Friday, December 1, 2023

Atlanta Soundtrack: New movies by Summer season Walker, Lauren Morrow and extra

Summer season Walker | “Pull Up”

After beating ABBA in a race to the highest of the charts final 12 months, Summer season Walker has launched a brand new EP, Clear 2: Gentle Life, which mines each the humor and the pathos of modern-day romance. On one monitor, “New Kind,” she engages in dysfunctional banter with a personality performed by Infantile Gambino, whom she compares to Erykah Badu’s notorious “Tyrone.” It’s a continuation of the time-honored custom of antagonistic duets alongside the strains of Conway Twitty and Loretta Lynn, or Brandy and Monica. 

Elsewhere, Walker organizes her scattered ideas whereas dashing aimlessly down I-285 in a “trip I’m not happy with.” Right here on this monitor, although, she lets her ethereal, expressive vocals take us from pleasure to resignation and again. The video’s sultry, suave visuals seize the blended feelings of a lady sneaking out of her home for a person who shouldn’t be price her time.


Lauren Morrow | “No person However Me”

In the event you’ve been watching the Showtime collection Yellowjackets, a couple of stranded women’ soccer group out within the wilderness — the place cannibalism and plain previous adolescence commerce off as the largest impediment to survival — this will likely considerably remind you of that present’s scorching theme track/common vibe. Certainly, the resurgence of ’90s rock, and particularly the ferocious ladies rockers of the period, is in full, superb swing. In that vein, singer Lauren Morrow straight cites the nice Tori Amos as an affect for this new single off her new album, Individuals Speak.

It’s the newest step in Morrow’s solo profession, after a profitable run with celebrated Americana band The Whiskey Gentry, which she based along with her husband, Jason. She might have lately relocated to Nashville, however Atlanta will at all times be house. You’ll want to catch her at Eddie’s Attic in Decatur on June 30.


Child and the Pacifiers | “Facet Present”

Child and The Pacifiers, the cabaret-style band of the Eighties that by no means fairly hit it huge, blended glam rock with New Wave and have been seemingly fairly well-known throughout Atlanta within the Eighties. And but, as a result of they began and stopped within the pre-internet days, there’s a form of mystique that hangs round their historical past.

The digital footprint that we will discover is telling. Grammys mogul Michele Caplinger mentions them in passing throughout an interview with journalist Richard Eldredge on his weblog. And a January 1982 article within the Athens Pink and Black advertises an upcoming live performance by Child and the Pacifiers, dubbing them “one other Atlanta band that’s obscure for all the appropriate causes . . .” Oh sure? Do inform.

Maybe essentially the most element that may be discovered is a profile of the enigmatic band from The Atlanta Journal-Structure archives (within the now-defunct “Nightbeat” column), which makes an attempt to explain them in a wide range of intriguing methods. For one factor, we’ve obtained the tongue-in-cheek: “. . . they definitely signify a distinction to, say, Jimmy Buffett. However the group does present promise.”

After which, we get a portrait of frontman Maurice Sabloff, aka “Child Maurice.” “On stage, Child Maurice is the group’s most dynamic performer. Wierd (sic) facial expressions and a form of spraddled-leg soar are attribute of his power.” 

Together with Child Maurice on vocals and guitar, the group comprised somebody responding to “Society Laroo” on drums, a man going by the identify “Hoppie” on keys, Joe Riccio aka “Joey Merciless” on bass and Dave Eiland on saxophone. Additionally, although it’s unclear who the ladies singing on our Classic Monitor of the Week are, boy, are they killing it.

Sabloff cited a wide range of influences to his track craftsmanship, starting from Stevie Surprise to Barry Manilow. The band’s most ceaselessly talked about ditties on the time included deadpan titles like “I Am a Moron” and “After You Bounce (Can I Have Your Stereo).”

You’ll want to take a look at the brand new ArtsATL Atlanta Soundtrack playlist on Spotify!

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