The Grimm Generation are friends with The Danbury Lie. The band got into contact with me after I named The Danbury Lie featured artists. The first thing that struck me was the fact that they were heaping praise on the other band. So, I checked them out. And, I listened some more. I don’t want to say too much because I have a feeling I will be writing much more about this band. Suffice it to say, if you are familiar with The Grimm Generation, now is the time to rectify that situation. The band’s description as Post-Apocalyptic Pop gives a bit of hint to the passionate, juicy sound of this band. Oh hell, just take a look and listen:
Our song today is Sometimes I’m Subtle (Sometimes I’m Drunk) from their album The Last Record Party. Honestly, I’m in serious love with this band right now!
Here is The Grimm Generations’ cover of Great Balls of Fire.
Good morning… we are not ready to jump into another week, but alas, the time is upon us. This week, we wrap up another Band of the Month poll. There is still time to vote.
//assets.pinterest.com/js/pinit.jsLet’s get into our shuffle for the day:
We are shuffling up our archival playlist – which features some all time favorite songs.
First up we have Everyday People the first single (Novemeber 1968) from the classic 4th album by Sly and the Family Stone, Stand! which was released in May 1969. It’s hard not to groove to this one.
Amazon Deal of the Day – Chronicle by CCR for $3.99
Hey y’all. I don’t ask for much do I? Just show up, read what I have to say, check out the music I write about and if you like the music and are able, support the music. In the past, I’ve suggested ways to help out Ear to the Ground so that we can continue to bring you great music. Simple stuff really, like if you shop at Amazon – connect to them through one of our many links and shoot some commissions our way, spread the word to increase site visits etc. And, yeah, I’d still appreciate any of those things. But, I do have a kind of big favor.
We are big on Band of the Month/Year polls, and whenever one of our favorite bands in entered in some contest that involves fan voting, we try to steer you there to support the bands.
Well, Nashville’s long-standing Alternative press newspaper – The Nashville Scene is holding their annual Best of Nashville voting. I would love it, if you would head over to the Poll and vote for Ear to the Ground as Best Music Blog. The voting is all write-in. I don’t really expect to win (it would be cool but…) – there are some really popular local music blogs – but I think if I could get some significant votes, it could help raise my profile on a local level. This would, of course, benefit all of the bands I support. See, it’s not all Selfish…. 🙂
NOW: Here’s the catch, you have to vote in 20 categories for your vote to count. I know right. So, for those of you not from Nashville, I’ve put together a handy voting guide with some suggestions in other categories. You don’t have to use these suggestions, but you can – I have reasons for supporting each of these.
Radio Station – Lightning 100
Food Truck – Moovers and Shakers
Local Band – Dogs of Oz or Vinyl Thief or Calicocat or Joy of Painting
Korean Restaurant – Seoul Garden
Dentist – Timothy McNutt
Place to Worship – 2nd Presbyterian Church
Local Twitter Account – @thecroftonshow
Music Writer – Joe Wolfe-Mazeres
Political Blog – Southern Beale
TV News Personality – Neil Orne
Place to buy vinyl – Grimeys
Best Instrumentalist – Victor Wooten
Beer Selection – Flying Saucer
Pediatrician – Tara Huss
Hospital – Vanderbilt Children’s
Elementary School – Crieve Hall
Playground – Lily’s Garden
Veterinarian – Grassmere Animal Hospital
Theatre Group – Tennessee Women’s Theatre Project
So and yeah… it is Friday! That means, it is time for Featured Friday. Over the past three weeks, we’ve highlighted tracks from each of our 10 Featured Artists. So, we reloaded our playlist with 1 track from each band and shuffled them up.
But, before we get to the shuffle – an update/revision- you can vote for Band of the Month now – HERE! I had previously stated that the voting would end around midnight on the 31st. However, I am going to revise that until midnight on the 30th. I may be out of pocket on the 31st, and I have to manually shut down the poll.
Here are the results so far with just under 1 week to go:
1. Loners Society
2. Rooftop Runnders -49
3. The Imperial Rooster -58
4. Cupla -66
5. Cosmonauts -68
6. Pony Boy -70
7-10. SIRS, Traverse the Skies, The Holograms -73
It’s really still anyone’s contest to win. Remember, you can vote more than once and be sure to check out all of the Featured Artists (here).
Today we had a couple of longer songs, so just two made it into the shuffle:
Our friend, Galen Wade and his newish band, The Holograms from their Crowbar set are up with a track called Tumble Weed.
Next up, we have the L.A. band Pony Boy with their song Saints and Liars.
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers’ Greatest Hits is $3.99 over at Amazon.
Well… some bummer news yesterday. It appears that one of our Featured Artists from July – The Raindoggs are going on indefinite hiatus due to some personnel issues. We will keep you informed, but let’s hope they come back soon with some more amazing music like this:
//assets.pinterest.com/js/pinit.jsWell, let’s get to the shuffle:
First up, we have a song from the latest album by Damien Jurado. We recently featured Arkansas from his next to latest release, St. Bartlett. This time we have Working Titles off of his fabulous Maraqopa.
Next up we have Lookout by Orgone from their album Cali Fever. Orgone are a Los Angeles based Funk/R&B combo who came to our attention when they played a show with Northbrook Garage around the time they were Band of the Week and then Band of the Month.
I hope you enjoyed the premiere of the brand new song from Cosmonauts and our interview with the band… in case you missed it – go here. I heard yesterday and Mike Watt is bring his Missingmen to Nashville in October. The Americana Music Fest is just a few weeks off, Live on the Green is starting soon, and Musician’s Corner should be kicking off their Fall series very soon. Plus news yesterday that Grimey’s is going to open an extension (Grimey’s Too) which include a cafe, bookstore, more music and possibly an expanded area for events like Record Store Day???
Okay – let’s dive headlong into this morning’s shuffle. I bit of a rough morning so I needed some sweet tunes to get me settled into my day, and the shuffle beast did it’s job.
First up we have Band of the Month for May (and our last ever Band of the Week) South of Ramona with The Lonesome Soul off their new Step Inside EP which we reviewed. I am still massively digging the band’s haunting folksy rock sound.
Next up we have Bonnie “Prince” Billy (William Oldham) – a Louisville, Kentucky native who makes some incredible music which contains elements of punk, folk, Americana and Indie Rock. Today, we have the title track to his 2011 EP, The Mindeater which was a collaboration with the Louisville-based The Phantom Family Halo.
And finally, we continue to reap the fruits of our surfing of the ReverbNation site. Friday Night Music Club are “a handful of song writers who came together on a project and never left.” Today we have Why? a tasty bit of laid back folksy flavored goodness which definitely eased my transition into work mode.