So I (Kazoo) am pretty much the laziest fuck ever, thus here’s some stuff that happened since the last post:
Aaaaaaand now we’re up to speed. Please pay attention to the fact that we’re doing barely anything at all.
New songs and more shows in 2013. There, I said it.
Feeling Gravity’s Pull has taken a little time off for summer vacation. Now we’re back.
We’ll be playing this Saturday at our regular haunt The Partisan Tavern of Merced, CA, opening for Homebrew and Destructo Bunny and with That’s A Paddlin’ and Chris Ward opening for us.
Cover is $5.00, Show starts at 9pm. 21+ only w/ valid ID. We go on 3rd, so roughly about 10pm.
We just made your post-Art Hop plans for you.
Tom Price of the Downtown Life Magazine took this neat video of us playing “Not Since the Accident” at our January 28 show at The Partisan. Hopefully you will see us play there again two days from now, yes?
Anyway, here’s the poster for our next show at The Partisan. It was drawn by local artist and all-around awesome duder Eddie Rux. We’ll be opening up for Merced rock vets Deriva as well as playing after City Psychology from Modesto. We are two stoked.
April 21, 2012. Doors @ 9pm, $5 cover. 21+ only w/ ID. We go on second but if you miss City Psychology, Kazoo will probably throat-punch you.
Christopher Casuga has tried and failed to form a band more times than Lindsay Lohan has failed sobriety tests.
Oh Tom, you know exactly how to touch my heart. (And thanks muchly for the write-up!)
Feeling Gravity’s Pull currently has two official dates planned for March and April.
Our first Fresno show (and by extension our first out-of-town show) will be on Friday March 23 at The Babylon Club. We will be opening for SixHands Mouth, who opened for us on our album release party in January, so we’re glad to be returning the favor. Show starts at 9pm and I’m gonna assume it’ll be 21+.
On Saturday April 21, we take The Partisan’s stage again in the middle slot between Deriva (Merced rock vets) and City Psychology (Modesto indie pop upstarts). It’ll be one continuous stock of rock and we’re excited to be playing. 9pm start, 21+ w/ ID, $5.00 cover.
We also have an “unofficial” show going on tomorrow but you’re just gonna have to ask Kazoo about that, since it’s secret.
All the best,
Kazoo on behalf of FGP
A quartet from Merced, CA named after an REM song who sound only incidentally like the Athens, GA band. Choosing to be named for the opening song on REM’s difficult third album, an infamously contentious record amongst music hobbyists is a neat joke in itself. Most of the songs on their promising debut album Not Since The Accident fall somewhere between the anthemic stomping of Chapel Hill based band Superchunk and the sublime classic rock leanings of criminally forgotten Missoula, MT band Silkworm. Although it’s not particularly hard to guess their influences, it’s impressive the way that FGP never become derivative in an egregious manner. On the one hand, it’s certainly an album which showcases a band finding its feet in terms of recording but FGP also have a musical palette which is surprisingly mature considering their average age. It speaks volumes that the band have arrived with more than a handful of excellent songs and you can sense that they have an enormous amount of potential. You can count on a blind butcher’s hand the number of college bands who could genuinely evoke the sonic aesthetics of Crazy Horse at the peak of their seventies pomp but FGP manage the feat several times on one record. ‘Heavy Years’ and the title track are bristling with the tension and brilliantly shambolic minimalism of classic Neil Young. The songs are all there already, they just need a little bit of guidance in the studio. Once they have that, it’s hard to see how they won’t make a truly great album. As it is, they’ve already made a very good one.
Thank you, Tommy of Pocket Jury, for the nice words about our album!
If you haven’t heard it yet, you are slacking off and should rectify this situation immediately.
The stream for our debut recording, “Not Since the Accident” is now live. It’s a “pay what you feel” thing; though if you pay, we suggest a $5.00 donation, and if you download it for free, we suggest turning a friend on to our tunes if you like what you hear.
You can find the stream here, on our Bandcamp.
Also, our first show of the year and our album release party is next Saturday, at the venerable Partisan Tavern in Merced, CA. We’ll be playing with our totes buds SixHands Mouth.
We’ll see you next Saturday. You have a week to learn the lyrics. We will have hard copies for sale for the price of $10.00.
Love, kisses and all that,
Feeling Gravity’s Pull