Why yes, I am aware that the new Apples in Stereo album leaked. And yes, I’m in love with it. More on this later (just don’t expect MP3s from me–I’ve promised not to). But now, it’s time to more historic things.
The following is a song by the Late B.P. Helium from 1996 that features a gaggle of Elephant 6 members. Featured on it are Will Cullen Hart (OTC), Bill Doss (OTC), Andrew Rieger (Elf Power), and some others choice friends. Poole said it was considered for release on Elf Power’s When the Red King Comes, but has never seen the light of day until now.
MP3: The Late B.P. Helium – Woven and Webbed
The Late BP Helium that you’ll find on this song is not the man currently touring today. Now he’s a glorious blend of Television, late T Rex and any others that follow the school of smart guitar rawk. But then? Then he was at ground zero for what is arguably the most important musical movement of the past decade and a half. And as such, you’ll hear a lot more trippy far-East/Olivia Tremor Control feel to it.
BONUS MP3: The Late BP Helium – Lightning Never Strikes Twice (Move cover)
And if you’re feeling frisky, BP is going out on a mini tour right now. I’m sure he’d love to see you at a show almost as much as I’d love to see you at today’s Bishop Allen/B.P show in Lexington!
The Late B.P. Helium Tour Dates
10-29 – Lexington, KY – Mecca AA ^
10-30 – Pittsburgh, PA – Garfield Artworks AA
11-1 – Brooklyn, NY – Northsix (CMJ Festival) 12AM 16+? *
11-3 – Morgantown, WV – 123 Pleasant Street 18+
11-4 – Mount Pleasant, SC – Village Tavern – 18+ $?
^ with Bishop Allen
* with Magnolia Electric Co