New album review in Seven Days
Dan Bolles wrote a nice review in this week's Seven Days, saying of the new album, "Deeply and delightfully nuanced, Farm is indeed the band's most essential release to date."
Read the full review here.
New album, Fish DVD and Seven Days article
Check out the article in Seven Days - "Fish Tales" - this week about our new album and Ben's "I See Fish People" DVD. Get the DVD and the new album at the Flying Disc in Enosburg. You can also download a digital version here.
Below, check out a two videos - a brand new video for the first song on the new album and a video from Ben's "I See Fish People" HD DVD.
Get a copy of the new CD and the "I See Fish People" DVD by contacting farm.
Finalizing new album, new Dashboard Hibachi EPs & some Mouthbreather videos
Ben's been working hard on pulling together mastering and sequencing for the new Farm album. Jedd's getting drafts of album art together and working on a much-needed site re-design. We'll be gettng together tonight to hammer out song order and other details tonight. We're so close.
Meanwhile, Jedd released two solo EPs under the name Dashboard Hibachi. Check the music and some videos out on the Dashboard Hibachi site or the BandCamp page.
Meanwhile, Ben's been doing a series of shows at the Grey Fox Inn with he and Andy Frappier's improvisational looping duo Mouthbreather. Pull up a plate of fine food, a monopoly board, a cat or two and enjoy some moody, cinematic dinner music.
Farm heads out into the woods
We headed out into the wilderness of Belvidere, Vermont, with our instruments and Joshua's portable 8-track to see what we could find. We improvised. Wrote songs. Burned wood. And grappled with our mechanical spirit animals in the dark and the smoke beside the rushing river. We emerged from the weekend happier, if quite a bit wetter.
We wrote and recorded a handful of news songs that we might release one day.
Seven Days makes a video in the Cave of Legends
Seven Days is starting a new live video show called Signs of Life, and Farm will be one of the first bands they feature. Here's a rough cut from a live performance we did in the Cave of Legends., featuring the song "Anticipating Snow", a song from our latest album. Thanks to all who came out and listened and thanks to videographer Elizabeth Rossano and famed Vermont ethnomusicologist Dan Bolles for setting it up and documenting it. And huge thanks (and many manly hugs) to Brennan Mangan, Sam Boutin, and Andy Frappier for playing with us in this and other recent live shows.
Check out some other live videos , from a recent show at The Recovery Lounge in Upper Jay, New York.
Anticipating Snow, in the Cave of Legends, for Seven Days' Signs of Life
They're also looking for feedback on the new show format and the editing on this video, so head over to Dan's Solid State blog at Seven Days to let them know what you think.
farm on VPR, Seven Days, State of Mind
In December 2010, Farm and the new album, sat., cloudy, calm, 36ºF, 10:44 p.m., were featured in a piece on VPR by Matt Bushlow. Give it a listen.
Dan Bolles also wrote a piece called Note For Note for Seven Days where he talked with the band and dissected the new album.
sat., cloudy, calm, 36ºF, 10:44 p.m. was also listed among the Top Ten Albums of 2010 by Seven Days.
State of Mind's Ryan Lowell also wrote a nice review of the new album.
Give a listen or download sat., cloudy, calm, 36ºF, 10:44 p.m. here.
Final recording on the follow-up album is also nearly done, with mixing not far behind. Check out one of the tracks here . There are also some live videos over on the farmtheband youtube station and The Recovery Lounge youtube site.
A new batch of songs is also ready and waiting in wings. Busy busy.
CD release with Lendway, Paul & the Mystery of Gravity, & Disco Phantom
With mixing and mastering completed on our new disc — and only screen-printing of covers standing in our way** — we're happy to say we'll be releasing our new 11-song disc, 'sat., cloudy, calm, 36ºF, 10:44 p.m.' on Sept. 25, 2010, at The Monkey House.
The show starts at 9:30 p.m. DJ Disco Phantom (aka Brian Nagle), will start the night off and fill in during set changes. Inverted-folk mastermind, Paul & the Mystery of Gravity, will be up next. Then Farm will play. Sam Boutin, guitarist with How To Stay Alive In The Woods, and Brennan Mangan, a many-striped instrumentalist/vocalist, will add their hands to our set. They add many more sounds than their two hands imply. We're psyched to have them joining us.
Beauty-pop practitioners, Lendway, will close the night out.
Hope to see you. Here are some posters.
** I did some prints tonight to test out the screens and check papers... pretty psyched. They're gonna work. The screen print beast will be slain.
farm on the Deli
Farm was voted the New England Band of the Month by readers over at the Deli. Thanks. You're sweet. Read the interview with Farm here.
mixing the first of two new albums and other such things
Jedd, Ben, and Joshua have recorded two new Farm albums since you last heard from them and they are currently mixing and mastering the first of these, an 11-song collection of pop, rock, and acoustic songs. They're hoping for a release sometime in fall or winter 2010. Updates will follow, we promise.
They're also getting excited for their upcoming Sat., Sept. 25 show at the Monkey House, where they will be joined by Monsterbuck and an as-yet-undetermined crew of other artists/DJs. Mark your calendars and show up for Farm's first live show in a long time.
If you're bored in the meantime, buy a Farm t-shirt, get a copy of Farm's 'the cave' or 'gray birds', or check out Farm's facebook pages to listen to some rough mixes from the upcoming releases.