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About brettwilks

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  • Birthday 08/22/1984

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  1. One of my favorite local bands is finally releasing their debut tomorrow. Over the years, Alex Toth has become one of my favorite songwriters in NYC. He's one of the main songwriters for Rubblebucket, he's the lead singer of the band Alexander F, which is completely different, but equally as good, and this is essentially his solo project, and it may be my favorite project of his. I've seen him play these songs many times over the last couple years, so I'm feeling like it could be my AOTY. There's five songs that are streamable right now here: https://tothtunes.bandcamp.com/album/practice-magic-and-seek-professional-help-when-necessary He's got black and limited edition Translucent Light Blue vinyl available, and it looks like there's only 26 left of those. The record is described as a breakup album before wholeness, but after anger. I highly recommend checking it out.
  2. White Denim - Performance Out 8/24/18 Signed copies up for pre-order on PledgeMusic: https://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/white-denim-performance Here's a video of their new track Magazin https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1&v=fo7j2OIhay0
  3. http://www.npr.org/2016/09/29/495773081/first-listen-conor-oberst-ruminations
  4. If you don't mind a repress, and you can hold on a little bit, it does look like it's being repressed very soon.
  5. Expensive, but Baby Gas Mask Records has 5 hand made versions available. Only 50 were made: http://babygasmaskrecords.com/products/floating-action-hold-your-fire-double-lp/
  6. Floating Action was easily my favorite musical discovery last year. So excited for this! Pre-order here, and you can listen to the full album here. I'm loving it. Limited to 300 copies.
  7. I won't lie. I'm not a cassette collector, but I caught a band called The Unconditional Love in Brooklyn recently. They were the opener, and I wasn't familiar with them, but they blew me away. I talked to the band after the show, and they gave me a cassette. It turns out the lead singer was also the artist behind the album cover for Father John Misty's Fear Fun. I think it's a sweet recording. You can listen to the record for free and buy the cassette here: http://dimaandthevisionquest.bandcamp.com/releases. They said the cassette is limited to 100 copies. The Unconditional Love is the same singer, but it's just guitar and drums...they've got a couple demos here: https://soundcloud.com/theunconditionallove. Not sure if ya'll will be fans, but I'm excited to see what else they come out with.
  8. I went to the show last night in Brooklyn, and picked up the record at the merch booth. They have it on white vinyl. I'm curious how many variants this record is going to have. Show was awesome!
  9. Love Jason Isbell! Southeastern is one of my favorite records of the last few years. I actually got curious last night to see if it had leaked, and it has. The new record is incredibly solid. I was afraid that Southeastern was so good that it would be too hard to create a worthy follow-up, but he totally did. I preordered the record, and can't wait to see him play in Brooklyn next month at Prospect Park!
  10. I'm kind of surprised there isn't already a thread for this. I saw Leon Bridges open for Sharon Van Etten, and his band blew me away. His debut comes out on Columbia on 6.23. Personally, this has an extremely solid chance of being my favorite album of 2015. He already has 4 songs available from the record on Spotify, and all of them are fantastic. If you're completely unfamiliar, his songs sound like late 50's/early 60's motown. He's got a few options for the pre-order: http://www.myplaydirect.com/leon-bridges For you Prime customers: Amazon's PO For some background, Leon is from Fort Worth, Texas. To my knowledge, he was playing a club one night, and the drummer and guitarist of White Denim were there randomly. They loved his set, and helped him record and produce two songs, which captured the attention of some blogs. He formed a band, which includes both of the guys from White Denim. They did some touring, and got signed to Columbia soon after. I've got a feeling Coming Home will be a big album this year. Hope ya'll like it.
  11. I'm going to see them play on the anniversary tour. Do bands ever get copies of the RC version to bring on tour?
  12. The lead singer of White Denim, James Petralli started a new band called Bop English. The record is for pre-order here, and the whole record is streaming here. I'm liking it so far!
  13. No lie. That's one record that people will be kicking themselves over once it's out of print. Amazing album.
  14. I think your reasoning is spot-on. I've got the Floating Action and Scott Mcmicken record, and I love them both. I feel lucky to have them. Keep up the great work!
  15. Outside of the shipping cost, I've always had a good experience. I've always received my order quickly, and all the records showed up in perfect condition. Definitely check out their $5 records. I recently snagged Centro-matic - Candidate Waltz, Do Make Say Think - Goodbye Enemy Airship, The Landlord is Dead and Divine Fits - S/T for $5 each. I also got Spoon - Kill the Moonlight for $10. The biggest bummer is the expensive shipping options. Their cheapest option (at least for me, in NYC) was $10.19...even for one record. Adding more records made it more worthwhile. I was super pumped to get all 4 of those records for $35 shipped.