Posts by Drew Martin

Listen to Greatest Champion Alive, the New Project from Former Diarrhea Planet Drummer Casey Weissbuch

Listen to Greatest Champion Alive, the New Project from Former Diarrhea Planet Drummer Casey Weissbuch Art by Perry Shall

Casey Weissbuch is a busy guy. He’s drummed for Diarrhea Planet, Colleen Green, gobbinjr, Mitski, and a slew of other fantastic acts, and curated Infinity Cat’s famed Cassette Series. 

Today, we're excited to debut a track from Casey's new solo project, Greatest Champion Alive, which crystallized during a trying time. The band’s bio reads that Casey, “started Greatest Champion Alive while he was recovering from brain tumor surgery last year.  The project moved around in different wobbly forms until it all made sense while he was touring in Japan, alone in a hotel room. He put the songs together, sent them to some of the best musicians he knew, and came out the other end ready to blast what he’d been working on." He has now decided to loop us in on the fun.

"Same Light," the first single from Greatest Champion Alive, is a funky, pop odyssey that has the potential to become a total earworm, with its punchy keys making way for Casey's gentle voice. The song also has strong basslines that keeps the song afloat on a pillow of cloudy grooves. Casey told AdHoc over email that, “the more warped I could make the keyboard sound, the further behind the beat the hi-hats were, the better it felt when I’d listen back.” Regarding the lyrics, he said, “it’s just about the differences in people but ultimately what ties everyone together in the end. Crazy stuff ya know, lights and things, bing bang bosh.” This song’s warmth and fuzziness will encapsulate you – check it out below.

Greatest Champion Alive opens for Homeshake on 2/13 at Market Hotel.

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Yoke Lore Hits the Dance Floor with a Blondage Remix

Yoke Lore Hits the Dance Floor with a Blondage Remix Photography by Shervin Lainez

When an artist remixes a track, it can come out of the process bearing little resemblance to its former self. This new Yoke Lore remix by Blondage, however, uplifts the original without throwing away its meat. Blondage replaces the song’s dark synths with a more percussive tempo, adding on punchy drums and synth choruses that amplify the track’s underlying melody. It feels like a new pair of shoes, primed for the dance floor. 

“Sometimes I'm afraid to play someone else's game for fear of losing or coming up short,” Adrian Galvin of Yoke Lore told AdHoc. “All I can do is me, I feel as though sometimes I'm relegated to my own instincts. This remix takes ‘Goodpain’ to the opposite side of the ring for me. It goes against all my better judgment and I love it.” 

Yoke Lore plays with Vita & The Woolf and Elijah at Park Church Co-op on February 2nd.

 

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