Check the Latest from Smoke Bellow

The first minute or so of this new Smoke Bellow tune is sort of this meditative mood, like there’s been a glitch in the Matrix and we’re all just biding time as we watched the giant-headed characters on the screen. Meredith McHugh conducts here voice like she’s welcoming you to some sort of psychedelic retreat, a sort of softened mantra that beckons you to fall deep into the contemplative nature of this tune. You look up on the screen, and you’re united by the rest of the big heads, taking part in the joyousness of sonic exploration. I love how just as I think I’ve got this lot figured out, they take a turn and lead me somewhere else. I’ll gladly follow to the release of Open for Business, out next week via Trouble in Mind Records.

Show Preview: Red 7 6th Anniversary w/ Obits (8/3)

Date Friday, August 3rd
Location Red 7
Doors 900 pm
Tickets $13 from Transmission

As Red 7 continues the weekend with their anniversary shows, they’ve got what I personally think is the best line-up in town.  You’ve got to get there early because three of the hottest rock n’ roll acts in Texas will be opening things up.  You’ll get Fleshlights, James Arthur’s Manhunt, and my personal favorite Mind Spiders.  The Spiders recent record Meltdown is still killing it on my record player, and their live show is always a blast.  And the finale finishes strong with Obits closing the night out.  The band is fronted by Rick Froberg of Drive Like Jehu/Hot Snakes fame, and that alone makes it a show you can’t afford to miss. Hope we see you there!


Download:Obits – You Gotta Lose [MP3]