Matt Embree – “Macaracuay”
Another Friday and another RECORD OF THE WEEK Blog to kick the weekend off with!
The MDB RECORDINGS collective is bringing you the latest from acoustic singer-songwriter MATT EMBREE! Available in two different splattered versions, “Macaracuay” is a collection of songs recorded in Caracas, Venezuela while staying at a friend’s family home. Recorded over two nights on two separate trips while on tour in South America, check out the MDB website for more info!
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Celebrating the 10 year anniversary of the seminal folk-punk album, “ People Who Can Eat People Are The Luckiest People In The World”, a limited edition picture disc is coming out courtesy of ASIAN MAN!! AJJ (formerly Andrew Jackson Jihad) have been touring the world for the past 12 years, and have released more than a dozen recordings, but the fan favorite amongst the bands lengthy catalog has always been “People Who Eat People…” . Once these 1,000 discs are gone, there will be no more so don’t miss out!
A product of Wisconsin’s harsh winter climate is DUSK. Six months of overcast, sub-zero weather tends to bring out the feelings of desolate hopelessness. DUSK has chosen to channel these emotions into musical form. Mood, atmosphere and a sense of “groove” are combined into a mournful, aural experience. Brought to vinyl for the first time by THE CRYPT, go check out DUSK in August if you can (one of the few times you can see a CRYPT band live!).
Over the last few years, Moon Baillie’s band PAMPA has played stages and festivals across Seattle, earning veteran status despite having no recorded material. Now the quintet introduces “In the Flatlands”, their debut LP, a mesmerizing mix of elegantly entwined guitars, dramatically unfolding compositions and Moon Baillie’s poignant vocals, sung in English and Spanish. “In the Flatlands” picks up the tradition of moody Northwest angst and embellishes it with Moon Baillie’s well-traveled, world-weary perspective. These 10 songs are simultaneously classic and of-the-moment, beautiful and stormy, presenting time-tested rock n roll through a fresh, expansive perspective.
The original GHOST is a brutal crushing Death metal band from Poland. In April 1994 the group’s long awaited debut “The Lost of Mercy” was released. They introduced the new material at Metalmania ’94, sharing stage with Cannibal Corpse and Morbid Angel. Of course this long lost album is coming to vinyl thanks to THEY CRYPT!
NOAH GUTHRIE, known for portraying Roderick Meeks on Fox’s hit TV show Glee, released his sophomore album, “The Valley”. The creation of “The Valley” was purely a passion project and, in turn, a direct result of GUTHRIE’S feverish fans and social media following who contributed more than the desired funding in order to bring this project into existence through Pledge Music.
Keep on keepin’ on!