Archive for March, 2006

March 14, 2006

GET CAPE. WEAR CAPE. FLY. / DAVE HOUSE (Split 10″ EP)

Split 10'' CoverGravity Dip Records DIP025: 30th January 2006
1. Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly. – The Chronicles Of A Bohemian Teenager: Part One
“Drinking to forget, always breeds regret”
2. Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly. – Weeknights & Weekends
“I don’t want you to be, alone because of me”
3. Dave House – Shiver
“We all get nightmares, we all have dreams”
4. Dave House – A Song For
“Let this song be the soundtrack to, all the times that you’re uninspired”

I recently saw ‘Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly.’ live and was impressed so I bought this split EP (With Dave House).  They do one of their own then they do covers of each other.

‘The Chronicles Of A Bohemian Teenager: Part One’ is a monumentally pretentious title.  Fortunately the lyrics and music are not.  The words are packed with emotion and the music is folk based with added electronics (Think Patrick Wolf).  Both his songs also feature mournful trumpets towards the end like Manic Street Preachers sometimes do.

Dave House is brilliant too with a sound reminiscent of ‘Architecture in Helsinki’.  ‘Shiver’ is a call for people to see the things that they have in common.  ‘A Song For’ is amazing and I’ll have to go get the ‘Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly.’ original.

Gravity Dip Website
Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly. Website / Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly. MySpace Page
Dave House Website / Dave House MySpace Page

March 13, 2006

KELMAN – The Heart Is A Useless Ally (Promo CD)

The Heart Is A Useless Ally CoverLiner Records: March 2006

1. The Heart Is A Useless Ally
"Lost somewhere between the rounds, I heard you laugh as I hit the ground"
2. Untitled
"I just sat back, watching my kingdom collapse"

This is easily the match of Kelman's first single 'The Happiest Man Alive'. It's a catchy song that's grown on me with every listen. Both tracks continue the theme of drinking to forget (Possibly to forget what you did while you where drinking). Perhaps the forthcoming album will be strung together by this concept. 'Untitled' has a heavenly Church Organ bit and Wayne Gooderman's usual breathless vocal. It's like one long beautiful sigh…

Kelman's Website / Kelman's Mypace Page