I’m so grateful and blown away to have support for From’s music. I’m a music and blog nerd, so these writers are my rock stars. This is out of control.
Timeless and current, abstract and specific, StG heightens online music criticism with its singular perspective. Don’t look at me like that. It’s true. And what’s going on now? This is a blurb about “Maple Drive” – on this same blog, yes – and it captures my intentions for the song eerily well.
“From takes her pleasant little song and strikes it through with cacophony – a racket of synthetic horns. They are distracting as hell, but not in a bad way. They’re like the montgolfiers that draw your eyes up from the street, a dozen wheezing & whirring & bulbous hot-air balloons, and when finally you lower your gaze to the pavement you’re smitten with the wondrous surface world – the fruit-stands, trees, barbecues, mail-men, glass.”
LA Metblogs – super good. You need to read it/them if you’re in LA. The writers have fun, vital takes on local news, events, issues, and curiosities. I suppose the From bassist hunt falls under “curiosity.”
“Some of you may be familiar with the band From. They are LA locals and rock steady beats. Unfortunately, they don’t have a bassist. And they want one. The need one. Desperately. So much so that they are going above and beyond to hold a contest to try and find that perfect addition to the band. If you are a bassist and interested in such things, check out what they are looking for. If you are not a bassist, this is actually much more entertaining. Get a load of the loot they are offering as prizes to anyone who helps them find the winning musician. Yes, that is a real pack of fake mustaches. How can you pass this up? It’s impossible really.”
Check out the contest here and maybe win a fake mustache set.
From’s on a really cool podcast with The Raveonettes, Regina Spektor, and Camera Obscura. This podcast – well, the author calls it a mixtape – is on Walla, which is like Israel’s AOL or Yahoo. I am from Israel. Do you see how I could be excited about this juxtaposition? I am very excited.
[Translated from Hebrew] “Roni Brunn, the woman who fronts From, was born in Israel and even spent her early years here, till she moved to Beverly Hills High School and started hanging out with all sorts of people who are probably named Brandon, Brenda, Kelly, David, Steve, and Dylan. There was this one girl named Andrea, but Roni didn’t bond with her – justifiably. Even though Andrea wore glasses, she wasn’t really a hipster, and between us, she kinda had bad breath.”2 comments