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Jody Seabody and the Whirls plus Carrion Sun live

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On a sad note in the Houston music scene, the bassist from Jody Seabody and the Whirls has recently passed away. The band will be on to discuss an upcoming benefit for Matt Johnston's family and share some good memories with us.

Jody Seabody and the The Whirls are from Katy, Texas. Originally founded by Bryce Perkins and Clint Rater as nothing more than an idea in the summer of 2003, they have blossomed into a beautiful band since. With the addition of Matt Johnston on bass, and J.T. McCarthy on drums, the line-up was complete, for the time being. After recording their debut EP entitled "Orange", J.T. decided to leave the group for personal reasons, and was replaced on drums by Clint who at the time was the guitarist. To replace Clint on guitar, they recruited their old friend and musical companion, David Merriet. They have been in bliss ever since. They quickly got to work on material for their first full length album and within a year had the material ready and recorded. 'Summer Us' is to be their first full-length, self- released in the fall of 2010.

Carrion Sun is back on HU Radio because we couldnt get enough. In 2009, Judson Duncan and Matt Ballard started collaborating with the help of vocalist Matt Hughes and drummer Ryan Locke under the moniker Under a Carrion Sun. The initial songs, written on six string guitars, showed the raw thrash influence of the band while projecting a uniquely melodic sound juxtaposed by Hughes' punk influnenced vocals of disenchantment. The band played several shows without a bass player before enlisting former Pry guitarist Tyler Chapman to fill the position. The line-up was unable to play a show, as it fell broken once again when Ryan Locke moved. The band then sought the services of former Motion Turns It On drummer Steve Smith. The name was shortened to Carrion Sun and with the introduction of seven string guitars, the material began to take a more progressive feel.