First/Last-Party Gardens (Song Premiere)

April 29, 2014

“The TALKING HEADS met PAUL SIMON’S “Graceland” during a sporadic dance breakout in a garden full of tarantism-stricken partygoers. They fled, wedded, bedded, bred, and shed a new tear to the crying eyes of life. THE KINKS were born, grew up loud and proud and after graduating from Rock N’ Roll High School, went off to college in New York, drank too much beer, didn’t get enough sleep, majored in botany, minored in promiscuity, and met THE STROKES. They cuddled, fiddled, muddled, whittled, puddled, and little did they know, their middle finger spittle would tickle each others skittles and ALAS!!!!!! WHAM! BOOM!!! POW!!! FLAM!!! SNAP!!! WHIPEEEEEE!!!……………………………………………………party gardens is born.”

Check out the band at their official Website, Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Instagram and SoundCloud. The L.A. based ‘Psychedelic Surf Rock R&B Hip Hop Math Tech Classical Core’ band is gearing up to release it’s debut EP, “Dance Flora” on May 6th but you can hear the lead-off single, ‘Highwaves‘ exclusively below before it’s released tomorrow. I want to thank Sean Brennan (Guitar/Vocals) for letting me share the track and for taking the time to participate in this edition of First/Last.

  • The first album you ever bought?
  • The first albums I actually purchased were at the same time… “Nevermind” by Nirvana, Madonna’s “Immaculate Collection”, and Metallica’s “Ride The Lightning”.
  • Your last album bought?
  • Foxygen “We Are the 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace and Magic”.
  • Favorite album of all time?
  • This is so tough… I’m going to list a few that I absolutely love. Bjork “Vespertine”, of Montreal “Hissing Fauna, Are You the Destroyer?”, Radiohead “Kid A”, Oingo Boingo “Dead Man’s Party”, Talking Heads “Remain in Light”.
  • Least favorite/most disappointing album?
  • Sleigh Bells is a band that totally annoys the hell out of me… so I’d say all of their work. =)
  • First concert attended?
  • Phil Collins at the Great Western Forum sometime back in the 80’s.
  • Last concert?
  • Quintron and Miss Pussycat. Saw this at the Satellite in Los Angeles and it was mind blowing. This guy is a genius and is also responsible for inventing the ever rare instrument titled the Drum Buddy. So, so cool.
  • Favorite concert ever?
  • Radiohead at the Hollywood Bowl or Deerhunter at FYF.
  • Least favorite concert?
  • Sly and the Family Stone at Coachella… depressingly tragic.
  • Any thoughts, experiences about Pittsburgh?

    Sadly enough, I have only performed in Pittsburgh once and it was literally the only time I’ve ever been there. Considering my time in Pittsburgh was never a proper amount of time to spend in a city, I was overwhelmed by the amount of good vibes I got in such a short amount of time. I drove into the city right as the sun was settling into the West, our car dancing around the downtown skyline. I loved watching the rotating city as we drove along crossing the Allegheny River to the show. The place was packed, we were playing with friends Jukebox the Ghost and Tally Hall. Before the show kicked off we were all outside playing 4 square, somewhat of a tradition among our tour. We seemed to attract a lot of kids within the area who wanted to jump aboard and play with us. Post heat building athletics (4 square), we felt more inclined than ever to perform. Energy was high, people were kind. I look forward to going back to Pittsburgh so I may peer around the actual city a little more.

    Thanks, Sean. I appreciate you picking my blog to debut the new single, man. It really means a lot. Try to make it out to Pittsburgh again, buddy!