Jeff, at the always brilliant Rocket Fuel Podcast, just released his annual FEST preview special. Jeff sits down for an in depth interview with FEST main man Tony Weinbender. Tony discusses how FEST 11 came together, his picks of the weekend, and details of other projects he has been working on, like a Gainesville outdoor concert series and even a Tampa leg of FEST.
In addition to the interview, check out music from Latterman, Masked Intruder, Braid, and many more bands who will be descending on Gainesville late next month.
2012 will be the year of You Blew It!. Since the release of their 2009 demo, these Orlando twinkle punks have been putting in their respected time to build upwards as well as outwards. After a new guitar player and a couple of bass players, a new direction and sound started to emerge. While still falling somewhere in the shadows of bands like American Football and Braid, the group went into the studio with Fake Problems‘ Derek Perry to record their 2010 EPThe Past In Present. Although still having some troubles in the bass department, YBI have still managed to go out on the road for three east coast tours. Now with a promising lineup and some time to let the dust settle, they are currently working on a debut full length titled Grow Up, Dude. Falling into a looser and more dynamic sound, these four guys are working together like never before to write what I’m sure is to become a defining album. Keep an eye out for them as their tour regime is not about to slow down once this record drops. You might even see the day when Tanner Jones can grow a beard.
Check out “Terry V. Tori” on this years Top Shelf Records compilation here