(4/4) Godless America Birthday Show + Two Cassingle Releases

In our theist-thumbing, crucifix-hugging country, one Orland-based cassette label, led by one brave bottom-feeder, stands up for pagans everywhere. They are Godless America. And they do not take their name that seriously. Honestly, I wouldn’t be surprised if CEO Jordan Duttinger doesn’t take anything seriously. He’s just a man who loves music, so much so that he’s spent seven years slinging tapes for a variety of independent acts. And this Saturday at St. Matthews Tavern, Jordan will be celebrating his 30th Birthday the only way he knows how, with a show packed full of nonbelievers, rhythmically sinning until the sun rises.

Hold on to your butts, because he’s also releasing two new cassingles. As if that long-winded spiel wasn’t enough, I bring you a taste of what Saturday night, featuring: Saucy Yoda, Pasty Cline, Tam Tam The Sandwich Man, and Sayonara. Enjoy.

Saucy Yoda

Garage goddess Saucy Yoda is making the journey to Orlando from Portland, and she’s bring a hot new cassingle with her. “Melatonin” is sweet, sour, bitter, salty, and spicy, all at the same time. If my eardrums could taste, they’d be both confused and satisfied.


Pasty Cline

Pasty Cline is also celebrating the birth of a beautiful baby cassingle. Her name is Miley. Appropriate, given that Side A of this baby is a cover of Miley Cyrus’ #1 single, “Wrecking Ball.” Listen for yourself, but I think Pasty’s take is heartbreaking and hilarious at the same time.


Tam Tam The Sandwich Man

It’s his birthday and he’ll play if he wants to. Jordan will be jumping behind the kit and doing what he does best.


Sayonara

Sayonara will be playing their debut show on Saturday. This brand new Orlando band features members of The Palmettes and Wet Nurse, so chances are, it’s probably not going to suck.


WE ARE ANIMALS (Our 1st Show!) 3/21 @ The Space

The Vinyl Warhol presents WE ARE ANIMALS, a night of music starring Orlando wildlife: Pasty Cline, Pathos, Pathos, Tiger Fawn and Witch Kings. As the inhabitants of this concrete jungle, we want to celebrate Orlando’s growing art community while helping preserve a different kind of ecosystem. Partial proceeds from this event will go to Fallin’ Pines Critter Rescue, a local non-profit that rescues, rehabilitates, and finds homes for unwanted exotic and farm animals. They do very important work, and TVW is proud to support such a vital organization.

The night of, The Space will be decked out in jungle decor; face painters will Ani-morph party-goers; and our very own Karina Curto will be capturing the night in a wildlife photo shoot. Doors for this event are at 9:30 p.m., with music starting at 10:00 p.m. RSVP now!

Band previews and set times can be found beneath the show poster, made by the supremely talented Josiah Wess. If you dig the poseter as much as I do, you can scoop a copy the night of the show.

I really can’t believe this is happening. I never thought we’d be putting on a show. Thanks guys. Enjoy.

WeAreAnimals

Pasty Cline (10:00 p.m. – 10:45 p.m.)

Witch Kings (11:00 p.m. – 11:45 p.m.)

Tiger Fawn (12:00 a.m. – 12:45 a.m.)

Pathos, Pathos (1:00 a.m. – 1:45 a.m.)

Pasty Cline – “Misery”

Pasty Cline is the moniker of Orlando musician Connor Lawhorne. Unlike his surf rock work with Girls on the Beach, Pasty Cline sees Lawhorne in a more personal light, however, this light feels more like darkness. “MIsery,” like all of Pasty Cline’s music, sounds lyrically and emotionally influenced by Johnny Cash and well, Patsy Cline. Enjoy.

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Bag of Tracks Orlando: Pasty Cline, Witch Kings, Fortune Howl

Today, we have three new releases, by three Orlando acts. Each feature a distinct sound, worlds away from the rest. Enjoy.

Pasty Cline – “But A Phase”

Pasty Cline is becoming quite a staple on The Vinyl Warhol. “But A Phase” is a familiar sound with the same DIY recording and one-man-against-the-world attitude. Here, Lawhorne’s voice is twangier than usual, evoking the California gold rush. The song was recently featured on a split cassette with Tremolo Ghosts,  put out by Liquid Library. With quick picking and a thumping beat, Pasty Cline sounds as if he’s riding the rails in search a fortune that’s long gone.


There’s a whole album waiting at Pasty Cline’s Bandcamp. Side-effects may include: lactating.

Witch Kings – “I Can’t Tell”

Witch Kings’ debut single is a sultry slow jam with darkness at it’s core. We’re greeted with wispy guitar tones that dive slowly into the first verse. Singer John Waters’ vocals are deep and haunting, his diction reminiscent of Lou Reed (see: “Cheeesssttt”). Waters himself seems confused. He cries, he laughs, he’s high, he’s low. This uncertainty only adds to the song’s overall haziness. Witch Kings features members from The Welziens and The Haroux, but “I Can’t Tell” is in a vain different from both. This first release was a surprise. I can only wonder what other surprises are in store.


Keep an eye on Witch King’s Bandcamp. There is much, much more to come.

Fortune Howl – “Interzone Export”

The video for Fortune Howl’s “Interzone Export” is both beautiful and disturbing. We follow a figure (you can’t even call him a person) through an eerie world void of life and color. He trudges through a swamp to stop at dead stumps and piles of ruble, longing for the lively world he used to know. The video perfectly reflects the song’s emotion. Themes of isolation plague every element of sound. The music and vocals give me chills. Fortune Howl moans out, “Everything is gone, but I’m still here.” I need an adult.


Interested? Go steady with Fortune Howl on his Bandcamp!

Peace Treats Records – “Greetings from Orlando” PART NEXT TO LAST

We’re deep into the back half of “Greetings from Orlando,” and show no signs of slowing down. Only one more set left. Enjoy.

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The Haroux – “Suzie Baby”

I’m really excited about what’s to come for The Haroux. Their first EP will be released in the next few months, and they’ve already proven themselves with their live show. “Suzie Baby” is an impressive taste of what’s to come.  The song starts as bare bones garage rock, but when the effects kick in, the song takes on new life. The vocals drone over the top of the instrumentation, effectively tying the two halves together. If you enjoy The Haroux’s Tame Impala-esque sonic experimentation, stay tuned, because “Suzie Baby” is just the tip of the iceberg.


Hear more from The Haroux on their Bandcamp!

ButterQueen – “Cover Up”

ButterQueen holds a special place in this blogger’s black heart. One of my earliest articles was covering a show featuring the three-some, and they gave me some much appreciated support. My first impression of Butterqueen: “Composed of one part Wet Nurse, one part Basements of Florida, and one part Tam Tam the Sandwich Man, this Frankenstein’s Monster came out swinging…Vocal duties [alternate] between salty and sweet, but their sound is all sleaze.” “Cover Up” keeps the whisky dreams alive, with a Stone’s influenced riff and numerous vocal melodies. Although ButterQueen may not be the most thought provoking Orlando band, they are without a doubt one of the raunchiest, and there music will keep you drinking, fighting, and fucking all night long.


ButterQueen survive on a diet of booze and cigarettes on their self-titled release out now!

Pasty Cline – “Fixed Point In Time”

Pasty Cline is like folk music put through a blender: messy, crass, and loud as hell. This solo-project by Girl on the Beach’s Connor Safran is a radical departure from his other work, and let’s us see another side of his musical personality. The whole song sounds like it was recorded with a shitty microphone in a single take. There’s an electric guitar buzzing in my ear, whilst Safran’s distorted voice blast through my speakers. The minimalist percussion consists of a thumping which evokes footsteps. One man, one message. Golden.


Haven’t gotten your fix? It’s okay. Pasty Cline has a whole album of jams just waiting.