Right now us residents on the Northern hemisphere at least triple layer before entering the outside of our homes. The thought of sun, outdoor hangs and not wearing ski underwear seems almost utopian – at least unreal. In Australia, on the other hand, January is the time for heat waves and shorts. And damn fine music to accompany this, too. Meet Great Outdoors, Totally Mild member Zachary Schneider’s solo project. I came across his song ‘I Look Back’ browsing the never-ending cyberspace, and got captured by the music’s repetitive dream-universe instantly. Læs resten
It didn’t take me much more than a few seconds to appreciate Fist City. The music’s immediacy combined with some undeniably catchy tunes (yes, the ones that stick in your head all day) is a match well made. I got a hold of Fist City and asked them a few questions. Here’s what they had to say about their new record, their new single and a little something about Loretta Lynn, racist bigots and satanic reptilian cults. Læs resten
“I just didn’t want to come to band practice and sing about having a broken heart!” explains musician and Salt Lake City music entrepreneur Will Sartain. His new band Hang Time is all about dancing silly with your friends and having fun. Lappland asked Will Sartain about the forthcoming Hang Time album, about the scene in Salt Lake City, and about juggling with touring and writing solo material while running two music venues.