Anna Calvi - Fire

Stream the B-side for the second single from Anna Calvi's "One Breath" album, out now via Domino. 'Fire' is written by Bruce Springsteen in 1977.


Robert Gordon & Link Wray - Fire

Ruttmann Opus IV

Tri-Ergon optical sound recording 1922
Photography | © Walter Ruttmann (via)

"Everything audible in the world becomes material."
---Walter Ruttman - Weekend

Walter Ruttmann - Lichtspiel: Opus IV (1925)

"Berlin: Symphony of a Great City" (1927)
Walter Ruttmann: 伯林 - 大都会交響楽


Hello! Mr.Namida!


涙ちゃん ( a go go ! Ver.) PV 



tanaka movie#2 予告編
『 タナカ映像作品集 - tanaka movie works vol.1 - 』より。


Stream "The Many Moods Of Ben Vaughn Christmas Party" on PRX, HERE.


Trails and Ways - Taj Mahal (Jorge Ben Cover)

"so much love/respect to jorge. j's original is a retelling of the classic indian love story that built the Taj Mahal, and we do a retelling of the retelling, rewriting the verses to english ones about the 16th c. queer love story of Sufi poet Shah Hussain and Madho Lal"

Trails and Ways:
Hannah Van Loon - lead guitar, keyboard
Emma Oppen - bass
Keith Brower Brown - rhythm guitar, synthesizer
Ian Quirk - drums, production

š! #15 'Cats'

š! #15 'Cats', November 2013
of the Baltic Comics Anthology
Cover: Edgars Folks (Latvia)

Purchase, HERE.

kuš! is an alternative comics anthology based in Riga publishing short grpahic stories byinternational contributors.

John Broadley


Privilege vs Bronco Bullfrog

Privilege (1967) Trailer
Directed by Peter Watkins,
starring Paul Jones (Manfred Mann), Jean Shrimpton, Mark London, Jeremy Child

Bronco Bullfrog (1969) Trailer
Directed by Barney Platts-Mills,
starring Del Walker, Anne Gooding, Sam Shepherd, Roy Haywood

The Voice Project: Cate Le Bon » White Fence

The Voice Project
Cate Le Bon » White Fence "Chairs in the Dark,"
the song was originally appeared on the latest White Fence's album "Cyclops Reap." (Castle Face, 2013)

when the sacred ginmill closes

"And so we’ve had another night
of poetry and poses,
and each man knows he’ll be alone
when the sacred ginmill closes"

Lawrence Block named his book "When The Sacred Ginmill Closes"(ローレンス・ブロック『聖なる酒場の挽歌』1986)after the song 'Last Call' from Dave Van Ronk's 1973 album "Songs for Ageing Children."

Inside Llewyn Davis - Official Traile


Asuna - After Years

Stream the track 'After Years' taken from "Butterflies" 7" released on January 15th 2014 via Sweet Dreams Press, Tokyo.

"asunaの新作7"『butterflies』(10曲収録)の予約受付もはじまりました。1枚1枚にそれぞれ違うパズルの1ピースと古写真等、アスナくんのヨーロッパ土産付き" との由。スウィート・ドリームス・プレスからのお年玉デス。

"Familyre's Messiah - Part 1" vs "The American Song-Poem Christmas"

Artwork by Ida Olivia Smith

"A Familyre Christmas Vol. 6 "Familyre's Messiah - Part 1", is  based on one of the most beautiful and enduring pieces of music in history: George Frederick Handel's 'The Messiah'." --Sounds Familyre

Familyre's Messiah and the Familyre Christmas Vol. 1-5 will be donated to The Red Cross for the victims of Typhoon Haiyan.

Artwork by Ida Olivia Smith / Mastering by Daniel C. Smith
released 17 December 2013
available via Sounds Familyre Bandcamp

also another Holiday collection from Bar/None Records, stream their compilation "The American Song-Poem Christmas: Daddy, Is Santa Really Six Foot Four?" via The American Song-Poem Music Archives.


Relatives - Maria

released 17 July 2013, taken from "The Signs That Mock Me As I Go" EP. 
all songs written by ian davis and katie vogel, produced by mason jar music

Trio Mokili - Nyarai (demo, Thomas Mapfumo)

Stream a couple of demo tracks, 'Nyarai' (Thomas Mapfumo) and 'Yekermo Sew' (Mulatu Astatke) by Trio Mokili from Chicago, the trio comprises of Nathaniel Braddock (guitar), Makaya McCraven (drums) and Junius Paul (bass).


rest in peace, Roger Tillison


Roger Tillison - Get Up Jake

i miss him so much .....


Wombling Merry Christmas

from Snow Covered, released 02 November 2011

The Very Most are an indie pop band led by Jeremy Jensen and founded in 2002 in Boise, Idaho. Influenced by Camera Obscura, The Beach Boys, and the poppier side of Built to Spill, they were, until a year ago, the only indie-pop band in this Mountain West town of around 200,000 people.

The Wombles - Wombling Merry Christmas
The song was originally released by The Wombles in November 1974 on CBS 2842 7". Produced and arranged by Mike Batt, feat. Chris Spedding on guitar.


Works of Calder, filmed by Herbert Matter

Works of Calder, filmed by Herbert Matter (via)
Works of Calder (1950). Directed and cinematography by Herbert Matter; produced and narrated by Burgess Meredith; music by John Cage. Sponsored by New World Films and Motion Picture Stages. Burgess Meredith and Museum of Modern Art, New York. [20 min., 16mm, color, sound (English)]

The Calder Foundation, HERE.   Herbert Matter Org., HERE.

EELS covers Leon Russell

EELS » Leon Russell "A Song For You"


EELS - Peach Blossom
taken from his latest full-length "Wonderful, Glorious."


Cool Ghouls - Grace

Cool Ghouls - Grace,
with a full horn section, the song is taken from their self-titled debut LP via Empty Cellar Records.  Cool Ghouls comprises of Pat Thomas, Ryan Wong, Pat McDonald, Alex Fleshman.

The Coctails on FB

Visit The Coctails on their FB page!

"The Coctails were a musical group from Chicago, who formed while its members were attending the Kansas City Art Institute. The band was active from 1988 to 1995. Band members were Archer Prewitt, Mark Greenberg, John Upchurch, and Barry Phipps."

THE COCTAILS on MTV news 1994

"December 24th" via Indiecater Records

Here's a 6-track EP of originals "December 24th," Christmas compilation via Indiecater Records. Visit their bandcamp!




Directer: Shishi Yamazaki
Music by Yamasuki's
Yama Yama : Daniel Vangarde
All songs published by Bleu Blanc Rouge


Kevin Earl Taylor > Magic Trick > Nathan Salsburg


Recent Kevin Earl Taylor's cover art under below.
Kevin Taylor’s exhibition INNER WILDERNESS features recent, large-scaled paintings created in his San Francisco studio as Berlin, where he spent four months in a prestigious artist residency.

taken from the latest full-length "River of Souls" by Tim Cohen (The Fresh and Onlys) and his band, Magic Trick, out on December 2nd via Empty Cellar Records.

taken from Nathan Salsburg's (Alan Lomax Archive) latest full-length "Hard for to Win and Can't Be Won," available via No Quarter Records.

Abandoned Cat Little Tora


Kyobashi-za No.27 Film Class of 2013
"Suteneko Tora-chan (Abandoned Cat Little Tora)" (1947)
Director:Kenzo Masaoka

京橋映画小劇場 No.27 映画の教室2013
12/13(金) 2:45pm     12/21(土) 3:00pm


Ben Watt's mixtape

"No fanfare. Just 30 minutes of music I was into today. Cold. November. Sunday. A mixtape.  If you like any of the artists featured, please seek them out and buy their music." --Ben Watt (Everything but the Girl)

Tim Hecker / Radiance
Mark McGuire / When You're Somewhere
Mutual Benefit / Advanced Falconry
Zachary Cale / Unfeeling
Shearwater / I'm So Glad
Meg Baird / All I Ever Wanted
Clifford Brown / Willow Weep for Me
Fryars / Love So Cold
Hiss Golden Messenger / Dreamwood


Pat Thomas "Coasters Riding In The Air"

Introducing one quarter of San Francisco’s Cool Ghouls, Pat Thomas! He’s the tall dude who plays the bass. He also writes one third of the Ghouls' songs. Coasters Riding in the Air is a collection of songs written, performed and recorded by Pat Thomas.

Coasters Riding in the Air EP will see a limited label-only release on November 26 (with a December 3rd wide-release) via digital download on Empty Cellar and on cassette from Burger Records.

Stream the EP on his bandcamp!

taken from "I Need You Bad" compilation, curated by Sonny Smith (Sonny & The Sunsets). Pre-order limited edition "slime green" LP, HERE at Polyvinyl Records, and order cassette, HERE at Burger Records. And.... Cool Ghouls' new full-length album (recorded by Sonny Smith) is already in the can!

Pokey LaFarge - Central Time

Hailing from St. Louis, MO, Pokey LaFarge is a musician, songwriter, bandleader, entertainer, innovator and preservationist, whose well-rounded arsenal of talents has placed him at the forefront of American music. His band comprises of Adam Hoskins- Guitar, Vocals, Ryan Koenig- Harmonica, Washboard, Snare Drum, Joey Glynn- Upright Bass, Chloe Feoranzo- Clarinet, TJ Muller- Trumpet. His latest full-length album "Pokey LaFarge", co-produced with Ketch Secor of Old Crow Medicine Show, has been available on Jack White’s own Third Man Records.

Pokey LaFarge - One Town at a Time

The Holidays Don't Have To Be So Rotten: Volume 4

"The Holidays Don't Have To Be So Rotten" is the 4th installment in Flannelgraph Records' annual benefit compilation, featuring 19 new, original holiday songs by Circuit Des Yeux, Candy Claws, Octagrape, Jonathan Rado (of Foxygen), and many more Flannelgraph superstars and friends of the label.

Released 26 November 2013
Mastered by Eric Day at Sleepwalk Recording
Album cover by Gavin Smith

also from Loren Connors via Flannelgraph Records.


Tara King th. "Hirondelle et Beretta"

...melody-driven and mesmerizing , for Cinemascope psychedelic pop !

"Out of Paris comes Tara King th.’s second release on Moon Glyph, Hirondelle et Beretta. Composed as a soundtrack to their own photographic series, Tara King th. have extended their baroque psychedelic pop sound with the lounge-cool of a spy film." -- Moon Glyph

from Moon Glyph

Tara King th. - Hirondelle et Beretta

Dr. Dog - The Truth (Flying Dog Sessions)

Dr. Dog - The Truth (Flying Dog Sessions)

New album "B-Room," is available, HERE.
WATCH more :: on Out Of Town Films.


LEAF films

from LEAF

White Fence - Swagger Vets (Live in SF)
On Sunday, March 31st 2013, Culture Kids, Ty, and White Fence shredded Amnesia to smithereens, the set was recorded and recently released as an LP "Live in San Francisco" by Castle Face Records.
EDITED BY Seth Barnard

and also… from LEAF

from LEAF

Taken from the "Sleeper" album (2013, Drag City)
DIRECTED BY Scott Z. Stinnett

STARRING; Ty Segall, Alex Mars, Matt Green, Dylan Sachse, Nate Zoller, Denee Petracek & Vivian West

from LEAF

"A night which will forever live in infamy"
EDITED BY Scott Z. Stinnett

Arrington de Dionyso's 24-hour Drawing Performance

Sweet Dreams Press Presents
The 24-hour Drawing Performance with Arrington de Dionyso


逆まわりの音楽 その10


ele-king presents
Miles Cooper Seaton (AKRON/FAMILY) Solo Tour 2013


Cian Nugent & The Cosmos

The Irish guitarist Cian Nugent has released the first full-length "Born with the Caul" with his band The Cosmos, via No Quarter Records.

"Cian Nugent is a guitar player and composer from Dublin, Ireland who combines personal passions, such as suburban/coastal blues, traditional musics, late 1960s & '70s singer-songwriters, jazz ambitions, 20th century composition and the Takoma school into a deeply personal style. His music boasts an orchestrated and fully instrumented sound that is playful and eerie at the same time."

Cian Nugent & The Cosmos - The Houses of Parliament (Part I)
[Trout Records Presents] 
Video by SecondFrame


The Heidelberg Project

Photo: Paula Soler-Moya

The Heidelberg Project:
Bringing Color, Art, and Controversy to a Decaying Part of Detroit


Photo: Tocqueville 2012



"a fine and rare collection of magic and oddness, including folky bits, tape manipulation, songs about drunk driving (on the CD not the LP), death, love, beaches, Autumn and more besides"

Extraordinary music made by children at school. "CLASSROOM PROJECTS" compilation is available via Trunk Records. Order, HERE, and HERE.