Blanche Blanche Blanche "Wink With Both Eyes"

Blanche Blanche Blanche is the one of the projects of Zach Phillips from Brattleboro VT (comprised of Sarah Smith and Zach), his other projects include Bruce Hart, Horse Boys, GDC, Jordan Piper Philips and more. And their recordings have been released from several labels including his own imprint OSR Tapes (which has released Chris Weisman's "Beatleboro" cassette), Feeding Tube Records, Night-People and their "Papas Proof" LP will be coming soon from La Station Radar.

Blanche Blanche Blanche - Fireworks, from "wink with both eyes"

Stream the Blanche Blanche Blanche's second Night-People release "Wink With Both Eyes" in its entirety via Ad Hoc.

In A Cloud II: New Sounds From SF

Cover Art by Simon Evans

Stream the Secret Seven's forthcoming compiltion album "In A Cloud II: New Sounds From SF" featuring 13 previously unreleased recordings by some of San Francisco's finest, Vetiver, Ty Segall, Hannah Lew (of Grass Widow), Wymond Miles (of Fresh & Onlys), Chuck Prophet, Lucky Eyes, Will Sprott (of The Mumlers), Sonny & The Sunsets, Paula Frazer, Kelley Stoltz, Bad Backs, Tim Cohen (of Fresh & Onlys), and The Papercuts. Coming this Summer!

In A Cloud II: New Sounds From San Francisco by Secret Seven

Sonny Smith releases "One Act Plays" LP

Secret Seven Records, SF has released the 2005's self-released album by Sonny Smith (of Sonny & The Sunsets) "One Act Plays" on vinyl for the first time!

Sonny Smith - Troublesome Affair (from "One Act Plays")

Sonny Smith - Eddie And Rita (from "One Act Plays") 

And Sonny & The Sunsets' new album "Longtime Companion" will be soon available on June 26th on their new label Polyvinyl Records.

"One Act Plays" CD (2005)
"The songs on One Act Plays started out as real one act plays written for the theater. But in writing them I began to make them songs at some point. I can’t remember when this mysterious shift happened........ I had a few influences at the time I was writing them. One was Terry Allen's Juarez, a concept record with recurring characters. Also I was really into Sam Shepard at the same time so I was reading a lot of his stuff. A few of the songs, like 'Eddie and Rita' even have some stage directions lifted directly from one of his plays. The song 'Following Father' took a bunch of facts from my dad's cousin, a Texan who always had some get rich quick scheme that never lasted. I was trying to make some kind of Tennessee Williams like thing apparently. Epic! Large! Family! Redemption! Well, anyway, most of these plays are fictional, except for 'Freaks In Space' and 'Honey Roy Rockwell'. Those two are the complete truth. The terrible truth." –Sonny Smith
Guests for "One Act Plays" are Neko Case, Edith Frost, Mark Eitzel, Rico Bell, Jolie Holland, Peggy Honeywell, Virgil Shaw, Eugene & Akire Chen, Andy Cabic, and John Dwyer.

Dylan Shearer - Afterwhile

Dylan Shearer - Afterwhile

Check out the opening track from the upcoming Dylan Shearer's second full length "Porchpuddles" and first for San Francisco's Empty Cellar records. Due out on June 19th, pre-order the LP, HERE

"Born in Lancaster, California, a small town surrounded by the Mojave Desert, this interpretation only makes sense. While bedroom pop is not a genre often equated with the desert, Dylan Shearers take on the style evokes a sense of loneliness and isolation only the vast open, seemingly endless nature of a desert can induce - all within the confines of a three-minute pop song mind you." --Empty Cellar records

"There is a new specter among us. Dylan Shearer's throaty baritone seems to have been borne on the slow-moving winds off some far-away coast. Plaintive and honest, his voice recalls Syd Barrett, Bill Fay, Skip Spence, and others whose words and melodies never seemed in a rush to get anywhere, yet always arrived fully formed in the listener's ear nonetheless." -- Tim Cohen 


Foxygen "Take The Kids Off Broadway"

Foxygen - Make It Known

Jagjaguwar’s newest signee, Foxygen is the bi-coastal songwriting duo comprised of  Sam France (vocals, Olympia, Wash., 22 years old) and Jonathan Rado (guitar/keyboards, NYC, 22). Foxygen’s Jagjaguwar debut release, "Take The Kids Off Broadway" EP, is set to release on July 24th. Pre-order EP, HERE. Stream the EP in its entirety through their bandcamp.The EP was recorded in Astoria, Queens, NY on Tape and Computer, and mixed by Richard Swift (at National Freedom) and Sam & Rado (at Foxy HQ).

"They are the raw, de-Wes Andersonization of The Rolling Stones, Kinks, Velvets, Bowie, etc. that a whole mess of young people desperately need. They create a sometimes-impressionistic, sometimes-hyper-real portrait of sounds from specific places and times. Yet, it never comes across as anything but absolutely modern music. They bring the manic, freewheeling qualities of an artist like Ariel Pink to those aforementioned influences to make for one of the most refreshing listens of the year." --Jagjaguwar

Tashaki Miyaki covers Father John Misty

Tashaki Miyaki covers Father John Misty

Tashaki Miyaki – Hollywood Forever Cemetery Sings (Father John Misty Cover)

Free Download, HERE.

A fake whiskey ad for a now non-existent Japanese brand of whiskey.  


Suntory Whisky, Sammy Davis Jr AD (1974)


Intelligence with Kelley Stoltz

The Intelligence w/ Kelley Stoltz - (They Found Me In The Back Of) The Galaxy

'(They Found Me In The Back Of) The Galaxy' 7" single (b/w 'Lake Of Dracula') was just released as a preview for The Intelligence's upcoming "Everybody's Got It Easy But Me" album via In The Red, they teamed up with San Francisco singer / multi-instrumentalist Kelley Stoltz (The Sonny & The Sunsets) on that song. Pressed in an edition of 600 - the first 200 on yellow vinyl. 
The Intelligence are the brainchild of Lars Finberg (formerly of A-Frames, currently of Thee Oh Sees and Wounded Lion). Around since 1999, The Intelligence has to date released seven singles, five split singles, two EPs, seven albums and have made eight compilation appearances. They join the ranks of hyper-prolific artists like Thee Oh Sees and Ty Segall in the impossible-to-stay-on-top-of department.


Annette Peacock “I’m The One”

“I’m the one, you don’t have to look any further. I’m the one. I’m here, right here for you,” oozes jazz, rock, and electronic music pioneer Annette Peacock on the leadoff title track of her solo debut LP. The album’s wide range of vocal emotions and diverse sonic palette (featuring Robert Moog’s early modular synthesizers, which the singer actually transmitted her voice through to wild effect) places it firmly at the forefront of the pop avant-garde. Originally released by RCA Victor in 1972 to widespread critical acclaim, I’m The One found itself amongst good company. Both Lou Reed and David Bowie had recently signed to the label—Bowie in particular was enamored with Annette—and artists ranging from ex-husband and jazz great Paul Bley, along with notable Brazilian percussionists Airto Moreira and Dom Um Romao, guested on the album itself. Writing and arranging I’m The One’s nine passionate tracks—bar a unique cover of Elvis Presley’s “Love Me Tender”— the disc grooves easily from free jazz freak-outs and rough and rugged blues-funk to gently pulsing synthesized bliss. --Light In The Attic

Annette Peacock "Pony" (from "I'm The One") by LightInTheAtticRecords

This is the second release on Light In The Attic's Future Days Recordings imprint. Available on CD and LP (limited to 1,000 hand-numbered copies), A re-mastered, limited, hard cover signed first edition CD in a 6 panel jacket with 12 page booklet containing lyrics and 9 color photos. Pre-order, HERE. Also available on the artists own label, HERE, and cdbaby.


Jaill "Traps"

Jaill - Perfect Ten

Jaill - Waste A Lot Of Things

Both tracks above are taken from the forthcoming third full-length "Traps" by Milwaukee-based trio, Jaill. Due out on June 12 via Sub Pop. Recorded throughout 2011 in the basement of Jaill’s Vinnie Kircher, with minimal gear and a control room of thrift store afghans, and mixed at NY’s Rare Book Room by Nicolas Vernhes. 



ジェイムス・マクニューのダンプ復活! 第一弾12"シングルは坂本慎太郎(ex. ゆらゆら帝国)とのコラボレーションで、あのGGアリンの「NYC TONIGHT」をディスコ・ヴァージョンで! Presspop MusicZelone Recordsのコ・リリースです。

DUMP has returned! 
The DIY recording project of James Mcnew (of Yo La Tengo), Dump will release the collaborative 12" with Shintaro Sakamoto (ex. Yura Yura Teikoku), featuring vocal/instrumental disco versions of "the most spectacular degenerate in rock & roll history" GG Allin's 'NYC Tonight'. Art work is an homage to NYC's distinguished disco label, SAM. First pressing ONLY comes with MP3 download card! A split release from  Presspop Music and Zelone Records in late June.

Jib Kidder "Steel Guitars"

Jib Kidder - Do It All The Time (from "Steal Guitars")

Jib Kidder a.k.a. Sean Schuster-Craig is an Oakland-based multimedia collagist who has been creating new junk out of existing junk for the past 15 years. His new full-length "Steal Guitars," created from his obsessive/oneiric 1950s-1960s country & western music collage, is the official follow-up to "All on Yall" (2008), COMING SOON from Portland's States Rights Records.

from the first vinyl release of vocal material by Jib Kidder "Dreams Inside of Dreams" (4-song 7"), released on March 15th, 2012 via Glowmobile Recording Co..

Julia Holter & Jib Kidder - My Baby
"My Baby" from "Steal Guitars: Fencing Partners", the remix companion to Jib Kidder's "Steal Guitars" coming soon from Portland's States Rights Records. Song by Julia Holter using source material from "Ringtone Cowboy" by Jib Kidder, video by Jib Kidder


Carletta Sue Kay "Incongruent"

"I love Carletta’s singing. She has an androgyny similar to Nina Simone... but without the bitterness.” —Stephin Merritt of Magnetic Fields

“Carletta’s lilting bombast, set precipitously and wobbling on the fence between a field of eggshells and a river of knives, would make whimpering birds of the snarling plenties, if they had ears to hear.” —Tim Cohen, The Fresh and Onlys 

“Heart, Soul and Talent, on the grandest levels. I love Carletta Sue Kay” —Christopher Owens, Girls

Carletta Sue Kay – Pas Le Meme

Carletta Sue Kay, a.k.a. San Francisco's beloved singer-songwriter, a former Amoeba Records store employee Randy Walker, is finally set to release the long-awaited debut full-length "Incongruent" on May 15th via Kitten Charmer Records. Now available on iTunes.

Over the last two years Carletta Sue Kay has been thrilled to share bills with the likes of Kurt Vile, Ariel Pink’s Haunt- ed Graffiti, Girls, The Fresh & Onlys and Kelley Stoltz. After a successful tour of Europe and SXSW 2012, Walker can be heard on The Magnetic Field’s newest record “Love at the Bottom of the Sea” and on an up-coming new project by Sonny Smith of Sonny and The Sunsets.

Father John Misty on KCRW

Watch and Listen : KCRW's "Morning Becomes Eclectic" featuring the former Fleet Foxes drummer J. Tillman aka Father John Misty, full session in the KCRW archives, HERE. Father John Misty's debut album "Fear Fun" (produced by Jonathan Wilson and Josh Tillman) via Sub Pop is available now.

Father John Misty - Now I'm Learning to Love the War (Live on KCRW) by subpop

Father John Misty performing "Hollywood Forever Cemetery Sings" on KCRW

Out Of Town Films Presents Bright Moments

Out Of Town Films Presents
Bright Moments “Travelers” - Philadelphia, PA - 05/02/2012


Girlseeker from Copenhagen

Girlseeker - Dream (from "1-800-Greed")

Copenhagen's very weird synth-pop outfit, Girlseeker's "1-800-Greed" LP (originally released 2011 on cassette via Endurance) has a split-release with Underwater Peoples, Big Love, Insula, Release the Bats, Denim Hologram, Silver Ghosts, KRAAK, New Images, Music City, 4:2:2v2. 
Vinyl-version was mixed and remastered by Peter Peter for the occasion.
RIYL: Ariel Pink, Alan Vega, Joy Division...

Girlseeker - Snake eyes by kraakfestival2012
(from "1-800-Greed") (via)


Girlseeker @Kraak Festival 2012

Crinkles "Loss Leader"

Crinkles - Elevator

Originally from Burlington, VT, now Brooklyn-based five-piece dreamy pop band, Crinkles has released the first full-length LP "Loss Leader" on their own imprint Heavypet. It was recorded and mixed by Crinkles from March 2008 to December 2011 and mastered by Drew Swinburne in Baltimore. The band comprises of Nicholas Campolo, Jonathan Campolo, Andrew Chugg, Daniel Crosby, Kyle Kabel. 'Elevator' is the first track from "Loss Leader". Available on their bandcamp now.

from LOSS LEADER, track released 07 April 2012

Crinkles - Quartz,
from "Italian Ice" EP (2010). Shot & Edited by Sean Hanley


Tortured Genies

Looking forward to the future release from San Francisco's psych-pop trio Tortured Genies featuring members of Sonny and The Sunsets.

"We have formed a band called Tortured Genies
Our band features the vocals of Tahlia Harbour and Ryan Browne with the musicianship of Zack Ehrlich, Adria Otte, Aaron Olson, Jason Quever, Sonny Smith and other special guests." --Tortured Genies

7" by Tortured Genies

Bowerbirds at North Shore Sessions

Bowerbirds | Overcome With Light / Brave World
Directed/Edited by Trent Waterman

Bowerbirds perform "Overcome With Light" and "Brave World" in the warehouse district of downtown Minneapolis, off their latest release "The Clearing," available on Dead Oceans

Bowerbirds - In The Yard (from "The Clearing")

And.... recently members of Bowerbirds and Dry the River started a new side project, called French Braid.


"Oh Michael, Look What You’ve Done : Friends Play Michael Chapman"

"Michael Chapman began his career on the Cornish folk circuit in 1967. Signed to the Harvest label, home to Pink Floyd and Deep Purple, he recorded four quasi-legendary albums. The influential ‘Fully Qualified Survivor’ was John Peel’s favorite record of 1970, and featured future Bowie collaborator Mick Ronson. After decades of recording and touring, Chapman remained an obscure figure in the States until his profile was raised by a lengthy 2009 interview with big fan Thurston Moore in Fretboard Journal. He toured extensively with the late guitarist Jack Rose, and more recently, with Bill Callahan. Seattle-based indie label Light in the Attic began a reissue campaign of his Harvest work, and Tompkins Square released the internationally acclaimed double disc, ‘Trainsong : Guitar Compositions, 1967-2010‘." --Tompkins Square Records 

"Oh Michael, Look What You've Done : Friends Play Michael Chapman," compiled by Michael's wife Andru and Tompkins Square's Josh Rosenthal, is due out on May 29th via Tompkins Square.

"No Song To Sing" by Meg Baird by TompkinsSquare

Track listing : 
1. Black Twig Pickers - Life on the Ceiling 
2. D. Charles Speer - Expressway in the Rain 
3. Lucinda Williams - That Time of Night 
4. Thurston Moore - It Didn't Work Out 
5. Meg Baird - No Song To Sing 
6. Maddy Prior - The Prospector 
7. Hiss Golden Messenger - Fennario 
8. Rick Kemp - Vanity and Pride 
9. Two Wings - You Say 
10. Nick Jonah Davis - Little Molly's Dream 
11. Bridget St. John - Rabbit Hills 
12. William Tyler - Naked Ladies and Electric Ragtime


The Mallard's New Video

The Mallard - Mansion
Directed by Hannah Lew

Here's a new video, directed by Hannah Lew (Grass Widow), for 'Mansion' taken from the debut LP "Yes On Blood" of San Francisco's garage-psych-rock trio The Mallard, out now on John Dwyer’s (Thee Oh Sees) Castle Face Records. Their upcoming new split 7” with Thee Oh Sees as part of the LAMC Series, will be released on Famous Class.

taken from "Yes On Blood" LP.

The Mallard Soundcloud, HERE.

Images' New Single

NYC's Images aka Scott Ryan Davis (of Last Nights) has just released a new digital single "As a Monk was Sayin' / The Captain" on his bandcamp

Sounds, Recording, & Mix by Scott Ryan Davis 
Mastered by R.J. Gordon

Sin Fang - Only Eyes

Iceland's experimental indie folk septet, Seabear’s founder and mastermind, Sindri Már Sigfússon aka Sin Fang is set to release his new EP “Half Dreams” on May 25th via Morr Music. 'Only Eyes' is the 1st song of the EP.

Also.... his collaborative art book full of drawings with Múm singer Örvar Smárason, Örvar & Sindri's Apfelsin Bros. "Picture Book" is available via Morr Music. This book contains 80 pages of drawings and includes a 5'' vinyl with digital download code of a collaborative song. Limited to 1000 copies.


SUPERCUTE! - Dumb Dumbs

SUPERCUTE! - Dumb Dumbs
The first single off SUPERCUTE's debut album. 
Video by Greth Productions/St. Eliot & Co. Copyright 2012 

SUPERCUTE! is a teen indie bubblegum trio from Brooklyn, NY, comprised of Rachel Trachtenburg (of the The Trachtenburg Family Slideshow Players), Julia Cumming, and Olivia Ferrer. They've been working on the first full album, with Kate Nash producing. Recently they did the opening set at "Still Better Than The Beatles - A Tribute to The Shaggs" at The Bell House, Brooklyn, April 13, 2012. 

The Trachtenburg Family Slideshow Players - Open Every Day
Jason Trachtenburg - You're The One

SUPERCUTE! - Candy City

The Trachtenburg Family Slideshow Players are the indie-vaudeville-conceptual-art-rock-slideshow band from Brooklyn, NY. The band's members are the Trachtenburg family father, Jason Trachtenburg, who plays guitar and piano and sings; the mother, Tina Piña, who runs the slide projector and is a backup... singer; and the daughter, Rachel, who plays the drums and sings, and she formed her own band in 2009 called Supercute! (formerly called The Oh My God Girls). Their latest album "Lost And Found" (Tummy Touch Records, 2011) is available, HERE