While doing the typical college guy thing and trying to learn how to play the guitar better, I stumbled upon a fantastic website, Daytrotter. Admittedly, the site caters more towards the indie/emo/what-the-fuck-is-this-music genres. But we all know evident drug use and good music go hand in hand.

Daytrotter is actually the name given to sessions played by traveling bands. Since any successful band tours around the country, they are bound to drive through Rock Island, IL. If a band so chooses to stop in to Futureappletree Studio One, they are invited to share with the world some of their musical talents. To quote Daytrotter’s about page:


They use borrowed instruments, play with their touring mates, utilize a often unkempt toilet, eat some food and then cram back into their vans for the last half of the drive. What they leave behind is a pile of ashes, sometimes a forgotten stocking hat and four absolutely collectible songs that often impart on whomever listens to them the true intensity that these musicians put into their art, sometimes with more clarity than they do when they have months to tinker with overdubs and experiments.

When I first stumbled upon Daytrotter, my face nearly melted off when I listened to “Shut Up I am Dreaming of Places Where Lovers Have Wings” (warning: link plays music) by Sunset Rubdown. You’re lucky I am here writing today. Maybe that could explain the sudden lapse in postings.

Anyway, check out Daytrotter for some of your favorite bands and see if they have any songs. All of the songs are pretty good quality and of the utmost rockery.

Melt Your Face: Daytrotter