I don’t remember how I first discovered The Movies but I do vividly remember seeing them perform. Timothy James played his guitar backwards or upside down, forcing his elbows to stick out awkwardly and his wrists to bend oddly, all the while thrusting himself around the stage. He was amazing to watch. He yelped. He crooned. He screamed. And he smiled, looking to see if you got the last joke.
Jess Gelt played bass. She was the rock. She was the groove that held it altogether. When Tim’s antics became dizzying, you could turn to Jess and get your focus back. I remember watching her not knowing if she was looking at Tim lovingly or worriedly, wondering if the next time he jumped and spun in the air as high and as hard as and as fast as he could if he would fall off the stage or possibly crash into the drum kit… again.
After a revolving cast of drummers, original band members Stevie Treichel (drums) and Brian Cleary (keyboards) ventured to Los Angeles to regroup with Tim & Jess. The Movies broke up in 2008 and although their time came to an end, In One Era, Out The Other will always be with me and other adoring fans in the Silver Lake music scene for years to come.
Spring Break Tapes proudly presents the 10 year anniversary
rerelease of The Movies’ debut album on limited edition cassette.
Take it in. Let it wash over you. Pass the music.
Edition of 100.
Comes with digital download.
we are romantics
thinking in 24 hearts in one day
24 parts that divide me from you.
a precious re-release!
from Spring Break Tapes!