Earlier this month, Benjamin Mauch headed into upstate NY to take part in this year’s Northeastern Electro-Music Festival. The folks putting on the festival have been posting full performances on social media today & Mauch’s set just went up! within the 28 minute set, there are numerous moments that hearken back to 2016’s “Golden Bay Garden”. There are also foreshadows of his upcoming work. ENJOY!
With their debut LP arriving to the HSAL offices in a few weeks, Joey & Nathan are prepping for an eventful fall in support of “Deaf Sharp“. Their local release show will be at the Schewel Theater in the Riverviews Bldg on Friday, October 6th. The evening begins with Long Live The Pilot (they helped out with honeybrandy’s Cocteau Twins cover for HSAL #36) playing the Craddock-Terry Gallery from 6P – 8P for “First Friday”. The show gets under way immediately following First Friday. Todd Webb will open the evening with an Oahu set, then will be one of the guests who sit in with honeybrandy. There will be a cash/card bar during the show & Speakertree will be selling deluxe editions of “Deaf Sharp”.
Look for more dates announced throughout the fall & winter. To give you an idea of what these shows will sound/feel like, honeybrandy have been capturing snippets of their recent rehearsals:
JEREMIAH LLOYD HARMON!
We are currently working with Jeremiah to book an East Coast tour in March. Stay tuned for dates as they are confirmed! Still haven’t heard his debut EP? Tony Rinaldi, who plays Moog on the EP calls these tunes “among the most mind-blowing stuff I’ve heard.” Pick up a copy of HSAL #31 here…
We have made a second run of cassettes for Ben’s gorgeous full-length, “Golden Bay Garden” (HSAL #32)! This time around, it’s solid orange shells with ice white printing on the sides. Ben will have these for sale when he plays the Bazaar in Roanoke on the 16th. We should have them on the bandcamp site around the same time.
Pre-orders for Steve’s new full-length, “Cross My Heat” (first new material in nearly two decades!), will begin on Friday, 09/15. Steve will be taking copies with him for his upcoming dates in Australia. Look for the CD to be available stateside in October.
There are moments when you can’t help but feel like the stars have aligned & have graced you with something magical. The evening of August 25th, 2017 was just such a moment for everyone who managed to squeeze into the Old City Cemetery Chapel in Lynchburg VA. The opening support was a showcase of the talent brewing in the Hill CIty scene (BRNES, Wesley Montgomery). Once Jeremiah Lloyd Harmon & his accompaniment took to the stage, the room seemed to inhale in suspense. Harmon worked through an hour plus of original material with a few covers wedged in for good measure. Though he spent most of the set with guitar in hand, Jeremiah brought the evening to a close on the highest of notes by taking to chapel’s piano for his final two numbers.
For those of you who missed out (#yourloss), we present the trio’s take on a Roberta Flack cut:
As you most likely know, we are hosting Jeremiah Lloyd Harmon & his rhythm section to the Old City Cemetery Chapel (401 Taylor St, 24501) tomorrow night! A few things of note:
- There are still a few advance tickets available at Speakertree. $10 gets you the best seat in the house & a copy of Jeremiah’s debut EP.
- Door cover is $5. We’d love cash, but will accept cards.
- Doors open at 7P. Feel free to arrive earlier than that & drink in the GORGEOUS that is the Old City Cemetery #treeswingselfies
- Music should begin at 730P. Wesley Montgomery & BRNES will provide local support.
#TBT: Here’s a live solo take on “War Parade” from the EP.
honeybrandy was part a wonderful evening of “out” sounds in Richmond last week. Hosted by “the Colloquial Orchestra” & organized by Cherub Records‘ PJ Sykes, the bill also included Amplifier On Fire, Lunar (who are really great!) & a Sykes’ led “house band” that recently supported Jandek at his RVA tour stop.
Joey & Nathan were able to capture their set with some lo-fi gear (thanks to Ben Mauch for manning the “record” button). You can stream the entire set over at our soundcloud page.
FROM LEFT: Benjamin Mauch; honeybrandy (PC: Joanna McGlothlin)
THURSDAY: honeybrandy will be sharing a stage with LUNAR. Oh, the house band for Jandek’s recent RVA tour stop will be playing a set as well. If you are in/near Richmond, swing by Flora (FKA Balliceaux). Sounds start after 10P…
WEDNESDAY: HSAL will release the 7th installment of our summer-long tribute to Brian Hall & Outside Records. This week’s release is one of Hall’s latest creations, clocking in at over two hours!
TODAY: Pre-order HSAL #31 (CD) & HSAL #37 (LP) if you haven’t already (we are SUPER PROUD of both these recordings). Also, check out keep‘s most recent effort, “For Your Joy” (cover art below). NOTE: You may recall the RVA duo was part of HSAL #36 (where they dropped a righteous Smashing Pumpkins cover). Well, this new LP is KILLER! If the stars align just right, we’ll figure out a way to have them play the Hill City before too long…
(clockwise from top left: Leaaves, Oahu, honeybrandy w/ friends)
Thanks to social media & news coverage, it’s common knowledge that Lynchstock 2017 started as a dream & ended in a washout. While we can’t change the opinion of everyone who blasted festival management, we can CERTAINLY share ours here.
Before the heaviest of the storms hit, the “Water Dog” stage played host to a collection of acts curated by HSAL. Oahu started the afternoon off with a pleasing tapestry of minimal electronic textures. Next up was NC’s Leavves. Flying his school colors (by draping his UNC jacket across the front of his set up), Nate Wagner captured onlookers with a noise-tinged ambiance. By the time honeybrandy took the stage, dark clouds were pushing in from the west. The stage tent was packed for a wonderful set that included their Cocteau Twins cover. With minutes left in their set, local police shut down the festival & forced everyone off the park grounds. As a result, our good buddy Benjamin Mauch‘s set was cancelled.
Across the street in the Glass House, Jeremiah Lloyd Harmon led a full band in front of a full house. a few hundred were treated with a chance to dry off & drink in Harmon’s soulful croon.
APPENDIX: Although not officially tied to the label, Quick On My Feet put on a killer set of late 90’s throwback indie rock (think Get Up Kids or the more less depressing acts from Deep Elm) on the stage next door to ours. Oh, & the “new to us ’cause we’re late to the party” award goes to Captain Pizza. That guy…
HUGE PROPS to everyone involved in making the festival happen. No doubt the weeks ahead will be as frustrating (if not moreso) for the Lynchstock team. While many of the planned festivities were unable to be shared, what did happen on April 22nd, 2017 was right magical. Keep your chins up, alright?