A gotta-see-it-to-believe-it duo, Easter Teeth is what happens when the Eymann brothers pat their tummies, rub their heads, and smack, shake, or plunk every instrument in sight. It is very sweaty. Starting in 2009, Josh (vocals and drums) and Tim (vocals, bass, keys, and gadgets) set out to convince the world that their two musical loves, Soul and Hardcore, indeed belong together. When joined by friends Scott Lillard on trumpet and Mikie Evans on trombone, that blessed union cannot be torn asunder. Hailing from Goleta, CA, Easter Teeth has played all up and down the West Coast, spreading golden grooves and good times wherever they may roam.
The new CD contains 5 new tracks fresh from the studio, as wells 4 tracks previously released as an ep entitled “Break Out the Knives.” Since the band doesn’t always have the horn section with them live, both the CD and Digital download contain a version with horns and a version without. 18 songs total!
“Just before I passed by the Travelers Hotel sign here in downtown San Antonio… I was telling myself that I don’t want to write and record songs anymore. It just seemed silly. I have so many records for you to pick and choose from… so why do you need one more?
Then, I saw the sign: Travelers Hotel.
By the time I got to the car, I had all these characters in my head… these sounds and ideas of sounds. I knew I had to start recording and writing. Oh well…. I guess giving up making music is NOT in the cards for me.
I realized that even though I love you guys…. my fans, friends, supporters, encouragers…. I wasn’t writing this music for you. I was writing it for me! It saves my own life, my sanity, my heartbreak and my own internal struggle in this life.
But the rewarding part of it all is the fact that you guys are right with me and for that – I am so grateful!
This album is officially 12 songs – ending with Forgiveness
But for the digital version I’ve included 3 Bonus Tracks for you as well!
The original 12 songs clock in at 1 hour and 1 minute…. so you are definitely getting the grand tour of Travelers Hotel. “
Fleming & John were recently featured on an episode of Find the Beauty:
“Find the Beauty challenges bands and musicians to revisit hit songs of the past and resuscitate them for modern ears. In the process of reclaiming the songs’ inherent beauty, the musicians tap into the hidden artistic expression that allowed the song to connect with audiences in the first place. In this episode, Mr. Lindsay Jamieson brings the duo known as Fleming and John the task of finding the beauty in the 1977 top 20 hit by Joy Sarney called “Naughty, Naughty, Naughty.” Let us know at the end of the video if they found the beauty!”
Sean Severson, also known as And How, has released a new, free, full-length collection of songs for your listening enjoyment. “These songs were each written late night, every Friday, after work, during “Eastenders” and recorded the following Wednesday evening for 10 weeks straight. This was one of those projects that you find yourself finished with before you really realized that you were working on it.
I love that! I hope you do as well. I think this was a good way to end 2013. Wear your favorite pair of headphones and listen at a pleasant volume. – Cheers”
“Twenty years after Steve Taylor’s last studio album, he’s taking a sabbatical from filmmaking to record all new music with a new band.
Why should I tempt fate and do another Kickstarter project when the last one (“Save Blue Like Jazz”) was so wildly successful it can never be repeated?
Because before I became your 11th favorite filmmaker I was your 8th favorite recording artist, and I know you’ve missed me making music because you wrote and told me on Facebook and why would you lie?
And while it’s true most recording artists get worse as they get older —usually much worse — isn’t it at least statistically possible I may have gotten better?” Read more at the official Kickstarter page. Be sure to catch the hilarious promo video. BTW, I hear the custom painted Jimmy Abegg bass guitar makes a nice gift for your favorite free online zine editors….
From Mass Movement Magazine: “Wovenhand are a band led by dedicated life musician and lyricist David Eugene Edwards. Over the last two decades, his prolific work in Wovenhand and the legendary 16 Horsepower has influenced and inspired a generation of musicians throughout the expansive alternative music world.
Wovenhand cannot be described in traditional terms. Their sound is an organic weave work of neo-folk, post rock, punk, old-time, and alternative sounds. All coming together as a vehicle for David’s soulful expression and constant spiritual self exploration. Sometimes sad and sorrowed and at other times uniquely uplifting, Wovenhand are always unforgettable in spirit.
Wovenhand are currently in the studio recording their new album titled “Refractory Obdurate”. Joining David on this album are musicians Chuck French and Neil Keener (Planes Mistaken For Stars, Git Some), along with longtime percussionist Ordy Garrison.
The album will be released by a partnership of Deathwish in North America and Glitterhouse Records in Europe later in 2014. A release date and specifics will be announced shortly.”
We have decided to start a page to track all upcoming and recent releases that would be of interest to our readers. The list is still a work in progress – links are going to be added as we get time. We also apologize for any omissions – but we would like to add them! Send any additions or corrections to downthelinezine (at) gmail (dot) com. Check it out at this link: