Everybody’s favorite string metallurgists Judgement Day will return to San Diego next week.
Brothers Anton and Lewis Patzner have been shredding on violin and cello, respectively, for over 5 years, and in that time their hard work has earned them lots of famous friends. They’ve toured with bands like Mates of State and Margot and the Nuclear So-and-So’s, and they’ve made appearences on albums by Bright Eyes and some guy named Slash.
Check them out at the Soda Bar on September 17. Double-kick drummer Jon Bush will join the Patzner brothers for the show, and to round out the unstoppable instrumental force that is Judgement Day, he’ll be bringing his extensive collection of vintage effects pedals.
Cloud Cult have been riding high lately. Their two most recent albums, The Meaning of 8 and Owl&Bear favoriteFeel Good Ghosts (Tea Partying Through Tornadoes), have marked a creative peak for the band, the hard-won result of ten years of touring, seemingly insurmountable hardships, and a recorded output far too large to shake a stick at. The Minnesota band even took a victory lap with last yearâ€™s No One Said It Would Be Easy, a documentary that chronicled the ebbs and flows of the groupâ€™s career.
It seems that Cloud Cult havenâ€™t quite finished turning their collective eye toward the past, because they’re re-envisioning, remixing, remastering, rearranging, and finally rereleasing two of their older albums. On December 8th, the previously out-of-print They Live On The Sun (2003) and Aurora Borealis (2004) will be reborn, Siamese twin-style, as a double disc reissue with bonus tracks. The home-recorded albums have been given a welcome shot in the arm thanks to the remixing and remastering process, and fans of the bandâ€™s more recent output will be well served to find out how the band got to be so darn good. Hereâ€™s some info: Continue reading →