"Ain't No Grave (Can Hold My Body Down)" movie version
Recorded by Chris Eaton of Rock Plaza Central specifically for the opening credits of "The Battery"
>Available on the album Cover Me With Brule
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"Anthem for the Already Defeated"
The song from our official trailer, and the most prominent song in the movie. If you've seen "The Battery", you know the song.
>Available on the album Are We Not Horses
"We've Got a Lot to Be Glad For"
Featured in the end credits of "The Battery".
>Available on the album Are We Not Horses
Rock Plaza Central's independently released album, Are We Not Horses, made many top ten lists for the year, including No. 8 for CMJ Editor-in-Chief Kenny Herzog, Pitchfork staff writer Stephen Deusner and Americana-UK lead writer David Cowling. The album would eventually be distributed by Outside Music in Canada. Because it did not receive an official US release until mid-2007, through Yep Roc, it made several of 2007's year-end lists as well, including Magnet's "10 Great Hidden Treasures of 2007", calling it "2007's finest folk/rock find". In the Winter/Spring of 2009, Are We Not Horses was studied as part of the curriculum of a graduate English course in Contemporary Fiction at the University of South Alabama.
In early 2007, the group received additional attention for their cover of the Justin Timberlake song "SexyBack". Their fourth album, ...at the moment of our most needing, was released on May 28, 2009 on Paper Bag Records.
Lead singer Chris Eaton is also an accomplished author. His latest novel, Chris Eaton: A Biography, is available now.
Are We Not Horses
...at the Moment of our Most Needing
The Parlor at its core is Eric Krans and Jen O’Connor, partners who have written music together since their inevitable meeting in the elevator of a UMass Amherst dormitory in 1998. The band is so named to honor the room in the haunted 19th century farmhouse in Upstate New York where Krans and O’Connor have written and recorded all of their music for the past six years. The Parlor’s music, which is entirely recorded by the duo and then performed live with a band of friends, has been described as enchanting, magical, and inspiring.
The Parlor has shared the bill with acts such as The Lumineers, Willy Mason, Deer Tick, Phantogram, Sharon Van Etten, Avi Buffalo, and These United States, and has performed in venues as far reaching as New Zealand, Thailand, and Laos.
Our Day in the Sun
In the Parlor with the Moon
Animals are People
Chris Laufman the maniac behind the Wise Blood project. Accroding to his page bio, he’s been involved in some really shitty bands until finally formed his own. His website is bursting with random videos off YouTube and internet photos with no information about him. And not much has changed since Pitchfork did an interview with him. “It just worked out this way”. Dissatisfied with the modern music, Chris decided to put down his guitar and make something better, something with ambition. He supported both Friendly Fires on tour and WU LYF on their american tours.
Out with his second EP These Wings Wise Blood’s music embodies high-pitched vocals, stomp-like pop and synth underlining all his tracks. His music is playful and with an attitude, not being afraid to show everything he thinks about twitter and the likes to having a dash of melancholy in Penthouse Suites.
El Cantador is an American indie rock band formed in 2007 in Mobile, Alabama, whose music spans numerous diverse genres, from dance-rock and folk to experimental rock. The band consists of Heath Underwood, Sean Murphy, and Alex Scharr.
They released their new EP "Translation Wave" on Feb.26th, 2013 via Mod Mobilian Records and This Is American Music. Previously in Dec. of 2010, Heath, Sean, and Alex rented a house near the beach, set-up a studio, and recorded their album "Fools For Light," which features the song "Mammoth" as heard in The Battery.
Fools For Light
New Orleans-based Sun Hotel have spent the better part of the last two years blazing their own narrative of what it means to be a bona fide rock and roll band – in an era over-congested with charlatanistic pseudo-artists dead set on making indie gold – by applying a punk ethic to the familiar sounds of post-gospel. The four-piece – led by the hauntingly brusque vocals of songwriter Tyler Scurlock – has prided itself on telling a colorfully authentic story of coming-of-age Americana from the unified point of view of a group of young men with a perceptiveness far beyond their years without losing grasp of the fiery, manic creativity that informs every part of their youth.
After self-releasing several digital EP’s in late 2009 and early 2010, they, along with best friends and sibling band Caddywhompus, decided to found Chinquapin Records as an avenue to officially manifest their shared appreciation for the infinite creative, artistic and personal rewards to be reaped from operating a purely DIY organization. In the short time since, Chinquapin has become a flourishing center of activity for a modest but growing community of people with the singular goal of creating quality music.
Their latest offering, Gifts, may prove to be the most earnest quintessence of the uncompromisingly guarded yet wholly collaborative nature of Sun Hotel’s songwriting.
Rock Plaza Central