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)
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.
Our friendly fellow stringer stranger, Grandpa Egg (Jeb Morris) has been busy relocating from Nashville to Philadelphia and some how, has still managed to track a sophomore release titled “Praying Mantis”
Grandpa released the following statement : “These recordings focus on a cast of characters who live in a meadow across the road from the house where I grew up. They include, but are not limited to: a girl named Sally, a bluebird named Hank, a daisy called Daisy, an Earthworm Wally, a Christopher Cricket, and a praying mantis named Pellapetisimo.”
Produced by Morris’ brother, Bart.
We highly encourage that you visit EGG’s website to keep updated and buy/stream the album from start to finish via the link below:
Quicker than thee stench of expensive bourbon oozing out of Washington today, Elf Power releases their new record on Orange Twin / Darla. The band visited GF studio during the Summer of 2012 to track for the album, listen to the title track “Sunlight On The Moon” via soundcloud below :
and stream the entire record (for a few more days) via NPR
“[Elf Power] recorded the latest record in a variety of settings ranging from singer/songwriter Andrew Rieger’s home studio, to Athens, GA’s The Glow studio, to Lavonia, GA’s Gypsy Farm Studios, a long derelict country music theatre located in rural Georgia. Newly renovated and transformed into a recording studio, the beautiful auditorium hosted concerts from the likes of Dolly Parton, Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny Cash and George Jones throughout the 1970s and 1980s.”
See Elf Power on tour this month with Neutral Milk Hotel and Deerhunter
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On the patio of Flicker Theatre, Johnny Tumble had fumbled his White Russian, resulting in an electric explosion of ivory that rained down on Zeb’s left slipper. As clockwork, we stumbled inside to catch The New Sound of Numbers‘ set, which was riddled with fiddles of the groove that left us in a trance and feeling some what tribal. Quickly out into the 31 degree Athens night and (approximately) 13 giant steps to the left and you will arrive at the 40 Watt club, and on this particular night they are hosting The Music Tapes’ performance of their “Traveling Imaginary” touring eXXtravagansa.
Julian, Robbie, and friends set up a circus tent inside the club, complete with flying bells, moons, horns, whistles and the bowing of a banjo. God help any poor soul that gets hold to a bad trip and much bliss can be expected to those settled comfortably underneath the ‘big top’ as something truly interesting and remarkable is happening before you. Then, all of a sudden – you count down from 5 and it’s over, the lights are out and the tent is gone.
Catch The Music Tapes and their Traveling Imaginary show soon in and town near you // TOUR DATES