Like Flannelgraph label guy Jared Cheek says, "Mike Adams is cranking out some of the best records of all time right before our very eyes." And Cheek is releasing those records, and we are agreeing with him. This summer's album from his project Mike Adams At His Honest Weight is an insta-classic, an imminently replayable piece of local pop in constant rotation in my office.
And the associated videos have been great, too. I'm so happy to premiere this video for single "Good Thing Going" — which I have to admit, I agreed to do before even watching. That's how much I love Best of Boiler Room Classics
and the promo informercial released along with it. When I actually did watch it, I wasn't disappointed (whew). Shot on a vintage tube camera at Bloomington's local public access station, "Good Thing Going" fits right in with the rest of Adams' oeuvre: goofy, sincere and totally in on the joke.
Here's our story on the connections between Adams and Cheek's labels
and our profile of Adams
from earlier this year. But wait! Before you do literally anything else — I mean it; if you're eating, I expect that spoon to be paused and quivering in your hand, Jurassic Park
-style — watch this video.
And that excellent infomercial we mentioned:
And then listen to the full album:
And read his band's tour dates:
10/10/2014 - Bloomington, IN - The Bishop, with Motel Beds
10/31/2014 - Dayton, OH - Blind Bob’s with Motel Beds & Hex Net
11/01/2014 - Pittsburgh, PA - Garfield Artworks with City Steps & The Lampshades
11/02/2014 - Philadelphia, PA - Chill Collins with TBA
11/03/2014 - Brooklyn, NY - Baby’s All Right with Eastern Midwestern
11/04/2014 - DC Area11/05/2014 - Cleveland, OH - Now That’s Class with Nowhere
11/06/2014 - Cincinnati, OH - The Drinkery with Frontier Folk Nebraska
11/07/2014 - Louisville, KY
And watch this episode of The Mike Adams Show:
Okay, now you can go read the other articles.