Athens, Ga.-based sextet opens for Band of Horses at the U.S. Cellular Center on Wednesday, May 1. In advance, multi-instrumentalist Carter King talks to Xpress about why Athens produces great bands, the connection between art and self-determination and what the folkloric character Baba Yaga means to Futurebirds. Photo by Jason Thrasher.
Floating Action’s had a busy year, which hasn’t left much time for local shows. Luckily, the band’s taking a breather from the road this weekend and treating local fans to the soulful, lo-fi surf rock it’s been blasting up and down the East Coast all summer and fall.
It’s been one hell of a year for Floating Action, and it seems things are only getting better. Xpress brings you a sneak peak at the band’s latest video and the details of its latest, greatest brush with fame.
For weeks, Xpress has been updating you on Floating Action’s forthcoming record and high-profile brushes with fame. Now, fans can finally see what all the (most recent) fuss is about. The band’s latest LP, Fake Blood, is officially in stores.
This jittery video, shot from the audience at Lollapalooza Brazil, captures the band performing new material from a forthcoming album. (You can also see Tyler Ramsey’s new haircut.)
Asheville musicians Tyler Ramsey and Bill Reynolds are in the bigtime indie band. Now another Ashevillean is opening for them.
Jason Sandford caught up with Asheville-based singer/songwriter/guitarist Tyler Ramsey before his Saturday show at the Grey Eagle. Ramsey’s just finished a tour with indie phenoms Band of Horses. Video by Jesse Hamm.
Band of Horses’ Ben Bridwell, Creighton Barrett, Tyler Ramsey and Bill Reynolds took time out from a recent Echo Mountain recording session to speak with Xpress about future projects, punking Wal-Mart, supporting the local economy (they like Tod’s Tasties and The Thirsty Monk) and playing to the hometown crowd.
Indie darlings Band of Horses (featuring Asheville-based singer/songwriter Tyler Ramsey and Blue Rags/Donna the Buffalo alum/former Asheville resident Bill Reynolds) will play the Orange Peel in June—tickets go on sale at noon tomorrow.