Vol 1 No. 8, Week of April 18, 2011
In this issue: A (non-Arcade Fire) Mormon storms the Canadian music awards scene; Cary Judd tries out a new career path; Low and Uncle Jesse’s project comes to fruition; The Steelwells get remixed; Mayan Fox mash up; SHeDAISY talk breakfast, Aquabats, Neon Trees, and Brandon Flowers do Coachella; Jennifer Thomas give a tutorial on instrumentation, and more.
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Cary Judd – Goodnight Human
Recommended if you like: philosophy, pop music, and art
Recommended tracks: “See Through Rocks,” “Andromeda,” and “Huang Shan (The Ah-ha Song)”
By the time I develop a true opinion of a song or album, it’s inevitably past the time when it’s relevant. Perhaps I’m just slow. I remember how incredibly depressed I was when I found out John Lennon was shot and killed. I was fourteen years old at the time, and the year was, in fact, 1998. So you, my dear reader, should consider yourself lucky that I’m getting around to reviewing Cary Judd’s Goodnight Human album, released late in 2009.
However, I still think the album is relevant. And for what it’s worth, it’s probably one of the best things to happen to me since I started Linescratchers. How’s that for an endorsement? Continue reading “Cary Judd – Goodnight Human review”
Brent Colbert is The Awful Truth. Or rather, Brent Colbert knows The Awful Truth, because it’s him. I had the pleasure of interviewing Brent about his Indie project, which will sound both familiar and dissonant to the average Indie rocker. Brent currently hails from Salt Lake City, though Linescratchers first came into contact with him through Rexburg connections, where he spent some time at BYU-I. You will soon be able to purchase his upcoming album, Object Permanence, on iTunes, though in the meantime you can hear his songs at his Myspace or on The Hills.
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Most conversations about popular LDS musicians in the West nowadays seem to always land on Cary Judd. Originally from Southern California but now living in the wilderness of Wyoming, Cary’s cerebral yet always accessible tunes satisfy the prog fan and pop fan alike. His newest album is Goodnight Human, but to really experience Cary Judd, you need to see a live show. For those deep in the Mission Field, he’s also released a live (free) downloadable album from his MySpace. His website is www.caryjudd.com, and you might take notice that he’s worked with Linescratcher Scot Alexander from Dishwalla.
To find Cary Judd on iTunes, click here.
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Most of us who grew up in the late 1900s remember Dishwalla as a intrinsic part of the musical landscape. Their hit single in 1996, Counting Blue Cars, not only earned them a Billboard Award for “Best Rock Song,” but also placed them among the greats of Alternative Pop/Rock of the time. Scot Alexander played bass for Dishwalla, and has much to say about touring the world as an LDS musician, his upbringing, his patriarchal blessing, and his testimony. His energy and love for music pour out of his interview. He also offers advice to musicians who are trying to “make it” in The Biz. Don’t listen to the nay-sayers! You can find out more about what Scot is doing at his MySpace.
To find Dishwalla on iTunes, click here.
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