Intelligent Nonsense

A blog about the sounds that rid this world of silence with notions of love and life.

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Pearl and the Beard’s music video for “Prodigal Daughter,” aka the CUTEST video of all time, has made its world premiere on Spinner.com!  Catch the video above or here, read the article here, and don’t worry about thanking us for making your Valentine’s Day warm and fuzzy.  Enjoy and share!

PLUS, don’t miss the “Prodigal Daughter” Extended Release Show on Thursday!

“Prodigal Daughter” Extended Single Release Show:

02.16 Music Hall of Williamsburg w/North Highlands and Lacrymosa, 9pm (Brooklyn, NY) [ TIX ]

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Artist Q&A: Casey Shea
As part of the Family Records Newsletter, we’ve started a monthly Q&A with a Family artist.  Last month, we asked you send your questions for Casey Shea.  You stepped up to the plate, and here are your answers!
Question 1: Can you tell us about any 2012 touring plans?
Casey: Well you’ll have to ask the Dutchmaster Of Defense (send all requests and demands to Wes) to get the real scoop, but from what I understand, we’re planning on some east coast/southern touring later this year.  Any bands you guys would want to see me play with?
Question 2: Do you plan on returning to the UK/Europe any time in the near future?
Casey: Once again, the Dutchmaster really knows more about this than I do, but I really would like to return soon!  There has been talk of going to Germany for a bit, and if that happens, I hope to be hitting the UK as well on that trip.
Question 3: What’s your favorite song off of your new album?
Casey: Obviously all the songs are equally amazing, so it’s technically impossible to choose. However, from a recording standpoint, I think “It Is What It Is” or “Let It Slide” came out closest to what I had envisioned, so one of those.
Question 4: Name your favorite movie and why. 

Casey: The Big Lebowski.  If you’ve seen it, then you know why.  It’s simply the best movie ever.  If you haven’t seen it, do yourself a favor and go watch it. You can thank me later.
Question 5: How do you keep your hair looking so luscious?
Casey: I think not washing it is the key!
This month’s Q&A features Lacrymosa, who’s opening Pearl and the Beard’s “Prodigal Daughter” Extended Release Show at Music Hall of Williamsburg on February 16th.  Sign up for the newsletter here and email your questions for Caitlin (Lacrymosa) to emma@thefamilyrecords.com.

thefamilyrecords:

Artist Q&A: Casey Shea

As part of the Family Records Newsletter, we’ve started a monthly Q&A with a Family artist.  Last month, we asked you send your questions for Casey Shea.  You stepped up to the plate, and here are your answers!

Question 1: Can you tell us about any 2012 touring plans?

Casey: Well you’ll have to ask the Dutchmaster Of Defense (send all requests and demands to Wes) to get the real scoop, but from what I understand, we’re planning on some east coast/southern touring later this year.  Any bands you guys would want to see me play with?


Question 2: Do you plan on returning to the UK/Europe any time in the near future?

Casey: Once again, the Dutchmaster really knows more about this than I do, but I really would like to return soon!  There has been talk of going to Germany for a bit, and if that happens, I hope to be hitting the UK as well on that trip.


Question 3: What’s your favorite song off of your new album?

Casey: Obviously all the songs are equally amazing, so it’s technically impossible to choose. However, from a recording standpoint, I think “It Is What It Is” or “Let It Slide” came out closest to what I had envisioned, so one of those.


Question 4: Name your favorite movie and why. 
Casey: The Big Lebowski.  If you’ve seen it, then you know why.  It’s simply the best movie ever.  If you haven’t seen it, do yourself a favor and go watch it. You can thank me later.


Question 5: How do you keep your hair looking so luscious?

Casey: I think not washing it is the key!

This month’s Q&A features Lacrymosa, who’s opening Pearl and the Beard’s “Prodigal Daughter” Extended Release Show at Music Hall of Williamsburg on February 16th.  Sign up for the newsletter here and email your questions for Caitlin (Lacrymosa) to emma@thefamilyrecords.com.

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Wakey!Wakey! - War Sweater live in Birmingham October 2011

Hope you had fun on tour grubbs!!!

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New lyrics?

grubbs:

She wants a love that’s made of diamonds
She wants a love that’s made of dirt
She wants a love that’s dead already
So she can kick it and it won’t get hurt…

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Casey Shea
Chelsea

IN YOUR HEAD is the third album from New York rocker Casey Shea. The feel good vibe that is exploding out of this record is sure to chase those Monday blues away. In fact don’t be surprised if you’re up, dancing and grinning like a cheshire cat. Embracing his knack for bringing old school rock, with influences such as The Beatles, in to the present Casey has a solid and original sound. His music seems to radiate energy and listening to the easy going yet personal album you can’t help but feel that life is a lot simpler than it seems. Like I said chasing those blues away and wherever you play it (the car, the house, walking down the street…) it just feels right. The songs, each great in its own right, are contagious. Be prepared to have this album on repeat for quite some time. As great as the album is he is even better live, fan or not you can’t help but smile listening to him dip in and out of songs and jokes (yes he’s funny too). In Your Head is Casey Shea’s best work yet so do yourself a favour and buy it, you won’t be disappointed!

 

IN YOUR HEAD is out now on cd, download, and even a badass clear vinyl! - http://store.thefamilyrecords.com/products/in-your-head

 

Chelsea (listen above) is taken from the album and is available for download - http://store.thefamilyrecords.com/products/in-your-head

 

You can catch Casey live at The Family Records Holiday Extravaganza in NY on 15th December -

http://www.boweryballroom.com/event/71381

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To Kill A King
Bloody Shirt

To Kill a King are a five piece folk infused pop-rock band from London. Ralph Pelleymounter (vocals, acoustic guitar), Ian Dudfield (electric guitar),  Josh Platman (bass), Ben Jackson (synths, keyboards) Jon Willoughby (drums). Bloodly Shirt (listen above) is a single taken from the bands first ep, My Crooked Saint. Since first seeing TKAK open for Wakey!Wakey! earlier this year I have been eagerly awaiting the release of a record, and I have to say it was worth the wait. My Crooked Saint is great! I can’t seem to stop listening to it. TKAK have great energy on stage which definitly comes through on the ep. If you have a few pounds to spare I recommend spending on these guys….

You can catch To Kill a King live at the Q Now:The Sessions in January - http://www.seetickets.com/Event/TO-KILL-A-KING/Xoyo/598455

My Crooked Saint is out now! - http://widgets.platform.emi.com/landing/ddd3be5942ab4b9ebe88f4bc5257ce05.html