Cassette Store Day in Savannah: new music from Furious Hooves, The Casket Girls, Sauna Heat

It’s Cassette Store Day.

To celebrate the day, indie label Furious Hooves (based in part in Savannah) has released Stay Rad Vol. 01, featuring some great new work by mumbledust, Hallucinex, and other bands with the label:

Graveface Records has released the new single “Holding You Back” by The Casket Girls:

And Sauna Heat‘s new cassette Singles – 2012 is being sold by the UK indie label fuzzbook:

Helado Negro in Savannah

Helado Negro played a private party last week here in Savannah. It was something of a homecoming — the musician was once a student at the Savannah College of Art and Design. Of the 50+ in attendance, a fair number seemed to know Negro from back in the day in college.

Helado Negro’s set was hypnotic.

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Heyrocco releases “shitty demos” for “Greatest Hits of the 90s”

Heyrocco is currently on tour on the East Coast. This week they’re supporting headliner CUSSES from Savannah in Sommerville, Baltimore, and Richmond.

I’ve been following Heyrocco’s music closely for about a year now, and it’s been really interesting to watch the very young and awesomely talented trio explore different styles.

I’m a big fan of these recently released “shitty demos” for Greatest Hits of the 90s. Well worth a listen:

Heyrocco at The Sparetime in Savannah

Heyrocco at The Sparetime in Savannah

Black Tusk begins another European tour Sept. 13th

The Savannah-based metal trio Black Tusk is headed to Europe later this week promoting their recent EP Tend No Wounds on Relapse Records.

Black Tusk’s monthlong tour begins September 13th in Frankfurt, with gigs literally every day until October 12th. On October 5th, Black Tusk plays in Copenhagen with Baroness, which also got its start here in Savannah.

Take “Truth Untold” full screen for the full effect:

I took a few shots of Black Tusk’s recent gig at The Jinx here in Savannah:

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a new music blog for Savannah, Georgia

So what is this?

hissing lawns is a new music blog based in Savannah, Georgia. We’ll obviously have regular news and multimedia from Savannah-based acts, but we’ll also be posting about touring acts on their way through town, plus regional, national, and international acts.

For unclear reasons, Savannah’s steadily growing music scene has not really spawned any music blogs.

We’ll be getting quite a bit of content up here in the next few days. If you’ve already stumbled upon this, feel free to share.

Oh: hissing lawns. Some of you will know that the name is a nod toward Joni Mitchell, but more about that later.