City Center performs "Teardrop Children"

Now Brooklyn-based duo Fred Thomas (Saturday Still Looks Good to Me) and Ryan Howard's project, City Center performs 'Teardrop Children' at Subterranean in Chicago, IL on March 11, 2010. Filmed by Chad Paulson.

City Center - Teardrop Children     New MP3 (via NYRM
City Center - Open House (edit)     (via Brooklyn Vegan)
taken from last year's self-titled full-length (now out of print /Type Records)
City Center - Spring St.   (via TGP)
taken from "Spring St." four song EP, limited screen-printed, one-sided 12" that also comes with a download card for high-quality, DRM free, 320kbps MP3s. Pressing limited to 500 units. Track List: 1. Sky Flowers  2. Poolside  3. Spring St.  4. How We Live (out now on Quite Scientific)

MarchFourth plays "Aluta Continual" in their kitchen

MarchFourth plays "Aluta Continual" in their kitchen
via the latest installment of Into The Woods' “Feels Like Home” series

MarchFourth Marching Band is a mobile big band spectacular, consisting of a 12-piece horn section (4 saxophones, 4 trombones, 4 trumpets), a 10-piece drum/percussion corps, anchored by electric bass (battery powered).  It all began when a handful of artists and musicians in Portland, OR decided to put together a marching band for a Fat Tuesday Mardi Gras party on March 4th.  The sound is huge, melodic, and dynamic, taking audiences on a musical journey around the globe. MarchFourth writes and performs its own material, and also draws inspiration from an eclectic range of worldwide influences, such as Eastern European Gypsy Brass, Samba, Funk, Afro-Beat, Big-Band, Jazz, and Rock music, as well as television, film, circus, and Vaudeville.

MarchFourth Marching Band
self-released new album "Rise Up"
has been available online at CDBaby.

Best Coast - That's The Way Boys Are

Best Coast - That's The Way Boys Are (Lesley Gore Cover)   (via TGP)

Best Coast's (Bethany Constentino and Bobb Bruno) cover of Lesley Gore’s classic 1964's No.1 hit 'That's The Way Boys Are' which is taken from 'Sun Was High (So Was I)' 7" (Art Fag, out of print, limited re-pressing coming soon), also now Post Present Medium has just re-pressed Best Coast S/T 7" in limited quantities. The long-awaited full-length LP will be out sometime in 2010.

LISTEN :: Best Coast Live @SXSW 2010 via NPR

Another Lesley Gore Cover .....
Dave Stewart with Barbara Gaskin - It's My Party (1981)


Sonny Smith’s “100 Records” Project

"100 Records" project

San Francisco based artist, musician and playwright SONNY SMITH (of Sonny and the Sunsets) will celebrate the finished 100 Records project with his first solo exhibition at the Gallery 16, which displays the art show until May 31.  On display at the gallery will be all the original album artwork as well as a jukebox that plays all two hundred songs recorded by Sonny Smith and other notable musicians. Artists include, William T. Wiley, Mingering Mike, Chris Johanson, Reed Anderson, Jo Jackson, Harrell Fletcher, Chris Duncan, Tucker Nichols, Paul Wackers and 91 others!  Check out Sonny’s 100 Records blog.

Chris Johanson, courtesy of Gallery 16, San Francisco

"I didn’t intend to write so many songs. I had written a novel last winter about all these fictional musicians, and I got a small residency at the Headlands to write songs for these fake singers and make sketches of what their albums would look like. I thought that might be cool to insert in the novel. But I farmed a few drawings out — one to artist Paul Wackers, one to Mingering Mike [godfather of fake 45s], some to a few artists at Creativity Explored, and a few others to people I met through Headlands. The pieces were so amazing that I couldn’t not do that for all of the songs, and I couldn’t slack on the song-production end. So my novel just kinda broke up into this epic art project. Now there are about 60 artists, and I’m trying to do 200 songs. Marc Dantona has been helping me produce some sessions. We have a little wrecking crew band, and we are knocking shit out left and right. The “100 Records” show will be in April at Gallery 16."
(An excerpt from San Francisco Bay Guardian’s interview by Johnny Ray Huston :: Read more)

Kyle Field, courtesy of Gallery 16, San Francisco

Reed Anderson and Jovi Schnell, courtesy of Gallery 16, San Francisco

Earth Girl Helen Brown "Hit After Hit" (Side A);
El Rincon Record Palace 002, Copyright © 2010 100 Records

Viernes "Sinister Devices"

Viernes - Entire Empire   (via p4k)

'Entire Empire' is taken from Florida-based Alberto Hernandez and Sean Moore's project Viernes' upcoming full-length "Sinister Devices" out on June 8th via Kanine Records.  Their Influences and favorites: Fripp & Eno "No Pussy Footing,"  My Bloody Valentine "Loveless," Liars "Drum's Not Dead," Basinski "The Disintegration Loops," Van Dyke Parks "Song Cycle"

A collection of show projections for the live performance of Viernes. An individual image concept was made for each song in the set.

Forest Family label has started with Cults' 1st 7" single

Cults - Go Outside       Cults - Most Wanted

A new label project founded by the dudes at Gorilla vs. Bear and Weekly Tape Deck, FOREST FAMILY has started. The label provide analog goodies, limited runs (with the occasional repress) of 7”s, 10”s, 12”s and cassettes by their own choice and quality cultivated through the both blogs. The first release is a 7" from highly touted indie poppers Cults featuring the songs "Go Outside" and "Most Wanted" on yellow vinyl. Pre-order here

Thee Oh Sees "Warm Slime"

Thee Oh Sees - I Was Denied
taken from the forthcoming "Warm Slime"

Thee Oh Sees' forthcoming full-length (7 tracks) "Warm Slime," recorded by Sacramento Punk guru Chris Woodhouse (of FM Knives fame), will be out on May 11th via In The Red.  Tracklist: 1. Warm Slime  2. I Was Denied  3. Everything Went Black  4. Castiatic Tackle  5. Flash Bats  6. Mega-feast  7. MT Work

Excuses, The Morning Benders, cover on ukulele

Excuses, The Morning Benders, cover on ukulele by Andy & Brian
(via Pretty Much Amazing)    This is nice, isn't it?

The Morning Benders - Excuse   (via stereogum)

WATCH :: The Morning Benders - Stitches, acoustic version (new video) 
It was filmed by Brooklyn photographer Bryan Derballa in his living room, he is a friend/the roommate of Chris Chu. Bryan has posted some great recent photographs of the band at his blog.

Also ......
Theme From A Summer Place (1960) by Percy Faith Orchestra

なぜか .....


Sing Me To Sleep - Indie Lullabies update

a fan video for Dean & Britta's 'Making Me Smile'

Dean & Britta – Making Me Smile   (via penguin art

'Making Me Smile' is taken from the upcoming The Valerie Fund benefit compilation album "Sing Me To Sleep - Indie Lullabies" out May 18th via American Laundromat Records. 

HERE :: pre-order limited edition, first pressing details
Lullaby artists include: Dean & Britta, Tanya Donelly, Stars, Jenny Owen Youngs & Greg Laswell, Neil Halstead, The Leisure Society, The Real Tuesday Weld, The Rest, Say Hi, Julie Peel, Sigur Ros, Snowbird, Telekinesis, Memory Tapes, Casey Mecija (Ohbijou), The Antlers, Trespassers William, Papercuts, Peter Broderick, Laura Gibson and more.

7″ bonus vinyl for the special limited edition package
all Illustrated works for "Sing Me To Sleep"  by Kate Garchinsky

Cheyenne Marie Mize at SXSW 2010

A fiddle player in Louisville's folk Collective Arnett Hollow, also Ben Sollee, Bonnie “Prince” Billy and Daniel Martin Moore collaborator, Cheyenne Marie Mize with Kevin Ratterman and Ben Sollee performing at Cheer Up Charlie's during SXSW 2010. They performed the song 'Rest' which is taken from Cheyenne Mize's new 10-songs album  "Before Lately," out on October 12th, available now digitally at Mize's Band Camp site.  It was recorded at Danny Kiely’s studio In Room One.

Cheyenne Mize & Bonnie Prince Billy - Kiss Me Again   (via Backseat Sandbar)

'Kiss Me Again' is taken from her previous 6-songs 10" EP, "Among The Gold" (Karate Body/2009) by Cheyenne Mize & Bonnie 'Prince' Billy, now available digitally at Mize's Band Camp site. This collection comprises six duets of material from the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

<a href="http://cheyennemariemize.bandcamp.com/album/among-the-gold">Only a Dream by Cheyenne Marie Mize</a>

<a href="http://cheyennemariemize.bandcamp.com/album/before-lately">Best by Cheyenne Marie Mize</a>


PILLARS & TONGUES TRPS, Don Benito  Feb 21th, 2010 via RadioRag.net

Pillars and Tongues is a trio based in Chicago, IL, in the past two years, the group has released a handful of limited recordings on several American boutique labels, as well as a more extensive release with Chicago's Contraphonic label. Additionally, their unique style has been tapped via: a stint supporting Bonnie 'Prince' Billy throughout Canada and the west coast; prominent participation in the last two records by Joan of Arc; and a variety of performances with the likes of The Cairo Gang, Dirty Three and many others. Their latest album "Lay of Pilgrim Park" is now available via Endless Nest Collective, Empty Cellar Records (recently released the new 7" of Emmett Kelly's project, Cairo Gang's 7" single.  Pillars and Tongues: Mark Trecka, Elizabeth Remis and Evan Hydzik 



Gofish performance @KD Japon, Nagoya 2010.01.17(sun)

Gofish 『あたまのうえ』
(Compare Notes Records)

Takeshi Motai exhibition "ton paris"

茂田井武 「ton・paris」 展
4月27日〜8月29日  大川美術館   月曜日休館・5月6日(木)休館

Music Matters - Blind Willie Johnson

Music Matters - Blind Willie Johnson (March 23th, 2010) by Matt Watkins (Beat 13)

Music Matters is a collective of artists and those who work in and around music to remind listeners of the enduring value of music. We have been working with talented animators and illustrators to produce a series of short animated films about inspirational music. We are teaming up with Future Shorts to bring you the first- an amazing short film by Matt Watkins about the very talented, Blind Willie Johnson.

Music Matters - Nick Cave (March 23th, 2010) by Sarah Cox & Emma Lazenby

Jack Skuller - Love Is A Drum (Video)

Directed by Poppy de Villeneuve. Starring Jack Skuller, Rex Detiger and special cameo appearances by members of Supercute! and Care Bears On Fire.

Teen rocker Jack Skuller is equally passionate about the melodies of the Beatles and the energy of the Ramones. A song Jack wrote, the irresistibly catchy "Love Is A Drum" propelled him to first place at the 101.5 FM talent show.  Jack's debut single "Love Is A Drum" was produced by Daniel Rey (Ramones, Ronnie Spector) who also played guitars, and features Nada Surf's Ira Elliot on drums, it will be released on April 20, 2010 on Bar/None Records as a limited edition 7" vinyl and digital download. Words/music ©2010 Jack Skuller (BMI).

Hanoi Janes - Beach Kids

Hanoi Janes - Beach Kids   (via MBV

'Beach Kids' is taken from Dresden, Germany's Hanoi Janes (mostly one guy's Spector-esque DIY Pop) full-length album "Year of Panic." (Captured Tracks, available soon)

Hanoi Janes' list of tracks that have influenced him along the way to creating "Year of Panic." :: Talking Heads - This Must Be The Place / The Fresh & Onlys - Peacock & Wing / Beach Boys - Girl Don't Tell Me / Razorcuts - I Heard You The First Time / Toy Love - Photographs Of Naked Ladies / The Soft Boys - I Wanna Destroy You / The Modern Lovers - Government Center / Sonny & The Sunsets - Too Young To Burn / Trio - Sunday You Need Love (via DIY)

Record Club: INXS 'Guns In The Sky'

Record Club: INXS 'Guns In The Sky'

Beck's Record Club No. 4 Joining in this time — Liars, Annie Clark and Daniel Hart from St. Vincent, Sergio Dias from the legendary Brazilian band Os Mutantes, as well as RC veteran Brian Lebarton, just back from the Charlotte Gainsbourg tour. The record covered this time was 1987 blockbuster ‘Kick’ by INXS, chosen by fellow Aussie, Angus Andrew (on lead vocal) from the Liars. First one up is “Guns In The Sky.”  It was recorded in a little over 12 hours on March 3rd, 2010.

DM Stith – Heavy Ghost Appendices

DM Stith's upcoming release, "Heavy Ghost Appendices" 2CDs collect last year's digital trilogy of EPs ("BMB," "Thanksgiving Moon" and "Braid of Voices") into a beautifully packaged limited edition double disc set. The EPs were an exercise in exploring the boundaries of the music contained on his 2009 debut album "Heavy Ghost," revisiting songs, reinterpreting, and displaying some inspiration and influences through covers of other artists. The Remixes helped provide new context and deconstruction of his songs in a way that unearthed the songs' roles and relationships to one another.  Out May 25th.  (Asthmatic Kitty)

taken from "Braid of Voices" EP
DM Stith - Abraham's Song (Bibio Remix)
taken from "Thanksgiving Moon" EP
DM Stith - Pigs (feat. Jefferson Street Band)
DM Stith - Thanksgiving Moon (Demo)
taken from rarities via DM Stith website
DM Stith - You'll Be In The Air (The Microphones cover)

cover art by DM Stith

"Heavy Ghost Appendices" Tracklisting

CD 1
1. Lacuna A
2. BMB (Demo)
3. Easy To Be Around (Diane Cluck Cover)
4. Pigs (featuring Jefferson Street Band)
5. Around The Lion Legs (Slow Dance Version)
6. Lacuna B
7. Thanksgiving Moon (Demo)
8. A Soft Seduction (David Byrne Cover)
9. Suzanne (Randy Newman Cover)
10. Be My Baby (Ronettes Cover)
11. Braid of Voices (Brass Version)
12. I Heart Wig (featuring I Heart Lung)

CD 2
1. In My Dreams, I Watch TV (Braid of Voices Remix by Ensemble)
2. Thanksgiving Moon (Michna Remix)
3. BMB (Roberto C. Lange Remix)
4. BMB (Son Lux Remix)
5. Braid of Voices (Clark Remix)
6. Thanksgiving Moon (Rafter Remix)
7. Abraham's Song (Bibio Remix)
8. Thanksgiving Moon (Cover by Dayna Kurtz)
9. Lacuna C
10. Pity Dance (Actuel Remix)


Tara Jane O'Neil Japan Tour 2010

Sweet Dreams presents
Tara Jane O'Neil Japan Tour 2010

5.06 (thur)  Shibuya: セヴンス・フロア
5.07 (fri)      Nagano: CAFE salon as salon  w/ asuna
5.08 (sat)    Nagoya: KDハポン  w/ Gofish
5.09 (sun)    Kyoto: アバンギルド  w/ Teasi
5.11 (tue)    Tsuruga: ピニョン・ピニョン  w/ Kazumi Nikaido
5.14 (fri)      Kobe: 旧グッゲンハイム邸  w/ Kazumi Nikaido
5.16 (sun)    Machida: 簗田寺  w/ Kazumi Nikaido

For Further Information: Sweet Dreams (e-mail: info.sweetdreams@gmail.com)
Tara Jane O'Neil MySpace >>

Tara Jane O' Neil - Dig In @ Rigoletto - Paris May 13th, 2009 
with Mirah & Rachel Blumberg

The World of Henry Orient

"The World of Henry Orient (マリアンの友だち)" (1964) splitsing sequence
Directed by George Roy Hill / Written by Nora Johnson (novel & screenplay), Nunnally Johnson (screenplay) / Cinematography Boris Kaufman, Arthur J. Ornitz / United Artists 1964 / Music by Elmer Bernstein / Starring: Peter Sellers, Paula Prentiss, Merrie Spaeth, Tippy Walker, Tom Bosley

Daniel Clowes credits as having drawn some inspiration from the film "The World of Henry Orient," in which two curious young girls stalk a middle-aged man who is having an affair. (via "Ghost World" Wiki)

WATCH :: Theatrical Trailer

Sonny & the Sunsets - Lovin’ On An Older Gal

Sonny & the Sunsets – Lovin’ On An Older Gal

'Lovin’ On An Older Gal' is taken from San Francisco-based Sonny & the Sunsets' latest album "Tomorrow Is Alright" via Soft Abuse, limited vinyls are already sold out, CD will be out on April 13th. Sonny & The Sunsets are Sonny Smith, Tahlia Harbour (The Dry Spells, Citay), Kelley Stoltz, Ryan Browne. 

Sonny & the Sunsets – Stranded

New 7" OUT NOW on future stress recordings
The Hypnotist / Mondrian / Stranded / Girl of the Street 先着オーダー100名様まで直筆限定コミック付き!だそうです。

Overture animation for Kira Kira

Overture animation
music: Bless by Kira Kira from her 2008 album "Our Map to the Monster Olympics"
An old man confronts his fears, traveling across a personal landscape to realize and accept his path.

Reykjavík, Iceland based Kira Kira either plays solo or with a cozy crew of 1-7 friends: Alex Somers on piano, glock and casio puppy. Eiríkur Orri Ólafsson on trumpet and keyboard. Samuli Kosminen on percussion (dingalee dang). Pétur Hallgrímsson on lapsteel (skriðgítar) and ukulele. Kári Hólmar Ragnarsson on trombone and noises. Hilmar Jensson on guitar. Magnús Helgason on super 8 projector. Kira herself (Kristín Björk Kristjánsdóttir) sings and plays home made gadgets, laptop, guitar, glock, kalimba, melodica, music boxes and curious blinking toys.

Avi Buffalo - Remember Last Time

Avi Buffalo band practice

Avi Buffalo - Remember Last Time

'Remember Last Time' is taken from the upcoming Avi Buffalo's self-titled full-length debut, out on April 27th via Sub Pop.

Pearl Harbor @ SXSW 2010

Pearl Harbor - SXSW 2010 Cheer Up Charlies

One of the most anticipated day parties was the GorillaVsBear/Mexican Summer showcase at Klub Krucial, featuring bands The Golden Filter, Best Coast and Pearl Harbor. The Golden Filter settled into the groove nicely with hot electro-synth sounds and bombastic drumming.

Pearl Harbor, newcomers to the city of Austin, played a gorgeous set of California-dreaming pop songs, and guitarist Skylar Kaplan, now 16 years old, played with the confidence and swagger of a live-music veteran. Equally amazing was sister Piper Kaplan’s stage presence — sweet and dreamy, she hypnotized the audience into submission with sonically warm vocals and warmer smiles.

An excerpt from The Daily Texan

Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros - Home (RAC mix)

Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros - Home (RAC mix)   (via spinner

RAC's remix of Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros ‘09 hit 'home' of their debut album “up from below.” 

Bill Kirchen "Word To The Wise"

Bill Kirchen - Rowdy, Rollicking Guitar Pioneer and Commander Cody Alum, Poised for a Breakthrough with New All-Star Duet Album, 'Word to the Wise' (Proper American, May 25) ........ The "Titan of the Telecaster" Behind "Hot Rod Lincoln" is Joined by A-List Colleagues Including Paul Carrack, Commander Cody, Elvis Costello, Dan Hicks, Nick Lowe, Maria Muldaur, and others.

"Word to the Wise" includes masterpieces old and new, such as Roger Miller's classic "Husbands and Wives," a new Dan Hicks/Bill Kirchen co-write (the title track, "Word to the Wise,") and Kirchen's powerful rocker, "Man in the Bottom of the Well," sung unforgettably by Elvis Costello. Also, "Word to the Wise" features a new classic with Commander Cody on piano: "I Don't Work That Cheap" is a surrealistic romp through history that recalls the psychedelic spirit of Dylan's "Subterranean Homesick Blues," concluding with the memorable line, "You can't pay me what I'm worth - I don't work that cheap."  Justly famous for his indelible Telecaster sound on "Hot Rod Lincoln," his 1972 Top 10 hit with Commander Cody, Bill Kirchen has been everywhere over the span of a 40-plus-year career: he was a founding member of the legendary Commander Cody and his Lost Planet Airmen; he released eight critically acclaimed solo albums; he toured internationally with Nick Lowe and has performed with the likes of Doug Sahm, Gene Vincent, Elvis Costello, Dan Hicks, Emmylou Harris, Bruce Hornsby and Link Wray.

The album, produced and recorded by Paul Riley at Specific Sound, London, includes the tracks:

Bump Wood
Shelly's Winter Love (with Nick Lowe and Paul Carrack)
Man in the Bottom of the Well (with Elvis Costello)
I Don't Work That Cheap (with Commander Cody on piano)
Time Will Tell The Story
Husbands And Wives (with Chris O'Connell)
Open Range (with Kevin "Blackie" Farrell)
Arkansas Diamond
Word To The Wise (with Dan Hicks)
Ain't Got Time For The Blues (with Maria Muldaur)
Valley Of The Moon (with Norton Buffalo on harmonica)

An additional track featuring Jorma Kaukonen will be made available as exclusive bonus content (details to be announced).
(Press Release)


The Go Find "Everybody Knows It’s Gonna Happen, Only Not Tonight"

Everybody Knows It’s Gonna Happen, Only Not Tonight

'Everybody Knows It's Gonna Happen, Only Not Tonight' is the title track for The Go Find's upcoming full-length new album, available on via Morr Music . The Go Find started Belgian singer-songwriter Dieter Sermeus' (ex-Orange Black) solo project, now turned into an official group.

"It's Automatic" by The Go Find
From the forthcoming album "Everybody Knows It's Gonna Happen Only Not Tonight" Morr Music 2010 / Directed by Kurt Marx / DOP: Ruud Lenaerts

Roky Erickson & Okkerville River @ SXSW 2010

Roky Erickson & Okkervil River perform "Goodbye Sweet Dreams" from the upcoming album 'True Love Cast Out All Evil' at SXSW 2010.

Dengue Fever - Tiger Phone Card

Dengue Fever - Tiger Phone Card - Luxury Wafers Sessions, March 5, 2010
LA's psychedelic Cambodian pop rockers, Dengue Fever, record their clever love song, Tiger Phone Card, live for Luxury Wafers at Kingsize Soundlabs in LA. Groovy treat.
Audio Engineer and Mix: Peter Malick / Asst Audio Engineer: Tim Shrout
Video Shoot: Landry Malick, Amanda Lemeiux, Tim Shrout / Video Edit: Landry Malick

Dengue Fever - March Of The Balloon Animals   (via Magnet)
taken from 2009’s "Sleepwalking  Through The Mekong" DVD
Dengue Fever - Seeing Hands   (via luxurywafers
taken from 2008's "Venus on Earth" CD
Dengue Fever - Uku   (via luxurywafers)

This is the trailer for "Sleepwalking Through The Mekong," the documentary film featuring Dengue Fever.

Teiichi Hutamura - Sing Me A Song of Araby (1928)

by ysyk21

Teiichi Hutamura - Sing Me A Song of Araby (Song of Araby) 1928
written by Fred Fisher
二村定一「アラビアの唄」  訳詞: 堀内敬三 


Matt Pond PA - Starting

Photo by Cynthia Dobe

Matt Pond PA - Starting   (via Magnet)

'Starting' is taken from the first 7" single for the upcoming new full-length "The Dark Leaves" (out in April via Altitude Records) of Philly to now Brooklyn-based Matt Pond PA, and it is the first release for the "The Threeep" series.  Contributing to these sessions are Eve Miller on cello, Christian Frederickson on viola and Dan Crowell on drums.  The album was recorded in a remote studio near Bearsville/NY, with Chris Hansen (engineer, co-producer). Also Matt Pond and Chris Hansen composed the soundtrack for the film "Lebanon, PA" (directed by Ben Hickernell).

Andrew Cedermark - From Memory

Andrew Cedermark - From Memory   (via sound on the sound)
taken from the upcoming limited split cassette with Drunk Tigers on Funny/Not Funny
Andrew Cedermark - Hard Livin'   (via stereogum)
taken from split 7" with Family Portrait on Underwater Peoples
Andrew Cedermark - Ad Infinitum   (via p4k)
taken from "Underwater Peoples Winter Review 2010" CD on Underwater Peoples

Andrew Cedermark from Glen Rock/New Jersey to Charlottesville/Virginia now, is formerly of Titus Andronicus sideman, another new split 7" with Expensive Looks will be out on Brooklyn's Infinite Best Recordings soon.

Jim Guthrie "Now, More Than Ever" reissue

"Now, More Than Ever" is the third solo album of Canadian singer-songwriter Jim Guthrie, originally released from Ba Da Bing (2003), will be re-issued soon as extended CD (+ 12 unreleased tracks) and first time available on 180g vinyl (+ 2 unreleased tracks). String arrangement by Owen Pallett, mastered by Ray Staff at Air Studios, London. Out on June 7th and now available for pre-order via 3 Syllable Records.

Jim Guthrie - Hug You Till I'm Blue (unreleased)
Jim Guthrie - Trust (from the album "A Thousands Songs")
Jim Guthrie - 1901 (remixed by i am robot and proud)

"JIM GUTHRIE has left an indelible mark on the Canadian music scene, from his early days as a home-rock DJ in Guelph, to his searing lead guitar in ROYAL CITY, ISLANDS, and HUMAN HIGHWAY. But his solo career is outstanding; every musician I know is indebted to him, especially me.  Working on Now More Than Ever with Jim, the band, and Andy Magoffin, none of us really understood the scope of it until it was released to great acclaim in Canada and beyond.  Jim’s songs are as cryptic as a crossword and as personal as a foot massage.  This record changed our lives, may it now change yours."

LISTEN :: Exclusive New Song by Jim Guthrie 'If Chairs Were Bears'
for the film soundtrack "When We Were Boys," a film by Sarah Goodman.



Apollo Ghosts "Mount Benson"

Apollo Ghosts "Mount Benson" (out March 31th)
available soon at  Apollo Ghosts Myspace

Apollo Ghosts - Samurai Chatter   (via MVB)
Apollo Ghosts - Things You Go Through  (via MVB

Apollo Ghosts sing 'Little Yokohama'

AON Sessions: Le Loup - Go East

AON Sessions: Le Loup 'Go East' (2009), audio recorded and mixed by Miguel Lacsamana.

Le Loup - Forgive Me
Le Loup - Beach Town
Le Loup - We are Gods! We are Wolves!

taken from Le Loup's second album "Family" (2009/available on Hardly Art)

Le Loup are: Sam Simkoff, Michael Ferguson, Robert Sahm, Jim Thomson, Christian Ervin

Ryan Francesconi "Parables"

Ryan Francesconi's new solo guitar recording entitled "Parables"
ライアン・フランチェスコーニ 『パラブルズ〜たとえばなし』
(Available on April 1st, 2010 via Sweet Dreams, e mail: info.sweetdreams@gmail.com, also available at Joanna Newsome Tour )

Ryan Francesconi is a composer, conductor, guitarist, Balkan musician, and cyclist living in Portland, Oregon. His playing can be heard on recordings by Joanna Newsom, RF, RF & Lili De La Mora, The Toids, Trio Mopmu, Sleeping At Last, Dosh and others. He's the author of the experimental sound software, Spongefork, and one of the main proponents of Bulgarian folk music in the United States. Recent highlights include arranging Joanna Newsom's 2010 release "Have One On Me", conducting the Chicago Symphony, composing for the Sony Pictures feature "Open Season 3."

LISTEN :: 'Parables,' title track of the album and more at MySpace

Inner cards for "Parables," photo by Jeni Yang.
Recorded in December 2009 at the Quarry House in Trinidad, california.