Wednesday, March 25, 2009

TVD Double Date with | Eulogies & Middle Distance Runner

Last week we had not one but two First Dates for your Wednesday, and this week we’ve got our first Double Date as we sit down with both LA’s Eulogies and DC’s very own Middle Distance Runner. (We did mention last week just how irresistible we are, right?)

Even more irresistible is their combined tour this Spring which stops in our area this Saturday night (3/28) over the bridge at Iota. TVD had a chance to catch up with both bands last week and not at all surprisingly found that they too ...are digging on the vinyl.

"i'm not a vinyl junkie, but if i didn't have my vinyl collection i might start using heroin. vinyl for me represents the deepness and grit, the heartache and triumphs of music and the music industry. put on a hendrix or dylan or clash record and you're experiencing it the same way the artist did when it was first recorded and released, the way it's meant to be heard. the old mono recordings are brilliant, too in the way they build a soundscape with one channel. listening to new music on new vinyl is just as great, because it adds a bit of physical reality to digital music. even if it was recorded in a computer, the fact that the music is actually sitting there in those grooves means something energetically and spiritually. also the simple act of putting the needle to the resin (wow that sounds illegal) is a time-honored, ritualistic phenomenon. -Peter Walker, Eulogies

Eulogies - Bad Connection (Mp3)
Eulogies - This Fine Progression (Mp3)

"Vinyl is something we've wanted to have since we started making music. Since I first heard my mom's vinyl collection, I was amazed at how different the experience of listening to music is on vinyl, rather than digital formats.  I couldn't believe that the oldies I knew from the radio actually sounded like that to people for years and years before tape and digital. The idea of our music being given that same treatment was always alluring. When we decided that "The Unbeliever" and "The Wrong Hole" would be the two songs on the 7" vinyl, we knew they'd come across great, as one is a 60s-garage sounding song, and the other is borderline soul.  When we got the vinyls in the mail, we were thrilled to find that they had that extra factor that made our parents' records sound mysterious and far-away.  These songs that we'd heard a million times in the studio sounded brand new. I can't encourage young musicians enough to get at least one release on vinyl." -Stephen Kilroy, Middle Distance Runner

Middle Distance Runner - The Unbeliever (Mp3)

Middle Distance Runner "The Unbeliever" from maxwell sorensen on Vimeo.

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