Music I think you should hear, vol. 8

The Swedish instrumental band pg.lost has a new split coming out with Wang Wen, from China. They’re releasing the split on 12″ vinyl; pricing should be up on their Bandcamp page soon. In the meantime, you can stream the whole thing:


Atlanta’s own Nigredo is putting the final touches on “Collapse & Resurrection,” and they have now made the track “Last of our Kind” available for download.

You can hear/download the track below (and be sure to check out some other songs, including some live stuff, on their SoundCloud page.)


They are also raising money for a double vinyl release. I know I’ve posted about this before, but now that you may have some extra Xmas money, be sure to visit their IndieGoGo page to donate. Also, the guys are using 20 percent of your donations to help the Piedmont Cancer Wellness Center of Atlanta.

And here’s a teaser video they put out about a month ago:


And if you want something for free, I’ve put the piano version of “Ocean” as a “name your price” download, so you can download it for whatever you want to pay, even if $0.

Music I think you should hear, vol. 7

This one can be nicknamed “The I-85 Edition” as the music is from artists in Montgomery and Atlanta.

Montgomery’s own Shane Gillis, known for his work in bands such as Saragashum, Verse and Radiation, Weak Music For Thomas and many more great projects, has released his first instrumental guitar album titled “The Guitar Cabinet of Dr. Caligari.” Lots of good stuff on here, and Jeff McLeod makes an appearance on track five.

Speaking of Jeff McLeod, his band NO (a trio also featuring Vonda McLeod and Glenn Grant, formerly of the Ed Kemper Trio) just released a new album titled “Scum Commodities.” Nine really good songs. Check it out below:

And now to the ATL…

If you still haven’t heard Randy Garcia’s newest solo release, “No Holds Bard,” wait no longer. You may have seen him on drums with the band Swank Sinatra, but he’s also quite talented on both guitar and vocals as well. Check out the new R_Garcia here:

And finally, the new album by ODIST is out. This is the project that features Sarah Wilson and Parker Newell, both of whom also share their time and talents with Psychedubasaurus Rex. The album, “Khimaira,” is really good instrumental prog stuff and was produced by Ikey Owens of Mars Volta fame. Check it out below:

A venue, some bands… and more

The video below was shared by quite a few people in my Facebook feed yesterday, but if you missed it or just want to see it again, I encourage you to check it out below. It is a music video about an original music venue in Montgomery, Ala. called Head on the Door. It was created by a very good friend of mine, Hillary Andrews of Ah Ha Designs.

And speaking of Head on the Door, there are two great shows going on this weekend there that you should plan to attend.

On Friday, Hail the Titans are having our 100th show. Our friends in R_Garcia (from Atlanta) are opening, and I hear that Aaron from Nigredo will be filling in on bass duties for Mr. Garcia that night. Saturday, The Hard Gospel is making their debut with NO and The Most Amazing Century of Science (from Nashville). The Hard Gospel features members from Weak Music For Thomas and Man vs. Plague (Mr. Zane Tremontana, Hail the Titans’ guitar tech extraordinaire) and NO features the very talented trio of Jeff and Vonda McLeod and Glenn Grant.


If you’re in or near the Atlanta area on Saturday, you really need to be at 529 starting at 3 p.m. (Eastern.) The Hijacking Music Festival features 10 bands on two stages. So much good music in one place – Hail the Titans, Nigredo, Jungol, Psychedubasaurus Rex, Swank Sinatra, the Sneaky Hand, Tricil, Cusses, Hanzelle and Fine Peduncle. See the promo video below:


And there is a band from New Mexico that I’ve posted about before, but I’ve been listening to them a lot the past few days. The Coma Recovery, whose album “Goddverb” can be found through Deep Elm Records. It’s well worth the $5.