Stone Breath, Albatwitch and the music scene of south central Pennsylvania
About an hour north of Baltimore, the city of York serves as kind of a hub for the music scene in South Central Pennsylvania. This time on the Metallomusikum podcast, I talk to Timothy Renner, who is in both the acid folk band Stone Breath and the experimental blackened noise duo Albatwitch. Brian Magar, the other half of Albatwitch, also chimes in. Topics include the release of the new Albatwitch recording, “If Corporations are People, Why Won’t They Die?”, the music scene in their region, and details of an upcoming folk music show at Baltimore’s Sidebar featuring Stone Breath.
I have been wanting to hold a folk music show in Baltimore for some time. But not the folk music that you find in coffee shops, no –the dark neo-anarcho-folk you find at pagan gatherings and protest rallies. Stone Breath is all of that plus a love of nature and a celebration of the environment. On the other hand, the duo Albatwitch, who do not perform live, offer up a chaotic mix of blackened, experimental punk noise that challenges the status quo of the government and the norms of society.
Thanks to Tim and Brian for joining me via Skype. Come out Saturday and meet them!
Listen to the podcast here.
The new Albatwitch record can be pre-ordered at this link.
Stone Breath’s many recordings can be found at this link.
Much of York’s music scene revolves around the club The Depot. View their schedule here.