Wednesday, October 17, 2007

All Hail

Columbus-based All Hail Records recently added to its roster of bands, joining PWAH favorites Cincinnati/Columbus band Paper Airplane.
The label announced it signed Columbus "band" Electric Grandmother, whose new CD "The Stenographer" will be out on Nov. 6.
EG performs a very specific style of his own creation dubbed "sit-com core." Essentially, he takes programmed beats and makes up songs about 1980s television shows and movies. It kinda recalls the now-deceased Wesley Willis style of song.
I'm still trying to figure out where the label is going, but they already stressed to me that they are not trying to sign specific types of bands, which would explain going from Paper Airplane to Electric Grandmother.
The Paper Airplane "Middlemarch" CD release show is scheduled in Columbus for Friday, Nov. 9 with PWAH favorites Time and Temperature and The Lab Rats, which is a great bill.
But that weekend is expected to be a big one for All Hail, as Electric Grandmother will hold his CD release show on Saturday Nov. 10 at Andyman's Treehouse.
It could be a tough call for Nov. 10 because EG will be up against PWAH favorite Gil Mantera's Party Dream Machine, holding a release show for its new DVD w/ fellow locals Brainbow who I have interviewed before and Cleveland/Akron band Houseguest.

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