Band of Horses’ Tyler Ramsey Performs Two Songs in the Guild Lounge

Band of Horses guitarist Tyler Ramsey’s taste in acoustic music is reflected in his excellent 2011 album The Valley Wind.

In the videos below, Ramsey performed two memorable songs from that album, mesmerizing tracks called “1000 Blackbirds” and “Raven Shadow.”

Watch Ramsey in the Guild Lounge and visit his official website for upcoming tour dates.

Watch the Lone Bellow Perform Two Tracks Live

The Lone Bellow is one of the hottest folk rock acts out there at the moment, and one listen to their self-titled debut album can tell you why.

When they recently stopped by the Guild Lounge, they performed two of their new songs, “The One You Should Have Let Go” and “Teach Me to Know.”

Watch both tracks below and visit the Lone Bellow’s official Facebook page for more information.

Laura Marling Performs Exclusively for Guild

Prior to a recent headlining show at Shepherd’s Bush Empire in London, UK singer-songwriter Laura Marling gave an exclusive acoustic performance for Guild in the venue’s VIP room.

Watch below as the lovely Marling performs “Love Be Brave” off her fourth album Once I Was an Eagle. The 2013 album has been shortlisted for the coveted and highly influential Mercury Prize.

Rome Talks Working With Sublime

While discussing the first song he ever wrote with Sublime, Rome Ramirez (a.k.a. Rome) was all smiles.

“It was a pretty crazy experience. I was like 20-years old and I was in the studio with Sublime, the legendary huge rock band,” he said in an interview for Bud Light’s Music First series.

The tattooed tank-top-wearing Rome discussed the experience of putting together “You Better Listen,” while praising his fellow bandmates in the process.

“When they put their hands on the music, it gives it like this certain edge and this certain kind of bounce that not a lot of bands have,” he noted.

Check out Rome on his Guild acoustic performing Sublime with Rome’s “You Better Listen” below.

Visit Sublime with Rome’s official Facebook page for more information.

The Lumineers Play Two Hits on Jimmy Kimmel Live

Denver folk-rockers the Lumineers have been capturing the hearts and minds of fans around the world since the release of their 2012 self-titled debut album.

With the August 2013 release of a deluxe version of that record – which features five new songs – the Lumineers are definitely staying busy throughout the rest of this year, as well.

As such, the band recently stopped by Jimmy Kimmel Live to play two of their smash hits, ”Submarines” and “Stubborn Love.”

Watch both performances below and visit the Lumineers’ official website for a full list of tour dates.

The Head and Heart Perform on Fallon

Seattle’s indie folk-rock outfit the Head and the Heart recently took to Late Night with Jimmy Fallon to perform new single “Shake” and “Another Story.” The tracks appear on their upcoming sophomore album Let’s Be Still, due out Oct. 15.

Rolling Stone is now streaming the album in its entirety here.

Victory Enlists Femme Fatales for ‘This, That or This’ Music Video

 

Los Angeles-based artist Victory, a.k.a. Robert Fleming, has released a new video for his song “This, That or This,” a track off his 2013 album Victory is Music.

The black-and-white clip runs features several female associates performing the infinitely-catchy tune and can be seen below.

Visit Victory’s official website for more information.

Premier Guitar Reviews Guild Starfire Bass

Guild Starfire Bass
Premier Guitar recently posted an in-depth review of the new Guild Starfire Bass reissue, as well as an audio demo.

“The original Starfires were intended to offer up an easy playing neck, and the vintage spec’d, skinny neck of this bass is no different,” noted reviewer Rich Osweiler. “The fret dress was super clean and the neck felt fast and comfortable as I spent some quality time working the Starfire unplugged. And while doing so, I found this semi-hollow can resonate like there’s no tomorrow.”

Osweiler’s final verdict?

“The new incarnation of the Starfire bass is a nicely constructed instrument and it’s hard to find much fault with it,” he wrote. “It won’t appeal to slap stylists, those looking for super-modern tones, or more aggressive players who might find the dual finger rests a nuisance. (They can be removed.) The Starfire, however, could become a go-to for many players because its rich, warm, mellow tones are more than fitting for R&B, jazz, and of course, rock ’n’ roll. This bass has a little bit of history there.”

Head here to read the full review and check out their audio file below.

Scott Matthews Featured in MusicRadar

Scott Matthews

U.K. singer/songwriter Scott Matthews was recently featured in MusicRadar. The Ivor Novello award winner for songwriter discusses his inspirations, gives tips on songwriting and arranging instruments and dishes on his favorite gear.

“I’ve always been drawn to Guild, partly because most of my influences played them,” Matthews tells MR. “I remember buying my first Guild – a 1977 D-25. It’s without doubt the one guitar I can take into battle and still come out with unscathed. It’s built like a tank and sounds as sweet as a blackbird at the crack of dawn. The new Guilds are even better. I’ve been fortunate to try the new prototype Orpheum series. They’re unreal; light yet rock solid, and the attention to detail is insane. They sound like nothing else, and the ’30s-era design ethos also ticks a big box for me.”

Read the entire interview here.