Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Salt Lake Film Festival

Our bestest friends, Birthquake have their hands full this year. Besides, playing tons of shows and recording a full length, they have organized the first ever Salt Lake Film Festival. It will be held from August 14th-16th. There are many feature and short films being played.

Check them out here:


One of the films is called, Best Worst Movie and is about the film Troll 2. It was filmed here in Utah in the 80's and is considered by many, the worst movie ever made. Anywho, the film is amazing. If you get a chance to make it to any of the films, I suggest that you do. Check out the trailer:

Another movie that you should check out is called, White on Rice. It is staring our friend Dave Christensen. Dave also directed a short film called True Love. It will be featured in the festival as well. I was lucky enough to be able to score the film.

Summertime joy

Wow. We have really neglected this thing. Ok, here is the buddy update. I have been in Central America for the past couple months, Nick has been composing, playing in Ether and has a couple other projects going on. We have been writing some new material that we hope to record before the end of the year. We have a few shows lined up as well (check our myspace page). We will be featured for a download on Utahfm.org sometime this month as well.

We recently had our latest record reviewed in Slug Mag, check it out:

Palace of Buddies
Kilby Records
Street: 03.21
POB = Health + Sonic Youth + Blonde Redhead + Beach Boys
Palace of Buddies is the larger than life projection of two kids playing with their toys: Tim Myers slinging his axe, keyboards and sampler, while Nick Foster pounds the skins, percussion and even more keyboards. It is their youthful experimentation and exuberance that makes Palace of Buddies such a powerhouse in the local rock and electronic scene. In what I would consider calculated risk, Palace of Buddies stretch the boundaries of modern songwriting while still appeasing the listener with tremendous musicianship. “Dirty Diapers” is their claim to fame, with a vicious polyrhythm set to the focused single guitar note, but there are undiscovered gems throughout the album. New age, proto-casio breakdowns such as “Hope For Me” and the melodical and spiritual drive of “Noel” are my favorite tracks. This is the best local release of the year. Go to your local record store and get a copy. –Andrew Glassett

Also, here is a video from the Slug localized that we played in May: