According to Shaking Through, The Dead Milkmen’s track (entitled “Prisoner’s Cinema”) is:
“a celebration of the every-day people who had to clean up after rock-stars and their debaucherous episodes of the past.”
In the video for the track, below, members discuss the difference between live shows and recording, the late Dave Schulthise (Dave Blood), record label pressures, and the all-encompassing theme of the working-class in comparison to rockstars. Continue reading →
Weathervane Music will live-stream a Shaking Through recording session with Pattern Is Movement this Friday and Saturday. Despite having just released a self-titled record that took five years to create, this will be Andrew Thiboldeaux and Chris Ward’s final musical adventure together (for now, at least).
This month’s Shaking Through session is a moving episode featuring Pennsylvania’s Lewis & Clarke, the musical project of Lou Rogai. The installment was curated by Strand of Oaks’ Tim Showalter, a Shaking Through alum himself from 2010. During his time at Miner Street Recording, Rogai created a new song called “The Silver Sea,” which you can listen to below.
Peter Matthew Bauer stepped into Miner Street Recording recently with several friends and the folks at Weathervane Music to record a new song and episode for Shaking Through. Formerly the organist in The Walkmen, Bauer is continuing a solo journey that’s already taken him across continents with his debut solo LP Liberation!. Continue reading →
Last month Creepoid premiered the first single, “Sunday,” from its upcoming self-titled album on No Idea Records. Here’s the video for it, and it’s quite laid back for what we’ve seen from the band in the past.
Despite the album being their first since 2011, it’s not the first time we’re from them since then. The video for “Golden String” by BitBY was released in 2012. And remember when Shaking Through did a video featuring Creepoid in the wake of 2011’s Horse Heaven? Yeah, well, the song in that video, “Old Tree,” is on the upcoming self-titled album. The tracks have obviously been lingering a little bit.
But the video for “Sunday” doesn’t evoke that time of laziness late in a weekend. It’s simply slow-motion shots paired with a song that’s pushing deep into the couch. It’s the length of every note played in this song that makes it match this simple video. Whether it’s the long lead guitar notes, the breath-y singing or the tambourine that slaps back in the speakers, it’s not too much. Perhaps that’s what works for both the video and the song.
Creepoid is the featured album in this week’s edition of Unlocked. Download the song “Baptism” in Monday’s post, read Tuesday’s album review and check back tomorrow and Friday for an interview and more.
Ushering in its fifth season of Shaking Through documentaries, Weathervane Music invites you to a kick-off event and benefit concert at Johnny Brenda’s on Saturday, March 1st. Featuring sets by local hip hop favorite Lushlife, Brooklyn punk band The So So Glos and Nashville musician Torres, the event will also include the premiere of Torres’ new Shaking Through episode.
Shaking Through is Weathervane Music’s experimental recording project. Ten times each year a guest curator brings musicians into Fishtown’s Miner Street Recording to create a new song from start to finish over the course of two days. Past collaborators include Hop Along, Purling Hiss, Strand of Oaks, Hezekiah Jones and more. Check out all of the episodes here and watch Lushlife’s November 2013 installment below. Tickets and information for the 21+ kick-off show can be found here.
This weekend, get a rare look into what goes behind the production of Weathervane Music Organization’s Shaking Through sessions with Philly band Cayetana.
The three-piece, all-female punk rock group is live streaming their Shaking Through session on February 1st and 2nd free to the public – an opportunity otherwise only given to members of Weathervane Music Organization. Shaking Through gives fans the chance to watch an insider’s guide as to what recording is like for some of their favorite bands, or a chance to discover new music, while the bands or musicians get to record in a “professional setting.”
(Read More – Past Shaking Through coverage on The Key)
Weathervane, founded by producer Brian McTear in 2009, strives to promote independent bands in the area with Shaking Through. Cayetana, formed in the fall of 2011, is finally starting to take off, opening for Waxahatchee just last Sunday and releasing a 7″ this winter on Tiny Engines Records. Check out their studio session with The Key here and their video for “Hot Dad Calendar” below.
Central Pa. rockers The Districts have a lot going on for them these days. New record deal with Fat Possum, tour with White Denim and now an opening spot for Dr. Dog at The Electric Factory and a rocking Shaking Through session. (Shaking through is doing pretty well themselves, having already wowed us this year with tracks from Lushlife and Hop Along.)
“Vermont” is the bright and poppy new single The Districts recorded for Shaking Through; it’s got a swagger to it that we haven’t heard from these guys yet, and their making-of-the-song documentary explores how the band sees itself as an inseparable unit of four friends making rock and roll. Download the song and watch the video below.
On Tuesday night, Philly rapper Lushlife (aka Raj Haldar) appeared on the WXPN Philly Local Show to premiere his new Toynbee Suite, an eleven-minute, four-movement hiphop symphony based on the mysterious Toynbee tiles around Philadelphia and around the world. Below, listen to an archive of his interview on the show, and get a free download the track – the latest from Weathervane Music’s Shaking Through series.