"The delicate noir-folk of Ryan McCardle and Rachael Perisho has been shattering hard hearts around town like an existential tidal wave recently, and there’s no better time to catch hold of them as they break over the cliffs and take off into the lonely stratosphere. A pastoral love song to the soul, and I don’t get poetic without good reason."
— Blackrune’s PM Goerner (writes the best descriptors for us… ever)
11:28 pm • 8 January 2013 • 3 notes
I had the great privilege of working on the newest Serengeti album Saal. Check out the bonus track “Breaking Vows” and pre-order the LP or CD here from Graveface Records. Out February 12th.
8:27 pm • 8 January 2013 • 4 notes
I know this is a song by mumbledust, but Rachael wrote the lyrics so I can talk about it… This song haunts me everyday. Ever since we started playing it together from day one, it struck a certain chord inside me. The good, the bad. The past, the present. It makes me so happy and yet so sad all at once. I can’t wait for “tomorrow.”
Wish you could see you like we all do.
8:15 pm • 5 January 2013 • 4 notes
mightyoaksandco said: Ryan McCardle, I absolutely love you! I had no idea the magnitude of talent you have in that body/mind of yours. I salute you, applaud you, and can't wait to see more of your magnificent work and music!
Oh wow, Joy! That’s so kind of you… I don’t quite know what to say other than thanks. I am but just some dude though. You on the other hand are quite fabulous. I look up to and your urge for constant adventuring.
8:05 pm • 5 January 2013
what others leave for you to keep, by david cain.
There are others. More than you can comprehend. They’re everywhere you go and you’ll meet some of them.
Some of these other people will naturally establish themselves as an apparent fixture in your life, and change how life looks to you. This is called a relationship. If the person stays around for months or years, your relationship with them might begin to feel permanent.
It’s not. Relationships are conditions, not things. They all have to end at some point. But they will leave something behind for you to keep.
There are different kinds, different styles of rapport between you and The Other: polite, uneasy, romantic, platonic, confusing. We tend to slot them into distinct types — friendships, courtships, marriages, business partnerships — but they’re all fundamentally the same thing. Two people overlap, experience each other’s thoughts and ideas, absorb each other’s values, and learn from each other’s stories. Personalities leak into other people when those people get close enough.
This happens all the time, and it is always temporary. The overlap comes to an end and the parties diverge and drift away. It could be after 72 hours of traveling together, or after a summer internship working together, or after 55 years of marriage. If nothing else ends it, death will.
This means that life is essentially a solo trip. You’ll have this endless parade of visitors, though, which is nice. Characters you couldn’t have imagined will appear, stay for a minute or maybe a few months or maybe many years, and then leave you to your trip.
Welcome visitors, as a general rule. Their purpose is to aid the solo traveler in figuring out how to enjoy the world.
Most people will enter and exit your life without your noticing much. Some of them will make a big splash though. Some visitors will be decidedly special. You’ll know.
The most valuable experience a person can have is an overlap with this kind of person. The defining characteristic of one of these people is that they make it impossible for you to remain the same person by the time they make their exit.
Each one of these people, by the time your paths diverge, will have changed you in a way that is evident to others who know you.
You probably will not recognize quite what’s happening at the time. You will feel something though. The feeling of windows opening.
However this particular overlap goes, whatever experiences it’s made of, ecstatic ones or awful ones — a few months or years down the road, you’re different. You’re better. Something that was hard is now easy, something that was daunting is now familiar, something you were once skeptical about you now love.
You will be left with some beliefs you didn’t have before. You will value certain things more than you did, and other things less than you did.
Maybe you’ve never thought about it, but you’ve had this happen to you, several times by now. It will happen again and again. You have no idea who is on their way to meet you. They have no idea either.
At any given moment, any time, any day of your existence, you can look at your whole life as a vast collection of experiences, and recognize that all of it adds up exactly to who you’ve become today. Who you became depended — to a degree you may never appreciate — on who you happened to run into while you were out in the world doing your thing. You could have been so many different people.
All relationships are temporary. They change form and texture as time passes, and they eventually go.
If it’s been a special one — with a lover, an important teacher, a parent – its absence can be a heavy one. Almost tangible. You can feel the presence of their absence. The Other is gone. An empty desk, an unused pillow, an open doorway with no one standing in it.
But you’re still there, and you’re better than you were.
Originally appeared on Raptitude.
11:41 pm • 4 January 2013 • 1 note
Goodbye 2012 / Hello 2013!
Furious Hooves have a lot of nice plans for the new year and we are super pumped to announce our very first vinyl release! It’s with St Louis native Tyler Duddy, aka 1,000 Pieces (go like his facebook page). Check out the mathy single about a rat crossing the ocean on the Mayflower.
12:34 pm • 31 December 2012 • 5 notes