The Amazing - Dragon


From the album: "The Amazing"(Subliminal Sounds)

Dosh - TOMMY


"Tommy" is the 5th Martin Dosh's full-length. Features guest vocals from longtime musical co-worker Andrew Bird, and lots of contributors, including Mike Lewis, Ryan Francesconi (Joanna Newsom's Ys Street Band) and Jeremy Ylvisaker.
(Release: April 13, 2010 from Anticon)

Dosh - Substractions  (via MFR



Fredrik - Viskra

Fredrik - Viskra from The Kora Records on Vimeo.

This is the 2nd video from the album Trilogi by Malmö, Sweden's dream-folk duo Fredrik. Directed by Iris Piers. More on the band at frdrk.org

dry river string_an able politician saves oil

contrarede presents JOANNA NEWSOM Japan tour 2009
2/6 @ OSAKA SUNSUI w//dry river string
2/7 @ DAIKANYAMA UNIT w//dry river string

dryriverstring My Space>>   contrarede>>

Emerald Triangle Tour 2009

Emerald Triangle Tour features Jonathan Wilson, Andy Cabic(Vetiver), Farmer Dave Scher(Beachwood Sparks), and Johnathan Rice(Jenny Lewis Band).

Jay Ryan

Jay Ryan is a poster maker and rock musician.

Andrew Bird - Andrew Bird & the Mysterious Production of Eggs(2005)

Fruit Bats - Spelled in Bones(2005)

Shellac - Excellent Italian Greyhound(2007)


Final Fantasy - Paris 1919

Final Fantasy (Owen Pallett) covered John Cale.


A San Francisco vinyl - only compilation featuring 14 previously unreleased songs from: Thee Oh Sees, Sandwitches, Fresh & Onlys, Kelley Stoltz, Sonny & The Sunsets, Jacques Butters, Paula Frazer, Ty Segall, Donovan Quinn & The 13th Month, Trainwreck Riders, Tim Cohen, Dylan Shearer, Exray's, & Hannah & Raven of Grass Widow.  
Mastered by Paul Oldham. Art by Richard Hart & Sarah Poole. (Limited to 500 copies) 
Coming March 3rd, 2010 

Kelley Stoltz – pinecone
Sonny & The Sunsets – Heart of sadness
Sandwitches – Grey wizard

MySpace>>   Secret Seven Records>>


Quimby The Mouse

A video put together by Chris Ware for  "This American Life -- Live!"
The song in the video is "Eugene" by Andrew Bird. Animation by John Kuramoto.

Twin Sister - Color Your Life


Twin Sister is a band based in and around New York. Andrea Estella sings, Bryan Ujueta plays the drums, Eric Cardona plays guitar, Gabel D'Amico plays the bass, and Udbhav Gupta plays keyboard. Their second EP, "Color Your Life" is coming out in March!
Download free EP >>   MySpace>>

Twin Sister - I Want a House
Twin Sister - Ginger

Color Your Life from Twin Sister on Vimeo.

Free Live Concerts For Haiti, featuring Wilco with Yo La Tengo

from Wilcoworld.net>>

(Grand) Father & Son

Alvino Rey (1907-2004)

Win Butler (Arcade Fire)
Eddie Condon (1905-1973)
Zach Condon (Beirut)


The Swell Season's "Low Rising", directed by Sam Beam (Iron & Wine)

Michael Hurley's "American Boogie" (DVD)

Here's "The Shortwave Stall" – 10 Minute Version of "American Boogie"

The Western Elstons

The Western Elstons featuring Joel Paterson on pedal steel

The Western Elstons at Simon's July 29th, 2009
Scott Ligon (guitar/Terry Adams Rock and Roll Quartet)
Casey McDonough (guitar) Jimmy Sutton (bass)
Joel Paterson (steel guitar) Alex Hall (drums)

Music: Esquivel "You Belong to My Heart"
Drawings: Sharon Rutledge, featuring the hands of Scott Ligon  


William Kentridge

William Kentridge's 'Five Themes' in SF MoMa

William Kentridge's 'What Will Come': Animated Film Installation

William Kentridge — What We See & What We Know: Thinking About History While Walking, and Thus the Drawings Began to Move...

The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo

Orphan Fairytale

Orphan Fairytale, live set in container for Bivak Gloria
Part of the exhibition Bivak Gloria at Hessenhuis Antwerp.

White Hinterland - Kairos


White Hinterland (Casey Dienel)'s new album "KAIROS"
(March 9th via the Dead Oceans)

Icarus , first track for "Kairos"     No Logic

My Love (Justin Timberlake Cover)
Lucky Cloud (Arthur Russell Cover)


William Eggleston (Photographer, 1939-)

Terry Manning - Home Sweet Home(1970)
※Co-Owner of Ardent Records

Alex Chilton - Like Flies on Sherbert(1979)

Silver Jews - Tanglewood Numbers(2005)

Primal Scream - Riot City Blues(2006)

Joanna Newsom - Joanna Newsom & the Ys Street Band E.P.(2007)

Spoon - Transference(2010)

The Debutante Hour

BROOKLYNi like the way they dance! i often do like this.


Do you remember Hazel, a Portland band?

Pete Krebs, the singer / guitarist for Hazel has been playing in bands like Pete Krebs Trio or the Stolen Sweets nowadays. Nice and Swingy !!

enfant terrible! The Strange Boys - Be Brave


The Strange Boys’ second album “Be Brave”
(In The Red/Rough Trade on Feb. 2010)

Recorded by: Mike McHugh at The Distillery,
in Costa Mesa, Ca. September 2009
Ryan Sambol: guitar, vocals, harmonica, piano
Greg Enlow: guitar, organ, piano, background vocals, glockenspiel
Philip Sambol: bass, background vocals
with an expanded line-up:
Seth Densham (Mika Miko): drums
Jenna Thornhill-DeWitt (Mika Miko): saxophone, background vocals
Tim Presley (Darker My Love): background vocals, bass

The Strange Boys - Laugh At Sex, Not Her
@ F Yeah Fest, Sept. 2009


Freelance Whales


Generator (Second Floor) by Freelance Whales @ NYC Farm Colony
Here are Freelance Whales playing acoustic songs in the dark at Staten Island's Farm Colony. This footage was taken in mid-december of 2008, just before Freelance Whales started playing electric shows around NYC. The video was shot by Kendall Mills

Debut Album
March 16th, 2010
(Frenchkiss/Mom & Pop Records)

Freelance Whales (Queens, New York)
Band Members:
Judah Dadone, Kevin Read, Doris Cellar
Jake Hyman, Chuck Criss
microkorg.jp-8000.waterphone.bing carbon telephones.

The Daredevil Christopher Wright

The Daredevil Christopher Wright:
Jon Sunde (vocals, guitar), Jason Sunde (vocals, bass)
Jesse Edgington (vocals, percussion)

LISTEN :: Daytrotter session   TDCW's BLOG

Beck’s Record Club: スキップ・スペンス『OAR』の巻

Beck's Record Club: Skip Spence "OAR" (1969)
The album chosen to be reinterpreted is Skip Spence's (Moby Grape) legendary album "OAR" for Record Club sessions.

Record Club: Skip Spence "Books Of Moses,"
featuring veteran drummer James Gadson (well known for Bill Withers' recordings), Brian Lebarton, Jamie Lidell. 

Record Club: Skip Spence “War In Peace,”
featuring Jamie Lidell and Feist, Nels Cline's (Wilco) guitar.

Record Club: Skip Spence “Broken Heart,”
featuring Jeff Tweedy and Feist duet.

Watch more >>

Decemberists "Bridges And Balloons" Outtake

Jim Flora

Jim Flora, Self-Portrait (ca.1947)

The mischievous and diabolic art of James Flora (1914-1998):
Glimpses of rare works from the archives and news about Flora-related projects


Billy Mernit's Blog "Living the Romantic Comedy"

Billy Mernit
Known as "the guru of rom-com" for his best-selling screenwriting textbook, Writing the Romantic Comedy (Harper/Collins) and his popular blog Living the Romantic Comedy, Billy teaches at the UCLA Extension Writers' Program, and is a frequent guest speaker at writing conferences around the country.

Billy Mernit - Special Delivery(1973)


A Film by Blaine Thurier(The New Pornographers)

トロント国際映画祭2009 ラインナップ完全版!

Black Prairie

Jenny Conlee, Chris Funk, Jon Neufeld, Nate Query & Annalisa Tornfelt


Sparklehorse- It's a Wonderful Life (Sundance's 'Sonic Cinema')

Video directed by Guy Maddin for Sundance's 'Sonic Cinema'.

Video directed by the Quay Brothers for Sundance's 'Sonic Cinema'.


from Sweet Dreams on Feb.15, 2010


Owen Pallett - Peach, Plum, Pear (Joanna Newsom cover)

"Heartland" Owen Pallett (formerly Final Fantasy)

Arthur is excited to present ARTHUR RADIO!

"Mt.Eerie + Julie Doiron" Japan Tour 2010

Mt.Eerie + Julie Doiron Japan Tour
March 5 ~ March 13, 2010


Phonopolis (5403A Parc) is a record shop opened by Nathan Gage of transplanted Victoria, B.C. band Shapes and Sizes.


Discover Japan...

吉本さん よろしくお願いしまーす!

Sing Me To Sleep - Indie Lullabies

American Laundromat Records Announces details for upcoming benefit compilation "Sing Me To Sleep," benefitting The Valerie Fund  (out on May 18th).

Confirmed Tracks (Original Artist) - Artist :
Asleep (Smiths) - Stars
Boys Of Summer (Don Henley) - Papercuts
Can't Get It Out Of My Head (ELO) - Telekinesis
Cloudbusting (Kate Bush) - Neil Halstead
Dear Prudence (Beatles) - Casey Mecija (Ohbijou)
Dream A Little Dream Of Me (Traditional) - Dala
Edelweiss (The Sound of Music) - Laura Gibson
Gymnopédie No. 1 (Erik Satie) - Coctails
Have You Forgotten (Red House Painters) - Jenny Owen Youngs
Inchworm (Hans Christian Andersen) - The Leisure Society
Kafari (Original) - Sigur Rós [bonus 7" vinyl only]
Kiss Off (Violent Femmes) - Say Hi
Little Boxes (Malvina Reynolds) - The Real Tuesday Weld
Making Me Smile (Jack Early) - Dean & Britta
Moon River (Breakfast at Tiffany's) - Tanya Donelly
Moon River (Breakfast at Tiffany's) "Blue Mix" - Tanya Donelly [bonus 7" vinyl only]
Pure Imagination (Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory) - The Rest
Rainbow Connection (The Muppet Movie) - Trespassers William
Strings That Tie To You (Jon Brion) - Julie Peel with Field Mouse & Hailey Wojcik
The North Wind Doth Blow (Traditional) - Snowbird
The Sounds Of Silence (Simon & Garfunkel) - The Abbasi Brothers
You And Your Sister (This Mortal Coil) - O+S
You Are My Sunshine (Traditional) - Peter Broderick

Once More With Feeling - Julie Peel

from Julie Peel's debut full length "Near The Sun"(American Laundromat Records/2009)

<a href="http://juliepeel.bandcamp.com/album/near-the-sun">Living In A Movie by Julie Peel</a>


The Paxton Brothers - The Paxton Brothers (1975)


Frank Paxton - Acoustic Guitar, Vocals
James Paxton - Acoustic Guitar, Vocals
Jim Gordon - Drums
David Lindley - Banjo, Fiddle, Mandolin, Slide, Stratocaster
Clarence McDonald - Organ, Pianos
Jerry Scheff - Precision Bass
Henry Lewy - Producer
Chesley Millikin - Executive Coordinator
Morgan Ames - Background Vocals
Renee Armand - Background Vocals
Vincent Charles - Congas, Steel Drum
Wilton Felder - Bass
Victor Feldman - Vibes
Anne Goodman - Cello
Bart Hall - Drums
Pete Jolly - Accordion
Paul Lewinson - Arranging
John Sebastian - Harmonica, Autoharp
Carmen Twillie - Background Vocals
Todd Urbonas - Piano


Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy presents “Ladies Night” @ CINEFAMILY


Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy presented “Ladies Night”: a double feature of 
“A Woman’s Secret” (ニコラス・レイ『ある女の秘密』(1949) *Scripted by Herman J. Mankiewicz (Citizen Kane) + “Alice In The Cities” (ヴィム・ヴェンダース『都会のアリス』(1974) @ CINEFAMILY on Thursday, January 7th.

cinefamily>> Here's Q&A ARCHIVE #6: WILL OLDHAM

Cat with catfish hands


“Cat with catfish hands,”
a painting by Eric Claridge (Shrimp Boat, The Sea and Cake)

“Not sure what to say about that one except I think the painting title came first, a rarity. 
I have an art show opening next Thursday so I’ll have some new work up on my website after next week.”  –Cheers!–Eric

"All My Friends Are Funeral Singers"

Starring: Angela Bettis & Califone
Written and Directed by: Tim Rutili

Interview and clip


Cass McCombs - The Executioner's Song

taken from Cass McCombs' record 'CATACOMBS' Watch this one to the end for sure!
Directed by Aaron Brown


2/8 (MON) 早稲田奉仕園 SCOTT HALL
http://www.hoshien.or.jp  contrarede


WATCH :: "THE FAMILY JAMS" Trailer  - A documentary film by Kevin Barker.
2004 tour with Joanna Newsom, Devendra Banhart and Vetiver.