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 :
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!
Comprised with members of Carolina’s “Kill Geddy Lee” the now defunct F.N.C.F (an abbreviation for Friday Night Cat Fights) were a post-90’s alternative rock group that resided in the upstate somewhere between Anderson and Belton, South Carolina.
Beginning in July of 2015, the band tracked several songs at Gypsy Farm studio with anticipation of self-releasing their first LP album. After mixing was completed in early 2016 the group of course dis-banded due to unfortunate circumstances and the untitled album was shelved indefinitely. By late 2017 talks had began between Gypsy Farm and the band’s original label Guttersville Records in order to secure a proper posthumous release containing select songs from the original 2015 recording sessions.
Through several days of hostage negotiations, resulting in a stand off with an untold amount of coffee brewed, the green light was finally handed down by the top-executives over at Guttersville. The deal permits the release of a four song EP titled “Rinse And Repeat” and also features a cover illustration by local artist TINY inc.
Among the extended player’s track listing includes the chronicle “House Built By Love” pinned by Evan Biondo (vocals/guitar) and Nate Combs (vocals/guitar). The song is an ode to ‘long gone but not forgotten’ memories of the band’s one-time rental house and the activity that took place there.
The slightly disturbing imagery brought forth by lyrics “Of all the things that I have seen off the neighbor’s porch huffing gasoline” seems oddly enough right at home in between distorted guitars draped over a solid rhythm section provided by Jason Hannold (bass) and Nick Lawson (drums).
Although F.N.C.F is no more, founding members have since gone on to form a similar, albeit more acoustically driven music project known as “Mosquito Rodeo” that is currently active and releasing music via their bandcamp.
GFR staff writer and frequent contributor WJAY was noted saying “This band [F.N.C.F] brilliantly executed a heavy glimpse into modern day folklore that blends rural tradition within an expanding urban area”
Download or stream the “Rinse and Repeat” EP by F.N.C.F on Gypsy Farm Records out April 16th!
We’d like to dedicate this moment of time to GF’s founding father – Clem Sayer as he continues to venture on ward, a-midst thee eternal tangle of the cosmos…or as he simply put it : “Pickin and Grinnin” – Mar 14th 1938 — Feb 15 2011
His dog, “Duncan” passed away earlier this month on February the 8th 2015.
We here at GF would like to extend our evening invitation to all lovely folks who DARE come out to enter thee Ole Haunted SCHOOL HOUSE and Community Center (via Sandy Cross, GA) for “HALLOWEEN SWAGGER: Pt. 2” which is once again being presented TONIGHT by our friend Josh Harper.
Performing guests will include Megan Jean and the KFB – all the way from Charleston SC and Harper’s own Rabies Scythe Fight which should get this party started promptly at 7pm (SHARP). There is even word (all-be-it most likely a dirty rumor) that Georgia Native stand-up guy / comedian REXX HOWARD will be hosting a private set from the woodshed located directly behind the school house which will include complimentary face-painting.
Official statement from the promoter : “Better than prom?? Yes! Better than life? You bet!! (Did you just feel that destiny in the air?) Come on out this ain’t no breakfast club, it’s Halloween Swagger part 2”
All bodies are suggested to appear in costume and donations are hauntingly accepted to help with costs / bands. Please act responsible or we’ll be forced to cast the rains of hell fire down upon you in a timely fashion. The event is located at 2980 Sandy Cross Road, Royston, Ga 30662 and you are encouraged to RSVP here
Gypsy Farm mourns the passing of it’s executive producer on July 15th due to a hit and run on the Nancy Hart parkway. Known far and wide by many for 10+ years, we are honored to have been blessed with the good fortune of crossing paths with one BOOGIE BROWN, aka ‘The Boog” and hold hope that our spirits be tangled again.
“When ole Boog died, he died so hard he shook the ground in my backyard”
As a fall breeze slithers through GF this morning, we pass on to you an original strum by Garett Hatch (and the sumthin sumthins), ripped from his solo effort seperate of thee band MOTHER THE CAR, currently finishing their debut LP at GF studio. Please enjoy this video/song “OUT OF PLACE” below from Hatch’s home-recording sessions :
Catch MTC with The Shoal Creek Stranglers at the Soul Bar in Augusta, GA on Nov 14th 200013. STAY TOONED FOR Exciting news from GFR!
Whilst sponging up the Nashville skyline, via a venue known as “The Nursing Home” I arose to the lawn with a glass of cheap chardonnay and managed to capture this fabulous song-writer, Cowboy Slim. He strung out an entire grab bag of wit, comprised with the usual hooks, but some how presented it all in a fresh fashion, “exciting and inviting” my mind back to fallen folk pickers such as the late Randell Hylton
Please watch and share this video of COWBOY SLIM’s original, “Just In Case You Fall In Love With Me” -from the grassy hills of Nashville, TennesSEE :