17 hours ago
Thursday, November 12, 2009
my band, the kodaks, is playing a show next tuesday, november 17th at the factory in rochester, michigan. just as a warning to everyone, i'm not actually playing with a band. my set will consist of myself and my friend playing guitars over bass and drums being played through my laptop. should be alright though. my drummer can't fuck up right?
anyway, we are opening for enlou, this band from cincinnati, ohio. and let me tell you, they are phenomenal. a while ago i went to see french kicks, one of my favorite bands of all time, and these adorable little dudes were playing these great pop songs with a vibraphone. i ended up becoming pretty good friends with enlou and i encourage anyone reading to check them out (their new threshing floor ep just came out a while ago and it's grreat) and to come to the show. the factory, rochester, mi. doors at 9, and 5 bucks.
in other news, my songs that were recorded at battle tapes studios in nashville will be seeing release soon. my good friend adam moult of the band bad cop has started his own label and will be releasing the mouth kiss single on a 7 inch with (most likely) disco lighting as the b side. this should see release around december. the rest of the ep will (hopefully) see release early next year, like spring-ish. my friends label is called jeffery drag recrods. awesome, i am aware.
this is what i'm doing instead of writing a paper that is due tomorrow. well, technically, today. college has not been half as cool as i was expecting, although i may have just met my new drummer. let's hope so. i'm sorry to say that for the most part, detroit really is the shit hole it is made out to be. that being said, good people (millions of brazilians, eat this city dudes, etc) and good places (majestic complex, grey shack, etc) make it all okay. sometimes. but some other good news is that i have been writing, a lot. lot's of new songs. one of which i am very happy with and i will be playing next week.
now i will leave you all with a slightly depressing but more importantly amazing mix of songs i have been listening to throughout this incredibly dreary and very creepy michigan fall. i'm going to try to start uploading mixes in full. i usually make several playlists per month and end up listening to them non stop. i'm pretty sure compressing it put the tracks out of order but oh well. click here to download. please enjoy
00 song - artist
01 roslyn - bon iver & st. vincent
02 i just want to see you underwater - here we go magic
03 headache - girls
04 slow life (feat. victoria legrand) - grizzly bear
05 blindsided - bon iver
06 ghosts - CANT
07 a good man is hard to find - sufjan stevens
08 needle in the hay - elliott smith
09 on a neck, on a spit - grizzly bear
10 wolverine - sufjan stevens
11 english house - fleet foxes
12 mrs cold - kings of convenience
13 a threaded needle - lotus plaza
14 blood red sentimental blues - cotton jones
15 toothpaste kisses - the maccabees
16 human racing - st. vincent
17 technicolor - nurses
18 i've got you and you've got me (song of contentment) - new buffalo
19 neon bible - arcade fire
20 reprise - grizzly bear
21 nantes - beirut
22 my heart is an apple - arcade fire