Track of the Weekend: Roy Robertson–Collecting Dust

25 Mar

Hey, loyal readers! It’s been a skimpy few weeks here at DayBowBow. 35 Conferette took center stage, then I found a 9ish to 5ish job that started two weeks earlier than planned. So I haven’t been able to nurture this child that Jaime and I have been raising lately (by that I mean this blog, of course … cos we’re just friends and therefore don’t have an actual baby together). I feel bad for neglecting this site and along with it you guys, but as you may have gathered we have some big plans in the works for it.

Yesterday, while at said job, I was checking my email (for work-related reasons, mind you) when I found a kind message and a lovely song from one of my local favorites, Roy Robertson. (Side note: How many commas does one sentence need? We need an extra copy editor. Wow.)

Apparently the song didn’t fit with the others on an EP he’s been working on, but he still wanted it to be heard. Well, so do I, Roy. I didn’t have time to post it yesterday, but today I can showcase it.

On “Collecting Dust”, Roy goes full-on psychedelic and lo-fi. A lesser music fan would be tempted to compare him to Animal Collective or Ariel Pink … perhaps even one of the seemingly thousands of indie musicians who have chosen to mimic them the past couple of years.

But Roy Robertson is an original. The sound he creates, while clearly revealing its influences, is wholly organic. It comes from within him. He stirs together those influences with his own unique vision and creates something fresh.

Hell … just listen to/download it yourself. I don’t fancy myself a tastemaker, just a lover of music trying to share beauty with anyone who’s willing to listen to or read my opinions. Continue reading

Giveaway: Destroyer at The Loft

22 Mar

Destroyer began in 1995 as a solo project for Dan Bejar, the Vancouver singer-songwriter also known as a member of The New Pornographers. Since then, the project has expanded to include other various members and has released 13 studio recordings, nine of them full-length.

The most recent Destroyer offering, is a quirky (a style Bejar is a master of) take on 80s pop-rock. It’s a continuation of Bejar’s experimentation with different sounds and genres. No matter what the genre, however, the music is always distinct because of Bejar’s voice.

On Saturday, Destroyer will be bringing its special brand of music to The Loft. And we have two pairs of tickets for the show. To win, send an email with “Destroyer” in the subject line and your name in the body (seriously … we only want your name) to giveaways@daybowbow.net by 11:59 p.m. We’ll notify winners tomorrow.

Destroyer plays The Loft on Saturday, March 26 with openers War on Drugs and Nervous Curtains. The show starts at 8:30 and tickets are $12 in advance and $14 the day of the show.

Why We Support Kevin Roden

22 Mar

Check out this video from 35C.

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Track of the Day: Bowie – Changes

21 Mar

 

We’re sort of re-charged,and we’re definitely back, but we’re blowing things up to better serve our community, hope you enjoy the ride.

We need a break …

15 Mar

You might have noticed a lessening of content on our site lately. And yesterday we didn’t post anything.

We’re worn out from 35 Conferette (since we were both fans and core members of the volunteer group that ran it), so we’re on hiatus until we can recharge.

Hugs and kisses!

Track of 35 Conferette Weekend: Mavis Staples–

11 Mar

I meant to post this yesterday, but I was insanely tired the night before. I am more tired as I write this note, but I also got to see Mavis Staples perform this song live and it was AMAZING. So this serves as a tribute rather than a show preview.

I know we posted a Staple Singers cover by Flowers of God earlier in the week, but I am just so excited about her appearance at 35 Conferette tonight that I had to post another Staple Singers track. This one is Mavis doing a live performance of “I’ll Take You There” from Jools Holland’s 2005 Hootenany.

By the way, you can check out the interview I did with Mavis Staples on the 35 Conferette blog. She was one of the sweetest people I’ve ever interviewed. Oh, and Jaime gets to be her chauffeur (among doing a million other things). How lucky are we to be a part of this thing?

Anyway, enough gushing. Time to get to work. I hope to see a lot of you out there. Seriously, if you can afford even a one-day pass, I know this experience is going to be incredible. That’s why I decided to be a part of it.

We may post the stray post here and there this weekend, but we’ll probably be on hiatus. See you next week. Hugs and kisses!

(Bonus) Track of the Day: RTB2–Goon

9 Mar

What a handsome Denton duo.

I had the pleasure of listening to this new RTB2 song last week because of my involvement with 35 Conferette (said involvement being the reason Jaime and I haven’t exactly been churning out content here).

Though I didn’t get a chance to hear much of it, I can only assume Indie-Verse played this on their 35-Conferette-packed weekend because it is AWESOME. And the new album Ryan Thomas Becker and Grady Don Sandlin recorded last week with Stuart Sikes, the album that this very gem came from, is sure to be just as AWESOME.

Check it out for yourself:

RTB2–Goon

I’m currently in the middle of 35-related (name dropping much?) work, so the only other thing I’m going to add is that I look forward to hearing this song live when they open for Dr. Dog, White Arrows and Telegraph Canyon on Friday. The action starts at 4 p.m.