Friday, September 11, 2009

Album Launch of Note: Visqueen's "Message to Garcia"

Please Guerillas, I implore you to check out Visqueen's third album, "Message to Garcia." It's rock by Rachel Flotard, a lady who is really good at rocking. She's the ultimate kind of leadin' lady that girls want to be and guys want to be with. In fact, she was named Seattle's "fifth most bangable rocker" by The Stranger. She has been known to travel and sing with Neko Case, and in return, the lovely and talented Neko sings on "Message."

But wait! There more! Inspired by her dad's NYC Steamfitters union, Rachel has launched the new album on her very own new label called Local 638 Records. As the touching but excellent story goes, she was the primary caregiver to her dad for six years. She moved him out from NJ (where she grew up) so they could be together. Sadly, he passed away a little more than a year ago, but not before this Visqueen mini-biography was filmed for It's worth the seven minutes it takes to watch Rachel in action, and ol' George steals the show:

And if you don't believe me, then believe John Richards, the host of KEXP's Morning Show in Seattle: "If it's possible to top their excellent debut, Visqueen has done just that. The long awaited third album from one of Seattle's best bands shows a ton of growth with even catchier songs and really tight songwriting. Every song is a single. One of the best records of the year."

Buy it here, $11.99 album/$0.99 per groove:


Anonymous said...

great call: visqueen are truly one rare gem.

Millie said...

I grew up in East Aurora,NY where Elbert Hubbard lived. He wrote the essay "A Message to Garcia' in the late 1800s and it has been a great inspiration to me as well. i have collected a good library of his works, his son was our family doctor and I visited his grandson in my hometown. Hubbard went down on the Lusitania with his wife Alice in 1914 on a fateful voyage to Europe. I am so pleased that his message still lives. He was an amazing man and would be so proud of you, your album and the eyepatched tiger.