Underground college radio fans all over the United States and Europe have been buzzing about the trippy, sparse “post-doo-wop” of Idiot Glee. Here in Lexington, Kentucky, the creative force behind Idiot Glee, James Friley, can often be seen poking his head into local shows and playing Al’s Bar, but he will soon be embarking on a tour of England and New York City in support of Idiot Glee. James grew up in the Church along with his brother, Ian Friley, who has graced our pages and podcast before as Good Morning Passenger, and found a measure of success with his previous band, bedtime. James admits he doesn’t obsess about God as much as he obsesses about music, and hasn’t been to Church in while (we’re working on that), but James still has to defend the Church in interviews and explain to people why he doesn’t drink. In this interview, James talks about his upcoming tour, his varied influences, and his relationship with the Church. Highly recommended. Continue reading “Idiot Glee”
Featuring the first official Linescratchers Theme Song! Also including a special segment featuring Thomas Hatton called “THE WORKSHOP”!
Silver City, NM – Canoe
Fox in the Hole – Good Morning Passenger
Fill – Pilot
The Workshop featuring Thomas Hatton
Down For You – Young Sim
Once in a Lifetime – Carolyn Southworth
Special thanks to Thomas Hatton for appearing on this podcast
Recommended if you like: Deathcab for Cutie, Pinback
Recommended tracks: “Empty Beds”, “Wake the Thieves”
Good Morning Passenger, released on the Slow Owl label, is the first full album by Ian Friley, who releases music under the name Good Morning Passenger. Ian has a knack for creating dreamy washes and soundscapes, underscored by humble yet driving rhythms, and wrapped up in catchy, accessible packages. He comes from a similarly talented family: his brother is Idiot Glee and Bedtime keyboardist, songwriter, and singer James Friley.
Good Morning Passenger is a surprisingly full, textured, and clear artistic statement, despite being composed of just eight tracks. It is a brutally honest, hypnotic album, a must-have for deep thinkers, and hopefully it is the beginning of a long life of writing and recording from Ian Friley. I simply love this album. Continue reading “Good Morning Passenger – Good Morning Passenger review”
Interview with multi-talented composer, singer, performer, pianist, American Idol finalist, philanthropist, and Live for Music creator, Shaun “Hammer Hands” Barrowes! Shaun talks about his dance competition, his passion for music in schools, songwriting, his faith, and his sweet ride.
For more information about Shaun’s high school band tour, and his international dance competition with So You Think You Can Dance choreographer Mandy Moore, check out the websites at www.liveformusictour.com and www.liveformusicdance.com. The dance competition will be accepting submissions until August 1st, 2010.
If This Is To Be Goodbye – Jeff Zentner
Empty Beds – Good Morning Passenger
Live or Die – Shaun “Hammer Hands” Barrowes
Interview with Shaun “Hammer Hands” Barrowes
You Came Along – Shaun “Hammer Hands” Barrowes
This Time – The Sweater Friends
The eponymous new album from Good Morning Passenger is now available on several websites including iTunes. I’m waiting on my copy, so I cannot write a proper review quite yet, but I have half of the songs from our podcasts. Ian is an incredibly unique and talented songwriter, and his style has a very mellow yet driving spacey sound. I’m a big fan actually, and so I feel good about already recommending this album to anyone.
Once I receive a copy I will let you know by writing a review, but if the rest of the album is anything like what I have now, I can already tell you I’m going to like it.
Good Morning Passenger has released a promo for their latest album. The writing, recording, and mixing is now finished and the album will be available for sale and download in the upcoming months. Enjoy!