TRK PRMR: Timothy Eerie – “Time Goes”

Like Santa Claus on speed, I deliver the goods before anyone else. Boys and girls, naughty or nice, here’s Timothy Eerie, a four-piece psych-trash outfit from right here in Orlando. “Time Goes” is a track off of the band’s recent cassette, Collide​~​A​~​Scope, brought to you by our friends at Godless America Records. This short funhouse of fuzz bounces around with thick guitar chugs and wobbly organ sounds, cycling from one distorted hook to the next. I envision myself soaking up UVs on a glass-covered beach while Spacey Casey transmits warped vocal melodies from Mars via ham radio.

According to the their bio, this band of gypsies was brought together by the true Timothy Eerie, a Stardust-esque space traveler who fled to earth after his home planet had been overcome by the “Dark Energy Empire.” People, this is truly a tale as old as time. You can read the rest of Timothy Eerie’s nebular backstory and purchase Collide​~​A​~​Scope on Godless America’s Bandcamp. Enjoy.

Catch Timothy Eerie’s live debut, June 4 at Will’s with Captains of April, Transcendental Telecom, and The Death Tremors.

just some songs (3/1)

Hey everyone! I wanted to start off by making excuses for the large gaps between posts. I’ve been really busy getting things going for our first show, “WE ARE ANIMALS.” It’s happening on 3/21 at The Space and features some of my favorite Orlando acts: Pasty Cline, Pathos, Pathos, Tiger Fawn and Witch Kings. There will be a full post announcing it soon, but you can find out more info and RSVP on the event page. It’s going to be rad and we’ve got a lot planned. In the next three weeks, I’ll be highlighting the music of the scheduled bands, maybe even throw in some video or a photo shoot. We’ll see.

Here are some songs I found while looking meandering Soundcloud. The genres vary, so if you don’t like one just go to the next sound, just skip it. We’re writing raw tonight. Enjoy.

 

The Raveonettes – “Z-Boys”

The boys and girls of summer are packing away their sun-bleached memories, and dragging their feet into a new semester of institutionalized learning. They eagerly wait for the school bell, an alarm that means freedom for a few fleeting moments. Waiting and waiting, for another moment to soak in the summer sun. Enjoy.


Read more about The Raveonettes, and catch their new album Pe’ahi out now! I was going to review it, but didn’t! It’s good though.

The Welzeins – “Cigarette Girls” // Album Release Show

Ladies and gentlemen, they won’t be stopped. The Welzeins plot to take over the universe is going all according to plan. First, the Orlando band announced their self-titled, debut album and released “Shit & Sugar.” Now, The Welzeins are dishing out “Cigarette Girls,” a raunchy, riff-laden barn-burner. Singer/guitarist RJ Nordstrom growls, “I’m addicted to you!” The feeling is mutual. Enjoy.

IMPORTANT: These boys are holding a album release show this Saturday at Backbooth. Buy your tickets now!

Cateye – “Taker (Little Faux Remix)”

Recently, Melbourne-based garage rock trio Cateye went on an indefinite hiatus after a farewell show at The 27 Club. I wasn’t able to go to the show, but I did see them last year at Uncle Lou’s. Their live show was an aggressive fuzz storm, with grudge-like movements and vocals by Olivia Rogers. If you never got to experience what I’m talking about, you can still download the band’s newly released Blood, Sweat, and Beers for whatever price you wish.

Here’s a new version of Cateye’s “Taker,” remixed by electronic producer, Little Faux. Enjoy.



Hear more from Little Faux at their Soundcloud.

Now check the O.G. version!

Le Butcherettes – “Burn The Scab”

Le Butcherettes are set to release their second album Cry Is For The Flies on Sept. 16. The band’s debut Sin Sin Sin was full of tight, catchy rock tunes that were made to split hairs. Judging from “Burn The Scab,” it seems Le Butcheretes have found a way to push their spastic swagger into even filthier territories. Enjoy.

 

5 Days to Bonnaroo: Cage the Elephant

Bonnaroo Tip of the Day: Bring tons of cash. ATM lines are infinite.

Cage the Elephant – Saturday, July 14, 5:45 P.M. – Which Stage

Similar Bonnaroo Sounds: Dr. Dog, Ty Segall, The Orwells, Those Darlins



Cage the Elephant have gone through some major changes in their career. The band’s 2008 self-titled debut album was full of jangly, Stones-influenced rock hits like “Ain’t No Rest for the Wicked” and “In One Ear.” In 2011, Thank You, Happy Birthday saw the band at their most ferocious, playing fuzz-filled noisy rock. Incredibly aggressive tracks like “Sabertooth Tiger” and “Sell Yourself” featured vocalist Matt Schultz screaming incoherently, and to date, I consider Thank You, Happy Birthday my favorite Cage the Elephant album. Just last year, Melphobia, Cage’s third album, saw the band at their most experimental, incorporating elements like dance-infused melodies, trumpets, piano, and spoken word.

A few years back, I saw Cage the Elephant play at The House of Blues Orlando. Schultz was a madman: barking into the microphone, launching himself off their sound equipment, and nose diving into the audience. Afterwards, my best friend Joel and I met Schultz in parking lot. That night was a wild, sweaty experience that I will never forget, and I’m sure their Bonnaroo set will prove just as explosive.

9 Days to Bonnaroo: Those Darlins

Bonnaroo Tip of the Day: Beware of cops on the way down and the way home. The closer you are to Bonnaroo, the more there will be.

Those Darlins – Sunday, June 15, 1:15 P.M. – The Other Tent

Similar Bonnaroo Sounds: Ty Segall, The Orwells, Dr. Dog, Blank Range


Those Darlins are everything I love about garage rock: poppy hooks, gritty vocals, and just the right amount of blood-curdling guitar. Something you should know about me is that I fucking love rock bands with female vocalists, and Jessi Zazu’s voice contains the perfect amount of sex and grit. Due to a long night of Red Lobster bullshit, I’m going to keep this post short. So listen to Those Darlins, and be amazed. Their music is simple, yet incredible, and so is the blog post that describes them. Peace.

Live Music: “Greetings from Orlando” Release Show (feat. DoGs, Thee Wilt Chamberlain, The Welzeins, and Wet Nurse)

And you thought I was done talking about Greetings from Orlando. Hell no. Wednesday’s show marked the official release of the compilation, and featured performances by numerous bands who took part in the Orlando tape. Oh you missed it? Too bad. Kill yourself. There will never be a show of the same caliber. But, there probably will be. This is Orlando. Enjoy.

Wet Nurse is playing a secret show TONIGHT @ The Peacock Room. I sadly have to work, but go out and wish them well!

I reviewed Greetings from Orlando in its entirety. READ PARTS ONEDEUCETHIRDNEXT TO LAST, AND FIN NOW!!!!

DoGs

You would think that with all my journalistic expertise, I would know the importance of punctuality. Nope. I fucked around, and missed DoGs. But, I did I run into the band at Lou’s, and they are awesome guys. I’ve been giving their album Sports Beer some pretty heavy rotation, and thoroughly enjoy all of it. You’ll hear more about this three-piece very soon. They’re also playing a handful of shows in March, with the last one on the 29th @ Will’s.


Thee Wilt Chamberlain

Thee Wilt Chamberlain brought the feel good energy to Lou’s with their instrumental surf rock sound. In recent news, the band inspired gourmet fast food chain Taco Bell to try breakfast. But, these entrepreneurs true talent lies in their music. On Wednesday, Thee Wilt Chamberlain dished out song after song of head bobbing, toe tapping, hand jiving jams. When’s the last time anyone from Taco Bell did that? Your move TB.


The Welzeins

The Welzeins did what they do best. They brought high energy, catchy tunes, and left bodies in their wake. The high point of their set was the electrifying “Zhark Attack,” the only song in recent history to deserve The Rock’s signature adjective. No date has been announced for the release of their debut-album, but their performance at Lou’s made me giddy with anticipation. Hopefully, they will be able to translate their explosive onto CD without destroying all of Orlando’s eardrums. Though, that would be impressive. Your move boys.


Wet Nurse

Every wonder about a universe without Wet Nurse? Well in this hellish place, both the compilation and the show don’t exist. Those poor bastards. Wet Nurse, freshly practiced and ready to tour, pulled out all the stops. New songs. Old songs. Mosh pits. Guitar solos. AND THOSE HARMONIZED VOCALS. I cannot get enough of this band’s ability to have perfect two part vocal melodies. This was by far the best Wet Nurse show I have ever been to, and SXSW is not ready for fuck storm this foursome is going to unleash. That’s right. A storm of fuck. Hide your dads, kids.

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!