a once in a lifetime opportunity
SO FUCKING STOKED TO SEE SLEDDING WITH TIGERS TOMORROW.
that is all, hope you all are having a lovely thursday.
HEY!!! Come to this show! It’s gon’ be so fun fun fun!
I’ve known Dan Faughnder for quite some time now, and one of the many great things I can say about him is that he is an astoundingly charismatic character. As the captain for the folk-punk misfits SLEDDING WITH TIGERS, Faughnder runs a tight, happy ship. Consisting of violinist and vocalist Samantha Juneman, banjo-wizard Robert Martin and mandolin master Taylor Brough, Sledding With Tigers shreds through eight heartwarming tunes on their newest EP, “BEING NICE IS STILL COOL”. I can say with the strongest conviction, this is how music should sound. My ears haven’t been this happy in a long time.
“BEING NICE IS STILL COOL” is an amazing collection of songs, and nothing short of brilliant. Twangy fuzzed out guitars and bass run rampant through the jagged acoustic guitar strumming in perfect harmony on top of Faughnder’s fervent cries of joy and friendship. Although the general feel of the album is of a jovial inspiring tone, Faughnder adapts an apologetic manner in some tunes (“A Floppy Disc Worth Of A Song”) and gets a little lonely (“Homeless”), but eventually finds comfort in the knowledge of hope and companionship.
Very remniscent of bands such as the MOUNTAIN GOATS, ANDREW JACKSON JIHAD, and maybe even CEREMONY, Faughnder’s hooks will have you singing along in no time. Everyone is welcome here.
Find “BEING NICE IS STILL COOL” out on September 18th, 2012 via Lazy Acre Records and Bandcamp.
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I am still absolutely psyched about the way yesterday’s summery acoustic party turned out. And I’m even more psyched about everyone’s excitement before, during, and even now a day after the event. It was purrfect in every way imaginable, and Morgan’s baby chickens were the icing on the cake!
Thanks everyone for hangin’ out, and we’ll see ya again soon before the summer ends!
SAN DIEGO LOCALS MIXTAPE
I made a San Diego mixtape for a friend. I figured I’d share it on here as well.
1. Chairs Missing - To The Hills
2. KYNAN - I Fly So High
3. Da Bears - Classics Never Die
4. Fantastic Magic - Jam & Yima
5. Dirty Gold - California Sunrise
6. Ben Levinson - Your Only One
7. Grim Luck! - Going to Candied Island!
8. Heavy Hawaii - Philly Games
9. Inspired And The Sleep - While We’re Young
10. Cuckoo Chaos - Slut Barf
11. Mrs. Magician - The Spells
12. Monsters From Mars - Hedorah No Shyukudai
13. Snuffaluffagus - Supernova Bossa
14. Mike Murdock - Hooray
15. Sledding With Tigers - Ten Fourty-Five
16. D/Wolves - Cougar Run
17. KYNAN - I Wanna Hold U Now
18. DUDES - Why You Rappin’ De La Soul?
19. Tan Sister Radio - Mr. Landis Goes Nude
20. TV Girl - I Wonder Who She’s Kissing Now
Super cool Sledding With Tigers mugs make coffee taste even better.