Museumgoer 14 is the excellent new four tune release from Baton Rouge's Museumgoer. Still our favorite band name. I'll have to check of course with DJ Fuzzyfelt, whether this new EP is a wholly qualified piece of hypnomonotony, seems like it could be should be construed as such. Fuzzyfelt will know.
Anyway, Museumgoer has the whole story of Museumgoer 14 and tells it way better than we would, so here you go.
"Museumgoer 14 was shaped by the 2020 Covid-19 pandemic in the following ways:
1. I upped my home studio setup with my stimulus check.
2. I started producing music for my band The Rakers as well as for other people and that gave me a new way to think of songwriting.
3. I had lots of time on my hands..."
"For Dalton" is for friend and outlaw country musician Dalton Wayne who suggested I run the accordion through a Leslie and who loves Brian Eno/Daniel Lanois' APOLLO as much as I do.
"Museumgoer Street Fight Anthem" is for everyone protesting police brutality and the disenfranchisement of African Americans.
I was binge watching the J.J. Abrams series FRINGE (totally holds up) while working out this guitar melody and when I got it, I asked aloud to no one, "What do I call it?" Walter then turned to Peter and Olivia and said, "We must wait for the shadow to return to the cosmonaut."
"That's Just My Heart" came from finding an antique pump organ at Joseph's Storehouse, an excellent thrift store in Baton Rouge, LA. Sure, I wanted to to bring it home with me but instead opted to record a part on my phone then and there, reminding me of how I made Museumgoer music previous to this release. In a way, with this piece, I am moving to a new chamber of my heart.
Museumgoer is Alex V. Cook on electric bass, accordion, organ, electric guitar, drums, theremin
Musemgoer 14 is available at Bandcamp
Cover photo: Oilfield detritus at the "end of the world" in Venice, LA
dec 1st Steven T Hanley ⇒
dec 2nd Anthony Reynolds ⇒
dec 3rd Monde UFO ⇒
dec 4th Iain Forsyth & Jane Pollard ⇒
dec 5th Alison Cotton ⇒
dec 6th Momus
dec 7th Stephen Coates
dec 8th Songe Riddle
dec 9th K Pontuti
dec 10th Ancient Champion
dec 11th Robert Wringham
dec 12th RM Francis
dec 13th Cara Tivey
dec 14th Kurt Uenala
dec 15th Jacqui
dec 16th Pauline
dec 17th Dan Scrivener
dec 18th + tba
dec 25th - jan5 Tav Falco's 12 Days of Xmas
Outsideleft exists on a precarious no budget budget. We are interested in hearing from deep and deeper pocket types willing to underwrite our cultural vulture activity. We're not so interested in plastering your product all over our stories, but something more subtle and dignified for all parties concerned. Contact us and let's talk. [HELP OUTSIDELEFT]
If Outsideleft had arms they would always be wide open and welcoming to new writers and new ideas. If you've got something to say, something a small dank corner of the world needs to know about, a poem to publish, a book review, a short story, if you love music or the arts or anything else, write something about it and send it along. Of course we don't have anything as conformist as a budget here. But we'd love to see what you can do. Write for Outsideleft, do. [SUBMISSIONS FORM HERE]