Ben Todd of Lonesome Shack, photo by Andrew Swanson
“Thematically, ‘Wrecks’ is a song about a lost love, which deals poetically with events surrounding the passing of a close friend,” says Ben Todd, guitarist of the Seattle trio Lonesome Shack, who explore the depths of boogie and country blues on their upcoming album More Primitive, to be released May 20 on CD, digital formats and limited edition vinyl through Alive Naturalsound Records.
“The video was filmed at a back alley ditch in the middle of Phoenix,” continues Todd. “A white melting substance drizzles down the face of the shirtless creep in a state of mortal discomfort. Video filmed and edited by Chris Todd. Concept by Kristian Garrard.”
The band’s third release offers ten tracks about unrequited lust, love and heartache.
The shoegazing couple offers an appropriately dreamy take on a classic single.
We really dig this greasy track!
Released by the nostalgia crazed label, Sundazed Music, the compilation plays like a greatest hits LP, boasting the many resplendent sides of the London quintet.
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Mark Arm and Steve Turner of Mudhoney talk about growing up grunge, the shitty tour with Blind Melon, and GG Allin’s dick.
I don’t think anybody in the band is interested in just unfreezing the old Red Herring. What made that band really exciting to be a part of was creating together; I get the feeling that we got back together again because we all believe that the best is yet to come. We just had to take a break for a couple of decades to go gather more skills and experiences to throw into the soup.
The audience is there simply to observe. It doesn’t matter whether they applaud every song or at the end or at all. It has nothing to do with the music. We are not on stage for them. We are there to make music in the presence of an Observer. This is all made clear if you have a fundamental understanding of Einsteinian Relativity.
Dave Davies’ lofty position in the pantheon of popular music would be secure even without the existence of a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame or the Kinks’ extensive body of work. His upcoming tour will feature songs from new album “I Will Be Me” alongside Kinks favorites. Davies discusses family foundations, sibling rivalry, and inspiration drawn from good times and hard times.