Thursday, August 19, 2010
Like Pioneers - Gift Like a Holiday
I am about to start a mini little stay-cation that revolves around my friend's wedding which also happens to be a bit of a college reunion. I needed some songs to celebrate with and came across this one which was just released this week.
Then I found out this awesome story behind the band: Last winter, members of Bound Stems, the Narrator, Chin Up Chin Up, Vacations, and a whole host of other Chicago bands got together over two weekends at IV Labs and played it out. A band that came together as a result of a recording studio reunion, a name that came about from a self-deprecating joke, and an album that exists with the help of many - it makes perfect sense.
I love a good band collaboration and this one fits the bill. You can check out their first 11 song LP, Piecemeal, on bandcamp and name your price for the downloads. This is a solid album, fun for anyone who craves a straightforward rock album.