Musical Real Estate – AG179

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We’re going to check out some musical real estate during this episode. This includes a band with global origins that moved to New York City, some Aussies who take up space in Melbourne, a project from Spain, and finally rounding our way to the feature artist in Oklahoma City.

Songs and Artists Played

image of commuters album artimage of Kites album artimage of album art from dofhei project

Featured Artist

Space4Lease

album art image of If Its True song

Songs Played

  • Must Be Something
  • Drifting
  • If It’s True

Web: Space4LeaseMusic.com
Music Links: BandcampiTunesSpotifyGoogle Play
Social Links: TwitterInstagramFacebookYouTube


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Gritty, Heavy and Brooklynite Glam Punk – AG178

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The files are a bit more heavy and gritty this time. And we learn about the adventures of a glam-punk band from Brooklyn. Some portions of this episode may not be safe for work (NSFW).

Songs and Artists Played

image of Vintage Pistol EP artimage of Circle Story album art

Featured Artist

J and the 9s

  • Revolution [VIDEO]
  • Other Side
  • Love to Be [Clean Version]
  • [VIDEO]

Album Links: iTunesCDBabyAmazonSpotifyGoogle Play]
Social Links: FacebookInstagramTwitterYouTube

Help the Band Get Back Home!

J and the 9s made it all the way to California on their Vans Warped Tour ’17 journey, but they’ve run out of funds! Click to Donate (and receive a copy of the new yet-to-be-released EP)!


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The Gumshoe is Back on the Job – AG177

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The office is open; the dust is being cleared. Song files are piled up and it’s time to start playing the music again!

Songs and Artists Played

Featured Artist

Aihvhia


Three songs were played from the album Planet

  • Don’t Look Back
  • Stay Off the Trails
  • Enjoy Your Rainbow

image of Aihvhia album art from Planet
Album Links: BandcampCD BabyGoogle PlaySpotify
Social Links: FacebookInstagramTwitterYouTube


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Sam Harrison – AG176

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Sam Harrison

image of musician Sam Harrison
Can we talk about dynamics? Seriously, you need to investigate this. Something has happened in the music world over the past several decades. We’ve lost the dynamics. Every song being produced for commercial consumption seems to be pushed to its very sonic limits. Songs are compressed, pushed to a point where the frequencies are clipped and we’ve become conditioned to be okay with distorted recordings (I’m not talking about distortion as an effect with guitars and other instruments).

Sam Harrison is an artist that has released new songs that are mastered in the way we should hear them. Very little compression. Dynamics are intact. In fact, his entire EP “The Wish” is mastered for listening on vinyl recordings.

The most impressive information about Sam Harrison’s new release is that it was recorded on a 1969 Sully 8-Track 1 tape machine. He and his producer/engineer brother, Rob, discovered the machine and refurbished it for use in their studio at Long Haired Music in Spilsby, Lincolnshire. They wanted to experiment to see what type of sounds that they could produce. It soon became obvious that something special was forming; they released these sessions in the order that they were recorded as the EP “The Wish.”

Sam Harrison is quickly carving a name for himself. He has played at the 2012 Olympic Games, at Glastonbury 2013, and the Edinburgh Fringe. He also tours with his band “The Breakfast Club.”

When discussing his new EP, Sam says, “Working to tape was the best thing. I had to work less on building a texture, because whatever I put down just sounded right.” He continues, “When I heard myself back, I heard classic records in the tone and just went ‘OK – That’s how they did it. Mystery solved.'”

I leave it to you to follow the (very few) links in this page to find out more about this musician.

Enjoy the show — and don’t forget to talk up Sam Harrison on your social profiles. He’ll love knowing that you’re talking about him.

Songs Played

– Let’s Pretend
– Ketamine Kim
– Rockstar

Band Links

Long Haired Music
The Wish on Bandcamp
Sam Harrison at Facebook
Sam Harrison at Twitter
Sam Harrison at Google+
Sam Harrison at YouTube

Associated Links

Association of Music Podcasting
Blubrry Podcast Network
Audio Gumshoe on Twitter
Audio Gumshoe on Facebook

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Babirusa – AG175

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Babirusa

Babirusa album art for MMGS
From time to time a band or solo artist will submit music to Audio Gumshoe that is difficult to describe. This particular submission comes from an experimental group based in Louisville, Kentucky. They offered very little background info about themselves, so the gumshoe had to go to work.

Babirusa has several albums and single songs released at their account on Bandcamp. These include the recent collection “Mitch McConnell’s Grapefruit Stand.” I’ve played three songs from that collection, as well as a new release from December. And, if you are so inclined, I highly recommend that you visit the Bandcamp page to hear their rendition of the Disney tune “Grim Grinning Ghosts.”

What can I say about the band? First, I like them. Second, for some reason this album reminded me a bit of The Small Faces release from 1969 called “Ogden’s Nut Gone Flake.” I don’t need to tell you, but I will: I listened to that release over and over again until I broke the… 8-track. Yes. I said it.

Finally, one of the most unique things about this band is that they have foregone the typical pop-rock instrumentation that includes a bass player. Instead, they have a cellist. I like cellists. I am one. (But I’m also a bass player.)

I leave it to you to follow the (very few) links in this page to find out more about this band.

Enjoy the show — and don’t forget to talk up Babirusa on your social profiles. They’ll love knowing that you’re talking about them.

Songs Played

– Public Bath
– Snail
– Crem
– Abbo’s Alley

Band Links

Babirusa at Bandcamp
Babirusa at Facebook

Associated Links

Association of Music Podcasting
Blubrry Podcast Network
Audio Gumshoe on Twitter
Audio Gumshoe on Facebook

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