The documentary explores the enigmatic life and music of Harry Nilsson in an attempt to answer the question, "Who is Harry Nilsson?" The film includes new and archive audio and film including interviews with Robin Williams, Yoko Ono, Van Dyke Parks, Randy Newman, Ray Cooper, the Smothers Brothers, and Micky Dolenz. "Who is Harry Nilsson?" uses promotional films, music videos, and home movies; segments from the unreleased documentary made during the recording of Son of Schmilsson (Did Somebody Drop His Mouse?); and excerpts from Nilsson's rare TV appearances in his BBC specials, the "Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour", "Playboy After Dark", and in an episode of "The Ghost and Mrs. Muir". Written by Roger Smith
Directed by John Scheinfeld DVD Release date: October 26th. (116 minutes) The DVD will include over 90 minutes of additional footage not in the film. (via For the Love of Harry blog)
Ducktails live WFMU session -- now on vinyl! (via)
Ducktails' Christmas 2008 live WFMU set on Marty McSorely's show is now available on 12'' vinyl courtesy of Inflated Records in an edition of 500, first half on yellow vinyl.
"A Dream Comes True: The Making of An Unusual Motion Picture"
Promotional film about the making of A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM - the Max Reinhardt film from 1935. This little film includes the only known footage of Erich Wolfgang Korngold playing the piano. It also manages to avoid showing any scenes with Shakespearean dialogue - Warner Brothers Studio was terrified it would put people off from seeing the film. Unique scenes of Reinhardt rehearsing and film of the Hollywood premiere on October 16 1935 complete this fascinating glimpse of movie history. (via BRENDANGCARROLL)
'Validation' is taken from Apollo Ghosts' split cassette EP "Cedar Street" with ECCW Wrestler The Divine Prophet (previously appeared in 'Angel Acres' video) and Vancouver's Thee Ahs! This limited edition cassette features Apollo Ghosts' new songs with classics by The Vaselines, The Monks and The Minutemen. It will be released via cassette label Scotch Tapes this summer.
1. "My Own Father (Caught A Dirty Bank Robber)"
3. "Allan Smithee"
4. "I Won't Support Your Love (Reprise)"
5. "Molly's Lips" (Vaselines cover)
6. "My Heart and the Real World" (Minutemen cover)
7. "Boys Are Boys and Girls Are Choice" (Monks cover)
'Genesis Reply To Censure (Minotaur Shock Remix)' is a digital bonus exclusive track for Team B's new 7" out now on Hi-Scores Recording Library. It features 2 songs from The Lost Son EP. Limited run of 500 copies on white & blue marble vinyl including 320kbps download with online purchase (here). Brooklyn based Team B consists of Kelly Pratt (Beirut, Arcade Fire), Tracy Pratt (Beirut), Ryan Smith (Twin Thousands, Stars Like Fleas), Jon Natchez (Beirut, Stars Like Fleas), Nikhil P, Yerawadekar (King Expressers, Antibalas), Mike Fadem (Jealous Girlfriends, New Numbers) with glorious help from others like Perrin Cloutier and Nick Petree.
Finnish musicians Lau Nau (Laura Naukkarinen) and Kuupuu (Jonna Karanka) in New York City on WNYC's Spinning On Air with David Garland, for an in-studio session broadcast July 25, 2010. Check for other performances from the session.
Music copyright 2010 by Lau Nau and Kuupuu. Video by David Garland.
From Phoenix, AZ to now Brooklyn, NY based 4 piece band, Miniature Tigers consists of Charlie Brand (vocals, guitar), Rick Alvin (drums, vocals, keys), Algernon Quashie (guitar, keys, drums), Alex Gerber (bass, rainstick). 'Bullfighter Jacket' is taken from their new full length "FORTRESS" coming out on July 27th via Modern Art Records, which was produced by Chris Chu (of The Morning Benders) at Dreamland Studios in Woodstock, NY earlier this year. 'Gold Skull' is taken from the first single from the album, produced by Alan Palomo (of Neon Indian).
Hailing from California, The Knuckles was formed in 2008 by Rodney Newman and Garrett Deloian after more than a decade of collaboration, writing, performing and producing together. The Knuckles' self-titled debut album was released November 10th/2009, it's been available on iTunes and their bandcamp page, also here.
RIYL: Grandaddy, The Moore Brothers, NRBQ, The Mother Hips, Elliott Smith ....
Fur Hood are the experimental pop band from Glasgow, consisting of Adam Campbell (bass and guitar), Adria Stutter (vocals) and Laurie Pitt (drums).
"Showing the kind of calculated petulance that you would expect of teenage boys expressing themselves in music, Fur Hood gave a rambling and unfocussed performance that suggested they might benefit from the purchase of a sat-nav to guide their songs from start to finish in a timely manner."
Music video for the song Organ Donor from Jeremy Messersmith's newest record "The Reluctant Graveyard." Directed by Eric Power at Clear Productions. "The Reluctant Graveyard" is available on Digital downloads via his bandcamp page, Physical copies can be purchased at the online store.
"...always being fascinated with the ephemera of 70's – 80's artrock in record stores like Wuxtry in Athens where I hung out as a kid or Wax 'N Facts in Atlanta. You'd see a photocopied faded B-52's flyer next to a poster for Lou Reed or XTC. It was like an artpunk scrapbook on those walls. It made my head spin. Who are these people? Who are the fucking Residents with these weird-ass eyeball faces?"
'Revival' is taken from the first single for the Deerhunter's upcoming fourth LP "Halcyon Digest" which is due out on September 28th via 4AD. Grab some hidden links at their HALCYONDIGEST.COM. (the password is “tapereel”)
The Tiny are the couple Ellekari Larsson (vocals and piano, organ, trumpet, synth etc.) and Leo Svensson (cello, musical saw, glockenspiel etc.) They met in Stockholm one cold and dark winter night and fell in love. They started the band 6 months later. Johan Berthling (Tape/Häpna etc.) plays double bass etc. when recording .
И РУССКИЙ КИНОАВАНГАРД
Sonny & the Sunsets - Planet of Women
Animation by Teppei Ando
Music: 'Planet of Women' taken from the album "Tomorrow Is Alright."
Sonny & the Sunsets has signed to Fat Possum for the reissue of their debut album "Tomorrow Is Alright" on CD/Download August 31, which was originally released on Vinyl via Soft Abuse. The band consists of Sonny Smith, Tahlia Harbour (of Citay, The Dry Spells), Ryan Browne and Kelley Stoltz whose new full length "To Dreamers" is due out on October 12 via Sub Pop.
STREAM :: Daytrotter session
Sonny and the Sunsets, Jul 21, 2010
Welcome to Daytrotter is a documentary film about the people behind the music blog and recording studio Daytrotter. Since opening its doors in 2006, more than 1000 sessions have been recorded in the little studio in Rock Island, Il and given away for free.
A trailer for Welcome to Daytrotter, a feature documentary about the music blog / studio. The film is currently in production. WATCH IT IN HD!
A Music Video made by Jeanne Applegate to celebrate the reissue of Michael Yonkers' early 70's album, "Goodby Sunball". Remastered from the original LP by Ben Tuttle. Limited to 500 copies. Out now on Secret Seven Records.
Both songs of 'The Swamp of Love' and 'Oh Can You Tell Me" covered by Grace Cooper (of The Sandwitches) are included on "Goodby Sunball." The Sandwitches' "Duck Duck Goose" 12" EP is also out now via Secret Seven Records and Empty Cellar. And their upcoming 7" is due out on Oakland label Southpaw. Pre-orders will be shipping in Mid August. 'Makes Me Sick' is taken from the a-side (via GvB).
'Freesoup' is Baby Birds Don't Drink Milk's (from Lawrence, KS) new track for the "An Empire of Fun" 2010 summer compilation via Solid Melts. 'Last Night Sucked' is taken from their latest cassette "Skeletor & Me," via Solid Melts, and 'Train Fuzz' is taken from "Real Good Food" EP via Chomp Womp (2009).
RARE Gallery is pleased to present a group exhibition and independent record shop curated by Seattle-based collaborative studio CMRTYZ. Including original artwork by John Malta, C.M. Ruiz, Cassie Ramone (of Vivian Girls), and Matthew Volz (of The Beets), Psychedelic Summer promises to be this season's weirdest happening. Stocked with vinyl, limited editions, and assorted lo-fi merch by Bachelor, Captured Tracks, CMRTYZ, Family Time, Floridas Dying, Goner, HoZac, Psychic Lunch, Vice, and others, the shop will occupy RARE from June 24 to July 24.
Pigeons is the duo of Wednesday Knudsen and Clark Griffin, from Bronx, NY. 'Tendresse' is taken from 'Lunettes' 7" via Soft Abuse, 'en rêve' is taken from The Curatorial Club Cassette Series #6 (Chocolate Bobka's Cassette Label), including new songs and Mark Bolan's "Life's A Gas", Dwight Twilley's "Looking for the Magic" and Jimmy Page and Del Shannon's "In My Time of Sorrow", and its B-side includes a live set and showcases songs from their latest LP "Si Faustine" (available now via Olde English Spelling Bee), and the upcoming LP "Liasons" is due out in October 2010 via Soft Abuse.
SICK OF THE RADIO has teamed up with R. Stevie Moore to release Moore’s first tribute compilation “Copy Me, Treat Me” vol. 1 (out now for free download) and “New Wave Moons” vol. 2 which is set to release for free download on Monday July 19th. Download the album exclusively from www.sickoftheradio.com.
Entire track listing, here! S.O.T.R. Project is still accepting submissions until August 30, 2010 with intentions to release several R. Stevie Moore tribute compilations for free download.
Superchunk's ninth LP "Majesty Shredding" is due out on September 14th via Merge, September 2nd via P-Vine (Japan). It was recorded with producer Scott Solter at Overdub Lane in Durham, North Carolina. 'Digging for Something' b/w 'February Punk' (limited-edition 7-inch) is out now via Merge. It features backing vocals by John Darnielle of The Mountain Goats. The B-side, “February Punk,” is a non-album track.
Both tracks are taken from Owen Pallett's 'Lewis Takes Off His Shirt' EP as a free download for this week, featuring the "Heartland" album version of 'Lewis Takes Off His Shirt' as well as remixes by Dan Deacon, Benoît Pioulard and CFCF. Simon Bookish contributes a remix of 'Keep The Dog Quiet' and Max Tundra remixes 'Midnight Directives.'
Hailing from minneapolis, Murzik is a dark folk band formed in 2003. The band consists of Bryan Steenerson, Nathan Simar, Ryan Pfeiffer, Darin Steenerson, Tobias Smith, Kathleen Dikareva. The name Murzik is a reference to a common Russian name for cats. 'In Nothing' is taken from their self-released 2009 album "into the darkness" (via)
RIYL: Leonard Cohen, Nick Cave, Tom Waits, Lou Reed
Sweden's Dungen sweetly return with a collection of gorgeous rippers and graceful jazz filled polyrhythms called Skit I Allt out in early September. For those who don’t have their English-Svenska Dictionary close at hand when plunking/ popping/ importing Dungen’s sixth album Skit I Allt into their respective listening devices, let’s make sure the title doesn’t get lost in translation, which is: “Fuck All.”
Andy Cabic of Vetiver and Eric Johnson of Fruit Bats performing the Bobby Charles tune “I Must Be In a Good Place Now,” in a 100-year-old cabin on the Bundschu property. The session is presented by Yours Truly and High/Low Film.
RIP Bobby Charles (February 21, 1938 - January 14, 2010)
'Eyesore' is taken from Canadian four-piece band Women's upcoming second full length "Public Strain" which is due out on August 23rd in the UK and EU, August 24th worldwide digitally, and September 28th via Jagjaguwar (US) / Flemish Eye (Canada). It was recorded in the Fall and Winter of 2009/2010 by Chad VanGaalen again at Yoko Eno Studios in Calgary, Alberta.
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