Grace and Lies. On the surface, the two concepts couldn't seem more different. One of them restores, the other ruins. One of them forgives, the other deceives. But to hear Kim Krans, frontwoman for Family Band, tell it, the two aren't opposed - they're intertwined. "Grace and Lies are two characters I envisioned last summer," she says, by way of explaining the haunting title track on the group's second record. "I couldn't get them out of my head.
What do you do when the guitar you wrote all your songs on gets stolen mid-tour and you’re too practical to run out and jack up your credit? This might not seem like a major problem for most bands, but when you're the sparse duo of Eternal Summers and you are relying on that Parker Nitefly to compensate for high and low end, you can’t help feeling a bit exposed.
Shortly after completing their back to back tours in Japan and Australia, My Morning Jacket are taking their celebrated, exhilarating live show back on the road this August with the announcement of their North American tour, with Band Of Horses in support.
Often described as a mix of bluegrass and country with an accent of metal, no other band delivers the experience of the homemade gas-tank bass played by Jeff Eaton, sets the mandolin strings on fire like Wayne Gottstine, or makes the banjo sing like Eric Mardis. Together, they burn up speakers and stages alike providing an unforgettable experience. This is one trio not to miss!
Indie-folk cellist Ben Sollee will release Live at the Grocery on Home on May 1, 2012. Joined by fiddle player Casey Driessen and percussionist Jordon Ellis, the album was recorded over a four-night residency at the Grocery on Home in Atlanta, GA and features live interpretations of songs from Sollee’s studio releases.
Modest Mouse hits the road this June for the Randalls Island, NYC Governors Ball Music Festival and the 2012 Orion Music + More festival in Atlantic City, NJ. And the band have just announced today that they will also make stops in D.C., Pittsburgh and Columbus. Please see below for latest confirmed itinerary.
Fans should stay tuned to www.modestmouse.com for exact on sale information for tickets to these select shows.
"This Is How It Goes" is a Record Store Day 2012 exclusive 7-inch by Marco Benevento, available at independent record stores across the country this Saturday, April 21. The song from the revered pianist is the first to ever feature vocals.