Clemson, SC’s alternative project titled “The Haunted Head” remained mostly quiet throughout the summer after releasing a dreamy waltz tune titled “Trembling Rose” back in the chilly month of February.
Today the band, headed by Brant Duncan (The Elegance, Pine Tar Rage) has announced the premiere of a new song, simply called “Natural”.
In a somewhat stark change of timbre from their previous efforts, “Natural” greets the listener with a heavier sound and firm tempo that fans of Crazy Horse will appreciate while Duncan’s unique voice hovers near the point of subconsciousness.
Accompanying the new song is a video directed by WJAY. Stream and share “Natural” via youtube and bandcamp links below.
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”.
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!
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
Gypsy correspondents confirmed that numerous assemblies have been taking place within the studio sector during this month and seem to entertain a slight promise of some strange (and exciting) projects that will finally be coming-to-light as time allows through out this year and next.
The remaining GF happenin’s for JULY (and early AUG) include :
The Rodney Kings at Little Kings / Athens, Ga / 10:45pm / July 30th
Old Smokey at 40 Watt / Athens, GA / 9:00pm / July 30th
Shoal Creek Stranglers at NICK’s / Clemson, SC / 10:00pm / July 31st
All City Cannonballers at Little Kings / Athens, GA / 7:30pm / Aug 1st
The Cryptides at Hi Lo Lounge / Athens, Ga / 10:15pm / Aug 2nd
The Cryptides at Kavarna / Decatur, GA / 8:00pm / Aug 15th
GF received a Memphis-Morning-Message informing that our sweet sister Erica Qualy (The VIGNETTES, Objectum Sexuals) has once again put together something fierce. We find a group, titled “FREDD VELVET” and they’ve wasted no time in recording and releasing a self-titled EP over a two-day period with the help of Hartle Road.
The band’s first release comes as an endearing sludge of steady-beat, neon-lit punk rock with plenty of auxiliary sounds which clang and tang to haunted organs that hover amid a well executed union of brass and axes. This 5-song EP hosts a collection of tracks that range from the comatose march of “Green Eyes” to the suggestive nature of “I Want To Look At My Rocks“. Clocking out right at around 10-minutes, the EP promises to be a pleasurable experience to all those familiar with the legendary history between Memphis, TN and independent punk rock music.
You can download the EP via bandcamp.
Various pictures taken by GF correspondents from 2012-14 were recently dee-classified and uploaded onto the photo page. Unconfirmed sources theorize that more are to be released.
Join us this Friday evening at Flicker Theatre and Bar for an exciting double feature of the T.S Woodward Quartet with Deep Chatham of Northern Carolina.
June 19th (left to right) Matthew Garrison, Jeff Webber, Zeke Sayer and T.S Woodward perform before the pre-athfest crowd at Flicker Theatre in Athens, GA.
The All City Cannonballers return – fashionably late and loud as ever with updated gypsy hologram backing. (June 19th / Flicker)
NATE and the NIGHTMARES give a wonderful performance following the Dexter Romweber Duo’s show at Little Kings. (June 13th)
Photos by KJ / Copy WJAY