Thursday, 29 January 2015
Open Mike Eagle has announced his new EP: A Special Episode Of Open Mike Eagle. It gets released on February 3rd!
Whanna whet your whappetite? (What is whappening?) Look no further than here, as yesterday Mike released a preview track from the EP, titled “Raps for When It’s Just You and the Abyss.” It’s a dreamy, succulent offering:
Nice nice, eh?
Hey, listen, if you’re like me (and you should be) and you can’t get your fill of Open Mike Eagle, you shouldst really be listening to his podcast as well: Secret Skin. In fact, in the most recent episode (which featured special guest Busdriver—who has a song called “Secret Skin” on one of his albums… hmm… I wonder…) Mike premiered ANOTHER track from the new EP. So go listen to that. Do it. For me. And for Mike.
Wednesday, 19 November 2014
Yesterday The Jesus Rehab (aka the best rock band in Seattle right now) released a music video for their song “Sallie” from their 2014 album The Zoo at Night (which I reviewed in-depth here). The song itself is a joyous celebration of death after a life well-lived, and the video is a funny little skit about a sentient phone punctuated with a tiny version of TJR appearing here and there via the magic of low-fi special effects. Seriously, the retro bluescreen effect is charming, as is the jittery stop-motion animation. It captures the playful spirit of the band excellently. Take a look-see:
Now everyone wants to recycle their electronics, right!?
Categories: Music, Videos.
Wednesday, 12 November 2014
ALITE in the Darkness
Quick update: my “Album of the Month” has now been released (only almost halfway through the month, so not bad) on the internets for you to partake and enjoy! So now…
PARTAKE & ENJOY!
Direct link to git it:
Wednesday, 5 November 2014
11/8/14 at Conor Byrne!
ALL THE HOORAYS! Julia Massey & the Five Finger Discount are releasing their highly-anticipated 4th album with an album release show this Saturday 11/8/14 at Conor Byrne Pub in Ballard!
The new album is called A.L.I.T.E. and from everything I’ve heard from it, it should be a rich & heady collection of songs. In fact, you can preview one of the songs from the album RIGHT NOW by watching this video for “Montana Capri” right here:
Good stuff, right? “Montana Capri” is quite a special song for me, because it was actually written for my daughter before she was born. You see, “Montana Capri” was Avery’s code name that we used for her before we announced her real name. Yes, that’s right my one-year-old daughter had TWO music videos created for her in the span of one weekend! How frikkin’ awexome is that!?
Anyway, you really should come to this show.
Julia Massey & FFD November 8th Album Release with Roaming Herds of Buffalo and Honey Noble!!! (Facebook event)
Saturday, November 8th 9:00pm
@ Conor Byrne Pub
5140 Ballard Ave NW, Seattle, Washington 98107 (map)
Maybe we’ll find out what A.L.I.T.E. stands for?
I AM EXCITE! SO CAN YOU!
Categories: Concerts/Shows, Music, Videos.
Tuesday, 4 November 2014
Can you believe it?
On Saturday my wee beb turned 1 year old. If you aren’t aware, over at her website I’ve been doing a photo-a-day project. Long ago when I started doing this, I had the idea of stitching all of the photos of Avery’s first year together into a video where each photo is shown for one second so the video would be 366 seconds long.
Unbeknown to Carrie, I thought that watching a six-minute video of a bunch of photos would be much better if it had some musical accompaniment. So I secretly set about writing a song that was exactly 60 beats per minute and had exactly 366 beats in it.
We just happen to be a part of a community that contains some of Seattle’s very best musicians, so without Carrie’s knowledge I secretly reached out to several of them to see if they would be willing to be a part of this project, and the response was very enthusiastic.
Over the month of October various awesome musicians recorded their parts and I mixed it all together, until on Avery’s 1st birthday I surprised Carrie with the results (she was rather thrilled). You can now see the full music video here:
If you like the song, you can download it here:
Here are the song credits:
• Me (Christopher Grant Harris): Chiptunes, lyrics
• Julia Massey of Julia Massey & The Five Finger Discount: Verse 1 vocals & keyboards
• Jared Cortese of The Jesus Rehab: Verse 2 vocals & keyboards
• Chris Blount: Bridge rap lyrics & vocals
• Gary Lappier of Terrapin: Bridge guitars
• Lawrence Duncan of Sphinx Akashaa: Verse 3 vocals & guitar
I hope you likes!
Categories: Life, Music, Videos, Wee Beb.
Friday, 17 October 2014
What does it take to be a ghost?
Hey, Julia Massey & the Five Finger Discount have a new album coming out next month: A.L.I.T.E.
If you just can’t wait that long (and let’s face it, who can?), you can hear one of the songs from that album RIGHT NOW by watching this new lyric video for the song Paralleloplan(e)s! Do you like puppets and roosters and masks? YOU KNOW YOU DO!
JM+FFD is having an album release party on Saturday, November 8th. You’d best believe I’ll have more info about that here on this here website here soon!
Categories: Music, Videos.
Thursday, 4 September 2014
All the people, all the lovely people…
Who knew that when I grew I would have so many über-talented friends? Whelp, a bunch of them just got together and released a music video full of awesome musics and awesome dance. Here is the official music video for Julia Massey & the Five Finger Discount’s song “The Story of the Earth So Far”
Not only is the song by my friends Julia Massey, Dom Cortese, and Geoff B. Gibbs, but it was choreographed by longtime pal Travis Goldman of Tacoma City Ballet, and one of the dancers is our lovely pub trivia buddy, Whitney Sprague! My friends are plastered all over this thang!
Plus it has…
GEOFF’S HEAD ON A STICK!
Also, Save the Date: CD Release Party on November 8th for JM+FFD’s fourth studio album, “A.L.I.T.E.” at Conor Byrne in Seattle. Details forthcoming…
P.S. GEOFF’S HEAD ON A STICK!
Categories: Music, My Famous Friends, Videos.