Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Vinyl Nite Podcast #107 with Planetary Overdrive

Planetary Overdrive talks about their new album, their song 'In Your Arms Again' on Louisville Is For Lovers 2019, and what it's like being in a family band.

Planetary Overdrive & Hawks will be playing the WFPK Live Lunch this Friday, February 1st, at noon.

Saturday, January 26, 2019

Vinyl Nite Podcast #106 with Hawks (Live Q&A)

In honor of the inclusion of Louisville band Hawks on the new Louisville Is For Lovers 2019 Valentine's album (available Feb. 1st), as well as their guest hosting Tuesday Vinyl Nite on Jan. 29th with Planetary Overdrive, and playing Live Lunch on Feb. 1st at noon on WFPK 91.9FM, our newest edition of Vinyl Nite Podcast was recorded at our Kentucky Harvest Food Drive on November 20th at Butchertown Social live with the entire Hawks band as the audience asked their own questions.

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Vinyl Nite Podcast #105: Pardieu

Pardieu duo Brian Walter and Kyle Peters (who is also in The Pass) talk about their two tracks on the new Louisville Is For Lovers Valentine's Compilation and an upcoming EP at our very first "Valentine's All Month" series at Tuesday Vinyl Nite at Butchertown Social.

Join us every Tuesday Nite from 9pm-1am at Butchertown Social for vinyl Nite.

Tuesday Vinyl Nite presents 'Valentine's All Month' at Butchertown Social:

1/22 with Hawks & The Fervor
1/29 with Planetary Overdrive
2/5 with Sam Filiatreau & Maggie Halfman
2/12 with Cody Johnson (Your Band)
2/19 with Chad Castetter (Cubic Centimetre)
2/26 Live Set with Carl Jacob & Sheri Lynn (Streeter)

Monday, January 14, 2019

Tuesday Vinyl Nite's 'Valentine's All Month'

Along with Louisville Is For Lovers, we sponsor Tuesday Vinyl Nite at Butchertown Social (1601 Story ave), a weekly free event with guest DJs and food and drink specials every Tuesday from 9pm-1am. We invite anyone to bring in a record to spin and our guests get an hour DJ set as well.

Now through the end of February, we are presenting 'Valentine's All Month' (but its actually one and half months!) and each Tuesday we are having an artist from the new Louisville Is For Lovers Valentine's compilation as our guest DJs!

The first event will be with Pardieu members Brian & Kyle (also in The Pass), and we'll have champagne and dessert specials too! FB Event Page here.

Full Schedule:
1/15 with Pardieu
1/22 with Hawks & The Fervor
1/29 with Planetary Overdrive
2/5 with Sam Filiatreau & Maggie Halfman
2/12 with Cody Johnson (Your Band)
2/19 with Chad Castetter (Cubic Centimetre)
2/26 Live Set with Carl Jacob & Sheri Lynn (Streeter)

Monday, January 7, 2019

Albums that Daeodon are looking forward to in 2019

We asked Daeodon guitarist John Torstrick and vocalist Sam LeMay for a list of artists and albums they are looking forward to most in 2019.

 1. Deftones
 Sam: I wasn’t really a fan of 2016’s ‘Gore’ but I still bought it. It just seemed a little off. Come to find out their guitarist Stephen Carpenter wasn’t really into the songs on that record, and maybe that had something to do with it. Deftones have never left my playlists, and hopefully their new one in 2019 is back to business for them.

2. Flaming Lips
 John: ‘The Soft Bulletin’ is a masterpiece. Always excited for new Flaming Lips.

3. Mastodon
 John: I’ve only recently started digging into their catalog, and I have a long way to go. These guys seem super inventive and unique, I’ll be checking this out in 2019.

 Sam: Mastodon is one of my favorite bands. ‘Emperor of Sand’ was amazing and so was the ‘Cold Dark Place’ EP. The more melodic and psychedelic they lean, the more I like it… although Brent Hinds was talking about doing a country album on ‘Let There Be Talk’ Podcast with Dean Delray. That would be a trip.

4. My Morning Jacket
John: I love 2005’s ‘Z,’ and will definitely check out what direction MMJ decides to go for their next album.

5.  Pearl Jam
 John: I've been a big fan since ‘Ten,’ but lost touch with them after ‘Yield.’ Still waiting for Eddie to reel me back in. I’ll be checking out their 2019 release, but might end up going back to ‘Vitalogy’ for rocking PJ.

6. Tool
 John: They have the best chance of releasing something mind-blowing this year. I would never bet against Tool. If they seriously plan to release a new album this year, expect a banger (not sure what “banger” means, but sounds about right).
 Sam: Maynard has said the reason he is in so many projects is because he needs to create, and create often. A Perfect Circle just released some really orchestral and emotional tracks on ‘Eat The Elephant’ and Maynard is one of my biggest influences so of course I’m ready for the next tool album. Jeez. Who isn’t at this point?!

Friday, January 4, 2019

Louisville Is For Lovers 2019 Announced

Louisville Is For Lovers just announced this year's Valentine compilation release date and list of contributing artists. This year's album, vol. 14 in the series, will have 17 original tracks on CD or as a download and will be available on Feb.1st online and in Louisville record shops and can be pre-ordered now here.

This year's artists include first time contributors to the project including Drift City, Hawks, and Fiji Waters, as well as return guests including Brother Wolves, The Fervor, and Monkey Boy who was on the very first volume in 2001.  

This year the project has partnered with Studioworks for the artwork of the album. Studioworks provides a creative space for artists with intellectual and developmental disabilities so that they may pursue their passion in creative arts. The CD package will come with one of four covers designed by artists at StudioWorks and each of the four packaging options will have it's own exclusive bonus track. A deluxe version will be available in Louisville record shops that includes high quality reproductions of all four designs and a 2nd disc with all four bonus songs.

The album release show also be at Studioworks on Friday, February 15th, and proceeds from the show will go to benefit the arts program. 

Further information on the album and partnership with Studioworks here.


Thursday, January 3, 2019

1/8: Dr. Dundiff at Tuesday Vinyl Nite

Join us and Dr. Dundiff for the first Tuesday Vinyl Nite of 2019 on January 8th at Butchertown Social as we ring in the new year spinning our favorite records and yours!
FB Event Page.
Dr. Dundiff's new album, Cool, with Otis Junior has just been released on Jakarta Records.

Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Best Of 2018

Often times a tumultuous or even disastrous year politically can bring a fountain of artistic delights; and even though in a lot of ways 2018 was disappointing; musically it was exciting all the way through. This year much of the ripples in the musical pond came from relatively smaller acts rather than big time names; creating an exciting wake of fresh and unique work.

Topping our list of favorite full length albums this year is the Brit-Punk outfit IDLES' album Joy As An Act Of Resistance and Car Seat Headrest, who topped our Favorites list in 2016.  Both of these groups have released completely unique albums this year, that may have gone completely unnoticed in years past; or at least the messages in them would have been; but the climate was right in 2018 for new voices and new perspectives; albeit completely unlikely ones to top Best Of Lists.

Car Seat Headrest's newest, and 11th album, Twin Fantasy (Face To Face), is a complete re-recording of their 6th album Twin Fantasy (Mirror To Mirror), originally released in  2011, that helped frontman Will Toledo gain a cult following for his lo-fi gritty pop bandcamp recordings. One might argue that it isn't technically a new album but this new clearer recording helped Toledo grab a larger audience for his technically apt musical work as well as his unique take on heartbreak and healing. Had the larger world been listening in 2011 when the original Twin Fantasy was released, the world might have been stuck on the fact that it is an unabashed tale of a homosexual relationship, but hopefully in 2018 the world was ready to see it for what it truly is; a remarkable album both musically and lyrically as a heartbreaking work about love and love-lost, and the road to reclamation no matter who it is in the driver's seat.

If Twin Fantasy is remarkable for it's multi-layered complexity, IDLES' Joy As An Act Of Resistance is remarkable for it's blunt, and at times, brash sound and upfront political message; like a good natured European football hooligan spitting outrage over State sponsored violence, racism, and open homophobia.  If Car Seat Headrest has spent the last 8 or 9 years releasing a dozen or so albums slowing amassing a loyal audience; IDLES spent much of the last 8 or 9 years hidden from view working on an attack plan; after releasing a lack luster radio-pop EP in 2012 they re-emerged in 2017 as a mutant beast of its former self with the aptly named well received Brutalism LP before completely shattering all expectations with Joy all the while paying homage to pop music's past; with not-so-subtle nods to everyone from Pavement to Nancy Sinatra with singer Joe Talbot as rambling ringleader barking about the weight of social traditions anchored in power grabbing hatred. Talbot's howling and circus-like showmanship is a perfect amalgamation of Jon Spencer and David Yow wrapped in a Bristol street poet paper bag that might have been under appreciated in years past; but if 2018 has taught us anything, it's that extreme behavior politically needs to be met with extreme opposition socially. 

But that's just the tip of the iceberg of our top 50 favorite musical moments of 2018; including a mountain of great work from Louisville artists including Baby Bones, Barrel & Biscuit, and Brenda; as well as a slew of great soundtracks, singles and reissues including John Carpenter's Halloween soundtrack, Young Widows rarities collection, and the Satellite Twin/Mutts split single; and a whole lot more.

Full Length Albums:

20- MC HIJACK "Tender Pieces" LP
19- Black Moth Super Rainbow "Panic Blooms" LP
18-Spiritualized "And Nothing Hurt" LP
17- Hot Wires "Dark Energy" LP
16- State Champion "Send Flowers" LP
15- Dr. Dundiff & Otis Junior "Cool" LP
14- La Luz "Floating Features" LP
13 - Planetary Overdrive "Boneyard" LP
12-  Jaye Jayle "No Trail And Other Unholy Paths" LP
11- Shannon and the Clams "Onion" LP

10- Frankie Cosmos "Vessel" LP
9- Dr. Octagon "Moosebumps: An Exploration Into Modern Day Horripilation" LP
8- Charles Bradley "Black Velvet" LP
7- The Breeders 'All Nerve' LP
6- Vive La Void S/T LP
5- Egyptian Lover "1985" LP
4- Oh Sees "Smote Reverser" LP
3- Lala Lala "The Lamb" LP
2- IDLES "Joy As An Act Of Resistance" LP (37FLOOD Approved)
1- Car Seat Headrest "Twin Fantasy" Face to Face LP (37FLOOD Approved)

Cover Albums, Compilations, & Live Albums:
5- Will Oldham "Songs Of Love And Horror" LP
4- OCS - Live In San Francisco LP
3- Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds "Distant Sky" Live LP
2- Young Widows "DECAYED: Ten Years of Cities, Wounds, Lightness, and Pain" LP
1- Louisville Is For Lovers 2018 valentine's Album (37FLOOD Approved)


5- ESG "Come Away With ESG" Reissue
4- Z Nation "The original Score Soundtrack Seasons 1-4" LP by Jason Gallagher
3- Car Seat Headrest Twin Fantasy (Mirror To Mirror reissue) LP
2- TRAFOZSATSFM: A Louisville Is For Lovers Tribute To Ziggy Stardust 2CD Reissue
1- Halloween Soundtrack by John Carpenter, Cody Carpenter, and Daniel Davies (37FLOOD Approved)


10- MC HIJACK "Jingle Bells Y'all" Single
9- Bird/Trooper 7"
8- Run The Jewels "Kill Your Masters" Single
7- Call Me Bronco EP
6- Little Darlin: Louisville is For Lovers 2018 Duets Cassette
5- Baby Bones "Curse Of The Crystal Teeth" EP
4- Dr. Octagon "Area 54/Space Ranger" Single
3- Jason Gallagher with Arly Scott "Hero" Single
2- Barrel & Biscuit "Tooth and Nail" EP
1- Mutts/Satellite Twin Split 7" (37FLOOD Approved)

Louisville Shows:

10- Sexjuice NYE at Zanzabar
9- - Emma Ruth Rundle & Jaye Jayle at Zbar 
8- Sick Little Things at Art Sanctuary
- Wreckless Eric & Dry Summers at Monnik
6 - Julie Of The Wolves & GRLwood at ZA's
5 - The Archaeas & Baby Bones at Kaiju
4 - The 2018 Louisville Is For Lovers Valentine's Showcase at LFPL
3   Phantom Family Halo & Whistle Peak at Zanzabar
2 - Juneteenth Celebration with RMLLW2LLZ
1 - Louisville Is For Lovers Instore at Guestroom with Brenda and Frederick The Younger