Dec 30, 2006

New Year's Eve Eve

On Tuesday I'll be mourning Gerald Ford and James Brown away from the office. To really do some reflecting, I'd hop on a plane to someplace exotic with that extra day, but planes are delayed the country over and I'm a-feared that my reflecting would be interrupted by impatient terminal people.

Luckily, there's lots to do here in DC. For instance, IOTA will host the Federal Reserve Collective's CD Release party tonight. I've been excited about These United States for a long while, but this'll be my first collective experience and I have high expectations.

How could I not, if WaPo reports the truth?
"One of the most pleasant developments over the past year in the local music scene has been the emergence of The Federal Reserve collective. It's a loosely-affiliated group of like-minded artists that favors a sound that's sort of alt-country and sort of late-'60s Laurel Canyon (and much more Gram Parsons than the Eagles). But more than a common sound, the acts share an affinity for gimmick-free, straightforward pop songs that remind you of a time when pop songs could be built around guitars. These United States is perhaps the jangliest of the bunch, playing well-crafted, toe-tapping tunes written by frontman Jesse Elliott."

A note about the CD: DC-based record label Gypsy Eyes is putting out a FEDERAL RESERVE COMPILATION CD!
Tracks by Revival, Kittyhawk, Rose, Let's French, These United States, and Vandaveer.

Whew! I Feel Good!


Rich said...

This stuff available on the Interweb somewhere?

Happy new year to you too! :)

wharman said...

I don't think so. Their MySpace page says to contact them if you want a copy. I bought one last night (great show, by the way - Rose is a ROCK. STAR and I always love These United States) but haven't listened to it yet.

Barbara said...

I'm so happy to have met you this year. Happy New Year! Keep on Blogging!

Washington Cube said...

And you can go to Black Cat Ball tonight.