This limited pressing 7″ compilation “Songs In The Key Of Bob – Under The Influence Of Guided By Voices” is the first release from Hibernator Gigs, a record label, a video production outfit out of Charlottesville, VA. It features seven original songs written and recorded in the style of Guided By Voices, including The Invisible Hand, Moore Brothers. Artwork by Thomas Dean. Out on April 30th.
“The origin of the comp began in a dusty library warehouse sometime in 2011. Adam Brock (The Invisible Hand), who happens to be a member of several of the bands featured on the comp, was employed in said warehouse sorting books. To stave off boredom he began to imagine the elaborate titles of the theses and journals he came across as though they were the titles of some lost classics by his low fi heroes, Guided By Voices. He made a list of his favorite titles, such gems as Cream of the Jesters and Viet Cong Motivation, and sent the list out to some of his favorite bands. The rules were simple: find a title that inspires you and write a GBV inspired song, no longer than two minutes, then record it using a four or eight track cassette recorder, in order to truly capture the GBV aesthetic.” –Hibernator Gigs Records
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|Anthony Restivo “Far Off and All Aflame”
photo: Ron Dressel
The Bridge Progressive Arts Initiative (Charlottesville, Va.) presented an artist and poet Anthony Restivo‘s “Far Off and All Aflame” (February, 2011) with original composition “Sun Ritual” by Great Dads aka Adam Smith (of The Invisible Hand).
The Invisible Hand – Two Chords
The song was originally appeared on their 2010 self-titled debut full-length album on Funny / Not Funny Records.
The Invisible Hand consists of Adam Smith, Thomas Dean, Jon Bray, Adam Brock.
The Invisible Hand – Top of the Pops
‘Top of the Pops’ is taken from The Invisible Hand‘s “Sinister Hand” Cassette/Digital, out now on Funny /Not Funny Records. The band from Charlottesville VA started by Adam Smith who writes and records songs under the name, the Invisible Hand, now consists of Smith and Thomas Dean, Jon Bray, Adam Brock. The Hand’s band page at Funny / Not Funny is here and also at Record Theory is here.