Sept. 24 • Bogart's
0 Comments · Wednesday, September 18, 2013
In 2011, Atlas Genius was swamped with
gigs, recording and fall exams, so the members neglected their email for
a few weeks. When they checked it, they found dozens of messages from
industry reps proffering label deals, management, bookings and legal
advice. By early 2012, “Trojans” had hit the top of Sirius XM channel
Alt Nation’s chart.
by Mike Breen
Members of The Seedy Seeds get busy after band announces "break"
On June 4, one of the more beloved bands in Cincinnati (and, increasingly, the rest of the country), Indie Pop greats The Seedy Seeds, announced that they were going on "break" on their Facebook page. The post was worded to suggest this is an "indefinite hiatus" — the words "break up" were not used, but there's no sign of activity from the band on the horizon (fans are also leaving "R.I.P." messages on their Facebook page).In the "break" announcement that sounds like a "goodbye" one, the trio writes, "While we each have new projects to which we must now turn our energies, it's very hard to imagine how to live any moments from this point on as anything but Seedy Seeds."Some of those new projects have been making themselves known recently. Seed Margaret Darling has been performing her solo material regularly on the local club front and, yesterday, it was announced she has some touring in her immediate future. The band Distant Correspondent, described as Indie Dream Pop and featuring members located in different cities around the world, announced that Darling will be joining them on their upcoming fall tour. The supergroup made itself known to the public earlier this year and received a lot of press right off the bat. The band features David Obuchowski from Brooklyn's Goes Cube, the U.K.'s Emily Gray (from British Post Rock crew and John Peel faves Meanwhile, Back in Communist Russia), multi-instrumentalist Michael Lengel on drums (whom Obuchowski met when he moved to Colorado) and Seattle bassist Tyler Wilcox, as well as fantastic Indie singer/songwriter Edith Frost (who is not touring with the band this fall). Here's what Obuchowski had to say about bringing Darling into the fold: Being in a band with members in different cities and even countries is pretty liberating. Sure, it's not always the easiest thing in the world from a practical standpoint. But the flip-side is that it affords us the opportunity work with musicians we love, even if they don't live close.With that in mind, we're thrilled to announce that we'll be bringing along Cincinnati-based solo artist, MARGARET DARLING as our featured vocalist for our upcoming record release tour. We're big fans of Margaret's solo work, and her work in the now-defunct Cincinnati indie-pop powerhouse THE SEEDY SEEDS. In fact, when it came time to put together a show in Cincinnati for our record release tour, we asked Margaret Darling to share the bill with us before we tapped any other artist. Margaret's music (as a solo artist and with her former band, The Seedy Seeds) has been described as "dizzying, perplexing and wonderfully fun" (NPR), and "no less than impressive - intimate and addictive" (CincyMusic.com).Darling is joining the tour as "guest vocalist," beginning on the opening date in Denver on Oct. 23, the day after the band's self-titled album is released through Hot Congress/Old Flame Records. Click here to check out the music video for the Distant Correspondent track "Summit."Meanwhile, Darling's Seedy Seeds co-founder Mike Ingram has been busy as a road sound technician, but he has found time to work with a new collaborator, great local singer/songwriter/guitarist Jasmine Poole, who works under the name Wonky Tonk. Ingram (who harmonizes and plays guitar) and Poole have been working on new Wonky Tonk material and, given their hectic schedules, they even created a cyber-concert for fans to check out while they wait for it. Wonky Tonk Live Aug 2013 from Wonky Tonk on Vimeo.As luck would have it, both musicians are currently in town and tonight will be performing at the Nothside Tavern. The free show (in the club's "front room") features Wonky Tonk, Mr. Pointy and Kyrst and starts at 9 p.m. Also in Seedy Seedsland, the group's drummer, Joe Frankl, has poured all of his focus back into his great Pop Rock trio of the past 10 years, The Frankl Project, alongside bandmates Jake Trippey and Paul Schroder. The band has been doing regular tour dates in support of its excellent new album, Standards. The band is hosting the album's local release party this Saturday at the Northside Tavern. The show is free and features special guests The Pinstripes, The Happy Maladies and 46 Long. Here's a teaser The Frankl Project posted on YouTube. Click here for more on Frankl Project.
June 11 • 20th Century Theatre
0 Comments · Tuesday, June 4, 2013
Upstart two-piece (and, when live, four-piece) Pure
Bathing Culture — led by old friends, romantic partners and Vetiver
members Sarah Versprille and Daniel Hindman — filled the genre box on
its Facebook page with “New Age/Slow Dance/Adult
May 18 • Madison Theater
0 Comments · Monday, May 13, 2013
Ordinarily, Indie Rock, Halo and skating share a
whole heap of nothing in common. But for Wild Moccasins
vocalist/guitarist Cody Swann, each of those things has functioned as an
all-enveloping obsession at some point in his life.
Jan. 31 • MOTR Pub
0 Comments · Tuesday, January 29, 2013
It’s been nearly a decade and a half since New York City
percussionist Adam Pierce anagrammed his name in order to christen his
new solo project Mice Parade.
Jan. 16 • MOTR Pub
0 Comments · Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Frontdude Grayson Sanders is a classically trained
musician and composer with a soft spot for “Stravinsky, Ravel, Bartok,
Ligeti and Autechre,” influences that clearly color the band’s 2011
full-length debut, Laminate Pet Animal.
Sept. 29 • The Hanke Building
0 Comments · Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Imperial Teen is still kicking, still churning out
singularly crafted Indie Pop so ear-pleasingly addictive that it’s kind
of remarkable they’re not more of a household name. But, then again,
that’s never been the band’s reason for being.
Aug. 1 • Madison Theater
1 Comment · Tuesday, July 31, 2012
To a certain extent, once you dive into each
musical genre or subgenre, all bands start to sound alike. That goes for
Australia’s Indie/Pop/Alternative group The Temper Trap, too. But just because everything “new” has already been discovered doesn’t mean that something old/overplayed can’t be enjoyable, right? The
Temper Trap is definitely enjoyable. Plus, the band has the bonus
secret weapon of lead singer Dougie Mandagi’s voice, which is quite
June 10 • Bogart's
0 Comments · Monday, June 4, 2012
With last year’s six-song Nightlife,
Phantogram lightened their atmosphere slightly while continuing to
weave a fascinating sonic tapestry colored by threads of Chillwave,
ephemeral Synth Pop and beat-driven sampledelica. In the design sense, a
phantogram is a two-dimensional image that appears to be
multi-dimensional. In the musical sense, Phantogram is a duo that sounds
like an airy yet totally engaging Pop orchestra with dimensionality to
March 23 • 20th Century Theater
0 Comments · Friday, March 16, 2012
The Joy Formidable has plied its loudly melodic Shoegaze
Pop trade well beyond its Welsh homeland since forming in 2007, but the
trio has simply exploded; the band’s roller coaster has barely slowed down in the past 15 months. Since The Big Roar,
the trio has toured with fans Foo Fighters, played the Glastonbury,
Leeds and Reading festivals in England and the Fun Fun Fun Fest,
Lollapalooza and Cincinnati’s MidPoint Music Festival in the U.S.