DOUG GILLARD'S SOLO RECORD PARADE ON
Ex-Guided By Voices and current Nada Surf guitarist, Doug Gillard, has joined Nine Mile Records in anticipation of his 3rd solo record - Parade On - due out on April 8th.
Gillard plays nearly every note on Parade On, a collection of razor sharp pop rock reminiscent of Teenage Fanclub and vintage 80s power pop. The first single "Ready For Death" is already garnering attention. CMJ says the song is "bittersweet pop brimming with the unbelievable guitar work that is his trademark," while All Music Guide gives Parade On 4 stars and calls it "superbly crafted pop rock."
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CALEB STULL RETURNS WITH FIELD STUDY
In August 2010, Vancouver indie pop band Parlour Steps were on top of their game: the quintet had just performed to a capacity crowd at the legendary Bumbershoot Festival in Seattle, their song "Little Pieces" had gone viral (thanks to a placement in the MTV Canada TV series DeGrassi), and the band had scored major coverage and accolades for their sweaty, pitch-pefect performance at SXSW four months prior. But within a few weeks, the band would be on an extended hiatus it would never recover from. What happened?
PATRICK SWEANY IS CLOSE TO THE FLOOR
Close To The Floor, the new full-length record by Patrick Sweany hit streets on July 16 and quickly rose to the top of the Top U.S. Vinyl Sellers chart of the Alliance of Independent Media Stores. Like it's predecessor, That Old Southern Drag, Close To The Floor was recorded by Joe MacMahan at his E. Nashville Wow and Flutter studios. Sweany assembled a topnotch crew of musicians to help him out on this one: Jon Radford on drums (Justin Townes Earle), Ryan Norris on keys (Lambchop), Ron Eoff on bass (Cate Brothers, Levon Helm), and Macmahan himself on guitar. Check it out at Patrick's Bandcamp page.