The amazing Miss Gockley visited this weekend. We braved the 115 degree temperature at space 1026 with Willis and Lauren to see Colleen play a sold out show. Matthew and Carrie were weak and afraid of the heat so they stayed home. I think I would have enjoyed it much more in air conditioning, but maybe I’m just a whiner. She played all of her songs without samples or a laptop, just plenty of looped parts she created live, it was very impressive.
A storm on Sunday knocked down part of a tree in the backyard and knocked out my internet access. Everything got fixed up super quick. Luckily, I was able to get Unwed Sailor’s new album, The White Ox, before everything bit the dust. This album is going to be a bit of a shock for some Unwed Sailor fans. The band has moved in a direction more in line with the track they submitted for the For Jonathan compilation. The sound is very layered and ambient and a few songs have vocals from Dan Burton and at least one female voice. You can stream “Pelican” from the Unwed Sailor myspace page to take a listen yourself.
Both Saxon Shore and Unwed Sailor will be touring starting this week. Take a look at the dates on the btv site.