here is a video of new harrisonburg band the turlocks playing live at blue nile. features some of my really good friends, including former members of the brooms and tomsmen. I played a couple shows with them when i was back in virginia. country twinged soul-rock-pop for your pleasure.
look for recordings, hopefully on their way soon. the modern folk music of america.
here is a track from charlottesville, va's salvaticus. a heavy monolith of instrumental, blackish metal. this, for now, is the recording project of the drummer and guitar player from thus came, whom i posted about way back in the murky history of this spot. this track and the 4 song EP it is from offer long form blasts that listen more like suites, each lasting for about ten minutes. they work in movements, pulling participants through shades of darkness, at times winding down to acoustic guitars before blasting off again. here's the lead song, 'breeding ground'
you can grab the EP as a free download at their bandcamp. the modern folk music of america.
here is a cover of the roches' 'hammond song' by harrisonburg/staunton va's the cinnamon band. they plan to do 12 covers in 2012, releasing one every month. 12X12. it'll be cool to see what else they come up with.
here are some solo guitar musings from jordan perry, whose music was featured on the MFOA mixtape. These songs have a contemplative vibe, somewhere on the border between 'american primitive' fingerstyle guitar and classical composition i think, though i'm not an expert on those genres. unexpected nylon string dreamtones.
here lie a couple tracks from freddie nunez's brand new (meaning today) album 'runaway'. soothing bedroom pop from california's moreno valley. this 'collapsing' song is an especially pleasing harrisonesque transportation.
run away with it, as well as two of his older albums, for a nominal fee, at his bandcamp. the modern folk music of america.