Tony Coulter here, with a critical audiovisual update for your mental operating system. Click your way past the fold, and you will find music and videos by three groups I've already blogged about here on BotB. This is the stuff I should have/ would have/ could have included the first time around. Better Nate than lever, no?
You may continue to use your computer during this essential update.
Back in December of 2010, I blogged on Portland's Tree People, whose last-ever U.S. concert I had just seen. I posted tracks from their second and third albums (see the post here), and lamented their breakup -- that concert was truly wonderful, so it all seemed kind of sad at the time. Fortunately, two-thirds of the Tree People (namely, Stephen Cohen and Rich Hinrichsen) live on as Walking Willows. What have the Walking Willows been up to? Clambering down into a cistern with a few friends, for one thing. You may examine the evidence below:
Walking Willows: Cistern Symphony
More recently, in November of 2011, I blogged on a mysteriously obscure '80s new wave band from Louisville, KY, called Folks on Fire (see here). At the time, I was under the impression that their only release was a cassette from 1985. Soon after the blogpost went up, though, group member Steve Jones (percussion, vocals) got in touch to set me straight: the cassette had also come out on vinyl (minus three tracks). The big news, though, was that the band had also released an earlier, self-titled album in 1984. Generously, Steve sent along a copy, from which I've given you four tracks below.
Folks on Fire: Folks on Fire (no label, 1984) LP
Finally, I'd like to add something to a post from September 2011 on Connecticut's inimitable Larry Mondello Band (see here). Surviving core member and group archivist Steve Defoe has gradually been adding Larry Mondello Band videos to youtube; below, you'll find my four favorites so far. Don't let the austere screen shots fool you.
The Larry Mondello Band: Throbbing Scooch/ Hey Bartender
The Larry Mondello Band: Church & State
The Larry Mondello Band: Pretty Nurse
The Larry Mondello Band: Mister Boneyface
That's it for now -- see you in March!