I revisited “There Will Be Blood” over the weekend and was reminded of just how magnificent that movie really is. The acting of Daniel Day-Lewis, the score by Radiohead’s Jonny Greenwood and the direction of Paul Thomas Anderson are a perfect combination.
It seems some of the members of Atlanta bands Gun Party and Jon Von Panther have formed another musical project – Brain. Latest Disgrace describes them as what the Mars Volta “would like if they cared more about writing actual songs and less about pummeling you senseless with FIFTY THOUSAND NOTES and reveling in the glory of their own manic excesses.”
As an unapologetic Mars Volta fan, I don’t share the same view on them, but I do agree that the one song I’ve heard from Brain is good stuff:
Another Atlanta-based band is currently holding a fundraiser to release their debut full length on vinyl and CD. The band is New Terminus, a great four-piece indie/rock/pop band with some Sunny Day Real Estate influence. In fact, I’ve heard them play “How It Feels to Be Something On,” and they pull it off quite nicely.
Click here for more info on how to help New Terminus, and take a listen to some of their previous stuff:
Speaking of Sunny Day Real Estate, Justin from Bearhead reminded me of a show we both attended back in ’09 when they reunited with the original members. They played a new song: