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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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April 2011: Disaster

A Greg Bonnell tune we recorded at Rustic Bridge, Used Kids Records, and Indianola Presbyterian Church between 2010 and 2011. A rocker, to be sure.

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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 donewaiting.com are putting this out for a good cause.

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

BEST ROOTS ALBUMS OF THE 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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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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Everyone needs a graphic designer – here’s why

Greg took it upon himself to produce our first “stage plot (PDF).” We were in need of one for the Nelsonville Festival, May 16th – May 18th, in Nelsonville, Ohio. He noticed we were a little behind the times as far as “stage plots” go.

Moviola Stage Plot

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