November 21st, 2010

Chillin' on the couch at Harvest Records with Mtn. Xpress

We sat down at Harvest Records with Dane Smith of Mtn. Xpress for a new video series called “My Side of the Mountain”.  We got to answer a few questions and play a couple new songs all whilst chillin on the couch!  Enjoy and share.

My Side of the Mountain: The Enemy Lovers from Mountain Xpress on Vimeo.

November 18th, 2010

“Coming Down” featured in new mountain bike video!

Cane Creek Cycling, a nationally known high end bike component designer, is featuring our song “Coming Down” to launch their new revolutionary Double Barrel mountain bike shock!  Check it out!!

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November 8th, 2010

NEW Sufjan Stevens album and tour! Who and what!?

Sufjan appears to be doing what he wants, when he wants. He’s that guy that can make the most ridiculous things make sense. His new full length album “Age of Adz” is something to be revolutionized by. This album seems to be a dissertation that he has submitted to the world, presenting research and findings on his internal state of being. He completely changed his traditional sound aesthetic, like he was trying to create something that wouldn’t be confused with his previous albums. (Click here to read the details of his inspiration) This is a huge album for Sufjan Stevens like Sgt. Peppers was for The Beatles. “The Age of Adz” has no listener sensitive restrictions. The last track is over 25 minutes long!! It has no boundaries or safe zone. It will be loved and hated.

I’ve heard all the grandiose stories of Sufjan’s live show and even my highest expectations were surpassed with no challenge! He took the stage in Asheville at the Thomas Wolfe Auditorium in angels wings for one song and then performed an onstage costume change into the likes of Vanilla Ice and New Kids On The Block. He described his band as “hippies in space”! His pants were silver with silver streamers coming out of the pockets and at one point in the concert he wore a visor with flashing lights over the bill. He adorned his face and arms with neon green glow-in-the-dark tape like it was native american war paint and with the same tape wrote “Icy Hot” on his electric guitar. Though the show was presented lightheartedly by Sufjan, it was not a joke. He’s back after 5 years and it is evident in his appearance and sound that he has reinvented himself, for himself.

Posted below is a video I recorded at Sufjan Stevens’ show in Asheville on Nov. 7, 2010.  I’d rather you see it live but this video will be a small taste. You’ve got to know that this video doesn’t even come close to translating in actuality how great this show was!!  What do you think about Sufjan’s new music? Live show?  If you were at the show in Asheville let me know what you thought. (leave comments below)

November 4th, 2010

Rock 'n' Roll Dress It Up

This dresser almost gave Tim some headache. But he is a good little guy and finally completed his task.

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November 1st, 2010

Yeasayer's Odd Blood! Beautifully odd.

For artists like myself, new music is mostly business.  Usually when we like/dislike a band or an album, we dissect it to find out what it is we like/dislike so that our music is influenced or not influenced accordingly.  We rarely just enjoy music…BUT

Yeasayer‘s “Odd Blood” is the exception for me. I listen for pure pleasure’s sake!  My ears are enraptured with not only the huge vocal melodies but the massive vocal effects.  I love the gigantic drums and the strange nuances of this over produced 80′s-esq album!!  It ranges from Tears for Fears to Justin Timberlake. Crazy right?  But there is something so amazing buried beneath it all.

When I first got the album my ears were literally offended and caught off guard by the saturation of sound and I didn’t like it at all, or so I thought.  Then several weeks, maybe months later I found it, put it on and suddenly it felt like I was listening to music that I used to know and love.  Like it used to be on of my favorite albums.  It’s very weird and I don’t know how to explain it but I missed not hearing it for so long and I recognized it way better than albums I’ve only listened to once or twice.  Now it actually is one of my favorite albums.  Music I can just enjoy.

Check out these two tracks.  What do you think? (leave in comments section)
yeasayer by jzimbrich