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Excavacations live shows 7/21–23

We are pleased to be joining Garrincha and the Stolen Elk (Weird Forest Records) on three stops of their current U.S. tour.

July 21 – Phoenix, AZ @ Yellow Canary Dance Hall w/ Sungsang
July 22 – San Luis Obispo, CA @ house show w/ Buk Buk Bigups
July 23 – Oakland, CA @ Fingerlings Grotto w/ Ava Mendoza/Nick Tamburro Duo


Memory Lane

I’m scanning every bus stop
Looking to see
If I can spot
the things that I read about
in the books that I read
Living side by side
like I never have before
surrounded by preoccupation
howling and hunting
as I hurry through

-excerpt from Memory Lane on forthcoming Excavacations split with Black Eagle Child on Paramita

Lucid Owls’ review of Excavacations S/T Stunned release

A very kind review:

Excavacations is weird. Not in the sense of weird like ‘wtf is happening now?’
Instead, it’s like
‘what the fuck did they just go from drone plethora to indie rock?’
And not in the mashup kind of way either that artists like pocahaunted and now new robedoor do. I guess i could throw in the rest of NNF label.
In general this is different from that. While i could without a doubt see Nnf putting out a more grown up release by these guys, they are too strange for most regular indie listeners, and too mainstream for the regular eclectic tape fanatic (at parts).
I’m really bewildered why it didn’t get much attention though. Even if i just explained why, maybe it did and i don’t know. Anyway. At times they go from deep and massive washes of sound with percussions. Then occasionally they fall into a something that resembles a song. Then they make indie pop songs. And the songs. Well they are actually great. These guys could seriously make indie songs instead and end up getting mass blog appeal slash woodsist signing.
On the second side, there are less pop songs, but the song that comes out sounds like what would happen when Animal Collective and Noel Gallager started jamming in a basement, and you were only left outside wondering how the hell it would sound, just making out bits.
I haven’t listened to it a lot, it’s a substantial length, but I am expecting it to be on regular.
They just got a tape out on Avant Archive which should be great considering the band has changed all that much within the span of two years.
Also, I find this to be a great release coinciding with my last post on Oli Oli Oxen Free. The albums are a lot different, with Oli Oli Oxen Free more on the pop side, but they both seem to be pushing the boundaries of when and where drone can be used and in amount. I know that there are ambient tracks along lots of albums, but their noiser and denser tracks are better then those on most ‘albums’. And the songs are great too. Idk enough of this.

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( ) “That Misery of Yours” live video

David Vassalalotti performing live, solo. This guy is unstoppable, new ( ) record on Katorga here, , Katorga has some releases by his other bands as well, like the new Merchandise record.

( ) – That Misery of Yours (Live) from Id House Vid. Group on Vimeo.


Jeffers still ranks up among my favorites.

Dance Yrself Clean – Muppets video