Friday, July 28, 2006
Here's the video of Built To Spill's Conventional Wisdom from their latest album In Reverse, which like the previous BTS album and Doug Martsch's solo effort have been US only releases. I'm sure the suits at Warner Brothers know best.
Tuesday, July 25, 2006
Friday, July 21, 2006
Broken Horse is proud to present the debut
Hello Graphic Missile introduces Conner's unique brand of "Get in the Van" garage rock, taking in such diverse influences as Fugazi, 70's Stones, Richard Hell, The Smiths and Iggy Pop. A winning formula aided by a toughness & intensity to their sound that leaves many of their contemporaries looking bereft in comparison.
The band hail from the college town of
Conner were formed in 2001 by singer/guitarist James Duft & bass player Phil Bonahoom. After their original drummer & lead guitarist both skipped town to music college in Boston, the band’s line up was solidified by the arrival of drummer Bryce Boley and guitarist Tom Wagner in a poacher turned game keeper scenario, as Wagner had produced the band’s early demos.
Away from the scrutiny of a music scene such as
Hello Graphic Missile is the band’s second full length release (following debut the White Cube which they self released in 2003). The album was recorded at guitarist Tom Wagner’s Underground Sound studios in
The band is currently planning some intensive
The Pernice Brothers Somerville
Guided By Voices Girls of Wild Strawberries
The Webb Brothers The Flood
Windmill Plimsoul Gravity
Conner Start it Up
Built To Spill Traces
Camera Obscura Lloyd I'm Ready to be Heartbroken
The Isles Flying Under Cheap Kites
Jody Wildgoose Misty Morning Sunrise
Dr Dog The World May Never Know
Belle & Sebastian Sukie in the Graveyard
Kelley Stoltz Are You Electric?
Teenage Fanclub I Heard You Looking
Thursday, July 20, 2006
Joe Pernice famously wrote the sleeve notes to John Cunningham's Happy Go Unlucky on Broken Horse.
"There is a train leaving Penn Station at 10:00 in the morning and I'm on it, I think. I am the guy slouched over in his seat, as defeated as a lower case question mark. This could be exactly the wrong time to start a business or family or a relationship with any kind of legs. Could be the right time. The world is coming apart like a disgustingly ornate wedding cake gone stale, and here I am, seated backwards and hung over on good booze, escaping to Massachusetts in first class.
An undeniable sense of real loss much greater than that associated with our failure to get the girl or house or job, if you can believe it is the conductor of this train. The train with its cars barreling into the crocodile enriched water like antelope made stupid by the clock's tick. What right do I have to hope there is a meal of grilled duck and fish soup waiting at the table of my host? Is it simply because I am hungry? Maybe. Like I said, I'm seated backwards, and from this angle, yes, John, everyone is getting young. People left standing on the platforms shrink in the distance like New York City. And you're absolutely goddamn right, even from the other side of the ocean, that the memories fade like rainfall after snow, whether we want them to or not. That's precisely how they go. When I was more afraid I would have looked you in the eyes and said, "You're full of shit." But things are in fact as delicate as you make them out to be, and I'd turn around and face forward if there were a seat. We are cursed with opportunity, so much so that we screw the pooch harder daily and without permission, and it's taking the place of love. Things could be so good, and life be what it should: A sentiment so simple, you'd think we'd get it."
Joe Pernice, NYC, Feb. 11, 2003
Buy Happy Go Unlucky direct from Broken Horse
Monday, July 10, 2006
As we mentioned a couple months ago, our sophomore full-length release 'NO NOTHING' is more or less finished...
Wanted to let you know we've decided to beef it up a bit by adding a couple songs we weren't previously planning on putting on the record.
Because we're rethinking the tracklist, the record will come out later than the previously promised Fall 2006 release.
We were already thrilled about the sound of the record, but now it's going to be even NICER. Thanks for your patience.
Sunday, July 09, 2006
Seems like Andrew has changed his mind about the next album title. A Simple Plan has reverted to it's original title (see below).
"A Unified Theory of Everything is the follow-up to Misadventures in Radiology. Foundational sessions were held in an old Frank Lloyd Wright building in Chicago's No Man's Land neighborhood; Orchestral sessions in a studio apartment across the street from the University of Kansas football stadium. Rivaling Misadventures in cliffhanging ambition, the A.U.T.O.E sessions saw 21 songs and 5 instrumentals take shape across 10 months. Produced by Andrew and recorded in equal parts by engineers Shiraz Dada and David Wetzel, the album traverses an ever-shifting topography marked by helical staircases, blind alleys, and trap doors. Hopefully a release can be expected not too long after you've unpacked your jackets and scarves."
Read a review of Andrew's recent show at Schubas in Chicago.
Sunday morning listening
Bid on an original orange label issue LP on ebay
Lester Bangs on Astral Weeks.
Lullaby For The Working Class' Blanket Warm from 1996.