H.D. Harmsen-Song For Judy (Video Premiere)

Early this morning I got an email from H.D. Harmsen asking if I’d like to premiere his video for “Song For Judy.” His album had it’s debut on Paste Magazine’s website. A step down today, for sure, but I’m thrilled that he asked me. If you don’t know Harmsen, he had his hand in a couple of my favorite albums last year. His own release … Continue reading H.D. Harmsen-Song For Judy (Video Premiere)

Gloom Balloon-You Make Me Feel Like A Natural Disaster/Fix The Sunshine Pts 1-7 (An Ode To Bill Doss)

After over a decade doing somersaults across stages as one fourth of The Poison Control Center, Patrick Tape-Fleming has taken a deeper look inward on his new project, Gloom Balloon. The loud guitars and screaming are gone (mostly), making room for a more subtle balance of musical experimentation and sincere songwriting. The album is broken into two halves-the first a crazy exploration through musical genres, … Continue reading Gloom Balloon-You Make Me Feel Like A Natural Disaster/Fix The Sunshine Pts 1-7 (An Ode To Bill Doss)

New Singles (Quick Hits For A Lazy Day)

After the James Joyce-like recap of the Way Over Yonder Fest yesterday, I’m taking it easy and just hitting you with a couple cool things out this week. I’m not going to get into it too much and just let the music speak for itself. Our old friend Patrick from The Poison Control Center has a new project called Gloom Balloon-it’s just him and Chris … Continue reading New Singles (Quick Hits For A Lazy Day)

The Poison Control Center-Stranger Ballet

Hopefully by now you’ve had a chance to check out the songs that have been released from this album. The first single, “Torpedoes on Tuesday” is a great introduction to this record (probably why it’s also the lead track). “Dracula’s Casket” is a fun smack in the face that comes in just under 2 minutes. And of course the third track is the one that … Continue reading The Poison Control Center-Stranger Ballet

The Poison Control Center Exclusive-Terminal

If you follow this blog you’ve probably seen a couple mentions of the band The Poison Control Center. I’ve known guitarist/vocalist Patrick Tape-Fleming (and his wife) ¬†for a while now. They are literally two of the nicest people you could ever hope to meet and he’s a very talented musician. When I heard this song performed at Schubas a couple months ago, I have to … Continue reading The Poison Control Center Exclusive-Terminal