Using the alias “Marble Soup” local Georgia native Matthew Garrison released his self-titled debut EP last month as download, stream and limited edition compact disc. The EP marks the first new physical release on the Gypsy Farm label since 2014 and is the result of several recording sessions spaced between Lula and Lavonia, Georgia dating back to 2015.
Engineered by Jake Stargel, the takes were then mixed at Gypsy Farm Studio before final mastering at Chase Park Transduction. After touring the U.S. twice in 2017 with Elf Power, Garrison enlisted the help of Larry Choskey (of Nate and the Nightmares) for art direction and cover design, then set the EP release date for Jan 2018 and it has met with positive reviews since it’s release :
“Clocking in with a mere four songs, this little record does a fine job of exhibiting Garrison’s songwriting, which harkens back to NRBQ, a little Randy Newman and perhaps a slight amount of Gram Parsons to boot” – Gordon Lamb – “Threats and Promises” – Flagpole Magazine
“With it’s ominous beat, Marble Soup’s ‘Janet Lorraine’ solicits the listener immediately to a soundscape where time stands before inevitably running out” – WJAY – GF Press Editor
Purchase/stream the Marble Soup EP via Bandcamp or any online distributor.
We would wish you all have a happy and safe Halloween.
Today we are saddened by the news of American Mannequins / Dark Meat member Curtis Vorda passing onward due to a brain aneurysm last week in Athens, GA. Rest in peace, Curtis. The choir invisible gains another member.
T.S. Woodward is all set to unleash his “How To Breathe Underwater / In The Black Box” collection on double cassette and digital format this August 19th in Athens, GA at the Fabulous Flicker Theatre and Bar with the ever so awesome Viking Progress.
Show will commence at 10pm / Cover : $5
We are extremely happy to announce that the kickstarter campaign launched to aid in the funding of the long awaited album by T.S. Woodward – surpassed the initial goal of $1500! A tremendous “thank you” to everyone who donated to the project. Sources from the Woodward camp predict a release date before fall 2016.
7/6 – Marble Soup, JR Fisher and Tyler Travis / Flicker / Athens, GA
7/7 – The Cryptides, De Lux Interiors / GA Theatre Roof / Athens, GA
7/7 – Kwazymoto, Broken Windows / Flicker / Athens, GA
7/8 – Shoal Creek Stranglers at Lake Burton Bar / Clayton, GA
7/8 – Friday Night Cat Fights at Yesterdaze Records / Seneca, SC
7/8 – the VG Minus, The Grawks / Go Bar / Athens, GA
7/14 – HAINT / The Eyedrum / Atlanta, GA
7/16 – Fat Coyote / The Optimist / Atlanta, Ga
7/16 – Darnell Boys, Old Smokey / HI-LO Lounge / Athens, GA
7/16 – Tuba Skinny / Orange Twin C.C. / Athens, GA
7/21 – 7/24 – SLOPFEST / Athens, GA
Athens, GA based pianist known as T.S. Woodward debuted a new video earlier this month via Dominar Films – outlining a plan to finally release his long-awaited concept album. The project originally began production in 2013 before eventually transforming into a double-album with the addition of a live recording titled “In The Black Box” captured during Woodward’s 2015 graduation from the University of Georgia for studies in Popular Music Composition, a major which T.S. created himself after initially being declined entry into the Hugh Hodgson School of Music.
Woodward commented that the album is a “surrealist’s guide to navigating the dark descent into and out of a dream. Everything is complete except the physical release!”
Rewards for donations include everything from a digital version of the LP – all the way up to – T.S. delivering an actual piano to your home, spot tuning included!
Catch T.S. Woodward and his ensemble at this year’s Athfest – Friday June 24th on the Hull St. Stage at 7:15pm!
You can find out more and help contribute to the cause by visiting the official Kickstarter page and sharing the video below :
4/2 – FILM Premier : A Peculiar Noise – Atlanta, GA
4/7 – The Drovers at Greer Farmer’s Market – Greer, SC
4/8 – SCS at Yesterdaze Records – Seneca, SC
4/9 – Midnight Stranglers – Griffin, GA
4/9 – The FANNY PACK w/ Nick Lutsko – Atlanta, GA
4/15 – Moths and more at Flicker – Athens, GA
4/16 – SCS at Oakland Cemetery – Atlanta, GA
4/23 – SCS at Gazebo (Morning Gig) – Lavonia, GA
4/23 – Southern Surf Stomp – Athens, GA
4/30 – Indie South Fair Springtacular – Athens, GA
4/30 – Rock n’ Roll Prom– Athens, GA