Posts tagged ‘Extended play’

July 5, 2011

All Eyes on Musician, Cute Ball of Ginger, Pat Grossi of Active Child

by Accidental Bear

For Pat Grossi of Active Child, the last two years have been nothing short of enriching. Musically, Pat has worked within and appropriated a number of styles into his sound, from his early days singing with that heavenly voice as a choir boy to his more recent forays into laptop-assisted indie-pop made in his bedroom, best exemplified on 2010’s acclaimed Curtis Lane EP. His sound is so wide-ranging that he has found himself touring with many notable acts of differing genres, including dubstep producer James Blake, dreamy synth-pop of School of Seven Bells, and the indie-rock bands White Lies and White Rabbits.

Nothing quite prepares you for the leap that Pat has taken with his debut album, You Are All I See, out on August 23rd via Vagrant records. Recently, he has expanded his sonic ambitions and turned the studio into an instrument for a record that sounds cosmically huge and yet intimate all the same. MORE

http://activechildmusic.com/

June 30, 2011

Accidental B. Gets a Piece of Johnny Evil the Vocalist for Le Panique Before EP Release Party on 7/2 | SF CA

by Accidental Bear

Johnny Evil Vocalist for Le Panique

I plucked lead singer Johnny Evil out of his warp speed as he and his band Le Panique prepare for thier EP release party this Saturday at the cafe Du Nord in San Francisco, CA. I applied a head lock and started to ask questions. This may sound rough, but in preparation for interview I blasted Le Panique through my house (and building) to set the mood. A minute into the first song, my heart beat rose and I was amped and bumping into furniture as if in a flashback to my mosh pit days. Johnny seems to be living and breathing his musical passion. On his plate he runs a live show booking/production company called Evil Live Productions, plays 13 different instruments and involved as Artist Manager/Site Administrator for music site Thrillcall.com

Le Panique  has been tagged as dance and punk at the same and I had to have this explained or I threatened Evil with a wedgy. Johnny Evil says, “We take the energy and aggression of punk and mix it in with beats and grooves you can dance your ass off to.” Come see for yourself and  I’ll buy you a free glass of water.

http://facebook.com/lepaniquesf

EP release show for Le Panique is at Cafe du Nord Saturday July 2nd

Accidental Bear: Here are some of my first date questions for you. How do your pronounce Le Panique? 

Johnny Evil: It’s a french translation of “The Panic”. So: Lay Pan-eek

A B: How long has the band been together and how did all come to meet?

J. Evil: We’ve only been a band for about 6 months, I met Devin, the bass player and main composer, through Craigslist. Craigstlist: not just for anonymous sex! Our drummer, Marlene, was in my previous band, Box Squad before we disbanded.

A B: What are some of your musical influences past and present?

J. Evil: The Misfits, first and foremost. AFI, Alexisonfire, A Day To Remember, I Set My Friends On Fire, and a lot of thrash metal. I was a total metalhead as a kid.

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March 2, 2011

BETH DITTO EP & VIDEO PREMIERE

by Accidental Bear

I am shaking in my boots over here with anticipation. I am in love with this full figured power house. You rock me on my gym head phones, Beth you rock me on my walk to work, my train to school. You Beth Ditto are the wind beneath my wings. And im heading toward 200lbs , so you better be so damn strong winds. March 7th is marked on my calendar and I will be ready to embrace your solo project like no other.

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via Gossip website

It looks like Beth Ditto, from the pop/rock band Gossip, will release another solo EP on March 7th. According to The Gossip’s Facebook page, Beth will premiere a new music video very soon.

 

BETH DITTO EP & VIDEO PREMIERE!

Beth Ditto will be releasing her solo EP March 7th (March 8th US). Also available on CD and 12” vinyl internationally. 12” vinyl available in the US exclusively through indie retail in April 16th. 

EP Track Listing:
“I Wrote The Book”
“Good Night Good Morning”
“Open Heart Surgery”
“Do You Need Someone”

The video for “I Wrote The Book” was shot at Grosvenor House in London and directed by Price James (Gossip, Hercules and the Love Affair, Peaches, Friendly Fires, SMD). James describes the video as “old school and cinematic” and “wanted to achieve an intimacy to put you ‘in Beth’s world’.