Jan. 24, 2014Jan 26, 2014
An in-studio with Vats and your weekly new music fix
This Week's In-Studio
Vats in the solo project of Ronnie Lee, a multi-instrumentalist and local music scene veteran who has played in countless bands around the Twin Cities including Is-Is, The Miami Dolphins, Cereal Wizard, and Regal Treats. He recently released his first full-length album, Iridescent Intent, on local label MJ MJ Records. The new record marks a departure from his previous one-man show-- he now includes a live band. Backing him in-studio were MJ MJ label man Vacation Dad (aka Andrew Todryk), Gordon Byrd (Teenage Moods, Regal Treats), and Tony Amerman.
Iridescent Intent is a short-but-sweet killer LP of lo-fi, shoegazing, ambient psych. Amazingly, the entire album was recorded and mixed by Lee in Joshua Tree while touring with Is-Is last summer. To quote Todryk, "I'm pretty sure Ronnie Lee is one of the most important musicians that no one really knows about". We hope that changes.
The new album is available for download and on limited edition cassette.
Vats is playing an album release show with France Camp and American Cream at the Hexagon Bar next Saturday, 2/1. Doors 7pm 21+
This Week's Playlist
Kitty Rhombus “Gentle Shotgun” from Single
The Miami Dolphins “Fruit Salad” from Live in Studio K: 11.25.2011
THE REPLACEMENTS “I Hate Music” from Sorry Ma! Forgot to Take Out the Trash! on Ryko/Rhino
Ex Nuns “No Dice” from Radio K In-Studio
Human Kindness “Prescription Drugs” from You Are So Loud That I Want To Die
Frankie Teardrop “CHICAGO” from Tough Guy
BUFFALO MOON “Amor de Lojos” from Machista
Gloss “RACHEL” from Between Themselves - EP on Forged Artifacts
Vats “Live In Studio K!!!” from Live In Studio K!!!
Chatham Rise “Hollows” from Chatham Rise on Picture In My Ear
Cabo “Tammy” from Single
Deleter “Kings and Queens of Sympathy” from In-Studio 10/6/2013
Bear The Sound “Cedar Roots” from Single on Carroll
Web of Sunsets “Call Moon” from In Studio 4-12-13
Heavy Deeds “Lite Lunch” from in-studio 5/3/13
Lovely Dark “Dark Heart of the Wood” from Single
Pony Bwoy “Crystal Ball” from Pony Bwoy on Totally Gross National Product
Vacation Dad “Uno Mas” from L I V I N on MJ MJ RECORDS
Moonstone Continuum “Elevator to the Hot Tub” from Salon Edition on Totally Gross National Product
Monster Club “ANOTHER LIFE” from Sleepwalk - EP on Monsterclub
K.Raydio & Psymun “MOONSHINE” from LucidDreamingSkylines on K.Raydio & Psymun
Bollywood “Loot” from Single
PETER WOLF CRIER “Crutch & Cane” from Radio K at SXSW
MARK MALLMAN “Love Look At You” from The Red Bedroom on Guilt Ridden Pop
Prgrphs “Last Words: Kurt Russell” from You're Ridiculous (I Love You) on Plastic Leonard Music
Kitty Rhombus "Gentle Shotgun"
A single off their forthcoming sophomore LP Spectre at the Feast slated for release 3/2.
Human Kindness "Prescription Drugs"
A new track off this fledgling band's just-released album, You're So Loud That I Want to Die.
Up Next Friday
Tune in for more great local music and a live in-studio with Prgrphs!