There is a chance I could get a concert/baseball day on 4/19. My wife's dad is coming to town from the east coast and they are encouraging me to go do something. Luckily the M's have a 1PM game that day and then Chop Suey has a kill the keg early show (5PM). $1 select drafts and four bands for $5-$7. Great Falls, Theories, Old Iron and Tacos!. I really hope this works out.
Death Grips - The Powers That B Sufjan Stevens - Carrie & Lowell Courtney Barnett - The Double EP: A Sea Of Split Peas Courtney Barnett - Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit FIENDS IN LOW PLACES: HEAVY VIBES INTERNATIONALE Dan Deacon - Gliss Riffer Keith Sweat Torche - Restarter Lightning Bolt - Fantasy Empire Butcher's Waltz Volume 2 (Learning Curve Records V/A)
I figured I would get one of these posted to attempt to get the ball rolling. I decided to do an album from a Sasquatch 2015 artist. Courtney Barnett is not only my number one must see on the 2015 lineup but she was one of my most anticipated acts from the Julysquatch that never happened. Her new album is really good and I am still digesting it. Before that was the Double EP: A Sea Of Split Peas. It has ten songs spanning over 46 minutes. Every one of these songs is great. Courtney is from Melbourne and her style of witty song writing and adorably lazy singing are made 10X more awesome with her accent. If anyone has seen me post on this board they know how much I love Helms Alee. There is no way in hell I would miss this Courtney Barnett set...even for Helms Alee.
The Double EP has some standout tracks despite them all being excellent. "Avant Gardner" hits home. While I was dealing with significant anxiety I felt this song was personal due to her having so much trouble breathing in...although I am a little better with smoking bongs than she is.
"Anonymous Club" makes me feel all romantic. My wife and I don't get sexy with it or anything but it is one that makes us think of each other.
It is easy to focus on the vocals and songwriting when it comes to Courtney Barnett but give her guitar skills respect, too. She can shred with the best of them. I finally found a reasonably priced copy of this album on Discogs and can't wait to add it to my vinyl collection. We had an emergency c-section on 3/20/15 and are lucky enough to welcome our daughter to the world without any complications despite being nearly a month premature. I have never been good at arts/crafts or keeping track of mementos. The "Baby Book" that we are supposed to be starting for our little girl has blank pages you are supposed to put things like first step, first word blah blah blah. I decided to include the first albums that she listened to and the very first one was Courtney Barnett - The Double EP: A Sea Of Split Peas. I love this album so much and if you haven't given it a chance you need to take it for a spin.
Dan Deacon - Gliss Riffer Botch - We Are The Romans ( botch.bandcamp.com/album/we-are-the-romans-remastered-reissue ) The Residents - Nibbles (First thing I have heard from them. A co-worker gave me some vinyl to listen to and this was one of them. It has that Santa Dog song on it and I understand the obsession)
I'll go check 'em out tonight, my dude, but hold the internet for a second. You've never listened to Botch?!
Haha, there are a lot of bands out there that I missed the boat on. It is cool though...now I get to listen to Botch for the first time. I am listening to We Are The Romans right now and I get why they are so critically acclaimed. Would love to play on good speakers at a high volume! Wicked stuff. I am glad you got to check out SUMAC. They were filthy.