Wednesday, March 3, 2010

GULL - The Thin King 7" + The Bedouin Lover Demo

First off, if you don't know of this guy yet, I'm likely about to make your day. GULL is the solo effort of Snack Truck/Ultra Dolphins member Nathaniel Rappole. GULL has earned a strong little following here in RVA as a result of playing riverside, as well as outside of record shops/art galleries. Using his left hand for guitar, right hand for drumming, and vocal rambling through a telephone receiver in his skull mask, Rappole managed to create some pretty self-sufficient recordings outside of his live performances, BUT his live performance is largely what makes this so enjoyable and I advise watching the video below before listening. The Thin King 7" contains four tracks that display a number of influences, and has me looking forward to more material from the man. I also included his The Bedouin Lover demo in the download, which I came across at the radio station. Don't know much more about it, but it's got some pretty cool moments. Pick up the 7" at Molsook Records or Insound.

- Dan


12 comments:

NMG said...

Wow. You did just make my day.

johnny said...

rad

M. Salvador said...

Thanks a lot, just downloaded, will check out soon!

a-b said...

I suggest to check out VIRUS (myspace.com/virusvive), an italian noise punk band (similar to the Hospitals maybe more "hardcore") which uses the same formula of a guy playing guitar and drums at the same time. They also have a singer who blabbers in fake english. They're friends of mine and have a 7" split with my ex band out now.
Hey, and thanks for all the music you share, this is a great blog!

master.of.reality said...

pretty cool

koreydanielmartin said...

holy shit.
really.
you underestimated the period of time that this did indeed cause to be "made".

Sildenafil said...

you did make my day really, I did not know nor heard a thing about this guy and in my opinion this guy is really awesome, thank you so much for this post!
best regards!

Ce Ele said...

I just shrieked of joy at finding your blog again. I messed up my computer over a year ago and lost the bookmark. Today I saw this movie with Gull in it and when I found out he was from Richmond I immediately remembered this Richmond, VA blog I once used to visit. Kudos and cheers from Mexico.

Ce Ele said...

Link is down

dilliboy said...

any chance of seeing this up again? cheers in advance!

José Osvaldo said...

Hello, Ongakubaka.
I've known this guy for a while but been hearing it only in youtube videos.
Is there any chance of a reupload of this two gems. Please...
Thanks for your blog, it's great. Here is where i found The Oh Sees for the first time back in 2009. Thanks for that!
Cheers!

Anonymous said...

So totally impossible to find this anywhere. Anychane of seeing this online again? xxx. Please.