Posts Tagged Pavement
new music video and tour dates: Gun Outfit
Posted by Amy Steele in Music on November 27, 2015
Los Angeles alt-rock/ punk band Gun Outfit formed about a decade ago and recently released its fourth album Dream All Over [Paradise of Bachelors]. Carrie Keith and Dylan Sharp share vocals duties. The introspective single for “In Orbit” features beautifully muted melodies with jangly guitar and sitar. Sharp’s vocals sound like J. Mascis of Dinosaur Jr. and there’s definitely that 90s alt-rock messy edginess of Sonic Youth, Dinosaur Jr. and Pavement. Sharp describes the video as “an exploration of the glimmering surface of the veil that separates us from the emptiness of sea and space.”
Gun Outfit is:
Carrie Keith (guitar, vocals, slide)
Dylan Sharp (guitar, vocals, banjo, balalaika)
Daniel Swire (drums, percussion)
Adam Payne (bass)
Thu. Dec. 3 – Boston, MA @ Out Of The Blue Too
Fri. Dec. 4 – Brooklyn, NY @ Union Pool
Sat. Dec. 5 – Columbus, OH @ Cafe Bourbon St
Sun. Dec. 6 – Barnesville, OH @ The Grange Hall
Mon. Dec. 7 – Washington, DC @ Cafe Saint-Ex
Tue. Dec. 8 – Hadley, MA @ House Show
Wed. Dec. 9 – Providence, RI @ Tate 2
Thu. Dec. 10 – Philadelphia, PA @ PhilaMOCA
Fri. Dec. 11 – Albany, NY @ Treehouse
Sat. Dec. 12 – Brooklyn, NY @ Alphaville
music review: Mishka Shubaly
Posted by Amy Steele in Music on February 15, 2015
Known as Amazon’s most frequently published Kindle Singles author, Miksha Shubaly can boast four bestsellers: a first-hand account of a disaster at sea, “Shipwrecked;” a mini-memoir detailing Shubaly’s transition from “drunk-and-drugged gutter dweller to sober ultra-marathoner “ called “The Long Run;” a true tale of online love gone wrong, “Are You Lonesome Tonight?” and “Bachelor Number One” about reality TV.
The third full-length album Coward’s Path [In Music We Trust] from Shubaly features dark, bittersweet songs and a wondrously layered journey through the depths of Shubaly’s psyche. It’s the perfect antidote to the forced fuzzy warmth and overindulgence of Valentine’s Day. He’s a superb wordsmith writing dark, bittersweet, sometimes tongue-in-cheek, sometimes brooding songs. The music and vox sound like The Pogues, Pavement and Lou Reed mixed together.
“Frankenstein Heart” is a bold and super-charged biting song about the devastation from years of drug abuse. “Taxes and Jail” is a detached, amusing anti-love song –“you won’t hear from me you’re beautiful/ because it’s your insecurity that keeps you around/ because baby you can always depend on me when you need someone to let you down.” Propelled by a grooving beat, “I Can’t Remember When You Were Mine” includes lines like “boxes and boxes of unlabeled crap/ if I die now they will never get unpacked” sung with deep dissonance. Dramatic, expansive string arrangements make “Ohio” a gloomy treasure. This might be another go-to for me on moody days.
“The title refers to a time in my life where I took the path of least resistance to the end of the line,” explains Shubaly. “In one of the first copyrighted blues songs from 1912, Lee Roy White says ‘the blues ain’t nothing but a good man feeling bad.’ Coward’s Path is the sound of a bad man feeling bad.”
In Music We Trust
purchase at Amazon: The Long Run & Other True Stories: foreword by Jeff Bezos
purchase at Amazon: Bachelor Number One (Kindle Single)
purchase at Amazon: Thanks for Letting Me Crash
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