Monday, 29 June 2009

"Real" Detroit Garage Rock Returns...

The Gories & Oblivians Joint Reunion Tour 2009

06.19.09 - Memphis, TN - Hi-Tone
06.20.09 - Memphis, TN - Hi-Tone
06.27.09 - Detroit, MI - Majestic Theater
07.03.09 - Madrid, Spain - Sala El Sol
07.04.09 - Bilbao, Spain - Kafe Antzokia
07.05 09 - Barcelona, Spain - Sala BeCool
07.06.09 - Bordeaux, France - BT59
07.07.09 - Paris, France - Maroquineri
07.08.09 - Groningen, Netherlands - Vera
07.10.09 - Nottingham, England - Blast Off Festival
07.11.09 - Amsterdam, Netherlands - Paradiso
07.12.09 - Gierle, Belguim - Sjock
07.13.09 - Dikmuide, Belguim - 4AD
07.14.09 - Munster, Germany - Gleis 22
07.15.09 - Berlin, Germany - Festaal
07.16.09 - Munich, Germany - 59:1
07.17.09 - Ravenna, Italy - Hana-Bi
07.18.09 - Torino, Italy - Spaziale Festival

Thursday, 11 June 2009

Brain Banger - Yellow Belly (2007)

OK... so I'll throw in one more Young Widows related band while I'm at it. This is Widow's bass player Nick Thieneman's side project. If you like Young Widows you'll like this.

Breather Resist - Full Of Tongues (2005)

Breather Resist is the band that Young Widows formed out of after the singer left the band. Guitarist Evan Patterson and bass player Nick Thieneman took over on vocals which I thought was a good call because the vocals were always the weakest part of Breather Resist in my opinion. The early BR albums were a faster more grindcore/screamo kind of thing where as this (their last recording) took on more of a thudding noise-rock sound that Young Widows would become. In fact two of the songs on this EP would be reworked into songs on Young Widows debut album Settle Down City.

Young Widows - Split Singles (2009)

So Young Widows are jumping on the increasingly popular "split single" bandwagon and brought Pelican, My Disco, Melt Banana and even Bonnie Prince Billy along for the ride. I guess it's a good way to introduce some of your friends bands to new people. In this case with maybe the exception of My Disco none of these bands are particularly obscure. So I guess maybe it could work the other way around and it could be used as a way to introduce Young Widows to new people. Either way I guess it works out to be a win/win situation. I've been singing the praises of Young Widows many times already on this blog and they are probably my favorite band at the moment. What I love about these songs is that they're just as good as anything they've put out on their LP's. They don't have that "studio outtake/cutting room floor" feel to them like a lot of split singles do. If you put the 4 songs together it would make for a great EP.