Hi Ho Silver Oh, Breathe Owl Breathe, and Megafaun were all really funny. I didn’t know Hi Ho Silver Oh was even playing until I got to the Echo. I think they were last minute add-ons. I saw them play on the Charlene Yi Show at UCB recently and was immediately hooked by singer Casey Trela’s introspective-yet-humorous lyrics. Trela started the show off by telling us we were in for a “homey night,” and the entire show felt like we were sitting in a living room listening to close friends telling jokes and stories and playing music for each othe
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North Carolina’s Megafaun is brothers Phil and Brad Cook and Joe Westerlund. All natives of Eau Claire, Wisconsin, they’re former bandmates of Justin Vernon of Bon Iver and close friends of the Rosebuds, Bowerbirds, Akron/Family, and the Dodos. Their third release, a mini-album called Heretofore, is out this summer on Hometapes. This interview by Lainna Fader.
August 8th, 2009 · No Comments
If Megafuan is the hyperactive child of the family, then Bowerbirds is the introvert. Their lyrical output is deep and heartfelt, like two lovers who are comforted only by the fact that each other exist. Their music is slow and could perhaps resemble the wind as it brushes across your face. Theirs is music to sway to.
July 17th, 2009 · No Comments
Chris Stamey and Peter Holsapple were (legendarily) the only people in North Carolina who bought Big Star albums the very first time around, and they’d team up most famously for the power-pop band the dB’s. (Stamey would also release Chris Bell’s 45 and Holsapple would go on to play with Hootie and the Blowfish!) They are now teamed up as a band with no official name. This interview by Dan Collins.