Sunday, December 11, 2011

DCR008: Tambourine "Songs"

Deep Cuts is proud to present a sneak peak EP release by Quad City band Tambourine. Tambourine is the musical brainchild of Chad Gooch (formerly of Humans). It started off as a studio project, but has transformed into what is now a full band. Including his brother Matt on drums, former Humans band member Mike Segura on bass, and local musical virtuoso vagabond Brian Yonts on keys to round it all off. This debut EP features five songs all of which can be caught during their live performances. This release is available in CD format, as well as, in free download format over at the Tambourine BANDCAMP

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Centaur Noir vs. Donnie Bobb "Radar Lust"

Download: Centaur Noir vs. Donnie Bobb "Radar Lust"

Deep Cuts presents another installation in their collaboration series with Centaur Noir vs. Donnie Bobb's "Radar Lust." Centaur Noir is the electronic one man band project from Meth and Goats vocalist Jon Burns. Donnie Bobb is a battle-tested veteran of the Quad Cities music scene. In the 90's he sang and played guitar in The Adaptors (the band whose other members went on to form the band Driver of The Year). After The Adaptors Donnie continued to write songs and for a time played under the name The Vow and now as a member of the up-and-coming band Break Up Art.

During the recording of Radar Lust neither Burns nor Bobb occupied the same space. Each song started with a basic idea then grew into full songs as the tracks were sent back and forth from one another. Burns would come up with a beat and/or synth part then send the tracks to Bobb who would then come up with his own additions and vice versa. For the track entitled "Tragedy" Burns took the lyrics Donnie had written for an earlier song (Animal Ballons) and transposed them to the new and more "hip hop" sounding song. Check out the videos below for the songs "Radar Lust" and "Animal Ballons" and then download the EP for free!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Centaur Noir "Bix Remix"

Download: Centaur Noir "Bix Remix"

Bix Beiderbecke was a Jazz Legend from the 1920's who was born in Davenport, Iowa. Centaur Noir is a mop-headed street-walker from the turn of this century born in Rock Island, Illinois. Bix Remix by Centaur Noir is a collection of tweaked out remixes of Bix Beiderbecke songs. All songs are original compositions, the only songs that were both written and performed by Bix himself (besides the intro which pulls from the song "At The Jazz Band Hall"). Download the music or watch the video to hear the EP in it's entirety.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Meth and Goats Tour Documentary

This documentary was made with footage taken during the "Attack From Meth and Goats Mountain" tours of October 2005 and October 2006. The documentary is a mixture of random hangout footage as well as live performances from Flywheel Arts Collective in Massachusetts and from The Bonezone in Richmond Virginia.... Special thanks to Eric from the band The Catalyst for taking the Richmond footage.. HOLY SHIT! HOLY SHIT! HOLY SHIT!

Thursday, June 30, 2011

DCR007: Meth and Goats "Leisure Time"

2011 marks the release of the full length album "Leisure Time" from midwest noise rockers Meth and Goats. Recorded live at Sound and Vision Studios except for Jon Burns' vocals it comes across raw like watching them in a mold filled sweaty unfinished basement with a busted p.a. connected to speakers that were ready to burst into flames leaving your pores filled with soot and grime. Which seemed to be their natural enviroment touring the east coast and the deep south in the mid 2000's. Check out the title track and the new video for "Filled up on Candies" below.

Meth and Goats - Leisure Time by methandgoats

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

VIDEO: Chris Colson "No Good"

Check out this video from our friend Chris Colson a Milwaukee native that recently relocated to the Quad Cites. He was found wandering up and down the Mississippi River howling songs about injustice and heart break until he found like minded folks. This video was filmed at 4:30 in the morning by the talented people over at and keep your eyes peeled for a Chris Colson recording from Deep Cuts in the near future.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

DOWNLOAD: Centaur Noir "B Sides"

Download: Centaur Noir "B Sides"

Centaur Noir's "B Sides" is a 6 song EP collection of tracks that didn't quite make it on to the "Rock The Hall" album. The songs featured on this release vary between the folkier acoustic beginnings and the ushering in of things being more electronic. The track "We Will Ride" was recorded pre Sound and Vision and features Dennis Hockaday on Drums, Mike Gentry on extra guitar, and Ray Malone on Piano.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

DCR006: Mondo Drag "Holy Spirit Sessions"

The "Holy Spirit Sessions" EP contains select tracks from the lo-fi, self-recorded/released album "Holy Spirit." As a precursor to "New Rituals", this EP captures the early stylings of Mondo Drag. Recorded Jun-Nov of 2007. You can order this EP straight from the band by following THIS LINK

In the meantime stream the song "Autumn Sun".
Autumn Sun by mondodrag

Thursday, March 3, 2011

DCR005: Centaur Noir "Let's Start A War"

Brand new material from Jon Burns' project Centaur Noir. "Let's Start A War" is an eight song E.P. of electrofolk bliss with sounds ranging from post punk, indie, folk, all the way around to pop, R&B, and hip hop. This conceptual E.P. tells tales of war with stories of corporate greed, casualties, and overseas conflicts.

Centaur Noir - All Systems Go by centaurnoir

DCR004: American Dust "AM Dust 2006-2008"

The music of American Dust lies somewhere between lofi, folk, slowcore, electronic, and trance. American Dust is a music project that revolves around the songwriting of Johnnie Cluney. The music on AM Dust is a soundtrack for an early morning, rainy afternoon, or a lonesome evening. The "band" was formed in early 2011. The "unofficial debut" AM Dust is a collection of songs written and recorded between 2006-2008. The songs were recorded from home on and off with only a handful of musicians and friends.

American Dust - Many Moons by Deep Cuts Records