July 8, 2013 by Dave
Said the Whale joined Seattle at The Tractor Tavern in Seattle recently touring in support of the recently dropped EP I Love You. It’s a three-track window into their most recent album effort still taking shape with a release due this fall. It’s a little more indie pop than before and it’s just as damn good. Said the Whale describes the tracks as “the most upbeat songs from a collection of 17 tracks that we’ve recorded since we began work on the album in January”.
Take a listen here:
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June 26, 2013 by Dave
Free Energy absolutely killed it on stage while in Seattle throwing down an incredibly energetic set. These guys are an unreal amount of fun on stage. They got the crowd going at what I’ve usually seen as a kinda calm joint. They played a bunch of tracks off their new album Love Sign as well as their older equally dance-infectious tracks from Stuck on Nothing. Definitely not a band to be missed if they’re in your town.
Another thing I have to call out from the show was The West, the opening opening act of the night. The crowd interaction for a group that early in the night was insane. Insane and also completely understandable with the driving dance beats and the fantastic vocals laid down by Darnell and Adrienne. It was very reminiscent to the energy of LCD Soundsystem. They were incredible! Take a listen below.
Photo Credit: Dave Endicott and AJ Dent
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June 7, 2013 by Dave
One thing was clear with Saturday’s show that had been added at the last moment after Friday’s sold out immediately after going on sale; Yannis Philippakis and his Foals band mates were not fucking around. From guitars smashed on stage to singers descending from second story balcony’s into the hands of the crowd that was pumped on each heavy guitar hit and soaring vocal line Foals established quickly that they are damn good live. Fellow photographer AJ Dent and I had plenty of things to capture the attention of our lenses during the show with theatrical lighting displays during a very high energy performance. (click the gear in the upper right hand corner to see the second photo in it’s full resolution glory. Credit: AJ Dent)
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June 15, 2011 by Steph
Los Angeles project Belize will be releasing Tidal Tales from the Other Side on June 20th, 2011. Singer/songwriter Casey Curry is also a professional photographer in Los Angeles and he’s taken time out of his crazy schedule to chat about his new album, photographing Andrew W.K., and working with Frankie Siragusa in the studio.
S: Starting with the name, what made you decide to dub your project Belize? Do you have any associations with the country?
Casey: When writing and recording Tidal Tales, my goal was not just to create dynamic and evocative songs that would be compiled on a record, but to essentially create a score for the lives of my listeners. I geek out on space, and I love the ocean. In my opinion, Belize has some of the most inspiring oceanography one can encounter on this earth. The name of the band was not premeditated in any way, shape, or form. It is simply a result of the journey traveled while making the album.
S: Your music draws influence from a lot of the classics like Brian Wilson, Nick Cave, and Pink Floyd. If you could chat with any musician, alive or dead, who would it be and why?
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