It’s hard to believe that Elf Power is almost 20 years old band. The group formed in 1994 as part of the famed Elephant 6 collective, and on October 1 will release their thirteenth proper LP. The new album is called Sunlight on the Moon and will be released October 1 via Darla and Orange… Continue reading Elf Power to Release “Sunlight on the Moon” October 1
It’s difficult to describe the encapsulating power behind Ham1. The Athens-based band’s latest album, Let’s Go On And On And On With Ham 1, is perhaps most engrossing release in their half-decade career. “It’s Only A Dream Unto Itself” is one of the album’s top tracks, molding together a unique array of rock, folk, country… Continue reading Ham1: It’s Only A Dream Unto Itself [mp3]
Elf Power is one of the great leftovers from the epic Elephant 6 collective — you know, bands like Of Montreal, Neutral Milk Hotel, Essex Green, Beulah, and Apples In Stereo to drop a few names. On their tenth — yes, tenth! — studio album, they go the self-titled route. But don’t think that safe… Continue reading Elf Power: Elf Power [Album Review]
Madeline Adams from Orange Twin Records stopped by Department Of Safety in Anacortes during the summer of 2008. With some local artists and a few well-known names, she recorded with them what would become Tour EP, a collection of six songs previously available only via a CD-R sold while on the road. It now gets… Continue reading Madeline, Your Heart Breaks & Karl Blau: Tour EP [Album Review]
My God… just how long have I had The Captain’s Table by Ham1 (MySpace) in my promo pile!? (That question warrants the exclamation point due to the excessive time it has spent there.) Let’s see, the album hit in November of 2007. You’ll likely need to subtract a few months due to the standard promo… Continue reading Ham1 [Feature Band]
I love the spacey guitars and mellow, harmony vocals on The Instruments’ “Sounds Electric”. But, even moreso, I love the consistent, repetitive percussion; it is the percussion that, in my opinion, makes this a great song.