Tuesday, January 25, 2011
New website promotes bands that play in Denton
The bands answer three questions and perform on video.
DENTON This morning, the Denton-based label Gutterth Productions sent word that they're starting a new website featuring bands passing through Denton. Each web entry includes downloads of the band's music, answers to three questions, and video of the bands playing their music in a Denton house. It's chill and easy to take in. It's Denton.
The effort is to “promote Denton as a cool place,” said Michael Briggs, founder of the Violitionist Sessions, as they're called. “Obviously, there are several other sites online that are similar to this. This is the Denton version.” The site currently features sessions from Seryn, Florene, Sarah Jaffe, Dear Human, RTB2, and more. The Seryn feature is especially timely because their debut album was released today. Some entries appear from as long ago as 2009; these are former podcasts transferred to the new format.
The videos and short questions are a replacement of the Gutterth podcasts, which would generally run for an hour. “It was probably daunting for most people,” Briggs said. “We just cut out all the filler.”
Gutterth is the company that turned out New Science Projects' latest album and the Daniel Folmer disc that we dig. Joining them to help with booking is website We Denton Do it, fronted by musician Glen Farris. The sessions will also provide content for We Denton Do It.
And that name: Violitionist Sessions? (Say it with me: vi-oh-li-shin-ist sessions) “It's just a word, really,” Briggs said. Kind of like Gutterth.
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