Ah, the silky mystique of "The Brown Note"; That earth-shattering, pants-splattering frequency zone where sounds manage to weave their way inside of you, stir up the most delicate parts of your inner-workings and rally the troops to abandon ship. While I never had a chance to see godheadSilo back in their heyday, I read enough zine articles and heard enough pre-internet folklore about the band to know that their live shows were widely regarded as a punishing display of sound and fury that left members of the audience walking away feeling nauseous. That two men could create a literal wall of sludge so physically affecting (minus the aid of computers/laptops, but merely aided by a wall of bass amps and a ridiculously large drum kit) was the stuff of legend. Their records required warning labels stating "we are not responsible for speaker damage", with more pre-internet rumblings of the band's records being engineered to essentially crack speakers in half. While the teens of the 70's had KISS to worship as a larger-than-life rock band shrouded in secrecy, godheadSilo had a lovely mystique of their own in the mid/late-90's.Read More
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Episode #10 of The Royal Basement podcast is up! This go-round, we chat with Tony Ruland and Kyle Holland about their new project SOFT SLEEP, featuring former members of The Lonely Forest, Cumulus, The Globes, and Death Cab For Cutie. Tony tries on my Guy Fieri costume and the band debuts its new single "Unravel" from their forthcoming 7". It's worth a listen. Head over to the podcast page and get soft.
I also just recorded a new podcast/basement session with Trapper Schoepp when he was through Seattle. That should be up in the next week or so. Keep your eyes and ears peeled!