"Recorded for Japan"

"Recorded for Japan is a compilation album containing songs recorded between April and June 2011 to aid the victims of the earthquake, resulting tsunami, and nuclear emergency that happened on March 11th, 2011 in Japan. 100% of the proceeds from the sale of this compilation will go directly towards the continuing recovery and reconstruction effort, specifically the Japanese Red Cross. The album features the contributions of Acrylics, Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti, Beige, Chairlift, Erika Spring, Ice Choir, Kurt Vile, K. Heasley, Kuroma, Pablo Picasso, Patrick Cleandenim, Regal Degal, R. Stevie Moore (feat. Members of MGMT), and Violens.Artwork by Max Hooper Schneider"

The digital-only compilation will be available on Aug. 4, 2011 worldwide.


Ivan Mairesse and his band

Ivan Mairesse and his band - I May Be Wrong
at the Underwater Peoples SXSW House Party, Friday, March 18, 2011
Featuring members of Rangers' live band.

Out Now on Triple You Tapes / Edition of 50 Cassette + 50 CDR
San Francisco's Ivan Mairesse has played with his ex-schoolmate Julian Lynch and some guys from Rangers, and a free-folk collective from Madison, Wisconsin, Davenport / The Second Family Band. "Lovers Lane" is his debut full-length album through Friendship Bracelet's Triple You Tapes label.

Dick Hyman and Mary Mayo vs Mario Bava

'Maid Of The Moon' from the album "MOON GAS" (MGM/1963) by Dick Hyman and Mary Mayo (wordless vocals). Scenes from Mario Bava's "PLANET OF THE VAMPIRES / Planet der Vampire / Terrore nello spazio (Italy/Spain 1965) ... マリオ・バーヴァ 「バンパイアの惑星」

RM Hubbert - For Joe


RM HUBBERT, Teviot Debating Hall, Edinburgh, June 2011, 'FOR JOE'
Appearing as part of the 'Evening with Chemikal Underground', Glasgow's RM Hubbert. This is a brand new song.

"RM Hubbert who has been a much-loved and respected fixture within the Glasgow music scene for years, from his earlier work with El Hombre Trajeado, doing an instrumental acoustic sketch based around flamenco / samba rhythms and structures."

RM Hubbert 's debut solo full-length "First & Last," has now been re-issued by Chemikal Underground. Last month he has supproted Frank Fairfield's show in Glasgow.

Released 01 March 2010 / All music written and performed by RM Hubbert. Recorded and mixed over 5 days in the summer of 2009 by Stevie Jones at Banchory and his living room. Mastered by Kenny Macleod at Redblock Mastering.


The Babies - Here Comes Trouble

The Babies - Here Comes Trouble

Taken from The Babies' latest 7'' single (limited to 300 copies), out now on Teenage TeardropsThe Babies are Cassie Ramone (Vivian Girls), Kevin Morby (Woods), Nathanael Stark (Bent Outta Shape~Bossy) and Justin Sullivan (Ringers~Stupid Party), their self-titled debut full-length which was released earlier this year, has been available from Shrimper Records.


The Babies - Wild 2
Live from Northside Festival 2011 in Brooklyn, NY
(via Puerto Rico Indie)

TV Girl - Baby you were there

TV Girl - Baby You Were There

'Baby you were there' is taken from (a San Diego duo, Trung Ngo and Brad Petering) TV Girls' new EP "Benny and the Jetts," download the EP, HERE. Their previous releases are, HERE.


Richard Swift - Broken Finger Blues

Richard Swift - Broken Finger Blues

"A year and a half ago i broke my finger.  Never got it back.  This is a song I made a few days after getting the cast taken off.  Feel free to download and share…"   Richard Swift (via his blog)

Laetitia Sadier+ Richard Swift - Resistance Dans L'ombre

“LA PISCINE, an invitation by laetitia sadier to keep on swimming” is a new collaborative project by Stereolab’s Laetitia Sadier with her friends, due out on August 29th via Wool Recordings.  It features unreleased songs from Richard Swift, Rebecca Gates, Superbravo, Laetitia Sadier. “Resistance dans l’ombre” with Richard Swift is taken from the session of “The trip” and ‘G The Opposite Of Spectator’ is a Sadier’s new song.


Super Vacations / Eternal Summers - The Mystic Fortress Sessions Vol. 1

"Funny / Not Funny Records is proud to present "The Mystic Fortress Sessions Vol. 1." This record celebrates the creativity captured at the lair of  VA's the Magic Twig Community. For the first edition we bring you the pairing of long time friends Eternal Summers and The Super Vacations."

This limited split 7″ is due out early next month on Funny Not Funny Records, sleeve art by Daniel Cundiff (of The Young Sinclairs / Eternal Summer). Pre-Order Here.

Hailing from Virginia, The Super Vacations is a five piece outfit that is equal parts so-cal garage and 60s influenced psych. The band consists of Rob Ulsh, Ryan Ulsh, Mike Hill, Bladen Day, Ross Guthrie.

Eternal Summers - Pure Affection (Beach Fossils remix)  (via Get Off The Coast)

Montero - Rainman

Montero - Rainman by Mistletone

Taken from the forthcoming debut 7" by Montero, 'Mumbai' b/w 'Rainman,' due out on vinyl & digital release Sept 2nd via Melbourne's Mistletone Records.

Montero is a new project from Melbourne music compadre, comic book and video artist Bjenny Montero (of Treetops II, The Brutals, The TM Band). This soft-rock/slow-wave supergroop features the musical smarts of Guy Blackman (Chapter Music honcho and balladeer), Geoffrey O’Connor (Crayon Fields), Cameron Potts (Ninety Nine, Baseball, Cuba Is Japan), Bobby Fresh Bravington (Cuba Is Japan) and Gerald Wells (of Treetops II, The Brutals, The TM Band/Baptism Of Uzi).

Montero - Rainman / Animated video by Bjenny Montero himself who also worked for the animated videos of Earth Girl Helen Brown's 'Story Of An Earth Girl' (Sonny Smith's 100 records project) and Sonny and the Sunsets' 'Death Cream.'


Anthony Restivo/Great Dads/The Invisible Hand

Anthony Restivo "Far Off and All Aflame"
photo: Ron Dressel

Great Dads - Sun Ritual

Great Dads - Eno's Lamborghini

Great Dads is a new group spearhead by the Invisible Hand frontman, Adam Smith from Charlottesville, VA., both tracks are taken from the "Crunk Goblins" EP on the bandcamp.

The Bridge Progressive Arts Initiative (Charlottesville, Va.) presented an artist and poet Anthony Restivo's "Far Off and All Aflame" (February, 2011) with original composition "Sun Ritual" by Great Dads aka Adam Smith (of The Invisible Hand).

The Invisible Hand - Two Chords
The song was originally appeared on their 2010 self-titled debut full-length album on Funny / Not Funny Records.
The Invisible Hand consists of Adam Smith, Thomas Dean, Jon Bray, Adam Brock.

Cass McCombs - Dreams Come True Girl (live)

Cass McCombs - Dreams Come True Girl (live)
at Johnny Brenda's Philadelphia, Pa 7-17-11


Summer Jammin' with Ice Cream Man - Twin Sister

Twin Sister - Daniel, at Pitchfork Festival 2011
Summer Jammin' with Matt Allen (aka Ice Cream Man)
Produced and captured by Dig For Fire

Twin Sister - In Heaven

Twin Sister - You Remind Me Of

Twin Sister - Bad Street

Taken from the first single 'Bad Street' (10" limited edition) from Twin Sister‘s forthcoming debut full-length album “In Heaven,” the follow-up to their 2010‘s “Color Your Life” EP.  “In Heaven” is due out on September 26th (Rest of the world) / September 27th (US) via Domino. The single is available now.


Nicholas Krgovich & Karl Blau at at What The Heck Fest

Nicholas Krgovich (No Kids, Mount Eerie, P:ano, Gigi) & Karl Blau singing together at What The Heck Fest 2011 in Anacortes, WA. (SSG Music)
(via 7e.p.)

And Nicholas Krgovich's latest single (7”+download) 'It Never Was You' is available on P.W. Elverum & Sun, ltd.

It Never Was You by Nicholas Krgovich by P.W. Elverum & Sun, ltd.

Fruit Bats - You’re Too Weird

Fruit Bats - You're Too Weird (Official Video)   Directed by The General Assembly
Also ... Full Album Trailer Video, HERE. 驚愕の...

Fruit Bats - You're Too Weird

Fruit Bats - Tangie and Ray

The Both tracks are taken from the forthcoming fifth full-length "Tripper" by Eric D. Johnson's Fruit Bats, due out on August 2nd via Sub Pop. It was recorded at WACS Studio in Los Angeles with Thom Monahan. Eric D. Johnson has been also known for his sideman duties including Califone, Vetiver and The Shins, and more recently, soundtrack work for films like "Ceremony" and the soon-to-be-released "Our Idiot Brother" (directed by Jesse Peretz and starring Paul Rudd, Elizabeth Banks, Zooey Deschanel, and Emily Mortimer).


Free Spirit

Free Spirit - We All Fall

Free Spirit - The Event  (via Weird Magic)

Free Spirit has been a quiet collaborative work of Greenpoint, Brooklyn neighbors, Chocolate Bobka‘s Michael McGregor (Chocolate Bobka / The Curatorial Club) and Jonah Maurer (Wet Dream / Family Portrait, new live members of Real Estate).

LISTEN :: Free Spirit Index (soundcloud)

Friendship Bracelet Club Volume 5

Free Spirit - O'Dela
Jonah Maurer (Family Portrait) and Michael McGregor (Chocolate Bobka + The Curatorial Club), Free Spirit's first material on any sort of release.

Rangers - Bus to Chalco
outtake from Rangers' forthcoming double LP on Not Not Fun.

Tonstartssbandht - Hymn-Eola (Acapella)
An acapella version of 'Hymn-Eola' from Tonstartssbandht's Russia/Ukraine/Georgia Spring 2011 tour tape "Hymn".

These tracks above are taken from the new compilation "Friendship Bracelet Club Volume 5" which also features La Big Vic, Main Attraktionz, The Cyclist and the others. Stream / download, HERE or visit their site. This time some physical packaging options are available on their site, too.


Magic Trick "The Glad Birth of Love"

Magic Trick "The Glad Birth of Love"
Artwork by Kevin Earl Taylor

Magic Trick - Daylight Moon (Fade Out)

Tim Cohen aka Magic Trick, best known as the lead singer and co-songwriter for the The Fresh & Onlys and the frontman for Black Fiction, has a new solo album "The Glad Birth of Love," follow-up to the previous release "Tim Cohen's Magic Trick" (Captured Tracks/2011). "The Glad Birth of Love" featuring guest appearances by John Dwyer (Thee Oh Sees), Grace Cooper, (The Sandwitches), Diego Gonzalez (The Dry Spells, Citay), Amber Lamprecht (Honey Dew), and several other San Francisco musicians, is a 45 minute album composed of four epic long-form compositions, due out on August 23rd via Empty Cellar Records. The LP gets a limited release on July 19th (Cohen's birthday). Mastered by Paul Oldham. Order. HERE.

Magic Trick is: Tim Cohen, Noelle Cahill and Alicia Vanden Heuvel (Aislers Set), James Kim (Kelley Stoltz band)

Wooden Shjips "West"

Wooden Shjips - Lazy Bones

An experimental spacey psychedelic rock quartet from San Francisco, Wooden Shjips have their first studio-recorded full-length album "West" which was recorded at Lucky Cat Studios, engineered by Phil Manley (of Trans Am) and mastered by Sonic Boom at Blanker Unisinn, Brooklyn. Due out on September 13th via Thrill Jockey.

Wooden Shjips (pronounced shyips) consist of Omar Ahsanuddin - drums, Dusty Jermier - bass, Nash Whalen - organ,  Erik “Ripley” Johnson (also known as the Moon Duo) - guitar and vocals.

Wooden Shjips ATP NY 2010 via FMA


Tortured Genies

From San Francisco Tortured Genies is a new project featuring Tahlia Harbour (of the Sonny and the Sunsets, The Dry Spells, Citay), Ryan Browne (of the Sonny and the Sunsets) and Zack Ehrlich (of Lucky Cloud). Listen! some unmastered tracks under below.

Brown Leaves by Tortured Genies

So Down To Earth - latest mix by Tortured Genies


Welcome Back Sailors "Yes/Sun"

Welcome Back Sailors - I’ll be there

Welcome Back Sailors - A fortune teller song

A duo from the italian province of Reggio Emilia, Welcome Back Sailors' first full length album "Yes/Sun" (Limited Edition: 300 copies) is available now on We Were Never Being Boring.



Unofficial, non-profit video. Footage from Karel Zeman's "Inspirace" /カレル・ゼマン 『水玉の幻想』(1949) 'Apart' and 'Oh, Why' are taken from the forthcoming album "WANDER / WONDER" by Pennsylvania resident Alec Koone aka Balam Acab, due out on August 29th via Tri Angle Records

Balam Acab - Oh, Why

カレル・ゼマン展 トリック映画の前衛 -チェコ・アニメ もうひとりの巨匠-  

Slough Louris - Do You Get It?

Slough Louris - Do You Get It?

Slough Louris - Raccoon

Both tracks are taken from the soundcloud page of Kevin Mahoney aka Slough Louris hailing from Tallahassee, Florida.

Witch Gardens - Baby Got a Haircut

'Baby Got a Haircut' is taken from the latest self-released digital album "Alice, Agatha, Branch, & Christ" by Seattle's Witch Gardens, available now on their bandcamp.

Witch Gardens - Baby Got a Haircut by Wonder Beard


How To Dress Well "Just Once" EP

Yourstru.ly Presents: How To Dress Well "Decisions"
Watch the making of "Decisions" at Different Fur Studios

A brand new label launched by Yourstru.ly, San Francisco, Love Letters Ink has their 2nd release, "the Just Once" EP by How To Dress Well. Now available digitally on their bandcamp and all digital retailers.  The EP is comprised of 4 orchestral versions of HTDW tracks - a one-time-only approach to HTDW's sound. It is dedicated to Ryan Douglas Hitchon, the best friend of HTDW that passed away in August of 2010. 1,000 copies of 10″ vinyl will ship on July 21st, pre-order is available via bandcamp, and $1 of every 10" sold will be donated to MindFreedom.org to benefit those with Mental Health Issues.

released 12 July 2011
All songs written by How To Dress Well
Arrangements by Minna Choi
Recorded & Mixed by Nic Atamaniuk at Different Fur Studios
Mastered by Pete Swanson

Inspector 22 "Friends In High Places"

"Inspector 22 started as the solo-project of TODD WESLEY EMMERT in 1997, initially recording cassettes to trade with friend Clarque Blomquist (WAUMISS, Kingsbury Manx) and an acquaintance named Grux."

"Friends In High Places" (CD-R/Cassette) is the third release by Inspector 22 (aka Todd Wesley Emmert, residing in Chapel Hill) from Dontrustheruin, available on their etsy shop. "Friends In High Places" (2011) and the other Inspector 22 recordings can be downloaded at the FMA for free.

John Cale "Extra Playful" EP

Here's a preview clip 'Whaddaya Mean By That' from the forthcoming EP of John Cale, due out on September 19th  Double Six, a sister label of Domino Record Co. Pre-Order, here.

John Cale - Whaddaya Mean By That (Preview Clip) by DominoRecordCo
1. Catastrofuk
2. Whaddya Mean By That?
3. Hey Ray
4. Pile A L'Heure
5. Perfection


JOHN CALE performing "PARIS 1919"
live at the Paradiso Amsterdam Netherlands


Sufjan Stevens - Get Real, Get Right

Sufjan Stevens - Get Real, Get Right
Director/Animatio: Sufjan Stevens   Editing and Compositing: Deborah Johnson
Original Artwork: Royal Robertson

You can purchase MAKE on DVD, the documentary that inspired Sufjan Stevens' The Age of Adz and tells the story of several artists including Royal Robertson, HERE. Visit makedocumentary.com

Sufjan Stevens - I Walked
from "The Age of Adz" (Asthmatic Kitty/2010)

WATCH more :: "Get Real, Get Right" Live Visual, Video design from The Age of Adz live performances.

The documentary, MAKE, is an intimate journey into the lives of four American self-taught artists: Prophet Royal Robertson, Hawkins Bolden, Judith Scott and Ike Morgan. Isolated and struggling with the disabilities life has dealt them, these artists all find their most powerful voice through art. 

Available now on DVD from Asthmatic Kitty.


J Dilla - Lightworks

J Dilla - Lightworks
Design/Animation - James McMillan
Song - J Dilla remix of Raymond Scott's "Lightworks" (and a Percee P snippet, too.)

Visit RaymondScott.com / ScottDoc.com

Ivor Cutler: Walking To A Farm

(January 15th, 1923 – March 3rd, 2006)
Walking To A Farm
(from the album "Dandruff" 1974 folk avant classic)
The intelligent ITV drama serial Timeslip fused with a lyrical Ivor Cutler classic in the style of a Negro spiritual.
(via Sweet Dream Press)



photo: William Eggleston



1. Sun Goddess - Ramsey Lewis, Sun Goddess (1974)
2. Islands in Space - Lightdreams, Islands in Space (1981)
3. The New Atom Mine - David Thomas and the Pedestrians, The Sound of the Sand (1981)
4. Physical Love - Eddie Hazel, Game, Dames, and Guitar Thangs (1977)
5. A Little Something - Slapp Happy, Acnalbasac Noom (1982)
6. Like Flies on Sherbert - Alex Chilton, Like Flies on Sherbert (1979)
7. Concentrate - The Gaturs feat. Willie Tee, Wasted (1970)
8. Think Twice - Pete Rock - Hip Hop Underground Soul Classics (1995)
9. What's a Telephone Bill? - Bootsy Collins, Ah... The Name is Bootsy, Baby! (1977)


“Tears On My Pillow: Part I”

Mutual Benefit - Cupid (Sam Cooke)

Tashaki Miyaki - Nothing Can Change This Love (Sam Cooke)

Both cover tracks are taken from the same “Tears On My Pillow: Part I,” the third installment of the Cactus-Mouth/Unholy Rhythms collaborative mixtape series, as Sore Eros' 'Palisades Park' (Freddy Cannon cover) previously posted. It features 14 covering songs from the late 1950’s through the early 1960’s including Sam Cooke, Patsy Cline, The Everly Brothers, Maurice Williams & the Zodiacs, Connie Francis, Bo Diddley & the Carnations and others. You can listen/download the mixtape in its entirely on their site, here.

Tears On My Pillow: Part II

Shimmering Stars (ft. Sue McClure) - Love Is Strange (Mickey & Sylvia)

Lizard Kisses - Please Stay (The Drifters)

Acid Glasses - Tonight You Belong To Me (Patience and Prudence)

Download the album in its entirety for free, HERE.

Sore Eros - Stacy

Sore Eros - Stacy

Sore Eros - Palisades Park (Freddy Cannon cover)
from "Tears On My Pillow: Part I" Cactus-Mouth/Unholy Rhythms collaborative mixtape series.

'Stacy' is taken from the newest mini-album "Just Fuzz" by Robbie Robinson aka Sore Eros (from Northampton, MA), available now on Blackburn Recordings. It was recorded while snowed in at a studio in Vermont during the early months of 2011.

"Over the past five years Robinson has lived in several American cities and collaborated with a number of different musicians. While living in Los Angeles he was a member of Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti and he has also played with Panda Bear, Kurt Vile and Gary War." 

Mickey Moonlight - Interplanetary Music

Mickey Moonlight - Interplanetary Music
Interplanetary Music was written by the great Sun Ra 
and published by Leosong Copyright Services.
Vocals by Bishi, Suzy Silver, Susumu Mukai & Mickey Moonlight.
Saxophone by Carl Sterling.  Produced by Mickey Moonlight.
© 2007 Cog Without Teeth

Tame Impala - Solitude Is Bliss (Mickey Moonlight Remix).mp3

Apollo Sunshine - Singing to the Earth (Mickey Moonlight Remix) .mp3


White Birds - Hondora

'Hondora' is taken from the White Birds' bandcamp EP, featuring the former members of Drink Up Buttercup (James Harvey, Farzad Houshiarnejad, Mike Cammarata).

White Birds - Hondora by ObliqueMgt


Singer - New Bad Teeth

"Democracy in motion...slow motion. Drifting into and through an amoebic evolution in sound, Mindreading discerns a new form of pop music. Paranormal or supernatural - take your pick! "

Singer - New Bad Teeth

Currently as a 3 piece band, Singer consists of Robert A.A. Lowe (Lichens, 90-Day Men, Om), Ben Vida (Town and Country, Bird Show, DRMWPN) and Adam Vida (Central Falls, U.S.Maple). 'New Bad Teeth' is taken from their upcoming second album "Mindreading," due out on July 19th via Drag City. It was recorded and mixed with Randall Dunn. Pre-order is available, here.

Shannon & The Clams in the Cakeland

Shannon & The Clams - Done With You
NPP E01: Shannon & The Clams, live at Cakeland - Oakland, CA - May 2011

This is the first episode of the new video collaboration series presented by Echolocale and the Noise Pop Podcast, once a month, they will release a new video, available as a free download [Subscribe].  Shannon & The Clams' latest full length "Sleep Talk" is available on 1-2-3-4-Go! Records.


The Pear Traps - Come Home

The Pear Traps - Come Home

"Joy Division-goes-Americana aesthetic" (Windy City Rock)

'Come Home' is taken from the latest self-titled 6-track EP (digital/blue cassette) by The Pear Traps, a 5-piece, lo-fi americana garage band out of chicago. "The Pear Traps" EP is available on their bandcamp.

'Honestly' from "The Pear Traps" EP, released 01 May 2011

Ron Rege, Jr : The Cartoon Utopia

The Cartoon Utopia
6/29〜7/7 京都 トランスポップ・ギャラリー、詳細はコチラ


ron rege's cartoon utopia

そして、スウィート・ドリームス・プレスでは小冊子『Ron Rege, Jr : The Cartoon Utopian~ロン・リージー・ジュニア:コミックのユートピア/ユートピアのコミック~』(オフセット印刷+手作業の特殊仕様)を近々発行予定だそうです。



"Wolfe With An E" (2011) OFFICIAL TRAILER
Trailer for the independent film "Wolfe With An E" with images by cartoonist Ron Rege. Written and directed by David Zuckerman and featuring music and images from Henry Wolfe's new album Linda Vista.

Part Time aka David Speck

Part Time - Living In Pretend (My Girl Imagination)

"Captivating bedroom pop with a karaoke video/soft haze filter on it that collapses the textural dimensions of music to an appealing, shiny finish. The music of Part Time owes a debt to ‘80s movie scores, neon lights, fog machines and nightlife, a generous sampling of New Romance in a post-capitalist world, its heart going out to everyone who hasn’t abandoned their silk shirts in favor of more practical attire."

Part Time - I Wanna Take You Out

Hailing from San Francisco, Part Time – aka David Speck has a debut full-length from Mexican Summer, follow-up to the self-titled cassette (Voice Academy/2010, sold out), due out on July 5th. Pre-order is available, HERE.


Avi Buffalo's new single

THIS AIN'T A SCENE presents:
Avi Buffalo - Won't be Around No More / Time to Sleep (the Long Way)
SYNC SESSION // SIX, Recorded April 23, 2011, Long Beach, CA
photography // Benjamin Hoste sound // Josh Polon


Avi Buffalo, a band from Long Beach, based around the songs of guitarist Avi Zahner-Isenberg (Avi Buffalo), is back with a brand spank’n new 7" entitled “How Come,” since 2010 full-length debut, now available on Sub Pop.


Portrait of Baby Kitty

Portrait of Baby Kitty for the lovely girls of Withers Street.
John Stortz

「猫の引っ掻き傷による左下すみにある血痕はサイン/後に科学者が僕の度を越えた猫の肖像画のコレクションを発見する時、クローン世紀の希望として .....」    ジョン・ストルツ


a trailer for the upcoming new album "Megafaun"

Following-up to the last year's mini-album "Heretofore," Durham, NC-based Megafaun's self-titled third full-length album is due out on September 20th via Hometapes. It was recorded late last year at their former bandmate (DeYarmond Edison) Justin Vernon's April Base Studios in Fall Creek, WI, and self-produced with the help of BJ Burton. 'These Words' is taken from the new album.

Megafaun - These Words

Megafaun – Kaufman’s Ballad
taken from the second album "Gather, Form & Fly" (Hometapes/2009)


DeYarmond Edison - Where We Belong from an unreleased EP (2006).
DeYarmond Edison (2002–2006) was founded by Bon Iver's Justin Vernon and Megafaun's Brad Cook, Phil Cook, Joe Westerlund. They re-united for a three-song set at The Fader Fort at SXSW. 2011.

ASTW Presents | Sounds of the South @ MusicNOW ft. Megafaun, Fight The Big Bull, Justin Vernon & Sharon Van Etten, May 13th 2011
Justin Vernon and Sharon Van Etten duet in a performance of 'Trials, Troubles, Tribulations' from a special collaboration between Megafaun, Fight The Big Bull, Bon Iver and Sharon Van Etten called Sounds Of The South, an evening of re-imaginings of the songs recorded by ethnomusicologist Alan Lomax in his early travels.


Allah-Las - Catamaran

"ALLAH-LAS sound like the Old, Weird Los Angeles: Strains of true surfing music, American harmonies, Sunset Strip backbeat, desert ramble filtered through Goldstar Sessioneers; That pre-fuzz pedal ‘electrified folk’ music and pop groups hitti...ng that California sound with the tambourine on just the right beat."

Allah-Las - Catamaran

Taken from the A-side off of PRS 45-802: Allah-Las 'Catamaran' b/w 'Long Journey', available from PRES Record Co.. The band was made up of longtime friends Miles (vocals/guitar), Pedrum (lead guitar), Spencer (bass), and Matt (drums), the group formed in October 2008. Currently they are making provisional plans to release 2 more singles in the fall before starting to focus on an LP.


Allah-Las - Long Journey (B-Side of "Catamaran" - PRS45-802)
(c) (p) Pres Records, 2011

Stephin Merritt “Obscurities”

Stephin Merritt - Forever and a Day

"Obscurities," a collection of new and hard-to-find recordings made by Stephin Merritt, mastermind behind The Magnetic Fields, will be released as a CD, LP, and digital download on Merge Records on August 23rd. The CD's 14 tracks include five Merge-era recordings from The Magnetic Fields.

Track Listing:
1. Forever and a Day (previously unreleased)
2. Rats in the Garbage of the Western World (The Magnetic Fields)
3. I Don't Believe You (The Magnetic Fields)
4. Plant White Roses (Buffalo Rome)
5. Rot in the Sun (the 6ths)
6. The Sun and the Sea and the Sky (previously unreleased)
7. Yet Another Girl (the 6ths)
8. Scream (Till you Make the Scene) (previously unreleased)
9. The Song from Venus (previously unreleased)
10. Beach-A-Boop-Boop (The Magnetic Fields)
11. When I'm Not Looking, You're Not There (The Magnetic Fields)
12. Take Ecstasy with Me (The Magnetic Fields)
13. When You're Young and In Love (previously unreleased)
14. You Are Not My Mother and I Want to Go Home (The Gothic Archies)