Posted: March 5, 2014
L.A.-based Americana band the Far West just released their sophomore album Any Day Now, and to promote the new effort, they’ve dropped a music video for the alt-country track “Bright Side.”
While the album was recorded at a vintage hot rod shop in Southern California, the band chose to film the video in a more traditional Americana venue.
“The Grand Ole Echo is a country and Americana music institution in Los Angeles,” said bassist Robert Black. “It’s been running every Sunday in the summers for almost a decade. We play it once a year, and we couldn’t believe no one had used it as a backdrop for a video yet. It’s got kind of a family vibe for us, and we wanted to try to capture that.”
Watch the video below and visit the Far West’s official website for more information.
Posted: February 28, 2014
Performing in front of a crowd that was ready to rock, Switchfoot sounded tight as ever when they pulled out “Say It Like You Mean It” and “When We Come Alive.”
Posted: February 27, 2014
The second single off Himalayan is a solid representation of the Southampton rockers, as it is driven by Emma Richardson’s rumbling low-end and Russell Marsden’s deft and gritty fretwork.
Posted: February 26, 2014
Portugal. The Man and Local Natives were the featured acts on a recent episode of Austin City Limits, and both bands definitely delivered the goods.
While Portugal. The Man played past hits like “Sleep Forever,” they also highlighted several new tracks off latest album Evil Friends.
As for Local Natives, they performed the haunting “Columbia” off 2013′s Hummingbird and also called back to previous gems like “Airplanes.”
Posted: February 20, 2014
Arctic Monkeys opened the 2014 BRIT Awards in London on Wednesday night with an incendiary performance of “R U Mine?”. The band also took home top honors at the show, winning both Best British Group and British Album of the Year with 2013′s AM.
“That rock and roll, eh?” said frontman Alex Turner in his acceptance speech for the latter. “That rock and roll, it just won’t go away. It might hibernate from time to time and sink back into the swamp. I think the cyclical nature of the universe in which it exists demands it adheres to some of its rules. But it’s always waiting there just around the corner, ready to make its way back through the sludge and smash through the glass ceiling, looking better than ever. Yeah, that rock and roll, it seems like it’s fading away sometimes, but it will never die. And there’s nothing you can do about it. Thank you very much for this. I do truly appreciate it. Don’t take that the wrong way, and invoice me for the microphone if you need to.”
The win for Brit Album of the Year marked the third time the band has won the award.
Keep in touch with the latest Gretsch news, pictures and videos.
New From The Gretsch Blog.
What are you interested in?
View Past Blogs.