Welcome back to CASUAL FRIDAYS! Our weekly, one-microphone recording series!

This week we are so excited to welcome our good friends from Charleston, ELIM BOLT! We are so proud of the way this Casual Friday session sounds. Recording with one microphone is always a challenge, especially when bands want to incorporate a combination of electric and acoustic instruments. ELIM BOLT may have been the best candidate to get this balance right, between their ability to keep their electric energy (even at a low volume), and Johnnie's booming crooning voice that was able to carry so well over all the building sounds. We're all proud of the result and hope you enjoy it as much as we do.

This week we were also able to team up with our new friends over at Dan Manor (thanks for the introduction, SceneSC) who came over and filmed the session and put together this amazingly beautiful video of the performance...

Elim Bolt - Field (Casual Fridays Session) from Daniel McCord on Vimeo.

Thanks everyone who threw in helping hands!

Posted on: Fri. Apr. 26 7:35AM

Souf Carolinians! This Friday (April 26th), Fork & Spoon and a bunch of bands we are associated with are lucky enough to be featured in a showcase at the first ever Art Fields Festival in Lake City!

Come hang out, see some amazing SC art, see Those Lavender Whales at 6pm, Can't Kids at 7pm, and Say Brother at 8pm, followed by Dylan Sneed at 9pm! It's going to be an incredibly fun night, so let's carpool and caravan!!!

Posted on: Wed. Apr. 24 11:21AM

Welcome back to CASUAL FRIDAYS! Our weekly, one-microphone recording series. This week we welcome our Chucktown homies BORING PORTALS.

For this session, Emily learned how to the play the upright bass in half an hour or less, and despite her previous unfamiliarity with the instrument, did not shy away form playing it properly (other examples of this will surly surface in the not so distant future... Casual Friday foreshadowing for those in the know)! In addition to Emily rising to the occasion, Bret offers an off the cuff guitar shed fest only to be matched by Jole's meticulous melodica-ing (while also playing drums), leaving Scott's rhythmic chordal strums and strong vocal delivery no lesser function than to be the glue to hold everything together. What a fun time!

Also, peep Mirror Universe to check out the awesome compilation "Whatever It Is You're Doing Now" that Boring Portals and a ton of other amazing artist will be featured on.

Posted on: Fri. Apr. 19 10:45AM

Welcome back to CASUAL FRIDAYS! Our weekly, one-microphone recording series. This week we welcome our dear, dearest friends PEOPLE PERSON!!

People Person is Jessica Oliver (also of Can't Kids) experimenting all kinds of fun, lo-fi, bedroom pop. This recording is an a capella version of her song "William" with some beautiful 3-part harmonies along with Amy Cuthbertson and Adam Cullum.

Make sure to come out and see People Person play on Thursday 4/18 at the Columbia Museum of Art with Dent May & Dog Bite as part of the Indie Grits Festival that kicks off tonight! It's going to be a fun week!

Posted on: Fri. Apr. 12 6:11AM

Tagged Bands: Can't Kids


Click that link to see what they said, and listen for yourself right here...

Posthumous Release will be out June 11th on LP & CD (right here from Fork & Spoon Records) and on cassette (by our good friends over at Orchid Tapes).
Posted on: Thu. Apr. 11 8:25AM

Tagged Bands: Coma Cinema

If you're ever going to get excited about a festival in Columbia, Indie Grits Festival is the one to do get your giddy pants on about. Indie Grits does the perfect job combining and balancing everything good about arts in the south. High-brow, low-brow, experimental, and traditional all get thrown in and mixed together to an amazing 10 day event we're glad happens right here in Columbia. There's so much good going on that we can't possibly summarize it all (check out the Indie Grits website for that), but we can tell you about all the music events we are excited about....

Friday 4/12 - Opening Party with Say Brother & Royal Tinfoil - There's no question we're proud of our buddies Say Brother, and Charleston's Royal Tinfoil is just as much rollicking fun. This party is FREE & out in the open on Main Street!

Saturday 4/13 - Spork In Hand Puppet Slam featuring Those Lavender Whales - If you look back at puppet shows fondly and wish you could go see a puppet show geared more towards you now as an adult, this is for you. Performances by all kinds of experimental puppeteers from all over the south, and music by Those Lavender Whales (with some special puppet collaborations, too!).

4/15 - Cinemovements - Instead of music being scored to film, this event flips and flops it all. You get to see five silent films that were commissioned to match five compositions performed by the SC Philharmonic. It's going to be epic.

4/17 - Pizza Party with Belk Boys & Yacht Rock DJ Adam Cox - How could you not be excited about Yacht Rock & Pizza?

4/18 - Dent May, Dog Bite, & People Person - Three really amazing bands playing really amazing songs together at the same show. THIS IS GOING TO BE MAGICAL!

4/19 - Happiness Bomb & Burnt Books - Happiness Bomb is an explosion of stoner metal & puppets that is sure to bring you into a state of utter amazement, and Burnt Books is a giant force of legendary hardcore bands forming together to make some of the best heavy music in our town.

Posted on: Wed. Apr. 10 6:50AM