GoodMorning Valentine – Steady Your Hands (Collectible Escalators, Feb. 28)

Has anything great ever come out of Akron? I’m no historian (actually I guess I am with BA in History from Drew University) but I’m guessing no. The band Goodmorning Valentine is trying to change that with their upcoming disc Steady Your Hands (Collectible Escalators, Feb 28). The band resides in mid-tempo americanaland influenced rock. They’ve shared stages with perennial Songs:Illinois favorites The Damnwells, The Black Keys and Magnolia Electric Company. In fact one of the standout tracks is “Rock And Roll Boys and Girls” which reminds me of The Damnwell’s song … “Bad Thing”.

“Invitation” is as twangy as the record gets invoking a Gram Parson-ish sound. Steady Your Hands joins records by the likes of Riviera and One Star Hotel at the top of the heap of bands trying to make a dent in Wilco’s nearly industructable armor. While the release date is still officially months away you can get this one now here.

Rock And Roll Boys And GirlsInvitation [Download]

3 Responses to “GoodMorning Valentine – Steady Your Hands (Collectible Escalators, Feb. 28)”

  1. Anonymous says:

    Ace research work there, asspunch – Akron? Try on DEVO f’r size. Comfy, eh?

    Yr. pal,

    Jon M.

  2. Chris says:

    Has anything great ever come out of Akron? You named them: The Black Keys! Akron born and bred.

    By the way, thanks for the tip on The Barker Band a couple of months back – bought a CD and my ears have been very pleased.

  3. Craig says:

    someone else emailed me with Devo and while they may stand the test of time as a novelty act I still stand by my ridiculous statement and don’t rank Devo as great

    that same emailer says Pere Ubu and I might give you that one, he also said human switchboard who I’m unfamiliar with