Saturday, June 21, 2008

Megafaun, yesssss!

Greetings, dear readers, and we thank those of you who have checked our page EVERY DAY since March hoping for an update of some sort. Those who are patient and persistent will received blessed rewards.

Okay, so I don't really know if that's true, but I just opened a fortune cookie, and that's what IT told me. Who am I to be a doubting Thomas? I shall believe dogmatically in the veracity of my fortune cookie. DOGMATICALLY, I TELL YOU. I can just imagine some wise, whited-beared, ancient sage stuffing the tiny rectangular page into the cookie himself!

Moving onward and upward, here's where we tell you that Red Blondehead has become a bi-yearly publication, meaning of course that we e-publish something twice a year. What that means for you is that you'll only have stuff to read if we really, really think a band is worthy of your attention.

That's where MEGAFAUN come in.

Megafaun is a Raleigh/Durham, NC-based band close to our hearts, close indeed. They won us over in September of 2007 when they came to Birmingham and entertained us with their three-part harmonies and their countrified, half-dark, half-playful gospel tunes before hopping onstage with Akron/Family and holding their own with Brooklyn's famed 'Family. We've been hooked ever since, especially since the recent release of Bury the Square.

Here are two of the tracks from that release as well as a video of the 'Fauns performing "Lazy Suicide" and talking about their music. If you like it, you can pick up Bury the Square from Also, plan to come out and hear them play in Birmingham for the second time on Thursday, June 26th. They'll be performing with Birmingham's Sworn Enemies, another folkish band that has picked up a following in our fair city.

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