Tuesday, May 20, 2008

New album release... Bound Stems

Chicago quintet Bound Stems are set to release their sophomore full-length, The Family Afloat, September 9th on Flameshovel. Bound Stems struck a distinctive chord with their ’05 debut ep, The Logic of Building the Body Plan, quickly garnering attention from the media and following with the expansive, eclectic, ’06 full-length, Appreciation Night, that received laurels from Rolling Stone, The New York Times, Alternative Press, URB, Chicago Tribune and Reader. The album incorporated elements of the band’s home town, found sounds helping to shape the feel and texture of the songs, that were explosive pop celebrations, swept off into the bustling city. With The Family Afloat Bobby Gallivan, Janie Porche, Dan Fleury, Evan Sult and Dan Radzicki continue to explore the idea of the home and family, further refining their skills and proving themselves worth every accolade that has thus far come there way, and deserving much more ahead.

The Family Afloat proves well worth the wait. While Bound Stems quit their day-jobs to tour relentlessly throughout 2006 in support of Appreciation Night, the band returned home ready for new challenges, and made the communal decision to return to the more stable life of work weeks and strong roots; Gallivan’s job as a history teacher is particularly influential in his lyrics and topics. Meanwhile the band continued to play the odd show, including Lollapalooza last August, write songs and began work last fall on a new record.

The Family Afloat includes the track, “Happens To Us All Otherwise”, filled with punchy rhythms and an unforgettable chorus, available for download now. Bound Stems will take to the road this summer showcasing the new material and will offer for sale, exclusively, The Family Afloat, on 12” vinyl. July 11th in Chicago at Schuba’s, will celebrate the first availability of the record. Highly Recommended!

Bound Stems - Happens To Us All Otherwise (from The Family Afloat)
Bound Stems - Andover (from Appreciation Night)
Bound Stems - Western Biographic (from Appreciation Night)
Bound Stems - Wake Up, Ma And Pa Are Gone (from The Logic Of Building The Body Plan)
Bound Stems - My Kingdom For A Trundle Bed (from The Logic Of Building The Body Plan)
Bound Stems @ MySpace

Check Comments for Bonus!


Blogger Ziggy said...

The Black Keys - Attack & Release (2008) !!!

Santogold - I Believe In Santogold (2008) !!!

Foals - Antidotes + Bonus CD
Be Your Own Pet - Get Awkard (2008)
Seal - System
Count Basic - Love And Light
Ida Corr - One

VHS Or Beta - Le Funk
Battles - Tonto
Chromeo - Un Joli Mix Pour Toi
The Do - Mouthfull
+ Maximo Park, Cut Copy, Simian Mobile Disco, Justice, Foals,
Surkin, Lo-Fi-Fnk, Data, Boyz Noize, Autokratz, Lunatic, etc.

The Wombats - A Guide To Love, Loss And Desperation
Planet Funk - Static

3:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Ziggi!! Hey what about Supergrass new release and Scarlet Johansons new cd?? Thanx and wellcome back man!

7:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

re: scarlet...is acting NOT enough...yes, you've got great hooters that people enjoy looking at on screen...that is NO reason to think you have musical talent. these people are too much. i hope her record magically disappears.

8:58 PM  
Blogger ashish said...

Hi Ziggy

Big Holla on your return back....Man did i Miss you or what....Have a BIG BIG favour to ask... Lost a ton of my favourite music because of a hard drive crash ..... List of the ones which i couldn't obtain anyhow (yes i even tried the torrents !!!) is as follows ...please contribute and make my day...

1 Barcelona - Simon Basic
2 Barcelona - Zero One Infinity
3 Battles - EP B
4 Dungen - Tio Bitar
5 Hefner - Dead Media
6 Hefner - We Love the City
7 Simian - Chemistry is what we are
8 Sparta - Wiretap Scars
9 The Apples in Stereo - Discovery of a world inside the moone
10 The Apples in Stereo - Fun trick Noisemaker
11 The Apples in Stereo - Tone soul evolution
12 The city on film - I'd rather be wine drunk
13 The Cure - B Sides
14 Viva Voce - Lovers Lead the way
15 Deep Forest - Deep Forest
16 Deep Forest - Sweet Lullaby
17 Deep Forest with Peter Gabriel - While the Earth Sleeps
18 Ladytron - Extended Play
19 Midnight Movies - Lion the Girl
20 Minus the Bear - Highly Refined Pirates
21 Nightmare of you - Nightmare of you
22 The Films - Being Bored EP
23 The Thrills - Teenager
24 Van She - Van She EP
25 Wooden Wand - James and the Quiet

Thanks In advance


11:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

lol only 25 requests?

2:14 AM  
Blogger ashish said...


I know its a lot.... that's why i sais any help whatsoever will be much appreciated ...and anyways in Ziggy we trust ;-)

10:05 AM  
Anonymous throle said...

hey, if theres the new bound stems leaked, will you link it into a bonus comment? i really want to know much about the band, so thx to make this post!

11:28 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You have got to be fucking joking! never in the history of his blog has ziggy filled a request from the comments, so i'd say you're better off just taking what you get.

7:10 AM  
Blogger ill twig in seed said...

i recorded this record!

11:34 PM  

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