I'm going to forgo my usual apology for the lateness of this podcast and instead, simply tell you what's been going on in Unblinking Ear HQ in the interim:
Our showcases for the Northside Fest were enormously successful (read: adequate). If you missed out, you can hear the Gotobeds set on NYC Taper.
Our name your price digital single series Office Supplies continued with entries from Trés Oui and Big Bliss. We also have a tote/record bag (as modeled by Taylor above) available for sale! It comes with a free download of our Serious Rockers comp (though you should really own it already).
Two months ago I promised big news from Unblinking Ear HQ. (And I think I may have actually delivered.) But the Unblinking Ear Records Official Northside Showcase is probably even bigger news. Contemplate that while you listen to this array of specially chosen musical selections.
There will be lots of new regarding Unblinking Records and associated acts coming very soon (like next week soon). Watch unblinkingearrecords.com for more info. But for now, enjoy this podcast, which I somehow managed to tear myself away from frinkiac.com to make. Hooray!
Over a month since my last podcast and you'd think I'd have something to say or at least some kind of year end wrap up. Nope.
Instead, enjoy this clip of Jesse Ventura and Adrian Adonis discussing hanging out with San Francisco rock royalty. You can play it after listening to the podcast or during the segments when I'm speaking if you prefer.
This new edition of this podcast is being posted a few mere hours after the second episode of the Direct Obsess podcast. I implore you that whatever you do, DO NOT LISTEN TO THAT PODCAST! Yes, it's made by someone with great taste who is knowledgable about cool and happening bands and has done a lot of (unpaid) work for us here at Unblinking Ear HQ. However, my thunder is being stolen and I cannot abide by that. So please, pay that podcast no attention, even if it is conveniently available for free subscription from the iTunes store.
First of all, our unofficial CMJ showcase (flyer above by the lovely Carrie Quartly) is this Saturday. You can RSVP on Facebook here and buy tickets here.
Secondly, we've just launched our monthly digital single series Office Supplies! Every month we'll be posting an exclusive (for the time being, at least) song by a different artist on our Bandcamp page. Every song will be "name your price" so it's free to download if you're a total cheapskate. To start us off is the band that closed out our Serious Rockers comp (how's that for continuity?) Snowmans of Love.
It's been over a month since the last Unblinking Ear Podcast. Yes, we somehow managed to skip all of September. Not because we haven't been busy.
We did not one but two fill ins on WFMU (who have just begun their annual silent fundraiser so go give them some money) during that time.
Additionally,Unblinking Ear Records released the debut solo album from Zoltars frontman Jared Leibowich, Welcome Late Bloomers. It's available on cassette and digital and, if we do say so ourselves, is rather fantastic.
Finally, we've been working on our first ever CMJ showcase! (Unofficial, of course. There's no way I'd be allowed to go legit.) It's happening the afternoon of Saturday, October 17 at Union Pool and will feature the Gotobeds, Big Quiet, Snowmans of Love and a secret surprise musical guest, who I promise, will not disappoint. DJ Nate K will be spinning tunes before and in between bands and Pat Byrne will host, making us smile and perhaps making us think a little (though probably not).
That's a lot for you to mull over as you as listen to this podcast. (And we've got more big announcements coming soon.) You'll be happy to know that due to the layoff, a lot a good tunes have piled up for the past month and this episode is all killer, no filler. We're all about quality, not quantity here at Unblinking Ear HQ. (Actually, we're mainly about not making any money.)