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Friday Roundup: Blue is back, Mouth Washington, HI-DEF VIDZ and more

Spencer Albee and Walter Craven of 6gig in a recent video by Knack Factory.

Spencer Albee and Walter Craven of 6gig in a HI-DEF VID by Knack Factory.

I’m writing this roundup from my grown-up desk at my grown-up job, but I will assure you all that it’s just a facade. The true and only reason I have a job is so I can take an hour out […]

AFRAID kicks off East Coast Tour to support debut LP



Honesty time — we’re huge fans of (nearly) everything that comes out of Jakob Battick’s mind (some of the later Jakob Battick and Friends albums still seem a bit too down still). And the AFRAID trio of Ryan Cutler, James Marcel and Battick isn’t any different with their upcoming […]

Interview: Jakob Battick / Afraid

It’s been some time since we last heard anything from the usually prolific Jakob Battick. His last public performance was back in June, performing at Red Medicine’s farewell show with post-punk hybrid Captain Hollow (who have yet to release their long-delayed debut). And aside from a few odds-and-ends releases including a ghostly Primal Scream […]

Jakob Battick/Greg Jamie art show opening with Drab Pony & Endless Caverns

Jakob Battick & His Bloodworm Orchestra / An Historic / Mountain Wasp

New Jakob Battick & Friends Video – “Three Orphans”

This track, “Three Orphans,” will be on the group’s March 2011 EP, Bloodworm Songs. Check Bandcamp for that and much more from the ever-shifting world of Jakob Battick’s music.

Gem Club / South China / Jakob Battick and Friends

White Light / Arborea / Jakob Battick & Friends / Pat Cunningham

Lower Dens / Inoculist / White Light (reunion) / Jakob Battick & Friends

Jakob Battick Album, Opening For La Strada Tonight

Jakob Battick‘s 4-song album, Heavy The Mountains, Heavy Are The Seas is now available for purchase/download (with bonus demo/alt/preview tracks included) on Bandcamp. It is also the new featured album right here on HillyTown for the next week. This is not an easy album: the songs are long, dark, and often meandering at times, […]

South China / Selbyville / Jakob Battick & Friends

Jakob Battick / Sound Bundle / James Keyes

Jakob Battick & Friends [cd release] / Jacob And The House Of Fire / Billy Libby / Jesse Pilgrim And The Bonfire

Moorhound / Jesse Pilgrim / Jakob Battick

La Strada / Jakob Battick