Upcoming In-Store Happenings
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SELF (Matt Mahaffey solo performance) - Saturday, November 1st @ 5PM
Nearly twenty years since the formation of his Tennessee-based project SElf, Matt Mahaffey has released a new SElf EP - Super Fake Nice. The six-song collection (available on 10" vinyl and CD) was written, produced, recorded, performed and arranged by Mahaffey at his Fresh Imperial studio in Franklin, Tennessee. This is the first new body of SElf material to be released since 2005. SElf is the brainchild of Matt Mahaffey, a multi-instrumentalist studio wizard. He began writing songs at the age of four and spent a large part of his high school and college upbringing mastering studio techniques. In 1995 he released his debut SElf album, Subliminal Plastic Motives, a bonafide middle-Tennessee classic. After several much-loved albums, Matt began to focus more on film and television, scoring music for CSI Miami,Entourage and Weeds. He also started playing and producing for other artists including Beck, Pink, Liz Phair, Keith Urban, The Sounds, Lupe Fiacsco, HelloGoodbye and Tenacious D. After reissuing SElf's debut earlier this year on the Fat Possum label, Matt has delivered new music and will celebrate with a solo performance this Saturday at Grimey's! We'll have free cold ones for you so don't miss this one, folks.
PAINS OF BEING PURE AT HEART - Monday, November 3rd @ 6PM
Brooklyn Indie Pop stalwarts The Pains of Being Pure at Heart recently released their eagerly anticipated third LP, "Days of Abandon," after two critically-acclaimed records that demonstrated the group's ability to shift musical registers from bedroom pop daydreams to Alternative Nation anthems. "Abandon" is a bright and refreshing about-face from the roar and clamor that defined the group's last record, "Belong." "I didn't want to make Belonger," core member Kip Berman explains. "This album was a chance to push beyond that album's universal style of songwriting into something that was far more personal, more in keeping with my ideals. I wanted the music to be joyful and full of light, even if the subjects were often dark." The album artwork prominently features the work of newly celebrated South Korean artist Lee Jinju's work The Material of Mind. The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart are in town to open up for the New Pornographers at Cannery Ballroom and they'll be rocking our house earlier in the evening.
MADI DIAZ - Monday, November 10th @ 12noon
Former Nashvillian Madi Diaz has been making waves in sunny LA the last couple of years even if her songs still found their way back to Music City (her co-write with Sarah Siskind 'The End Of The Day' featured in the TV show Nashville). Now she's releasing what may be the album of her career. "Phantom" is an open-faced and undeniably honest chronicle of falling down, getting back up, and heading to the horizon. The songs expand upon Diaz's brand of sophisticated indie pop, taking on grungy, pulsating bass lines that open up to shimmering, expansive chords, punchy drum beats and unfettered vocal swagger. With her Nettwerk debut, Madi's songs dive deeper and fly higher, providing a soundtrack for adventurous escapades on sweaty dance floors with old friends or late night introspective drives under a canopy of stars. LA Weekly says "Madi Diaz writes the most danceable breakup record ever."
FLY GOLDEN EAGLE - Friday, November 14th @ 6PM
Fly Golden Eagle has been going strong for over 5 years. Starting with Ben Trimble first playing shows solo with a boombox and tape-recordings, the project has since evolved into a full-fledged band: Richard Harper, Mitch Jones and Matt Shaw flesh out the foursome. Fly Golden Eagle has also stepped up to become power players in the emerging, way-beyond-country Nashville scene - they've worked extensively with Adrija Tokic, cut music in The Bomb Shelter, and played on some of the most significant albums representing the new Nashville sound, including Benjamin Booker, Hurray for the Riff Raff, Majestico, and Alabama Shakes. The band's debut psych-funk release, 'Swagger', had them on tour with Alabama Shakes, Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros, Dr Dog, Arctic Monkeys, Clear Plastic Masks and Chrome Pony. The new Fly Golden Eagle album 'Quartz Bijou' is their debut for ATO Records. Quartz is a 26-song epic, a collection of songs that join together to form a narrative arc describing a story that is sometimes vulgar, sometimes profane, and sometimes beautiful. It's about the psychedelia found in the natural world and it's a love story.