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!

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.

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 :

F.N.C.F to release EP on GFR

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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!

https://soundcloud.com/gypsy-farm-records/house-built-by-love-fncf

 

 

 

GF Happenings / MAY

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4/29 – Koko Beware + more / GO Bar / Athens, GA
4/29 – Parkertown Pickers / SWAMP Bar / Hartwell, GA
5/6 – JKF Art Opening / Flicker Theatre / Athens, GA
5/7 – Midnight Stranglers / Derby Party / Decatur, GA
5/13 – The Darnell Boys + more / 40 watt / Athens, GA
5/14 – Midnight Stranglers / Superica / Atlanta, GA
5/21 – Athens FACE/OFF / 40 watt / Athens, GA
5/21 – Midnight Stranglers / The Optimist / Atlanta, GA
5/22  – Shoal Creek Stranglers / Depot / Lavonia, GA
5/28 – FNCF+ more / Uptown Lounge / Anderson, SC 
5/29 / Nicholas Mallis + more / Athens, GA

 

 

 

GRATEFUL GREETINGS / 2016

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Welcome to the strange world of 2016 folks – Following is the latest scheduled GF Happenins for the month of January :

JAN 15th / 40 watt / Athens GA –  The fabolous 40 watt is proud to present : OLD SMOKEY, SCOTT SPILLANE and THE ALL CITY CANNONBALLERS at 9pm / $5 / 18+ / EVENT PAGE

JAN 16th / Capri on Main / Gaffney SC –  It’s them DARNELL BOYS again – and they’re up to the usual stringing with the SHOAL CREEK STRANGLERS opening at 9pm / $10 / EVENT PAGE

JAN 16th / ODDITORIUM / Asheville NC – Join SHADOW SHOW, FRIDAY NIGHT CAT FIGHTS and JOSIE McQUEEN / EVENT PAGE

JAN 17th / CRIMSON MOON / Dahlonega GA – The SHOAL CREEK STRANGLERS return to the forever cozy North-Georgia venue for a special Sunday-Show at 7pm / $9 advance /$12 at door / EVENT PAGE

JAN 22nd / SUPERICA / ATLANTA GA – The MIDNIGHT STRANGLERS are on the loose and will be performing at the local TEX-MEX restaurant at 9pm /  EVENT PAGE