Archive for January 26th, 2006

The Singing Adams

Thursday, January 26th, 2006

“Problems” is the debut album by The Singing Adams, a new project from Steven Adams, the gentleman we know as genius songwriter, singer, and guitar player with The Broken Family Band.

Stepping away from the cutting sarcasm and American vocal styling employed
with TBFB, our hero has turned his hand to crafting honest, heartfelt songs
about the intricacies of living, loving and losing in London.

Recorded in bedrooms and sitting rooms with the kind input and assistance of
talented friends, Adams set his sights on making a record that, in his own
self-effacing words; “some people might like some bits of, if they were,
y’know, in the right mood or something”. Its a quiet bedroom record that
happens to have bursts of shrieking guitars and drums in amongst the
acoustic strumming and accordion subtlety.

The album was produced by long-time associate Timothy Victor (The Folk
Orchestra) and features guest appearances from Piney Gir, Joel Morris
(Candidate), and some more pals associated with The Broken Family Band.

The artwork for Problems was created by David Shrigley, Adams’ favourite
artist, which is nice.

What is Problems made of? It’s a highly personal collection of songs
containing at least two lyrical references to ‘Steven’.


The Singing Adams

www.trackandfield.org.uk
www.cargo-records.de

Comet Gain

Thursday, January 26th, 2006

Comet Gain release their first album in three years with the 16 track, “City Fallen Leaves”.

The band are now well over 10 years old having arrived in the international pop underground alongside the likes of Huggy Bear and Cornershop during the Riot Grrrl years of the early 90s.

Songwriter and hard core member David Feck is a cinematic genius trapped in the body of a pop songwriter. Inspired in equal parts by The Go-Betweens, Godard, Irma Thomas, dance parties, Dexy’s Midnight Runners, falling in love, mod, and hootenannies Comet Gain are the soundtrack to a life lived as an outsider.

“City Fallen Leaves” is the next chapter in Feck’s world. An exploration of what happens in your 30s when you still love all the things you did in your early 20s, when music and love still mean everything but most of your friends have settled into oblivian (either literally or metaphorically).
There are songs about burn-outs, the end of relationships, of boredom, of hope, of dreams lost and born again.

“City Fallen Leaves” features many of the same players as the last album, 2002’s “Realistes”: David Feck, Jon Slade (ex-Huggy Bear), Kay Ishikawa, Rachel Evans, and MJ Taylor (Morrissey). It also features guest appearances from members of Television Personalities, The Tyde, Herman Dune, The Pattern and Tompaulin.


Comet Gain
Comet Gain

www.trackandfield.org.uk
www.cargo-records.de

Staff

Thursday, January 26th, 2006

STAFF – the saga begins: Geoff and Tim are super-musicians. They work at Supermegacorporation. They consider themselves to be part of the STAFF, labouring over musical matters often with the help of other super-heroes Sean (of Quickspace), Tripp (of the Grifters), Matteo (of Yuppie Flu), and many others. All take their work quite seriously.
As STAFF, they spend time calculating the placement of notes in such a way as to imbue ‘pure bliss’ in the ears of patrons. The first track on their new album (“Hey Sister” from CDrec2033 “If it ain’t STAFF…” on Homesleep records, Bologna, Italy) will spellbind you.

sample lyric: “like a monkey, I could dream on.”

As Geoff pounds ferociously on the drums, casio in crotch, as Tim strums a flail on guitar, the recording travelling from deep in the woods outside Atlanta, through the guesthouse in Memphis, to the top of the world in Bologna; yes, the entire STAFF raptured gloriously and plenty on these fine rock’n'roll tunes, including “Baby! You got me believing that there’s no such thing as true love” (a paean to juvey-love),
“Bottom, bump, bottom” (Soulsville, U.X.A.), “Jam-oh!” (Krell music/BMI), and “Dating Myself” (talkin’ bout the ol’ time single…).
And they look good doing it. Geoff in his leopardskin-methiolate pants; some wear bowties. All have emblazoned on their back: STAFF

fun facts:
* Geoff and Tim also play in fuck.
* STAFF formed in Memphis in 2002
* Presently, Geoff resides in Portland, Tim in New Orleans
* STAFF tour Germany Oct 12-21 with Tocotronic
* more fun facts at www.supermegacorporation.com
* STAFF is available for weddings, birthday parties, etc.


Staff

Staff

www.homesleep.it
www.cargo-records.de