Friday, August 26, 2011

greater pacific @ curve line space


ps i happened to look at twitter at the right moment yesterday. @slowcoustic posted that greater pacific was playing a show at the curve line space in eagle rock, ca. (slowcoustic is a blog about the unhurried side of americana/alt-country/folk/indie/down-tempo music.) i had never been to this space before so i ventured. greater pacific is a newer project from kyle kersten and john phinney, members of the alt-country ~ folk band travel by sea. mike cusick and gretchen lieberum are the other members in greater pacific. this was their first show together. they started out with one of my favorite songs, distance, which was beautifully done. i too must mention that they covered a ryan adams song from whiskeytown which made me incredibly happy. go listen to their blend of alt~country, folk and you will be captivated.

ps ps back in january 2011 they released their debut EP on yer bird records entitled rainfall. be looking forward to a new full length album coming out in 2012.

the folks from yer bird describe the sound of rainfall:
"from the ocean to the desert and the mountains, the sound of southern california’s greater pacific floats alongside the early morning light across open fields and hills of green to a lonely back country road. the pining sound of pedal steel and the signature timbre of kyle kersten’s voice are the essence of the band’s sound. with the additional production of john phinney, greater pacific includes plenty of what could be possible unexpected instrumentation that builds into peaks and subsides into soundscapes."

follow greater pacific:
http://www.myspace.com/greaterpacific
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Greater-Pacific/152434700776
purchase their music:
http://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/greater-pacific/id412473583

purchase travel by sea:
http://travelbysea.bandcamp.com/album/two-states-and-the-blindness-that-follows

listen to greater pacific and travel by sea with me http://blip.fm/CreepingElm









have a listen


1 comment:

  1. Nice take on This Distance. Thanks for posting.

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