Music » Music News

Local Album Avalanche

All the Noisy News that's Fit to Hear


Grammy nominations were recently announced for the award show, which airs Sunday, Feb. 10, on CBS.

Big winners in the nominations included Frank Ocean, Fun. and Gotye, all of whom pulled multiple noms across categories, including Album of the Year.

And while Carly Rae Jepsen--aka "the plot to destroy America"--was nominated for Song of the Year and Best Pop Solo Performance, Idaho's Carole King got a nomination in the Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album category for her album A Holiday Carole.

But with the exception of our lady King, the Grammys are all about records that got jack shizzle to do with Idaho. Luckily, plenty of local albums are about to be released, as well.

Hummingbird of Death dropped its new album, Skullvalance, which is available online for streaming or download. The band will also release a vinyl version of the record at a show Friday, Dec. 28, at Ash-Hole Studios. However, as that is a house show, we aren't gonna tell you where it is. You're going to have to ask your friend Google where you can go listen in Boise, hint hint.

Another new recording is on the way from local blues act Sun Blood Stories. The new EP will feature guitar-slinger Ben Kirby's expanded trio lineup. The band has yet to finalize the details of the release, but the new EP should drop sometime in January 2013. Kirby sent BW "Burn It Down," an advance track from the EP, and it's pretty smoking. Check it out on Cobweb.

Debut recordings are also on the way from post-rockers Red Hands Black Feet and Boise's best fake German dance band, The Dirty Moogs.

These Things are Important, the debut album from RHBF, will be released Thursday, Dec. 20, at Red Room. Lakefriend and First Borns will open the show, which starts at 8 p.m. and costs $3.

Peter Goes to Law School, the debut EP from The Dirty Moogs, will be released New Year's Eve, Monday, Dec. 31, at Neurolux.

The EP features four original songs and two remixes, and will be released as a digital download and CD by Nampa's Sunless Sea Records. The show starts at 7 p.m., with Edmond Dantes opening and tunes from DJ Noah Hyde afterwards. It costs $5 to get in.

And finally, Gayze, a side project of members of Boise bands TEENS, Art Fad and Deaf Kid, will debut as a live act, and release its debut record at Red Room Saturday, Dec. 29. That show costs $3 and starts at 8 p.m. Predictably, the other bands on the bill are TEENS, Art Fad and Deaf Kid.