The Weight of My Attention-First Thought/Best Thought
Hey folks, the Record Release show is this week!
Wednesday, September 21st.
1131 Polk Street, SF.
Doors at 8:30, show starts at 9:15 SHARP.
w/ Friends of Anjan
Just got our first review for the new Hey Little Bird record! Jack Rabid from The Big Takeover magazine spake thusly:
I like this even better than Bill Chartier’s lo-fi San Franciscan combo Little Mercury, whose First Thought/Best Thought EP I reviewed in issue 73. Recording solo with an aggressive acoustic guitar, he’s still quick and to the point, spontaneous and loosey goosey, but he’s much better recorded (a big plus). And whether backing himself with bass and drums or on a highlight “I Don’t Want to Run Anymore,” dispensing with that to just fingerpick and wail a mournful vocal (the effect is as somber as John Lennon’s “Julia” or Adam Faucett’s incredible “Salton Sea”—look that up!), it’s all real raw and heart-torn, his molasses voice still reminding of Bevis Frond or Let’s Wrestle’s Wesley Gonzalez. Anyone in a ProTools and Logic age can make records like this, but Chartier’s ability and brusque alacrity (e.g. “Your Slippery Silhouette”) make TWoMA a cut-above keeper.
Thanks, Jack! Mentioning one of my songs in the same sentence as a Lennon song will guarantee a lifetime subscription, for sure.
Now for the record release show, which will be scheduled as soon as my grandfather's 75 year old guitar is back from the shop. My guitar guy is a genius and genius takes time.
Coming up soon!
The Hey Little Bird record, The Weight of My Attention, is finally ready!
180 gram Coke bottle green translucent vinyl, with digital download, lyric sheet, and HLB stickers!
Go here to stream it or to order the vinyl:
The inestimable Jack Rabid of The Big Takeover Magazine just played us on his internet radio show! How cool is that? I think it's rad. And the entire set is diverse and awesome.
Just hit the link and then hit the play button next to Jack's mug,
First Thought/Best Thought by Little Mercury is out! Thanks to all and sundry who came to the record release. It was a beautiful night.
6 songs, 10" 45 RPM white vinyl, with a digital download.
Email Bill at Bill (at) quarrymenrecords.com.