Sorry about the lapse in time for this last part, but the wait is well worth it. For our final installment we have Thee Wilt Chamberlain, The Pauses, and Luscious Lisa. Thanks to all the people who supported this run-through, it succeeded my expectations ten-fold, and I couldn’t have done it without all the help from the bands. Greetings from Orlando proves that this Central Florida city is worth much more than a corporate mouse. We have some of the best music in the country, and by the far the best music blog. Stay tuned in for more, because Orlando’s got much more to give, and I’ve got much more to write. Enjoy.
Thee Wilt Chamberlain – “Breakfast at Taco Bell”
Thee Wilt Chamberlain produce the only pure instrumental on Greetings from Orlando. “Breakfast at Taco Bell” is fitting for the tail end of the compilation: a smooth cool comedown, relaxing in the shade, and sipping on something refreshing. Thee Wilt Chamberlain are a trio you want to party with. These guys have been around for a while, and they’ve become a pretty strong presence in the Orlando music scene. They’ll be playing at the Greetings from Orlando release show this on Wednesday @ Uncle Lou’s! Get yo damn ass there.
Yearning for more? Thee Wilt Chamberlain provide all you need on their Bandcamp.
The Pauses – “The Beginnings of Things”
The Pauses‘ fresh sound breaths new life into Greetings from Orlando. On “The Beginnings of Things,” the band manipulates guitar riffs, synthesizer melodies, and other sonic marvels to create a flurry of sound. There’s a lot going on here, but this track doesn’t seem out of place on the compilation. The distorted beats fire with as much intensity as any guitar-driven song, and the veil of fuzz that cloaks the track cements The Pauses’ garage sensibilities. They’re playing on March 22 @ Will’s with Five Eight and The New Lows. Don’t miss out.
The Pauses keep things rollin’ on their Bandcamp! Satisfaction guaranteed.
Luscious Lisa – “Cocksuckers (Uh Huh)”
I’ll go ahead and say it: I’ve never been a big fan of white girl rap. But, Luscious Lisa seems like she would beat Eminem (yes I’m calling Marshall Mathers white girl rap) in a bar fight, and for that, I love her. Although the song isn’t my flavor, I think it makes a great closer to Greetings from Orlando. “Cocksuckers (Uh Huh)” blindsides you, and by the end you have more questions than answers. But, I think those were her intentions.