Beauty Is Embarrassing

from mr brkly

Beauty is Embarrassing (trailer)
a film by Neil Berkelely
Beauty Is Embarrassing DVD is out now.

Wayne White is an American artist, art director, illustrator, puppeteer, and much, much more. Born and raised in Chattanooga, Wayne has used his memories of the South to create inspired works for film, television, and the fine art world. After graduating from Middle Tennessee State University, Wayne traveled to New York City where he worked as an illustrator for the East Village Eye, New York Times, Raw Magazine, and the Village Voice. In 1986, Wayne became a designer for the hit television show Pee-wee’s Playhouse, and his work was awarded with three Emmys. After traveling to Los Angeles with his wife, Mimi Pond, Wayne continued to work in television and designed sets and characters for shows such as Shining Time Station, Beakman’s World, Riders In The Sky, and Bill & Willis. He also worked in the music video industry, winning Billboard and MTV Music Video Awards as an art director for seminal music videos including The Smashing Pumpkins' 'Tonight, Tonight' and Peter Gabriel's 'Big Time.'

from mr brkly
A Little Banjo

Lambchop "Nixon" (2000),
a Painting for Wayne's school friend, Lambchop's Kurt Wagner.


Father John Misty: Epitonic saki Session

from Epitonic

Father John Misty: Epitonic saki Session
October 29th, 2012

The Band:
Joshua Tillman (aka Father John Misty, formerly of Saxon Shore and Fleet Foxes) - Vocals
Benji Lysaght (formerly of Ambulance LTD) - Guitar
Chris "Dixie" Darley - Guitar, Vocals
Jeff "Jeffertitti" Ramuno (aka Jeffertitti Moon of Jeffertitti's Nile) - Bass, Vocals
Kyle Flynn - Keys, Vocals
Aaron Sperske (Beachwood Sparks, formerly of The Lilys, Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti..) - Drums


Sculpture - Slime Code

from Sculpture

Sculpture - Slime Code (extract 2)
"Slime Code" vinyl edition is out now via Boomkat (UK) / Digitalis (USA).
Originally released on cassette KC001 by Kaleidoscope.

Dan Hayhurst: digital and analogue media devices 
Reuben Sutherland: video zoetrope turntablism

A Hawk and A Hacksaw - You Have Already Gone To The Other World

A Hawk and A Hacksaw - You Have Already Gone To The Other World by Qu_Junktions
taken from the new A Hawk and A Hacksaw double album "You Have Already Gone To The Other World: Music Inspired By Paradjanov's Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors," the album will be released from A Hawk And A Hacksaw’s L.M. Dupli-cation imprint on April 2nd (Europe) / April 3rd (US).

火の馬/セルゲイ・パラジャーノフ (1964)

Son Of Rogues Gallery - Asshole Rules The Navy,
from "Son of Rogue’s Gallery: Pirate Ballads, Sea Songs & Chanteys" (A Hal Willner Production / Executive produced by Johnny Depp and Gore Verbinski), featuring Iggy Pop with A Hawk and a Hacksaw. Also it features Tom Waits, Keith Richards, Nick Cave, Patti Smith, Michael Stipe, Michael Gira (Swans), Broken Social Scene, and many more. Out on February 19th via Anti-.


Surahn vs. Fruit Bats

Surahn - Watching The World,
taken from the debut 5-song digital EP. (DFA Records)


from The General Assembly

Fruit Bats - You're Too Weird,
taken from the 2011 album "Tripper," available through Sub Pop Records.

Unknown Mortal Orchestra - So Good At Being In Trouble

Unknown Mortal Orchestra - So Good At Being In Trouble (Official Audio)

'So Good At Being In Trouble' is taken from UMO's upcoming full-length "II", due out on February 5th via Jagjaguwar.
Streaming in full on NPR, HERE.
"Emerging from rampant hedonism and isolation is II, the new album from Unknown Mortal Orchestra. The musical vision of Portlander-via-New Zealand Ruban Nielson started as an anonymous home-recording project that fused psychedelia, soul, choppy percussion and funk. UMO came to life in basements and bedrooms after Nielson moved from his native New Zealand to Portland, Oregon with his family. Following the recruitment of bassist Jacob Portrait, new drummer Greg Rogove and a deal with Jagjaguwar, UMO toured the US with Grizzly Bear and Liars." --Jagjaguwar


Calvin Love "New Radar"

Calvin Love started a punk band in the northern Canadian city of Edmonton at the age of thirteen. After the early years, he left town and has been on the road for the last five years touring dive bars and clubs throughout the US, playing in various bands in and out of Los Angeles. "New Radar" is his debut release via Aquarium Drunkard’s label, Autumn Tone Records.

released 06 November 2012

"Calvin’s interests lie in photography, aesthetics, the paranormal, technological adaptations, pirates, zombie apocalypse, Jarmusch, strange states, dancing girls, sleepless nights, D.I.Y., Iggy, Bowie, tombs, hitchhiking, black & white, and the space-time continuum…" --Autumn Tone Records

Calvin Love - Magic Hearts


Songs From The Point

(released 27 October 2009)

"Why should jazz have all the fun? Pop and indie artists too seldom throw their creative weight into the art of interpretation. But the sometimes dormant tradition is alive and well in a new revival of songs from The Point!, Harry Nilsson's 1971 cult-classic film and soundtrack, featuring new arrangements by Andrew Bird, Martha Wainwright, DeVotchKa, Nada Surf, and other contemporary artists."  --Amano Recording

MVD Visual released a DVD of The Point! on November 20, 2012, The Definitive Collector's Edition includes the animated film plus twenty-five minutes of bonus material including: Who Is Harry Nilsson?, Pitching the Point, Making the Point, and Legacy Of The Point. 

Elliott Smith Lost Footage

Elliott Smith Lost Footage
Directed by Paul Thomas Anderson for the pilot episode of The Jon Brion Show (2000) 
Featuring Elliott Smith & Brad Mehldau (via),
uploaded by Paul Thomas Anderson's YouTube channel Al Rose Promotions named after the "There Will Be Blood" character.


The Woolen Men via Woodsist

The Woolen Men are Alex Geddes, Lawton Browning and Raf Spielman (Eggy Records founder). They live and work in Portland, OR. Raf previously released an album of solo material under his Polyps moniker for the Woodsist sister label Hello Sunshine

'Mayonnaise' is taken from their upcoming Woodsist debut self-titled LP, following a handful of largely self-released EPs. Out on March 5th, 2013.


from tour tape no. 1, released 01 December 2012


Homeshake release debut full-length

Montreal-based lo-fi soul pop group Homeshake (previously posted), the solo recording project of Peter Sagar (Sans Aids, Outdoor Miners), set to release the debut 9-song cassette "The Homeshake Tape" on January 29th via Fixture Records (Freelove Fenner, Sheer Agony, Dirty Beaches, Chevalier Avant Garde). Recorded mostly at home with the help of Jackson MacIntosh (Sheer Agony) and Mac DeMarco. Pre-order is available now.

"Using the move as an opportunity to leave behind his previous project Sans Aids and start fresh, Peter began writing and recording songs that blended the 60s and 70s Memphis soul sound of Hi Records artists like Ann Peebles and O.V. Wright with the melancholy guitar-driven songwriting of 50s balladeers like Roy Orbison."

Julian Lynch @Pitchfork Weekly

Julian Lynch - Pitchfork Weekly (via)
Julian Lynch performs stripped down versions of songs off his upcoming album.

Coming off the heels of last year’s Terra, Julian Lynch has finalized the work on his newest album, Lines, which you can expect in stores March 26th, 2013.

In addition to recording and performing music, Lynch currently leads a parallel life as a PhD student in Anthropology and Ethnomusicology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He has a show planned for those in the region on February 23 at the Icehouse in Minneapolis. -- Underwater Peoples Records

Julian Lynch - Carios kelleyi I by underwaterpeoples
Pre-order, HERE.

Andrea Schiavelli - Who Will Break Your Heart

'Who Will Break Your Heart' is taken from the latest 11-track album "Another Ugly Face" by a Brooklyn-based multi-instrumentalist and singer-songwriter Andrea Schiavelli.

Who Will Break Your Heart by Andrea Schiavelli

Exercises in the benevolent hangover in loving memory of Roger Miller.
released 09 December 2012
Performed and Recorded by Andrea Schiavelli
Produced by Tristan Shepher


Anthony LaMarca "Songs I Wish I Wrote"

"Songs I Wish I Wrote" is the ten-song collection of Anthony LaMarca's favorite songs 
that he wish he could write...

Anthony LaMarca is a member of The Building and co-founder of Primary Records. He has also recorded and performed with Dean & Britta, St Vincent, David Byrne, Spoon, Aaron Roche, and many others on the Primary label. "Songs I Wish I Wrote" is OUT NOW on its bandcamp.

"So consider this my time to not be me, to take a moment and pretend I am a great showman, a broadway romanticist. Not worrying about a song's function but simply enjoying the melody, or the everlasting power of a love song." --AL

'I Don't Want to Live on the Moon' was written by Jeff Moss, and the song was sung by Jim Henson as "Ernie" (from "Sesame Street").

"Songs I Wish I Wrote"
released 15 January 2013
Performed / Recorded by Anthony LaMarca at home.
Cello on Crying by Megan LaMarca
Cover photo by David Pokrivnak

Just A Gigolo – Caesar/Casucci/Brammer
Tears On My Pillow – Bradford/Lewis
Crying – Orbison/Melson
I’d Love Just Once To See You – Wilson/Love
Maria – Bernstein/Sondheim
Pure Imagination – Bricusse/Newley
I Don’t Want To Live On The Moon – Moss
We’re Gonna Make It – Davis/Smith/Miner
Big White Cloud – Cale
Moonlight Serenade – Miller


Leapling - If You're Patient

Artwork by Jenny Brown

Leapling is a Brooklyn, NY-based is pop/experimental/rock quartet comprising Dan Arnes, Yoni David, R.J Gordon, Joey Postiglione, "Losing Face" EP is their first official debut via Father/Daughter Records.

Leapling - If You're Patient
taken from their latest 5-song EP "Losing Face" (out now via Father/ Daughter Records)

Leapling began as home recordings, written by singer/guitarist Dan Arnes over the course of several months. From there, Dan and drummer, Yoni David, edited the tracks down to what would ultimately become Losing Face and also assembled a live band, which includes bassist R.J. Gordon (who also mastered the EP) and Joey Postiglione on lead guitar. Aside from the addition of some drums and effects on "June," the EP is largely unchanged from those solo home recordings.

The project is fairly new to the scene but the players are not -- they are the hearts and minds behind the Bushwick DIY venue/art space Big Snow Buffalo Lodge and the artist collective known as American Buffalo Recordings. You'd be hard pressed to find a group of people more committed to the local music community than these four dudes. Since their inception in early 2012, Leapling has performed live with friends and comrades Twin Sister, Ava Luna, Each Other and Total Slacker.

  Seventeen by Leapling
released 11 September 2012 
Mixed & Mastered - Dan Arnes & Yoni David at Big Snow Buffalo Lodge
American Buffalo Recordings 0012


Streets of Laredo - Girlfriend

Streets of Laredo are a Brooklyn based indie-folk outfit (Daniel, David & Sarahjane Gibson & Si Moore) from NZ.

Girlfriend by streets of laredo

Streets of Laredo on Soundcloud / Vimeo / Bandcamp


The Great White Jenkins

The Great White Jenkins was a Richmond, Virginia based experimental Rock/Psychedelic Country group comprising of Matthew E. White, Andy C. Jenkins, Pinson Chanselle and Eddie Prendergast.
(thanks to Sweet Dreams Press)

from "Mussel Souls" EP (2008)

from "Mussel Souls" EP (2008)

released 12 October 2012

Domino announced their new signee Matthew E White, formerly of The Great White Jenkins and Fight the Big Bull. On January 21st, White's solo debut "Big Inner" (Hometapes, 2012) is re-issued from Domino.

Matthew E. White - Big Love (from "Big Inner")


Brokeback - The Wire, the Rag and the Payoff

Brokeback - The Wire, the Rag and the Payoff

'The Wire, the Rag and the Payoff' is taken from Brokeback's first new album "Brokeback and the Black Rock," since 2003's "Looks at the Bird". A new version of the band since 2010 comprises of Douglas McCombs with the three new guys, Pete Croke (Tight Phantomz, Head of Skulls!, Reds and Blue), Chris Hansen (Pinebender, Head of Skulls!), and James Elkington (the Zincs, the Horse’s Ha). "Brokeback and the Black Rock" was recorded with McCombs' fellow engineer John McEntire (of Tortoise) at his Soma Electronic Music Studio.
Pre-order is now available on Thrill Jockey. 
(Release Date: January 22, 2013)

Brokeback is the longstanding project of Douglas McCombs. McCombs is a member of Tortoise, Eleventh Dream Day, and Pullman, and has worked with Tom Ze, Azita Youseffi, Will Oldham, Calexico and Yo La Tengo.


Fanuelle - Body Romana

Fanuelle - Body Romana,
the song is taken from 2005's self-titled full-length "Fanuelle" which was reissued in 2012 from the Swedish label Emotion.

Nunzio Fattini - Cousin

Nunzio Fattini - Dereliction
Both tracks are taken from "Album Primum" (2009, self-released) as Nunzio Fattini's debut full-length album.

Nunzio Fattini a.k.a. Matthew Fanuelle is a musician / singer in Manhattan, previously known as Fanuelle.


The Existential Adventures of Tim Maia

The Existential Adventures of Tim Maia
Narrated by Devendra Banhart

Tim Maia was the man. A soul superstar with outsize talents and appetites, he revolutionized popular music in his native Brazil in the 1970s. He also married five times, served multiple prison sentences, and at the height of his fame, joined a UFO-obsessed religious cult. --Luaka Bop

"Nobody Can Live Forever: The Existential Soul of Tim Maia," a fifteen track survey of Maia's 1970s recordings, completely remastered, has been available on Luaka Bop's "World Psychedelic Classics series."


Julie Doiron - By The Lake (from "So Many Days")

7e.p. presents
JULIE DOIRON Japan Tour 2013


3/14(木)渋谷 O-NEST
3/15(金)松本 salon as salon
3/16(土)金沢 collabon
3/17(日)神戸 旧グッゲンハイム邸
3/19(火)京都 UrBANGUILD
3/20(水/祝)名古屋 K.D JAPON
3/21(木)鎌倉 カフェ・ゴーティー
3/22(金)渋谷 O-NES




iinioi presents

東京 2/18@O-nest
名古屋 2/19@KD JAPON
大阪 2/20@Conpass


Thee Oh Sees - "Lupine Dominus" (Official Music Video)

Lloyd Cole + H. J. Roedelius

The upcoming collaborative album "Selected Studies Vol. 1" between an english singer and songwriter, Lloyd Cole and a legendary figure in krautrock and avant-garde electronic music / founding member of Cluster and Harmonia, Hans-Joachim Roedelius is set to release on February 22nd, 2013 on CD, 180g vinyl (+ CD), and for download via Hamburg's Bureau B.

What a collaboration! The British singer-songwriter Lloyd Cole has always been a Cluster fan, especially of the 1976 LP "Sowiesoso". Cole released his own heavily Cluster-influenced album "Plastic Wood" in 2001. Roedelius liked it and, over the next decade, Cole and Roedelius considered working together from time to time, but never actually got around to it. It was not until 2011 when they finally met in Vienna that they could finally begin in earnest. The album reveals mature, carefully composed music, as if Cole and Roedelius had been working together for years already. Both artists focus on electronic sounds in a selection of succinct, direct pieces, free of musical garrulousness. Cole neither sings nor plays guitar and Roedelius rarely touches the keys of his grand piano. Instead, both musicians have developed a subtle soundscape which only drifts towards pure noise on one track. -- Bureau B


Freak Heat Waves

"Sounds like those early Rough Trade/Postcard Records singles. Haunting baritone vocals, hypnotic bass lines, and guitar experimentation. For fans of Joseph K, Wire, and Joy Division. Also check out the Funs ( pre-Freak Heat Waves) for more of a strung-out VU feel."

from "Freak Heat Waves," released 12 September 2012
album art by Julije Knifer 

Freak Heat Waves are the art, ambient, krautrock, post-punk influenced three-piece band from Victoria, BC, the band comprises of Steve Lind, Thomas Di Ninno and James Twiddy. Their self-titled first full-length which was recorded / produced in summer 2011 with the late Christopher Reimer (a founding member and guitarist of Calgary band Women) has been available on their bandcamp.

from "Freak Heat Waves," released 12 September 2012

Freak Heat Waves - "3 7 4" aka "Instructing"
Live in studio November 12th, 2011.
CFUV Basement Closet Sessions

Released 01 February 2010
Recorded and Produced By Arran Fisher
All Songs By Thomas Di Ninno

Released 13 August 2012
All tracks recorded and mixed by Chris Reimer. All artwork by Chris Reimer. Design by Marc Rimmer and Rena Kozak. Mastered by Chad VanGaalen. 

R.I.P. Christopher Reimer (1986-2012)



For The Year of The Snake, 2013
Snakefinger a.k.a. Philip Charles Lithman (17 June 1949 - 1 July 1987),
also known as the member of Chilli Willi and the Red Hot Peppers, The Residents, The Club Foot Orchestra.

Snakefinger - Man in the Black Sedan