Sadly last summer I missed Mariee Sioux twice when she played in the Monterey Bay, when she toured for her sophmore album Gift for the End. This is my favorite track from her, which I hope she plays at the beautiful tasting room of Pierce Ranch Vineyards right by Cannery Row in Monterey. See you folksters there!!
buy your tickets now! only 60 were made available!
It’s been all quiet on the Band of Horses front this year so far, as members Tyler Ramsey and Ryan Monroe have recent solo projects kicking around and promotion behind 2010’s Infinite Arms seems to have slowed down. Perhaps a new record is in the works, but in the meantime, any fan will want to check out this behind-the-scenes look at the North/South Carolina group’s visit to Big Sur, CA that surfaced this week. While the 22-minute featurette centers around and includes live footage from their set at the landmark Henry Miller Library, the best part is a pair of intimate performances filmed alongside Beach Boy Al Jardine at his legendary Red Barn Recording Studio. Another standout is the gorgeously shot take away-style version of “Neighbor,” sung in the dark by torchlight. Enjoy the full mini-doc above.
I had tix to this show, but ended up taking a trip out to portland. such a bummer they went to fucking waste.
released 14 February 2012 Produced by Dave Bazan & Blake Wescott Recorded by Blake Wescott with Steven Aguilar and Floyd Reitsma at Studio Litho in Seattle, WA
Extra special thank you to Dave Bazan, Blake Wescott, and Sam Beam for inspiring me to push beyond what I thought I was capable of, caring enough to pull it out of me, and encouraging me to sing my heart out.