Fast Preacher Never Leave

Fast Preacher – ‘Never Leave’

Recorded over the span of two years (March 2014 to March 2016), Fast Preacher’s Never Leave is a musical journey. It changes as much as Dan Hanson must have. Dan, of course, is the sole owner of Fast Preacher Inc. and co-singer/sole guitarist in Orlando/Chicago R&B monster Fat Night Co. His latest is all parts rock, roll, R&B, S&M, funk, folk, man, and beast — Who were you two years ago? 

Two years ago I was living in Orion on Orpington, an apartment complex within walking distance of the UCF campus — I know because three years ago I walked home after a failed date with this girl from my LIT 2 class. But two years ago, I was a junior AD/PR student living with a drug dealer. He wasn’t scary. He was actually pretty nice (to me) for being a drug-dealing douchebag. I smoked his blunt roaches, and we played Super Smash Bros and watched The World Cup on the daily that summer. That might explain why I wrote this favorable review of Mac DeMarco’s Salad Days on April 10, 2014.

See Fast Preacher live at The Vinyl Warhol’s Zine Release this Sunday. 

This theme of change is best encapsulated with Never Leave’s longest, the almost six minute “Envy” — a Zeppelin-like evolution in both styling and structure. The song’s instrumental preface rings like Jimmy Page’s classic riff in “Ocean.” The drums are primal and Bonzo-esque <<< probably the most ridiculous  non-word in history. This dissolves into acoustic guitar with thin, echoed vocals. ” The song then morphs again into something Zeppelin could have made if the were twice as far-out. Sensational.

Over its six songs, Never Leave cycles through contemplation, desire, love, and fulfillment (or lack thereof). In “Tell,” Dan searches for “a new distraction.” This comes in the form of affection from another, a love that progresses in the music that follows. Conflict ensues in the title track; he could see himself never wanting to leave while at the same time comparing his relationship to an agitated scratch. So it goes.

TODAY: The Vinyl Warhol Zine Exhibition @ Market On South (4/24/16)

ICYMI, The Vinyl Warhol isn’t only an Orlando-centric music blog; it’s also a zine. To date, we’ve released three zines, one of which we held a release show for at Will’s. Well that was all warm-up. Now we’re getting serious, quarterly themed zines with works centered around that issue’s title/theme. Included will be essays, photo series, illustrations, collages, poems, and whatever other weird stuff we/you can come up with. Issue one is TODAY

We’re also hosting events that coincide with each release. The first is a Sunday afternoon exhibition at vegan eatery, Market On South, April 24 from 4:00–6:30 p.m. The exhibition will serve as an interactive expansion of the works within the zine, guiding visitors around the gallery. You’ll learn more about the artist and how each work relates to TODAY. Think of the zine as an art gallery’s walls and the exhibition as a tool to generate discussion and thought on said works. 

>>>>>>FACBOOK EVENT<<<<<<

If you’d like to reserve your zine/spot at this limited release, you can purchase one ($5) through either PayPal or Snapcash and pick it up at the event. People who do will receive two completely unique event posters.

TODAY will also feature performances by Orlando musicians, Zoya Zafar and Fast Preacher. Music starts at 4:30.

Peace Treats Records – “Greetings from Orlando” PART THIRD

Today we got tracks by Zap Dragon & The Attack, Among Giants, and Fast Preacher! Enjoy.

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Zap Dragon & The Attack – “Sicko”

I love this song. The lyrics are brash, hilarious, and catchy as hell. This is without a doubt the most postmodern track on Greetings from Orlando, and it’s that self-awareness that makes this song so damn good. “And this is a bad, bad song with a sorry excuse for a laugh-line. It’s not that I don’t like it, no it’s just that it’s so simple of a rhyme.” Who writes a song that makes fun of itself? Zap Dragon & The Attack, that’s who. Also, I can’t think of a better analogy for the entire Orlando music scene than, “I got a problem with everything, and everything’s got a problem with me.” They’re playing @ Will’s tomorrow with Yogurt Smoothness. Shit’s mint.


Hear more from Zap Dragon & The Attack on their Bandcamp! Go on. I believe in you.

Among Giants – “Somebody Kill Me Please”

What Orlando compilation would be complete without an Adam Sandler cover? My dear buddy Kevin and I saw these guys last year, and they were incredible. The combination of punk, folk, and emo that make up their debut album Truth Hurts, hits hard both sonically and emotionally. Among Giants are able to capture the isolation and confusion of being a twenty-something with big dreams and a foggy future. But, any band that covers a song from The Wedding Singer must have a good sense of humor, and Among Giants are able to have fun with their highly emotive sound.


Need more? Among Giants keep the tunes rolling on their Bandcamp!

Fast Preacher – “Tracks”

Fast Preacher is a tough group to pinpoint. On “Tracks,” there are elements of soul, alternative, funk, punk, and rock n’ roll. The bass line that starts around 1:15 is stanky! The funk reeks so bad, I need a shower after writing this review. Also, there’s a guitar solo at the 2:50 mark that incorporates an almost ska sound. This song is all over the place, but good vibes are constant. Fast Preacher has a show coming at on March 6 @ The Peacock Room with Each Other and Southern Nights. If this review hasn’t convinced you to go, let smooth sounds of Fast Preacher persuade you.


Do you feel aroused by Fast Preacher? Keep those feelings going on their Bandcamp!