"Well, while I am here I'll do the work -
and what's the Work?
To ease the pain of living.
Everything else, drunken
Nobody Listens to Part 1 “For Sale” Album Review
American Songwriter Premieres “Ophelia”
Texas Music Matters Premiere’s Salinger’s Dead
ECF – Castle Hill #3
Revolver Magazine Premieres “Salinger is Dead” Music Video
East Cameron Folkcore CD Release Performances Friday and Saturday
Austin Chronicle Love for ECF
Deli Magazine Review of “For Sale”
East Cameron Folkcore CD Release Show Tonight (5/10/12) at The White Horse
KUTX – Song of the Day “Salinger is Dead”
KUTX – Austin Music Minute
Austin American Statesman 360 – “For Sale” Feature
East Cameron Folkcore – FOR SALE Cover
Sound & Fury: songs in the key of love and death
“Sound & Fury” After Party at Hole in the Wall
“Robin Hoods Rise” Video Premieres at RollingStone.de!
Holy Mountain Full Set – 3/7/13
Sound & Fury: Jesse Moore and East Cameron Folkcore Carry the Fire
Ovrld Album Review of “For Sale”
The Sun Also Rises
ECF – Castle Hill #2
Austin Chronicle Reviews “The Sun Also Rises”
The Young and Restless – Seven local South by Southwest ‘Picks 2 Click’
The Young and Restless
Seven local South by Southwest ‘Picks 2 Click’
BY CHASE HOFFBERGER, FRI., MARCH 9, 2012
East Cameron Folkcore
Sat., March 17, 1am, the White Horse
East Cameron Folkcore played the bulk of Sound & Fury: Songs in the Key of Love and Death only once, at the Hole in the Wall last spring on the night of the album’s release.
“We basically evolved past those songs as soon as we released them,” says Jesse Moore, head wrangler for the 10-member ECF, composed of members of Bankrupt & the Borrowers, Bridge Farmers, the Van Buren Boys, Clyde & Clem’s Whiskey Business, Hobomouth, and the Bread. “A lot of those songs weren’t designed to be played live at all. We had to get them out of our system to quantify them in our own grieving.”
Written in memory of Jon Pettis, Moore’s Bankrupt bandmate who died in an electrical fire at the band’s house in October 2009, Sound & Fury is a defining work in Moore’s compositional evolution, a seamlessly articulated tribute tied into an inspiring story about a neighborhood rallying to celebrate a life. Paradoxically, its elegiac message isn’t indicative of typical Folkcore shows, which run loud, rowdy, and rooted in political undertones.
“Some of the songs on Sound & Fury I recorded in my bedroom – alone,” says Moore. “That was more of my own project, and I used the band to get the way it needed to sound. The songs we focused on came through as more of a collaborative effort, and a process of getting everyone’s sound and all their influences into the music.”
In ECF’s case, getting every member’s sound into the music often requires fitting upward of 30 tracks into a single song’s mix. Moore points to trombonist Blake Bernstein’s “Charlene,” one of the songs on the band’s upcoming The Sun Also Rises EP, as having 32 individual tracks.
“It’s crazy,” laughs Moore. “It took us two whole months to just mix this EP.”
Nobody Listens to Part 2 “For Sale” Scottish Rite Theater Release Show Review
American Songwriter Magazine Reviews “For Sale”
Song of the Day – East Cameron Folkcore: “Hollow Men”
It really does take a village, or at least a northeast Austin neighborhood, to build a band. The ten (sometimes more)-piece folk-rock collective East Cameron Folkcore is proof. Pieced together out of a wide palette of talent from the neighborhood of the same name, East Cameron Folkcore creates its own brand of big, cathartic, rock-inflected folk music.
The story of East Cameron Folkcore begins with a heartbreaking ending. The group’s leader Jesse Moore was in the band Bankrupt And The Borrowers, an Austin four-piece that was gaining traction in Austin with rootsy, boozy rock until a tragic October 2009 fire killed band co-founder Jon Pettis. Moore and other members of the East Cameron scene weren’t sure if they could go on, but convinced that that’s what Pettis would have wanted, they forged ahead, including a 2009 Bankrupt And The Borrowers Fun Fun Fun Fest performance that became a heart-wrenching tribute to Pettis and featured an early incarnation of what would become East Cameron Folkcore. Moore had already been playing with members of the group as a side-project, but after Bankrupt And The Borrowers fell apart after Pettis’s death, the nascent band came into single focus. Almost constant gigging and energetic live performances have earned East Cameron Folkcore a treasured spot on the Austin scene.
In April of last year, East Cameron Folkcore released its debut full-length, Sound and Fury. Featuring horns, strings and multiple vocalists, it has the loose feeling of a jam session, albeit one with seasoned players. Conceived, in part, as a tribute to Pettis, the record is nakedly honest. Songs like “Happy-Mess,” “Birds Across A Wire,” and today’s song of the day “Hollow Men” are incredibly moving. Some friends may be gone, but there’s still a whole community to carry on the spirit.
MTV HIVE PREMIERES “Salinger is Dead”
Austin Top 10 -Making local lists and checking ‘em twice
1.) East Cameron Folkcore, Sound & Fury: Songs in the Key of Love and Death
2.) White Denim, D (Downtown)
3.) DJ Rapid Ric, Whut It Dew: The Album (Dew Music Group)
4.) Shapes Have Fangs, Dinner in the Dark (Reverberation Appreciation Society)
5.) Shakey Graves, Roll the Bones
6.) The League of Extraordinary Gz, Concealed Weapons 3
7.) A Giant Dog, Trashcan USA
8.) Sorne, House of Stone
9.) The Moonhangers, The Moonhangers
10.) Roger Sellers, Moments
ECF – Castle Hill #1
Official Music Video – “Salinger is Dead” – Directed by Tyson Header
Official Music Video – “Sallie Mae” – Directed by Tyson Header
ECF VS The Texas State Capital – Tax Day 2013
“Sound & Fury” Release at the Blue Theater
St. Davids Bethell Hall Episcopal Church SXSW 2013 – Full Set
“Sheep Staring at a Gun” – Video Directed by Tyson Zoltan Heder
It really does take a village, or at least a northeast Austin neighborhood, to build a band. The ten (sometimes more)-piece folk-rock collective East Cameron Folkcore is proof. Pieced together out of a wide palette of talent from the neighborhood of the same name, East Cameron Folkcore creates its own brand of big, cathartic, rock-inflected folk music. -Paul Carrubba (kut.org)
Their debut record "Sound & Fury" was named #1 Album in the 2011 Austin Chronicle's Critic Poll, as well as their follow up EP "The Sun Also Rises" was named #8 EP of the 2012 Austin Chronicle's Critic Poll. The Austin Chronicle also named ECF one of the top ten local Austin acts of 2012.
ECF's newest record FOR SALE was featured by MTV Hive, AMP Magazine, American Songwriter, Austin Montly Magazine, Texas Music Magazine, Revolver Magazine and more. The release show for FOR SALE was a full-scale theatrical production in which ECF performed the album in its entirety to a sold-out audience at Austin's Scottish Rite Theatre on February 8th, 2013.************************************************************
"A celebratory madness - music against the system, with brain, heart and clenched fist." - Jorn Schlouter (Rolling Stone Germany - www.rollingstone.de)
"With the means of folk music and the power of punk, 'For Sale' is like a thunderbolt, that arouses and activates." - Westzeit 5/5 Points (http://www.westzeit.de/)
"A great record with an astonishing long-term effect." - Flight13 (http://www.flight13.com/)
"Exceptionally tense and dynamic, clearly political and dedicated." - OX Fanzine 8/10 Points (http://www.ox-fanzine.de/)
"Only rarely music goes under your skin like this." - SLAM (slam-zine.de)
"The 10-Track Salvo is pure folk, but it burns with the intensity of punk and the defiance of irish rebel songs. It's a monster sophomore effort." - Austin Monthly Magazine
"They are possibly the only band to site both Black Flag and Gustav Mahler as an influence." - American Songwriter Magazine (www.americansongwriter.com/2013/02/east-cameron-folkcore-for-sale/)
"You'll be a few listens deep when Moore's lyrics crystallize into something discernible and hit you like a bullet. These words are the chants of a disenchanted generation. Call it folk, call it rock, call it punk - whatever you call it, For Sale is an eye-opening sophomore effort from an up-and-coming Austin band." - Texas Music Magazine************************************************************
FOR SALE is now available through out all of Europe thanks to our German friends at Grand Hotel Van Cleef Records. With a 3 and 1/2 week tour of Germany, Austria and Switzerland in September and October of 2013 to support the release.
The German release of For Sale includes a new updated master of the record by mastering guru Howie Weinberg and will also include a vinyl release of the record. German imported vinyl can be found at HERE as well as at all live ECF shows. MP3's and CD's when available of all ECF records can be found at the links below under discography as well as at all live ECF shows.***************************************************************
Jesse Moore - Guitar, Vocal
Blake Bernstein - Guitar, Vocal, Trombone
Kristian Oubre - Guitar
Eric Lopez - Bass
Aaron Perez - Drums
Phil Patterson - mandolin, and Vocals
Denis O'Donnell - Banjo, and Vocals
Blue Mongeon - Harmonica, and Vocals
Mary Beth Widhalm - Cello
Allen Dennard - Vocal
April Perez - Vocals
Discography"Sound & Fury: songs in the key of love and death"
Released April 2011"The Sun Also Rises"
Released May 2012"For Sale"
Released February 2013