On their fifth album, the Granite Countertops perform a collection of cover songs by various artists from the 20th century we deem essential for the times, to create a new standard for 21st-Century alternative music.
Starting with a thrashy blast through an all-too-timely Woody Guthrie song and ending with a Velvetesque take on the Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band’s most mystical moment of Zen, J Neo Marvin and Davis Jones find profound new corners in some of their all time favorite songs. In New Standards, the duo take on raw material from David Bowie, Iggy Pop, Lou Reed, Kevin Ayers, Bob Dylan, Neil Young, John Lydon, and more, weaving their words and music into a fresh new sonic experience. Join the Granite Countertops as they build a vision for the future out of 15 precious pieces of their past.
released March 25, 2019
J Neo Marvin and Davis Jones: All vocals and instruments Michael Lyons: Special guest support vocal on Song From The Bottom Of A Well.
Ear Candle productions has just released the fourth album by the Granite Countertops, GIRLS CAN’T WAIT. 12 original songs performed entirely by Davis Jones and J Neo Marvin.
On their fourth album, the Granite Countertops return with a set of all-new original songs, two of which adapt the words of 14th century Persian Sufi poet Hafiz to address the world of 2018. An album of catchy post-punk, intense drones, lush vocal harmonies, gnarly guitars, quirky electronics, and hip-shaking beats. Girls Can’t Wait offers 12 songs about DIY art spaces, debased propaganda, dark nights of the soul, the healing power of love, and, especially, girls who can no longer wait.
“The Difference Between,” and “The Angels Know You Well,” from The Gift by Daniel Ladinsky, copyright 1999, and used by permission of the author.
Við krefjumst framtíðar. (Icelandic for “We demand a future”.)
Audio Training: Learn about the profession of FCC RadioTelephone Operators.
The Granite Countertops have released a new musical fast paced single that is also an educational audio training. Take the training, and suggest this to your friends! This profession requires no education, just study and pass the FCC test uses resources embedded in this announcement. Click the link below to purchase this audio release.
The audio embeds data that leads the learner to locate resources to train, test, and operate as a Radio Telephone operator. This does not provide jobs, but in the training learner is readied to join job networks, prepared to perform the duties upon successful completion of tests to gain the license.
Ear Candle Productions now has a Bandcamp presence! We love Bandcamp and support and patronize our friends there, so it makes sense to bring our three active artists into the fold. Bandcamp has, over a scant few years, grown into a vast and intricate community of independent artists as well as a gorgeous platform where curious listeners can sample an artist’s wares and buy individual tunes or whole albums on the spot.
The penultimate video from the Granite Countertops album, PLANETS DON’T TWINKLE. (One more to go!) Let’s just say it stands for “free form spectacular”, or maybe “familiar frustration song”. A cry from the heart. Whimsical and deadly serious. Here, have some noise.
The next video from PLANETS DON’T TWINKLE. Once again we filmed the performance in our hotel room at the Hard Rock Hotel in Lake Tahoe. The eldritch abominations were channeled from the 2016 GOP primary. A comment on our current level of socio-political discourse. Can’t we do better? Get the song here!