last year’s garden window was one of my sleepers. it caught up to me this year, as i definitely fell in love with their grungy rock kickstarter. good news for me, as the band has just announced that they will be strippin’ the tunes down to acoustic barebones for an EP called basement window. tracklist below, and the EP will be out september 18th.
2. Machines Pt. 1
3. Lay Down
photo credit: weworemasks
Well, folks. This is the last “last tour” I would want to be reviewing. Since 2001, Thrice has been a mainstay in my musical emergence, maturation and all that mushy stuff. It was good to be presented with a weekend opportunity to catch them twice: once in Austin and once in our hometown. So we rallied up our closest friends who were Thrice fans, trekked to Austin to catch a set for fun, and trekked back home to catch what would probably be our last Thrice show for sentimental and blog purposes.
I’m going to go ahead and throw this out there: this is an incredibly biased recap; if you’re here to see what was wrong with it, you’re looking in the wrong place. Hit the jump for the review, setlists and photos.
o’ brother’s 2011 album garden window fell by the wayside, and to be honest – it happens to A LOT of good bands. there’s just a lot of shit to keep up with. that being said, their new video for “lo” is out, and it’s just as gritty as the song. lo-fi filters, dirt and grunge soak it from wall to wall. it’s also awesome that i’ll be seeing these guys twice this week, when they’re opening for thrice.
o’ brother – lo
we haven’t posted about these guys before, but o’brother has been opening for thrice and is signed to favorite gentleman, a record label we’re very familiar with and love the bands on. these grungy atlanta bastards are getting ready to release their debut LP, garden window, a week from today. “lo” is available to stream at one site, while “malum” can be heard at decibel magazine.
look out for more news on these guys, as i’m really enjoying these songs. ONE OF THEM HAS COWBELL, YALL.
o’ brother – lo
o’ brother – malum