My Morning Jacket

Off-Topic => Other Music => Topic started by: Fully on Jan 19, 2012, 06:09 PM

Title: Floating Action
Post by: Fully on Jan 19, 2012, 06:09 PM
I just saw where they will be playing in Birmingham on May 11 and 12 for the Secret Stages festival. Perhaps I'll make a drive south. It's only two hours away.
Title: Re: Floating Action
Post by: megalicious on Jan 19, 2012, 07:23 PM
I live like 30 minutes away from B'ham. Maybe I'll check it out.

Sent from my MB520 using Tapatalk
Title: Re: Floating Action
Post by: SaraBananaBear on Sep 05, 2012, 04:11 PM
Obsessed with Fake Blood right now, been playing Harshness of the Blow about a gazillion times... so good! :) And this one is gold as well:

Floating Action - Not What I came For on Vimeo (http://vimeo.com/42096667)
Title: Re: Floating Action
Post by: Fully on Sep 05, 2012, 06:42 PM
I've been enjoying it myself. Float on, Sara!
Title: Re: Floating Action
Post by: SaraBananaBear on Sep 06, 2012, 10:42 AM
I've been enjoying it myself. Float on, Sara!

Will do! :)
Title: Re: Floating Action
Post by: BH on Sep 06, 2012, 11:58 AM
Still waiting for my vinyl.   Ordered it late.   Can't wait!
Title: Re: Floating Action
Post by: jcoyote on Sep 10, 2012, 10:14 AM
Not sure where my previous posts went on this thread.  Is that what all the jibber jabber is about with posts disappearing?  Anyway,  I was in Brevard, NC over the weekend for the fantastic Mountain Song Festival and could hear, but not see, Shannon Whitworth's set.  They sounded fantastic as usual, and they certainly deserve a thread to themselve's in the "Other Music" category.  As the band was being introduced, I hear "Seth Kaufman on bass."  I had no idea that he played w/ her.  I found out he has for some time, and I actually met him before as a member of her band.  He was on stage w/ MMJ in Charlotte, as I thought.  I spoke w/ her yesterday and told her I was a fan of his music.  It is a small world...She highly recommended Desert Etiquette, so that is what I will do. 
Title: Re: Floating Action
Post by: Fully on Sep 10, 2012, 10:32 AM
Not sure where my previous posts went on this thread.  Is that what all the jibber jabber is about with posts disappearing?  Anyway,  I was in Brevard, NC over the weekend for the fantastic Mountain Song Festival and could hear, but not see, Shannon Whitworth's set.  They sounded fantastic as usual, and they certainly deserve a thread to themselve's in the "Other Music" category.  As the band was being introduced, I hear "Seth Kaufman on bass."  I had no idea that he played w/ her.  I found out he has for some time, and I actually met him before as a member of her band.  He was on stage w/ MMJ in Charlotte, as I thought.  I spoke w/ her yesterday and told her I was a fan of his music.  It is a small world...She highly recommended Desert Etiquette, so that is what I will do.

Dessert Etiquette is a good album and the first one I listened to. The new one Fake Blood is also quite good. But I think the one I like the most is the self-titled album.
Title: Re: Floating Action
Post by: jcoyote on Sep 10, 2012, 11:20 AM
Thank you, Fully!!  Yea, I pre-ordered Fake Blood and from what I've heard of it, I really like it.  I have not really sat down w/ it yet, as I've been away from the turntable for the most part of the past two weeks.  I will say it is a very nice pressing, flat and quiet.  I heard from the guy from Harvest Records following up on my order and commended him on it.  Seth has apparently been on the scene for quite a bit, but just as usual, I am totally unaware.  I'm getting better, though. 

I will say I am getting quite a lot of mileage out of the phrase "Not what I came for," as for example when I go to TJ Maxx with my wife, thinking all I'm going to be doing is picking out a package of coffee and some grilling tools for a three minute trip, while she proceeds to hit the racks for a 30 minute excursion and I say "This is not what I came for." 

What can I say?  I love when I can tie music into real life events!!
Title: Re: Floating Action
Post by: Fully on Sep 17, 2012, 05:53 PM
http://acedmagazine.com/floating-action-releases-jim-james-remix-of-not-what-i-came-for/ (http://acedmagazine.com/floating-action-releases-jim-james-remix-of-not-what-i-came-for/)

Floating Action Tour Dates!
9/26 Knoxville, TN at Pilot Light
 9/27 Raleigh, NC at Kings Barcade
 9/28 Charlottesville, VA at Random Row Books
 9/29 Scranton, PA at The Bog
 9/30 Philadelphia, PA at Kung Fu Necktie
 10/1 New York, NY at Mercury Lounge
 10/3 Boone, NC at Boone Saloon
 11/2 Columbia, SC at “Arts & Draughts” at Columbia Museum of Art
 11/3 Asheville, NC at Emerald Lounge

Also, Seth tweeted me today and told me he's working on a Nashville date in December. One hopes it is before the holidays and not while we are in Port Chester.
Title: Re: Floating Action
Post by: BH on Sep 17, 2012, 10:43 PM
Nashville and St. Louis hopefully!   New album is so sweet.   Love the production.   Reminds me of the old days.....
Title: Re: Floating Action
Post by: BH on Sep 21, 2012, 11:43 AM
Nice interview....

http://www.shufflemag.com/floating-actions-seth-kauffman-spills-some-fake-blood/ (http://www.shufflemag.com/floating-actions-seth-kauffman-spills-some-fake-blood/)
Title: Re: Floating Action
Post by: BH on Sep 21, 2012, 11:57 AM
Sound isn't perfect, but I love this song:

Floating Action w/ Benny Yurco - "Matador" @ Nectars 9/14/2012 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GDqoIUaBmLk#ws)
Title: Re: Floating Action
Post by: Fully on Sep 21, 2012, 12:11 PM
Nice find, Dave. I like the article link you posted too. I really need a pick me up today.
Title: Re: Floating Action
Post by: oistheone on Sep 29, 2012, 10:47 AM
The more I listen to Fake Blood , the more I realize this might be my favorite album of the year. "No Waves", "Silent Partner", "Complete the Myth" -- what tunes! And not that he was a slouch in the lyric department before, but I feel like Seth has stepped up his game even further in that department. Some lines from "Not What I Came For" just floor me:

Quote
I tried to bluff but all it did was raise the stakes

And my favorite:

Quote
Your destiny's chosen
It is what you think it is.


Bravo, Seth! Just wish the band would expand their touring itinerary a little. It's funny how good I think this band is, and how few people are even aware of them. It's like a sweet little secret club we're a part of. There was a great article FA posted the other day, with Seth saying that he is almost happy to be a cult figure who is a favorite amongst musicians. Just keep the tunes comin'!

Title: Re: Floating Action
Post by: oistheone on Oct 18, 2012, 11:53 AM
Well, I'm glad I'm not the only one who is EFFIN' JUICED that Floating Action will open the last night at the Cap. He's giving us forum folk some serious retweet lovin'! (Saw ya on there Fully and ewind!) Seth even said he was very open to my idea of helping curate his setlist with the BRAND NEW "Spontaneous Flotation Series"! I couldn't be more excited!
Title: Re: Floating Action
Post by: Fully on Oct 18, 2012, 12:18 PM
Well, I'm glad I'm not the only one who is EFFIN' JUICED that Floating Action will open the last night at the Cap. He's giving us forum folk some serious retweet lovin'! (Saw ya on there Fully and ewind!) Seth even said he was very open to my idea of helping curate his setlist with the BRAND NEW "Spontaneous Flotation Series"! I couldn't be more excited!
Now I know who you are on twitter!
Title: Re: Floating Action
Post by: e_wind on Oct 18, 2012, 12:43 PM
damn, SFS. awesome
Title: Re: Floating Action
Post by: oistheone on Oct 18, 2012, 05:22 PM
Now I know who you are on twitter!

 :thumbsup: Ya got me! Looking forward to seeing many more Floating Action-related retweets from all of us haha. I don't think any other musician even comes CLOSE to Seth's "fan accessibility-to-quality of music" ratio. The guy is making some of my favorite current music, yet always takes the time to write back an e-mail, reply to a tweet or even handwrite a note to toss in with a record. It's impossible not to like this guy!
Title: Re: Floating Action
Post by: jcoyote on Oct 19, 2012, 09:44 AM
Super excited to see them in Columbia on November 2nd!!  Been spending a lot of time w/ Fake Blood.  Will put it on and just keep flipping sides back and forth.  Remorse Code is a song I simply cannot get enough of. 
Title: Re: Floating Action
Post by: Hawkeye on Oct 19, 2012, 12:34 PM
Yeah I talked to him for a bit at their show with the Fruit Bats at the Emerald Lounge here in Asheville...nice guy.  I was a little bit drunk though and didn't immediately get the hint that he just wanted to watch the Fruit Bats' set lol.

New album is definitely solid.  I get "Matador" in my head quite a bit...need to listen to this again, it's been a few months.  Hopefully I will make the show on 11/3, but I doubt it...unless babies get in free!  Haha.
Title: Re: Floating Action
Post by: Fully on Oct 19, 2012, 12:39 PM
Yeah I talked to him for a bit at their show with the Fruit Bats at the Emerald Lounge here in Asheville...nice guy.  I was a little bit drunk though and didn't immediately get the hint that he just wanted to watch the Fruit Bats' set lol.

New album is definitely solid.  I get "Matador" in my head quite a bit...need to listen to this again, it's been a few months.  Hopefully I will make the show on 11/3, but I doubt it...unless babies get in free!  Haha.
You know I like Fake Blood, but I think I like Desert Ettiquette and the self-titled album more.
Title: Re: Floating Action
Post by: jcoyote on Oct 25, 2012, 05:16 PM
Yeah I talked to him for a bit at their show with the Fruit Bats at the Emerald Lounge here in Asheville...nice guy.  I was a little bit drunk though and didn't immediately get the hint that he just wanted to watch the Fruit Bats' set lol.

New album is definitely solid.  I get "Matador" in my head quite a bit...need to listen to this again, it's been a few months.  Hopefully I will make the show on 11/3, but I doubt it...unless babies get in free!  Haha.

The 11/3 show is at the art museum.  It is part of the "Arts & Draughts" party, so it may be an older crowd.  I see now that Floating Action is scheduled to start at 10:00, so that will keep me from bringing my youngins, although they do like the music.  As others have stated when their five year olds start singing MMJ, it is cool to hear "Play something we know, like "Don't Stop Loving Me Now!!" and they sing the title, with their voice cracking on the "now" part. 

Hey Hawkeye, you're in Asheville?  Did you by chance catch that Lemonheads/Psychedelic Furs show @ The Orange Peel?  I would love to see The Lemonheads w/ Julianna.  I did see them in the 90's on the Car, Button, Cloth tour w/ Murph playing the drums.  I loved me some Julianna in the 90's. 

Ok, I just realized that you were referring to the Asheville show, while I was referring to the Columbia show on 11/2.  It has been a long day.  Instead of deleting my obvious lack of paying attention, I left it in there. 
Title: Re: Floating Action
Post by: BH on Oct 26, 2012, 12:49 AM


Hey Hawkeye, you're in Asheville?  Did you by chance catch that Lemonheads/Psychedelic Furs show @ The Orange Peel?  I would love to see The Lemonheads w/ Julianna.  I did see them in the 90's on the Car, Button, Cloth tour w/ Murph playing the drums.  I loved me some Julianna in the 90's. 


Did you see they were recording a new album (Lemonheads) with Ryan Adams producing.    How great is that!   I love the Lemonheads.   I keep missing them when they come around.
Title: Re: Floating Action
Post by: jcoyote on Oct 26, 2012, 09:41 AM
Did you see they were recording a new album (Lemonheads) with Ryan Adams producing.    How great is that!   I love the Lemonheads.   I keep missing them when they come around.

No, I didn't.  I will be on the lookout.  I also didn't realize that Neal Casal played with Ryan.  I will have to go back and view my Jamaica DVD to see if he played with them at that time.  I don't think he did, because the guitarist on that dvd toured with Son Volt when I saw them play together.  It must have been later when he was a member of the Cardinals?  I listened to Ryan Adams around the Gold period. 

Pretty cool that Murph played drums with The Lemonheads when I saw them, because I also put Dinosaur Jr. and Lemonheads together as being similar bands (at the time).  Kinda like when we got to see Toad the Wet Sprocket and Big Head Todd play a show together. 
Title: Re: Floating Action
Post by: Hawkeye on Nov 01, 2012, 03:19 PM
Jcoyote - yeah I'm in Asheville.  I've lived here since June...I didn't catch that show but I wish I had!

Saturday night Floating Action is playing but I think I'm going to have to see White Denim instead.  Wish I could catch both shows!
Title: Re: Floating Action
Post by: jcoyote on Nov 01, 2012, 05:10 PM
Right on!!  We don't get too many people coming through Columbia, so this is a treat.  Might have gone to Asheville, but am very glad I did not have to, although I love Asheville.  Reasonable $ downtown lodging is the suck.  Cannot wait to see this band. White Denim/Maps & Atlases is the source of the new vinyl offered by Daytrotter. 

Seth plays bass for the Shannon Whitworth band.  If you've not seen them (or her solo), you are definitely missing out.  Barrett Smith is now officially in her band, and they make a delightful duo.  Please check out their duet cd.  It is all covers.  I wanted them to call it "Let's Pull Back the Covers," but it did not "float," so to speak.  They named it "Bring it On Home." 

It is a very good album to listen to on a quiet Friday night, after you've grilled some salmon on a plank, drinking a bottle of wine or a nice Belgian Farmhouse Ale (Le Merle).  I know that is specific, but try it. 
Title: Re: Floating Action
Post by: Ghosts_on_TV on Nov 01, 2012, 07:11 PM
Jesus Christ, they played The Bog and I missed it.
Title: Re: Floating Action
Post by: Hawkeye on Nov 02, 2012, 11:48 AM
Right on!!  We don't get too many people coming through Columbia, so this is a treat.  Might have gone to Asheville, but am very glad I did not have to, although I love Asheville.  Reasonable $ downtown lodging is the suck.  Cannot wait to see this band. White Denim/Maps & Atlases is the source of the new vinyl offered by Daytrotter. 

Seth plays bass for the Shannon Whitworth band.  If you've not seen them (or her solo), you are definitely missing out.  Barrett Smith is now officially in her band, and they make a delightful duo.  Please check out their duet cd.  It is all covers.  I wanted them to call it "Let's Pull Back the Covers," but it did not "float," so to speak.  They named it "Bring it On Home." 

It is a very good album to listen to on a quiet Friday night, after you've grilled some salmon on a plank, drinking a bottle of wine or a nice Belgian Farmhouse Ale (Le Merle).  I know that is specific, but try it.

I love Le Merle  :smiley:   :thumbsup:   :beer:

Will check that out!  I haven't looked into Asheville downtown lodging...are you saying it's cheap (I believe you are)?  Also, you can crash at our place i you ever need/want to.  We have an extra bedroom.  We are not downtown but only about 5-10 min from downtown.  I used to do the whole Couchsurfing thing...speaking of that, it's been awhile since I've checked that site...so I'm no stranger to hosting strangers.
Title: Re: Floating Action
Post by: jcoyote on Nov 05, 2012, 08:40 AM
I love Le Merle  :smiley:   :thumbsup:   :beer:

Will check that out!  I haven't looked into Asheville downtown lodging...are you saying it's cheap (I believe you are)?  Also, you can crash at our place i you ever need/want to.  We have an extra bedroom.  We are not downtown but only about 5-10 min from downtown.  I used to do the whole Couchsurfing thing...speaking of that, it's been awhile since I've checked that site...so I'm no stranger to hosting strangers.

That is very gracious of you!!  No, I was not clear.  Downtown lodging in Asheville is ridiculously priced.  When we go to Asheville, we park when we get there and never move the car.  We stay at the Marriott, but it has gotten to be around $200+, w/ a minimum sometimes.  The Sheraton is cheaper, but not as nice.  We used to stay at the Days Inn, but that is now only a guys weekend.  Wife won't stay there any longer, not that I blame her.  Continental breakfast are packages of pecan spins and donuts.  You get what you pay for.  Went there one time and there was no heat. That kinda place.  Convenient to Thirsty Monk/Green Man, though!!

Floating Action blew the roof off the museum Friday night!!  Got a chance to pick up that split 7" and talk w/ Seth.  What a very nice guy. You can see it in his eyes that there is a lot of ideas going on in his head.  Their bassist is incredible.  Loved to watch him play.   Played the bass like a lead guitar.  Very actively. 
Title: Re: Floating Action
Post by: Fully on Nov 14, 2012, 03:16 PM
Floating Action just announced that they are selling a split 7" for $16.00 with Benny Yurco. You can purchase it directly from Seth via paypal email floatingaction@gmail.com
Title: Re: Floating Action
Post by: BH on Nov 28, 2012, 05:51 PM
'Matador' Floating Action (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kWyx54EFgm8#ws)
Title: Re: Floating Action
Post by: Fully on Nov 28, 2012, 06:18 PM
'Matador' Floating Action (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kWyx54EFgm8#ws)

Kind of reminds me of the 20 Minute Workout. I bet some of you men who are close to my age remember that. All the boys loved that show.

http://youtu.be/RA1Y6ks2OPw (http://youtu.be/RA1Y6ks2OPw)

Title: Re: Floating Action
Post by: oistheone on Nov 28, 2012, 07:53 PM
Was anyone else totally blown away by the recording equipment breakdown that Seth posted today? I am a gear nerd and LOVE reading about that kinda stuff.
Title: Floating Action
Post by: Fully on Dec 01, 2012, 02:17 AM
I read it, but it was a bit over my head. I'm not well versed in the technical side of music. It was an interesting article though.
Title: Re: Floating Action
Post by: Fully on Dec 04, 2012, 10:23 AM
BH and anyone else still in this thread - I got an email this morning that says that in addition to the Port Chester show, they are playing a NYE show and plan on playing Nashville, Hattiesburg, New Orleans, Shreveport, and Little Rock. They are looking for places to play in Birmingham, Chattanooga, and Memphis.
Title: Re: Floating Action
Post by: BH on Dec 04, 2012, 10:26 AM
BH and anyone else still in this thread - I got an email this morning that says that in addition to the Port Chester show, they are playing a NYE show and plan on playing Nashville, Hattiesburg, New Orleans, Shreveport, and Little Rock. They are looking for places to play in Birmingham, Chattanooga, and Memphis.

Nothing about St. Louis.   :huh:

I made need to schedule a work trip to Little Rock or Memphis....
Title: Re: Floating Action
Post by: Fully on Dec 04, 2012, 10:32 AM
BH and anyone else still in this thread - I got an email this morning that says that in addition to the Port Chester show, they are playing a NYE show and plan on playing Nashville, Hattiesburg, New Orleans, Shreveport, and Little Rock. They are looking for places to play in Birmingham, Chattanooga, and Memphis.

Nothing about St. Louis.   :huh:

I made need to schedule a work trip to Little Rock or Memphis....
I forgot the NYE show is in Asheville. You could always come to Nashville. It will be nice when he sends out the dates so I can really start making my plans.
Title: Re: Floating Action
Post by: jcoyote on Dec 19, 2012, 09:27 AM
I tell ya, Fake Blood is really doing for me!  I absolutely love this record. 

Funny story with the cd that came with the S/T vinyl.  My wife has a Pilot, and we were riding down the road at night.  I put the disc in the top cd player.  Well, it never played.  I simply could not find the disc anywhere.  Noticed the next day there is a gap in the dash and the cd player, so now I have to take the stereo out of the dash to retrieve the disc.  Or I could just download Floating Version. 
Title: Re: Floating Action
Post by: oistheone on Dec 19, 2012, 12:55 PM
Glad to see this thread is back up top -- was just about to bump it myself, for no other reason than to say I am SO EFFIN' JUICED for the show on the 29th. I doubt these guys will ever come to Toronto, so I'm looking at this show as a double-bill rather than an opening slot!

Title: Re: Floating Action
Post by: Hawkeye on Dec 19, 2012, 02:32 PM
Yep, I have been listening to Fake Blood and Desert Etiquette a lot lately...possibly because they're just about the only music on my iPhone, but enjoyable nonetheless   :thumbsup:

I hope that somehow I get to catch their New Year's Eve show here in Asheville, but most likely I'll be at home with the family...either way, a great way to ring in the new year!

I emailed the director of the Nelsonville Music Festival (Nelsonville, OH) suggesting he look into adding Floating Action to the line-up, if he can arrange it.  I also asked if they had ever tried to get MMJ...he said they had but have had no luck yet.

For those interested, I'm going to plug this festival again...it really is a great SMALL festival...maybe 3,000 people?  This year's headliners include Wilco and John Prine so far.

http://nelsonvillefest.org/ (http://nelsonvillefest.org/)
Title: Re: Floating Action
Post by: jcoyote on Dec 19, 2012, 02:38 PM
I hope that somehow I get to catch their New Year's Eve show here in Asheville, but most likely I'll be at home with the family...either way, a great way to ring in the new year!

Hey Hawkeye, if you can't make the show, you can still get the print!!  It may be cheating, but that didn't stop me from ordering one!! They are available, pre-order.

duse
Title: Re: Floating Action
Post by: oistheone on Dec 26, 2012, 11:07 PM
Seth is THE MAN! That is all.

Saturday cannot come soon enough.
Title: Re: Floating Action
Post by: APR on Dec 31, 2012, 03:39 PM
First time seeing them was Saturday night.  They were outstanding!  I think much better live and in person versus the albums.  Does anyone know the setlist from Saturday?
Title: Floating Action
Post by: Fully on Dec 31, 2012, 04:13 PM
They played Cinder Cone last, I remember hearing Matador too. Maybe Sara Banana Bear remembers more than I do. Also, did we meet at Port Chester? I never got some of the forum names from people I hadn't met before.
Title: Re: Floating Action
Post by: Hawkeye on Dec 31, 2012, 04:51 PM
Would love to go to the Asheville show tonight but my wife has to work and I'm watching baby Daphne.  We'll probably play Fake Blood and dance around the living room since we can't make the show.

Happy New Year y'all!  :beer:  :smiley:  :bath:
Title: Re: Floating Action
Post by: APR on Jan 01, 2013, 05:39 PM
They played Cinder Cone last, I remember hearing Matador too. Maybe Sara Banana Bear remembers more than I do. Also, did we meet at Port Chester? I never got some of the forum names from people I hadn't met before.

I don't think we met.  Due to traveling on Thursday and sitting in the Lodge on Friday, I was only able to be early for the third night.
Title: Re: Floating Action
Post by: Ruckus on Jan 02, 2013, 08:01 PM
First time seeing them was Saturday night.  They were outstanding!  I think much better live and in person versus the albums.  Does anyone know the setlist from Saturday?
Yeah, they sounded fantastic and I'm glad they played a number of Desert Etiquette tracks.  I'm not sure I understood the need for the two drummers with their sound and what the two were doing, not that I'm complaining. 
Title: Floating Action
Post by: Fully on Jan 03, 2013, 03:22 AM
They just released tour dates for next week.
Jan 9 - Nashville
Jan 10 Birmingham
Jan 11 - Hattiesburg Ms
Jan 12- New Orleans, LA
Jan 13- Shreveport, LA

Glad they gave us lots of notice.
Title: Re: Floating Action
Post by: APR on Jan 03, 2013, 09:36 AM


First time seeing them was Saturday night.  They were outstanding!  I think much better live and in person versus the albums.  Does anyone know the setlist from Saturday?
Yeah, they sounded fantastic and I'm glad they played a number of Desert Etiquette tracks.  I'm not sure I understood the need for the two drummers with their sound and what the two were doing, not that I'm complaining. 


As one said, it's cool visually.
Title: Re: Floating Action
Post by: oistheone on Jan 03, 2013, 01:25 PM
Oh man, what a show on Saturday! I thought they sounded fantastic. Seth was right to thank the sound man, the mix was stellar! It always impresses me when every member of a band can sing, and everyone on stage with FA on Saturday just killed it vocally. It isn't easy to create a cohesive sound mix for a band whose five members include five vocalists and two drummers, but the staff at the Cap came through on their rep for pristine sound.  Total aural heaven compared to the murky mess at Forecastle. And I'm so glad all the crowd seemed into it!

http://youtu.be/I2GUsSDgwJQ (http://youtu.be/I2GUsSDgwJQ)

Also, I'm pretty sure the only reason they have two drummers is because one guy left the band, they brought in another sweet drummer, and then the other guy came back -- and Seth said it seemed like a waste to have such talented drummers do anything but drum.
Title: Re: Floating Action
Post by: Jeff Murray on Jan 03, 2013, 08:18 PM
Oh man, what a show on Saturday! I thought they sounded fantastic. Seth was right to thank the sound man, the mix was stellar! It always impresses me when every member of a band can sing, and everyone on stage with FA on Saturday just killed it vocally. It isn't easy to create a cohesive sound mix for a band whose five members include five vocalists and two drummers, but the staff at the Cap came through on their rep for pristine sound.  Total aural heaven compared to the murky mess at Forecastle. And I'm so glad all the crowd seemed into it!

http://youtu.be/I2GUsSDgwJQ (http://youtu.be/I2GUsSDgwJQ)

Also, I'm pretty sure the only reason they have two drummers is because one guy left the band, they brought in another sweet drummer, and then the other guy came back -- and Seth said it seemed like a waste to have such talented drummers do anything but drum.

As I watched Floating Action I was wondering myself why they have two drummers laying down the same beats.  I would understand if one was playing the main driver and the second was adding layers, but they played the songs on the same time with slightly different styles.  Don't get me wrong they sounded good, but I just didn't get the point at the time, your explanation clears that up.
Title: Re: Floating Action
Post by: SaraBananaBear on Jan 04, 2013, 07:00 AM
They played Cinder Cone last, I remember hearing Matador too. Maybe Sara Banana Bear remembers more than I do. Also, did we meet at Port Chester? I never got some of the forum names from people I hadn't met before.

I know they played Don't Stop Loving Me Now and also The Balance and Seized if I remember correctly. So amazing. I'm so glad I finally got to see them live, woop!  :cheesy: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Floating Action
Post by: FiddleCastro on Jan 04, 2013, 09:38 AM
Oh man, what a show on Saturday! I thought they sounded fantastic. Seth was right to thank the sound man, the mix was stellar! It always impresses me when every member of a band can sing, and everyone on stage with FA on Saturday just killed it vocally. It isn't easy to create a cohesive sound mix for a band whose five members include five vocalists and two drummers, but the staff at the Cap came through on their rep for pristine sound.  Total aural heaven compared to the murky mess at Forecastle. And I'm so glad all the crowd seemed into it!

http://youtu.be/I2GUsSDgwJQ (http://youtu.be/I2GUsSDgwJQ)

Also, I'm pretty sure the only reason they have two drummers is because one guy left the band, they brought in another sweet drummer, and then the other guy came back -- and Seth said it seemed like a waste to have such talented drummers do anything but drum.

As I watched Floating Action I was wondering myself why they have two drummers laying down the same beats.  I would understand if one was playing the main driver and the second was adding layers, but they played the songs on the same time with slightly different styles.  Don't get me wrong they sounded good, but I just didn't get the point at the time, your explanation clears that up.

Ha, the two drummers was kind of Hypnotizing. I loved it. They were great and I'm looking forward to seeing them again sometime soon  :smiley:
Title: Re: Floating Action
Post by: Fully on Jan 04, 2013, 03:33 PM
They played Cinder Cone last, I remember hearing Matador too. Maybe Sara Banana Bear remembers more than I do. Also, did we meet at Port Chester? I never got some of the forum names from people I hadn't met before.

I know they played Don't Stop Loving Me Now and also The Balance and Seized if I remember correctly. So amazing. I'm so glad I finally got to see them live, woop!  :cheesy: :thumbsup:

That they did! At that point I was so tired that my memory was starting to blur.
Title: Re: Floating Action
Post by: oistheone on Jan 05, 2013, 02:08 PM
I STRONGLY URGE everyone to check out Floating Action's most recent Daytrotter session. High quality live recordings of the full band are a scarce commodity, so this Daytrotter session is like stumbling upon a treasure chest of aural golden booty. It's only a few songs, but these precious few tracks prove that these guys can rock with the best of them.

Recipe for a good time: Download the recordings of "Get Your Love Stole" and "Digging" and blast them as loud as you can.
Title: Re: Floating Action
Post by: APR on Jan 05, 2013, 04:35 PM
They played Cinder Cone last, I remember hearing Matador too. Maybe Sara Banana Bear remembers more than I do. Also, did we meet at Port Chester? I never got some of the forum names from people I hadn't met before.

I know they played Don't Stop Loving Me Now and also The Balance and Seized if I remember correctly. So amazing. I'm so glad I finally got to see them live, woop!  :cheesy: :thumbsup:

Thank you both.  I am now able to listen to many including Seized, my favorite one from the night, while before I had no clue which of their catalog was played.  That little riff in Seized is way cool.

Title: Re: Floating Action
Post by: oistheone on Jan 05, 2013, 05:22 PM
"Lost All My Money" and "Digging" were also some sweet highlights from the Capitol Theatre show! And I'm sure we're forgetting another tune or two.

Seth seems to change up the setlists drastically from night to night, making it all the more tempting to just follow these guys around for a tour!
Title: Floating Action
Post by: Fully on Jan 05, 2013, 08:00 PM
There is a short tour starting Wednesday in Nashville. I posted the dates a few posts back. It's very drivable.

Also, I really like the phrase "aural golden booty".
Title: Re: Re: Floating Action
Post by: FiddleCastro on Jan 05, 2013, 08:56 PM
There is a short tour starting Wednesday in Nashville. I posted the dates a few posts back. It's very drivable.

Also, I really like the phrase "aural golden booty".
love that phrase as well!
Title: Re: Floating Action
Post by: SaraBananaBear on Jan 06, 2013, 02:31 PM
I wish they would come to Europe and tour too! Please write a review/reviews for the show/shows you go to Fully! :thumbsup: And everyone else should go with you, such a great band, woop!
Title: Re: Floating Action
Post by: oistheone on Jan 06, 2013, 02:47 PM
How badly I wish I could hit up every show on that mini-tour! Fully, enjoy the hell out of the Nashville show at least -- hopefully more! I'd love to see the setlists from these headlining shows.

My theory is, whenever they come north of Asheville, I'm going! In fact I'd go to the Asheville show this week if I just had a little more notice before it was announced!
Title: Floating Action
Post by: Fully on Jan 06, 2013, 03:04 PM
Yeah, I question the organization. How can a tour attract much notice without much time or publicity? I've never been to this venue or even heard of it. It's in a part of Nashville I rarely go. With a week's notice, I easily expect to be one of very few in attendance. If I didn't have to work this week, I would drive to Birmingham to see them. I guess I'll be a responsible adult instead. Plus, I'm still recovering from the Port Chester virus that many of us caught.
Title: Re: Floating Action
Post by: oistheone on Jan 08, 2013, 01:19 PM
Awww man, Benny Yurco (guitarist with Grace Potter & the Nocturnals) is playing with Floating Action in Nashville! Not opening, either -- he's sitting in with the band for the night! You're in for a treat Fully!

The Yurco/Floating Action split single is the best record I've got my hands on in a long time. I dare to say that on "Without Rain", the Floating Action side of this 45, Seth has NEVER been funkier. Just a lovely tune. Big time Wailers vibe. And "This Is A Future", the Yurco tune, has Benny and Seth jamming on a groove so funky it probably needs a shower. Plus, each side comes with a minute-long instrumental after the song. The Yurco instrumental is FUN and the Floating Action instrumental is a TRIP.

Really hoping you recover in time to enjoy the shit outta this show Fully! My well-wishes are not only aimed at wanting you to have a great time, but also selfishly, because I want a show report and Floating Action show reports pretty much don't exist.
Title: Re: Floating Action
Post by: Fully on Jan 08, 2013, 01:21 PM
Awww man, Benny Yurco (guitarist with Grace Potter & the Nocturnals) is playing with Floating Action in Nashville! Not opening, either -- he's sitting in with the band for the night! You're in for a treat Fully!

The Yurco/Floating Action split single is the best record I've got my hands on in a long time. I dare to say that on "Without Rain", the Floating Action side of this 45, Seth has NEVER been funkier. Just a lovely tune. Big time Wailers vibe. And "This Is A Future", the Yurco tune, has Benny and Seth jamming on a groove so funky it probably needs a shower. Plus, each side comes with a minute-long instrumental after the song. The Yurco instrumental is FUN and the Floating Action instrumental is a TRIP.

Really hoping you recover in time to enjoy the shit outta this show Fully! My well-wishes are not only aimed at wanting you to have a great time, but also selfishly, because I want a show report and Floating Action show reports pretty much don't exist.

I'll  try to take a video or two. I'll definitely enjoy the show. I'm excited and am bringing a new fan with me.
Title: Re: Floating Action
Post by: oistheone on Feb 05, 2013, 10:53 AM
This thread deserves a bump to echo all the love that FA has been getting lately from Jim. How incredibly fortunate Seth is to have a fan with such influence! His Facebook and Twitter fan numbers are growing daily and I couldn't be happier for him. Hopefully he announces some new dates soon!
Title: Floating Action
Post by: johnnYYac on Feb 05, 2013, 05:30 PM
I bought a couple of FA albums, yet to arrive, based solely on Jim's recommendation.

I tend to like his taste in music.  :drum:
Title: Re: Floating Action
Post by: BH on Feb 05, 2013, 05:56 PM
I bought a couple of FA albums, yet to arrive, based solely on Jim's recommendation. I tend to like his taste in music.

I can't wait until all the new fans that bought Fake Blood go out and buy Desert Ettiquete and get their minds blown even further.    I love Fake Blood, but DE is a masterpiece.
Title: Re: Floating Action
Post by: EverythingChanges on Feb 05, 2013, 07:25 PM
I just got Fake Blood a couple weeks ago, I love it!

I plan on picking up DE sometime soon.
Title: Floating Action
Post by: Fully on Feb 05, 2013, 07:50 PM
I really like the self titled one too. If I was going to rank them, I'd put Desert Etiquette no 1, The Self-titled one 2nd, and Fake Blood #3.
Title: Re: Floating Action
Post by: johnnYYac on Feb 05, 2013, 08:57 PM
I also have this 7" single coming from a record store in Maine...

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61R8kzhXCmL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)

"Two bands with endless respect and adoration for one another team up on this limited (2,500) vinyl release. Floating Action takes on the lead off track from Dr. Dog's album "Fate" with their rendition of "The Breeze". Dr. Dog (lead by drummer Juston Stens) covers the Floating Action ballad "Don't Stop (Loving Me Now)" on the flip.

According to the one review on Amazon, "The "Dr.Dog" track here was not actually recorded by Dr. Dog, but by their former drummer Juston Stens who played all the parts."
Title: Floating Action
Post by: e_wind on Feb 05, 2013, 09:15 PM
I have that john, it's awesome
Title: Re: Floating Action
Post by: oistheone on Feb 05, 2013, 10:53 PM
For those who enjoy the albums, I'd highly recommend checking out all the Floating Action Daytrotter sessions as well. Daytrotter is one of the only places you can find high-quality live Floating Action recordings. The version of "Sunlight" on one of the sessions is UNBELIEVABLY SMOKIN' -- it's like a dubbed-out rebuke to the Beatles' "Rain".

The sessions also contain rockin' versions of "Digging" and "Get Your Love Stole", which were on Seth Kauffman albums before Seth Kauffman became Floating Action. Those early solo albums are ALSO recommended!

Wait a minute, did anyone even ASK for recommendations? Man, I listen to way much Floating Action.
Title: Re: Floating Action
Post by: BH on Feb 05, 2013, 11:21 PM
For those who enjoy the albums, I'd highly recommend checking out all the Floating Action Daytrotter sessions as well. Daytrotter is one of the only places you can find high-quality live Floating Action recordings. The version of "Sunlight" on one of the sessions is UNBELIEVABLY SMOKIN' -- it's like a dubbed-out rebuke to the Beatles' "Rain".

The sessions also contain rockin' versions of "Digging" and "Get Your Love Stole", which were on Seth Kauffman albums before Seth Kauffman became Floating Action. Those early solo albums are ALSO recommended!

Wait a minute, did anyone even ASK for recommendations? Man, I listen to way much Floating Action.

I want them!    Keep em coming.   I have to go to Seth Kauffman albums next!    What first?
Title: Re: Floating Action
Post by: SaraBananaBear on Feb 06, 2013, 05:43 AM
For those who enjoy the albums, I'd highly recommend checking out all the Floating Action Daytrotter sessions as well. Daytrotter is one of the only places you can find high-quality live Floating Action recordings. The version of "Sunlight" on one of the sessions is UNBELIEVABLY SMOKIN' -- it's like a dubbed-out rebuke to the Beatles' "Rain".

The sessions also contain rockin' versions of "Digging" and "Get Your Love Stole", which were on Seth Kauffman albums before Seth Kauffman became Floating Action. Those early solo albums are ALSO recommended!

Wait a minute, did anyone even ASK for recommendations? Man, I listen to way much Floating Action.

I want them!    Keep em coming.   I have to go to Seth Kauffman albums next!    What first?

Yes! Floating Action appreciation, keep it coming!  :cheesy: :cheesy: :cheesy:
Title: Re: Floating Action
Post by: jcoyote on Feb 06, 2013, 09:09 AM
Word is, hopefully Desert Ettiquette will be released on vinyl.  Hopefully, Seth will be making an appearance @ The Orange Peel.  Is there a "fingers crossed" emoticon?????
Title: Re: Floating Action
Post by: oistheone on Feb 06, 2013, 09:19 AM
I want them!    Keep em coming.   I have to go to Seth Kauffman albums next!    What first?

I'd take a listen to each of the albums on Bandcamp before making any purchases.

Ting -- http://floatingactionmusic.bandcamp.com/album/ting-seth-kauffman (http://floatingactionmusic.bandcamp.com/album/ting-seth-kauffman)
Research -- http://floatingactionmusic.bandcamp.com/album/research-seth-kauffman (http://floatingactionmusic.bandcamp.com/album/research-seth-kauffman)

If you can deal with the "no-fi" style of production, you will be rewarded! Great tunes with catchy melodies and those trademark Kauffman grooves. These albums definitely won't be for everyone, but to me, tunes like "Absolute Sway", "Ain't No Telling" and "One More Time" (just to name a few) find a way of sticking in my head and I find myself constantly coming back to them!

Word is, hopefully Desert Ettiquette will be released on vinyl.  Hopefully, Seth will be making an appearance @ The Orange Peel.  Is there a "fingers crossed" emoticon?????

DE on vinyl will be a MUST BUY for me! The psychedelic funk of "In The Mud" was MADE to be spun on a platter.
Title: Re: Floating Action
Post by: oistheone on Feb 06, 2013, 12:59 PM
We could also use a "fingers crossed" emoticon to express my emotions towards Floating Action at Bonnaroo. PRAYING that this happens! They've got the relationship with ACE after they played Forecastle last year, and you KNOW Jim is pulling for them to get a slot on the farm. I guess it's supremely wishful thinking to think they could fill a tent but I think they would KILL IT as a Cafe act!
Title: Re: Floating Action
Post by: Fully on Feb 06, 2013, 01:20 PM
We could also use a "fingers crossed" emoticon to express my emotions towards Floating Action at Bonnaroo. PRAYING that this happens! They've got the relationship with ACE after they played Forecastle last year, and you KNOW Jim is pulling for them to get a slot on the farm. I guess it's supremely wishful thinking to think they could fill a tent but I think they would KILL IT as a Cafe act!
I predict the Bud Light tent.
Title: Re: Floating Action
Post by: oistheone on Feb 15, 2013, 12:31 PM
Looks like Seth has already cranked out a new album and is currently in the process of mixing it down in California! The best part part is that it's due for release within the year! WOO! Hopefully this means some dates this summer...
Title: Re: Floating Action
Post by: BH on Feb 15, 2013, 12:56 PM
I want them!    Keep em coming.   I have to go to Seth Kauffman albums next!    What first?

I'd take a listen to each of the albums on Bandcamp before making any purchases.

Ting -- http://floatingactionmusic.bandcamp.com/album/ting-seth-kauffman (http://floatingactionmusic.bandcamp.com/album/ting-seth-kauffman)
Research -- http://floatingactionmusic.bandcamp.com/album/research-seth-kauffman (http://floatingactionmusic.bandcamp.com/album/research-seth-kauffman)

If you can deal with the "no-fi" style of production, you will be rewarded! Great tunes with catchy melodies and those trademark Kauffman grooves. These albums definitely won't be for everyone, but to me, tunes like "Absolute Sway", "Ain't No Telling" and "One More Time" (just to name a few) find a way of sticking in my head and I find myself constantly coming back to them!

Word is, hopefully Desert Ettiquette will be released on vinyl.  Hopefully, Seth will be making an appearance @ The Orange Peel.  Is there a "fingers crossed" emoticon?????

DE on vinyl will be a MUST BUY for me! The psychedelic funk of "In The Mud" was MADE to be spun on a platter.

I decided to go with Research.   And I love it.   The beats, ohhhh the beats!
Title: Re: Floating Action
Post by: jcoyote on Feb 22, 2013, 08:51 AM
Not Floating Action, per se, but Seth in Shannon Whitworth's band.  He plays bass.  They have a new album out on March 5th, entitled High Tide.  Seth produced the album.  Here is the title track, off of vimeo.  Anyone in the Columbia, SC area should check out Shannon and Barrett Smith playing the UU tomorrow night!! 

I'm having trouble uploading the video, so here is the link.
http://vimeo.com/m/59263013 (http://vimeo.com/m/59263013)
Title: Re: Floating Action
Post by: oistheone on Feb 27, 2013, 02:38 AM
Thanks for posting! What a compelling song -- really draws you in. Fantastic playing all across the board, and those harmonies are just beautiful.
Title: Re: Floating Action
Post by: oistheone on Mar 22, 2013, 05:53 PM
Considering driving to Asheville (twelve hours each way) for the Desert Etiquette show in May. On a scale of 1-10, how crazy am I?
Title: Re: Floating Action
Post by: SaraBananaBear on Mar 24, 2013, 12:03 PM
Looks like Seth has already cranked out a new album and is currently in the process of mixing it down in California! The best part part is that it's due for release within the year! WOO! Hopefully this means some dates this summer...

So excited about this! Feels like I just got Fake Blood, it's lovely getting spoiled. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Floating Action
Post by: APR on Apr 20, 2013, 07:22 PM
Songkick says they're opening for the Futurebirds in D.C.
Title: Re: Floating Action
Post by: Osistheones on Apr 21, 2013, 01:29 PM
Wow, I'm pumped for this even more now, phenomenal news. Tempted to take the next day off and go to the Asheville show the following day.
Title: Floating Action
Post by: crooney on Apr 25, 2013, 09:49 AM
Just received an email from FA headquarters saying that the lp of 'desert etiquette' is now available for pre-order!  May 25th release. New tour dates too.  Huge
Title: Re: Floating Action
Post by: Fully on Apr 25, 2013, 11:48 AM
Just received an email from FA headquarters saying that the lp of 'desert etiquette' is now available for pre-order!  May 25th release. New tour dates too.  Huge

Nice! I've wanted this on vinyl. Thanks for the head's up. I haven't checked my email today. :beer:
Title: Re: Floating Action
Post by: rjlemons on Apr 25, 2013, 11:58 AM
Just received an email from FA headquarters saying that the lp of 'desert etiquette' is now available for pre-order!  May 25th release. New tour dates too.  Huge

Nice! I've wanted this on vinyl. Thanks for the head's up. I haven't checked my email today. :beer:

They'll be in Nashville June 7. I may have to make the trek for that.
Title: Re: Floating Action
Post by: Fully on Apr 25, 2013, 12:08 PM
Just received an email from FA headquarters saying that the lp of 'desert etiquette' is now available for pre-order!  May 25th release. New tour dates too.  Huge

Nice! I've wanted this on vinyl. Thanks for the head's up. I haven't checked my email today. :beer:

They'll be in Nashville June 7. I may have to make the trek for that.

Yeah, The Stone Fox. Don't eat there. Eat before you go. Hipster central too. I'll probably pass this time.
Title: Re: Floating Action
Post by: rjlemons on Apr 25, 2013, 12:11 PM
Just received an email from FA headquarters saying that the lp of 'desert etiquette' is now available for pre-order!  May 25th release. New tour dates too.  Huge

Nice! I've wanted this on vinyl. Thanks for the head's up. I haven't checked my email today. :beer:

They'll be in Nashville June 7. I may have to make the trek for that.

Yeah, The Stone Fox. Don't eat there. Eat before you go. Hipster central too. I'll probably pass this time.
Hmmm....thanks for the heads' up
Title: Re: Floating Action
Post by: oistheone on Apr 25, 2013, 06:20 PM
Pre-ordered! Between this Desert Etiquette reissue and the new album that should be out this year, it's gonna be a good summer for Floating Action fans!

Now the question is do I try and make one of these shows? I'd go broke if I did, but that concept is seeming strangely worth it right now.   
Title: Re: Floating Action
Post by: Fully on Apr 25, 2013, 07:38 PM
Pre-ordered! Between this Desert Etiquette reissue and the new album that should be out this year, it's gonna be a good summer for Floating Action fans!

Now the question is do I try and make one of these shows? I'd go broke if I did, but that concept is seeming strangely worth it right now.


If you love them that much, you need to see them at least one time. I got the album too. I've been wanting it on vinyl ever since I first heard it. Honestly, I liked it more than Fake Blood. They were good opening for Jacket in Port Chester, but I really enjoyed seeing them play their own show. I enjoyed watching the two drummers in sync. I'm going to skip The Nashville show because I just can't go back to The Stone Fox. I hate going deep into the heart of hipsterdom.
Title: Re: Floating Action
Post by: BH on Apr 26, 2013, 05:05 PM
Pre-ordered! Between this Desert Etiquette reissue and the new album that should be out this year, it's gonna be a good summer for Floating Action fans!

Now the question is do I try and make one of these shows? I'd go broke if I did, but that concept is seeming strangely worth it right now.


If you love them that much, you need to see them at least one time. I got the album too. I've been wanting it on vinyl ever since I first heard it. Honestly, I liked it more than Fake Blood. They were good opening for Jacket in Port Chester, but I really enjoyed seeing them play their own show. I enjoyed watching the two drummers in sync. I'm going to skip The Nashville show because I just can't go back to The Stone Fox. I hate going deep into the heart of hipsterdom.

If you don't go Fully, than the hipsters win.   :cry:
Title: Floating Action
Post by: Fully on Apr 27, 2013, 09:03 AM
Pre-ordered! Between this Desert Etiquette reissue and the new album that should be out this year, it's gonna be a good summer for Floating Action fans!

Now the question is do I try and make one of these shows? I'd go broke if I did, but that concept is seeming strangely worth it right now.


If you love them that much, you need to see them at least one time. I got the album too. I've been wanting it on vinyl ever since I first heard it. Honestly, I liked it more than Fake Blood. They were good opening for Jacket in Port Chester, but I really enjoyed seeing them play their own show. I enjoyed watching the two drummers in sync. I'm going to skip The Nashville show because I just can't go back to The Stone Fox. I hate going deep into the heart of hipsterdom.

If you don't go Fully, than the hipsters win.   :cry:

There's just do damn many of them in Nashville now. There's an invasion of them. I'll need backup.
Title: Re: Floating Action
Post by: jcoyote on Apr 29, 2013, 05:08 PM
I'm going to skip The Nashville show because I just can't go back to The Stone Fox. I hate going deep into the heart of hipsterdom.

If your mind is at peace, then let go. 

Or just go. 

Not sure how that actually relates to your situation, but I would not miss a band I loved locally because of the venue.  However, I have to travel normally several hours to see concerts.  Nobody plays in our town except Justin, Kenny, Taylor, etc.  However, Panic did play last week, but I've not listened to them since around 1999. 

I'm heading to Asheville this Friday night!! Woo hoo!!  Will not be at The Grey Eagle on the 25th, but will be in Brevard, and will see Shannon Whitworth on Sunday. 
Title: Re: Floating Action
Post by: Hawkeye on May 22, 2013, 07:35 PM
Picked the vinyl up tonight.  One of the benefits of living in Asheville.   :cool:  Will be going to the show this Saturday too!

(http://www.indyweek.com/binary/587d/FloatingAction_DesertEtiquette.jpg)
Title: Floating Action
Post by: Fully on May 22, 2013, 08:09 PM
I think I had mine shipped to my work. Also today was my last day for the school year. I'll have to drop in some to pick it up.
Title: Re: Floating Action
Post by: Dillsnufus on May 29, 2013, 01:52 PM
http://harvest-records.com/recordings10.php (http://harvest-records.com/recordings10.php)

dessert etiquette vinyl 300 copies

I'd buy it if i had a job or money.
Title: Re: Floating Action
Post by: jcoyote on May 29, 2013, 05:34 PM
Spoke with Seth very briefly after their (Shannon Whitworth Band) set on Sunday.  He said that the record would be shipped out this week, and sure enough when I woke up yesterday morning, I had a email from paypal.  It is currently in Greensboro, so it will be here tomorrow.  I've never heard the record, proper.  I've heard some cuts off the Daytrotter session.  Kinda decided once I realized that it was going to be released on vinyl, I would wait it out.  YouTube Shannon Whitworth White Squirrel, and you can see a video of them playing together.  As my wife wife remarked, "Seth has some stylin shoes on!" Very nice fella. 
Title: Floating Action
Post by: crooney on May 30, 2013, 08:33 PM
Just listened to the 'Desert Etiquette' LP for the first time.  Record sounds fantastic!!  IMHO, it is hard to beat in the mud, the balance, rincon as a run of songs.  Songwriting and melody off the charts!!  Big smile on my face this evening!!  Find this record.
Title: Re: Floating Action
Post by: Osistheones on May 30, 2013, 10:13 PM
Find this record.

I found it today and will be spinning it tomorrow for certain. Can't wait like Bart Scott.
Title: Re: Floating Action
Post by: justbcuzido on May 31, 2013, 01:17 PM
Just listened to the 'Desert Etiquette' LP for the first time.  Record sounds fantastic!!  IMHO, it is hard to beat in the mud, the balance, rincon as a run of songs.  Songwriting and melody off the charts!!  Big smile on my face this evening!!  Find this record.

Mine came in the mail yesterday and it sounds fantastic.
Title: Floating Action
Post by: Fully on May 31, 2013, 02:13 PM
Mine arrived yesterday too, but for some reason I had it shipped to my work. I guess I need to go up there and get it since I've got the next two months off.
Title: Re: Floating Action
Post by: oistheone on Jun 01, 2013, 12:52 AM
Still haven't got a shipping notification, but I'm eagerly awaiting one. Really looking forward to hearing this. I get the feeling "In The Mud" alone will be worth the price of admission.
Title: Re: Floating Action
Post by: Mr. White on Jun 08, 2013, 02:31 PM
I read on The Steam Engine's feed of Tweets from MMJ and its members -

@jimjames
COME SEE the one and only FLOATING ACTION with the wondrous LYDIA BURRELL this sat june 8 at ZBAR: https://t.co/8qXT73z9p7 not to be missed!

I am planning on going!
Title: Re: Floating Action
Post by: SaraBananaBear on Jun 09, 2013, 03:10 PM
I read on The Steam Engine's feed of Tweets from MMJ and its members -

@jimjames
COME SEE the one and only FLOATING ACTION with the wondrous LYDIA BURRELL this sat june 8 at ZBAR: https://t.co/8qXT73z9p7 not to be missed!

I am planning on going!

Oooh, would love a review! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Floating Action
Post by: Mr. White on Jun 09, 2013, 05:28 PM
I read on The Steam Engine's feed of Tweets from MMJ and its members -

@jimjames
COME SEE the one and only FLOATING ACTION with the wondrous LYDIA BURRELL this sat june 8 at ZBAR: https://t.co/8qXT73z9p7 (https://t.co/8qXT73z9p7) not to be missed!

I am planning on going!

Oooh, would love a review! :thumbsup:

I am new to Floating Action. I had only watched a couple of their videos on YouTube before going to last night's show. After their set, I did buy their Fake Blood album on vinyl and am in the process of downloading it using the included download card. Overall, I liked them a lot. The audience was a bit thin. They were supposed to start playing at 9:00 pm, but there weren't hardly any paying customers at that time. I settled down in a booth to eat before the show got going. Not long before the show started (around 10:00 pm), Deidra and her roommate joined me for a couple of drinks. When the show started, we all stood up to get a better view (by 10:00, the crowd had finally started to grow to an acceptable size). Jim James, his drummer Dave Givan, and his friend and fellow musician Daniel Martin Moore were all there for the entire evening as well. I tried to get a couple of photos of Floating Action, but with the low lighting and not using a flash, I only got underexposed and blurry images. Here is one of Floating Action that seems to reflect their name a bit.

(http://i1149.photobucket.com/albums/o583/Darkstarflashes/CIMG1855_zps480e2cb9.jpg)

The headliner was the Louisville band, Lydia Burrell. The audience was a little more excited to see them. (They were playing their very last show with their bass player, who was leaving the band in order to raise his children. The guitar player said they would be taking a break while they tried to figure out what to do about their next album release and how to move forward as a band.) I liked them a lot. Even though they had some technical issues with unwanted distortion from the guitar during two or three songs, their playing was very tight. Here are a few photos of Lydia Burrell. I was able to get better pictures of them since I had worked my way closer to the stage for their set.

(http://i1149.photobucket.com/albums/o583/Darkstarflashes/CIMG1859_zps62e191ff.jpg)

(http://i1149.photobucket.com/albums/o583/Darkstarflashes/CIMG1881_zpsc7ebb4b3.jpg)

(http://i1149.photobucket.com/albums/o583/Darkstarflashes/CIMG1883_zpsb4e563bb.jpg)
Title: Re: Floating Action
Post by: Waddy Peytona on Jun 09, 2013, 10:28 PM
I read on The Steam Engine's feed of Tweets from MMJ and its members -

@jimjames
COME SEE the one and only FLOATING ACTION with the wondrous LYDIA BURRELL this sat june 8 at ZBAR: https://t.co/8qXT73z9p7 (https://t.co/8qXT73z9p7) not to be missed!

I am planning on going!

Oooh, would love a review! :thumbsup:

I am new to Floating Action. I had only watched a couple of their videos on YouTube before going to last night's show. After their set, I did buy their Fake Blood album on vinyl and am in the process of downloading it using the included download card. Overall, I liked them a lot. The audience was a bit thin. They were supposed to start playing at 9:00 pm, but there weren't hardly any paying customers at that time. I settled down in a booth to eat before the show got going. Not long before the show started (around 10:00 pm), Deidra and her roommate joined me for a couple of drinks. When the show started, we all stood up to get a better view (by 10:00, the crowd had finally started to grow to an acceptable size). Jim James, his drummer Dave Givan, and his friend and fellow musician Daniel Martin Moore were all there for the entire evening as well. I tried to get a couple of photos of Floating Action, but with the low lighting and not using a flash, I only got underexposed and blurry images. Here is one of Floating Action that seems to reflect their name a bit.

(http://i1149.photobucket.com/albums/o583/Darkstarflashes/CIMG1855_zps480e2cb9.jpg)

The headliner was the Louisville band, Lydia Burrell. The audience was a little more excited to see them. (They were playing their very last show with their bass player, who was leaving the band in order to raise his children. The guitar player said they would be taking a break while they tried to figure out what to do about their next album release and how to move forward as a band.) I liked them a lot. Even though they had some technical issues with unwanted distortion from the guitar during two or three songs, their playing was very tight. Here are a few photos of Lydia Burrell. I was able to get better pictures of them since I had worked my way closer to the stage for their set.

(http://i1149.photobucket.com/albums/o583/Darkstarflashes/CIMG1859_zps62e191ff.jpg)

(http://i1149.photobucket.com/albums/o583/Darkstarflashes/CIMG1881_zpsc7ebb4b3.jpg)

(http://i1149.photobucket.com/albums/o583/Darkstarflashes/CIMG1883_zpsb4e563bb.jpg)

I know there was a sellout show over at Headliners, which probably kept attendance down. But I liked the smaller crowd. It made for a very intimate show.
Title: Re: Floating Action
Post by: rjlemons on Jun 10, 2013, 03:59 PM
I saw Floating Action at The Stone Fox in Nashville on Friday night. The crowd was fairly small as the venue is quite small but the intimacy was great. They played very well and I only wish they could have played longer. I almost went to Louisville for a second dose on Saturday night but decided against it and now I'm regretting it!

I’m glad you had fun at the Louisville gig, Mr. White, and I hope you enjoy your Fake Blood album. If you like Fake Blood, you should definitely get their other two albums. Their music is in my rotation daily and I never get tired of it.

My phone doesn't have the best audio when taking videos but here’s a video of Not What I Came For.

http://youtu.be/pIHbDskXbgY (http://youtu.be/pIHbDskXbgY)
Title: Re: Floating Action
Post by: oistheone on Jul 03, 2013, 05:05 PM
Did anyone else benefit from the Desert Etiquette vinyl download code mixup that gave a copy of the instrumental version rather than the finished product with vocals? I sure did! This instrumental version is DOPE!
Title: Re: Floating Action
Post by: Hawkeye on Jul 03, 2013, 07:49 PM
I was wondering about that!  I haven't tried my download yet.  I hope I got the instrumental version...if not, hoping you can share!  :kiss:
Title: Floating Action
Post by: crooney on Jul 04, 2013, 02:02 PM
oistheone, many thx for the headsup on the download.  I didn't bother to download the mp3s at first because I have the album on my ipod. used my code to download the instrumentals last night.  Just killer, will be in the rotation for a long time!! 
Title: Re: Floating Action
Post by: SaraBananaBear on Jul 14, 2013, 11:24 AM
I read on The Steam Engine's feed of Tweets from MMJ and its members -

@jimjames
COME SEE the one and only FLOATING ACTION with the wondrous LYDIA BURRELL this sat june 8 at ZBAR: https://t.co/8qXT73z9p7 (https://t.co/8qXT73z9p7) not to be missed!

I am planning on going!

Oooh, would love a review! :thumbsup:

I am new to Floating Action. I had only watched a couple of their videos on YouTube before going to last night's show. After their set, I did buy their Fake Blood album on vinyl and am in the process of downloading it using the included download card. Overall, I liked them a lot. The audience was a bit thin. They were supposed to start playing at 9:00 pm, but there weren't hardly any paying customers at that time. I settled down in a booth to eat before the show got going. Not long before the show started (around 10:00 pm), Deidra and her roommate joined me for a couple of drinks. When the show started, we all stood up to get a better view (by 10:00, the crowd had finally started to grow to an acceptable size). Jim James, his drummer Dave Givan, and his friend and fellow musician Daniel Martin Moore were all there for the entire evening as well. I tried to get a couple of photos of Floating Action, but with the low lighting and not using a flash, I only got underexposed and blurry images. Here is one of Floating Action that seems to reflect their name a bit.

(http://i1149.photobucket.com/albums/o583/Darkstarflashes/CIMG1855_zps480e2cb9.jpg)

The headliner was the Louisville band, Lydia Burrell. The audience was a little more excited to see them. (They were playing their very last show with their bass player, who was leaving the band in order to raise his children. The guitar player said they would be taking a break while they tried to figure out what to do about their next album release and how to move forward as a band.) I liked them a lot. Even though they had some technical issues with unwanted distortion from the guitar during two or three songs, their playing was very tight. Here are a few photos of Lydia Burrell. I was able to get better pictures of them since I had worked my way closer to the stage for their set.

(http://i1149.photobucket.com/albums/o583/Darkstarflashes/CIMG1859_zps62e191ff.jpg)

(http://i1149.photobucket.com/albums/o583/Darkstarflashes/CIMG1881_zpsc7ebb4b3.jpg)

(http://i1149.photobucket.com/albums/o583/Darkstarflashes/CIMG1883_zpsb4e563bb.jpg)

Great review, thanks! :thumbsup: Really wish I could have gone to that show.
Title: Re: Floating Action
Post by: SaraBananaBear on Jul 14, 2013, 11:25 AM
Did anyone else benefit from the Desert Etiquette vinyl download code mixup that gave a copy of the instrumental version rather than the finished product with vocals? I sure did! This instrumental version is DOPE!

Interesting! Thanks for sharing, will try this asap.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Floating Action
Post by: Hawkeye on Jul 14, 2013, 01:15 PM
I will share the instrumentals if anyone needs/wants them.
Title: Re: Floating Action
Post by: oistheone on Dec 27, 2013, 05:57 PM
Did anyone check out the show last week at the Mothlight? Really wish I was there. Word on the street is they played an epic 30+ song set, debuting a shitload of material in the process. New album is out in April, so I'm hoping that means tour dates in the spring.

One of my goals for 2014 is to see Floating Action as much as I possibly can. I'm beyond due for a trip to Asheville.
Title: Re: Floating Action
Post by: Hawkeye on Dec 30, 2013, 10:52 AM
I tried to get into the Mothlight but it was sold out  :cry:

Thought about purchasing tickets ahead of time but didn't think I'd get wife approval...that night I decide to say "F it" and ask her...she says yes, but by that time it's sold out.  I tried to slip the door guy some $$ to let me in, but no dice.  I heard a few songs from outside the front door.  And then went next door for a few beers to drown my sorrows.
Title: Re: Floating Action
Post by: jcoyote on May 12, 2014, 02:02 PM
Saw them @ French Broad River Fest.  They just killed it.  Heard what I think was three new songs, which I loved from the getgo.  Can't wait to actually get a copy of the record.  From what I understand, it will be August.  Just happy to see them play, although since it was a fest, it was only one hour 15 minutes.  Wished it would have been longer, but glad to have witnessed it. 
Title: Re: Floating Action
Post by: Osistheones on May 12, 2014, 04:17 PM
Album isn't coming out in June?
Title: Re: Floating Action
Post by: oistheone on May 12, 2014, 04:25 PM
I had heard the album was out the first week in June too! But I haven't heard or seen an official announcement, so it wouldn't shock me to see that pushed back.

That's awesome about the French Broad River Fest set though! That looked like one serene place to catch some FA vibes!
Title: Re: Floating Action
Post by: jcoyote on Jun 20, 2014, 08:48 AM
Big news from Black Mountain!  It seems the record will drop on August 26th.  Floating Action signed with New West Records, so it definitely will reach a broader audience!

I haven't been this excited for a new release since I don't know when. 
Linked 'cause there are pictures.   :beer:

http://www.newwestrecords.com/search/node/floating%20action (http://www.newwestrecords.com/search/node/floating%20action)

Also, an August 9th appearance in the God Save the Queen City Festival in Charlotte.  I haven't heard of a lot of these bands, so that probably means it will be stellar. 
http://www.gstqc.com/ (http://www.gstqc.com/)
Title: Re: Floating Action
Post by: oistheone on Jun 20, 2014, 09:12 AM
Big news from Black Mountain!  It seems the record will drop on August 26th.  Floating Action signed with New West Records, so it definitely will reach a broader audience!

I haven't been this excited for a new release since I don't know when. 
Linked 'cause there are pictures.   :beer:

http://www.newwestrecords.com/search/node/floating%20action (http://www.newwestrecords.com/search/node/floating%20action)

Also, an August 9th appearance in the God Save the Queen City Festival in Charlotte.  I haven't heard of a lot of these bands, so that probably means it will be stellar. 
http://www.gstqc.com/ (http://www.gstqc.com/)

Nice find, thanks for posting! This is one of my most anticipated records of the summer -- and that is some hilarious album artwork. For selfish reasons, I just wish they'd go on a bit more of an ambitious tour! Hard to find the time to get down to GA or NC, as much as I'd love to. This festival on the 9th looks verrrry tempting though. Not only Floating Action, but JEFF The Brotherhood AND Benji Hughes, who is pretty high on my musical bucket list.

Can't wait to see these guys again.
Title: Re: Floating Action
Post by: jcoyote on Jun 30, 2014, 02:21 PM
More Big News from Black Mountain!!!

12" clear vinyl single of "Unrevenged" from the LP "Body Questions" available now from Seth for $12 shipped to your place of stay.

Watch the video here. 
http://www.wonderingsound.com/news/video-premiere-floating-action/ (http://www.wonderingsound.com/news/video-premiere-floating-action/)

Title: Re: Floating Action
Post by: jcoyote on Jul 03, 2014, 03:43 PM
Got a copy of this yesterday!!  It is limited to 200 copies, and pressed on clear vinyl.  It states "Audio Mastered for Vinyl" on the plastic cover sleeve.  Download included.  I tried to post a picture of it, but it did not work. 

Title: Re: Floating Action
Post by: BH on Jul 08, 2014, 06:19 PM
You can stream all three tracks below.  A instrumental of Fleet Foxes Helplessness Blues!

https://soundcloud.com/newwestrecords/sets/floating-action-unrevenged-1/s-DP7tw
Title: Re: Floating Action
Post by: spence on Jul 08, 2014, 09:53 PM
I received an email today about Unrevenged being out and only available at local record stores, so I went by Lunchbox (Charlotte) today and sure enough they had it.  They actually had about 5 or 6 of them and the email said 200 total.  Haven't had a chance to listen to it yet but it looks nice and is good quality.
Title: Re: Floating Action
Post by: spence on Jul 09, 2014, 11:36 AM
Actually, in the email I received, if you click on the Body Questions album picture it directs you to a soundcloud website where you can listen to the whole album, 12 tracks total.  Sounds good.
Title: Re: Floating Action
Post by: oistheone on Jul 09, 2014, 11:48 AM
Actually, in the email I received, if you click on the Body Questions album picture it directs you to a soundcloud website where you can listen to the whole album, 12 tracks total.  Sounds good.

Ohh shit man, nice find!! Gotta rip this ASAP!
Title: Re: Floating Action
Post by: oistheone on Jul 10, 2014, 10:33 AM
Well I wasted no time in jumping off the deep end right into the rather clean waters of Body Questions. Compared to past FA releases, which have always had a bit of a muddy fog aesthetic, this one actually sounds pretty pristine in parts. But of course there's still plenty of that lo-fi Floating Action charm.

From a songwriting standpoint, I always find it amazing that Seth can just start a song banging out two chords and before you know it, layers upon layers are built upon it and it's a legit groove. "Hide Away For Too Long" is a great example, and a fantastic song.

So far my favorite might be "House of Secrets". That coda either contains the best Floating Action guitar solo since the first album or the best harmonica solo since "Sunlight". Either way, it kicks ass. Also love "Taking Me A Little While" and "No Surprise There".

I musically adore pretty much everything Seth touches, so it's no surprise that I love this album, but it's a pretty awesome surprise that I got to listen to it a month early. Thanks again for the hot tip spence!
Title: Re: Floating Action
Post by: Hawkeye on Jul 11, 2014, 11:14 AM
Anyone have a link to that Sound cloud of the new album?  I'd love to hear it!  I receive email from them and bought the new single but I didn't find an email that gives the Sound cloud link.  Thanks in advance!   :beer:  :kiss:
Title: Re: Floating Action
Post by: spence on Jul 11, 2014, 02:35 PM
https://soundcloud.com/newwestrecords/sets/floating-action-body/s-Y0Y9m

You have to click on that slug pic in the email.
Title: Re: Floating Action
Post by: Osistheones on Jul 11, 2014, 03:01 PM
Ran through the album a couple of times. I don't think it's as strong as Fake Blood, but it's still very good. 
Title: Re: Floating Action
Post by: jcoyote on Jul 14, 2014, 07:28 PM
I am holding off listening to it until I receive it on vinyl.  No reason why, just weird I guess.  However, I have more good news from Black Mountain!!  Research is finally available on vinyl! Plus, if you choose the correct amount of change, you can win a test pressing!!  Details here, because I did not explain it well.   :thumbsup:

Sometimes I do feel like Digging!

http://piaptk.limitedrun.com/products/531056-floating-action-research-lp-tape (http://piaptk.limitedrun.com/products/531056-floating-action-research-lp-tape)
Title: Re: Floating Action
Post by: jcoyote on Aug 07, 2014, 08:32 AM
Great story/couple of songs on NPR!  I can't wait for this record! 


http://www.npr.org/blogs/world-cafe/2014/08/04/337159893/world-cafe-next-floating-action (http://www.npr.org/blogs/world-cafe/2014/08/04/337159893/world-cafe-next-floating-action)
Title: Re: Floating Action
Post by: jcoyote on Aug 26, 2014, 04:14 PM
Well, headed up to Asheville Saturday night @ The Grey Eagle for the official album release party.  Needless to say, was not disappointed!  Picked up a few goodies, along w/ the vinyl of Body Questions.  Spun it Sunday night, and it REALLY sounds good!  Very quiet, flat piece of vinyl.  The album is very dynamic sounding, if that makes any sense.  Some of the songs immediately jumped out at me (Taking Me A Little While, Unrevenged, No Surprise There, Long Dark Shadow), some will no doubt grow on me, as they always seem to do.  The show was a VERY nice mix of oldies/new songs, and a closure of "Digging," before the four or five song encore.  Sometimes I do feel like Digging.  Pick this up!  Fans of Floating Action will not be disappointed, and if you're not a current fan, I hope you will be with this record.  Seth is obviously getting a lot of attention w/ New West, and I think they'll serve him well.  What an absolute talent. 

http://floatingaction.newwestrecords.com/ (http://floatingaction.newwestrecords.com/)
Title: Re: Floating Action
Post by: johnnYYac on Jan 01, 2016, 03:45 PM
Floating Action is offering a free download of its 12/26/15 show, or you can send a little $ their way (name your price).

https://floatingactionlive.bandcamp.com/album/spirichill-floating-action-live-12-26-15
Title: Re: Floating Action
Post by: oistheone on Jan 03, 2016, 11:21 AM
This live album is way cool. Seth is taking older tunes like "Well Hidden" and "Robespierre" and completely changing the arrangements, a la Dylan. I dig! Highlight for me might be "Unrevenged" -- goddamn that is some dreamy, serene and positively liquid guitarwork.

I've always felt Floating Action takes off to a new level of groove when Libramento is holding down the bottom end, and this recording proves the point. The groove in "Fang & Furr" is so strong and deep, it could double as a bomb shelter in the event of an apocalypse. Just wish they'd take this unit on the road. Seems like the only way to see FA in their top form is to head to Asheville. One day!
Title: Re: Floating Action
Post by: BH on Jan 04, 2016, 12:21 PM
Awesome!    Best $7 spent in awhile.
Title: Re: Floating Action
Post by: Osistheones on Jan 24, 2016, 01:49 PM
Just became aware of this. Jim makes an appearance apparently.

https://soundcloud.com/balladesports/sets/hold-your-fire (https://soundcloud.com/balladesports/sets/hold-your-fire)

Vinyl being done by PIAPTK

http://piaptk.limitedrun.com/products/566499-floating-action-hold-your-fire-2xlp (http://piaptk.limitedrun.com/products/566499-floating-action-hold-your-fire-2xlp)
Title: Re: Floating Action
Post by: johnnYYac on Jan 24, 2016, 03:09 PM
Just became aware of this. Jim makes an appearance apparently.

https://soundcloud.com/balladesports/sets/hold-your-fire (https://soundcloud.com/balladesports/sets/hold-your-fire)

Vinyl being done by PIAPTK

http://piaptk.limitedrun.com/products/566499-floating-action-hold-your-fire-2xlp (http://piaptk.limitedrun.com/products/566499-floating-action-hold-your-fire-2xlp)
Only 300 vinyl 2xLPs being pressed.  50 of those are handmade and are sold out.  I picked up one of the remaining 250, plus the lathe-cut 7" containing the unreleased track My Blood is Bright Red.

From the PIAPTK site:

Floating Action - Hold Your Fire 2xLP PIAPTK-196

http://piaptk.limitedrun.com/products/566499-floating-action-hold-your-fire-2xlp

THIS IS A PREORDER. WE EXPECT THAT RECORDS WILL BEGIN SHIPPING AROUND VALENTINES DAY IF NOT SOONER. ANY OTHER RELEASES PURCHASED WITH THIS RECORD WILL SHIP WHEN ALL RECORDS ARE READY.

We are so excited to release the new, double LP from NC's Floating Action. Seth Kaufmann, besides being the sole player on most Floating Action records, is also the secret weapon/hired gun that adds the finishing touches and production to everyone from Pop superstars to Indie Rock stalwarts. The new 21 song double album includes guest vocal appearances from Jim James of My Morning Jacket, Angel Olsen, and Shannon Whitworth.

Check some of it out here: https://soundcloud.com/balladesports

Limited Edition of 300 copies, 50 of which are handmade by Seth himself using hand painting and silkscreening. (Photos not yet available). Handmade editions include a special bonus 7" Semi Flexi lathe cut with the unreleased song, My Blood is Bright Red. We only have 20 copies of this version available!

If you miss out on the handmade edition, you can add on the Semi-Flexi lathe cut for only $6 (available only during preorders, will never be repressed).

These come packaged in hand assembled, Taiwanese-Style Bootleg covers, on fancy label-less weirdo splatter vinyl configurations, hand made by Mike Dixon of PIAPTK. Every one is different, and they are all weird. Mike spent 5 days hunched over an industrial press in NJ making these records and hand-mixing the vinyl pellets. They are all a combination of Green, Silver, Blue, Yellow, and Clear.
This is a co-release between PIAPTK, Baby Gas Mask, and Soild Gold Extended Services Division.

(http://s0.limitedrun.com/images/1167867/IMG_5846.JPG)

(http://s0.limitedrun.com/images/1167871/IMG_5845.JPG)

more pics at http://piaptk.limitedrun.com/products/566499-floating-action-hold-your-fire-2xlp
Title: Re: Floating Action
Post by: oistheone on Jan 24, 2016, 03:30 PM
Wonder if they realize the whole album is available on that stream!?
Title: Re: Floating Action
Post by: Osistheones on Jan 24, 2016, 03:45 PM
PIAPTK doesn't seem to realize it, but I bet FA does. Body Questions was available early too. If you order the vinyl you get an immediate download of the full album.
Title: Re: Floating Action
Post by: oistheone on Jan 25, 2016, 02:09 PM
This new album is really, really good. A return to the sonically glorious form of Desert Etiquette after a couple forays into a poppier direction. This album puts you in a mood -- a great one. The vibes shoot right out of the speakers. 

EDIT - On second listen, might be ready to call this Seth's masterpiece.
Title: Re: Floating Action
Post by: ditty on Jan 25, 2016, 03:06 PM
Great first listen, thanks for the heads up!  These guys were awesome in Columbus opening for MMJ, last June.
Title: Re: Floating Action
Post by: Osistheones on Jan 25, 2016, 08:42 PM
A lotta good songs on here, but it's a bit long for my taste. Fake Blood might actually be my favorite Floating Action LP.
Title: Re: Floating Action
Post by: Jackets N Pones on Mar 11, 2016, 09:01 AM
What are the top 10 best floating action songs?
Title: Re: Floating Action
Post by: oistheone on Mar 11, 2016, 01:21 PM
Digging
Sunlight
To Connect
50 Lashes
Unrobbed
Sbarro
Heavy Fruit
In The Mud
So Vapor
Lost All My Money
Title: Re: Floating Action
Post by: cy on Aug 30, 2017, 07:17 PM
Didn't see any mention for the new album, but it's fantastic!

Floating Action - Is It Exquisite
Title: Re: Floating Action
Post by: oistheone on Aug 30, 2017, 07:27 PM
Cannot wait for my copy to get here!!! Should arrive any day now, at which point it likely shall not come off my turntable for weeks.
Title: Re: Floating Action
Post by: cy on Aug 30, 2017, 07:44 PM
Cannot wait for my copy to get here!!! Should arrive any day now, at which point it likely shall not come off my turntable for weeks.

Yes! Mine arrived yesterday and I am really digging it!!
Title: Re: Floating Action
Post by: searchinbig on Aug 31, 2017, 06:59 AM
Nice! I have not received mine yet because I ordered the hand painted version. So looking forward to it!!
Title: Re: Floating Action
Post by: BH on Aug 31, 2017, 03:45 PM
Dang, didn't even know there was a new one.  Great news!!!
Title: Re: Floating Action
Post by: crooney on Aug 31, 2017, 04:46 PM
Controlled Burn!  That track is hot hot hot.  Gonna kill live.  Thx Seth!
Title: Re: Floating Action
Post by: cy on Aug 31, 2017, 10:29 PM
Controlled Burn!  That track is hot hot hot.  Gonna kill live.  Thx Seth!

have to agree this track is ridiculous
Title: Re: Floating Action
Post by: oistheone on Sep 02, 2017, 03:53 PM
Controlled Burn isn't just one of the best songs Seth has ever written, it might be one of the best goddamn jams I've ever heard. Had the album spinning at my cottage late last night and this song stopped everyone in their tracks. We immediately put it on again.

What an album!