Tag Archive: “Nine Mile Records”

If you were growing in the 90s, you undoubtedly fell under the category of being head over heels in love with Pamela Anderson.  Forget her short stint of the hit ABC sitcom Home Improvement, it was Baywatch that sky-rocketed most of us pre-adolescents into orbit.  Austin, Texas own Sweet Spirit are also smitten with the model/actress; their single “Pamela” is a soulful, energetic pop banger ode to the one that stole all of our hearts so many years ago.

Ghettoblaster is proud to premiere the video to “Pamela” today.  Shot and edited by Sean Daigle at the Hotel Vegas booze cruise, the party boat brilliantly captures the essence of the song.

Here is what singer Sabrina Ellis says about the video:

“Slow motion is exciting to watch. There’s a sense of voyeurism, when given the ability to stretch a moment out, and to stare at that moment as it unfolds. There’s a subtle naughtiness to it. Slow motion allows us to see the full arc of a movement, the build up, climax and follow through of a bouncing body part. And we can’t look away.

How apt, to set this footage to a song about the Queen of Life Saving Slomo, Pamela Anderson. While we sing our admiration for the brazen beauty, the camera flirts with pure fluidity, shots so slow they are almost still, and the kinetic dinge of drummer Danny’s ever burning cigarette.“

The single “Pamela” can be found on Sweet Spirit’s latest full-length St. Mojo, which is released today via Austin label Nine Mile Records.

(Visit Sweet Spirit here:

Website: http://www.sweetspiritatx.com/

Bandcamp: https://sweetspirittheband.bandcamp.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sweetspirittheband/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/sweetspiritband

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sweetspiritband/)

The One With All the Birthday Presents

On this episode: Luke rudely interrupts our introduction and is very rude to Brian, our dear cousins play a game of Shark Tank and Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon, Brian plays a total “Luke Song” and Luke plays a total “Brian Song,” they get into some deep topics like if it actually pays off to be meek and how sometimes you need to take care of your own well being first before you can take care of others, and of course they play eight of the best songs you’ll hear this week.

Every week Ghettoblaster feature writers (and dear cousins!) Brian LaBenne and Luke LaBenne bring you fresh new songs with the hopes of introducing you to some that you may consider to be the best song ever.  Both Brian and Luke have no idea what songs the other has picked, so what you are hearing is their genuine reaction to listening to the songs together.  Also, if you enjoy this episode, head to ITunes to subscribe and rate our podcast with the highest rating available to you.

TWITTER: @BestSongEverPod

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Songs Played on The One With All the Birthday Presents

Perfume Genius – Slip Away from No Shape out May 5th on Matador Records

Sweet Spirit – The Mighty from St. Mojo out this Friday, April 7th on Nine Mile Records

Land of Talk – This Time from Life After Youth out May 19th on Saddle Creek

Tei Shi – Keep Running from Crawl Space out now on Downtown Records

SEVDALIZA – Marilyn Monroe from  ISON due in April on Twisted Elegance

Cende – Bed from #1 Hit Single out  on May 26th on Double Double Whammy

Jumo – Huit Jours from Derive out May 12th on Nowadays Records

Tigers Jaw – Guardian from spin out  May 19th on Black Cement Records 

The One That’s Like Inception

On this episode: Luke starts a nasty rumor about beloved Canadian Recording artist Drake, Brian can’t stop talking about Chris Gethard, there’s a segment inside of a segment inside of a segment, Luke and Brian talk about Zelda, Brian can’t stop talking about Idris Elba, Brian swears for the first time ever on the podcast and Luke needs a neckbrace after head banging too hard to all of Brian’s songs.

Every week Ghettoblaster feature writers (and dear cousins!) Brian LaBenne and Luke LaBenne bring you fresh new songs with the hopes of introducing you to some that you may consider to be the best song ever.  Both Brian and Luke have no idea what songs the other has picked, so what you are hearing is their genuine reaction to listening to the songs together.  Also, if you enjoy this episode, head to ITunes to subscribe and rate our podcast with the highest rating available to you.

ITUNES LINK


Songs Played on The One That’s Like Inception

Hiccup – Lady MacBeth and Miss Havisham from Imaginary Enemies out March 24th on Father/Daughter Records

Fleet Foxes – Third of May / Odaigahara from Crack Up out June 16th on

Real Life Buildings – Tare from Significant Weather out April 21st on Lauren Records

Spiral Stairs – Dance (Cry Wolf) from Doris and the Daggers out March 24th on Nine Mile Records

Downtown Boys – Somos Chulas (No Somos Pendejas) out now on Sub Pop

No Vacation – Mind Fields from their upcoming album due in June on Topshelf Records

B Boys – Energy from Dada out May 19th on Captured Tracks

PWR BTTM – Big Beautiful Day from Pageant out May 12th on Polyvinyl

Western Massachusetts duo Brothers Born will be releasing their debut album, Knife Wounds, on February 24 via Nine Mile Records, and in anticipation has premiered the title track today at Billboard.com. Additionally, fans can also pre-order the new record now at iTunes, Amazon and http://www.shopbenchmark.com/brothersborn.

Stream “Knife Wounds” now at Billboard.com: http://bit.ly/1zAP65o

Brothers Born is a newly announced indie-folk rock band from Easthampton, MA that features Killswitch Engage guitarist Joel Stroetzel and folk singer-songwriter Michael Wyzik. Influenced by acts like Tom Waits, Nick Cave, Longwave and The Church, the pair’s new project is far removed from anything either have done before.

Knife Wounds boasts eleven stellar tracks that blend and blur genres from the pop-infused, rock stylings of “Parachute” to the newly released, soulful indie rock title track.

“”Knife Wounds” is one of the first songs Mike and I recorded together,” says Stroetzel. “We decided it should be the title track as it seemed to be a good representation of the overall lyrical and musical vibe of the record.”

Brothers Born will be performing an album release show at The Iron Horse in Northampton, MA on February 27th and will announce additional dates soon. Follow Brothers Born at https://www.facebook.com/brothersbornmusic for more information.

Brothers Born Tour Dates:

Feb 27 – Northampton, MA – The Iron Horse (Album Release Show)

From the creative minds of Joel Stroetzel (Killswitch Engage) and Michael Wyzik (Red Door Exchange, Storm The Ohio) comes Brothers Born, a new indie-rock band who will release their debut album, Knife Wounds, on February 24 via Nine Mile Records. In anticipation, the guys have premiered a new song titled “Parachute” today with ElmoreMagazine.com.

Stream “Parachute” now at ElmoreMagazine.com: http://bit.ly/1xZEduh

The newly formed duo featuring Killswitch Engage’s revered metal guitarist Stroetzel and country-tinged singer-songwriter Wyzik formed after becoming friends and hanging out at the legendary Brass Cat pub near their hometown of Easthampton, MA. The two soon realized an affinity for similar musical influences: the dark, folky sounds of Tom Waits and Nick Cave, as well as anthemic rock from artists like Longwave, The Church and Blue Nile.

The duo began writing and recording songs in Stroetzel’s studio and emerged with almost two albums’ worth of ideas. Picking their name from a song written by Wyzik’s bandmate Jerry Brookman in Storm The Ohio, they created Brothers Born and began recording in 2012.

Brothers Born is a big departure from the metal of Stroetzel’s Killswitch Engage and the indie-Americana of Wyzik’s bands, occupying a musical middle ground of sorts. Wyzik and Stroetzel play nearly every note on Knife Wounds, with the exception of some background vocals on two tracks.

Knife Wounds is an exercise in musicianship as Brothers Born collectively showcase their years of skillful talent, incorporating what they’ve learned into a melting pot of dark, soulful indie rock. Songs like “Knife Wounds” and “Parachute” resonate a cathartic, honest listening experience for fans.

The band will be performing an album release show at The Iron Horse in Northampton, MA on February 27 and will announce additional dates soon. Follow Brothers Born at https://www.facebook.com/brothersbornmusic for more information.

Feb 27 – Northampton, MA – The Iron Horse (Album Release Show)