3/30/2011

Sonny & the Sunsets' Chasing The Moon



Sonny & the Sunsets' Chasing The Moon
Some songs from the upcoming new album "HIT AFTER HIT" due out on April 12th via Fat Possum.
Video produced by Elijiah Pahati and Scott McDowell

Chasing The Moon features San Francisco Bay Area musicians performing songs in a local recording studio.

Michael Musika "Spells"


San Francisco's Michael Musika has released his first album "Spells," recorded with his band including Dina Maccabee, Indianna Hale, Sleepy Todd, Eric Kuhn (Silian Rail), and Matt Adams (Blank Tapes), among others. Co-produced by Michael Musika, Scott McDowell, and Chris Powers, recorded at Hyde Street Studios.







Michael Musika @ Chasing The Moon 6.07.09
Produced By: Brian Berberich; Shot By: Elijiah Pahati; Mixed By: Scott McDowell.

3/29/2011

Chris Ware vs Ozu


クリス・ウェア vs 小津安二郎

In the fall of 2008, Cinefamily presented an ambitious retrospective of the films of Yasujiro Ozu.  Chris Ware illustrated the cover of their 2008 Nov/Dec calendar, a beautiful tribute to Yasujiro Ozu’s Tokyo Story/東京物語 (1953). And the poster is now on sale.

The Sandwitches - Baby Mine



The Sandwitches - Baby Mine
Heidi Alexander, Grace Cooper and Roxanne Brodeur on drums

New album "Mrs. Jones' Cookies" is due out on March 29th via Empty Cellar Records.

WATCH more :: 'My Heart Does Swell' and 'Summer Of Love'

Pillars & Tongues: Live at 2640


Recorded by Erich Steiger at The 2640 Collective on Feb 05, 2011.
Pillars & Tongues' new album "The Pass and Crossings" will be released on Empty Cellar Records this May.




LISTEN more :: Daytrotter session, Dublab Sprout Session

3/27/2011

Dead Gaze-Fishing With Robert


Dead Gaze-Fishing With Robert


Dead Gaze is led by Cole Furlow (of Cats Purring Collective based in Oxford, MS, including Bass Drum of Death and Dent May).  'Fishing With Robert' is taken from their new three-song 7″, co-released by La station Radar and Atelier Ciseaux.

by SAMO


Dead Gaze - Back & Forth

Raw Thrills – So You Wanna Be A Rock N Roll Star


Raw Thrills – So You Wanna Be A Rock N Roll Star (Byrds Cover)
via Gunk TV

Tape – The Wild Palms



Tape – The Wild Palms

'The Wild Palms' is taken from the 5th studio album "Revelationes" by Swedish Trio Tape, co-released from Immune Recordings with Häpna.  It is their first since 2008’s "Luminarium" and the follow-up to their collaboration LP with Bill Wells.


Swedish trio Tape was formed in 2000 by brothers Andreas and Johan Berthling with Tomas Hallonsten. Taking cues both from pop, experimentalism, and minimalism their sound has become recognized internationally and is clearly something of its own. Their first album Opera was released on the Häpna imprint (which Johan is a co-owner of) in 2002. Working intuitive, all by themselves, they created mini symphonies out of electronic sounds paired with a stunning melodic lyricism. With an array of electronic and acoustic instruments at hand they have gone on to release three additional full length albums (Milieu, Rideau, and Luminarium). In 2006 they collaborated with Japanese duo Tenniscoats for their album Tan-Tan Therapy. The same year they recorded in Tokyo with Japanese quartet Minamo for the album Birds of a Feather. Tape have performed worldwide, playing shows in Japan, China, Taiwan, and tours of Europe and the US. Since Luminarium was released in 2008 the band have been diligently recording in their Summa Studio in Stockholm. The results of their labor is the new album "Revelationes".    (Immune Recordings)




3/26/2011

Spook Houses - Home


Spook Houses - Home


Formed Summer 2010 in Ridgewood NJ, Spook Houses consist of Colin Alexander, David Benton (Sports), Bob Raymonda, Nick Corbo (Animal Names), and Daniel Sohval, Andrew Wade, Alkis Neimaris (Little City Fires).  'Home' is taken from their new limited 4-track 7".  Stream/pre-order, here on bandcamp.

Baby Dee - Yapapipi


Baby Dee - Yapapipi


'Yapapipi' is taken from Baby Dee's new EP "Regifted Light," mostly instrumental album with a Steinway grand piano, available now on Drag City. .  Baby Dee has been known as an American performance artist, multi-instrumentalist, and singer-songwriter from Cleveland, Ohio, also known for collaborating with Antony and the Johnsons, Andrew WK, and many other artists on the New York City scene.

The Mantles - Raspberry Thighs



The Mantles - Raspberry Thighs

Following “Pink Information” EP (2010) on Mexican Summer, San Francisco's the Mantles release new 'Raspberry Thighs' b/w 'Roman Hat' 7-inch via French label, SDZ Records, available online through the label.

3/25/2011

The Morning Benders "Japan Echo EP"



"We made a very special EP to help support Japan. It is all unreleased material. Please donate what you can and spread the word!"  
The Morning Benders

先週、ボクたちは日本でのはじめての公演をする予定でした。それはボクたちにとって、とてもとくべつな旅路になろうとしていました、とりわけボクにとっては。ボクはいつも日本に戻って演奏することを夢見ていました。そんなに知られていませんが、ボクは日本で生まれたんです。住んでいたのは、ほんの2年でしたが、ボクはいつも日本や日本のひとたちへの深い愛を抱いてました。今そこで起こっているすべてのことを知り、言いあらわせないほど、ボクは悲しくて無力に感じています。そして、たとえそこへ行けなかったとしても、ボクたちが助けられるすべてのことをしたいのです。 We love you, Japan.   xo,  クリス


Japan Echo EP (日本・エコー) Tracklisting:

1. Cold War (Star Slinger Remix)
2. Better In Blue
3. Hand Me Downs (Wild Nothing Remix)
4. Excuses (RAC Remix)
5. Mason Jar (Twin Sister Remix)
6. Wet Cement (Aislyn Remix)
7. Little Riot
8. Promises (Star Slinger Remix)

Donate & Download :: http://themorningbenders.com/

Ra Ra Riot - Too Dramatic (Morning Benders Remix)


3/22/2011

Cults - You Know What I Mean


'You Know What I Mean ' is a new song from Cults (Madeline Follin and Richie Follin of Guards, Willowz), from their debut full-length recording with a producer Shane Stoneback (Vampire Weekend, Sleigh Bells), which is due out May via Columbia(US) / In The Name Of (UK).

Cults - You Know What I Mean by cultscultscults

TANK TANKURO


TANK TANKURO: PREWAR WORKS 1934-1935
by GAJO SAKAMOTO
阪本牙城 "タンク・タンクロー"

A classic pre-war manga by Gajo Sakamoto which prefigures Astro Boy, translated into English.  256pgs (including 16 pages of interpretive text) / Full Color,Hard Cover with Book Case.  It will be published by Presspop Inc. on June, 2011.
COVER DESIGN BY: CHRIS WARE

AN EAST MEETS WEST LEGENDARY AND MIND BLOWING LIVE SHOW OF JAPANESE ALTO SAXOPHONE FREE JAZZ EXTRAORDINAIRE: AKIRA SAKATA, MEMBERS OF THE BAND TORTOISE: JEFF PARKER & JOHN HERNDON, AND NATE MCBRIDE.


Sakata/ Parker/ McBride/ Herndon
"In a babble" 12” vinyl x 2 (Limited)

Live at Umbrella Music Festival, The Hideout, Chicago / November 7th, 2009. Artwork by John Herndon. Hand letterpressed by Jeff Mueller (June of 44, Shipping News) of Dexterity Press. Release Date: May, 2011

Also from Presspop Inc.



The Cameraman (This American Life)

A television experiment. Cartoonist Chris Ware teams up with his animator, John Kuramoto, to make a cartoon version of a true story. Jeff Potter tells the story to host Ira Glass: about an art project, a bunch of first-graders, and how being behind the camera can rob you of your humanity even if the camera's not real. Chris and John supply the visuals.

R.Crumb: Lines Drawn on Paper

"R.Crumb: Lines Drawn on Paper"
March 23rd through April 30th
@ SOCIETY OF ILLUSTRATORS, New York City



"I Wish I Was A Mole In The Ground"
East River String Band with R. Crumb, Pat Conte, Bob Guida & Joe Lauro. 7/8/08.

3/20/2011

Kurt Vile on the rooftop



Kurt Vile and crew performs songs from his latest, Smoke Ring For My Halo, in ultra-chilly weather for this latest installment of pitchfork.tv rooftop performance series.

STREAM :: Live from the WFMU + FMA Showcase at South by Southwest, 611 Red River in Austin, March 18, 2011, featuring Amen Dunes, él-g, Sun Araw, The Endtables, Whitehorse and Kurt Vile and the Violators as a special guest.

3/19/2011

Sun Ra in Egypt and Italy



Old footages of Sun Ra and his Arkestra by the pyramids and in Sardinia (Italy)


STREAM :: Twin Sister's new mix for Follow Me Radio

1. KL Saigal — Preet Mein Hai Jeevan Joko
2. Al Green — How Can You Mend a Broken Heart
3. Alice Coltrane — Journey In Satchidananda
4. Arthur Russell — Arm Around You
5. Virgo — Do You Know Who We Are
6. Wire — Outdoor Miner
7. Lee Hazelwood — Hey Cowboy
8. Dionne Warwick — Don't Make Me Over
9. Joe Meek — The Bublight
10. The United States of America — Love Song for Dead Che
11. Broadcast — Distorsion
12. Mountain Man — Babylon
13. Roy Orbison — It's Over

Horse Head "Hh"


Horse Head - Cute Kid

Horse Head - Wander


Horse Head is a solo project of Chris Thorne (Tan Dollar), now a full band that consists of Chris, Mike Skehan and Jon Skehan of Tan Dollar.  Both tracks are taken from their "Hh" digital album on bandcamp, first cohesive release since 2009.

3/18/2011

Thunderclap Newman - Something in the Air



Thunderclap Newman - Something in the Air

上を向いて歩こう (Sukiyaki)



Sukiyaki - Ue wo muite arukou - Kyu Sakamoto


Ólöf Arnalds - 上を向いて歩こう (Sukiyaki)

Uploaded by One Little Indian Records by a request from ArAtAq

Original title:
Ue o Muite Arukou (I Look Up as I Walk)
written by Rokusuke Ei - Hachidai Nakamura 

I look up as I walk
So that the tears won't fall
Remembering those spring days
But I am all alone tonight


I look up as I walk
Counting the stars with tearful eyes
Remembering those summer days
But I am all alone tonight


Happiness lies beyond the clouds
Happiness lies up above the sky


I look up as I walk
So that the tears won't fall
Though the tears well up as I walk
For tonight I'm all alone tonight


Remembering those autumn days
But I am all alone tonight


Sadness lies in the shadow of the stars
Sadness lurks in the shadow of the moon


I look up as I walk
So that the tears won't fall
Though the tears well up as I walk
For tonight I'm all alone


via MadMadRiver

LiFETONES / PRAY for JP




LiFETONES has been releasing internationally known artists' original ringtones for smartphone. After catastrophic earthquake in North-eastern Japan, 'LiFETONES' has desided to release the special selected album for charity. 'LiFETONES' will donate the amount of all sales of this album through Japan's leading NGO in disaster response and relief 'Civic Force' (civic-force.org/index.html). Make all of your donation as effective as possible. You can use either credit card or Paypal.
Thank you for your cooperation.

[for iPhone]
download [AAC] files, change its extention [.m4a] to [.m4r], then you can use it as ringtones and alarm tones.

[for Android phone]
download [mp3] files, it is acceptable file format for most of Android phone.


www.lifetones.net
... more

Buy Now  ¥1,000 JPY  or more

3/16/2011

Sonny & The Sunsets - Teen Age Thugs



Sonny & The Sunsets - Teen Age Thugs
@ Corner, Richmond (11th Mar 2011)

Sonny & The Sunsets have a new album to be released on FAT POSSUM Records on Tuesday, April 12, 2011 titled, "Hit After Hit". Here is one of the future hits to come for this future release, "Teen Age Thugs".

Open a Bottle


Open a Bottle by Shugo Tokumaru
BANDCAMP LINK >> HERE!

All the proceeds from the downloads of this track will be donated in support of the victims and for the reconstructions of the stricken areas affected by The 2011 off the Pacific coast of Tohoku Earthquake. 

この楽曲のダウンロードにおける売上金の全てを「東北地方太平洋沖地震」におきましての、被災者への支援、被災地の復興のための義援金とさせて頂きます。

3/13/2011

Jad Fair + Tenniscoats Japan Tour 2011 at Kobe



Tenniscoats - Sukiyaki song
Guggenheim House (Kobe), March 12th during Jad Fair + Tenniscoats Japan Tour 2011

Jad Fair is flying back home today.

3/12/2011

Pray for the people

Pray for the northeast coast of Japan Tsunami victims.

PLEASE DONATE TO JAPAN!
RedCross Org. / Japan Society
日本赤十字社(口座開設準備中)

3/11/2011

Nicholas Krgovich's 60 Minute megamix


Stream or download an hour-long megamix of music written and released by NICHOLAS KRGOVICH and his various projects between 2002-2010.  His new single "It Never Was" will be released late May from P.W. ELVERUM & SUN, with upcoming West Coast tour with Mount Eerie & Key Losers.  Watch an early version of the song being performed live at What The Heck 2010.

60 Minute Megamix by NK MUSIC

TRACK LIST:
1. (CBC INTRO)
2. FOR HALLOWEEN - NO KIDS
3. SUPERMARKET ONE - P:ANO
4. NO, MY HEART WILL GO ON - GIGI
5. I WANT TO BE AROUND - NO KIDS
6. T. HATCH SAYS ‘ROUND EV’RY CORNER - P:ANO
7. FUCKING UGLY BOUFFANT - P:ANO
8. THE HUNDREDTH TIME - GIGI
9. ALL OF NOVEMBER, MOST OF OCTOBER - P:ANO
10. THE BEACHES ALL CLOSED - NO KIDS
11. COVERED WAGONS - P:ANO
12. WHATCHA DOIN’? - PHIL ELVERUM and NICK KRGOVICH
13. I’M NOT COMING OUT TONIGHT - GIGI
14. LIGHT O’ LOVE - P:ANO
15. BLUSTER IN THE AIR - NO KIDS
16. THE MANSION (EXCERPT) - NICHOLAS KRGOVICH
17. THE MARQUEE - GIGI
18. FOOT HILLS - P:ANO
19. DARK HILLS - P:ANO
20. ALL AROUND - BURQUITLAM PLAZA
21. IN DREAMLAND - NO KIDS
22. FOR HALLOWEEN (WHAT’S UP REMIX) Excerpt - NO KIDS

"Seven Swans Reimagined"



Here's the cover art for "Seven Swans Reimagined," Sufjan Stevens "Seven Swans" tribute album, benefit for the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.  It will be released digitally on March 22nd via On Joyful Wings.  Artwork by Vesper Stamper.

Track List;
1. All The Trees Of The Field Will Clap Their Hands [Bonnie 'Prince' Billy]
2. The Dress Looks Nice On You [The Gregory Brothers]
3. In The Devil's Territory [Derek Webb]
4. To Be Alone With You [Joshua James]
5. Abraham [Damion Suomi]
6. Sister [Unwed Sailor]
7. Size Too Small [Wakey!Wakey!]
8. We Won't Need Legs To Stand [Elin K. Smith]
9. A Good Man Is Hard To Find [DM Stith]
10. He Woke Me Up Again [Half-Handed Cloud]
11. Seven Swans [Carl Hauck]
12. The Transfiguration [David Crowder*Band]
b-sides
13. I Went Dancing With My Sister [Jason Harrod]
14. Waste Of What Your Kids Won't Have [Shannon Stephens with Gregory Paul]
15. Borderline [Inlets]






Shannon Stephens & Gregory Paul
- Waste Of What Your Kids Won't Have (by Sufjan Stevens)

3/10/2011

Ten and Six aka Evan Moran



Ten and Six - Mercury Lullaby

Ten and Six - Paris Song & Michael's Bells


Both tracks are taken from the self-titled 5 track EP by Cleveland's Ten and Six (Evan Moran).  It was released 01 May 2009, and downloadable now on his bandcamp page.


Damon & Naomi with Chris Marker


Damon & Naomi with Chris Marker - And You Are There


This song is about the way time can compress when you are lost in a memory, something I have learned a lot about from Chris Marker’s work – his films (La Jetée, Sans Soleil), his writing (Immemory), his photographs.

When the song was finished, I sent it to Chris with a note – since his work had provided inspiration for the song, I wondered, might he in turn have a visual response to it? He sent back this image, with the note:

“Dunno if it fits your pretty proustian melancholy, but I thought it could... And thanks for linking me to music, the only real art for me as you know (cinema? you kiddin’...)”


— Naomi Yang, 2011 (via Wire Magazine)

Damon & Naomi - Walking Backwards

The new Damon & Naomi "False Beats and True Hearts" will be released in May by 20/20/20 in the US, Broken Horse (UK), and P-Vine Records (Japan).

"False Beats and True Hearts"

Golden Ghost's ne single


Golden Ghost's new album "Eudaimonia" is due out on March 29th via Epiphysis Records, and the new digital single 'Saturation' is out now on the bandcamp page.


GOLDEN GHOST is a band fronted by Laura Goetz from the village of Endicott in Upstate New York. 
Laura Goetz moved to New York City in October 2006. She joined up as a band member of Castanets for their Spring '07 North American tour, after which she moved into the Silent Barn, a DIY music venue in the NYC borough of Queens. G. Lucas Crane aka Nonhorse (Woods, Wooden Wand & The Vanishing Voice) provided recording equipment for the first Golden Ghost album "FAUNA OF MIRRORS" (released May 15, 2007 - Epiphysis Records), which also featured the accompaniment Brendon Massei (Viking Moses), Goetz' brother Eriksen, and NYC talent agent John Chavez of Ground Control Touring. Her sophomore album, "THE UNIMAGINATIVE BODY" (released October 27, 2009 - Epiphysis Records) was produced by Brendon Massei (Viking Moses) and features accompaniments by John McCauley III and Chris Ryan (of Deer Tick), Kyla Cech (Annikki Dawn), Brendan Glasson (Vio/Mire), and David Garland (Family Vineyard Records and host of WNYC's Spinning On Air.) 





3/09/2011

VERSUS / AZURE RAY Japan Tour 2011


Versus - Gone to Earth

& records presents
VERSUS Japan Tour 2011
with special guest : moools

4/19(火)渋谷 O-NEST
4/20(水)松本 ALECX
4/21(木)名古屋 得三
4/22(金)京都 Club Metro
4/24(日)渋谷 O-NEST

総合問合せ: YOUTH inc.(info@youth-inc.co.jp)



Azure Ray - Silverlake (ft. Sparklehorse)

& records presents
AZURE RAY Japan Tour 2011
with special guest : 4 bonjour's parties

3/19(土)渋谷 O-NEST
3/20(日)松本 hair salon群青
3/22(火)京都 UrBANGUILD
3/23(水)名古屋 得三
3/24(木)代官山 晴れたら空に豆まいて

総合問合せ: YOUTH inc.(info@youth-inc.co.jp)

3/08/2011

"Some Days Are Better Than Others"


Matthew Cooper – Some Days Are Better Than Others


Eluvium's Matthew Cooper releases the soundtrack album for "Some Days Are Better Than Others," due out on April 15th via Temporary ResidenceThe film, premiered at the 2010 SXSW Film, is a new feature length film starring James Mercer (Broken Bells, The Shins) and Carrie Brownstein (Portlandia, Sleater-Kinney), written and directed by Portland, Oregon based artist and filmmaker Matt McCormick, it will be released theatrically in Spring of 2011.  Now available for pre-order, here.

And ... Carrie Brownstein has formed a new band WILD FLAG with Mary Timony (Helium), Janet Weiss (Quasi, Sleater-Kinney) and Rebecca Cole (The Minders). They've been recording the first album produced by Chris Woodhouse, due out in early fall.  And their new 7" single 'Future Crimes' b/w 'Glass Tambourine' for celebrating Record Store Day, April 16th, is due out via Merge.  It was produced by Britt Daniel (of Spoon).  Stream the 'Glass Tambourine' on NPR, now.



Penny & The Quarters - You And Me


Penny & The Quarters - You And Me


Nearly thirty years after the label closed its doors, a mysterious box of tapes turned up at an estate sale in Columbus, OH. Originally thought to be the lost Prix masters, it was instead discovered to be dozens of demos, rehearsals and a few finished songs recorded in Harmonic Sounds’ prime. The tape boxes were for the most part unmarked; creating a puzzle that would require some time to solve. Penny & the Quarters’ “You And Me” is a random rehearsal by a group no one can remember but, one more song we wouldn't let be forgotten.   (Numero Group)

"You And Me" was released by Numero Group and was later heard by actor Ryan Gosling, who recommended it to the director Derek Cianfrance as the song meant to bring the two lead characters together in Blue Valentine (邦題: ブルーバレンタイン. (Wiki)

"You and Me" b/w "Some Other Love" 45 is available on Numero Group.

Family Portrait - Other Side


Family Portrait - Other Side


'Other Side' is the first single from the forthcoming Family Portrait's self titled debut LP, due out on April 5th via Underwater Peoples.  It was co-produced by Julian Lynch and Evan Brody (of Family Portrait). Pre-order, here.

Robin Pecknold sings Chris Thompson


Robin Pecknold – Where Is My Wild Rose (Chris Thompson cover)

Robin Pecknold – I’m Losing Myself (Featuring Ed Droste)

Robin Pecknold – Derwentwater Stones


"So, I recorded three acoustic songs a couple weeks ago in LA with my friend Noah. One is a duet with my friend Ed Droste from the amazing band Grizzly Bear, one is just a new solo jam, and one is a cover. "   Robin Pecknold on Twitter

'Where Is My Wild Rose' was originally appeared on Chris Thompson's self-titled debut solo album (Village Thing/1973, reissued from Sunbeam/2010)

Download the tracks, here.

Fleet Foxes "Helplessness Blues"
(out 5/1 on Sub Pop)

3/07/2011

Yellowbirds - The Rest Of My Life



Yellowbirds - The Rest Of My Life (animated collage video),
from the album "The Color."


Yellowbirds is the moniker for the latest musical exploits of Sam Cohen (guitarist, songwriter, vocalist in the psychedelic collective Apollo Sunshine).  Both songs appeared on his debut full length "The Color," available now on Royal Potato Family.

As existential lyrical themes emerge, delivered nonchalantly over psyched-out aural landscapes, the picture emerges of a dust-blown, 4th dimensional Future West. This is Cohen's (he grew up in Houston, Texas) quixotic world where "only the purist tones can be heard".





Yellowbirds are Sam Cohen and friends (Brian Geltner, Max Koepke, Neil Berenholz, Josh Kaufman, Wynne Bennett, George Lewis, Brian Kantor).
Buy Vinyl, here.


The Alps "Easy Action"



The Alps - For Isabel

San Francisco’s The Alps are Alexis Georgeopolous (Arp), Jefre Cantu-Ledesma (Tarantel) and Scott Hewicker (Troll).  'For Isabel' is taken from the upcoming their new album "EASY ACTION" which is due out on March 29th via Mexican Summer.  Pre–order, here.


“Le Voyage” (2010) is The Alps' fourth album via Type.

The Alps - Le Voyage by _type

Spirit Family Reunion



Spirit Family Reunion - Leave Your Troubles At The Gate
2nd shoot at Zebulon in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.  Brooklyn folkies Spirit Family Reunion have a tour coming up in March that we'll be following up with dates for. In the mean time, this is an original tune off their self titled EP.  Possum Den Productions.

Via Vegrandis


Flannelgraph Records from Bloomington, IN have just released Via Vegrandis' debut digital single, "You Don't Need To Doubt Yourself b/w Coordinate - No Nukes".

3/05/2011

Withered Hand


Withered Hand - Religious Songs  from "Religious Songs" EP (2009)


Withered Hand is the musical project of Edinburgh-based visual artist Dan Willson. His 2009 debut album "Good News" is reissued from Absolutely Kosher on March 15th in the United States and Canada. Also a limited edition deluxe CD box set for "Good News" includes a disc of previously released EPs along with unreleased tracks with buttons, stickers and even a signed note and drawing from singer Dan Willson himself. Limited to 200 copies.



3/04/2011

La Rainbow Toy Orchestra


This is Spain's ambient / experimental / pop group,  La Rainbow Toy Orchestra's 9-song album "FAMILY ALBUM" via FMA / Oddio Overplay.

Andrew Weathers Ensemble


Andrew Weathers is a composer, performer, and sound artist based in Greensboro, North Carolina, where he studies music composition. "We're Not Cautious" is his ensemble's new full length (physical/digital), available now with previous releases on his bandcamp page.


HibOO d'Live : Tune-Yards



HibOO d'Live : Tune-Yards - Doorstep
Session acoustique avec le groupe Tune-Yards le 01 mars 2011 à Paris, Place des Vosges. Titre joué : Doorstep (voix + percu)


tUnE-yArDs - Bizness

The both songs are appeared on the upcpming second album "w h o k i l l" of Merrill Garbus' tUnE-yArDs, due out on April 18th / 19th (US) via 4AD. The album was recorded shortly after Garbus transplanted herself from Montreal to sunny Oakland, California having extensively toured debut album BiRd-BrAiNs through 2009 and 2010.


3/03/2011

JAMES BLACKSHAW Tokyo solo show

contrarede presents
JAMES BLACKSHAW Tokyo solo show
SWANS来日ツアーに帯同する若き天才ギタリスト、 待望のソロ公演が決定! 

3/18(fri) Shibuya/Tokyo, O-nest
open : 18:30 start 19:00  guest : 麓健一
further information >>

3月13日付のContraredeからのお知らせです。

今週予定しておりましたSWANS及びJAMES BLACKSHAW公演は、
東北地方太平洋沖地震の影響からの安全性などを考慮し、延期させて頂く事になりました。
ご来場予定だった皆様、ご関係者の皆様には、多大なるご迷惑をおかけしますことを心から深くお詫び申し上げます。
以下公演延期
3/15(火)渋谷クアトロ 出演:SWANS, JAMES BLACKSHAW
3/17(木)心斎橋クアトロ 出演:SWANS, JAMES BLACKSHAW
3/18(金)渋谷O-nest 出演:JAMES BLACKSHAW、麓健一


James Blackshaw - Untittled

James Blackshaw is a London-based guitarist, and more recently, pianist, born in 1981. Blackshaw primarily plays an acoustic 12 string guitar in a similar style to Jack Rose, Steffen Basho-Junghans, and Robbie Basho. He has released material on labels such as Celebrate Psi Phenomenon, Static, Digitalis Industries, Important Records, and Tompkins Square. His music and skill has received much critical acclaim: "Blackshaw has finessed his 12-string acoustic guitar into a veritable solo symphony that's as schooled in uncommon beauty as it is in complex 20th century composition."


contrarede presents
SWANS Japan tour 2011 guest : James Blackshaw

3/15(tue)  Shibuya/Tokyo, CLUB QUATTRO
3/17(thu)  Shinsaibashi/Osaka, CLUB QUATTRO
further information >>

Tashaki Miyaki - All I Have to Do Is Dream


Tashaki Miyaki - Somethin Is Better Than Nothin

Tashaki Miyaki - All I Have to Do Is Dream

Both tracks are taken from Tashaki Miyaki's free self-titled digital EP on their bandcamp page.

White Fence — The Pool


White Fence - The Pool

Taken from the new 7" HARNESS b/w THE POOL by White Fence (aka Tim Presley of Darker My Love), it is available now via Afterlife Records.

The Silver Arrows



The Silver Arrows - First Cousin Surfer Friend
Music video from the album "Arpeggionassis."


The Silver Arrows - Stuck in a Dream

The Silver Arrows - Dozer


The Silver Arrows are; J.R. Thomason, Nikki D'Agostino, Wilson Novitzki, Adam Loudermilk, & Bob Lanzetti. They are from Brooklyn, NY., and R Stevie Moore's upcoming backup band as RSM himself mentioned... Both tracks are taken from their 2009 album "Arpeggionassis."

3/02/2011

Wet Dream (aka Family Portrait)



Wet Dream (aka Family Portrait) - Tango Into the Stars
Live on Newtown Radio 02/15/2011

DOWNLOAD :: Wet Dream's Newton Radio Studio Sessions

Twerps - Black Eyes


Twerps - Black Eyes

The Twerps - Bullies

'Black Eyes' is taken from Twerps' forthcoming single co-released by Underwater Peoples on March 8th with Chapter Music to coincide with the band’s US tour.  Also another single 'She Didn’t Know' is scheduled for a later March release via Olde English Spelling Bee.  The two singles have matching cover art that, when combined, forms an even bigger picture, by Melboune artist Matlok Griffiths.  'Bullies' on the Ancients split single is now free downloadable on Chapter Music's Facebook page, here.  They've just recorded first full length album (untitled) with Jack Farley (Panel of Judges, ZOND, Beaches, St Helens) at Head Gap studios in Melbourne, it will be out early 2011.


Boomgates - Bright Idea

Melbourne's lo-fi foursome, Twerps consist of guitarist/vocalist Marty Frawley (son of much-missed Paul Kelly & the Dots member Maurice Frawley), bassist Rick Milovanovic (Boomgates), guitarist Julia MacFarlane (ex Batrider) and drummer Patrick O’Neill.



3/01/2011

Keep Shelly In Athens from Athens, Greece



Keep Shelly In Athens - Hauntin' Me

Video by Jamie Harley. Footage from Mikhail Kalatozov’s (ミハイル・カラトーゾフ) Letyat zhuravli AKA The Cranes Are Flying (鶴は翔んでゆく/1957) and Neotpravlennoye Pismo AKA The Unsent Letter (送られなかった手紙/1959).


Keep Shelly in Athens - Song To Cheer You Up

Keep Shelly In Athens' (the duo from Athens, Greece) 'Hauntin’ Me' b/w 'Song To Cheer You Up' 7″ single is out now on Transparent.

The Sandwitches "Mrs. Jones' Cookies"


The Sandwitches - Joe Says

The Sandwitches - Lightfoot


Both tracks (via GvB) are taken from The Sandwitches' (Grace Cooper & Heidi Alexander, former Fresh & Onlys and collaborators of Sonny Smith's 100 Records Project) forthcoming new full length "Mrs. Jones' Cookies," due out on March 29th via Empty Cellar.  Engineered by Donny Newenhouse, mastered by Paul Oldham, and featuring guest appearances by San Francisco swingers Shayde Sartin, Dic Stusso, and James Finch Jr..

LIPSTICK TRACES: A Secret History of the Twentieth Century


Raoul Hausmann - phonème bbbb
Track 10 : Raoul Hausmann (1886–1971) was born in Vienna, known as the one of the key figures in Berlin Dada.

Raincoats - In Love
Track 22: from The Raincoats first single 'Fairytale in the Supermarket'/ 'In Love'/ 'Adventures Close to Home' (Rough Trade 1979).

Benny Spellman - Lipstick Traces (On a Cigarette)
Track 27 : written by Allen Toussaint under the pseudonym Naomi Neville, recorded in New Orleans on February 2, 1962. The background vocals were done by label mates Irma Thomas and Willie Harper. (Originally released on Mint Records 7" b/w 'Fortune Teller', 1962)

LISTEN entirely :: accompanying CD to the book "Lipstick Traces: A Secret History of the Twentieth Century (1928-92)" by Greil Marcus, 1989 via UBUWEB.


LIPSTICK TRACES: 
A Secret History of the 20th Century (1989), 
The book covers 20th century avant-garde art movements like Dadaism, Lettrist International and Situationist International and their influence on late 20th century countercultures and The Sex Pistols and punk movement.  A "soundtrack" to Lipstick Traces, compiling many of the songs referenced in the book, was released by Rough Trade Records in 1993. (WIKI)

Holy Shit aka Matt Fishbeck


Holy Shit - Bermuda

Holy Shit is Matt Fishbeck's (formerly of The Push Kings) band, and Ariel Pink from Haunted Graffiti and Christopher Owens from Girls used to be in his band.  'Bermuda' is taken from the forthcoming collection album "Bad Habitat," containing 20 songs mostly recorded with Ariel Pink during the past five years.  It's an archival trove of 'HOME' recordings. Vinyl due in February, CD in March or April via Porous Records (limited edition). Pre-order, here.  Also brand new full-length album "Omen Games" will be coming soon.


Holy Shit - Rough & Tumble

Taken from 'Rough & Tumble' b/w 'Priest Fucks Nun In The No-No' 7" single, available via Porous Records.


Holy Shit - A Place in the Sun (Marine Girls Cover)

Taken from Holy Shit's MIXTAPE, "SPF NOIR" for the VICE Magazine.


Holy Shit - Written All Over Your Face
Holy Shit - Maus is Missing

Both tracks are taken from Holy Shit's (Matt Fishbeck and Ariel Pink) 2006 first album "Stranded at Two Harbors," which will be re-issued on vinyl for the first time this Spring via Gloriette Records.