By which I really just mean Ames’s Matt Dake, he whom is also You Are Home, a drummer in The Jerkles, and former drummer of Longshadowmen, among his many activities. This new digital single from You Are Home just popped up the other day, a greatly enjoyable trancey, grooving, high-energy, polyrhythmic, eight minutes. Check out that gnarly Yes-y bass tone, too!

Matt reports to be be hard at work on the next YAH full-length too. In the meantime, he has other cool things up his sleeve, as he, Bryon Dudley, Tom Russell, are Stratum — a kind of supergroup, really — and have just debuted with this EP of very cool shamanic percussion-and-drone, reminding me of perhaps a more technical Big Drum In The Sky Religion, or Battles floating in outer space. I’m drawing the Thou Art connection just on the assumption that Matt probably recorded it, but I don’t know this for sure.

UPDATE: Matt informs us the Stratum EP was collaboratively recorded at Byron’s studio The Spacement, and there are definite plans for more recordings and live shows (yes!)

Pythias Braswell: Thy Merciful Teeth

So, Pythias Braswell (I was pronouncing the first name incorrectly in my head before seeing him play live) makes his home in Cannery Row,...… Continue reading

Various Artists: "P.S. Your Band Sucks!"

Published on February 03, 2018