Sunday, November 26, 2006

Revisiting SXSW 2006, Part 3


Band: The Weird Weeds

What I said back then about "
Holy Train Wrecks": "Weird Weeds use acoustic guitar folk as a jumping off point to make what is in its essential "art" music - here describing the quiet before and after an accident."

What's happened since March:
  • After two records that saw the band careen between a folk-pop outfit that uses improv and noise elements towards a improv-noise band that colors outside the lines of folk and pop, the band released a long-player in August entitled Weird Feelings that sees them comfortably plopped somewhere in between those two extremes.
  • Two on-air performances hither and yon
  • An east coast college and NYC/Chicago tour completed. A west coast tour is about to kick off which will include dates with Gray Daturas, Jana Hunter and Dead Science
  • Recently announced is a split 7" with Shapes and Sizes that will kick off a new Asthmatic Kitty project called Unusual Animals - streaming here.
Myspace stats:
Fun Fact: The Weird Weeds utilize Creative Commons license 2.5 which allows free distribution for non-commercial purposes

Hype Machine Buzz: Low to Medium... Well-liked on popular MP3 blog GvsB (their second appearance) but more likely to be seen in MP3 blog mixes such as the recent Communications Major mix here.

Mp3s:
"The Butcher" from This is What You Want EP - entire album available for download here
"Ribs and Wrinkles" from Hold Me -- more downloads here
"For You To See Me" from most recent release Weird Feelings

Photo taken from and instore at Austin's End of an Ear record store - they got a ton of other band photos here and here for your viewing enjoyment.

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