A Hawk and a Hacksaw, feat. John Dieterich and Nick Petree

from AT 7000

A Hawk and a Hacksaw - You have Already Gone to the Other World
from the AT 7000 film series
Jeremy Barnes and Heather Trost are joined by John Dieterich (Deerhoof) and Nick Petree (Beirut) to perform You Have Already Gone to The Other World (Barnes).

(via WNYC Soundcheck)

A Hawk and a Hacksaw is a band from Albuquerque, New Mexico, currently signed to L.M. Dupli-cation. The band consists of accordionist Jeremy Barnes, who was previously the drummer for Neutral Milk Hotel and Bablicon, and violinist Heather Trost. (Wikipedia)

A Hawk and A Hacksaw's new double album "You Have Already Gone To The Other World: Music Inspired By Paradjanov's Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors" will be released on April 2nd via LM Dupli-cation.



Pet-Tich-Eye Kickstarter Kick-Off


Bon Iver, The Rosebuds, The Love Language, Bowerbirds, Mount Moriah, Megafaun, Lost in the Trees, Hammer No More the Fingers, Horseback, Birds of Avalon, Gross Ghost, Bombadil, Toddlers, Hiss Golden Messenger, The Shouting Matches, Motor Skills, The Old Ceremony, Airstrip, Organos, Locus Recordings, The Tender Fruit, Cassis Orange, Prypyat, DJ JYU, Blanko Basnet, Le Weekend, Sacrificial Poets.

Pet-Tich-Eye is a North Carolina creative collaboration project of 30+ musicians, 10 photographers & 10 artists to create a 10-song record & 24-page art book. It will be released on Record Store Day, April 20, 2013. You can listen to full streams of all 10 songs on www.PetTichEye.com.

'Holland' was recorded by Joe Hall (Hammer No More the Fingers/ Blanko Basnet.), Matt McCaughan (Bon Iver) and Phil Moore (Bowerbirds).

'Roll On' was recorded by Brad Cook (Megafaun), M.C. Taylor (Hiss Golden Messenger), Jeff Stickley (Hammer No More the Fingers), featuring Chris Boerner, Matt Douglas, Nathan Golub and James Wallace.



California Clap Records has released the debut self-titled solo album from Anna Hillburg (of San Francisco's power-pop darlings, Dreamdate), available, HERE and its bandcamp. "ANNA HILBURG" was recorded by Greg Ashley (Gris Gris) at the Creamery Studios in Oakland, California, and features guest appearances by Logan Kroeber (The Dodos), Joe Haener (Gris Gris), and Greg Moore (The Moore Brothers, Joanna Newsom).

"A classically trained trumpet player, Anna has spent the last decade in the Bay Area garage rock scene as a songwriter, singer, drummer, and bass player. Her songs have been covered by the likes of Mates of State, and her trumpet playing has been featured on the albums of local artists such as The Dodos (Time to Die 2009), Greg Ashley (Requiem Mass & Other Experiments 2010), and the Fresh & Onlys." -- California Clap Records

SEMI-TWANG - Making Everybody Cry

Semi-Twang - Making Everybody Cry

Veteran Milwaukee band Semi-Twang's latest song 'Making Everybody Cry' is taken from their third full-length studio album "The Why And The What For" (due out on March 26th), following 2011's first album in 23 years, "Wages Of Sin" since 1988's Warner Bros. debut album "Salty Tears" (recorded by Tchad Blake and Mitchell Froom).

Semi-Twang comprises of John Sieger (guitar/vocals), Mike Sieger (bass/vocals), Mike Hoffmann (guitar/vocals), Bob Jennings (multi-instrumentalist), Bob Schneider (drums) and Jason Klagstad (guitars/vocals).

John Sieger and Semi Twang
John Sieger has led two popular midwest bands, The R&B Cadets (in collaboration with Paul Cebar), who recorded for Twintone Records in the R&B Cadets (1980-86) and the critically acclaimed band Semi-Twang (1986-91). In 1988, “Salty Tears” by Semi-Twang was released with much praise and even landed the band a major label with Warner Brothers. whose Warner Brothers debut "Salty Tears" was hailed by critics as precursor of alternative country.
Artists who have found their way to John's songs include country star Dwight Yoakam, (I Don't Need It Done), The BoDeans, (The Strangest Kind), Talking Head Jerry Harrison (Rev It Up and two others), the late Tex-Mex superstar Flaco Jimenez, (I Found Out), alt-country tricksters Robbie Fulks, (You Break It You Pay) and Phil Lee (Neon Tombstone) and folk-rocker Greg Trooper (My Blue Belle and many others). 


"Impossible Truth" and 3 Books

"I was on tour with Wooden Wand and we were opening a West Coast tour for Swans. I had three books — Cadillac Desert, Ecology of Fear, and Hotel California — that I was juggling. They all had these themes of un-sustainability and illusion." --William Tyler (via SPIN)

Stream the whole album now at Spin.com.

From the album Impossible Truth, out March 19, 2013 in North America and April 29, 2013 in the UK and Europe on Merge Records.


Filardo "Falling Up"

Filardo is the artist moniker for Tom Filardo (Total Noise, Bouquet, Key Losers, Asleep In the Sea), former Tempe, currently Los Angeles-based experimental pop singer songwriter. His latest full-length "Falling Up" is available now via (his brother Christian's label) Holy Page Records.

"Drawing inspiration from the Beach Boys and Wendy Carlos, Filardo pushes contemporary pop music to its limits leaving no sonic field untouched. From the pink panther esque movie score that is "Falling Up" to the noisy motorcycle that haunts "I Still Get Around" Filardo displays his true talent for songwriting. This piece is not to be overlooked!, get psyched!" -- Holy Page Org.

released 15 March 2013
"Falling Up" was written, performed, recorded, and produced by Tom Filardo at The Tempe Museum of Contemporary Art, and mastered by Ryan Butler at Arcane Digital in Chandler, AZ.

Filardo - I Can Love You More
off of Filardo's debut LP "Enter the Edit Suite"


Sonny & the Sunsets, Dark Corners Teaser

Sonny & the Sunsets - Dark Corners Teaser

"The murder of a close friend of the band led Sonny Smith to think a lot about death and life after death. Shortly after, a visit to a psychic/medium brought Smith into contact with another friend who had died. This encounter with the afterworld inspired many of the lyrics on Antenna to the Afterworld. And what a strangely entertaining odyssey it turned out to be." --Polyvinyl Records

On June 11th via Polyvinyl, Sonny & The Sunsets will be releasing their new album "Antenna to the Afterworld," preview the opening track 'Dark Corners' from the album. Pre-order, HERE.

Sonny & The Sunsets' version of John Lennon's "Imagine." Available on Record Store Day 2013.


Dump "Superpowerless" reissue

painting by Sue Garner

Morr Music set to reissue 1993’s "SUPERPOWERLESS" (as 2LP/CD) album by Dump, a lo-fi home recording project by James McNew (Yo La Tengo)! Available on March 19th. Stream the album on PopMatters, HERE. Also, 1994's "I Can Hear Music" (as 3LP/2CD) and a collector's 5LP-Box ("Superpowerless" 2LP and "I Can Hear Music" 3LP) is available.

Dump -Superpowerless

"The year was 1994. Americans thrilled to the latest episodes of "Friends" and "Frasier," assholes smoked cigars in public with impunity, the New York Knicks lost to the Houston Rockets in the NBA finals, and Lo-Fi music was sweeping the nation!
Largely due to the astronomical success of Dump's debut album, Superpowerless, the music world shifted dramatically away from the grandeur of Grunge and the pomp and circumstance of Alternative Rock. Following Dump's lead, bands had turned away from the bloated, inaccessible recording studio system and embraced 4-track cassette recording as the industry standard. In his memorable article for Rockpool, Steven Hawking described this new musical phenomenon as "Lo-Fi."
--an excerpt from the Liner Notes by James MacNew himself


Jad Fair, Norman Blake and Tenniscoats Japan Tour 2013

Sweet Dreams Press presents
Jad Fair, Norman Blake
and Tenniscoats
Japan Tour 2013

5月10日(金)東京・渋谷 オ・ネスト 
5月11日(土)東京・渋谷 オ・ネスト
5月15日(水)松本 MOLE HALL
5月16日(木)名古屋 得三
5月17日(金)京都 アバンギルド
5月18日(土)神戸 旧グッゲンハイム邸

詳細はコチラ、Sweet Dreams Pressで。


Jad Fair & Norman Blake - Red Dress (Café&Pop Torgal)
Jad Fair (Half Japanese) y Norman Blake (Teenage Fanclub) interpretando "Red Dress" en el Café&Pop Torgal de Ourense (12/05/2012).

Norman Blake & Jad Fair "The story of an artist"
(Daniel Johnston cover, from the album "Don't Be Scared" in July 1982)

U.S. Girls Live

Bite Sized Sets: U.S. Girls Live at Comet Ping Pong
(via All Our Noise)

U.S. Girls' fourth album "GEM," released late last year, has been available on FatCat.
>> U.S. Girls bandcamp / Slim Twig bandcamp

Gilded Cage

Billy Joe Royal - Down in the Boondocks (1965)
Billy Joe Royal performing 'Down In The Boondocks,' a song written by Joe South.
Recorded near the Atlantic shores of Georgia, USA during 1965.


Joanna Newsom covers Sandy Denny

Joanna Newsom performed a cover of Sandy Denny's 'The North Star Grassman And The Ravens' (1971) for the Fall ‘13 video from Melissa Coker’s L.A.-based collection Wren.

Wren / FW13 / Joanna Newsom
Directed by Maximilla Lukacs

and…… WATCH another video filmed by Maximilla Lukacs.

Pajo "Where Eagles Dare" (2009)
Directed Shot and Edited by Maximilla Lukacs
Music written by Glenn Danzig
Performed by PAJO, from the album "Scream With Me"
Black Tent Press/Wildlife Vinyl

"Uwasa no Onna" Theme


"Uwasa no Onna" Theme (1954)
The opening theme from 1954 film "Uwasa no onna・噂の女" (The Woman in the Rumor aka The Crucified Woman, directed by Kenji Mizoguchi・溝口健二, original music by Mayuzumi Toshiro・黛敏郎. Clavioline, musical saw, steel guitar...



J.B. Meijers "The Secret Year"

JB Meijers is releasing his 2nd solo album "The Secret Year" (the first was Catching Ophelia, 2009/V2), due out on March 22nd via Basta Music. The album was recorded in Brussels’ ICP Studios, contains 10 self-written and -produced songs.

"J.B. Meijers (1972) is a respected producer and musician. He has worked with an impressive list of names on the Dutch music scene, including De Dijk, Carice van Houten, Acda en De Munnik, Go Back To The Zoo, Eboman, Metropole Orkest, Daryll-Ann, and Frank Boeijen.  He has also shared stages and studios with such non-Dutch artists as Solomon Burke, Van Dyke Parks, Ken Stringfellow, (The Posies, REM), Steve Shelley (Sonic Youth) and Howe Gelb (Giant Sand). He recently produced albums by Dusty Stray, Sonja van Hamel and Eva Auad, all released on Basta Music. JB continues to be involved with Basta, this time as recording artist." --Basta Music

From the album "The Secret Year'" by JB Meijers, set for release March 22, 2013.


DVA "Botanicula"

Stream the 4 tracks taken from 2012's album "Botanicula," a soundtrack for comuter game (created by Jaromír Plachý and Amanita Design), by Czech electro-acoustic duo DVA (Bára Kratochvílová and Jan Kratochvíl). Music composed and recorded by DVA. Mastered by Ondřej Ježek at Jámor studio. 
Order LP, HERE or Digital on their bandcamp.


The Shilohs "So Wild"

Vancouver-based retro rock foursome The Shilohs' debut full-length "So Wild" (Light Organ Records) is available now on their bandcamp. The Shilohs are Dan Colussi (Bass), Ben Frey (Drums), Mike Komaszczuk (Guitar, Vocals) and Johnny Payne (Guitar, Vocals).

Released 05 February 2013
All Music and lyrics by Johnny Payne and Michael Komaszczuk.

Recorded Summer 2010 at JCDC and The Hive, Vancouver, Canada by David Carswell (The New Pornographers, Destroyer, Apollo Ghosts) and Tanis Gibbons.

Their 7 inch 'Private Lives' b/w 'English Roads' is available now on Matt Mondanile's (Ducktailsl, Real Estate) New Images Ltd. label.

The Shilohs - The Place Where Nobody Knows I Go

Iron and Wine - Grace for Saints and Ramblers

an image from the series Private Views
by Barbara Crane

'Grace for Saints and Ramblers' is taken from the upcoming album "Ghost on Ghost" by Sam Beam's Iron and Wine, due out on April 15th (4AD) and April 16th (Nonesuch) on CD, and vinyl at ironandwine.com. Pre-orders also include a limited-edition print of Sam Beam’s handwritten lyric sheet for the song and a download of the complete album available April 16th.

"Recorded in New York and produced by Beam’s longtime associate Brian Deck (Modest Mouse, Califone, Fruit Bats), helping achieve Beam’s vision was a group of stellar musicians including Rob Burger of Tin Hat Trio, Steve Bernstein, Tony Scherr, Kenny Wollesen, and Briggan Krauss of Sex Mob, jazz drummer Brian Blade, trombonist Curtis Fowlkes of the Jazz Passengers, bassist Tony Garnier (Bob Dylan's band), cellist Marika Hughes, Maxim Moston and Doug Wieselman of Antony and the Johnsons, and Anja Wood. Burger (Tin Hat Trio) has worked with Beam intermittently through the years and handled arrangements for strings and horns on Ghost on Ghost."


The Organist

"The Organist is a monthly experimental arts-and-culture program produced and distributed by KCRW. The editors of the award-winning monthly magazine the Believer, published in San Francisco by McSweeney’s, produce ten annual episodes of the podcast, which includes reported stories, interviews, comic radio drama, reviews, and more."

Stream their latest Episode Two: The Rhetorical Bed features Devendra Banhart on the language of songwriting. And listen to DB’s exclusive mixtape he made for the Organist.

Sweet Baboo - If I Died...

"Sweet Baboo is Stephen Black, a native of the north Wales countryside and a single-minded, idiosyncratic singer. Black possesses an ear for a sparkling melody, a restless soul, and a gift for a deft lyrical turn – from darkly funny to piercingly tender, twinklingly boastful to deliciously self-deprecating."

Sweet Baboo's forthcoming album "Ships" will be released on April 22nd via Moshi Moshi Records.

Sweet Baboo - If I Died... 
Directed by Casey Raymond
'If I Died....,' a re-worked version of the last track of Sweet Baboo's third album - is taken from his new album


the GROWLERS @Audiotree Live Session

the GROWLERS - Audiotree Live
Second Session, March 23, 2012. Chicago
the GROWLERS Bandcamp, HERE.



who killed Laura Palmer.....

BEACH HOUSE - WISHES (Official Video)
'Wishes' appears on the Beach House album "Bloom" (Sub Pop, 2012)



Rachael Dadd with ICHI - In Our Hands We've Got Light

Rachael Dadd with ICHI "In Our Hands We've Got Light"
レイチェル・ダッド "イン・アワ・ハンズ"  来日記念盤10" vinyl with CD
Out in April, pre-order, HERE at Sweet Dreams Press

Rachael Dadd on OOMK Zine

RACAEL DADD & ICHI "We've Got Light" Japan Tour 2013
4月28日(日)愛知・岡崎 総合レジャー農園・マルタ園
4月29日(月・祝)名古屋 KDハポン
5月6日(月・祝)東京・町田 簗田寺(りょうでんじ)はるでら
5月8日(水)長野・下諏訪 Cafe TAC
5月14日(火)岡山 禁酒会館
5月15日(水)姫路 ハルモニア


Impossible Truth (Album Teaser)

William Tyler - Impossible Truth (Album Teaser)
Directed and editted by Zack Wilson
"Impossible Truth" is out March 19, 2013 on Merge Records.

Tompkins Square Records has released a box set version of its 'Imaginational Anthem' series "Imaginational Anthem vols. 1-5," all five volumes of the acclaimed series, in their original packaging, plus a bonus disc : 'Elvis Was A Capricorn', a previously unreleased live CD by William Tyler. Limited to 999 units.


a 1959 French film directed by Robert Bresson


Into The Woods: Parenthetical Girls

This performance is the second installment of Parenthetical Girls' collaborative Into The Woods four-part documentary, filmed at the Old Church--a 130-year-old house of worship in Downtown Portland. Their latest album "Privilege*" CD/LP/DVD, is available via Marriage Records (US) & Splendour (UK/EU).

Parenthetical Girls - Sympathy For Spastics

Brazos - How The Ranks Was Won

Brazos - How The Ranks Was Won (Official Video)
Directed by Martin Crane

Originally hailing from Austin TX., currently Brooklyn resident, Martin McNulty Crane a.k.a. Brazos set to release his Dead Oceans debut full-length " Saltwater" on May 28th. It was recorded with his new bandmates Spencer Zahn (bass) and Ian Chang (drums), and mixed by Sandro Perri.

from Brazos' self-released debut album "Phosphorescent Blues"
‘The Observer’ is the 1969 Rich poem Crane put to music.
released 10 November 2009

The Observer (by Adrienne Rich・アドリエンヌ・リッチ)

Completely protected on all sides by volcanoes
a woman, darkhaired, in stained jeans
sleeps in central Africa.
In her dreams, her notebooks, still
private as maiden diaries,
the mountain gorillas move through their life term;
their gentleness survives
observation. Six bands of them
inhabit, with her, the wooded highland.
When I lay me down to sleep
unsheltered by any natural guardians
from the panicky life-cycle of my tribe
I wake in the old cellblock
observing the daily executions,
rehearsing the laws
I cannot subscribe to,
envying the pale gorilla-scented dawn
she wakes into, the stream where she washes her hair,
the camera-flash of her quiet

Brazos - Charm
Live at Braund Sound Studio on Feb 25, 2013 in Greenpoint, Brooklyn

released 20 January 2012
Brooklyn's "Zombie Jazz" group, Father Figures comprise of Spencer Zahn, Jas Walton, Adam Schatz, Ian Chang, Ross Edwards.


Van Dyke Parks to release “Songs Cycled”

Van Dyke Parks “Songs Cycled”
Out on May 6th via Bella Union

"Following the success of his classic album reissues last year Bella Union is thrilled and honoured to announce a new album from the truly legendary composer, musician, lyricist, producer and singer Van Dyke Parks. There has been one live album and one soundtrack record in the last 24 years, but Songs Cycled contains the American’s first new material since 1989, expanding even further Parks’ pioneering, and still unique, handle on Americana with the crystal clarity of a 21st century recording. All this in Park’s 70th year, which makes Songs Cycled extremely special indeed in so many ways." --Bella Union

Songs Cycled track-listing:
1. ‘Dreaming of Paris’ (original)
2. ‘Hold Back Time’ (re-recording of a 1995 song from the Orange Crate Art album with Brian Wilson)
3. ‘Sassafras’ (new recording, originally by Billy Edd Wheeler in 1961)
4. ‘Black Gold’ (November 30, ‘02 – a fantasy on the sinking of The Prestige, off the coast of the Bay of Biscay)
5. ‘Aquarium’ (cover of 1886 Saint-Saëns piece, an analogue recording with the Esso Trinidad Steel Band in 1971 – VDP produced their album)
6. ‘Money Is King’ (picks up where Wall Street ends, written with Growling Tiger, a.k.a.- Trinidadian Calypso musician Neville Marcano)
7. ‘Wall Street’ (original)
8. ‘The Parting Hand’ (1835 hymn from the tradition of unaccompanied choral music known as the Sacred Harp)
9. ‘The All Golden’ (new recording from VDP’s 1967album Song Cycle)
10. ‘Wedding in Madagascar’(traditional a capella folk-song, arranged and adapted by VDP)
11. ‘Missin’ Missippi’ (original)
12. ‘Amazing Graces’ (instrumental with the ‘Van Dyke Parks Orchestra’)