Heading North this weekend for shows. Click through the image for a free download/stream of a recent (and surprisingly quiet) live set with some old/new tracks. You can also head to Impose Magazine to read about/download the new Lilys tribute comp that we’re featured on.
STAY SWEET RECORDS PRESENTS…
MAY 24, 2013
1621 W. BROAD ST. RICHMOND, VA
MURPHYS KIDS - richmond ska/punk heroes: murphyskids.com
ATTILA & THE HUNS - Richmond ska/rock: the hunsrock.com
HOAX HUNTERS - richmond rockers, reminds me of a healthy foo fighters/fugazi mix: …
BROKEN WATER (Hardly Art Records)
w/ Hoax Hunters, Canary oh Canary, Whoa!
$8 / doors 9pm / music 10pm
BROKEN WATER tonight at Strange Matter!
We are proud to introduce the second single from our J.Robbins Sessions, “Powers of Ten”. An ode to Carl Sagan & Alan Watts for you all on this 10th of May. The title comes from the short film created by Ray & Charles Eames.
And don’t forget, this is next week!
propers to theswinginsixties:
Otis Redding performing at the Atlanta Braves Stadium, 1966.
Broken Water - Coming Down
Bad Magic - koritfw
The duo Bad Magic, featuring the enchanting Julie Karr as well as Jimmy Held (White Laces), has released an album with tracks engineered by Allen Bergendahl (Scott’s Addition Sound). Known for her intimate acoustic performances, Karr takes things to the next level with electric garage rock. Held plays drums, and his rhythms are nasty. Karr’s lusty alto belts out the dark melodies, and we don’t even miss the bass. Held actually plays bass on the last track, “Cool Hand,” but it’s so soft and low on the neck that it barely counts. Other tracks like “Sympathy Card” have riffs designed around a lower-end guitar, but for the most part, it’s treble and percussion all the way.
The coolest part of this album is the singability. Karr’s catchy airs will get you to sing along, even if you’re not a vocalist. “You got the cruelest heart/You don’t even know,” she cries in “Cruelest Heart.” She’s got this gospel quality as well, which sort of floods every song with this intense spiritual sense. Well done, guys.
photo by PJ Sykes Photography