Friday, November 30, 2007

around the horn

Sorry for the posting absence, I know you've been missing our updates. In lieu of bringing new content in this post, I'll go ahead and draw some attention to some press a few local bands have been picking up at other outlets

Pylon - Gyrate Plus - DFA Records - reviewed in Pitchfork

We Versus The Shark
- "The Lament of Sue Richards" from EP of Bees EP - Hello Sir Records - reviewed in Paper Thin Walls

The Ginger Envelope
- "Drift" from Edible Orchids - One Percent Press - reviewed in Forkcast

Nice to see some people outside of town turning their ears to what Athens has to offer.

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Ginger Envelope

Download: The Ginger Envelope—“Failsafe”

Download: The Ginger Envelope—“Dirty Penny”

Download: The Ginger Envelope—“Caretaker”

Every time I see Ginger Envelope I come away even more convinced that they are a great band. A few nights back at the 40 Watt, after playing their LP Edible Orchids in its entirety, the band played a second set of more recent material, which was equally strong. The songs above are from the aformentioned LP. Enjoy!

Monday, November 12, 2007

Castanet & Shiny Around The Edges.

Michael Seman from Denton, TX based band Shiny Around The Edges sent over this video a few days ago, and I felt compelled to post it here on The Cropper. The song, which is performed by Ray Raposa of Castanets, and Shiny Around The Edges (with Jennifer Seman on vocals), and is a cover of Willie Nelson's "I Just Can't Let You Say Goodbye":

Thursday, November 08, 2007

DJ Donna Summer "Eating Crow"

Download: DJ Donna Summer -- "Eating Crow"

Got an email from the hyper-prolific, and just plain hyper, DJ Donna Summer yesterday. In his own words:

"Here's an especially cheesy B'more track that I think SHOULD make people go nuts at your party!...There's no release for this one, let it spread like the flu! "

Have at it.

Thursday, November 01, 2007

Miss Fairchild

Download: Miss Fairchild—“Number One”

Download: Miss Fairchild—“Vanilla Place”

Here are a few tunes off the new album from the insane blue-eyed funk/R&B band, Miss Fairchild, Ooh La La Sha Sha. These guys are 100% committed to what they are doing. This isn't just some suburban white kids play-acting at being an 80s funk band. Lucas showed the record to someone and they said, "I bet this band isn't funky. This is just some indie pop band with a drum machine, right?" WRONG! Miss Fairchild provides wet pop-funk madness; they’re probably the only group around that cites Raphael Saadiq and Morris Day as major influences, and we certainly like that.