I’ve long suspected there’s something in the water around Athens, Georgia.
Some music gets you right away. The best music keeps coming back to you. Time will tell if Futurebirds are a band that resonate with me down the line, but they certainly got my attention from the first hit. They do the kind of country rock I love-a little bit cosmic, expansive, full of soul and noise.
Opener Via Flamina is my favourite here. It’s the peyote kicking in as you sip your fourth mojito while watching the sun go down, it’s watching it all all open up, and it’s knowing everything is going to be quite alright.
Earlier this week I posted Weed’s EP on the BCH twitter (@bandamphunter) and within the hour I was being followed by “Burn Me Up University”. A type of marijuana alma mater it would seem. Weed do not produce stoner music, exactly. Sure there’s fuzzed out guitars and woozy vocals, but there’s complexity in this seemingly simple sound. It’s that lazy delivery amongst a whole lotta noise that appelas, like the best Grandaddy or Yo La Tengo. But comparsions are lazy. I dig Weed.
I like what’s happening in Back Half. Ingenious little bit of invention to break up this EP. What movie is the dialogue from? Whoever can tell me get’s a BCH coffee cup (pending design and production).
Here at Bandcamp Hunter we’re all about separating the wheat from the chaff, picking our way through the monolithic silo that is the world of online music. From this week I’ll be identifying the really delicious wheat, in the form of the BCH Pick of The Week. This will involve the selection of a standout band and picking what I consider to be their finest song.
This week I’ve found myself listening to a lot of Loud Valley. I adore the track Pensacola. It kneads about on your insides like a little cat settling down to nest, all soft and warm. Before you know it it’s purring away, those beautiful horns and Appalachian harmonies reverberating within your very soul. In a word:delicious. Savour it.
Twitter followers will receive extra treats such as links to the best free downloads on Band Camp, tips on other great music from around the web and, of course, all the mindless chatter that twitter provides.