Fuck yeah, Valley of the Sun. Ohio’s own Slo Burn — although maybe that’s not fair since the song “Riding the Dunes,” despite the titular commonality with Slo Burn‘s “Pilot the Dune” actually has way more in common sonically with Soundgarden — but still, it’s desert and it’s rock, and this video offers plenty of both. Six righteous minutes of HD nature footage and fuzz warmth sounds like a great way to end a long week to me, so here we are.
And fitting that it would be coming up on one in the morning too, or that I’d be posting this having already tried once to go to sleep tonight, as that seems to have more or less been a theme for this week: Working late. I shudder to think of the typos that made it past my tired-ass eyes, but I figure it’s the internet and hopefully you’ll indulge me the occasional misspelling or grammatical flub. Hope so, anyway. I’d hate to find out that’s why the numbers were down from last month. Ha.
Friends week reviews were fun, and I hope you enjoyed reading those reviews as I enjoyed writing them, right up to Mos Generator tonight, which made for a pretty raging Friday, to be sure. Okay, maybe not, but still, I appreciate you reading if you did. Kind of a fuzzy line, but we’ll get back to normal-type reviewing next week with The Disease Concept, and I say the line is fuzzy since Tommy Southard‘s in that band, he writes for this site and I’ve known the dude for the better part of a decade. So yeah, while it was friends week, that wasn’t exactly exhausting the supply of connections, it just happened to be all those records were up for review around the same time and I thought I’d have some fun with it. Again, hopefully you enjoyed as well.
It’s raining pretty hard here in my humble river valley — feeding the river — and I’ve had a few glasses of wine, but I think it’s fatigue that has me more than that. Some quick plugs. Next week I’ll have my interview with Leif Edling of Candlemass posted about their new and allegedly last album ever, Psalms for the Dead (review here), and I know I plugged it when I did the numbers, but going up Monday is a full album stream of the new SardoniS record complete with a giveaway for their latest 7″, so please have your comment posters at the ready if you want to join in on the good times, which hopefully you do because you either have an affection for free vinyl or heavy tones. SardoniS has both, and much appreciated in advance to those guys for letting me host all that nonsense.
Nonsense, though, seems to be my specialty of late. But that’s enough of it for one week. Thanks again to everyone who checked in. I’m out most of tomorrow and overnight, but I’ll still be pulling spambot duty on the forum, so feel free to drop in over there and post about the impending zombie apocalypse, the heavy metal band name chart or whoever’s boobs you saw on Facebook. Always guaranteed some entertainment, one way or another. Whatever your plans, I wish you a great and safe weekend. Much respect, much appreciation, see you back here Monday. Right on.
Tags: Cincinnati, Ohio, Valley of the Sun