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Grandfather Child


by: SEM

 

I’m going to do a bit of a throwback this week for my review. Last semester we received the self-titled album from Grandfather Child. I am a huge fan of this album and could literally listen to it on repeat for hours. With this album you receive about 40 minutes of playtime where each track is its own creature, which yet, as a collective, are still able to flow together seamlessly. Unlike a lot of records that I have been listening to recently, the Grandfather Child album has stood up because of their content. All of the songs are up beat, and yet tracks don’t focus on a catchy hook or chorus, but instead focus on the band’s musical talents, with a solo in almost every track. Some of their distinct sound comes from the lap steel played by Lucas Gorham, the band’s founder, which adds to the expected mix that is often seen. The differing backgrounds of each of the members of the band allow them to have a unique sound that has been called a combination of country and rhythm and blues. I would love to see Grandfather Child play live, and can’t wait to hear what else they have to offer. Though this album has been out for a while, it still stands as one of my top albums for 2012, and keep coming back to it.

 

Suggested tracks: “I Would Like To Thank The Universe” &  “…Gonna Have Ourselves…”
 

Remedy Problems


Sorry for the inconvenience, folks. We are having some technical problems in the Remedy studio that I hope will be solved shortly. Until further notice, there is no content on the Remedy stream, though it is still there (one problem down, hundreds to go).

Your Chief Engineer,
Mikey

UPDATE 3/5/2013: For our listeners I have gotten the stream up so you may listen to the music rotation on the Remedy but there will still be no lives shows for some time.

UPDATE 3/18/2013: The Remedy is back! Shows and all!

Your Chief Engineer,

Mikey

WIDB Interview with Brendon Small of Dethklok


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Back in November, during the same weekend that I interviewed Levi Benton of Miss May I, I took an additional trip to the St. Louis region. This particular trip was to The Pageant for the Metalocalypse Tour 2012. The show featured The Black Dahlia Murder, All That Remains and was headlined by none other than the infamous animated band whose Adult Swim television show the tour was named after, Dethklok. I got a chance to sit down with Brendon Small – the show’s creator and band’s vocalist and guitarist – and discuss topics such as the show’s creation, the bands that have influenced him to pick up the guitar and the long-lasting qualities of music.

 The full interview can be heard below!

Dethklok’s new album Dethalbum III is out now! Grab your copy nowdethalbum 3

 

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