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Show #161: Coup D'eTatBy: Darrin Snider (darrin at indyintune dot com)
Monday, July 7, 2014 5:00:00 PM
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It gets frustrating sometimes that it seems the more I am in love with a band, the longer it takes to get them to actually come in and do a podcast. Certainly Coup d'Etat has been on Indy In-Tune in varying capacities in the past year, between our Battle shows last fall, an appearance at Monday Night Live, and some spontaneous guest appearances during our National High-Five Day, Marathon ... but really, we never seem to just sit down and have the kind of serious, thoughtful, in-depth conversation about "Salmon Pants" that one can have in a podcast setting, so I'm very glad we finally had this opportunity to raise the intellectual content of the radio station. Seriously though, for the past two years we've been doing live broadcasts, you'll note that Coup d'Etat's music gets featured in nearly every single one, which probably says something about the level of respect I have for these guys and their craft.
Formed about three years ago, and first unleashed to the world at large about two years ago, Coup d'Etat is very much the quintessential power trio, and very much lives up to everything one expects from their predecessors: a tight group of guys who just blend well together musically to the point that throwing out an hour or two of spontaneous music requires almost no forethought or effort, easily mixing back and forth between improvisational vamping, virtuosic solos, and jaw-dropping riff-based rock that makes you want to scream, "Hell yeah!" Wait ... did I just compare them to Gretchen Wilson? Probably not the smartest thing I've done this week. Their long awaited debut CD (discounting several under-produced demos recorded in their living room) gets unleashed on the world this coming weekend ... so aren't you lucky we're able to give you a sneak peak in advance? You're welcome, America.
Links referenced in the show:
- Coup d'Etat can be found here: Facebook | ReverbNation
- Their debut release, Sorry, will be available at Shine Indy's Release Fest this Friday at The Vogue, then via the usual suspects (Amazon | iTunes | CDBaby).
- They will be appearing at ReleaseFest along with The Farewell Audition and The Chicago Typewriters.
- Release fest is sponsored by Smoking Goose, Freehand Ink Tattoo Parlor, the DoIt Indy Radio Hour, The Flying Cupcake, Indy CD and Vinyl, Sun King Brewing, and Sam Ash Music
- Their latest CD was recorded live at the Murphy Arts Building in Fountain Square.
- They were finalists at the Battle of Birdy's where, famously, Phil managed to keep his clothes on, but did smash his bass, which was much more memorable.
- You can catch a live, acoustic performance, sort of a pre-game warmup, this Wednesday at Indy CD and Vinyl
- Phil Sloan has been nominated as NUVO's best vocalist in Indy, so remember: vote early; vote often.
- The answer to your five point movie reference quiz: "Heathers."
Show #160: The Farewell Audition Returns
Show #162: The Chicago Typewriters
|Darrin Snider is the OCD music nerd responsible for creating Indy In-Tune. By day he's a cloud engineer and business analyst, but he still hopes to someday be an overnight freeform disc jockey married to the local weathergirl who happens to be a former eastern-European supermodel.|
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