Archive for Tag ‘Fly Golden Eagle‘
Couldn’t be more full of fire to help announce/bring to bear the new record by Fly Golden Eagle: QUARTZ.
ATO Records and Dine Alone Records (Canada), hats off to you as well. We appreciate you.
Perhaps one day we’ll write more about the swirling, groovy, second-most-abundant-mineral-on-planet-earth-and-the-number-one-record-for-your-ears known as Quartz. For now, grab yourself a turn table, a cassette deck, a pair of “Beats by Dre”, a CD player, some Wi-Fi – whatever you feel – and enjoy the galloping stroll that is QUARTZ.
BUY QUARTZ AT YOUR LOCAL RECORD STORE IF YOU CAN. DEMAND IT IF YOU CAN’T.
Hello. We now have in stock Fly Golden Eagle’s latest tour t-shirts, entitled “The Ekberg Promise.” You can purchase them on the “Store” page and we will ship them with miscellaneous accoutrements, willy nilly.
s/m/l/xl available for now.
I mean, c’mon. If you can’t beat them, hone in on them:
Photo: Aaron Defourneaux
OpEd: Richard Paul Harper, Jr.
It is on the night after the death of the great Pete Seeger and upon streaming Henry Mancini’s “Best Of” that I write this.
The duel purpose with which the occasion compels me to jostle my thoughts down can also be revealed in the opening sentence. I awoke this morning to read of the news that Pete Seeger – the legendary folk singer and activist – had died peacefully at the age of 94. This is the first monolithic musical figure that has passed this year, but in 2013 the world lost Lou Reed, Donald Byrd, Phil Everly and Ray Price, to name the smallest amount. All major figures, both in the music community and in the popular landscape as well. But none illicit nearly as much of a reaction from me as Pete Seeger’s death did. My initial thought was that stating he died peacefully seemed a bit ill-fitting, given that the current climate in which we live (double meaning intended) can hardly be navigated in a “peaceful” manner. As such, Mr. Seeger appeared to gracefully let go of the torch he (once) carried, while still maintaining his fervor for life. Either that or he probably asked himself every day upon waking, “are you fucking kidding me?”
My next thought immediately went to the onslaughts of tributes that were about to be poured out for the righteous man. A mental rolodex began to spin of all the people who claimed Seeger as inspiration or in his lineage: Bob Dylan, Willie Nelson, Bruce Springsteen, Tom Petty, John Mellencamp, The Avett Brothers, Mumford & Sons, etc. etc. and I vowed to skim everyone of them with a dull-attention span and to not go and do likewise. In fact, en route to my relatively yuppie job bar-tending at a locally-sourced burger joint (where I also am in charge of the music during the shift), I said to myself that I wouldn’t so much as even mention his passing to anyone and would play only a few of his tracks – exclusively deep cuts – as I queued up whatever jams for that morning shift. Yet here I am. Human beings are fickle, malleable beasts.
August 30th at The Basement here on the home turf of Nashville, TN will be tight night. We’re proud to present it. The illustrious poster above was made by the hero Ricardo Alessio (site) and will be screen printed and made into different colors for sale at the show. Limited edish.
FLY GOLDEN EAGLE
+ JOTA ESE SPINNIN’
9pm/$5 will get you in and no pads allowed.
We’re giving away tickets for 2. Leave your name + contact in the comment section as well as a random fact about one of the bands. We’ll select the best and see you and yours there.
Get real with your peers.
BLACKTOOTH RECORDS PRESENTS:
Fly Golden Eagle
The Basement/Aug. 3o/Nashville
DJ’d by Jota Ese
Similarly, very soon we will have more info on the matter. Transmissions are just now arriving with great fervor and after much anticipation.
We’ve mentioned these dudes before. We’ve done this before. This is an interesting way of seeing them and I mean interesting with keeping its etymology in mind. Doors at 8, $20 gets you everything you want in life. Mostly.
Poster made by Ricardo Alessio, the hero.