PREMIERE: “Trembling Rose” by The Haunted Head

“Conway Twitty came to me in a dream about 15 years ago and gave me this song” is how Pendleton, South Carolina’s Brant Duncan puts it – referring to his most recent recording at GF studio.

Brant first caught the attention of GFR with his previous band The Elegance (2008) before joining Carolina punk rockers Pine Tar Rage who had recently signed to Gypsy Farm Records.

“Trembling Rose” is Duncan’s first new material in years under the pseudonym “The Haunted Head” and we hear a familiar voice that any fan of The Elegance will find fits right in woven between blankets of Supro-FUZZ with piano and drums accompaniment.

Stream “Trembling Rose” via bandcamp below :

 

 

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Stream: Country Strange – Vol 1

Debuting high on the parkertown yodel-charts this morning comes “Country Strange Vol. 1” featuring a modest collection of original country songs pinned by long-running Gypsy Farm associate Uncle Goo a.k.a Garrett Chase Carpenter.  We first got a taste of this sweet medicine back in the ladder part of 2018 with the release of two singles “I’m Tired” b/w “Mallory”.

“It’s all here folks – country and western tunes of loathe, love and gout.” says associate producer and graphic designer WJAY.  As per usual, the standard GF band of cronies provide solid backing through-out the entire playlist given wing with the addition of pedal steel picker Matt “Pistol” Stoessel and lead guitarist Jake Stargel.

Country Strange Vol. 1 is available January 2nd on all streaming platforms including bandcamp and digipak CD.

Tune in to 92.1 FM WLHR Lake Hartwell Radio on January 4th to hear local DJ Porkchop sit down for an interview with Uncle Goo at 9:30am!

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LISTEN: Marble Soup track “Kerosene”

After releasing his debut solo effort in January, senior GFR member Matthew Caleb Garrison (Marble Soup) embarked on a European tour as the bassist for Elf Power and upon his return to the states has now issued a brand new single titled “Kerosene”.

Venturing from previous Marble Soup releases, this zero-gravity tune boasts an intergalactic vibe brought on by Garrison’s keying of the Rhodes piano met with solid backing courtesy of drummer Cody Martin, complimented with the masterful guitar work of Jake Stargel, finally baked in a dash of star-dust provided by Zeke Sayer on vocoder.

Stream and share “Kerosene” by Marble Soup below :

Uncle Goo’s new song “Mallory”

Just barely one month after releasing the local break-up anthem “I’m Tired” ordained captain of country strange Uncle Goo continues his momentum with the unveiling of an additional tune titled “Mallory” off of his upcoming 2019 EP.

“Right from the beginning ‘Mallory’ conveys a sense of waking up alone for a days work while the mind stays half-detached from reality and occupied on fonder moments as a thick fog of steel guitar weaves a hopeful outlook” – WJAY

Stay tuned for the release of other fine concoctions on all streaming platforms via Gypsy Farm Records in 2019.

Stream and share Uncle Goo’s “Mallory” below via bandcamp

GFR label celebrates 10 years

As we’ve found ourselves nearing the end of an amazingly bazaar year, the realization came upon a windy night at Gypsy Farm that our label division is now (unbelievably) a decade old.

Ten years of records, cds, tapes, streams, dreams, clips and trips with still one more release slated for 2018 – Uncle Goo’s follow-up crooner titled  “Mallory” due out on December 3rd.

The following day (Dec 4th) you will find the Ice Creams performing one of two Athens, GA concerts in support of their self-titled EP at the Go Bar with an additional show commencing on December 20th at Flicker Theatre and Bar.

GF contributor WJAY has expressed a strong hope that we’ll see you all in another decade going on to toast :

Here’s to a continuation of releasing music and visuals we find interesting and a huge thank you to all that have supported GFR and it’s artists through-out the decade whether it be by recording in our studio, spinning our records or going out to see the live shows.  Thank you!

Stream : The Ice Creams EP

The Ice Creams were formed as a recording project some ten years ago in November of 2008 as the “long forgotten bastard side-child” of Athens garage group The Humms and self proclaimed “Scooby Punk-rockers” are ecstatic to finally announce the first release since their limited edition single via Gumball Machine Records.

The long awaited extended player is comprised of 6-songs making up the self titled record [The Ice Creams EP]

“Here’s a newly posted video from a group called The Ice Creams, for a little ditty titled ‘Everyone’s Got a Skeleton.’ The band, which features Zeke Sayer and Matthew Garrison of local band The Humms as well as drummer Stephen Findley, plays a slightly more saccharine version of The Humms’ earworm-y garage-punk, impossibly catchy and lean as white meat.” – Gabe Vodicka – Flagpole magazine

The Ice Creams EP drops on November 13th via Gypsy Farm Records but you can pre-order and stream the EP now in it’s entirety below via bandcamp.

 

Uncle Goo releases new song “I’m Tired”

Long-time GF recording artist and contributor Garrett Carpenter AKA “Uncle Goo” has interrupted his four year silence with today’s offering of a new song titled “I’m Tired”.

“It’s every bit tried, fried and tie dyed in a classic southern-twang made possible by Carpenter’s backing band met with his incredible voice that haunts from outlaw country’s past” – Sam (GF intern)

Stream and share the single below via bandcamp and youtube.

Kwazymoto premieres new track

Experimental noise punk duo Kwazymoto have debuted a new single from their forthcoming album My American Family – available Sept 28th with the release show taking place Oct 6th at The Caledonia Lounge in Athens, Ga.

Flagpole magazine premiered the official music video for the track titled Hipster Scum calling the band “one of the most musically and conceptually ambitious bands in town”.

Kwazy-frontman Ian Hemerlein had this to say : “The album was recorded, mixed and mastered by Zeke Sayer at Gypsy Farm Studio. We have also returned back to our original two-piece lineup for this album, which is [myself] on guitar and vocals and Kody Blackmon on drums. My sister, Lauren Hemerlein, also performs harp on some of the tracks. I directed the video, which is our first to feature lyrics visually, so I would encourage reading them”.

Hemerlein has also recently released solo material under the name Saint Syzygy.

Stream the music video below and check out Kwazymoto Oct 6th for the release of their third album “My American Family”.

Lydia Brambila debuts new record

Athens area musician and cultivator of “Dreamy cathedral pop” Lydia Brambila (Outersea, Sea of Dogs) released her debut album titled “Migraineur” on August 31st via streaming and cassette with an included zine, songbook of lyrics and spells.

The record officially premiered Sept 1st via live youtube stream atop of Brambila’s tree house and features a collection of hauntingly beautiful “songs about trees, water, fauns, and flight” with cover illustration by Sarah C. Mars.

Recorded by B.C. Fortenberry with additional overdubs and mixing by Zeke Sayer before final mastering by Nicholas Wilbur.

Stream the album in its entirety below.

 

Pine Tar Rage releases new track “46”

Ed Campbell (Episode 42 of the Ratio Podcast) is perhaps most known throughout the Southern region for his high octane bluegrass group ‘The Drovers Old Time Medicine Show‘ which recently celebrated over 30 years together.  Speaking from his porch with cigar in hand Campbell reiterates that  he’s “a rocker at heart” and that Pine Tar Rage serves as “an outlet for the rowdier compositions requiring electricity” – although some songs inevitably cross over between the two bands such as the tune “I Got a Headlight Out”.

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On the other hand, PTR’s latest single titled ‘46‘ is unmistakably written to take on a more aggressive form of one such angry bull backing into an electric fence in the wrong corner of a palmetto pasture.  Campbell, being a Chicago Bears fan says the new song is a “homage to Mike Singletary and the 46 defensive play.”

Well you danced on the edge of a knife 
stilettos at midnight 
cold steel nothing less 
runs deep in your chest 

Snarl like a dog like Buddy and Mike 
see life through Singletary eyes 

Well all night howling at the moon 
on into the next afternoon 
well you say “life has made you old” 
well tear life a new asshole 

Snarl like a dog like Buddy and Mike 
see life through Singletary eyes 

Well ever since ’73 
you’ve been lost in a rock and roll dream 
well no man who does his best 
is left with any regrets 

Snarl like a dog like a Buddy and Mike 
see life through Singletary eyes

Watch and share the official music video below :