New Release: Rock and Raw: Vol. 2

Earlier today, the cassette sector of Gypsy Farm released a statement claiming their machines are “fired up” and running momentarily to produce a “super short-run” follow up to 2018’s now out-of print compilation album, Rock and Raw.

The first volume was an even shorter-run tape release, only circulated privately among the bands involved and friends. 

Rock and Raw: Vol. 2 is packed with past and current artists of the label roster and comes loaded with the newest single out from the Humms unreleased album, Vampire Hours.

Opening with Bat & The Bears – “Kromp”, an urgent breakbeat style of composition brushed with samples of old gospel choir recordings.

That segues delightfully into the raunchy sludge of distortion that is The Honey Sliders tune “Fucking And Fighting”. This mixtape is sure to liven up the cooler-conversation if played in the workplace.

Vol. 2 is currently unavailable on streaming platforms and may only be purchased via our GF HOTLINE (706-356-5638), email or messaging our social media profiles

Track listing: 

Side A:
Kromp – Bat & The Bears
Fucking and Fighting – The Honey Sliders
Perfect Day – Pine Tar Rage
W.I.P. – Richie

Side B:
Natural – The Haunted Head
Wagon Yard – Shoal Creek Stranglers
The Leaking Man – Old Smokey
I Hung Myself – Uncle Goo
Merry Days – The Humms
Recall – The Ice Creams

In other GF related news, we are excited to finally see the release of Ancient Whales: Live at Adult Swim this Friday (May 29th) where ever good music is streamed!

Ancient Whales: Live at Adult Swim and more releases from Gypsy Farm Records

Pre-orders are now up for Ancient Whales: Live at Adult Swim via the GFR bandcamp. Originally recorded at Adult Swim HQ in Atlanta, GA for broadcast in 2018, the band then consisted of Enoch (guitar) and Natalie (bass) both sharing vocal duties, backed by the dual drum-team of Scott (TS) Woodward and Bryan (BP) Poole, respectfully.

The group also recently released a studio album called “Vestiges of Tails Appear in All of Us” out now on Owlphabet Records.

“Live at Adult Swim” drops on May 29th wherever good music is streamed!

Also sneaking out from the ether during this strange time is the first material in two years to be released from Clemson, SC’s cow-punk stewards, Pine Tar Rage. The song titled “Perfect Day” recalls the adventures of an individual from pre-sunrise and climaxes into all the fixings of the perfect day. Fans of PTR will immediately notice that the song is a somewhat departure in sound comparatively to their past recordings, but nothing unfamiliar to long time patrons of the band’s live set.

Singer songwriter, Ed Campbell trades in his usual high-gain mesa/boogie for a more reserved guitar-tone that is only complimented by Brant Duncan’s slippery-slide guitar leads, reminiscent of early Flaming Lips with Ronald Jones.

Both elements are meld together by the retro country-shuffle rhythm section of Jeff Barrett (bass, vocals) and Zeke Sayer (drums, vocals).

Meanwhile, back in March, we saw this interesting piece of sonic-syrup take forum within the laboratories of Gypsy Farm by a specimen known only as “RICHIE”.

The near six-minute raver is called “W.I.P” and was received with this press release:

“In 1973, the fabric of time was ripped open and from that gaping hole emerged a being that would be known only as ‘Richie’. He deserved no last name but in him the fire remained to make you move yo’ ass and make you smile and laugh. Richie didn’t have no Daddy, only Mama. She taught him superstitions and lived a life full of drama. But she sang and loved sincerely. She gave him music and he loved it dearly. The magic in the songs is all that’s kept him moving along. Up, down, sideways, bringing it honest and strong.”

We recommend this tune garnished with a sub-woofer or synced into your morning run.

Until next time, we leave you with the latest from our YouTube channel:

Article by GF staff writer, Willie Shears. Photo courtesy of Liz Trader Williams / Ancient Whales.

Gypsy Farm artists play show at Yesterdaze Records 02.22.20

The Gypsy Farm Records caravan will be making an official stop in Seneca, SC for an in-store performance at Yesterdaze Records.  The free show is all ages and will commence at 7:30pm on February 22nd featuring Uncle Goo & the Country DragonsAncient Ethel, Ed Campbell and Nate Combs.

11225343_452263898286204_6162833762884882730_nNate Combs is directly responsible for numerous Carolina bands such as Kill Geddy Lee, F.N.C.F and Mosquito Rodeo.  Combs is also in charge of day-to-day operations at the infamous Guttersville Records and is rumored to be related to the Wizards of Dawn.

Ed Campbell (Episode 42 of the Ratio Podcast) is perhaps best known throughout the Southern region for fronting a high octane bluegrass group ‘The Drovers Old Time Medicine Show‘ which just celebrated over 30 years together.  Speaking from his porch with cigar in hand Campbell reiterates that he’s “a rocker at heart” and has been looking forward to what will be his first solo show in 32 years.

AE_022319 sessionAncient Ethel has consistently kept a steady string of performances and along with debuting an EP last year, they’re proud to announce the recent adoption of a “Baby Blue” van into the flock and just in time for their upcoming tour.

Uncle Goo_3 smallerWe finally reached Uncle Goo for comment.  He says “Me and the boys are gonna get down in the upstate, up in the downstate and every which way in between” and then adds “Also, doing it for Seneca.”  Whether Goo is referencing the town or the great Roman philosopher “Seneca” remains unclear.

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Listen: “Natural” – The Haunted Head

Clemson, SC’s alternative project titled “The Haunted Head” remained mostly quiet throughout the summer after releasing a dreamy waltz tune titled “Trembling Rose” back in the chilly month of February.

Today the band, headed by Brant Duncan (The Elegance, Pine Tar Rage) has announced the premiere of a new song, simply called “Natural”.

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In a somewhat stark change of timbre from their previous efforts, “Natural” greets the listener with a heavier sound and firm tempo that fans of Crazy Horse will appreciate while Duncan’s unique voice hovers near the point of subconsciousness.

Accompanying the new song is a video directed by WJAY.  Stream and share “Natural” via youtube and bandcamp links below.

Release: Uncle Goo – “Cattywampus!!!”

Almost one year since the release of Uncle Goo’s debut album Country Strange, VOL 1 we are now excited to announce the premiere of his second album titled “Cattywampus!!!”.

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Recording commenced earlier this year directly after the release of Country Strange and carried on through the summer.

Two singles were leaked prior to this official release: “This Heat” b/w “When I Die (Bury Me at the Waffle House)“.

Both singles were welcomed with open arms by the community far and wide thanks in part to heavy rotation by local DJ “Porkchop” on 92.1 WLHR via “The Breakfast with Porkchop Show”

“While the first record was soaked knee-deep with an ‘outlaw’ country-sound,  Goo stressed that he wanted to go more into a ‘southern-country-rock” vibe on this effort and what we got is ‘Cattywampus!!!” – WJAY (GF correspondent) 

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Uncle Goo and his band (The Country Dragons) will be performing one-night-only in Hartwell, GA at RACK’S Lakeside Bar & Grill (formally Swamp Guinea) to celebrate the release.  The show is free and will begin at 8pm.

Stream and share “Cattywampus!!!” everywhere now!

Stream: “See Me On” by Bat & The Bears

Following up from their summer single “Tight Fit”, we are pleased to unleash another tune from Bat & The Bears titled “See Me On”.

Stream and share the official music video (which features video synthesis by Barnabus Bronson) via the YouTube link below.

Premiere: New ‘Uncle Goo’ Song and album

Hotter than a double order of jalapeno hash browns, Garrett Carpenter (AKA Uncle Goo) has just unleashed a brand new tune titled “When I Die (Bury Me at the Waffle House)” – his second single from upcoming record, Cattywampus!!! – in stores everywhere October 15th via Gypsy Farm Records.

Carpenter says “When I die, don’t be sad.  Though you want to, don’t cry.  I’ll be gone but I’ll be here all the same.  I don’t want no one to spend a lot of money to honor me.  I don’t need no stone with my name.  When I die, bury me down at the Waffle house”.

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Waffle House C.E.O Walt Ehmer and upper management were unavailable for comment at press time however, top-ranking waitress “Miss Moselle” was quoted saying “Anyone that comes in here and mentions Uncle Goo’s new song will receive a bowl of Bert’s famous chili at full price”.

Uncle Goo’s new record “Cattywampus!!!” will be his second album to come out in less than one year, after January’s “Country Strange: Vol 1” saw Goo receive much deserved praise for his songwriting and a one-of-a-kind live performance at the oldest Strip Club in Georgia – The Clermont Lounge.

You can catch Uncle Goo & The Country Dragons live and in person one night only this October 25th at “Racks” (Formally Swamp Guinea) in Hartwell, GA.

Stream and share “When I Die (Bury Me at the Waffle House)” via bandcamp:

 

 

 

 

 

F.N.C.F releases “Let It Ride” EP

After several years of negotiation with the group’s home label and representation (Guttersville Records / Galloping Ghost Music) we at Gypsy Farm are pleased to announce the unleashing of a sophomore effort by Anderson, South Carolina’s most beloved urban punk rockers “Friday Night Cat Fights”.

The brand new release titled “Let It Ride” features 6 tracks off of their debut album reel recorded in 2015 at GF.  Unfortunately, the record was indefinitely shelved after the group disbanded during that same year.

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F.N.C.F eventually debuted via Gypsy Farm Records in early 2018 – albeit posthumously with their EP “Rinse and Repeat“.

This most recent collection features a tune penned by group bassist Jason Hannold called “Jay’s Tune” and is choc-full of the same raw rock and roll tunes that forced the unfortunate listener to fall head over hell in love with the group way back in 2015 – even featuring a vocal accompaniment by Brandon King of The Beltoneans.

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“Friday nights carry a spirit of freedom, a break from the daily grind.  For some, Friday nights are a shot at love — for others a taste of excitement.  No matter how many rotations around the sun you’ve witnessed — the spirit always comes back to reconnect you with the feeling of running on all cylinders.

Friday night is your night and these are your cat fighters!  Will you open up your heart and let the magic in?  Songs and stories written for you — by you.”

Guttersville lead cigar chomper :
“E. Sweet”

Download, share and stream F.N.C.F’s latest EP “Let It Ride” where ever good music is streamed.

 

 

 

Listen: “This Heat” by Uncle Goo

With 2019 well on it’s way to becoming one of the hottest years on record, we are plain jubilant with the announcement of a new song from the king of country strange – fittingly titled “This Heat”

“Creepy steel guitar and haunting vocals! I didn’t think it was possible to get chills because of a song about the heat.”
– WLHR radio host Michael “Porkchop” Branch 

 

“This Heat” debuted Friday morning on 92.1 WLHR radio in Lavonia, GA.

Stream and share Uncle Goo’s latest single via the bandcamp link:

 

 

 

 

https://gypsyfarmrecords.bandcamp.com/track/this-heat

Premiere: “Tight Fit” – Bat & The Bears

Content with identifying as perhaps the strangest-mistake currently signed to Gypsy Farm,  the experimental-act known as “Bat And The Bears” celebrates it’s first official year of existence having released an EP [Wool Wearing Wolf] last July and being referred to as “Gothic-Karaoke”.

Following a live performance last Saturday night in Athens, GA the project released a new single called “Tight Fit” recorded at Gypsy Farm in the fall of 2017 before the label cut funding.

Watch and share the official music video for “Tight Fit” by Bat & The Bears :

Featured image courtesy of Gregory Frederick (Athens Ga Live Music)