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    AGAP
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    Anyone know anything about this, sounds pretty interesting, you can download demos from the album @ their homepage, go to the download section :wink:

    Carriercarrier.com

    HIDEAWAY RECORDS – NEWS
    September 25, 2004 – Latest News

    Carrier: Self-Titled (Hideaway Records)
    We’re excited and proud to announce the release of the debut Carrier album. The self titled album is in-stores now and begins a new chapter for Marc Benning and Brandon Aikin.

    Recorded in surroundings of remarkable beauty, Benning and Brandon Aiken created 10 new songs to transport and inspire.

    Carrier are joined by friends J Mascis, Kliph Scurlock (Flaming Lips) and Jim McPherson (Breeders, GBV) on the album.

    [img]http://www.hideawaymusic.com/images/carrier_slv.jpg[/img]

    hideawaymusic.com 8)

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    rambleon
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    ooh … that does sound good … :aliensmile:

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    Bucky Ramone
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    Sounds cool, Marc Benning’s previous band was 34 Satellite (and [useless trivia fact] he used to be married to Hazeldine’s Shawn Barton :roll: ) 34 Satellite were a cool band as well, I’ve got both their albums… 8) (I think I mentioned them on FS a couple of times)

    A short review from Magnet Magazine

    CARRIER -Carrier
    Living in a remote area of the Rocky Mountains can make a person go a little squirelly, a la Jack Nicholson in The Shining. Upon first hearing the lonesome-wailer chorus on Carrier’s “Finally Over Water,� you’d swear frontman Marc Benning had lost it and kidnapped J Mascis. Benning has made no secret of his love for the work of Dinosaur Jr; he even had the long-haired icon contribute guitar to a pair of albums by his previous band, 34 Satellite. When Benning’s high, clear tenor isn’t triggering thoughts of Dino Jr, it’s similar to Ben Gibbard from Death Cab For Cutie, who sounds like a less zonked, more vulnerable Mascis. Luckily, the songs have such a wide-open feel and memorable melodies, the similarities hardly matter. Benning wrote the tunes but gathered various friends to help make the album: Brandon Aikin (Panel Donor) on guitar and Kliph Scurlock (Flaming Lips) and Jim MacPherson (Breeders, Guided By Voices) on drums. Though it aims to be a rollicking Crazy Horse-style collective with ragged guitar salvos and thundering percussion, the ad hoc nature of the band and the fact the record is such a “studio album� results in Carrier sounding more like a Mildly Agitated Horse. [Hideaway, http://www.hideawaymusic.com]

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    AGAP
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    Strange, one mentions J contributing & the other doesn’t :?

    Sounds pleasing though, thanks for that other review db 8)

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    rambleon
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    Though it aims to be a rollicking Crazy Horse-style collective with ragged guitar salvos and thundering percussion, the ad hoc nature of the band and the fact the record is such a “studio album� results in Carrier sounding more like a Mildly Agitated Horse.

    what a brilliant line that is :lol:

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    oggie
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    j. did not play on the carrier record he played on a 34 satellite e.p. called parachutes in avalon (nearly impossible to find) with marc benning and jim macphereson (breeders/gbv). i saw carrier in chicago and they were great but no j.

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    I took the little promo bit on their record label site to mean J played on a song or two on the disc, never thought he toured with them.

    I’ve left a message with the label to clarify the info about who guested on the album.

    Still love the sound of all the songs I’ve downloaded from the site, hopefully will be able to d/l the album from Hideaway records when they update the site!

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    Bucky Ramone
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    "oggie" wrote:
    j. did not play on the carrier record he played on a 34 satellite e.p. called parachutes in avalon (nearly impossible to find) with marc benning and jim macphereson (breeders/gbv). i saw carrier in chicago and they were great but no j.

    Hi oggie, thanks for clearing that up & welcome on board! 8)

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    doomtown
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    from Hideaway Records website:
    "Carrier are joined by friends J Mascis, Kliph Scurlock (Flaming Lips) and Jim McPherson (Breeders, GBV) on the album."

    Maybe he did play on the Carrier CD as well as the 34 Satellite EP.

    I’ve been looking for that 34 Satellite EP for a while now with no luck.

    I emailed Hideaway Records to purchase this Carrier CD, but they never responded. ???? :cry:

    Hopefully the store will be open soon, and both will be available. :)

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    oggie
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    i have found a site to purchase both the 34 satellite e.p. and carrier lp. i am still pretty sure he is not on the carrier disc. only fools are possitive though.
    https://secure.bluecollardistro.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=CTGY&Store_Code=BCD&Category_Code=CAR”>https://secure.bluecollardistro.com/Mer … y_Code=CAR

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    doomtown
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    According to Big Hassle Media, J also appears on the 34 Satellite "Stop" CD:

    "After passing through his share of basement bands and moving to Colorado, Benning formed 34 Satellite, This group released four Hideaway Records discs: Stars (1998). Radar (2000), Stop (2002), and the E.P. Parachutes in Avalon (also 2002). The last two of these included guitar work by J. Mascis of Dinosaur Jr. and drumming by Jim MacPhereson ex-Breeders/Guided by Voices."

    http://www.bighassle.com/a_carrier.html#info”>http://www.bighassle.com/a_carrier.html#info

    Does anyone here own any of these albums? Any info in the liner notes?

    :wink:

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    stanner
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    hi-
    i got the 34 Satellite "STOP" from <bluecollardistro> today and damn if i can find J’s name *OR* sound on this here record. it credits 4 main players and a buncha ‘additional players’ and they thank a hella lot o’ peeps on the inner jacket-but NO J.
    so, i am disapointed for this dis/misinformation. :x if thats what it was :?:did i read something in this thread wrong?
    s 8)

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    Bucky Ramone
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    "stanner" wrote:
    NO J.
    so, i am disapointed for this dis/misinformation. :x if thats what it was :?:

    …No J., but still a fine album…… :wink: :lol:

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