12/30/2014

Mirage "Blood For The Return"



"Blood For The Return," the self-recorded debut album by Mirage aka Robin Nydall (he is a 19-year-old Dream Pop experimentalist from Los Angeles), has been available via Olde English Spelling Bee / Weird World Record Co.. Orchestral arrangements by Cliff Dweller (Ari Balouzian) contributions featuring Max Whipple (Cello/Clarinet), Spencer Frazen (Harmonies/Additional Vox), and Dash Lefrancis (Flute/Harmonies).  
Released 26 August 2014.
今年の忘れ物 #2







12/29/2014

The Ocean Party - Head Down



"The Soft Focus" is the 4th album from Melbourne's quintet, The Ocean Party. 
The band comprises of Lachlan Denton - guitar/vocals, Curtis Wakeling - guitar/vocals, Liam Halliwell - guitar/vocals, Zac Denton - drums/vocals, Jordan Thompson - Keys/vocals.

今年の忘れ物。メルボルンのリアル・エステートか(?)、ジ・オーシャン・パーティーの4thアルバム『Soft Focus』。




The Ocean Party - Head Down
taken from the Ocean Party's 4th album "Soft Focus" (released 09 September 2014) via Spunk Records (Aus), Jigsaw Records (US)





luckydolphinfilms


The Ocean Party - Quarter Life Crisis
taken from Split, released 07 October 2013 


also.... listen! Jordan Thompson's latest EP!


released 06 June 2014

12/05/2014

Family Dog - Park Bench



新作『Talent Night At The Ashram』も間近。そして、もうすぐ!12/12から来日するソニー・スミスが、エドワード・スノーデンやノーム・チョムスキー、ジェシー・ウェアやエンジェル・オルセンとともに、Brooklyn Veganブログで挙げた”Sonny Smith's Top 10 of 2014”で、このルイヴィルのバンド、ファミリードッグを発見!  
ソニー・スミス・ジャパンツアーの日程はコチラ。ちなみに同記事内には、新たにツアーに向けてフレッシュ&オンリーズのシェイド・サーディン(SF名所、最近ではジェシカ・プラットもお勤めしているAmoebaレコード店のベテラン店員でもある)が新たに参加とも。スゴイな。来るのかな?


PolyvinylRecords


Sonny & The Sunsets - Cheap Extensions
taken from Sonny & The Sunsets' upcoming album,"Talent Night at the Ashram," available for pre-order HERE.


Directed/Animated by Teppei Ando
Written for screen by Sonny Smith & Teppei Ando


Luke Saxton, York's own Harry Nilsson




Stream! the entire Luke Saxton album "Sunday Sadness"

"Musically Sunny Sadness has influences ranging from Harry Nilsson’s Nilsson Schmilsson to Serge Gainsbourg’s Vu De L’exterieur to Fleetwood Mac, Shuggie Otis & Graham Nash.  Sunny Sadness is a beautifully arranged song-cycle of melancholy, sunshine singer-songwriter pop."


"At only 19, Luke has recorded 24 albums and an estimated 400 songs in his bedroom, since he started writing songs at age 7, inspired by Simon & Garfunkel’s America and Nilsson’s Everybody’s Talkin’." …
Bad Painting Records

Luke Saxton, a young multi-instrumentalist from York, has released his first official album "Sunny Sadness," available NOW via Bad Paintings & The Inkwell. "Sunny Sadness," was written and recorded entirely by himself when aged only 17 at his family home.

order, HERE.

ヨークのレーベルのBad Paintingは先頃ビーチウッド・スパークスの前身、Furtherを発掘したところです。

11/28/2014

Mood Six - I Saw The Light



Mood Six - I Saw The Light (1987, Cherry Red Records)

11/25/2014

Blake Mills - Cry To Laugh (Lyric Video)



Blake Mills - Cry To Laugh (Lyric Video)


Both tracks are taken from Blake Mills' second full-length album “Heigh Ho” (Record Collection/Verve) released  September 16th, 2014. The album was recorded with Fiona Apple, Jon Brion, Jim Keltner, Benmont Tench, Don Was… .



11/24/2014

Horse Feathers "So It Is With Us"

Horse Feathers "So It Is With Us"
released 21st October 2014 via Kill Rock Stars





Horse Feathers from Portland, Oregon, comprise of Justin Ringle, the man behind all ten years of the band (Guitar, Vocals) and Nathan Crockett (Violin, Mandolin, Saw), Dustin Dybvig (Drums, Piano), Lauren Vidal (Cello), Angie Kuzma (Violin, Vocals).


"For this album, the band was influenced by the following: Pentangle, Talk Talk, Paul Simon, The Band, Van Morrison, John Wesley Harding era Bob Dylan, Desire era Bob Dylan, and Abner Jay (not what you would have guessed, right?)"


11/08/2014

Jessica Pratt - Back, Baby



'Back, Baby' is taken from Jessica Pratt's second full-length "On Your Own Love Again" which was recorded by Jessica herself at home, and it was mixed in collaboration with Will Canzoneri (Darker My Love, Cate Le Bon, Cass McCombs, Kevin Morby). Due out on January 26th (27th in North America) via Drag City. pre-order, HERE.




Jessica Pratt - Central Park
@Pickathon 2013 - On The Farm Session

11/04/2014

KIDSAREDEAD - SISTEREO Live



Kidsaredead - Sistereo
Live au Studio Acoustic 2014 / Hot Puma records

KIDSAREDEAD are :
Cristián Sotomayor : Batterie / Mabit Moreno : Basse
Vincent Mougel : PIano électrique, chant
Choeurs :
Dana Boulé / Catherine Hershey / Kate Stables (This Is The Kit) / Jesse D Vernon



"Growing up in an industrial zone of the East of France, Vincent started to record on a 4-track recorder in the family's basement, songs for an imaginary rock band about desert islands, supermarket ladies, impossible love, never getting over teenagehood and leaving his small town world."




released 22 November 2013 via Hot Puma Records



Kidsaredead - Maya Properties

This Is The Kit - When You And Me Got Arrested 

both tracks are taken from 
"Music On A Tape: Songs by Chris Weisman" [OSR18]

10/24/2014

Richard Dawson - Nothing Important



"Richard Dawson spent years incubating his singular art, becoming a quiet legend on the Newcastle experimental scene before exploding across the UK and Europe with the delicately observed personal lilt of his 2012 album The Magic Bridge. Invitations followed to perform at Kraak, Supersonic, and Latitude festivals as well as being lauded by Late Junction and the Wire, which saw him step musically and emotionally outside of Tyneside."

Richard Dawson's upcoming album "Nothing Important," is due out on November 3rd via Weird World Record Co., HERE.



10/20/2014

Ruth Garbus / Chris Weisman "like water slapping a hulk" (Robert Desnos)

"like water slapping a hulk" (Robert Desnos)





taken from Ruth Garbus 'Joule' 7" EP (OSR#27, releases November 2014)




taken from Chris Weismen "Monet In The 90's" 12" LP (OSR#24, releases 17 November 2014)
recorded 2009 in Brattleboro, VT / mastered by Kramer


both releases are available via OSR, HERE.



Music On A Tape: Songs by Chris Weisman (OSR18, releases 10 November 2014)
all songs are covers of songs by New Hampshire-born , Brattleboro Vermont songwriter , recordist & guitar teacher Chris Weisman
a compilation of 39 tracks covering Chris Wiseman's songs on CASSETTE! 

10/15/2014

The dB's - Write Back



The dB's - Write Back
(via BLURT magazine)

Here's a new animated video directed by Emily Hubley for The dB's 'Write Back' (written by Will Rigby), the song was taken from their latest album "Falling off the Sky" (2012, Bar/None Records). 

WATCH more ::  The dB's 'Big Brown Eyes,' it was also directed by Emily Hubley in the early 80's.

10/01/2014

Pieta Brown - Flowers Of Love




'Flowers of Love' is taken from the debut track off of Pieta Brown's latest album "Paradise Outlaw," out now via Red House Records.


"Paradise Outlaw was recorded in four days at Bon Iver mastermind Justin Vernon's April Base studio in Wisconsin with a supporting cast that includes Vernon, Amos Lee, Brown's troubadour father, Greg Brown and various members of an experimental group of players she calls the Sawdust Collective. Paradise Outlaw boasts some of Pieta's most emotionally resonant compositions, and some of her most expressive performances, to date." 
--Red House Records




9/25/2014

Matthew De Gennaro "Old Jack Somebody"



taken from the first track on the upcoming Matthew De Gennaro's cassette "Old Jack Somebody," released September 30th via Soft Abuse. It features Scott Tuma on the closing track 'Doxa Blues'.


"Over the past decade, Matthew De Gennaro has quietly amassed a brilliant discography from his home studio in rural Webster Township, Michigan. After a series of collaborative works with Alastair Galbraith, he's issued a handful of solo releases and worked in collaboration with the likes of Stefan Neville and Scott Tuma." -- Soft Abuse




taken from "Chuang Tzu Motherfucker" LP / MP3 (Soft Abuse, 2013)


Jason Bunch


Scott Tuma with Mike Weis, Matthew De Gennaro, James Becker 
at the Burlington Bar, Chicago 11/19/11

9/18/2014

Av Linton- Big Ocean



The Aislers Set are back!  Here's a new tune by Av Linton, featuring Kevin Barker (Currituck Co., Vetiver) on banjo.  And Aislers Set's first two albums (Terrible Things Happen and The Last Match) are re-issued from Slumberland Records and Suicide Squeeze Records, Pre-order, HERE and HERE.  Also singles/rarities compilation will be appeared from Slumberland in 2015!




9/10/2014

The Pandamonium - Waiting For the Summer



taken from "The Unreleased Album" (Radioactive, 2007, UK), via RECORD TURNOVER

Recording Date: 1966-1973
The Pandamonium: Bob Ponton (gtr, vocs, ukelele), Martin Curtis (gtr, vocs)), Mick Glass (bass gtr), Steve Chapman (drums), Ray Jens (bass gtr).

Cool Ghouls - The Mile



Stream the Cool Ghouls' latest track taken from the upcoming full-length album "" It was recorded live to tape by San Francisco’s Sonny Smith (Sonny and the Sunsets) and mixed and mastered by Mikey Young (Total Control, Eddy Current Suppression Ring).  Available this fall, November 11th on Vinyl and CD via Empty Cellar Records and cassette from Burger Records.  Pre-order, HERE.

RIYL: Sonny and the Sunsets, The Fresh and Onlys....

サンフランシスコの4人組クール・グールズのセカンド・アルバムは前作のプロデュースを引き受けたティム・コーエン(フレッシュ&オンリーズ)に代わり、ソニー&ザ・サンセッツのソニー・スミスがライヴ録音したそう。そういうひねもすのたりなシスコな音。好き。どーぞ。




9/03/2014

Golden Retriever - Flight Song



"Golden Retriever is the duo of Matt Carlson (modular synthesizer) and Jonathan Sielaff (bass clarinet, formerly of Au), two musicians who blur the line between sounds created electronically and acoustically. The pair formed Golden Retriever in 2008 and began to develop a language informed by the practices of free improvisation as well as the tradition of American experimental electronic composers like Alvin Curran & David Behrman. Golden Retriever creates music that is creatively challenging and structurally complex while remaining inviting and emotionally dynamic rather than adopting a confrontational stance toward the listener." --Thrill Jockey Records



Erik Voeks - Hester A.Fish



Stream 'Hester A.Fish' taken from Erik Voeks' Finulu EP (released 29 April 2013), available on his bandcamp, HERE.  Erik Voeks, growing up in Australia, is a singer-songwriter living and working in Kansas City via Australia.... (do you remember his singles from Bus Stop Records in the 90's), Finulu EP was produced by Patrick Hawley & Erik Voeks / mixed and mastered by Adam Schmitt.

なつかしいな。イリノイ・パワーポップの牙城バス・ストップ・レーベルから90年代前半にシングルを出していた豪州生まれのSSW、エリック・ヴォークス。一昨年のFree Range EPはスペインのシングル・オンリーのレーベル、スプリング・レコーズからも限定EPとしてリリースされてました。現在はカンザス・シティ在住との由。





taken from Free Range EP

8/27/2014

Alex Zoumbas "A Lamnet for Epirus 1926-1928"




”Years of research and obsession have resulted in this, the first collection of recordings by the legendary and masterful Greek folk violinist Alexis Zoumbas. Very few pre-war musicians have tapped deeper into the human soul than Zoumbas and this volume presents his most profoundly hypnotic and unearthly pieces, all recorded in New York City from 1926-1928. A deep set of notes is accompanied by previously unpublished photographs as well as original art-work by R. Crumb. Respectfully crafted by Christopher King and Susan Archie for Angry Mom Records.”

Alex Zoumbas "A Lamnet for Epirus 1926-1928"
A Long Gone Sound Production for Angry Mom Records. AMA-04.
Part of the "How The Other Half Hears" Sound Series.







"Song & Dance From Northern Greece, 1928-1958. Featuring sublime and unhinged music rarely heard outside of Northern Greece and Southern Albania, the performances presented in this collection span the range of plaintive, ancient dirges to hypnotic, droning dance pieces."

"Five Days Married & Other Laments Song and Dance from Northern Greece 1928-1958"
A Long Gone Sound Production for Angry Mom Records. AMA-03.
Part of the "How The Other Half Hears" Sound Series.



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8/26/2014

Stephen Steinbrink - Trust

davidmelodic


Stephen Steinbrink - Trust
Edited and directed by Adam Oelsner.
The song is taken from Stephen Steinbrink's latest album "Arranged Waves", available now from melodic records and iTunes.


"Arranged Waves"
Engineered and produced by Stephen Steinbrink in the Langridge House Studio in Olympia, WA. Basic tracking for "Now You See Everything" and "Sand Mandalas" by Eli Moore. 

Mastered by Ephriam Nagler.
Musical arrangements by Stephen Steinbrink and Andrew Dorsett.
All music and words written by Stephen Steinbrink.





 こんなにメロディックなSSWなのに、なぜかいつも倒錯気味な被りものが…どうも好きらしいスティーヴン・スタインブリンク。現在はオリンピア在住ですが、かつてはアリゾナ州フェニックスでフレンチ・クオーターというソロ・プロジェクトで評判に。その頃は「ボクはカートゥーン描きのポップ・ミュージック・メイカー」なんて語ってました。LAKEのアンドリュー・ドーセットもその頃からのコラボレーター。今度のアルバム『Arranged Waves』は、フェニックスで録音した一昨年のアルバム『I Drew a Picture』に続く作品で、オリンピアでアンドリュー・ドーセットと一緒に録音、LAKEのメンバーたちもバックアップした作品で、UKレーベル、Melodic Recordsからの初リリース、日本盤はP-Vineからリリースされています。

LAKEも来日間近! 詳しくはコチラで。

8/22/2014

William Tyler "Blue Ash Montgomery"



Stream William Tyler's "Blue Ash Montgomery" released from Lightning Records
available on digital and cassette (from a quarterly tape edition and fanzine "Lightning Quarterly 1").  Order, HERE and HERE.





And.... Lightning Quarterly 1: The first issue of Lightning Magazine, a 112 page limited edition, hand printed, with contributions from minimalist composer Rhys Chatham, Punk photographer, Guggenheim fellow and experimental filmmaker Bill Daniel, Dirtbiker Derek Gibson, infamous alleged gallery founder Aaron Rose, car sculptor Jesse Sugarmann, Los angeles based earth artist Katsuhisa Sakai and other surfers and freeriders amongst Lightning’s sub-cultural fun.  Subscriptions, HERE!






Cy Dune is the new project of Akron/Family's Seth Olinsky, following on the first EP "No Recognize" (Family Tree Records, 2013), Cy Dune release the newest LP "Shake" on August 26th via Lightning records which he co-founded with an artist Ali Beletic.
"SHAKE, inspired directly by artist Dan Graham’s video art piece Rock my Religion, was written, captured, and produced in its entirety over a 3 day weekend in the Mojave Desert on an art retreat in Joshua Tree, CA."




released 20 May 2014
"AZAG-TOTH" was recorded at home by James Jackson Toth (aka Wooden Wand) onto his trusty Tascam 8 Track digital recorder without band or producer. 




Dana Buoy (of Akron/Family) is a multi-talented instrumentalist and songwriter based out of Portland. "Preacher" is available on iTunes, LPs and CDs at his store and the shows.

Girma Yifrashewa "Love and Peace"



"Unseen Worlds presents new recordings of solo piano pieces by Ethiopian composer Girma Yifrashewa, the first release of Yifrashewa's music outside of Africa. Born in Addis Ababa in 1967, Girma Yifrashewa is a worthy new torchbearer of African pianism. His highly personalized approach to the piano likens him to Ethiopian composer Emahoy Tsege Mariam, while his use of Ethiopian pentatonic scale within the Western Art Music format places his compositions in conversation with more academically minded work. Traditionally Ethiopian in melody, cinematic in vision, and deep in beauty, his compositions occupy a lyrical middle ground between classical and jazz that is supremely listenable yet defies easy classification." -Unseen Worlds

Order, HERE.



8/19/2014

Yuuki Matthews "Funny Morning" EP



Flannelgraph Records will release Yuuki Matthews' 4-track 12" record "Funny Morning," a remix of the song by Richard Swift, as well as two instrumental pieces, "Generations" and "Chrysanthemum (Slow)".  Due out on September 30th.  A former member of Crystal Skulls, Seldom, currently a member of The Shins and Teardrops (with Richard Swift), Yuuki Matthews is a Seattle-based via Hollywood (Burbank), Californian musician. .... also he has been known as a contributor of David Bazan (Pedro the Lion) and Sufjan Stevens. 

SIDE A
1. Funny Morning (LP Version)  2. Generations
SIDE B
1. Funny Morning (Richard Swift Remix) 2. Chrysanthemum (Slow)


現在、ザ・シンズの新メンバーとして(リチャード・スウィフトとのプロジェクト、ティアドロップスも進行中)、そしてスフィアン・スティーヴンスやデイヴィッド・バザンのコントリビューターとしても知られるシアトルのマルチ・インストゥルメンタリスト、ユーキ・マシューズ(ex. Crystal Skulls, Seldom, Pedro the Lion)。下記の音源は2011年のデジタル・リリースした際の「Funny Morning」で、フランネルグラフ・レコーズから9/30にリリースされる12"には、同曲のスウィフト・リミックスを含む新ヴァージョンが収録されて〼。



from Digital Delivery Device, released 07 June 2011





from Asthmatic Kitty’s "Library Catalog Music" series
released 08 December 2009





original version appeared on Wake Owl's latest album "The Private World of Paradise" (produced by Richard Swift), this remix was done by Teardrops (Richard Swift and Yuuki Matthews).




from Bazan Monthly: Volume 1 / Number 2 /August 2014
Produced and Mixed by Yuuki Matthews
Guidance and Mastering by TW Walsh, Artwork by R. Swift
"Two new David Bazan songs will be released every month for the next five months."

Order, HERE (UNDERTOW).

8/16/2014

The Paul & John "Inner Sunset"



"Inner Sunset" (released 15 July 2014) album is the first collaboration between Paul Myers and John Moremen as The Paul & John.  It was recorded and mixed by co-producer Allen Clapp at Mystery Lawn in Sunnyvale, California. 
Available on their bandcamp, HERE.







"John Moremen is best known as the lead guitarist in The Orange Peels, and has released several solid solo albums, and recently has operated as the leader of Flotation Device. Moremen was a member of D.C. band The Neighbors and the late, great Jimmy Silva's Goat 5, and plays guitar with Half Japanese, and on drums with ex-Flamin' Groovies frontman Roy Loney and the improvisational rock trio High Vulture (with MX- 80's Bruce Anderson)."

"Paul Myers was the founder and songwriter for the Toronto-based 1990s power pop group The Gravelberrys, and composes electronic music as Flam! Additionally, he is a working journalist and the author of notable music biographies including A Wizard A True Star: Todd Rundgren In The Studio (Jawbone Press), and It Ain't Easy: Long John Baldry And The Birth Of The British Blues (Greystone Books)."








 ジョン・モアメンは、80年代半ばに仏レーベルCloserからアルバムを出していたワシントンDCのバンド、The Neighborsのメンバーだった人物で、現在はサンフランシスコに在住。ネイヴァース以降は上記の通り、ギタリスト / ドラマーとして、シアトルの故・ジミー・シルヴァ(というと、ヤング・フェレッシュ・フェロウズのこと思い出しますが…)やハーフ・ジャパニーズ(つまりジャドさんの旧友)、そしてロイ・ロニー(!)と演り、今はオレンジ・ピールズのリード・ギタリストとして活躍。また自身のバンド、レイビーツっぽいインスト・バンド、Flotation Device(キング・ミサイルのChris Xefosが参加)でも、アレン・クラップのミステリー・ローン・ミュージックから3年前にアルバムを出しています。
 カナダ出身のポール・マイヤーズ(The Gravelberrys)はシンガー・ソングライター/パフォーマー/ブロードキャスター/ライター、顔がそっくりだからすぐ分かりますがマイク・マイヤーズのお兄さん。著作には『It Ain't Easy: Long John Baldry and the Birth of the British Blues, was』や『A Wizard A True Star: Todd Rundgren In The Studio』などが。

8/15/2014

Grey Lands "Songs By Other People"



Cuff the Duke's frontman Wayne Petti has released his first album "Songs By Other People" under the name Grey Lands, available NOW via Paper Bag Records.  A covers album "Songs By Other People" features songs by Bob Dylan and Buffy Ste-Marie, Sloan, M Ward.... and guest artists, Hayden, Blue Rodeo’s Greg Keelor, Sarah Harmer and more.


TRACKLISTING: 
Outta My Head (feat. Hayden)
My Back Pages (feat. Greg Keelor)
Dream Tree (feat. Tamara Lindeman) Buffy Ste-Marie
U.F.O. (feat. Nils Edenloff)
Coax Me (feat. Mike O'Neill)  sloan
Sand (feat. Sarah Harmer)
The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine Anymore (feat. Julie Fader & Randy Bachman)
Girl From The North Country (feat. Joel Plaskett)


Purchase, HERE.




taken from "Songs By Other People," featuring Hayden. The song originally appeared on the album "Transfiguration of Vincent" (2003, MERGE) by M. Ward.




taken from "Songs By Other People," featuring Nils Edenloff of The Rural Alberta Advantage. The song originally appeared on the album "U.F.O." (1969 / 2010, Light In The Attic) by Jim Sullivan.

8/13/2014

75 Dollar Bill "olives in the ears"



"Rick Brown (V-Effect , Run On and more) was born in San Francisco, CA and is a clerical worker at a law school in NYC. Che Chen (True Primes) was born in New Haven, CT and works for a cancer diagnostics company in Stonybrook, NY. They met via myspace and started playing together as 75 Dollar Bill approximately eight years later. Brown plays percussion and homemade horns and Chen plays electric guitar."

ヨ・ラ・テンゴ、トータスにも縁あるNY DOWN TOWN / エクスペリメンタル・ミュージックのベテラン、リック・ブラウン(Fish & Roses, Les Batteries, Peach Cobbler, Run On, Timber, V-Effect)が、myspaceを通じて出会ったNYのマルチ・インストゥルメンタリスト、2年前には来日してAsunaと共演もしているチェ・チェン(one half of True Primes)とのプロジェクト。アラビックなキャプテン・ビーフハートと聴こえてくるようなオモシロさも。




released 17 June 2014
Rick Brown: percussion and cardboard tubes on "C.T.F.M.T."
Che Chen: electric guitar and cardboard tubes on "C.T.F.M.T."
guest musicians:
Sue Garner: vocal and maraca on "Yes We Can Can"
Andrew Lafkas: contrabass on "WZN#3"
Karen Waltuch: viola on "WZN#3"
"WZN#3" recorded live at Troost cafe, Greenpoint, Brooklyn, NY. 2/8/14
"Yes We Can Can" recorded live at Troost cafe, Greenpoint, Brooklyn, NY. 11/9/13

8/11/2014

The Junipers from Leicester



The Junipers are a Folk, Pop, Psychedelic band hailing from Leicester. Currently the band comprises of Robyn Gibson, Joe Wiltshire, Pete Gough, Ash Seldon, Ben Marshall.

ヴェティヴァーではなくジュニパー、イングランドのレスターから...。



taken from The Junipers second album "Paint The Ground" (2012), Sold Out. Now available from HERE and HERE.



taken from The Junipers second album "Paint The Ground" (2012), Sold Out. Now available from HERE and HERE.



The Junipers' "Euphonious Trolley EP Volume 1." Released late 2013.


 ザ・ジュニパーズは14年前にレスター(イングランド)で結成されたフォーキィなサイケデリック・ポップ・バンドで、現在は、ロビン・ギブソン (vocals、特技:ジャム作り)、ジョー・ウィルトシャー (Guitar, Organ)、Bite it Deepという60s〜70sポップなレココレ・ブログも続けているピート・ゴフ (Guitar)、アッシュ・セルデン (Bass)、ベン・マーシャル (Drums) の5人編成。2007年にマルコ・トーマス(フェルト)のレーベルSan Remo Recordsと契約し、翌年にはセルフ・プロデュース、ギャヴィン・モナガンと一緒に録ったトラックも含まれるデビュー・アルバム『Cut Your Key』をリリースしてBBCなどで好評を得て、2012年にはセカンド・アルバム『Paint the Ground』を自分たちでリリース。今年の春このセカンドはSugarbush RecordsがLP限定300枚で再発(完売)。そして去年は別名ユーフォニアス・トロリーとして、ジュニパーズよりもっとサンシャイン・ポップなEPも出しています。新たなレコーディングもそろそろ、との由。

RIYL: Vetiver, NRBQ, Beachwood Sparks, Curt Boettcher.... and more




The Junipers - Say Goodbye
at The Musician in Leicester. Saturday 7th June 2014.

8/10/2014

Małe Instrumenty



Małe Instrumenty "Samoróbka"





Małe Instrumenty (Small Instruments) are a band exploring new sounds using a wide array of small instruments. The instruments used in their sonic experiments feature an ever expanding array of professional instruments, sound toys made for children or naive in nature, strange musical inventions as well as a whole array of small items that aren't really instruments but do make a sound. The music created in this way reveals unique colours of sound sometimes beautiful and fine, sometimes surprising and insightful, sometimes exposing the incomplete nature of the sound created and allowing ears to feast on this restriction. All this means that the band is constantly faced with the need to look for new creative solutions.

The group was started by Pawel Romanczuk in 2006, other members: Tomasz Orszulak, Jędrzej Kuziela and Maciej Bączyk, Piotr Łyszkiewicz. In July 2007 the band made its debut at Era New Horizons Film Festival in Wroclaw/Poland and has since worked on many music projects under the name of Male Instrumenty. The group has collaborated with many prominent art organizations and artists in Poland and Europe.

Here you can buy their releases:
serpent.pl (Poland) / Novel Cell Poem, INC (日本)

Cashew and Cleary



"Patrick Cleary (Silver Phial, The Digs) + Eric “Cashew” Harding (The Prix, Eagle Winged Palace) = EP of Baroque Rock & Roll with a dash of Americana Surrealism"








Both tracks are taken from Los Angeles-based duo, Cleary and Cashew's "Husbands Vol. I," the first entry in a set of forthcoming EPs.  It was recorded with Rob Campanella of The Quarter After (Beachwood Sparks, Brian Jonestown Massacre), and the additional musicians are Scott Bassman, Cheryl Lynn Caddick, Curt Harding, James Arellano, Darryll Brown, Rob Campenella. "Husbands Vol. I" is available digitally via iTunes and is also available on cassette via Wiener/Burger Records.

8/09/2014

let's go out tonight



The both tracks are taken from the 2014's deluxe edition of Blue Nile "Peace At Last," the band’s third album digitally remastered by Paul Buchanan and Robert Bell alongside the album’s original engineer Calum Malcolm.


グザヴィエ・ドランの映画「わたしはロランス」(Xavier Dolan "Laurence Anyways")のラストに流れたCraig Armstrong feat Paul Buchananのとても美しいヴァージョンが…

8/02/2014

Rachael Dadd - Bounce the Ball




Sweet Dreams Press (Tokyo) has announced of their latest release, "We Resonate" by Rachael Dadd. Out on September 15th. Listen and enjoy this awesome preview track from the album.

and the French imprint Talitres release "We Resonate" on September 29th.



"'We Resonate' sees Rachael joined by Laura Marling’s sideman Marcus Hamblet, experimental Japanese multi-instrumentalist ICHI, Alessi Laurent-Marke of Alessi’s Ark, Rozi Plain, Emma Gatrill of Sons of Noel and Adrian, and Thomas Heather of Woodpecker Wooliams."

TEASI "Unreleased Live Tracks"



Previously the TEASI had released their 3rd album "Sando" via Japanese imprint Sweet Dreams Press. And now here's a brand new 4th album entitled "Unreleased Live Tracks" including live tracks with Tara Jane O'Neil in Kyoto, 2010 and tracks with Masaru Watanabe&Yukiko Matsukura(OMATSUTOMASARUSHI) in Nagoya, 2010.  
Free Download, NOW!

Currently TEASI comprises of IPPEI MATSUI (vo & g), KATSUO KAMEYAMA (ds), AKIKO YAMAGUCHI (p), Eiji Mitomi (b) and AKIHIKO KAMEDA (syn).

TEASIの2010年の貴重なライヴ音源のFリーダウンロード、シェアが始まりましたヨ!

”TEASIは2010年『sando』という3rdアルバムをリリースしました。リリース後、数回のライブを行いました。この音源は京都でTara Jane O'Neilと行ったライブと、名古屋で渡辺勝さん・松倉如子さん(おまつとまさる氏)と行ったライブで構成された4枚目のアルバムです。”

ダウンロードのリンクや詳細はコチラで。

7/30/2014

Alexander Stewart "What I Want" (2013)



Alexander Stewart "What I Want" (2013)

Edit: Alexander Stewart
Sound: Sam Prekop
Voice: Andrew Mason
Presented by Chicago Film Archives and Pentimenti Films
Footage courtesy of Chicago Film Archives


Made for the 2nd annual CFA Media Mixer, June 6, 2013

サウンドは、11月にThe Sea and Cakeで再来日するサム・プレコップですヨ。

7/29/2014

Luke Sweeney - Doin' it to You



taken from the single #2 from Luke Sweeney (of Wet Dreams Dry Magic and VOWS fame), off forthcoming LP "Adventure:Us"
(due out on Vinyl/CD/Digital OCTOBER 14 2014 on Aerobic International).


cut on two-inch tape in Brooklyn. guitars & vocals by Luke Sweeney; all other instrumentation by Robin MacMillan and Jake Silver (Shalants, Persephone's Bees); additional vocals by Kristen Andreasson; mastered by Paul Gold at Salt Mastering.

Currently Luke Sweeney's band features
Brett Eastman (x-Girls), Zachary Ryan (x-Stone Foxes) & Ms. Rohini Moradi (x-Plum, Tazed)






7/28/2014

Gap Dream - Strong Love



taken from the upcoming split 7" tour single, Gap Dream (Gabriel Fulvimar) / Part Time, out on August 26th via Burger Records.

これもまた、涼しい(2)

ニュージャージー第三の新人(?)Free TimeはUnderwater Peoplesからも8月半ばにシングル出ます。「Guess Work」は、リアル・エステートのマーティンが録音。



taken from the B-Side to the Esoteric Tizz 7″ by Free Time via Underwater Peoples in mid-August.


遅まきながら、祝・さらにはリチャード・デイヴィス(ザ・モールス、カーディナルズ、コスモス)が21年振りでザ・モールス名義で録音。フル・アルバムはFire Recordsから年内リリース予定、フリー・タイムやリアル・エステートやスコット&シャーリーンズ・ウェディングなど米・豪ミュージシャンが録音をサポートしたとの由。先行シングルの「Beauty Queen Of Watts」はウッズのジャーヴィスがブルックリンで録音。



taken from the first single from RICHARD DAVIES (The Moles, Cardinal, Cosmos) under the name of The Moles in 21 years. The album, recorded with Woods' Jarvis Taveniere and featuring Free Time, former members of Real Estate, Scott & Charlene’s Wedding, will be released later this year via Fire Records.

Su Wai "Gita Pon Yeik"


released 19 July 2014, Buy Now >> HERE
Little Axe Records, Portland, Oregon
Founded in 2011 when the original Mississippi Records split into two separate labels.

涼しげ...デス。



7/27/2014

The Clientele - Summer Trail



A summer greeting picture disc from Hangover Lounge.
The Clientele 'Summer Trail' / Birdie 'Spiral Staircase'
Released 21 July 2014





and also..



Lewis Baloue "Romantic Times"


”The album further fleshes out the Lewis myth – we see him pictured in that white suit with his famous white Mercedes and a private jet too; we hear him focussing more intently on matters of the heart, and appearing to unravel in the process. “I felt like I was witnessing a full-blown exorcism of a phantom clad in the finest linen,” writes filmmaker and historian Jack D. Fleischer in his brand new liner notes. “This record went further [than L’Amour ]. It was a personal plea, of sorts. Something had gone wrong. Nerves were clearly exposed.” --Light In The Attic Records




Lewis - Bringing You A Rose

Pre-order, HERE.
Digital – Out Now, CD – August 26th, LP – November 18th



謎のクルーナー、はたまたカナダ版ジャンデックとも呼ばれる男、ルイス・バルー。
先週末、突如eBayに現れ、Light in the Attic Recordsにせり落とされた幻のセカンド・アルバム『Romantic Times』(1985)が速攻で再発されることに! もちろん、先にファースト『L'Amour』(1983)も再発している同レーベルから。デヴィッド・リンチ〜アンジェロ バダラメンティからアーサー・ラッセルまで引き合いに出され、オブセッションてんこ盛りの発掘。







Lewis - I Thought The World Of You
from "L'Amour" (Light In The Attic Records LITA 117)

7/20/2014

Winter Family - Gaza (Live)



Winter Family - Gaza (Live)
Ruth Rosenthal & Xavier Klaine


7/16/2014

Olden Yolk - Snow Orchid



Olden Yolk - Snow Orchid

Listen! a latest track from Olden York, the solo project of Shane Butler from Quilt.




Olden York bandcamp, HERE.




Quilt "Secondary Swan" / Out Of Town Films
Quilt & The Black Magic Family "Secondary Swan" - 01/16/2013 - Philadelphia, PA

7/13/2014

Generationals - Gold Silver Diamond

Generationals (Ted Joyner and Grant Widmer)


"Exciting times are upon us -- our new record Alix is coming out on September 16 on Polyvinyl Records! We went up to Oregon to record this one with the maniacal genius Richard Swift and we couldn't be happier with how it turned out."

Here's a latest track from Generationals' upcoming new full-length album "Alix" (produced by Richard Swift (The Shins, Foxygen, Tennis), out on September 16th via Polyvinyl records. The song 'Gold Silver Diamond' reminds me of the same sweet tenderness as Cults.
Pre-order, HERE.


7/12/2014

Keath Mead "Sunday Dinner"



Stream some tracks taken from the upcoming Keath Mead's debut full-length "Sunday Dinner" which was recorded in Berkeley, CA in December 2013.  All songs written by Keath Mead. All songs recorded/produced by Chaz Bundick (aka Toro y Moi).

RIYL: Dent May, Devon Williams, 10cc, Matthew Sweet...









7/11/2014

R.I.P. Every beloved cats on the Earth...


Steve Gunn "Way Out Weather"



A New York-based guitarist and songwriter, also known as an "auxiliary Violator" for Kurt Vile, Steve Gunn will release his new full-band album "Way Out Weather" on October 7th via Paradise of Bachelors. The WOW studio band features longtime musical brothers Jason Meagher, Justin Tripp, and John Truscinski, in addition to newcomers Nathan Bowles (Black Twig Pickers, Pelt); James Elkington (Freakwater, Jeff Tweedy); Mary Lattimore (Thurston Moore, Kurt Vile); and Jimy SeiTang (Psychic Ills, Rhyton.)





Taken from Way Out Weather. Available October 7, 2014 via Paradise of Bachelors. Pre-order, HERE.




Taken from FRKWYS Vol. 11: Cantos de Lisboa. Available June 24, 2014.
Order, HERE and HERE.

6/24/2014

FRANKIE COSMOS at the Wilderness Bureau



FRANKIE COSMOS at the Wilderness Bureau


FRANKIE COSMOS are:
Greta Kline/Frankie Cosmos on guitar & vocals
Aaron Maine/Ronnie Mystery on rockin drums & some vocals
David Maine/David Mystery on slapping the bass & bangin da keys
Gabrielle Smith/Gabby Teardrop on harmonies and something