I miss The Selmanaires and The Preakness
Due to my current crushing workload and self-imposed exile from local shenanigans, I've missed out on a lot of ATL music fun lately. I'm bummed about it, but there's no way around it. I even gave away my Built to Spill tix for Friday because I can't go. Sigh.
Two of the local bands I'm really missing, The Selmanaires and The Preakness, have shows coming up next weekend and I hope to catch at least one. The Selmanaires are at 10 High on Friday, 10/20, and The Preakness will be opening for Portastatic at The EARL on Saturday, 10/21. Each of these bands has gotten some hype here before, and each appeared on the C&T Atlanta mix tapes back in July (The Selmanaires on the ATL rock mix tape, and The Preakness on the ATL indie pop/rock edition).
Here are a few tracks from The Selmanaires, who I'm sure will turn 10 High into a sweaty, rockin' mess. That place ain't so big, and they bring the crowd whenever they play.
The Selmanaires - Selmanaire Rock
The Selmanaires - In the Direction of Yes
The Selmanaires - GMAFB (demo)
The Selmanaires are on MySpace.
Here are the basement demos by The Preakness, capturing their early raw sound. Pretty lo-fi, but they're nice little indie pop/rock tracks:
The Preakness - Air Traffic
The Preakness - What They're Saying
The Preakness - This Drive
The Preakness - I Thought I Was in Control
The Preakness are on MySpace.
Also, for the ATL locals, Snowden will be playing a set on the Georgia Music Show on WRAS 88.5 tonight (Thursday) at 6pm. Tune in, yo.
Any other local bands impressing lately? Enquiring minds want to know.
FYI: EZarchive is being flaky right now, so the files hosted there may or may not be available. Give it a shot. If you can see Lloyd and the masthead above, things are probably good to go.