Highlights from the past week’s shows ‘fun-sized’ for portability. Plus, a Mother Mother SONiC Session. The band stopped by for an exclusive live-to-digital acoustic performance on the very day their new album came out. Hear stripped-down performances of Get Out The Way, Monkey Tree & Bit By Bit.
Smashing Pumpkins’ first track to surface from the forthcoming Monuments to and Ellegy struck with all the force of a sneeze in a monsoon. Perhaps this one is a little more up your pumpkin… alley (sounded better in my head). The album is out December 9th.
I’ve long been fascinated by the acoustics in the mens-room here at SONiC. It’s lined floor to ceiling with ceramic tile and as a result has this incredible natural reverb. I always fantasized about recording a band or artist in there. Before extending such an invitation though, I wanted to make damn sure I would be able to capture a usable result… so I grabbed a guitar, a couple of microphones and took the ‘SONiC Listener Lounge’ on a little field trip down the hall.
A weekly collection of highlights from the past week’s shows condensed for your listening pleasure. Don’t miss next week’s episode which will feature our live-to-digital acoustic performance from Mother Mother.
How are you celebrating Halloween this year? A house party? Eating a mountain of mini Mars bars in the dark? Or maybe indulging that secret craving to wear women’s footwear under the more safe guise of ‘costume’ (I’m lookin’ at you Rick Lee). I bet Arcade Fire has you beat. They produced a short, found-footage (Blair Witch style) Halloween film. Stream it here: