Daytrotter Barnstormer 5 :: New Favorites

Recently I attended my second Barnstormer in Maquoketa, IA at the gorgeous Codfish Hollow Barn. First of all, can I just say that the Daytrotter and Codfish Hollow folks really make it totally worth your while if nothing else. They are amazing people doing amazing things for the sake of music and community that expands all over the country.

This time around I went into this Barnstormer only knowing about a couple of the acts, so I left with some new favorites that I honestly can’t wait to hear more from in the future.

MADI DIAZ
Madi Diaz is a Los Angeles by way of Nashville-based folk pop singer/songwriter. I’m sure you’ve heard the whole, “Little bit country, little bit rock ‘n’ roll.” Well, that describes Madi Diaz and her sound to a T. From dance, twangy rock songs to Taylor Swiftesque slow love jams, Madi Diaz as it all. Her upcoming EP, Far From Things We Know, will be out on September 20 and we can expect a full-length in 2012. Check out the track “Let’s Go” below and then head over to her website and check out the video.

mp3 :: Madi Diaz – Let’s Go
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HUNDRED VISIONS
Awesome rock bands are kind of my thing. And if you are looking for a fun, upbeat band I think you should definitely give Austin-based Hundred Visions a listen. Their show at Codfish Hollow was definitely at the top of my favorites list. They have an EP out right now (photo), Last Cab From Tunis and it rules. Check out the title track below.

mp3 :: Hundred Visions – Last Cab From Tunis

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WILDLIFE

Wildlife is a Toronto-based dance, pop band with strong vocals and insane drumbeats. The band has a variety of excellent musical influences. It’s easy to tell that they take elements from everything and everywhere to make their sound fresh and unique. Wildlife’s debut album, Strike Hard, Young Diamond, is out now on Easy Tiger. Check out an awesome track (more available for free on Bandcamp) below.

mp3 :: Sea Dreamer – Wildlife

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For the latest, coolest, newest and most excellent bands you need to check out, go to Daytrotter and check out their growing list of amazing bands passing through their studios. And the next time a Barnstormer tour rolls around do not hesitate to attend, even if it means driving 8 or more hours to get there. It’s totally worth it.

Listen :: Princeton – Daytrotter Session

Check out Princeton‘s awesome Daytrotter session here! And if you haven’t already, get your tickets to one (or all) of the upcoming Barnstormers and listen to this amazing music IN A BARN (Links to buy tickets below!).

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8/26 – Runnymeade Barn (North Hampton, NH)
8/27 – Sunnyview Farm Barn (Ghent, NY)
8/28 – Old Lantern Barn (Charlotte, VT)
8/29 – The Living Room (NYC)
8/30 – Chaseland Barn (New Wilmington, PA)
8/31 – Conrad Botzum Farmstead Barn (Akron, OH)
9/1 – Lakeview Farms Barn (Dexter, MI)
9/2 – Kalyx Center Barn (Monticello, IL)
9/3 – Codfish Hollow Barn (Maquoketa, IA)

 

Daytrotter :: BARNSTORMER 5

I’m very excited about the upcoming Daytrotter Barnstormer 5 tour! And it’s happening very, very soon! This time around the awesome folks at Daytrotter are bringing it to the east coast starting in North Hampton, NH at Runnymeade Barn on August 26! This time they are even taking it to the Big Apple with a show on August 29 at The Living Room. And closing out the epic barntastic week in Maquoketa, IA at Codfish Hollow. Check out the full list of dates below and click on the dates/locations for more information regarding tickets and who’s playing the show!

8/26 – Runnymeade Barn (North Hampton, NH)
8/27 – Sunnyview Farm Barn (Ghent, NY)
8/28 – Old Lantern Barn (Charlotte, VT)
8/29 – The Living Room (NYC)
8/30 – Chaseland Barn (New Wilmington, PA)
8/31 – Conrad Botzum Farmstead Barn (Akron, OH)
9/1 – Lakeview Farms Barn (Dexter, MI)
9/2 – Kalyx Center Barn (Monticello, IL)
9/3 – Codfish Hollow Barn (Maquoketa, IA)

You seriously can’t miss out on a Barnstormer. I went to Barnstormer 4 back in April and it was the coolest musical experience I’ve ever had. Check out the video below of Guards doing I see it coming on April 29 in Maquoketa, IA at Codfish Hollow (I was there!) take by Rock of the Arts. By the way, Guards is going to be at the first couple of dates on Barnstormer 5. You don’t want to miss them, I’m serious. They’re fantastic.

I really don’t think you need convincing, but in case you do, purchase your tickets now and get 40% Daytrotter Merch AND a free Barnstormer 5  poster! So click the dates/locations above, get your tickets, get your coolest friends together, and road trip it to the countryside. You seriously will not regret it.

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Local Natives :: Daytrotter Session July 26, 2010

A band like Local Natives only comes around once in awhile. I can hardly put into words how I feel about their music. From the intriguing percussion to the beautiful harmonies, this band has done nothing but amaze me every time I hear a song or see them perform live.
An encore Daytrotter session was released today. In this session, the band has reworked three of their already gorgeous tracks, “Sticky Thread”, “Wide Eyes” and “Cubism Dream”.
Go check it out here and download it for free.

Listen :: Cubism Dream (Daytrotter Session, July 26, 2010)

And if for some reason you don’t own Gorilla Manor yet, you should probably head to your local record store and pick up a copy. It’s available now on Frenchkiss.
Local Natives are also hitting the road this fall with The Love Language (west coast dates), The Union Line (east coast dates) and Ruby Suns (east coast dates). Check out their Myspace for details. I know I’ll be seeing them at the Atlanta show on October 15.

Welcome To Daytrotter Movie :: Documentary

Welcome To Daytrotter Movie is currently in production and has been for the past few months.
For those of you who aren’t familiar with Daytrotter, it’s a website devoted to music and keeping it relevant. Bands that travel across the US stop in the town of Rock Island, Illinois and record some songs in a little studio. These songs are in turn put up on the Internet for your listening and (free!) downloading pleasure. The music blog and studio started in 2006 and has been going strong ever since. Some sessions include Local Natives, Suckers, Free Energy, Death Cab For Cutie, The War On Drugs (a most recent favorite of mine), Kris Kristoffersen, Diego Perez, Vivian Girls, Aloha and so many more. They also put on special events called Barnstormers which takes place in various barns around the midwest. Daytrotter also had a really incredible Fourth of July party, Barn On The Fourth of July, that featured These United States, The Walkmen and more.
Daytrotter is ran by a great group of people who truly love music. Personally, I think Daytrotter is one of the best ways to find out about new bands.
This documentary can’t happen without some help, so if you visit http://www.welcometodaytrottermovie.com/ you will find some information about how you can help raise funds and generate interest in this documentary.
Check out the trailer and other links below.

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Now go, tell your friends!

Band Crush :: Burnt Ones

Thanks to the lovely people at Daytrotter, I have been listening to the same four songs on repeat for almost an hour. The Burnt Ones is the band I’m talking about. They’re from Indiana and they totally rock. They have full length LP entitled Black Teeth & Golden Tongues coming out on Roaring Colonel Records in August.

The Burnt Ones are Mark Tester on vocals and guitar; Amy Couch on drums; and Brian Allen on bass. They’re indie rock ‘n’ roll at its finest. Their songs will make you want to get up and move your body.

They are playing some dates on the east coast with Peter Wolf Crier. On June 22, they’ll be in Rock Island, IL and you know what that means? A Daytrotter session. We all know there ain’t no party like a Daytrotter party, well, I’ve never actually been to one, but I’ve listened to pretty much everything on their site. I also have the handy dandy iPhone app. Worth it.

If you don’t believe me when I say, “Burnt Ones are awesome”, go to their Myspace and then tell me you don’t listen to those four tracks over and over and over again. Go on now. Listen to some good music. By the way, they’re on Facebook. Like them because Wholly Roller said so.