Angel Olsen/Marissa Nadler

(image: Francesca Woodman)

"This is a Richard and Linda Thompson song. Angel Olsen and I have been working on some cover songs which I'm very excited about. This one is recorded Lo-fi but clean and clear. " --Marissa Nadler

The song is originally appeared on the first album "I want to see the bright lights tonight" (1974) by Richard and Linda Thompson.

My Dreams Have Withered and Died- Angel Olsen/Marissa Nadler by marissanadler


LE TON MITÉ "Kumokokudo"

LE TON MITÉ "Kumokokudo" (Sweet Dreams Press, 2012)


McCloud ZICMUSE has been active in the musical world since the late 1980's. He is known internationally as an improvisor and composer of eccentric, pop influenced music. He has shared the stage with bands from all corners of the earth and all walks of life, spending the most part of his time with his project, LE TON MITÉ. The links between his work as a musician and that of an artist can been clearly seen through the graphic presentation of his musics and be clearly heard through the simplicity of his lyrics.

LE TON MITÉ - Autel Rustique by Sweet Dreams Press
"Kumokokudo" is NOW available via Sweet Dreams Press.


Tenniscoats + Mccloud Zicmuse + Umeda tetsuya performing together In the forest (Gothenburg, Sweden 17 june 2012)

Aidan Knight "Small Reveal"

Singer Songwriter by aidanknight

Aidan Knight is a Victoria-based songwriter and namesake for Canadian experimental folk band, Aidan Knight, the band comprises of his collaborators, Julia Wakal, Colin Nealis, David Barry and Olivier Clements. "Small Reveal" (released 23 October 2012) is the second full-length is available on his bandcamp, and iTunes.


The Babies @The Newtown Session

The BABIES - Get Lost + Slow Walkin + Moonlight Mile
Newtown Radio | Swan7 Studio

Stream the full recording, HERE.

The Babies' latest second full-length "Our House On The Hill," produced by Darker My Love's Rob Barbato (La Sera, Bleached, Cold Showers, Cass McCombs), is out now via Woodsist. The whole album is streaming at Spin.

a special screening of The Family Jams

a special screening of The Family Jams
"The Family Jams"上映会決定!
2013.01.26.(sat) @SOUP
presented by ユリシーズ&レコキンスタ



Peggy Sue Play The Songs of Scorpio Rising

In Spring 2011 we were invited to perform a live soundtrack to a film at a temporary cinema in Hackney, East London. The film was Kenneth Anger's 1960's cult classic Scorpio Rising and perform a live soundtrack we did. On July 1st, after many long hours perfecting the art of playing along to the film without getting distracted by the leather and the mustard, we played 12 new arrangements of the massive pop hits that appear on Anger's original soundtrack.  --Peggy Sue

Brighton/London post-folk trio Peggy Sue comprises of Rosa Rex, Katy Klaw, Olly Joyce. Their 2011 second full-length "Acrobats," produced by John Parish (PJ Harvey, Sparklehorse, Giant Sand, Eels etc), is available via Wichita Recordings (UK) / Yep Roc (US). "Scorpio Rising" is available on their bandcamp and via Yep Roc, HERE.

All songs arranged and performed by Peggy Sue. 
All songs recorded and mixed by Jimmy Robertson at Darnley Road, London, July 2011-Feb 2012.


The Mallard - Mansion

The Mallard - Mansion

Their 2012 debut album "Yes On Blood" is available on Castle Face Records.

Saint Nick behind the bar

Amy Allison - Drinking Through Christmas
(via Radio Free Song Club)

Recently recorded in the midst of show Number 26: Boxing Day Edition, live recording at the Maid’s Room, NYC with the Radio Free All Stars: Amy Allison, vocals and guitar; JD Foster, bass; David Mansfield, mandolin; Dave Schramm, electric guitar; Timothy Hill, piano; Paul Moschella, drums; Shop Girl Songs (BMI) Administered by Bug Music.

Recorded live at The Living Room for the program “18 with a Bullet”, with Radio Free All Stars David Mansfield, Jeremy Chatzky, Dave Schramm, Mark Spencer, and Paul Moschella.


Schnauzer Radio Orchestra

Schnauzer Radio Orchestra

Basta Music's new signee, Dutch based studio artist, Schnauzer Radio Orchestra a.k.a. Rob Geboers will release the debut full-length early 2013. The album is described as a combination of video-game-music, exotica, big band swing, and vinyl loops on his blog.

Schnauzer Radio Orchestra - Winterwonderland Christmas stylophone feature

Sister Sister - The End Of The World

Sister Sister (Meredith & Joel Atkinson) just recorded a beautiful take on the classic Skeeter Davis heart smasher, "The End of the World"!

Thanks to Flannelgraph Records. Available on its bandcamp, HERE. Also... their previous single featuring 'You Didn't Have To Be So Nice' (The Lovin' Spoonful cover) is available, HERE.

written by Arthur Kent & Sylvia Dee
orginally recorded by Skeeter Davis
released 20 December 2012
recorded by Sister Sister (Meredith & Joel Atkinson), December 2012


"Star Over," a Hometapes holiday album

"Star Over," a Hometapes holiday album
FREE (at its bandcamp) with the option to DONATE any amount to Smallwater and their efforts to rebuild the Rockaway, NY community in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy.

Thirty-five tracks that travel through time, space, and the past few years of Hometapes holiday albums, Star Over is the music we’re listening to as we close our eyes, grab your hand, and step off the cliff edge of 2012. Juxtaposed in new ways — and including brand new additions by Chris Rosenau (also of Collections of Colonies of Bees & Volcano Choir), The Caribbean (a collaboration with Insect Factory), Keith Sunset (also of CYNE), and Sunless (Hometapes’ own Adam Heathcott) — these songs are the recipe for the sunrise and sunset of the hardest and best year of our lives. --Hometapes


The Color Wheel

The Color Wheel (2011)
written by Carlen Altman and Alex Ross Perry
produced and directed by Alex Ross Perry

The Color Wheel Film annonce


Town and Country, December 15, 2002

Town and Country, December 15th, 2002
Jim Dorling, Ben Vida, Liz Payne and Josh Abrams


Sea Lions - You, Forever (Demo)

Sea Lions, led by Adrian Pillado, are a group of friends who play music together from Oxnard, CA. Their Slumberland Records debut full-length "Everything You Always Wanted To Know About Sea Lions But Were Afraid To Ask" (2011, LP/CD) is available, HERE (USA) and HERE (on Cassette Tape via Burger Records), also via Violet and Claire (JPN). And Sea Lions / Teen Runnings (from Tokyo) split tape is available NOW via Neotomic Records, HERE.

Julian Lynch at NeonMarshmallow

Julian Lynch at NeonMarshmallow 2012 Chicago, November 17th

Photo by Jackie Kursel

The Holidays Don't Have To Be So Rotten: Vol.3

"The Holidays Don’t Have To Be So Rotten: Volume Three" presented by The Flannelgraph Records, is the collection of new instrumental Christmas music from 34 bands including Loren Connors, Advance Base, DM Stith, Candy Claws, and a host of others. Visit their bandcamp.

As always, this is a benefit album and all of the money raised will be used to buy Christmas gifts for children currently staying with their mothers at Middle Way House, a domestic violence & rape crisis shelter in Bloomington, Indiana.


Cass McCombs - Empty Promises

Painting by Trevor Shimizu

'Empty Promises' is taken from the b-side on Cass McCombs' new single “Bradley Manning” via Domino.  Bradley Manning Org., HERE.

Cults Percussion Ensemble

"The Cults Percussion Ensemble must have one of the best group names of all time. To many it will immediately come across as something sinister, a touch spooky and possibly a bit dramatic too. They are certainly two of those but the use of the word “Cults” here is easily misinterpreted. Cults, in this case, is the suburb of Aberdeen. I’m going there next week in fact, with a strange costume.

This is the only album by the group. Assembled by percussion teacher Ron Forbes in 1976, the average age of the students was just 14. They came from a few of the schools in the area, including the Cults Academy, Ellon Academy, Aboyne Academy, Inverurie Academy and Powis." --Jonny Trunk

"Cults Percussion Ensemble" (LP/CD/Digital) Order, HERE, via Trunk Records.

(via A Sound Awareness)


Two Sheds cover 'Let Her Dance'

'Let Her Dance' (Bobby Fuller Four cover) is taken from Two Sheds' "Covers" EP on their bandcamp (released 19 May 2012). Recorded, mixed and performed by Caitlin Rose Gutenberger, Johnny Gutenberger and Aurielle Zietler @ Chez Sheds in River Park, Sacramento CA.


Sonny and the Sunsets - Broom and Dustpan

Sonny and the Sunsets - Broom and Dustpan
From the "Broom and Dustpan" 7" on Home Skillet Records. Purchase, HERE. Animation by Teppei Ando


Kids from the MusicianCorps Program
perform a cover of "Teenage Thugs."

from The Voice Project

Spirit Family Reunion » Sonny & the Sunsets "Too Young To Burn"

Also, WATCH :: The Shins cover "Death Cream",
at the Kent State MAC Center, 25 Oct 2012

Cathedral in the Desert by James Finch Jr.

The song was originally appeared on the "Sonny and the Sandwitches" EP (Empty Cellar, 2010).
I am uploading some recordings I have done of my friends' songs to my SoundCloud page. The project is called "you are my friend because I love you and not the other way around"- I know, a very Patchenesque title... Anyway, more to follow. For now enjoy these numbers originally performed by Lee Robert Watson, Noah Nelson, John Murry, and Sonny Smith. Lots Of Jackpot connections here...  --James Finch Jr. (Jackpot, Two Sheds)


Chris Stamey "Lovesick Blues"

“I wanted to make a record that could make you feel less alone, like someone else has been there before you,” Stamey explains. “I was thinking about records like The Ballad of Todd Rundgren and Nick Drake’s Bryter Layter and Robert Wyatt’s “At Last I Am Free” and Richard Thompson’s "Small Town Romance." Those are all records that were a source of comfort to me at various points in my life." --Chris Stamey

Download 'Astronomy' from "Lovesick Blues"

"Lovesick Blues" is Chris Stamey’s first full-length release since "A Question of Temperature," his 2005 collaboration with Yo La Tengo, and follows on the heels of "Falling Off the Sky," the long-awaited reunion album of The dB’s, as well as Stamey’s involvement as musical director and orchestrator for a series of all-star concert performances of Big Star’s classic Third album in New York, London, Austin and Carrboro, NC.

It was recorded at Modern Recording in Chapel Hill that Stamey has operated for the past two decades, with his fellow North Carolina musician/producer Jeff Crawford (Roman Candle, Max Indian, Old Ceremony). And... the album includes 'You n Me n XTC,' Stamey invited Andy Partridge to make a vocal cameo, 'Occasional Shivers,' the song previously appeared on a Christmas single in 1986, and the seven-minute “Lovesick Blues,” dedicated to the late North Carolina guitar great Sam Moss.

Due out on February 5th, 2013 release via Yep Rock.

Obscure Giants of Acoustic Guitar (Trading Card Set)

'Obscure Giants of Acoustic Guitar' - Trading Card Set
San Francisco’s Tompkins Square label has released new and reissued recordings by many of the greatest acoustic guitarists of the past several decades. The label presents 37 cards, featuring vivid portraits by artist Shana Cleveland, plus biographies detailing the work and lives of some of these masters.

Order, HERE.

Obscure-Giants by TompkinsSquare

Shana Cleveland is an artist, musician and writer living in Seattle. Her music can be heard in the bands the Curious Mystery, La Luz (surf rock, girl-group) and Shana Cleveland and the Sandcastles (quitetime crooners). Her works have been appeared in some places like (short stories, poems:) Black Clock, the Columbia Poetry Review, Court Green,  Vice, and (artworks:) in the Believer and Yeti Magazine.


The Sea and Cake - On and On

The Sea and Cake - On and On
Video and Sand animation by Naomi Nagata (永田ナヲミ)
The song is taken from their latest release "Runner" via Thrill Jockey.


Marco Benevento “Fireworks”

For more than a decade pianist/sound-sculptor/songwriter Marco Benevento has been amassing an extensive resume of composition and collaboration. His studio albums have set forth a vision for music that connects the dots between Explosions In The Sky and Tortoise on one side, Brian Eno and Brad Mehldau on the other, while in the live setting his performances reverberate with pulsating dance rock energy.

Marco Benevento's latest studio album "TigerFace," was recorded and mixed by Tom Biller (Silversun Pickups, Fiona Apple) and Bryce Goggin (Pavement, Akron/Family), and the set on the recording features Matt Chamberlain (Bill Frisell, Pearl Jam), John McEntire (Tortoise, The Sea & The Cake) and Andrew Barr (The Barr Brothers), bassists Dave Dreiwitz (Ween), Reed Mathis (Tea Leaf Green) and Mike Gordon (Phish), violinist Ali Helnwein (Traction Avenue Chamber Orchestra) and saxophonist Stuart Bogie (Antibalas, Superhuman Happiness), and Kalmia Traver (Rubblebucket). "Tiger Face" is available on The Royal Potato Family.

This Is How It Goes (Marco Benevento) by Royal Potato Family

Marco Benevento performing "This Is How It Goes" at WFMU

Fireworks | Marco Benevento by Royal Potato Family


HOMESHAKE a.k.a. Peter Sagar

Montreal-based Homeshake is Peter Sager (also known as a guitarist of Mac DeMarco and co.) and friends.

Little teaser from the Homeshake tape, coming out January via Fixture Records. Recorded with help from jack and mac at the smoke pit and jizz jazz.

Yo La Tengo - Before We Run

Yo La Tengo - Before We Run
Animated by Emily Hubley, the song is taken from the forthcoming album "Fade," recorded with John McEntire at Soma Studios in Chicago. 
Due out on January 14th (UK) / 15th (US) via Matador. Pre-order, HERE
"Fade" deluxe numbered edition includes a bonus 7" featuring two exclusive covers: I Saw The Light (Todd Rundgren) b/w Move To California (Times New Viking), and the vinyl includes MP3 download coupon featuring exclusive 11 minute jam.

Yo La Tengo - Stupid Things (single version)


The Newtown Sessions: Mac DeMarco

The Newtown Sessions: Mac DeMarco
Filmed and recorded at Swan7 Studios

Curated for Newtown Radio by Colin Ilgen

Music by: Mac DeMarco ('Ode to Viceroy', 'Freaking Out the Neighborhood', 'Baby's Wearing Blue Jeans', 'I'm a Man')

Track List:
01. I'm a Man
02. Me and Jon Hanging on
03. The Stars Keep on Calling My Name
04. Ode to Viceroy
05. Cooking up Something Good
06. Freaking Out the Neighborhood
07. My Kind of Woman
08. Baby's Wearing Blue Jeans
09. She's Really All I Need
10. Together

Mac DeMarco's first full-length "Mac DeMarco 2" is available on Captured Tracks

"I think I might do a record in the spring with Chris Cohen—Captured Tracks just signed him—and Matt Mondanile, who’s in Real Estate. He does the Ducktails stuff."  --Mac DeMarco
(via) (via Yuya Shimizu

Chris Weisman "Maya Properties"

Chris Weisman - Maya Properties Part 1
mp3 download / donate at OSR Tapes, HERE.
Brattleboro 2012
digitized by Danny Bissette
further computer by Zach Phillips (Blanche Blanche Blanche)

OSR Tapes has dropped a Chris Weisman's 4 hour, 88-song YouTube album "Maya Properties" in 11 parts.

"its ideal form is a piano painted by Kyle Thomas (King Tuff) where each key plays a song instead of a note. American composers in paradise write more music"

Chris Weisman - Holy Fool
from "Maya Properties," Kyle Thomas -- lead guitar.

Better Psychics - With My Attitude
from Chris Weisman's recent collaboration project with Zach Phillips, Better Psychics' S/T cassette on OSR Tapes.

Chris Weisman's "Nonmusical Patterns and their Musical Uses (for Guitar in Standard Tuning)" (2011) book contains one hundred geometric patterns overlaid to the fretboard of a guitar in standard tuning with a hand-made, perfect-bound softback with letterpressed cover.
Available directly from the Radical Readout Press.
READ :: Work & Worry blog's interview with Chris Weisman on the subject of his book, 2011.


Shizuo Fujimori "Nature and Life"

"Nature and Life" from Tsukuhae #1 (1914)
Shizuo Fujimori (1891-1943)
藤森静雄 「自然と人生」(月映 I / 大正3年)
The National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto

The Garment District remixed by Sonic Boom

A Pittsburgh-based experimental synth-pop project, The Garment District is music by Jennifer Baron (a founding member of Brooklyn's The Ladybug Transistor). Her debut tape "Melody Elder," featuring Television Personalities/Swell Maps legend Jowe Head on bass, has been available on Night-People. And her new 7" featuring remix by SONIC BOOM is now available on La Station Radar.


Patrick Feaster discusses "Pictures of Sound"

"Pictures of Sound: One Thousand Years of Educed Audio: 980-1980" is a book/CD set produced by Patrick Feaster, now available on Dust-to-Digital. CD packaged in a 144-page hardback book; Book dimensions are 10 x 8 inches; 164 images reproduced in full color.

Magia Phonotactica (1650) by dusttodigital Patrick Feaster is a researcher and educator specializing in the history and culture of early sound media.  A two-time Grammy nominee and co-founder of the First Sounds Initiative, he has been actively involved in locating, making audible, and contextualizing many of the world's oldest sound recordings.

Patrick Feaster discusses "Pictures of Sound"
This video is derived from a slideshow that was presented by Patrick Feaster at the 2011 ARSC Conference.


Lilys – Well Traveled Is Protest

'Well Traveled Is Protest,' taken from the split 7" with New Jersey natives Big Troubles on Charlottesville-based label Speakertree, is the first recorded song by Kurt Heasley's Lilys in over six years. 
Available soon on November 13th. Pre-order, HERE.

"Today, the intellectual and musical chameleon Heasley is joined by classic beat maker Aaron Sperske, perpetual romantic and social protagonist Torben Pastore and the authentically laid back Dan Horne, who completes the group. They are currently in the studio working on a new record."

Lilys - Well Traveled Is Protest by speakertree records

Lilys - Everything Wrong Is Imaginary
Trailer for the as-yet-uncompleted/unreleased Lilys documentary.

READ :: In the Presence of Kurt Heasley:
An Interview on WFMU's Beware Blog (2011)
(photo by Noah Greenberg)

Michael Suter

Lilys - Can't Make Your Life Better Spaceland Los Angeles 2008 Lilys featuring Kurt Heasley, Aaron Sperske, Ariel Pink, Dan Horne, Jimi Hey and Kenny Keys delight the good people of Spaceland in 2008.