Tuesday, August 26, 2008

The Walls In This Room Are Crap

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Farewood is one Connecticut band that I was sorta dismissive of in the beginning, as there was this whole Sebadoh-influenced, laid-back-folkie coffeehouse thing going on in Middletown back then that I was trying to avoid, since people strumming an acoustic guitar while sitting down smells way too much like "hippie" to me. Then I caught a Farewood show at Local 491 in Waterbury in '96 or so-- on a bill with Static Press 19, Craig Colorusso's post-China Pig outfit, if I remember correctly-- and I ended up being pretty impressed with how catchy their songs were.

This is Farewood's long-forgotten self-titled LP, which I ended up buying later at Brass City Records cuz it was only five bucks (I'm pretty sure Walt still has some copies, too). Recorded solo by Lou in 1994, the songs are way more fragile than the ones I saw Farewood perform as a duo in '96. Since then, Farewood have re-invented themselves as a total Ride/My Bloody Valentine rock n roll blowout, and started recording again a few years ago; I've got their CD from a couple of years back, and it's pretty immense. I'll probably be posting some songs from it eventually, though you can go to Farewood's MySpace page (www.myspace.com/farewood) if you want to find out more info.

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Farewood -


"Safest Place"


"The People"

(these files are now listen-only)

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Brushback said...

The mp3 files on this post are now listen-only (non-downloadable) files. For those of you who missed the boat, I will do my best to respond to any e-mailed requests for the original files, though I'll be really surprised if anyone asks.

A funny thing is, this morning I walked right past Coffeehouse Studios in Middletown, where a bunch of records I have were recorded; not this Farewood one, but it made me think of it anyway.

Brushback said...

Oh, by the way, I put one other song on my Vox account ("In Black") that wasn't included in the original blog post. You can access the Vox files through any of the listen-only links.