Trouble Books & Mark McGuire

Trouble Books & Mark McGuire - Song for Reinier Lucassen's Sphinx

'Song for Reinier Lucassen's Sphinx' is taken from the upcoming self-titled collaborative LP between Akron, Ohio outfit Trouble Books (Keith Freund and Linda Lejsovka joined by Mike Tolan) and Mark McGuire (of Emeralds), self-released by the artists labels Bark & Hiss and Wagon.  Second pressing pre-order, here.

The Caretaker "an empty bliss beyond this world"

"an empty bliss beyond this World" haftw008 LP/CD/Digital

"A memory is what's left when something happens and does not completely unhappen."   - Edward De Bonot

"an empty bliss beyond this world" is the second album from Berlin based English experimental artist James Leyland Kirby's alias The Caretaker.  Released: May 19th (June 6th on CD) by history always favours the winners. Cover art is an original painting by Ivan Seal.  Kirby has created the soundtrack to "Patience (After Sebald)", a new essay film by Grant Gee who has directed music documentaries about Radiohead Joy Division.  The soundtrack album will be released later this year.  Also, Kirby's "intrigue and stuff vol.1" from a new series of four 12" singles is out now.

ギャビン・ブライアーズの『タイタニック号の沈没』以来の衝撃 ..... ふと『シャイニング』、亡霊達の仮面舞踏会のシーンも脳裏をよぎります。

the caretaker - an empty bliss beyond this world (album preview) by experimedia

01. All you are going to want to do is get back there
02. Moments of sufficient lucidity
03. The great hidden sea of the unconscious
04. Libet's delay
05. I feel as if I might be vanishing
06. An empty bliss beyond this World
07. Bedded deep in long term memory
08. A relationship with the sublime
09. Mental caverns without Sunshine
10. Pared back to the minimal
11. Mental caverns without Sunshine
12. An empty bliss beyond this World
13. Tiny gradiations of loss
14. Camaraderie at arms length
15. The sublime is disappointingly elusive


Monster Rally "Deep Sea" EP

Monster Rally is Ted Feighan from Columbus, Ohio, a senior at Ohio State University with a track in print-making.  He named his own project from the 50's cartoon "Monster Rally" (The Addams Family) by Charles "Chas" Addams (1912 – 1988).  His latest 4-song 7" EP "Deeep Sea" that the follow up to the limited vinyl release of the debut LP "Coral" via Oakland’s Gold Robot Records is due out on May 31st via Gold Robot, and digitally available now on his bandcamp, a limited edition of 300 copies, hand-screened covers by Monster Rally himself.

"In comparison to the Coral LP, this EP possesses a more beat-heavy feel. As noted in the second track, it is also an optimistic collection of songs. It includes a take on dance music (Siberian Girls), a track named after the location of his grandmother's beach house, and a classic 60s surf pop drumbeat meshed with Hawaiian guitars."


World Series / Casino Gardens

World Series “Episodes of El Niño” c32

"Episodes of El Niño" is the latest release from Columbus, Ohio native Colin Field aka World Series, limited edition of 100 tapes, available on June 2nd via a New Jersey / Kansas based tape label, Beer on the Rug, and out now digitally on their bandcamp.  Beer on the Rug was found by Gaurav Bashyakarla (of Kansas' C V L T S) with his friends.

World Series - Joy by BEERONTHERUG


Casino Gardens is a new project of Columbus, Ohio native Byron Ferrari aka Young Heat, its self-titled debut tape is also available on Beer on the Rug, limited edition of 200 tapes and digitally on their bandcamp.

Casino Gardens - Get It Right by BEERONTHERUG



牛島憲之 「まるいタンク」 1957
Noriyuki Ushijima (1900 - 1997)

開館30周年記念特別展 牛島憲之 ―至高なる静謐―
渋谷区立松濤美術館 2011年4月5日(火)~5月29日(日)

府中市美術館常設 牛島憲之記念館

「タンクと煙突」 1959

Wrugs "Smokey Courts"

Chicago's folk-rock-psychedelic outfit, Wrugs has released their first full-length "Smokey Courts" now on Glass Foot Records.


Twerps - She Didn't Know 7''

After releases with both Night People and Chapter Music, Australia’s Twerps bring their dark dream-pop to Brooklyn label Group Tightener. This three song 7-inch (She Didn’t Know / Anything New / Peculiar) works as a companion piece (same art split into two) to their recently released 7-inch on Under Water Peoples.  

Recorded By Mikey Young, Marty Frawley - Vox & Guitar, Julia McFarlane - Guitar, Rick Milovanovic - Bass, Patrick O'Neill - Drums, Dion Nania - Casio.  Limited to 500.

Twerps - Black Eyes
Filmed by Johann Rashid and James Eisen / Edited by Johann Rashid
from Black Eyes 7" co-released by Underwater Peoples on March 8th with Chapter Music


"Eleven Twenty-Nine," dedicated to the late Jack Rose

Eleven Twenty-Nine - White Horse Blues (Digital Only)

This track (digital only) is taken from Tom Carter and Marc Orleans' self titled release "Eleven Twenty-Nine," dedicated to the late Jack Rose, due out on June 14th, 2011 via Northern Spy Records (LP, CD, MP3 & FLAC).  The album was engineered and recorded by Jason Meagher at Black Dirt Studios and mastered by Paul Gold at Salt Mastering.

Tom, a latter day Carter Family member via Texas’ Charalambides, has explored a psychedelic-brand of guitar instrumentals. Between his band and solo work, he has released some 50 albums, all garnering high praise. While Marc, a slick-fingered guitar-slinger, has imprinted on legions of fans the sounds of Helix, Juneau and the Sunburned Hand of Man. Together they deliver an album steeped in the soul and depth of blues while moving forward into an enigmatic free-improv rock.

Bonnie "Prince" Billy - There Is No God


Bonnie "Prince" Billy - There Is No God

"Charity rock....that's not quite right. Charitable rock? Hmmm...anyway, Bonny and Cairo and Ben and Pete and Rachel and Cassie and Peter and Billy and Mark are bringing the message to you with this one, talking about God on both sides. Then they're playing for you and you're giving back to them, and they're giving back to Save Our Gulf and The Turtle Hospital. Help maintain the waterways! And they say there is no God...."    (Drag City)

Bonnie “Prince” Billy's new charity 10" single "There Is No God" b/w "God Is Love" is due out on June 21st via Drag City, it features Emmett Kelly, Ben Hall, Pete Cummings, Peter Townsend, Billy Contreras, Cassie Berman and Rachel Korine. Recorded by Mark Nevers and mastered by Paul Oldham. Pre-order, here.

And his another "Afternoon" 10" and Book, a collaborative effort between artist Ashley Macomber (paintings) and Bonnie 'Prince' Billy is due out late summer 2011 via Black Tent Press, recorded with with Danny Kiely, Ben Vandermeer, Mark Hamilton and Doug Paisley, limited Edition of 1000.  It is based upon the adaptation of the poem "l'apres midi d'un faune" written by Stephane Mallarme in 1865.  It was originally put to music by Claude Debussy and popularized in the 1912 ballet, "Afternoon of a Faun" by Nijinsky.


City Limits Presents: San Francisco

The Sandwitches - Sirens & Bells

This new track (premiered on Gorilla vs. Bear) of the Sandwitches is taken from the compilation album "City Limits Presents: San Francisco" via the new label named City Limits which was co-founded by Ears of the Beholder and See The Leaves music blog, it features artists from their hometown of San Francisco, Young Prisms, Tim Cohen, Melted Toys, Maus Haus, The Soft Moon and more.  Due out digitally on May 31st / physically orange vinyl in mid-June. Pre-order is available now, here.


Holy Shit - Bombs Away

Holy Shit - Bombs Away (via)

LISTEN :: Holy Shit on the Radio

Blank City

BLANK CITY tells the long-overdue tale of a disparate crew of renegade New York filmmakers in the late 1970's and mid 80's.  Directed by French newcomer Céline Danhier, BLANK CITY weaves together an oral history of the “No Wave Cinema” and “Cinema of Transgression” movements through compelling interviews with the luminaries who began it all. Featured players include acclaimed directors Jim Jarmusch and John Waters, actor-writer-director Steve Buscemi, Blondie’s Debbie Harry, Hip Hop legend Fab 5 Freddy, Thurston Moore of Sonic Youth, photographer Richard Kern as well as Amos Poe, James Nares, Eric Mitchell, Susan Seidelman, Beth B, Scott B, Charlie Ahearn and Nick Zedd. Fittingly, the soundtrack includes: Patti Smith, Television, Richard Hell & The Voidoids, The Contortions, The Bush Tetras, Sonic Youth and many more.

Blank City Official Trailer, directed by Celine Danhier
©2010 Pure Fragment Films


John Southworth - So Glad It’s Finally Spring

John Southworth - So Glad It’s Finally Spring

This is a song from the latest effort "Human Cry" album by Canadian musician, singer-songwriter, writer, artist, film maker, John Southworh.  It was released November 23rd, 2010 via Barnyard Records.  Once he had a debut release from Bar/None Records with the album "Mars, Pennsylvania" in 1988.


Tara Jane O'Neil Extra Show!!

上映:牧野貴『Inter View』(音楽:タラ・ジェイン・オニール&ブライアン・マムフォード)

そして ....

Tara Jane O’Neil & Nikaido Kazumi Japan Tour 2011

6月22日(水)広島 ヲルガン座(082-295-1553)
6月23日(木)神戸 旧グッゲンハイム邸(078-220-3924)
6月24日(金)京都 アバンギルド(075-212-1125)
6月25日(土)町田 簗田寺(www.saitocno.com)

企画・制作:Sweet Dreams Press

Emily Reo "live at will's"

Emily Reo "live at will's" including a cover of Built To Spill’s ‘Car’
Live at Will's pub in Orlando, fl with Corin Roddick and Noah Klein on drums.
(released 28 March 2011)

Key Losers "California Lite"

Key Losers - Bi-Focal

Key Losers is a band based in Portland, Oregon, whose songwriter, singer, guitarist, and only constant member is Katy Davidson (Lloyd & Michael, Cynthia Nelson Band, YACHT) . Davidson once led the band Dear Nora, which disbanded in 2008. "California Lite" is Key Losers’ first official full-length album, though Key Losers did release a 9-song “mini-album” called Adjust on States Rights Records in early 2010. Key Losers is a band that may be characterized by its concept-driven lyrics and melody-driven music.

"California Lite" was engineered by Phil Elverum (Mount Eerie) in Anacortes, Washington, during late 2010, due out on May 24th via Elverum's P.W. Elverum and Sun. It was recorded by Katy and friends referred to as “Key Losers Black Crow Session Band” featuring Karl Blau (K Records), Greg Campanile (Total Noise), Andrew Dorsett (LAKE / K Records), Tom Filardo (Total Noise), Nick Krgovich (No Kids / Tomlab Records) and Eli Moore (LAKE / K Records).

Don't Know Why (from "California Lite" by Key Losers) by P.W. Elverum & Sun, ltd.

Smoggy Mountain High (from "California Lite" by Key Losers) by P.W. Elverum & Sun, ltd.


NODZZZ "Innings"

Nodzzz - Time (What's It Going to Do?)

Nodzzz - Heyday Past Heyday Due

Hailing from Olympia/Washington, now San Francisco-based garage-pop trio Nodzzz release Woodsist label debut full-length "Innings" (their second full-length) on May 17th.  "Innings" was recorded by Eli Moore (of LAKE) in Sean’s bedroom, Eli had recorded Study Buddies formed by Anthony Atlas (a native of New Jersey) with Dylan Sharp and Carrie Keith in Olympia all the way back in 2005.
Nodzzz consists of Sean Paul Presley, Anthony Atlas and Brian Girgus.

Ty Segall "Goodbye Bread"

"Goodbye Bread"

Ty Segall – You Make the Sun Fry

'You Make The Sun Fry' is taken from San Francisco garage rocker, Ty Segall's upcoming 1st full-length for Drag City "Goodbye Bread," due out on June 21st. Segall's 1st 7" single from the album, 'I Can't Feel It' b/w 'Falling Hair' (non-album track) is out now on Drag City.  "Goodbye Bread" was recorded with his buddy Eric Bauer (Crack: We Are Rock, Big Techno Werewolves) in his basement who previously worked with Segall for last year's album "Melted" (Goner).

Ty Segall: "Fist Heart Mighty Dawn Dart" (T. Rex Cover) by alteredzones
Released by: Goner Records (for the Record Store Day)  Release date: Apr 16, 2011

Art Museums - Hostile Street

The Art Museums - Hostile Street
New song that will be featured on a Woodsist compilation being released this summer.

WATCH more :: The Art Museums' 'Dancing with a Hole in Your Heart' (video) from a 3-song 7" EP due out on Slumberland Records early summer 2011.

Pop Art/Post Punk influenced band,  The Art Museums from San Francisco/Santa Cruz consist of Josh Alper, Glenn Donaldson, Carly Flies, Virginia Weatherby.  Their recent 7" 'S.H.O.P.P.I.N.G.'/'Feel Like Dreams' is available on Dulc-i-Tone Records.


The Beets @Newtown Radio

Newtown Radio Studio Sessions:
The Beets - Happy But On My Way, Flower Girl, The Devil, Watching Television
Newtown Radio | Swan7 | ProAudioStar.com

LISTEN :: Howard Stern discusses The Beets from Jackson Heights, NY.

Billy Comfort (feat. Steffaloo) - Wonder Of We

Billy Comfort (feat. Steffaloo) - Wonder Of We

'Wonder Of Me' featuring Steffalo is taken from Billy Comfort's forthcoming album "F E E L I N G".

(released 01 April 2011) all songs written and recorded by steph thompson.
drums by michael barron of holy spirits on 'just strangers'.

"meet me in montauk" is the latest full-length of Los Angeles' singer-songwriter Steffaloo (a.k.a. Steph Thompson), also she is known for collaborating with Blackbird Blackbird, Holy Spirits, Mutual Benefit.


Cass McCombs: May 12, 2011 Bowery Ballroom

"Street in Gloucester" Alfred Levitt (1894–2000)

Cass McCombs - Buried Alive (Live)

Cass McCombs - Pregnant Pause (Live)

Both live tracks (May 12, 2011 Bowery Ballroom) of Cass McCombs are taken from nyctaper site, Flac and MP3 Downloads + Streaming Song, HERE.  Cass McCombs' latest full-length "Wit's End" is available on Domino Records.  Joining Cass McCombs on the road are Darker My Love's Rob Barbato (bass), Will Canzoneri (keyboard), Dan Allaire (drums), and Dan Lead (guitar).  thanks to ArAtAq.

Paleface "One Big Party" documentary

Paleface - The Making Of "One Big Party" short documentary
Directed by Bill Antonucci (of Duke Street)
PALEFACE is an indie-folk duo featuring Paleface "PF" himself and girlfriend drummer Monica "Mo" Samalot. Their joyous and carefree album "One Big Party" is available on Ramseur Records, produced by Paul Ena Kostabi (Cults, The Willowz).

Shaking Through: Big Troubles

Shaking Through: Big Troubles - Phantom
May 17, 2011 – Vol. 2, Episode 5 in the Shaking Through 2011 Series
Curated by Jenn and Liz Pelly of The Pelly Twins. Recorded on March 5 and 6, 2011, produced by Brian McTear, engineered by Jonathan Low at Miner Street Recordings in Philadelphia. The Video was produced by Peter English, with camera work by Ian Markiewicz, and edited by Mike Plunkett.

Big Troubles - Phantom

Alex, Ian, Sam and Luca arrived the night of March 4. The next two days would prove to be an amazing first recording experience in a high-end studio. Their song, "Phantom," was the first full band recording since the album, Worry. 

Big Troubles' latest full length "Worry" has been available on Olde English Spelling Bee and Plancha (Japan, plus 8 bonus tracks).  'Phantom' will be appeared on the flip-side of their first single for the forthcoming 2nd full-length produced by Mitch Easter!, released by Slumberland Records in fall 2011.

WATCH more :: Big Troubles - Georgia


Brandon Thomas De La Cruz - True Love Will Find You In The End

w/ Ashlee Morton

Brandon Thomas De La Cruz - True Love Will Find You In The End
      (Daniel Johnston cover)

Brandon Thomas De La Cruz is a Southern, California singer-songwriter, his 7-track album "Everything Is New" has been available on his bandcamp page.  He'll be playing a show in Yorba Linda, CA on June 4th to benefit the Japanese Red Cross.

Tomutonttu - Lautta lähtee

One of the most recognized Finnish experimental music makers, Jan Anderzen is a Tampere based artist who rearranges images and sounds and makes the music of Tomutonttu audible. He is also known as the leader of the band Kemialliset Ystävät.  'Lautta lähtee' is a new song, and ELÄVÄNÄ PLANEETALLA 12" is due out on Matt Mondanile's "New Images" label soon with DUCKTAILS' "KILLING THE VIBE" 12".

Tomutonttu - Lautta lähtee by Tomutonttu



Tall Tales - Rescue Me

Tall Tales - Rescue Me

Hailing from Stockholm now Glasgow-based Tall Tales previously known as The Social Services are currently putting the finishing touches on their debut EP.

Mary & Max ... Penguin Cafe Orchestra

Mary & Max Official Trailer (新宿武蔵野館/シネ・リーブル池袋上映中
Mary and Max is a 2009 Australian clay-animated feature film directed and written by Adam Elliot and produced by Melanie Coombs.
Music by Penguin Cafe Orchestra ('Perpetuum Mobile' for the opening theme), and the other artists include Elena Kats-Chernin, Bert Kaempfert and his Orchestra, Nana Mouskouri, Dale Cornelius, Leroy Anderson, Pink Martini and more.

Live at the Royal Albert Hall by PenguinCafe


Widowspeak - Harsh Realm

Widowspeak - Harsh Realm

Widowspeak is a trio from Brooklyn by way of Tacoma and Chicago, comprised of Molly Hamilton (vocals, guitar), Michael Stasiak (drums), and Rob Thomas (guitar).   Recorded by Jarvis Taveniere at Rear House in January of 2011. Painting by John Stortz.  'Harsh Realm' / 'Burnout' 7" (released 08 March 2011) is available on Captured Tracks, and their new 7" will be out in June.

Widowspeak - Hard Times
Newtown Radio | Swan7 | Presented by ProAudioStar.com 
'Hard Time' from the aforementioned debut LP by WIDOWSPEAK, out July 19th via Captured Tracks.


Frank Fairfield "Out On The Open West"

Frank Fairfield - Poor Old Lance

"Out on the Open West" is Frank Fairfield’s new album. It was produced by Michael Kieffer (Origin Jazz Library) and features guest accompaniment by Willie Watson (Old Crow Medicine Show), Jerron “Blind Boy” Paxton, Tom Marion, Justin and Josh Petrojvic and Brandon Armstrong. The album is a departure for Frank, having written most of the tunes himself, and bringing in the other players to round out his songs.

"Out on the Open West" is due out on May 31st via Tompkins Square.

WATCH :: "Frank Fairfield," a short music documentary produced by KEXP’s Greg Vandy.

Mark McGuire - VDSQ tour 2011


Mark McGuire - VDSQ tour 2011
May 8th at the Woods in Portland Oregon from the VDSQ (Vin Du Select Qualitite) 2011 West Coast tour featuring Mark McGuire (Emeralds), Chris Brokaw (Come, Codeine, New Year), Allen Karpinski (Six Parts Seven), Joshua Blatchley, and Matthew Mullane (aka Fabric).

Mark McGuire has released the 20-track 2-CD retrospective "A Young Person's Guide to Mark McGuire" on Editions Mego, and his 2009 "Solo Acoustic Volume Two" LP is an ambient acoustic record for Vin Du Select Qualitite (VDSQ). 

"VDSQ - Solo Acoustic Volume Two"   "A Young Person's Guide to Mark McGuire"

Bill Callahan - Riding for the Feeling (video)

Bill Callahan - Riding for the Feeling
Music video for the song "Riding For The Feeling" from Bill Callahan's album "Apocalypse",  released April 19, 2011 via Drag City. Video by Archie Radkins, based on artwork from Max Galyon.

Bill Callahan - Baby’s Breath

WATCH more :: Bill Callahan - America (Dublin 5 May 2011)

"Apocalypse" (Drag City)

Blake Mills - Hey Lover (video)

Blake Mills - Hey Lover (official)
from his debut solo album "Break Mirrors".

Woo "It's Cosy Inside" (1990)

Woo - The Western

Woo - The Bird

WOO are brothers Mark Ives and Clive Ives. Both tracks are taken from their 1990 album "It's Cosy Inside" (Independent Project), available on woo-music.co.uk. floating somewhere between Eno and Julian Lynch...


Last Nights presents: Jefferson High, Images, Spectre Folk, MV+EE

Last Nights presents: Jefferson High, Images, Spectre Folk, MV+EE with Mick Flower and Jeremy Earl (of Woods), a little snapshot of Live @ Death By Audio 4.8.2011

Woods will release their 6th full-length album "Sun & Shade," due out on June 14th via Woodsist, recorded at the new Woodsist Headquarters in Warwick, NY. with production assistance from Glenn Donaldson (of Skygreen Leapards and Art Museums). Also via Woodsist, Matt "MV" Valentine (of MV+EE) will release his new LP "What I Became," due out on June 14th.

"Pushing Onlys" - Woods by forcefieldpr

Matt "MV" Valentine: "PK Dick" by alteredzones


Brad Laner split 12” with Joensuu 1685

Brad Laner - Feelin’ Stronger Every Day (Chicago cover)

A collaborative 12” by noise pop legend Brad Laner (of The Internal Tulips) and Finnish experimental trio Joensuu 1685 is available for the first time in North America today. The limited edition vinyl-only project, first unveiled as a European Record Store Day item last month, was released by Oslo-based label Splendour (Of Montreal, Casio Kids) and is distributed in North America exclusively by Hometapes.


"The Future" a film by Miranda July

"THE FUTURE" trailer Copyright © 2011 Roadside Attractions
A filmmaker, artist, musician, and writer Miranda July's new movie, follow-up to her first feature-length film "Me and You and Everyone We Know / 君とボクの虹色の世界" (2005).  Cast: Hamish Linklater, Miranda July, David Warshofsky, Isabella Acres, Joe Putterlik.  Original Music by Jon Brion, and you will notice Beach House's song 'Master of None'.  official website: thefuturethefuture.com
(via Hatano-san)

Sleater-Kinney - Get Up  (from the Hot Rock album)
Directed by Miranda July

FRKWYS Vol. 5 featuring Mirror Mirror

Mirror Mirror w/ Stuart Argabright - Nau Sau Ser Bil Uma Rah Rab  RVNG Intl. ©2011

Directed by Robert Bittenbender.  Additional animation by Casey Jane Ellison.
From the FRKWYS Vol. 5 featuring Mirror Mirror (David Riley and Ryan Lucero) 12", collaborations with Stuart Moxham of Young Marble Giants and The Gist, Alig Fodder of Family Fodder, and Rico Conning of The Lines, available on RVNG Intl.

The dreamscape of Mirror Mirror's "Nau Sau Ser Bil Uma Rah Rab" video was composed by New York based artist, Robert Bittenbender. The video premiered at the Aboveground Animation Film Festival at Show Cave in Los Angeles and is on eternal view here.

WATCH more :: Love is the Law (Stuart Moxham's Laying Down the Law Remix)

Old Calf "Borrow House"

Old Calf - Taken

Ned Oldham - The One Light

'Taken' is taken from Old Calf's debut full length "Borrow House," available on No Quarter Records (Released: April 12th, 2011).  'The One Light' is taken from the first solo release by Ned Oldham, 3 song EP "Let's Go Out Tonight" on Gold Robot Records (Released: September 7th, 2010).

Old Calf formed as a duo in the small, but musically vibrant town of Charlottesville, VA by Ned Oldham (The Anomoanon, Palace Music) and accordionist Marty Metcalfe, slowly accruing members on route to recording their debut album. Michael Clem (bass, mandola, dead-on harmonies) and Brian Caputo (percussion) round out the group of Southern gentlemen, who tightened up their sound rehearsing in Ned's garage, and performing around town on weekend nights.


"singin son of the earth" Taterbug

Taterbug - Golden Star Brother Supper (via Rose Quartz)

Taterbug - Nightmare Of Party Children

(The Savage Young) Taterbug is an Iowa kid, Charles Free, Avant/Experimental "singin son of the earth," as well as a "brotherless child" with only loose connections to the Night People label. He sings and manipulates tapes that he's recorded, and some he's found, "sometimes scotchtape vocal dubs for that boy choir vibe," and if you've got him live, it's "a lot more torched.

'Golden Star Brother Supper' is taken from Taterbug's latest release "Theme For Gasoline Weirdo" cassette via Night People. 'Nightmare Of Party Children' is taken from "Bored Fortress," sold out split 7" with High Wolf via Not Not Fun /2010. Charles Free is also known as Dune Buggy with Ryan Garbes (of Wet Hair).

Jmzs Smith "Girls." EP

Plaztik Mag's Jmzs Smith has released a new noir-pop EP "girls.", available for digital download and on cassette at select record store.

Girls. EP by JmzsSmith

LISTEN more :: "Monday Blues" album


Times New Viking - Ever Falling In Love

Times New Viking - Ever Falling In Love (from "Dancer Equired")
"Dancer Equired" is the Times New Viking's first album for Merge.

Times New Viking are not a font but a rather audaciously talented trio from Columbus, Ohio. Known for shrouding their three-cornered pop constructions in clouds of tape hiss and buzzing noise, the combined talents of Adam Elliott (vocals / drums), Beth Murphy (vocals / keyboard) and Jared Phillips (guitar) have taken inspiration from sources as diverse as British art-school DIY of the late 1970s, Guided By Voices, Pavement and the Beatles.

Dancer Equired by Times New Viking


Lizard Kisses - Slow Bones

Lizard Kisses - Slow Bones

Mutual Benefit - No Names feat Lizard Kisses & Steffaloo

'Slow Bones' is taken from Brooklyn's duo (cory siegler & marc merza), Lizard Kisses' new single from French digital singles label, Beko.  There is a physical release on CD-Record format- a record you can play on your CD player and record player!  Mutual Benefit's new song 'No Names' featuring Lizard Kisses and Steffaloo, is taken from the upcoming Holy Spirits / Mutual Benefit split 12'' due out on May 24th via San Francisco's Father/Daughter Records.

Bonnie “Prince” Billy and the Phantom Family Halo

Bonnie “Prince” Billy and the Phantom Family Halo - The Mindeater

This is a new track from a collaborative project between Bonnie “Prince” Billy and Brooklyn's Dominic Cipolla, multi-instrumentalist and main brain behind the elusive Phantom Family Halo.  "The Mindeater" four-song 10 inch EP (1000 limited copies on Vinyl) with three original tracks + a cover of The Everly Brothers’ I Wonder If I Care As Much featuring Slint’s Todd Brashea, is due out on May 17th via Sophomore Lounge Records.  Pre-order, here.  CD/Digital version will be released this summer via Partisan Records.

WATCH :: Phantom Family Halo, Will Oldham and Todd Brashear (Slint)
- Headliners, Louisville - 6.25.10 (via the decibel tolls)

Black Lips & Vivian Girls Japan Tour

contrarede presents
BLACK LIPS & VIVIAN GIRLS Japan tour 2011 

7/2 (Sat) Shibuya, WWW (03-5458-7676)
7/4 (Mon) Nagoya, APOLLO THEATER (052-261-5308)
7/5 (Tue) Kyoto, METRO (075-752-4765)

Black Lips - Modern Art
taken from Black Lips' upcoming full length "Arabia Mountain," due out on June 8th via Contrarede (JA), on June 7th via Vice.

Vivian Girls - I Heard You Say
taken from Vivian Girls' first single for the latest full length "Share the Joy," now available on Polyvinyl / Yacca (JA).

Further Information >> Contrarede

DREAMWEAPON - The Art and Life of Angus MacLise

The Art and Life of Angus MacLise (1938 – 1979)
May 10 - May 29, 2011
curated by Johan Kugelberg and Will Swofford Cameron

Art Exhibition / Sound Installation
Film Night at the Anthology Film Archives

Angus MacLise was an American artist, poet, percussionist, and composer active in New York, San Francisco, Paris, London and Kathmandu from the 1950’s through the 1970’s. Best known as the original drummer of the Velvet Underground, MacLise’s lifework included music, calligraphy, performance art, poetry, drawings, plays, and limited edition artist’s books.

DREAMWEAPON - The Art and Life of Angus MacLise


The Donkeys "Born With Stripes"

The Donkeys - I Like The Way You Walk

Both tracks (MPs/video) are taken from the new full length "Born With Stripes" of San Diego's foursome, The Donkeys, following up to their 2008 Dead Oceans debut album "Living On The Other Side." "Born With Stripes" was mixed by Pernice Brothers' Thom Monahan, available on Dead Oceans.

The Donkeys - Don't Know Who We Are

Akron/Family Japan Tour

Official video for Akron/Family's gorgeous new song "Island" taken from their Dead Oceans / P-Vine (JP) - released LP "S/T II, The Cosmic Birth and Journey of Shinju TNT" (2011). Directed by Daniel Gahr.

contrarede presents

7/6 (wed)   Shibuya, WWW (03-5458-7676)
7/8 (fri)      Osaka FANDANGO (06-6308-1621)
7/9 (sat)     Nagoya, APOLLO THEATER (052-261-5308)
7/10 (sun)  Hamamatsu G-SIDE (053-541-5067)
7/11 (mon) Matsumoto ALECX (0263-38-0050)

further information:
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Akron/Family - Silly Bears

'SIMILAR HAREZ' is an alternate version of 'Silly Bears,'  the opening single from Shinju TNT.  It was contained in their double vinyl "bmbz" for Record Store Day 2011 (April 16th).

Earlier this year, Akron/Family approached kindred spirits and extended family (Greg Davis, Fletcher Kaufman, Phil Cook, and Mark Lawson) about an experimental collaboration based around the band’s S/T II: The Cosmic Birth and Journey of Shinju TNT. The idea was simple: Give friends free reign to re-imagine the album by using the original songs as a starting point. A skeleton for their Frankenstein. This resulted in six different re-illuminations of the album that shed an entirely new light on Shinju TNT and the band.

Tara Jane O'Neil & Nikaido Kazumi Japan Tour

簗田寺公演, 2010 / 撮影: 三田村亮

Tara Jane O'Neil & Nikaido Kazumi Japan Tour 2011

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