Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Song of the Week 9/18/09

The Gravel Pit - "Closer to the Wall"

This new Pit track (their first in five years) comes from the deluxe iTunes version of Ciao My Shining Star: The Songs of Mark Mulcahy, a fantastic tribute album that includes Thom Yorke, Michael Stipe and a ton of other great acts. Proceeds from the album will go to the former Miracle Legion and Polaris frontman, who lost his wife suddenly last year and is raising their young twins by himself. It's a very worthy cause, so I encourage everyone to check out the deluxe iTunes version and buy a track or 41. And I highly encourage you to purchase "Closer to the Wall," which features everything I love about the Gravel Pit--masterful drum and bass work from Pete Caldes and Ed V., muscular guitar playing from Lucky Jackson and Jedidiah Parish's bigger than life voice.

BONUS: Here's the Pit playing "Closer to the Wall" at a gig this summer.

And here's the Pit backing up Frank Black at the Ciao My Shining Star: The Songs of Mark Mulcahy concert September 20th in Brooklyn.

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