This is NOT to be confused with the overly manicured hipster stash that plays music along side indie piano beard - also known as Kelcey Ayer, of the Local Natives, hailing from Orange County, California. OH the dreams I have had about this one! Been seriously playing out their recently released album Gorilla Manor on my commutes to/from work and everywhere in between. It's as good as any anthem an indie band has out there to date. The occasional violin and percussion section really bumps it up a notch in my opinion. But what do I know? Read the review on Pitchfork to hear it from an expert.
Tuesday, March 9, 2010
Thursday, March 4, 2010
Honestly don't know how I feel about the absence of the full stash here, but I'm mysteriously intrigued. After pursuing a professional basketball career and injuring himself, Stalley moved from Ohio to New York to pursue music. In 2008, he collaborated with fellow Ohio native, Terry Urban, on the mixtape release "Goin Ape" in addition with opening for Mos Def on tour. Currently Stalley has been working with ALIFE and GFCnewyork.This much is true: Homie's beard is popular enough to push some serious product, and steps away from my front door at that:
This busy beard has also recently released his 2nd project titled "MadStalley: The Autobiography" where he pens his journey and experiences over re-worked Madlib productions.
From an initial listen to his recorded albums vs. the live sessions I've seen, his recorded music leaves something to be desired, while you don't want to miss his heart-throbbing, beard busting, good karma of seeing him perform in the flesh: