the cracker factory
so tonight is the last show at the cracker factory. to put it simply I have no idea what to think. i was going to write a few paragraphs (that were actually thought out) about the place, but I’m at work and short on time so fuck it, here’s a short scatter-brained version. I went to the cracker factory for the first time for their housewarming party sometime in late fall/early winter of 2010. that night I met pretty much everyone I have come to be good friends with in the past few years. every time Tim and I started bands together, Nick and Pete were always down to put us on shows, especially when they were at the house. There was a period of time where we would play at the cracker factory once every two weeks. all in all I actually can’t recall how many times I’ve played there (somewhere close to 20, I imagine.) the factory was also the most frequent site of dice night, which was a fucking life saver during shitty depressing winter months. and these are only things that have to do with me. the cracker factory has hosted so many great bands for so many great shows that have created so many great friendships and they deserve to be put in a hall of fame or some shit. when nick asked us to be the last band to ever play there I seriously lost it. I am legitimately honored and grateful for what that place and those people have done for me. I love Nick and Pete and Pat0 and Gorman and Ash Mac and PS2 and the Internet and the tiger and zelda’s kitchen and everything they’ve all done and for fucks sake lets help Tim and Justin break one last fence in that backyard.
OTHER BETTER BANDS PLAYING: THE GLOW IN THE DARKS
be there at 8, and you’d better believe we’ll be playin some threes
KING GOD’S GUILT
“There is a field by my house that I’ve looked at my whole life and it reminds me of something but the way I feel about it now isn’t the way that I’ve always felt about it.”
King God’s music is an artifact of the bedroom. It’s apparent; the ever-present tape hiss, the looseness of the performance, a certain coziness somehow written into the music itself. It’s a comfortable quiet - inviting the warmth of certain sadness felt when you’re just awake enough to notice the shadows move along your ceiling. It is music best enjoyed while driving alone or with headphones on at night.
Guilt’s greatest achievement is its ability to maintain its mood over the course of fourteen songs. Tracks coast into one another without much ceremony and, although the instrumentation often changes, the focus remains consistently on double-tracked acoustic guitar and Pat Brier’s wistful melodies. Written and performed by Brier over the course of five months, Guilt is the kind of honest and introspective record that rewards repeated listening.
Comparisons to Elliott Smith’s self-titled album, Nick Drake’s Pink Moon, and Mount Eerie’s Dawn are all fitting but Guilt carves its own solitary mood that is intimately relatable. King God opens a doorway in the fourth wall inviting you into the same bedroom to ruminate on the gray areas of life for forty minutes.
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Three Man Cannon presents five songs, written and recorded in basements and bedrooms, offering gently introspective lyrics with engaging instrumental melodies that reference a vague midwestern sunset. Lee Corey Oswald’s side of the record contains six poetic responses to isolation and…
first (real) release on our new(ish) label! follow stereophonodon on all the cool sites and pick up a copy of the three man cannon/lee corey oswald split. affectionately titled “tres nombres palabra banda”
this is the first release from an excellent new band called address. give it a listen. we’re playing with them, as well as ma jolie and friggin bridge and tunnel, at the fire on sunday. lets all hang out and CELEBRATE ANDRE’S BIRTHDAY! im gonna get him so drunk. long live king panj! see yas there
seriously check out them tracks!