Posts tagged "Aloha"

Stereogum’s 10 Most Anticipated Fall Music Festivals Of 2011

The summer slate of festivals can surely get a little overwhelming, as year after year, more and more events are added to an already-saturated calendar. That growth, given the fact that most of these concert events are totally cleaning up from a bottom line perspective, probably won't change in 2012 (although lingering issues associated with… More »

By: Corban Goble / September 22, 2011 - 11:21 am

The ‘Gum Drop CXX: Hear New Aloha, Win A Guitar Center Gift Certificate

Aloha's three-years-in-the-making Home Acres is out 3/9 on Polyvinyl. The 11-song collection finds the multi-city band weaving marimba, vibraphone, and keyboards through driving guitar, bass, and drums. We asked vocalist/guitarist Tony Cavallario about "Moonless March," an infectious standout that premiered in this morning's 'Gum Drop. He went into detail about the outdoorsy ghosts of Norma… More »

By: brandon / January 6, 2010 - 11:35 am

Aloha – “Moonless March”

Aloha's three-years-in-the-making Home Acres is out 3/9 on Polyvinyl. The 11-song collection finds the multi-city band weaving marimba, vibraphone, and keyboards through driving guitar, bass, and drums. We asked vocalist/guitarist Tony Cavallario about standout "Moonless March." There's an outdoorsy small town focus on Home Acres. Is there a connecting theme? The ghosts of Norman Rockwell?More »

By: brandon / January 5, 2010 - 9:55 am

The 25 69 Most Anticipated Albums Of 2010

This year in music was great and we'rea gonna let it finish (sorry), but in terms of notable album releases the ship has sailed. No offense, 30 Seconds To Mars. While the Gummys' virtual poll booth remains open for a few more days (did we mention filling out the ballot enters you to win the… More »

By: Amrit Singh / November 24, 2009 - 5:41 pm

New Cale Parks Video – “Every Week Ends” (Stereogum Premiere)

Aloha, Cale Parks. That the Aloha percussionist, pianist, vibraphonist, and solo singer/composer (etc) spent time as part of White Williams touring band is particularly apt regarding this video for Sparklace standout "Every Week Ends." Parks shares a visual aesthetic with Wiliams, as well as a dusky post-new wave sound. That said, the drums are rawer,… More »

By: brandon / November 18, 2008 - 11:46 am

New Cale Parks – “Some Sew, Some Find”

CMJ '07 was the last we saw of multi-talented drummer/composer Cale Parks, on a night he joined the (much missed) Narrator in a sweaty subterranean show supporting his solo debut Illuminated Manuscript. You may have heard from him since -- lending his sticks to the White Williams live experience, or in service of his day… More »

By: Amrit Singh / September 17, 2008 - 1:30 pm

Stereogum Does CMJ: Cale Parks/The Narrator @ The Delancey 10/19/07 (Flameshovel/Polyvinyl Showcase)

Friday night was an evening of cancellations, mix ups, and superfluous cab trips, but our early evening aggravation melted with a solo set from Aloha's Cale Parks, offering a more ambient, electro-grooved take on the one-man/live-percussion thing (see also: Liam Finn), reading from his Illuminated Manuscript. Tom-and-cymbal freak outs followed sample triggers and knob tweaks,… More »

By: Stereogum / October 21, 2007 - 8:13 pm

New Aloha – “Body Buzz”

Stereogum's Aloha love runs deep, what with Here Comes Everyone nabbing a spot in our Top Catorce of '04, a slot on last year's SXStereogum bill, and a mention in early '06 that HCE follow-up "Some Echoes is another winner, equal parts prog and post-rock." Which is what makes this track (and the forthcoming EP… More »

By: Stereogum / October 12, 2007 - 12:54 am

That Was The Best Christmas Song Ever!

'Tis the season to say "'tis the season" too much. 'Tis also the season to reflect on the year that was, eat too much, see family, and get nostalgic with your favorite holiday tunes. But since we're all about superlatives around here, we wanna know: What are the greatest Xmas songs of all time? Well,… More »

By: Stereogum / December 8, 2006 - 8:06 pm

Inside The Rockers Studio: Cale Parks

On his solo effort, Illuminated Manuscript, Aloha-drummer Cale Parks takes the experimental blueprint for his band's work and morphs it into a collection of ambient (yet structured) songs, featuring nothing but keyboards, electronic drum sounds, and mallet instruments. Cale's live percussion and fragile vocals add warmth to the otherwise-electro grooves, and the record is a… More »

By: Amrit Singh / October 3, 2006 - 10:32 am

Stereogum’s Top Catorce Of 2004

As usual I was unable to narrow down my favorite releases of the year to just ten. So here are Stereogum's 14 favorite discs of 2004. To make it easier for myself, I arbitrarily disqualified compilations, reissues, and Brian Wilson. And for your listening enjoyment are links to a related remix/b-side/live cut/etc... for each entry… More »

By: Stereogum / December 23, 2004 - 9:11 am