Tuesday, August 10, 2010
MacGregor Burns - This Is Gonna Be That Kind of Party (USA 2009)
MacGREGOR BURNS is from Baltimore, Maryland, USA.
This is gonna be that kind of party was recorded on a fisher price tape recorder "and has wicked tape hiss..." It's definitely lo-fi. Just MacGREGOR BURNS' voice and acoustic guitar playing.
If you like urban folk you might want to check it out. The songs are in fact quite good.
- Where exactly are you from?
I am from Baltimore, MD. Home of the best crabcakes in the world, national bohemian beer, and the occasional drive by shooting.
- Do you want your real name mentioned? If so: What is your real name?
My name is MacGregor Burns. It is actually my first and middle name though... I would prefer to just have it say that I am MacGregor Burns and that that is my name. I am not related to the historian James MacGregor Burns..
- When recorded?
The record was recorded in July and November 2009 in a cottage in Maine and my basement in Baltimore, MD
- Any more releases?
I have released a couple other CDRs. The Big White EP 2008 and Hello, My Name is Harvey 2008 but there were only about 50 of each of them and have since vanished from the face of existence...
- Since when does this project exist?
MacGregor Burns started in NYC in the summer of 2007 when I moved there to start playing solo gigs regularly. Since then I have done 4 tours, with my current two month cross country tour being the longest, playing house shows, coffee shops, and anywhere else that will have me...
- How'd you "label" your music?
I call my music "Concrete Acoustic" not like french concrete but like the asphalt cement... Like an urban folk, Balternative Folk...
Influences: Turner Cody, Jeff Lewis, Doug Martsch (Built to Spill), The Band, Bob Dylan, Good Guise (Baltimore) they are some peers of mine as are The Oafish But Loveable Jew and Friends, Kate Ferencz, Cityslides, and Old Thunder Heart
- Website, myspace?
http://www.myspace.com/macgregorburns is the myspace also feel free to post a link for this album, it was free for me to make so I will give it away if people want it.
- Anything that you think is interesting, that you'd like to inform the blog readers about...
I run the DIY space the ZOO in Baltimore, MD and that is a fun place to see acoustic shows. I am into collecting really shitty cheap guitars and have about 15 of them right now... Half of the record was recorded on a classical guitar I bought for 10 dollars... The song "the difference between teaching a man how to fish..." that is up on the myspace page was recorded on a canoe durig a canoe camping trip in Western Maryland almost two years ago... I like to throw paper airplanes off of bridges...
This is gonna be that kind of party
(mp3-zip, 16 tracks, 62 min, 84,4 MB, art/picts incl.)