It’s been a wild and wonderful past week, beginning with our baby daughter arriving much earlier than expected. All is well, except she’s tiny and needs to get bigger. My wife and I finally took a moment to play back the week via iPhoto slideshow. We selected Gregor Samsa’s “Young and Old” (from their forthcoming debut full-length 55:12) as the soundtrack. So understand that I’m heavily under the influence (cf. Jon’s Stars post) when I say Gregor Samsa is my new favorite band. But they’re pretty darn good under any circumstances. Imagine if Sigur Ros were from Richmond, Virginia…
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First of all congratulations! Best of luck to the three of you.
Secondly, I only found your site about 2 weeks ago, but it has changed the way in which I find, enjoy, and revel in music. So thanks for that. I've found some absolutely cracking groups / singers over the last few days. I can't thank you enough.
but i thought sigur ros was from virginia!!!! iceland's so overrated =P
Gregor Samsa… as in, the character from Kafka's The Metamorphosis?
Creative. Sounds good.
First off, congratulations.
And second…Aram, I knew that name sounded so totally familiar! You placed it for me. Thanks man.
Gregor Samsa, as in metamorphosis character?
My congrats to you as well. My 3hive experience basically mirrors that of David above. I've been living overseas/travelling for about seven years now, which has made it hard to keep up with music. I'm presently living in Doha, Qatar, which is often called (by guidebooks, no less) the dullest place on earth, and as you can imagine doesn't have much of a music scene. So this site has become quite a haven for me. Thanks and keep up the good work.
Yeah, ‘Young & Old’ is really good, but I couldn’t get the other two links to work. I tried going to http://www.gregorsamsa.com, but it’s been blocked by the Qatari government censor, which rather nicely illustrates my earlier point about Qatar being a dull musical black hole.
congratulations on your baby daughter sam! =)
Gregor Samsa is probably among the best bands I've heard in a looong time and I wouldn't have noticed them (or many other bands) if it wasn't for this site. So thanks alot for doing a great job and ofcourse, congratulations!
i've been downloading songs from 3hive recommendations for the last, oh, 4 or 5 hours now. this site rocks!
one of my favorite finds is gregor samsa. i'm a huge fan of explosions in the sky and sigur ros, and this kind of reminds me of them. i love how one amazon reviewer put it: that the vocalists never overstay their welcome in any of the songs. i think that's spot on.