Published May 04, 2012This has been an exciting couple of weeks at Exclaim! TV. On top of our usual batch of live sessions with great artists, we also ran a pile of exclusive interviews.
First off, Ian Kehoe's Attack in Black offshoot Marine Dreams premiered the new song "Constant Love" featuring fellow Attack in Black member Spencer Burton on guitar and haunting folk singer Tamara Lindeman (the Weather Station) on backing vocals. Afterwards, Burton performed solo as Grey Kingdom and played a moving untitled and non-album track.
We also hosted Steve Lambke of Baby Eagle and the Proud Mothers. Supporting Lambke was Will Kidman on lead guitar, Nick Ferrio on bass, Burton on rhythm guitar and Kehoe on drums. Together they performed "Peace on Earth" off Baby Eagle's excellent new album Bone Soldiers.
Nineties alt-rock survivors Nada Surf set up on our back deck to play two songs from their seventh studio album The Stars Are Indifferent to Astronomy, which came out at the beginning of this year. You can get "Waiting for Something" stuck in your head, as well as "Jules and Jim," featuring a cameo by Doug Gillard of indie rock gods Guided By Voices.
For the first episode of our new series on electronic music, In the Mix, we interviewed San Francisco DJ Dave Aju about how his personal background relates to his upcoming album Heirlooms, out May 5 on Circus Company.
We also sat down with Kevin Lyman, founder of the Vans Warped Tour, to discuss the history behind the longest-running festival in North America and where it's headed.
Lastly, there's a new episode of Doug's Metal Zone up on Exclaim! TV. Doug, who bears a striking resemblance to Liam Cormier of Cancer Bats, can't believe Jeremy Bolm of Touché Amoré is from California and doesn't even smoke weed all day long!