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Creme de la Femme, Live
...the band known as Creme de la Femme is out for a good time, in their own new wave, neo-cabaret kinda way. You get the idea, hearing them live, or now in the comforts of your own cozy home, courtesy their debut CD, Live...
Volunteers & Castaways, 2003
Lance Parker is one of Santa Barbara area's treasures, still a pretty well-kept secret, a singer-songwriter with teeth and a heart. His long-awaited, long-labored-over second album, Volunteers & Castaways, is finally out, fulfilling more of the promise laid out in 1998's Homing Pigeon News. From the sturdy-salty "Magpie" through to the tender strains of the closer, "The Unlocked Gates," the tracks veer from rocking band outings, with odd production touches, to sandpaper folk. Echoes of Neil Young, perhaps, and fresh sounds from a new voice along the folk-rock-soul-twang frontier.
blue cotton skin (red button records), 2002
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Petracovich is, in the main, Jessica Peters, a creative singer-songwriter-vocalist-keyboardist with fresh ideas, and who has cooked up a wondrously atmospheric song set... the music may be pop by bloodline, but it keeps veering off into unexpected places, full of weird and tender sonic touches and vocals both from the heart and from the clouds. Collaborators included engineer-guitarist Tad Wagner (from Buellton, one of Santa Barbara's finest outfits), Bruce Winter, and drummer Andrew Giacumakis, Call it electro-acoustic dream pop, or just the sound of a rainy day waiting to happen.
The long-awaited new CD from Wasted Tape, fills us with joy and angst, and epic pop concepts, and thensome. This fine and weird progressive pop project released an album in 1994, Lando Calrissian, full of polished ideas and rugged individualism. While they've been on virtual hiatus in the last few years, assorted studio recordings have been made and rumblings of new activity continue, instilling hope of new sonic whatnot.
automatic same string chemistry genuine engulfing sow in the notthingham
...john askew, eric herzog, bruce winter...
check out the official site: Wasted Tape
Wasted Tape, Lando Calrissian
(Degobah Records) = $12 (postage paid)
Wasted Tape, being Bruce Winter, Erik Herzog, and John Askew.
SOUND BITE1. Grassy Mrs. Green 2. Kerosene 3. Love in the Time 4. Blind 5. Swaying, Fall 6. Throb 7. The Stone 8. Still I Guess 9. This Warm Day 10. Black Soil 11. Stained Glass 12. You're Found 13. Ever After 14. She Traveled High
(FILMguerrero)= $12 (postage paid)
...formerly of Santa Barbara, now decamping in the northwestern outpost of Portland, Tracker's singer-songwriter-guitarist-thinker John Askew makes a beautiful, brooding sound on this collection of reflective sonic, song-ic eddies...
OR, let FILMguerroro explain: "ames is desert
highway narratives, folk tales from the front yard, and loose guitar lo-fi for
the super-8 movie. recorded at type foundry recording in portland, john askew
pushes record on the 16-track reel to reel, documenting passing landscapes and
empty motels: headphone core for the analog. somewhere at the kitchen table with
grandaddy, sparklehorse and camper van beethoven, askew collects a soundtrack
for the lone apartment; the a.m. radio on the road. tracker is driving."
1. amboy, ca. 2. evan’s getting’ it together 3. misinstructed 4. waiting for food 5. standing in the leak (sleeping in the flowers) 6. we don’t need to speak 7. liquored (in the baker) 8. the telephone 9. ames 10. the man who never left his apartment 11. drinker 12. hotel prague 13. the road is sticking
check out... www.filmguerrero.com
Buckley V. Valeo
Buckley V. Valeo (Flight of Fancy), 2000
A lone, sparkling mutant in the fertile breeding pond of the Santa Barbara music scene, Buckley V. Valeo is named after a political test-case, yet sings of missed connections and grappling with emotional wiring. In "a war of wordplay, splayed in your backyard", Buckley reels out a sinewy web of lost possibilities, recovering with a wry sense of humor. Allegra Heidelinde is the golden mouthpiece to guitarist Chris Chatto's songs and all is revealed in layers of harmonic tension and blissful release. These are original songs, both ear-pleasing, relevant and shameless.
go to their mp3 site
nonodey (Risky Robin Records), 2000
Jennifer, a Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter who mixes her jazz and folk instincts well, once graced the Santa Barbara music scene. Her latest CD may be her best, a song set full of fine ideas and lovely sonorities. When playing the comparison game, you may be likely to come up with the name Joni Mitchell, but Robin is onto something of her own...
go to her mp3 site
to buy nonodey
...is the singer-songwriter-guitarist-tinkerer who was a charter member of flapping, Flapping and is now also the lead guitarist in the post-Toad the Wet Sprocket band Lapdog, led by Todd Nichols and Dean Dinning, and also featuring Erik Herzog. In 1995, Taylor hunkered down in his garage-studio-living-space on Montgomery Street in 1995 and produced Lumpy Bumpy, a strangely bewitching, rough-hewn, hyphen-conducive rock project. It's something of a cult classic, now available through Household Ink.
Rob Taylor, Lumpy Bumpy
(Caravan Records) = $12 (postage paid)
SOUND BITE "Life is Sweet"
This debut recording by Santa Barbaran Jerome Smith showcases a vocalist of smooth, soulful qualities. He's a retired Minister and former trumpeter, backed by skilled players, and designated as the first in an "Artist of the Year" series of recordings sponsored by the Santa Barbara Jazz Society.
Jerome Smith, The Rev
$15 (postage paid)
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last modified: april 22, 2007