Friday, July 27, 2007

an overdue nod to the Great Lakes Swimmers




about a month ago, i had the great fortune to see the Great Lakes Swimmers perform in a very tiny bar/club here in Madison. i've quite enjoyed their previous 2 albums, and their latest, Ongiara, is no disappointment. their music is quiet and understated, with winding lyrics and a country/folk influence, but there's still something modern and polished. they remind me a little of one of tony's favourites, pinetop seven.

what i didn't know is how amazing they would be live. while their performance was pretty true to their albums, hearing the songs live in a small, intimate venue made them so powerful and moving that i couldn't bear to have it end. again i must praise madison for being small enough to have such great bands play such small venues; something i'm sure to miss dearly when i eventually leave.

a great review of the show (and a few downloadable extras) is available from local Madison music blogger Muzzle of Bees. i highly encourage you to check them out, especially their song "various stages", which can be heard on their myspace page.

8 comments:

ko said...

Just got your email about your address change. Hope the move goes smoothly, sounds like a nice upgrade.

Checked out the Lake Swimmers - not bad, a bit on the mellow side. Getting old, need my stuff loud and heavy.

Anyway, just wanted to leave my mark on your blog.

Adding my webpage - it shows the most recent completed project - actually completed and sold late last year. That's as close as I get to having a webpage

ko said...

www.homeinmission.com

eben said...

hello. it's no longer july. did you forget about your blog?

eben said...

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what's your email these days?

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