It’s been a few months since my last post…totally lame of me, I know. Don’t fret though, just check out what I’ve been working on in the meantime–it’s called Everyday Other Things. It is a collaborative effort based on an idea my boyfriend Erik Harms and I cooked up. It’s part photo blog, part literary experiment. Basically it’s a lot of neat people–such as yourself–collaborating together on something hopefully you will find interesting. If you like it and want to take part, shoot us an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
Back to this though; I saw a band last night that seemed made me want to jump back on the blog wagon. Speaking of wagon’s they’re called Like Pioneers, and if you are a fan of any of the recently departed Chicago bands that the Pioneers hail from (Bound Stems, Spiller Whale, Chin Up Chin Up,) you may be happy to know they have formed something of a Windy City super group.
Like Pioneers brings together the emotive, yet bubbly lyrical action of Bound Stems with the tenacious time signatures, and epic builds of drummer Matt Holland (Spiller Whale, Islands etc…) I took some video of them at a recent show at the Subterranean, these guys (and gal) sing with an honesty and brevity that will knock you on your ass. Despite dealing with some technical problems with the mix and a distinct lack of keyboards on more than one song, they played their hearts out and appeared to love every second of it. This band uses vocals so well. The three main vocalist’s voices join seamlessly, combining into one perfect instrument, which drives home almost every song on their first LP Piecemeal…have a listen.
Here are a couple of videos from the show:
“Ike” The video does not do it justice.
Here’s a tune called “Crab Candy. ” It totally makes the album.