Monday, June 27, 2005

It's Not Wolf-Core...

Tres Ferocious - International Guide To Shouting

Eric Landmark & Nate Denver - Dark Calvary

OCS - Harmony & Bells

One of the best shows I saw recently was a super impressive trio of bands ­each playing a variation on tradiotional acoustic songs. I'm so impressed with these guys folky side projects. OCS, Tres Ferocious, and Eric Landmark each have members in various garage, noise, and electro bands (Coachwhips, Big Techno Werewolves, Numbers & Total Shutdown) that are super different from the kinda stuff posted here today.

Tres Ferocious aka Petey plays really pretty guitar stuff a la John Fahey. I've known Petey for years and no one was more surprised than me to find that he had this stuff in him (I mean that in a good way, really!).
John Dwyer of OCS plays acoustic, fuzzy stuff with a creepy voice effect that gives his stuff a dark, haunting feel.
Couldn't be more different from the scuzzy dancefest that is the Coachwhips (again, best possible way!).

Eric Landmark with Nate Denver on backing vocals sounds like "O Brother Where Art Thou" music played on a scratchy record player. Nate Denver's baritone harmonies (?) come in and it all just works so well. And it makes me want to hear more 1920's stuff because I don't know any, and this music is so different from anything I usually listen to, and it's totally compelling and rich right away.

Listen - OCS, Tres Ferocious, and Eric Landmark with Nate Denver on WFMU - June 10, 2005....(start about an hour into the broadcast)
Visit - Tres Ferocious @ Myspace.
Visit - OCS
Visit - Eric Landmark
Visit - Nate Denver

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