Thursday, February 10, 2011
Anyone with an ear to the ground in the Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill area of NC have heard the rumble of a local music scene waiting to blow the eff up. From the wildly successful, and heavily local Hopscotch Music Festival, to stage-stealing opening slots before major national acts, Triangle bands brought their shit correctly in 2010.
And Raleigh label DiggUp Tapes is doing its part to bottle the swelling noise one single at a time with their sick new comp, Cassingles Vol. 1. Fathered by songwriter Brian Corum, who just so happens to have today's Jam of the Day via his band Lonnie Walker, DiggUp Tapes was born last year with three simple goals. Promote quality music in danger of being overlooked. Keep the focus local. Do it with rare but affordable tapes and vinyl LPs that have a keepsake quality. And that is all.
Cassingles Vol. 1 features twleve artists contributing exclusive tracks by artists at different stages of development and notoriety. None, however, is too far removed from humble origins or a DIY spirit.
Check out "Heartbreakin' Ball" by Lonnie Walker below and the entire compilation via the widget.
Work it Triangle. WORK IT.
Bands included on the comp:
Arbor Myst (Ben Clack Formerly of Dark Meat)(DiggUp Tapes)
Birds of Avalon (Bladen County)
Embarrassing Fruits (Trekky Records)
Gross Ghost (Grip Tapes)
Lonnie Walker (DiggUp Tapes)
Motor Skills (Denmark Records)
NAPS (DiggUp Tapes)
Snails (Featuring Sam Herring and William Cashion of Future Islands and Abe Sanders of Lower Dens)
Veelee (Grip Tapes)
Whatever Brains (Funny/Not Funny)