ILX Gonna Shine in My Backdoor Someday (new post-Fahey folk for ppl posting in Takoma/Tompkins Square threads Pt II)

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who is in the band?
i just googled and bandcamp has no info

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Friday, 18 May 2018 19:17 (three months ago) Permalink

on the new record? here's what the release says:

Cooper Crain (Bitchin’ Bajas, Cave) recorded and mixed the album, as well as adding his shimmering synths all over it. Ryley plays electric & acoustic guitars and was joined by long-time 6-string sparring partners, Brian J Sulpizio and Bill Mackay, who both play electric. LeRoy Bach also plays some electric guitar, whilst adding all piano and other keys. Andrew Scott Young and Matt Lux play bass – Andrew supplying some double-bass, both of them played electric. Drums / percussion are handled by Mikel Avery and Quin Kirchner. Topping off this list of notorious Chi-Town players is Nate Lepine, who added a lot of flute and a little saxophone too.

tylerw, Friday, 18 May 2018 19:19 (three months ago) Permalink

nm -- i just looked them up and i recognize all those names! lol

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Friday, 18 May 2018 19:20 (three months ago) Permalink

Cooper Crain (Bitchin’ Bajas, Cave) recorded and mixed the album

ok this makes a lot of sense

The Desus & Mero Chain (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Friday, 18 May 2018 19:21 (three months ago) Permalink

he mentioned touch and go and don caballero to my roommate

global tetrahedron, Friday, 18 May 2018 19:22 (three months ago) Permalink

actually a few in there i don't recognize -- andrew scott young? leroy bach? otherwise those names are all v familiar to me as a local

last time i saw RW in the wild was at a BBs show at the same venue where he is playing tonight. they are an insular bunch.

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Friday, 18 May 2018 19:23 (three months ago) Permalink

leroy bach used to be in wilco

global tetrahedron, Friday, 18 May 2018 19:26 (three months ago) Permalink

ha also five style a band i haven't thought about in ages

The Desus & Mero Chain (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Friday, 18 May 2018 19:27 (three months ago) Permalink

Leroy Bach also played in Liz Phair's band in the early days - like the first band she pulled together to play shows.

Ryley's all in on '90s Chicago experimental rock, etc. No surprise it shows up in his music.

alpine static, Friday, 18 May 2018 19:32 (three months ago) Permalink

that's interesting
did not know!

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Friday, 18 May 2018 19:33 (three months ago) Permalink

i suppose i should listen to Deafman Glance. i liked Primrose Green a lot but couldn't get into the last one he did.

i know i have said this before, but again: dude is a top-shelf Twitter follow

alpine static, Friday, 18 May 2018 19:34 (three months ago) Permalink

this is sounding dope to me

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xK4ray1fD2I

The Desus & Mero Chain (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Friday, 18 May 2018 19:42 (three months ago) Permalink

there was a recent plea from someone on twitter to write a book covering the chicago music scene 1990-200?
would read!!

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Friday, 18 May 2018 19:49 (three months ago) Permalink

yeah i would read that too ...

tylerw, Friday, 18 May 2018 19:54 (three months ago) Permalink

it's still pretty awesome here tbh
i know there is no fingerpicking involved but don't snooze on mind over mirrors. they are truly spectacular in the expanded lineup and i would not miss the chance to see them over and over.

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Friday, 18 May 2018 19:59 (three months ago) Permalink

it's funny, that new MOM record hasn't really clicked with me (loved the previous one) ... i should give it another go.

tylerw, Friday, 18 May 2018 20:00 (three months ago) Permalink

have you seen them live?
this video is also excellent
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xp7D9TlG2u4

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Friday, 18 May 2018 20:04 (three months ago) Permalink

there was a recent plea from someone on twitter to write a book covering the chicago music scene 1990-200?
would read!!

― weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Friday, May 18, 2018 2:49 PM (fourteen minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

yeah no doubt there are so many useless music books written every year and a history of chicago post-punk/rock etc etc should really exist

feel like there's a high correlation between post faheyism and old skool post rock fandom

The Desus & Mero Chain (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Friday, 18 May 2018 20:05 (three months ago) Permalink

not just post rock but the free improv/jazz scene was on fire at that time too
the community spirit was strong
and most of those people are still around
there are some great interviews waiting to be done

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Friday, 18 May 2018 20:07 (three months ago) Permalink

yeah totally vandermark 5 etc etc

The Desus & Mero Chain (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Friday, 18 May 2018 20:11 (three months ago) Permalink

Oh man, Nate Lepine! I love that dude. Used to play in Manishevitz, which was a great band.

grandavis, Friday, 18 May 2018 20:55 (three months ago) Permalink

did they sound kinda like early Roxy Music?

The Desus & Mero Chain (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Friday, 18 May 2018 21:40 (three months ago) Permalink

Hey UMS, been outta here for a bit, but yeah, early Roxy Music was definitely an influence and aspect of the sound (they did a really nice cover of 2HB on an E.P. and live actually). They were very Chicago in that the band was made up of many jazz/improv players moonlighting in the band, my favorite being the great Fred Lonberg-Holm. In my opinion Manishevitz was extremely underrated. Also, the album "Rollover" has a lot of nice acoustic guitar playing on it, a really great expansive folk record.

grandavis, Sunday, 20 May 2018 13:33 (two months ago) Permalink

2 nights of snockgrass in greenfield this september.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1687493161358348/

scott seward, Monday, 21 May 2018 17:46 (two months ago) Permalink

nice

I just made a totally obsessive 5-disc compilation of unreleased Hurley tracks from live tapes, mostly covers. Not quite done yet but hit me up for mp3 versions of the first two.

sleeve, Monday, 21 May 2018 17:47 (two months ago) Permalink

ooh that sounds awesome

tylerw, Monday, 21 May 2018 17:50 (two months ago) Permalink

you know how to find me :)

sleeve, Monday, 21 May 2018 17:51 (two months ago) Permalink

co-presentation time for the blogs

sleeve, Monday, 21 May 2018 17:51 (two months ago) Permalink

love that the bar in town is having a wolf eyes residency and a hurley residency.

scott seward, Monday, 21 May 2018 17:55 (two months ago) Permalink

very good stuff

global tetrahedron, Wednesday, 23 May 2018 01:34 (two months ago) Permalink

https://charlieschmidt.bandcamp.com/album/sheep-in-wolfs-clothing

new charlie schmidt, he was the closest i'll ever get to seeing fahey at 1000 roses. glenn jones says this version of 'when the springtime comes again' is possibly the finest ever!

global tetrahedron, Tuesday, 29 May 2018 19:49 (two months ago) Permalink

what i like about schmidt is he kinda picks up where fahey left off in the late 80s, constantly refining/re-contextualizing/reinterpreting his old classics

global tetrahedron, Tuesday, 29 May 2018 20:14 (two months ago) Permalink

Never heard of Charlie Schmidt. Has he come up here before?

grandavis, Wednesday, 30 May 2018 14:13 (two months ago) Permalink

I hadn't heard of him prior to the festival.

Evan, Wednesday, 30 May 2018 14:16 (two months ago) Permalink

he was under the direct tutelage of fahey for a period- fahey actually used charlie schmidt recordings for his 'best of' vol. 2. the remakes of 'stomping tonight' and john henry variations are both schmidt, and the song 'tuff' is a charlie schmidt original

global tetrahedron, Wednesday, 30 May 2018 14:19 (two months ago) Permalink

whaaat

sleeve, Wednesday, 30 May 2018 14:28 (two months ago) Permalink

1. did not know there was a Best Of Vol. 2

2. did not know there were ringers on it

sleeve, Wednesday, 30 May 2018 14:28 (two months ago) Permalink

yeah that's such a crazy (and very fahey) story, the passing off of schmidt tracks

his performance at 1000 Rose fest was magical

The Desus & Mero Chain (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Wednesday, 30 May 2018 14:38 (two months ago) Permalink

I missed it :(

Evan, Wednesday, 30 May 2018 14:48 (two months ago) Permalink

will check out the new schmidt, xanthe terra had some good stuff, particularly liked the one that plays on grieg's hall of the mountain king

ogmor, Wednesday, 30 May 2018 14:55 (two months ago) Permalink

yup, for reference, here are the tracks in question... a key tell is that 'tuff' on the best of is obviously an entirely different song than the one on the cul de sac collab

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R5IUxQ9j_uw
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k5siNU2vx64
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RzgQoo54sI0

global tetrahedron, Wednesday, 30 May 2018 15:18 (two months ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...

New Bachman track up from the upcoming album. Very psyched for this:

https://www.stereogum.com/2000319/daniel-bachman-scrumpy/premiere/

grandavis, Wednesday, 20 June 2018 14:35 (one month ago) Permalink

yeah i think he's really getting into a new zone of artistry, as good as he was before

also excited for Gwenifer Raymond's Tompkin's Square debut which is out next week

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FngnEP_RKQg&feature=youtu.be

The Desus & Mero Chain (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Wednesday, 20 June 2018 15:41 (one month ago) Permalink

i've been avoiding listening to these singles, from what i've read this album seems like it'd be best digested whole

global tetrahedron, Wednesday, 20 June 2018 16:46 (one month ago) Permalink

Assuming you are referring to the Bachman record, I think that is likely (ie it'll be a good whole album listen). Still, the two tracks are both very cool imo, and the first one that was sent out into the world is a really nice standalone listen. Feel like you are on a good track with this though hah hah, nothing wrong with waiting in life for the right time for something. Good to take an album for a ride for sure.

grandavis, Wednesday, 20 June 2018 19:18 (one month ago) Permalink

new gwenifer raymond album out! i’m enjoying it- first thing i notice is that she has a very specific ‘roll’ she does. i lack the vocabulary to describe it well, but fahey had a pretty specific one, glenn jones too. you’ll hear it if you pay attention

global tetrahedron, Friday, 29 June 2018 18:02 (one month ago) Permalink

Fat Knuckle Freddy, dude uses a cigar box guitar built for equal tempermant

Kinda wide open desert vibes dig it despite unfortunate tone attorney name

https://fatknucklefreddy.bandcamp.com/album/sweet-requiems-on-a-hot-summer-night

The Desus & Mero Chain (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Friday, 6 July 2018 23:21 (one month ago) Permalink

New Bachman is now available for streaming:

https://www.npr.org/2018/07/19/628857862/first-listen-daniel-bachman-the-morning-star

This one is 100% right up my alley in every way.

grandavis, Thursday, 19 July 2018 13:16 (four weeks ago) Permalink


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