Here’s the new video for “Old Oak Tree” from Athens/Columbus/Dayton band Southeast Engine’s new EP Canaanville, which is an appendix to last year’s full-length, Canary. Video directed by Tommy Britt.
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Saturday at Woodlands: Megacity Music Marathon feat. Times New Viking, Envelope, The High Strung, Psandwich, Southeast Engine, The Lindsay
Times New Viking‘s first Columbus in about a year, and probably last one for a while (though they’ve got a new EP coming out later this year).
The Lindsay‘s farewell show, and John Olexovitch’s last show with Psandwich.
Heavy Mole reunion. Rare Terribly Empty Pockets performance. Rare-ish Anna Ranger show.
Touring bands Southeast Engine, the High Strung, Shivering Timbers, Happy Maladies, Motel Beds, Smug Brothers, RobtheBank…
Nuff said, right? Lots more, too. Everything starts at noon on Saturday at Woodlands Tavern. $10 today, $15 tomorrow. Full schedule of the three stages:
Some news from one of Donewaiting’s faves, Southeast Engine. First, on July 31 the band is releasing a new EP titled Canaanville, which they describe as “a 4-song appendix EP designed to accompany Canary. Both albums are thematically based around Appalachian Ohio during The Great Depression. Canaanville is not, however, B-Sides or outtakes.” Stream “Old Oak Tree” above. You can pre-order the EP in the form of a T-shirt album (i.e. digital album + SEE T-shirt).
Also, Jesse Remnant – SEE bassist, harmony vocalist and brother to singer Adam Remnant — recently relocated to Columbus, which means he won’t have far to drive when the band headlines the White Stage at the Megacity Music Marathon June 9 at Woodlands Tavern. (SEE plays at 12:30am). Jesse also has his own project called The Human Cannonball. Hopefully this means we’ll get more Southeast Engine AND Human Cannonball shows here in Columbus.
Side note: SEE’s members now represent Athens, Dayton and Columbus. And Morgantown, W.V., but we’ll let that slide…
If you haven’t been to the revamped Tree Bar yet, tonight’s a pretty good night to check it out.
This year’s list of favorites is fairly sedate (even for me), with just a little ruckus here and there. Lots of morning-coffee music, which I guess says something about my 2011. But music’s strength is its pliability. It can be whatever you need it to be at the moment, especially when we have instant access to virtually any song ever recorded, often for free. Judging by this list, I needed music to be a salve more than a release valve this year.
I also never expected my favorite album to come from someone who held the spot previously, but the iTunes “most played” playlist doesn’t lie. It’s a divisive one, but people who like it really like it.
I picked 15 favorites and several honorable mentions, plus a Favorite Columbus Albums list below — separate but equal in enjoyment and quality. As usual, I limit my lists to albums, so some EPs and 7”s I liked (e.g. Envelope, Sundown, Malefactors of Great Wealth, Dolfish) aren’t listed.
That is all.
MP3: Grand Champion Steer
As Chip said about Wussy’s Chuck Cleaver, “One wouldn’t expect the heavily tattooed Cincinnati songwriter to produce his best collection of songs this late in his already highly-prolific career, but that’s exactly what he’s done.”
MP3: Come to the City
I’ve never been a Tom Waits fanboy, but this record grabbed me and didn’t let go. Continue reading
Gang Gang Dance is coming to Outland Live on Tuesday, July 12, and we’re giving away a pair of tickets. To win, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject DANCES WITH GANGS by the morning of July 11.
Also, Southeast Engine’s Adam Remnant and The Black Swans’ Jerry DeCicca are embarking on a Living Room Tour this month, kicking off next Thursday, July 14, in Sunbury. To win two tickets to this show, send an email to email@example.com with the subject REMNANTS OF JERRY by July 12. Full tour details after the jump.
Sometimes you win things by reading Donewaiting.
Bryan Duffie got some good shots of Southeast Engine at the Treehouse last Thursday (4/28):
This week in Columbus: Foals, Southeast Engine, Pains of Being Pure at Heart, Swag Like Ohio w/ Lil B
MP3: Foals – Spanish Sahara
Foals, Freelance Whales, The Naked and the Famous @ Outland (sold out; when did Foals get so popular?)
Steel Train (CD101 Low Dough show) @ The Basement
Cleveland Invasion w/ Delurium, Evasion, Fuzz, Carma/Attak, Cornelius Jackson @ Circus
The N.E.C. @ Cafe Bourbon St.
MP3: Southeast Engine – New Growth
Southeast Engine, Black Swans @ The Treehouse
sun drop, vug and the stallions, ghost shirt @ carabar
Dead Set Ready, Beggars, JFK Didn’t Even See It Coming, Ignorant Mo Fo’s @ Circus
MP3: Fly Union (feat. GLC) – “Top of the World”
KVLT of the rejected adult, Mike Carney, txtbk @ Skully’s
Lil B the Based God & “Swag Like Ohio” tour: Lil B, Fly Union, Freaky Franz, Cornelius Jackson, Kreg & Dez, Kingpin, Johnny Cashola @ The Newport
Ax Cx with Bastards, Scavenger, Drug Money @ The Summit
steam boat, nathan snell and the country sounds @ carabar
The Energy Clinic, Lionel the Jailbird, Your Average Criminals, Onironaut @ Circus
Independents day kickoff @ Kobo
Title Tracks (ex-members of Q and Not U) @ The Treehouse
The Wet Darlings, Molehill, Yellow Light Maybe @ Rumba
Discount Tents, The Energy Clinic, Dream Sequence, Jimmy’s Pizza, SunGlass, Leafridge Armory, Jim Cassell @ Scarlet & Grey
Karate Coyote, Chelsea Automatic @ A&R Music Bar
Stream: Pains of Being Pure at Heart – “Belong”
Pains of Being Pure at Heart, Twin Shadow, Weakness @ The Basement
Wex Off the Grid: Shuttle (Nate from Passion Pit – DJ set), Shin Tower Music, DJ Patrick (OGee) @ Wexner Center
andrew graham, dane terry @ carabar
The Appleseed Cast, Old Worlds @ The Summit
Cowtown Round: Megan Palmer, Jenny Lute, Jason Quicksall @ Rumba
More shows welcome in the comments. The “Columbus” tab up top is an easy way to return to this post, and don’t forget about Touring Bands Visiting Ohio. Death Cab and Devo shows just announced.
After an annoying commercial, Athens, Ohio’s Southeast Engine plays a song at the 4th Ave/9th St. FGR. “Red Lake Shore” is off Canary, out March 29 on Misra Records.
there’s water in the window frame it hasn’t been closing right
ever since the spring rain came and we gained more daylight
well just leave the window open, you know it’s just as well
and as the winter freeze is ending the whole town starts to swell
old growth framed these houses
and so what was is no more
oh but just as nature’s intended
new growth is what I’m looking for
On March 29, Athens, Ohio’s Southeast Engine will release Canary on the recently relaunched Misra Records. The first freebie from the album is a song called “New Growth,” and I can’t think of a more fitting soundtrack to this warmer-than-usual February week. I even saw a sprig yesterday.
Canary tells the story of a family living in a small Appalachian town in southeast Ohio (might as well call it Athens, right?) during the Great Depression, and it just may be the band’s tightest, best album yet. The brothers Remnant have never sounded so in sync on these rugged songs filled with ragged hope.