Featuring: End of a Year, Aloha, Sun Kil Moon, Das Racist, mOck, Blunt Mechanic, Bonnie “Prince” Billy and the Cairo Gang, Euphone, Communipaw, The Drums, Japandroids, Love of Everything, Beach House, Birthmark, and more.
My buddy and roommate Barnaby, Hardly Working turned me on to the wonders of 8tracks. I’ve put up one mix and I’m working on a few more (winter, awesome guitar solos, favorite songs over 7 minutes, etc.).
Peep this mix that I just posted. Featuring: Aloha, Prince, Husker Du, Love of Everything, Morrissey, Bonnie “Prince” Billy, James Chance & the Contortions, Cale Parks, Lemonade, The Jesus and Mary Chain, and more.
MACRoCK was great! We played two cool sets on Friday afternoon and Saturday morning. The rest of the weekend was filled with a constant supply of booze, a label expo where I picked up some new music, dance party to the maximum, seeing friends I don’t get to see often, and going to a buttload of shows.
The song posted is from a band called End of a Year. We played with them once in Greenpoint. Obits and End of a Year were both playing at the same time at two different venues. Since I saw Obits last week in Brooklyn, I figured I’d go watch End of a Year since it’s been awhile since I’ve seen them. As I was leaving the Clementine Cafe, where Obits was going to play, the people waiting in line to get into the show said things like “WHY would you leave the Obits show?!”
Anyways, I get to the End of a Year show and they effin killed it. The band was fun and funny. Their band name comes from an Embrace song so they often get compared to them and described as recreating the “Revolution Summer” sound. The singer said something along the lines of:
“Listen, we all like those bands. But just because we like them, doesn’t mean we sound like them. I don’t know what I’m going to do if I hear this ‘Revolution Summer’ shit one more time. Y’know what, we are changing our name. From now on we will be known as End of a Year Self Defense Family.”
Anyways, no regrets about seeing End of a Year over Obits. However, I DO regret seeing Young Widows instead of Medications. Don’t get me wrong, Young Widows totally ruled, but I heard Medications played a Faraquet song (“Study in Complacency”). I doubt that shit will ever happen again.