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Self-Promotion Spotlight: The Great Outdoors

Posted by: Jeremy Aaron (03/28/10)
Discovered using the Self-Promotion Forum, this week's choice for the Spotlight is St. Louis'Great Outdoors. Want a shot at getting your band featured here? Sign up for an AP.net account and make a post in the self-promotion forum. Head over to the replies to read more about this week's pick.
  
 
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04:57 PM on 03/28/10
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Jeremy Aaron
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A moniker like The Great Outdoors suggests music of an organic, woodsy nature, but their style is instead one of spacey sophistication. Their soft, sparkling textures and mildly rhythmic grooves should be welcoming for fans of like-minded bands like As Tall as Lions. The two new songs on the band's myspace page are from their upcoming self-released debut Board Up Our Homes, out April 10th. If this little taste is any indication, this will unquestionably be one band worth keeping an eye on.
04:59 PM on 03/28/10
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Gregory Robson
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Great pcik bud. I dig this band. Cheers
06:09 PM on 03/28/10
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AMAAS
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yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes, my favorite local band from the area! Their live show is spot on & I cannot be more stoked that you guys chose to give them some much needed exposure on this website, awesome!
08:31 PM on 03/28/10
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imtherealdave
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Surprisingly good.
08:37 PM on 03/28/10
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wow thanks for this feature Jeremy! We appreciate it so much.
09:10 PM on 03/28/10
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DarkOne
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This guys sound great. Reminds me of a British band touched with american folk. Like Radio Head meets Johnny Cash.
09:10 PM on 03/28/10
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FINALLY The Great Outdoors gets the recognition they deserve on AP! This band has a defined and consistent sound that is even better experienced in their excellent live show. The dual vocal parts are refreshing and the songs stick in your head for days.

And Elliot is one fine piece of BROAST beef.

Congrats, The Great Outdoors! Looking forward to picking up the record!
09:29 PM on 03/28/10
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AWESOME!! Great guys who play great music! They're helping bring the STL Scene back and I couldn't be happier about it.
10:05 PM on 03/28/10
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woah, awesome! i recorded this EP. great guys with great songs.
10:07 PM on 03/28/10
KillTheHausEnvy
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I'm looking forward to hearing more from them... Glad I checked them out. Sometimes I can be a little douchey about listening to unsigned/new music. I agree with Jeremy though, worth keeping an eye on.
12:30 AM on 03/29/10
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Oh man, I'm digging this.
02:03 AM on 03/29/10
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Anyone in Australia won't be able to help thinking of gardening when listening to this band
04:43 AM on 03/29/10
JayBee420
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A moniker like The Great Outdoors suggests music of an organic, woodsy nature, but their style is instead one of spacey sophistication. Their soft, sparkling textures and mildly rhythmic grooves should be welcoming for fans of like-minded bands like As Tall as Lions. The two new songs on the band's myspace page are from their upcoming self-released debut Board Up Our Homes, out April 10th. If this little taste is any indication, this will unquestionably be one band worth keeping an eye on.

Their name made me think of John Candy RIP...
04:40 PM on 03/29/10
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this is my brother's band ha, nice.
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