tim ward came of age in the grip of michigan’s mitten. like nearly every other boomer with a guitar, he longed to be a beatle and made further advances in that mission than most.
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debut solo single from carla dal forno. poignant, minimalist art-pop perfection...languid, dubwise, stoned-immaculate.
jeffrey alexander has a long, meandering career in the subterranean depths of the new weird america, where free/freak folk, post-rock, and experimental electronics intersect. from the iditarod (who quietly released a posthumous odds and ends compilation on morc last year) to his recent dire wolves project and his shepherding of the now defunct secret eye label, alexander has remained a stalwart practitioner on the outer fringes.
after being involved in 60s michigan folk and garage-rock bands such as the shillelaghs and peter & the prophets, dave bixby started playing acoustic guitar and experimenting with lsd. after a year of drug abuse he felt broken. starting a soul-searching, spiritual journey, he wrote ode to quetzalcoatl and most of the material for his second album, harbinger’s second coming in just one month and a half. shrouded in mistery, the legend of dave bixby has grown in the recent years.
"tormented,religious,moody drug damaged acid folk from usa."