Hawkins, the solo work of Killed by the Bull frontman, Justin Fullam, just released a beautiful/dreamy single accompanied by a representative painting done by Daniela Fullam. Talk about a one-two-punch! The track was recorded in their home with Sara Kosa at the board. Listen to that below and check out Little Punk People by clicking THIS.
I guess this is kind of old news by now, but Justin Fullam, of Killed by the Bull started a business a couple years back with his wife, Daniela, and son Elliot (yes, after Elliot Smith). They make art and clothes…with character! Check them out HERE. In the meantime, check out this fresh promo with music written entirely by Justin under the alter ego, Hawkins. This is pretty inspiring stuff. Justin once told me: if you have a few ideas,whether it be for a song, career, life…anything…always go with the craziest one. Those words have stuck with me and I always think back to them when presented with logical/obvious choices or more compelling options.
Our 3rd installment of GEMS FROM THE PAST comes from Kevin Carafa who is currently active with his drum duties in Young American Artists, Control, Killed by the Bull and as a recording engineer out of Backroom Studios in Rockaway:
“Deep in the pockets of Jnco Jeans everywhere lurks the darkest feelings of rage, mystery, and hurt. These feelings were mashed into, or at least attempted to be mashed into, a band called Shattered Fortune. The band started as a conversation on a bus ride home, and ended just three years later after members wanted to move forward onto new musical projects.
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“A glass of wine, your favorite easy chair…” and an unexpected yet gratifying demo from Justin Fullam who despite all of the art, music and work projects he’s currently involved with, found the time to create something a bit more laid back.
Justin teamed up with recording engineer Kevin Carafa in his apartment to record these four dreamy cuts appropriately titled, “Songs to Help You Sleep ,” under the alias Hawkins. These four relaxing numbers are a vast departure from the Killed by the Bull sound that Justin has been known for, for the greater part of the 2000’s. Without knowing, you would think a totally different person was behind these tracks- not to say that’s a bad thing at all, just…well…different and different is good.
Justin presents a refreshing/quiet sound in this session and cites Mazzy Star as one of his main influences describing the project as acoustic dream-pop/sleep music. Add a minimal drum-kit and these songs could have very well been on Low’s “If I could Live in Hope,” an essential slow-core record from the early 90’s.
“…So go on and indulge yourself, that’s right- kick off your shoes, put your feet up…download Hawkins– Songs to Help You Sleep for free HERE, lean back and just enjoy the melodies. After all, music soothes even the savage beast.”
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For more on Little Punk People click HERE.
We dug deep into the vault for our next gem: another from Winslow…This time it’s a live album from the infamous Obsessions circa 2001 (I think). Those of you who have played in bands in the late 90’s/early 2000’s are no stranger to Obsessions and that prick who ran the joint, Bill. Through the years, I’ve heard many stories involving him being…well…a prick….from him stealing kid’s amps, to him taking band members into a cobwebbed room to discuss money and ticket sales, to blatant rip-offs of young bands, but we won’t get into all that. This is about us, not him and besides, it was a place to play!
This live capture features two covers (Oasis’s Wonder Wall and Bon Jovi’s You Give Love a Bad Name) that were staples to the Winslow set throughout our “career.” The never-been-officially-recorded cut entitled, “The Other Day,” with lyrics by Steve Barna also found its way onto this gem. To top it off, Louie Duva steps up to the mic for guest vocals on most of the songs and you can hear Kevin Carafa bantering in the audience. Needless to say, it’s a must listen. We even delve into part of a Folly song towards the end of the set…not without playing Slayer though!
A lot of us here at Bedside Manner have been doing this music thing for a while. 2011 marks ten years playing shows, writing and recording music for some of us. Being that we live in the modern age, much of our work has been conveniently documented through good ol’ ones and zeros. What does that mean for y’all? FREE DOWNLOADS of all of the early work we can salvage no matter how bad, embarrassing, low-quality or laughable they are. We’re not living in the past; we’re merely laughing at it! ENJOY!
We’re going to do our best to do this chronologically, but it probably won’t work out that way. We will include the ex-members that make up the projects and as much info as we can pertaining to the cuts. If any of the mediafire links are broken, leave a comment and let us know!
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