* Pitchfork’s Grayson Currin reviewed Behold the Spirit, the debut album from William Tyler (KORT, Lambchop, Silver Jews, et cetera), and the ’Fork gave it an 8.6. In characteristic P4k fashion, the review is somewhat erudite, but it’s a good one. According to Currin (also a Scene contributor), Behold the Spirit is “arguably the most vital, energized album by an American solo guitarist in a decade or more.” How do you feel about apples? Do you, perhaps, like them particular apples? Revisit Lance's footage from Willy T’s in-store if you feel like dippin' into those jams.
* You can now order Diarrhea Planet’s Aloha 7-inch via Evil Weevil — the same label that’s bringing you PUJOL’s “How High” b/w “Sliderz” 7-inch. You can get Aloha on pink (!) or black vinyl, and pretty soon the boys will be selling them at shows, too. Oh, and DP says their debut full-length Loose Jewels is expected later this year, with two more 7-inch releases in the works as well.
* The latest episode of Theatre Intangible — that’s Tony Youngblood’s avant garde and live experimental improv podcast — features a performance from Milk Vetch, a new improv outfit featuring den mother of the Nashville noise scene Leslie Keffer, along with Ben Marcantel (Forrest Bride) and Scott Martin (Lambchop, KORT, Cortney Tidwell). The set was recorded last weekend at Betty’s, where Keffer will return tomorrow night (Jan. 21) for the Give It Up release party. Root around on the Theatre Intangible site for news on all things noisy, local and experimental — good stuff going on over there.