The sleeping pill is wearing off

Here’s a link to a Moviola page over on Bela’s Anyway Records site.

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Shave and a haircut, two songs

A couple songs from a recent session we recorded in a barber shop in Columbus, the legendary Mug and Brush. It was fun, there was free beer and pizza, though we didn’t get free haircuts. It was also about -2F outside, hence the frosty window effect. I hope you enjoy these.

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Record Store Day 7″

Split 7″ with Hiss Golden Messenger for Record Store Day. 200 copies. LH4EVR.

3:15 show at Used Kids Records 4/21.

All day live music w/ Cheater Slicks, Hoot Owls, Psychedelic Horseshit, Mike Rep + Tommy Jay, Shack Job, and more.


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Moviola covers Eddy Arnold’s “Will Santy Come To Shanty Town?”

On a recent autumn evening we gathered to listen, learn and record this timeless, creepy classic by departed country crooner, Eddy Arnold, which possesses one of the single most depressing lyrics in the history of mankind: “He didn’t stop last Christmas Eve/Doesn’t he know we live here?/Will Mommy have to paint my toys/The way she did last year?” Oooft. Delivered in the inimitable down-low basso profondo by our own Parker Paul. Listen, download and share, as our friends at are putting this out for a good cause.

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Make The Load Lighter: Indie Rock for Haiti, Comp

Our friend Al Crisafulli from Dromedary Records put together a digital download comp titled Make The Load Lighter to benefit survivors of the recent Haitian earthquake. All proceeds will go to benefit Voice of Haiti, a charity that’s been doing work there since 2005. The Moviola track is “Calling On The Line.” (A-side of our Kitchen Waltz Preamble  7″ on Kim Will Kill Me, 1999, Tabachnick lead vocals) 

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Rhapsody Blog Top 25 Roots Albums of the… wait for it… Decade

BY Justin Farrar

6. Moviola, Dead Knowledge, 2007

“If you’re a purist, then many of the jams you’re about to encounter are going to confound, maybe even offend, you. And that’s because I have a very liberal (some would say skewed) definition what constitutes roots music. Fellow Rhapsody scribe Chuck Eddy once used the phrase “art country” to describe my aesthetic sensibilities. And he’s right. I love rootsy stuff, but I also love psychedelic weirdness and underground-bred eccentricities. The aughts were a pretty darn good decade for the intersection of these various proclivities. With the alt-country movement fragmenting and thus relinquishing its grip on the basic concept of a non-mainstream folk-based genre…” –More

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Moviola El Chuco

“Knotty Pine” 07.11.2009, in the Goody Boy parking lot.

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Hot Fun

Long time no post, friends. Some upcoming movement in Moviolaland in upcoming months. We’re playing twice here in Columbus in July, first on July 11 with a long list of other acts at the Surly Girl/Columbus Music Co-op Parking Lot Blowout show, and then on July 25 with good friend Eve Searls and her band Bird and Flower for her record release party at Wholly Craft. First time ever playing in a craft store, that one. Eve just sang some vocals on a new Moviola song, and the results were fantastical. We also had some horn players, Jason and Billy, just record some honkin trumpet and sax parts on a couple other songs, and they may turn up at one of these shows soon, who knows. A couple other guests recording with us soon, which we are very stoked about, but we don’t want to spill the beans on that one just yet. Other than that, Parker Paul (who mans the keyboards in Moviola) is playing a rare show soon, you should go see that, and a long-simmering project Jake has been working on with Jerry DeCicca is finally coming out is out now on Drag City soon. Hooray for that. Talk at you soon.

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Paul takes a shower, May 2009

Hola, mi amigos. Off come the sweaters and we’re hot and heavy for summer weather in Moviola-land. We were holed up in Used Kids for the winter hammering out some new songs, and set to recording them a few weekends ago up near a ravine in north Columbus. You can see a few posts about it over on the newfangled twitter feed if you like. Follow us, if you dare. It was a great time. We all set up in a big room, even Sparky the mutt, and ran quickly through about seven songs which are all sounding aces. We even had time to cook out, Paul took a shower, and we coined a new verb: “garthing.” A few more overdubbizations to do, surely. We’ll be playing a show this summer in July, details soon…

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DJ Jerry-Jer and the Low Bandwidth Radio Show

Jerry did the Pat Radio show over the Thanksgiving holiday to talk about our upcoming Dec. 5th show with D. Charles Speer from NYC.

Here’s the Columbus Underground mention + links.

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