LACY JAGS w/ SHELLES & 1970’s FILM STOCK
Lacy Jags is a psychedelic rock and roll band from North Carolina comprised of John Harrison (Jphono1, North Elementary) – Spencer Harrison (Mideau) – Alex Maiolo (Fan Modine, Prisms) and Patrick O’Neill (Some Army, The Wyrms, Schooner, Jphono1). Space is the place.
Shelles started from the bare bones recordings of songwriter Stuart Edwards. Edwards, who formerly wrote songs with the outfit Old Bricks takes his understated, heady, and sometimes grave content, and adds a full band including Justin Blatt (viola, Shit Horse), Chris Girard (bass, formerly of Spider Bags), John Jaquiss (drums, Jphono1), and Reid Johnson (guitar, Schooner). The 5 piece advances Edwards compositions into a larger, sweeping Southern Gothic affair, with rhythms and tonal nuances interacting underneath the witty, hauntingly melodic, sometimes eviscerating verse of Edwards. The introspective intimacy of Edwards old work still resounds throughout the cacophony.
1970’s FILM STOCK
Eddie Garcia’s new guitar freakout project. Serious pedal worship – a fuzzy wash of guitars that stagger between beauty & chaos. You could say its like Robert Fripp teaching Kevin Shields how to play Robyn Hitchcock tunes – but why would you?