Only 3 days until you can get your hands on a copy of “The Study of Animal Magicality,” the debut album from My Boy Rascal. The musical project of UNC student Colby Ramsay, My Boy Rascal takes listeners through seven immediately listenable tracks on “Animal Magicality.” With strong acoustic guitar, soul-bearin’ vocals, piano, and even a bit of impressive whistling, well-crafted favorites like “Coming Clean” prove that this has been an album 3 years in the making. Ramsay started My Boy Rascal with the hopes of bringing in other artists for collaboration, and the album release show Friday will feature a full band of UNC musicians that contribute to MBR.
Ramsay says the idea behind “The Study of Animal Magicality” is that we should all take a hint from the animals and step back from the craziness of our daily lives. If we do this, the things in life that are most important will become clear. Clearly, you should put down the books and come study some animal magicality Friday night with My Boy Rascal. The release party starts at 8 pm at the Student Union Cabaret. And it’s FREE. See you there.
Check out MBR’s music at www.myboyrascal.com
For those of you that missed MBR’s 9.25.09 show at Jack Sprat, you missed out on a great performance. The show featured a handful of new tunes, which are being given the final tweaks in Vinyl Records’ recording studio right now, plus a great Kings of Leon cover, as sung by MBR contributer Colin Iwanski. All video shot and edited by Tiffany Dixon.
Check out this great download of the Vinyl Records 2009 Artist Sampler, with tracks from all 3 current Vinyl Records artists, Lafcadio Shot Back, Lake Inferior, and My Boy Rascal, as well as an exclusive intro from Lexicon. Its a great way to hear some classic tracks as well as some previously unreleased material.
here’s the link: http://dl.getdropbox.com/u/932320/Vinyl_Records_UNC_sampler_09.zip
Welcome back everyone! Today starts Vinyl Records UNC’s sophomore campaign. In the coming weeks we’re going to reveal a lot of great things happening at the label, but before we get to that point, let’s get up to speed on the past few months.
Lafcadio Shot Back
The wonderful foursome of Lafcadio Shot Back spent the warmer months all over the place. Now that they’ll be back in North Carolina, they have big plans. A full-length record is in the works for the crew, and Ryan & Liz have been writing new material all summer. One influence that may or may not present itself–Eric spent the summer working for the Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! in Los Angeles.
As regular readers know, Lake Inferior spent a large portion of their summer break on an East Coast tour, with a long stop in New York City. Things went great, even though a rogue NYC cop probably stole things from them. This month, the band has been in the studio, putting together the tracks for a 7″ that Vinyl will be putting out this fall. To hear the new songs, make sure to come see Lake Inferior on Friday the 28th at Jack Sprat in Chapel Hill. Free for those who are old enough to get your drink on, as mandated by America. Youngsters pay a small cover.
My Boy Rascal
My Boy Rascal, the most Canadian thing to ever happen to Vinyl Records, spent the summer stocking up an enormous number of songs. Shows were played and girls were left swooning. That happens. That also means My Boy Rascal is not far from heading into the studio that Vinyl Records is putting together right now and making a full-length record. Top off your swoon tanks, because Colby & Co. will get it done.
The winner of Vinyl Records’ February face-off, the artist now formerly known as Colby Ramsay, announced recently that he will now be going by the name “My Boy Rascal”, which is the name of the ongoing musical project consisting of Colby Ramsay, permanent contributing member Colin Iwanski, and occasionally accompanying member Mallorie Price. My Boy Rascal (MBR) describes themselves as “making magically delicious music that you will undoubtedly enjoy immensely.”
Both Iwanski and Price are affiliated with Tar Heel Voices, UNC’s oldest co-ed a cappella group, and will help Colby Ramsay develop his artistic sound in the new MBR group.
My Boy Rascal can be found on youtube, facebook (by searching for “My Boy Rascal”), twitter, and even has a free download available at http://www.last.fm/music/My+Boy+Rascal/My+Boy+Rascal.
Be sure to check it out, and good luck finishing your exams!
We know everyone is right in the middle of tests this week, but if you have a moment during the day tomorrow, make sure to go down the Graham Memorial and here the sweet sounds of Shannon McArthur and the newly-Vinylized Colby Ramsay at noon. They will play music and you will swoon in the way that people always swoon when boys sing songs to them.
So go ahead, get your swoon on.
The votes have been tallied, and Vinyl Records is proud to welcome our newest recording artist:
With over 38 percent of the vote, Colby is the winner of Vinyl Record’s February Face-Off 2009. Many thanks to the 2092 UNC students that voted. More than that, thank you to Eric DiMarzio, It Is Rain In My Face, Jacquelyn Lee, and the Hugeunots for making the Face-Off itself such a great time. Future musical success for those acts would not be surprising at all.
Look back here soon for more on Colby, as well as the usual coverage of Apollo, Lafcadio, and Lake Inferior. While most news has been about the Face-Off lately, our other acts haven’t exactly been sitting back.
Again, congratulations Colby! We’re all excited to make you a part of Vinyl Records.
In less than 24 hours it will happen…the big moment you’ve been waiting for…the event of your lifetime….the night you’ll tell your grandchildren about…it’s the VINYL RECORDS FEBRUARY FACE-OFF.
Colby Ramsay, Jacquelyn Lee, The Huguenots, Eric DiMarzio, and It is Rain in My
Face all compete to become a member of the Vinyl label. Who could make such a difficult decision? You. That’s right, voters from around Chapel Hill, around the state, around the country, and around the world will be sitting anxiously by their computers, casting their votes. Reports come from Beijing, from Baltimore, and from Arizona that the voting frenzy is likely to be beyond any predicted scale. With all of this in mind, IF you are reading this, and IF you are in the Chapel Hill area–how could you not attend?
If those artists aren’t enough, then come for the DJ’s before and between sets, or come for your friends, or come so you have a free place to take your date! Beginning at 8:00 at Garrard Hall (near Memorial Hall), the face-off is not to be missed. If you’ve checked out the artists myspace, and like their songs–come hear it live! If you’ve
checked out the artists myspace, and don’t like their songs–come hear it live!
There is simply no better way to spend your friday evening, and so I look forward to seeing you there.