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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have you seen them live?
this video is also excellent

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.

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


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

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


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

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:

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

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

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:

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

grandavis, Thursday, 19 July 2018 13:16 (one month ago) Permalink

Hah hah, the opening to this record is so far up my alley. Almost comically in my zone.

grandavis, Thursday, 19 July 2018 18:16 (one month ago) Permalink

just ordered the 2LP/CD package:

sleeve, Thursday, 19 July 2018 18:19 (one month ago) Permalink

Think I am basically gonna see Bachman 3 times in three weeks or something, so will likely buy it from him direct. Really looking forward to grabbing it though. I fully support the movement into incorporating Pelt & Jack Rose directly! (I mean it ain't that simple and isn't totally fair to make that comparison but hell I am into the romanticizing great Virginia shit right now)

grandavis, Thursday, 19 July 2018 18:24 (one month ago) Permalink

I'm ten minutes into Invocation and this is just the big belly laugh of cosmic American music I didn't know I needed.

The shard-borne beetle with his drowsy hums (Chinaski), Thursday, 19 July 2018 19:03 (one month ago) Permalink

It sounded great on first listen.

No purposes. Sounds. (Sund4r), Sunday, 22 July 2018 13:55 (four weeks ago) Permalink

Bachman is amazing so far, kind of hard to digest at work but yeah this is very cool
I had very high hopes after his 1000 Rose fest set

The Desus & Mero Chain (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Friday, 27 July 2018 14:16 (three weeks ago) Permalink

mine is showing up soon I hope, looking forward to it

sleeve, Friday, 27 July 2018 14:24 (three weeks ago) Permalink

i really enjoyed it, i admit i hope ogmor hates it though because i love reading his writing

global tetrahedron, Friday, 27 July 2018 15:26 (three weeks ago) Permalink

yeah, the new one is worth sinking your teeth into — glad to see bachman getting weird.

tylerw, Friday, 27 July 2018 15:45 (three weeks ago) Permalink

bachman goin straight up drone!!

i'm glad, i haven't liked any of his intervening albums as much as seven pines, which always struck me as very droney for a fingerpicking record

j., Saturday, 28 July 2018 01:30 (three weeks ago) Permalink

oh man this is fabulous, on my second listen now due to granddaughter invasion/chaos in the house distracting me from the 1st runthrough

sleeve, Saturday, 28 July 2018 01:38 (three weeks ago) Permalink

it's so sparse and slow compared to earlier stuff like Seven Pines

sleeve, Saturday, 28 July 2018 01:38 (three weeks ago) Permalink

I think the collaborators on this, both actual (folks playing fiddle/bowls/shruti box etc.) and environmental (insects/cars/trains/radio orators), allow that space in a lot of ways. It is way easier to sit back and let you playing breathe when you aren't solely responsible for generating all of the sound. Also of course he has shifted and changed things up over time (and is older) so I am sure some of this is just the passage of time settling into the playing. But yeah, I love the slow ones, and am lucky to have seen some of this stuff develop live over the last couple of years. There are a lot of folks who have delved into this territory over the years but I think Bachman is making it his own too. Hope he continues down this road for a while.

grandavis, Saturday, 28 July 2018 14:28 (three weeks ago) Permalink

really loving the Bachman, the sound is almost like field recordings, love as you said the outdoor feel and space

this is probably the opposite of what he should do if he wants to be successful but i love it artistically

The Desus & Mero Chain (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 31 July 2018 20:21 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I think he has given up on being "successful" for the time being, i.e., having music be the only thing he is doing and appealing to as wide an audience as possible. Note that he is getting tons of positive reviews, pretty much every magazine/site that still covers this kind of thing has weighed in. I would guess he sells more, or about as many, copies of this record as any others of his, but still point taken. Opening the album with a 19 minute track is certainly not a populist move hah hah.

grandavis, Tuesday, 31 July 2018 20:34 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Oddly enough I have been recording a ton of tracks outside in Virginia with the bugs and environmental sounds kicking in. Pretty much all moot now that Daniel has laid this out there for the world to hear (same bugs even, as we live pretty close to each other in Virginia!)

grandavis, Tuesday, 31 July 2018 20:36 (two weeks ago) Permalink

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