Thursday, February 21, 2013

Fat History Month - Safe & Sound (Hidden Temple Tapes)




matt robidoux and olivia kennet are the master minds behind one of my new favorite back yard labels called HIDDEN TEMPLE TAPES. Matt was kind enough to give me a bunch of new HT releases at a SPEEDY ORTIZ show a few weeks ago in boston so i'll try my best to return the favor by giving a shout to the (new tape) of (old stuff) by the boston based sloppy "sad rock" (not emo) duo FAT HISTORY MONTH.

A few biases here: FHM has a cult following, and I am part of that cult. I've probably listened to FUCKING DESPAIR (their vinyl LP debut in 2011 on SOPHOMORE LOUNGE) hundreds of times and know just about every word to all the songs. On top of that, Sean and Mark (the two wonderful/miserable fucks that make up the band) are my dear friends and I love them to death.

So here we have another brilliant release/(sort of) reissue called SAFE AND SOUND that is a MUST HAVE for anyone that likes this band or thinks they might be interested in liking them. It's somewhat different from their studio masterpiece FUCKING DESPAIR in that it's stripped down and raw, even bluesy at times - somewhat more similar to their live performance. As usual, the song writing, lyrical intellect, sound quality, and performance is absolutely STELLAR - the tunes are sad and beautiful, and loose enough to differentiate themselves from the usual cold and stiff "indie rock" duo groups that try to achieve this aesthetic. call me crazy FHM fans, but this could be favorite release of theirs thus far… 

so if you are a PAINED SOUL with a sense of humor that can relate to sad rock music then this tape is highly recommended, as is all of FHM's releases. SO GIT EM SOON BECAUSE THEY TEND TO SELL OUT VERY QUICKLY!

LISTEN HERE

PURCHASE  HERE

ALSO -

FHM has a new record coming out on sophomore lounge/exploding in sound called BAD HISTORY MONTH and they are going on 6 WEEK TOUR with PILE… scope a preview of the new record on their bandcamp page and make sure to see them in a town near you:

SPRING TOUR WITH PILE 
3/22 CAMBRIDGE MA- MIDDLE EAST UPSTAIRS 
3/23 BUFFALO NY 
3/24 DETROIT MI 
3/25 CHICAGO IL - ABBEY PUB 
3/26 MILWAUKEE WI - QUARTER'S 
3/27 MINNEAPOLIS MN - MEDUSA 
3/28 OMAHA NE - O'LEAVERS 
3/29 DENVER CO 
3/30 SALT LAKE CITY UT 
3/31 MISSOULA MT - OLE BECK VFW POST 209 
4/1 BELLINGHAM WA - CABIN TAVERN 
4/2 SEATTLE WA - THE BLACK LODGE 
4/3 PORTLAND OR - EAST END 
4/4 ARCATA CA - THE CRESCENT HOUSE 
4/5 YUBA CITY CA - THE CAVE 
4/6 SAN FRANCISCO CA - HEMLOCK TAVERN 
4/7 OAKLAND CA - FRACTAL MIND GAZE HUT 
4/8 SAN FRANCISCO CA 
4/9 SANTA BARBARA CA 
4/10 LOS ANGELES CA - ORIGAMI VINYL 
4/11 SAN DIEGO CA - TIN CAN ALE HOUSE 
4/12 TEMPE AZ 
4/13 FLAGSTAFF AZ - A LIVING ROOM 
4/14 ALBUQUERQUE NM 
4/15 AMARILLO TX - THE 806 
4/16 DALLAS TX 
4/17 AUSTIN TX - 
4/18 HOUSTON TX - NOTSUOH 
4/19 NEW ORLEANS LA - ONE EYED JACKS 
4/20 PENSACOLA FL - THE HANDLEBAR 
4/21 BIRMINGHAM AL - THE FORGE 
4/22 NASHVILLE TN - THE OWL FARM 
4/23 LOUISVIKLLE KY 
4/24 BLOOMINGTON IN - SOUND WORKSHOP 
4/25 PITTSBURGH PA 
4/26 PHILADELPHIA PA 
4/27 NEW BRUNSWICK NJ 
4/28 BROOKLYN NY - DEATH BY AUDIO 
4/29 ALLSTON MA 

1 comment:

  1. Are safe companies reliable for keeping cash in their lockers?
    Safes in NYC

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