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John Galm Spills the Beans!

John Galm is best known for his vocals in bands like Street Smart Cyclist and Snowing. However, he has a handful of projects that aren’t as well known about. Apparently, he’s ashamed of some of them. Sorry, John. I think they’re great, and i’m sure there’s other people out there who will feel the same way too.

The first of these is a solo album that he recorded in just one day. It’s really great, stripped down and low quality stuff. There’s moments where it sounds kind of Kevin Devine-esque. It’s simple, but really great. I dig it a lot.

John GalmNovember 22nd

The next is a project where John is assumedly solo as well. This, however, goes under the moniker Me Here, You There. It kind of sounds a little bit like Bright Eyes or something of that sort.  A thank you goes out to Nick from the Get Rad forums for sharing this.

Me Here, You ThereLive from Giant Stadium

Audio Recording Club

And last but not least is Audio Recording Club.  The EP is only okay, but the full-length album is really, really good. It’s well composed post-hardcore/pop-punk music. John is sharing vocal duties with someone else in this.

Audio Recording ClubEP + In the End, We Are All Light

That’s all for now. If anything else comes up, I’ll post it. I really love the Solo album (November 22), and that is personally where I would start.

UPDATE: My friend Tyler has informed me of a band called Decathalete that John was involved in as well. I am currently in looking around for their EP, but I’m not finding anything. If anyone wants to help me with this, that would be amazing.

Street Smart Cyclist.

Street Smart Cyclist.

Here’s the first band I’ll be posting. Street Smart Cyclist was a well-renowned emo band from the Lehigh Valley. They only put out one 7-inch record, an acoustic tour ep (the band themselves call it sketchy) and two unreleased songs that were meant for a split 7″ that never happened. There were small tensions inside the band, but the catalyst leading to the breakup was the fact that someone stole all the stuff from their van in North Carolina (with an explanation from guitarist Ross Brazuk here). John, Nate, and Ross are now playing in the great Snowing (who I will be posting about soon). Jon and Dave are working on an project of their own.

I personally loved this band and everything they put out. I really regret having the option to go to their last shows that they played with Algernon Cadwallader in upstate Pennsylvania and missing them, it will be something I’ll regret forever. Their 7″ was great, but the two songs meant for the split that are unreleased are my personal favorites. The tour EP takes a little bit of listening to get into, the mix on it is pretty horrible.

Street Smart Cyclist was

Jon Geeting – Guitar

Ross Brazuk – Guitar,

John Galm on vocals (replaced briefly by Jonathan “Cody” Garwacke of Yo Man, Go!)

Nate Dionne – Bass

Dave Geeting – Drums.

Here’s a link to download their stuff that they posted in a bulletin a while back. Enclosed in the file is their Demo 2006! 7″, Lint Traps Acoustic Tour EP and two songs intended for a 7″ that were never released. Unfortunately, they didn’t press many copies of their 7″ and don’t have anything to purchase. Apparently though, there have been talks of a discography 12″ or CD release…but that’s just hearsay.

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