Thursday, May 4, 2006
Danielson famile 7 inch series
This will be the perfect way to see if I like these guys. Produced by the guy from Why?.
Why? has that amazing spontaneous sound with their recording/music, I think a lot of bands could still learn from, maybe there will be a lofi revival. Like Mellow Gold, early lou barlow. Everthing is exciting, all instruments are new, and it translates into each song. Why is there such a predictable trajectory with bands releasing things kind of raw, and by album 5 or 6, there is an orchestra involved somewhere in the background...why do you think that's the pinnacle of music creation.
Yes...it's a new toy, you otherwise wouldn't be able to use, that doesn't mean you have to put it on the album.
On the other hand, you get older and you don't have time for wasting a day trying alternate tunings of your guitar, or breaking a speak and spell, and wiring a 1/4 output to it. I have to go do the laundry, and then barely have enough time to reinstall some protools extension. Hit play and record on the boombox people....I think the mountain goats knew all along. Why'd you have to go and make things so complicated? Avril's right.
****Anticon Records Will Release a Danielson 7", I'm Slow But I'm Sloppy/Did I Step On Your Trumpet.*****
"Anticon Records inches its gates ever wider with the limited edition 7" only release of the Danielson's "I'm Slow But I'm Sloppy" and "Did I Step On Your Trumpet Remix." The Danielson Famile has been confounding the indie rock establishment and wooing fans of dynamic, unpredictable music since 1995's A Prayer for Every Hour. This 7" is part of a concerted Danielson Famile attack: along with two more 7"s, one each on Kill Rock Stars and Sounds Familyre (lead singer Daniel Smith's own label), the Danielson Famile's new album, Ships, an intensely collaborative effort featuring Sufjan Stevens, Edith Frost, and extensive work by Deerhoof, among others, will be released in April on Secretly Canadian. The 7"s A-side, "I'm Slow But I'm Sloppy," percussively produced by Why?, is led by an insistent marimba and filled out by choral back-ups and Why? guitarist Matt Meldon's 12 string. And Daniel adds a bit of belting to his usual vocabulary of screams and squeaks. What seems an unlikely pairing happens to make solid musical sense, and it shouldn¹t be so surprising: Anticon artist Yoni Wolf, the golden throat behind Why?, is a longtime Danielson Famile fan, and his brother Josiah Wolf, who mans the drums in Why?, has toured with the Famile. The flipside, a remix of a Ships track, is a joyous, synth-laden call-and-response between Daniel and a choir composed of his sisters."
Posted by Jason at 12:24 PM