Demon Beat Update, Upcoming Shows, Monthly Mix
The Demon Beat “Bullshit Walks” LP down to the last few copies
We here at Funny / Not Funny Records wanted to announce that the limited number of ‘Bullshit Walks’ LPs in our store are some of the last available for purchase as the band has sold out. Make sure to pick up a copy in our store before it is too late!
And while you are at it you can also snag a copy of their latest LP, ‘Less is Less’ in our store as well. And if you needed further convincing, below is a snip of recent review for the album:
“…The Demon Beat’s third full-length, Less is Less, sounds like indie rock with soul, college rock with guts, and garage rock made someplace other than their parent’s garage. Less is Less is cool without being forced, and its broad approach to rock and roll manages to be both artsy and true-blue music for the masses. Much of this feeling comes from Adam Meisterhans, the guitarist and vocalist whose despairing vocals reach right down into your small intestines in order to pull out last night’s feast…” - In Your Speakers
More on The Demon Beat
We also wanted to announce that The Demon Beat are playing a show right here in our hometown of Harrisonburg on May 16th at the Blue Nile. For more information on that show check out the facebook event. What the facebook event won’t tell you is that this might be the last chance for anyone in the area to catch the band. It is with a heavy and proud heart that F/NF alerts you of their planned hiatus. For more information on that, we recommend checking out a piece put together for West Virginia Public Broadcasting by our friend, close friend of the band, writer for Pop Matters, Dan Mistich. Click here for a link to the article and audio. Do not fear though as this announcement only marks the next stage of each of their personal music journeys and expect to hear news of future projects.
Monthly Mixtape: Harper Holsinger
The Funny / Not Funny Records’ Monthly Mixtape installment for this month is curated by label co-owner Harper Holsinger. This mix was originally made for his friend Jesse’s trip out west. Coincidentally, the mix contained The Demon Beat, a rad band for any occasion but it is only right to share this mix with the world since the DB are embarking on a new journey themselves. Long journeys can drag on so having some good tunes to bring along is crucial. Ride, Run. Go!
1. Bare Wires - “Ready To Go!”
Are you ready? I am ready! Saw this band in Austin at the Scoot Inn so obviously they are readying to be moving along. In fact they have gone and went. Band practically broke up at SXSW. If ya dig this tune recommend checking the guitarist’s new band called Warm Soda.
2. Hawkwind - “Born To Go”
In case of Sonic Attack on your district… Do not waste time blocking your ears. Do not waste time seeking a soundproof shelter. Try to get as far away from the sonic source as possible, but do not panic….. Use your wheels. It is what they are for. Go!
3. Black Mountain - “Let Spirits Ride”
For a band that sports the name of a town in the Carolinas you might expect their output to be some form of Appalachian folk but upon first listen you see why I choose this song/band to be included in a mix for driving through the desert. Ride on!
4. Motorhead - “(We Are) The Road Crew
Lemmy. Do i even need to say anything else? Man! What would it be like to be a part of HIS road crew. Guess that is what dreams are for.
5. The Demon Beat - “I’ve Always Run”
My favorite track off of ‘Less is Less’. Wasn’t at first but it grows on you. Maybe you should just pick the LP in our store and find out for yourself!
6. The Black Angels - “You On The Run”
This band must be on the run or at least they are running around. Constantly creating and and being involved. Putting out records, starting labels, starting side projects, putting together festivals, collaborating with Roky, the list goes on and on. This psych track and honestly all of their tracks are perfect for drives out west.
7. Allah-Las - “Long Journey”
Fairly new band from California comprised of members that have worked for the legendary Amoeba Music. This track is my favorite by the band and can be found on a 7” as well as the closer on their first full length.
8. Moonhearts - “Let Go”
The first Mikal Cronin project I ever heard and I immediately picked up this cassette in response. Great track from that and a great closer for this mix. Let go, and go!