We started setting up for this:
Free downloads of the entire thing here: http://www.ccrlive.bandcamp.com
How do a mere two people make such a cacophony? How does said racket sounds so rad and delightfully organized? Please Exist…that’s how. They jutted this EP out amidst the recording of their full-length and I’m sure glad they did. With only 4 songs, Please Exist defined (their sound), refined (their sound) and remind (us) that less is, and always will be…more. Describing this as “heavy” would rob the duo of a more fitting term, that I can’t quite pin-down. I’ll just describe it as I hear it. Ralph pounds his guitar while switching back and forth from clean to filthy distortion over the thumping and thundering of John’s ferocious and hard-hitting drumming. Ralph’s goth-tinged lyrics sit perfectly as he switches between a harsh scream/yell to a more elegant melodic/utterance, at all the right times. You’d swear that these two would finish each others sentences should you sit in on a conversation between them; they perfectly compliment each other and have the soft-loud dynamic thing down to a science. Complete with the DIY packaging (with paintings done by John Fisher, himself) that NotRock Records is known for and does so well, “Let the Daytime Die” is worth a spin, stream, or download…but don’t stop there. See them live.
“Just found this old pic of me drumming and Adam Kaniper jumping. This was taken by Liz Norris during a Khantra set at “the Outhouse” in Randolph, NJ way back in 2002 I think.”- John Fisher. Listen and download Khantra HERE. Click Read the rest of this Entry for the full video! Submit photos of you and your friends airborne while performing here: firstname.lastname@example.org
You wanted it. You asked for it. You got it! Here’s the DL on the Lectric Pulp/Stanhope House breakup from the perspective of Joe Dimeck of Lectric Pulp. Even though this is a written interview, I assure you at least 1 velvet suit was worn during interrogation.
Some say you helped re-build a sense of a North Jersey/Sussex Scene. What’s your take on that? What is the difference between the scene now than six months ago, as you see it?
Well, I certainly appreciate the folks who feel that way. It’s one of those heart warming/soul caressing kind of feelings if people actually think that. However, I’m just one person. Yea I may have booked a bunch of shows, but if people didn’t come out and support those shows there wouldn’t be any community at all. When it comes to building a music scene it really takes a collective effort. I just handled a lot of organizational things, but I think a lot of credit is spread out across the bands and the fans.
As for where the scene is 6 months ago. I don’t know, it seems like there’s more going on, which is cool. Whether I played a role in that I don’t know. It’s not like The Stanhope House was the only place hosting shows. Honestly, I’m kind of looking forward to being able to explore all the other places that I couldn’t go to because I was working a show. I keep hearing Pearly Baker’s Ale House in Easton is really cool. I mean, I like beer and music, and I hear they got a lot of both. Nevertheless, in the meantime, I got to get a job haha. It’s not like I was making much at The Stanhope House, but I was making something. Back to living on credit I guess
Click readmore to find out why Lectric Pulp will cease booking at the venue and what shows were Joe’s favorite…