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October 2005
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Previous Podcasts
American Analog Set
The Baptist Generals
Catfish Haven
Clem Snide
The Czars
David Bazan
David Dondero
The Decemberists
Explosions in the Sky
Fruit Bats
The Grates
Jana Hunter
John Vanderslice
J. Tillman
LCD Soundsystem
The Long Winters
Magnolia Electric Co.
Man Man
Mates of State
The Octopus Project
The Polyphonic Spree
Rogue Wave
Scout Niblett

Sound Team
The Streets
Tapes 'n Tapes
TV On The Radio
Two Gallants
Vashti Bunyan
We Are Scientists
The Wrens

On this show, your host Garrison Reid sits down with David Dondero. David discusses writing on the road, joining Team-Love and writing South Of The South.
Direct download: Episode_15__David_Dondero.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 7:58pm CDT

On this show, your host Garrison Reid sits down with Vashti Bunyan. Vashti discusses returning to writing music, recording Lookaftering, and her thoughts looking back at Just Another Diamond Day.
Direct download: Episode_14__Vashti_Bunyan.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 5:16pm CDT

On this show, your host Garrison Reid sits down with Alec Ounsworth of the band Clap Your Hands Say Yeah!. Alec discusses the band's first national and international tours, recording the acclaimed debut, and the band's plans for the future.
Direct download: Episode_13__Clap_Your_Hands_Say_Yeah.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 5:55pm CDT

Sound Team is yet another amazing Austin band on the verge of massive success. Two-thirds of the band's six members attended the same high school in San Antonio, TX. There they played and recorded music with a variety of groups. Sooner or later, the band grew and developed into the current lineup present today.

Bassist/multi-instrumentalist Bill Baird and vocalist/guitarist Matt Oliver met in Austin in 2001. The band has a young fanbase, being as in 2002, Baird asked his younger brother Michael and Michael’s friend Jordan Johns to join the band. Both of the guys were in high school at the time. Over the next two years the band added Bill's old friend and guitarist Sam Sanford and organist Gabe Pearlman to establish the Sound Team present on their new record "Work".

The independent group released their initial recordings on CD-Rs, limited press 7-inch vinyls, several cassettes, with each release and show garnering gradual audience and press attention. After months of searching, Bill stumbled upon former record-pressing plant filled with "three tons of garbage, asbestos and cockroaches." After finding the location, the band invested and became the owners of Big Orange Records and soon began making handmade records. Sound Team's next record, Work is the band's last self-released release prior to their debut record on Capitol in spring of 2006. On Work, a 5 track EP released, 185-gram vinyl and, like habit, cassette tape, the band continues its style of synth and guitar waves and rhythmic evolutions.

The band has had sporadic touring schedules(last playing hometown Austin at SXSW) and has been in the studio for months. They are doing a two week tour up to NYC where they played CMJ's Summerstage with Arcade Fire. This tour will be with Mazarin.

11/10/05 - Baton Rouge, LA @ Red Star
11/11/05 - Houston, TX @ TBA
11/12/05 - Austin, TX @ Emo's (Inside)
11/13/05 - Dallas, TX @ Gypsy Tea Room
11/14/05 - Norman, OK @ Opolis
11/16/05 - Minneapolis, MN @ 400 Bar
11/17/05 - Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle
11/19/05 - Cleveland, OH @ Beachland
11/22/05 - New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge
11/23/05 - Philadelphia, PA @ Northstar

Their latest release has the image designed by Sam Sanford. It's a three and half feet square canvas with the details of the album.

Sound Team - Don't Turn Away
Sound Team - It's Obvious What's Happening Here
Category:General -- posted at: 7:00am CDT

On Saturday in Denton, something really interesting is happening. Rock Lottery 7 is the 7th anniverary of Good/Bad's Rock Lottery. The event has been organized by former Good/Bad music coordinator Chris Weber, former Good/Bad director Martin Iles, Chris Flemmons (The Baptist Generals), and Samantha Moss (jetscreamer).

The idea behind Rock Lottery 7 is twenty-five North Texas musicians collaborating on a impromptu (they have 12 hours) performance. The band members include band members from The Polyphonic Spree, Baptist Generals, Bosque Brown, Mandarin and The pAperchAse. Here are the details:

Saturday, October 15th 2005 (10:00PM)
Early admission is $15.00*. General admission is $10.00.
Dan's Silver Leaf 103 Industrial Street Denton, TX.
Doors open at 9:00PM. Event starts promptly at 10:00PM.

For more information and a live webcast, will have all the details. The site author is also going to be webcasting from The Octopus Project's in-store at Good Records. There will be a podcast with them in future weeks.
Category:General -- posted at: 5:37pm CDT

On this show, your host Garrison Reid sits down with Chris Funk of the band The Decemberists. Chris discusses the band's writing process, recording Picaresque, and the band's post-tour plans.
Direct download: Episode_12__The_Decemberists.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 12:33pm CDT

Often when you get a new record, comparisons immediately hit. Other times, you are mesmerized and it takes days to set bearings for the sound. Bosque Brown's Plays Mara Lee Miller was initially a mystery. After listening to the voice and lyric content for a week, my bearings are set. There is a lot of talk around the indie rock scene of the relationship between Joanna Newsom and SMOG's Bill Callahan. Rarely does the discussion of offspring come about. However, if I had to guess what their talent fusion would be, it would be Bosque Brown: an innocence coupled with troubled thoughts and fears.

Bosque Brown is the moniker Mara Lee Miller uses. Her debut record, Plays Mara Lee Miller, is a collage of haunting songs which reflect a time far from today.

Most new female indie vocalists get compared to Cat Power's Chan Marshall and/or Joni Mitchell. But for Miller to get that would be truly an injustice. Her lyrics and tone are far before Chan herself. This is the music that Gillian Welch would love. Those that tell stories of the rapture and times of old. Miller's friend and supporter Damien Jurado compared her "the heartache of Kitty Wells and the lonesome howl of Robert Johnson", which might be most accurate. Upon first listen, one realizes how long it's been since a voice has had such impact.

After playing dates with Jurado, Miller and crew went to record with producer Eric Fisher in Seattle. Fisher has worked with Jurado, Damien's friend and touring band member J. Tillman. Tillman's records also share this ghost fashion Bosque Brown has presented on this record.

Based in Denton, the band has a few dates in the Dallas area in upcoming weeks:
10/21/05 - Richardson, TX @ University of Texas - Dallas, Student Union Mall w/Shiny Around the Edges & More
10/28/05 - Denton, TX @ Hailey's w/ John Vanderslice
11/07/05 - Dallas, TX @ The Cavern w/ Unwed Sailor

Bosque Brown's Mara Lee Miller is currently working on a one-sided LP which will have four new songs and an etching on the other side.

Bosque Brown - Still Afraid
Bosque Brown - Went Walking
Category:General -- posted at: 6:10pm CDT

Though SubPop's RSS feed noted October 5th as the date the Fruit Bats would perform on the Last Call with Carson Daly show, something was wrong.

It wasn't tonight so if you stayed up, set TiVo or generally altered your schedule in any way for it, feels your pain and regrets the misguided information.

The correct date is October 12th, exactly one week from the date noted before. Bright side is the interview with his thoughts on the Carson performance is relevent for one more week! Enjoy.
Category:General -- posted at: 11:49pm CDT

We're less than two weeks out from the worldwide release of The Black Angels self-titled debut EP. The Austin-based six piece has had massive European exposure and acclaim in little over a year and half. Though the band takes their name from a Velvet Underground track, they sound much like a modern-day The Doors. The extending moans of vocalist Alex Mass and the organ playing of Jennifer Raines make the comparison fair. With a demo track entitled "Syd Barrett Blues", it's really clear to see the psychedelic connections the band has received.

The band played Austin's KVRX radio last year broadening their local fanbase. In addition, The Black Angels have been raised under the loving hand of BBC's Zane Lowe, who has generously spinned their music on BBC Radio. The group has wild backgrounds which surely worked as foundation for the haunting sounds on record.

The band has a few dates coming up with the most buzzed band of 2005, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah!

10/12/05 - Dallas, TX @ Gypsy Tea Room w/ CYHSY!
10/13/05 - Dallas, TX @ The Double-Wide
10/16/05 - San Antonio, TX @ Sanctuary
10/17/05 - Nashville, TN @ The Basement
10/18/05 - Wash, DC @ Black Cat w/ CYHSY!
10/19/05 - Baltimore, MD @ 8x10 Club w/ CYHSY!
10/27/05 - Athen, GA @ Caledonia Lounge w/ The High Caliber
10/31/05 - Raleigh, NC @ King's Barcade w/ Glissade
And More...

Seattle-based Light In The Attic will release the band's first record, a 4 song EP, worldwide (except North America) October 17th and then stateside the following day. Additionally, the band intends to release a debut LP in early 2006 after extensive American and European tours.

The Black Angels - Empire Lonely
The Black Angels - Grease
Category:General -- posted at: 7:00am CDT

On this show, your host Garrison Reid sits down with Eric Johnson of the band Fruit Bats. Eric discusses moving to Seattle, recording Spelled in Bones, and the dual life of a craft services musician.
Direct download: Episode_11_Fruit_Bats.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 2:05pm CDT

Secretly Canadian has done an amazing job adding new bands to it's roster: I Love You But I've Chosen Darkness and Catfish Haven. The latter is a solid three-piece who've toured with groups like My Morning Jacket & Kings of Leon. Guitar, bass, and drums are the band's simple palate. The band calls Chicago home but take their name from the Missouri trailer park guitarist and vocalist George Hunter was raised.

In addition to playing CMJ weeks back, the band has a handful of dates in the next few weeks.

10/05/05 - Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock
10/06/05 - Osh Kosh, WI @ University of Wisconsin w/ Decibully
10/08/05 - New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge
10/09/05 - New Haven, CT @ BAR Nightclub
10/28/05 - Chicago, IL @ Subterranean
10/29/05 - Detroit, MI @ Magic Stick
10/30/05 - Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop

The band's first record will be a 7-track EP called Please Come Back released in January 2006. They are also working on a full-length being released later next spring.

Catfish Haven - Madaline
Catfish Haven - Please Come Back
Category:General -- posted at: 9:29pm CDT

Band of Horses have just finalized the record due in March 2006 on SubPop. They have had great reception from Southern audiences. About the time they signed to SubPop, the band did a short Deep South tour with Iron & Wine. The band's debut release was produced with Phil Ek (Doug Martsch from Halo Benders to 2002's solo Now You Know and also SubPop's own The Shins.)
Band of Horses will quickly get sound comparisons to My Morning Jacket; mainly due to the shared love of thick reverb between Jim James and Band of Horses' Ben Bridwell.
While we wait for the record, SubPop is also selling a previously tour-only limited-pressed EP which features 3 demos and 3 live recordings.
Band of Horses will leave home for a short 8 date tour up the West Coast with Jagjaguwar's Okkervil River.

10/20 - Tucson, AZ @ Plush
10/21 - San Diego, CA @ Casbah
10/22 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo
10/23 - San Francisco, CA @ Cafe Du Nord
10/24 - Redding, CA @ Serendipity
10/25 - Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge
10/27 - Vancouver, BC @ Media Club
10/28 - Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile Cafe

Band Of Horses - For Wicked Gil
Band Of Horses - Funeral
Category:General -- posted at: 7:00am CDT

The Octopus Project are running the show in Austin, TX. If they aren't, they should be. With three members their records have the intensity of a much larger group. The band is overdue for credit for their impressive 2005 release One Ten Hundred Thousand Million. This record is an amazing fusion of chaos and melodies or "showcases the ultimate potential of this electronic/acoustic union."

They have just booked a handful of Texas dates (October shows below). The show in Dallas with Saxon Shore will be discussed here later.

10/15 - Dallas, TX @ Good Records (2pm)
10/15 - Dallas, TX @ The Cavern
10/29 - Houston, TX @ Walter's

The Octopus Project - The Adjustor
The Octopus Project - Music Is Happiness
Category:General -- posted at: 12:51pm CDT