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.