I Come To Shanghai is Sam Frigard and Robert Ashley. They are originally from Oakland, CA, but relocated to Athens, GA in 2010. They recently released Eternal Life Vol. 1 on July 12. It’s the first in a series of psychedelic “shorter-than-LP, longer-than-EP” releases. Check out a track from Eternal Life Vol. 1 below. It really gets going around the 2 minute mark.
This EP is the first in a series from Athens-based musician Luke Johnson and sound engineer Sam Kim. The two met at a Broken Social Scene show and found out they had something more in common than just the same taste in music.
The two started this project in 2009 as a sort of music collective, like Broken Social Scene, but this project came with a cause behind it. Johnson chose Athens’ charity Nuci’s Space, a philanthropic organization that specializes in providing low cost mental health counseling to the music community says Emergent Heart’s website. One is the first in the series and it’s available for free at Emergent Heart. Johnson asks that you download the album and make a donation to Nuci’s based on what you think about the music. And don’t worry, if a donation isn’t possible this time, you can help raise awareness for Nuci’s Space and Emergent Heart by simply telling people about it and encouraging them to participate.
For more information about Nuci’s Space please visit http://www.nuci.org
Lists are always fun, especially when it is a list of who you should follow on Twitter! Yay!
I love Twitter, I think it is the greatest social networking tool in existence right now. Its fast, easy and awesome! Anyone and everyone can post something, anything they want, links to fantastic things included.
So, I have compiled a list of people/businesses that I follow from Atlanta and Athens that you might want to take a look at. This list is mostly music/arts related, with some randomness thrown in for fun. So here it is, a list of awesome people, places and things to fill your twitter feed with!
This was the first time ever seeing these bands live for me and it was incredible. Honestly, if you don’t listen to these bands already you need to get on that. Everything about these three bands is beautiful. You will not be disappointed.
Follow Camera Obscura on Twitter!
Follow Venice is Sinking on Twitter!
Follow the 40 Watt on Twitter!
And check out my Youtube page for a video of Camera Obscura and Papercuts. They aren’t fantastic quality and I’m dancing during the Camera Obscura one, so, it’s a little jumpy. The link is at the top right hand of this page.