Nothing says fun quite like 10 hours on the road in the pouring rain with a teething 7 month old in the backseat, right? Well, it wasn’t really all that bad. Last Thursday, Amy and I packed up the little one and headed off to Pennsylvania to visit the home of Straub Beer and fine powdered metal products. Below is a loving tribute to the greenies and brownies.
MP3 | No On 15 – Pass Me A Straub Previously Unreleased
We spent much time relaxing and visiting with family, but I did manage to squeeze in a little time lounging on the porch swing and catching up on some great podcasts. I highly recommend checking out Those Transatlantics and also Slowlands (both of which were featured on Contrast Podcast #7). Great bands.
MP3 | Slowlands – One More Fire Never Was There A Town
Another band that I became familiar with on this trip was Peoria, Illinois’ The Forecast. Their latest record In The Shadow Of Two Gunmen is pretty darn good (blending emo and southern-tinged rock) and out now on Victory Records.
MP3 | The Forecast – And We All Return To Our Roots In The Shadow Of Two Gunmen
And as the weekend cam to a close and we endured another 10 hour drive back to Chicagoland (why does the drive home always seem so much longer?) Hot Chip’s new record The Warning at least provided a little bit of a soundtrack.
MP3 | Hot Chip – Over And Over The Warning
After finally getting back into the swing of things, I’ll be back with the regularly scheduled programming tomorrow.