Monthly Archives: October 2015
New Orleans’ psych-rocker Val Hollie, aka Pete Campanelli, is the latest artist to emerge from NOLA’s burgeoning indie rock scene.
The Ross Farbe-produced EP finds Campanelli varying between balladry, surf rock and noise pop that blend together into a seamless whole. Campanelli and Farbe took over a gutted house and set up a studio there. From there, Campanelli recruited his backing band and they are currently at work on their debut.
New Orleans residents can catch Val Hollie on the following dates;
11/01 – New Orleans, LA @ Gasa Gasa w/ Fever the Ghost & Shmu
11/13 – New Orleans, LA @ Saturn Barn (EP Release Show) w/ Bottomfeeders & Trance Farmers
1. To Meet U
2. Blue Valley Babe
3. Stepping Outside
4. Death Bed
5. Be A Man
6. Siberian Summer
ARoc has offered up free stream/download of his track ‘The Future’.
To download the track, click on the embedded Soundcloud file.
Jane Penny, lead singer of Montreal’s TOPS, had this to say about ‘Hollow Sound of the Morning Chimes’; “‘Hollow Sound Of The Morning Chimes’ is loosely about addiction, or maybe not addiction but definitely weed. It’s about the way you spend your time and the way built up memories and patterns make it hard for people to change. We wanted the song to be beautiful and heavy.”
The song can be found on their current release Picture You Staring, out now on Arbutus Records.
Catch TOPS on the following dates;
October 27th | Chicago, IL | Lincoln Hall*
October 29th | Detroit, MI | Marble Bar*
October 30th | Toronto, ON | The Horseshoe *
October 31st | Montreal, QC | Theatre Fairmont*
November 1st | Brooklyn, NY | Music Hall of Williamsburg*
November 2nd | Washington, DC | U Street Music Hall*
November 5th | Dallas, TX | Dada*
November 6th | Austin, TX | Auditorium Shores (Fun Fun Fun Fest)*
November 9th | Phoenix, AZ | Valley Bar*
November 10th | Los Angeles, CA | The Roxy*
November 11th | San Diego, CA | The Hideout*
November 12th | San Francisco, CA | The Independent*
November 13th | Portland, OR | Doug Fir*
November 14th | Seattle, WA | Barboza*
November 21st | Vancouver, BC | The Biltmore*
The EP follows the release of Geographer’s third album Ghost Modern. Deni wrote much of the album in the back seat of his car on a cliff overlooking the beach overlooking the Presidio of San Francisco. Even though he was close to nature, he still considered the writing process to be one of the most difficult he’s ever encountered.
Inspired by his cover of Arthur Russell’s ‘This is How We Walk on the Moon’, Deni decided to record an entire EP of covers. Endless Motion EP Vol. 1 is the result.
Justice McLellan and Alex Cooper had this to say about the EP in a statement;
“During the months these songs were made we lived together in a dilapidated Vancouver special under peculiar circumstances which didn’t allow us much sleep or security. Many songs came out of this time but we felt these 5 had an inexplicable relationship. Without shedding too much personal detail it seemed I was at a complete dead-end, no future prospects, no real inspiration aside from music, and it really seemed any option I had wouldn’t work…An insoluble problem, the crux of the matter.”
Due to a number of factors, there will be no Videos for a Lazy Sunday this week.
It will return on November 1. In the meantime, check out past editions for great videos and free MP3s!