeling enlightened I suggest listening to the RZA talk Hurricane Sandy, the Man With The Iron Fists, spiritual insight,Wu’s crime Background, his favorite Wu-Tang album, NGE and Obama with Peter Rosenberg & Cipha Sounds ond the Juan Epstein Show. And there is a good Big Boi interview also.
New music from 9th Wonder & Buckshot’s album, ‘The Solution,’ out now at major retailers on Jamla/Duck Down Music. Music Video dropping Monday, Nov. 19th.
Photo by Anton Rothstein
Copenhagen’s Iceage played Carabar awhile ago with Vile Gash and the Men. It was a complete riot which made their New Brigade all the much better to drink and fuck-off to Well, the folks at Matador have signed Iceage and the post-punk heathans will drop a new album February 19th. Escho will release the record in Denmark.
Euro tour dates after the jump
Amanda Palmer and the Grand Theft Orchestra
November 13, 2012
St. Andrews Hall
(Yes, my car was broken into while visiting Detroit. Thankfully no windows were broken and the only thing in my trunk was dirty laundry. Which they left behind.)
Quite a wonderful show by Amanda Palmer, one half of the Dresden Dolls, who is nearing the end of her tour for her second solo album.