Relatives - New Haven

A new song by Relatives featuring The Westerlies (plus Andrew Mulherkar)
Filmed by Sasha Arutyunova and recorded by Jacob Blumberg
Words and Music by Katie Vogel and Ian McLellan Davis
Horn arrangement by Ian McLellan Davis

Katie Vogel - vocals
Ian McLellan Davis - piano and vocals
Zubin Hensler - trumpet
Riley Mulherkar - trumpet
Andrew Mulherkar - tenor saxophone
Andy Clausen - trombone
Willem De Koch - trombone

from Relatives

Relatives - New Haven

Relatives Music Soundcloud, HERE.

The Westerlies are a New York based brass quartet comprised of four friends from Seattle, Washington. Avid explorers of cross-genre territory, The Westerlies are a collectively run ensemble dedicated to the cultivation of a new brass quartet repertoire that exists in the ever-narrowing gap between American folk music, jazz, classical, and indie rock. The Westerlies have also collaborated with Wayne Horvitz, Dave Douglas, Bill Frisell, and Juilliard Dance. Members of the Westerlies currently study at The Juilliard School and Manhattan School of Music.

Their debut album "Wish The Children Would Come on Home: The Music of Wayne Horvitz," will be released in March 2014 on Vancouver, BC label Songlines Records.



Directed and edited by Mitch Fillion

Daniel Tavis Romano (co-founder of the indie Canadian label You've Changed Records) is a Juno-nominated country musician, producer, graphic designer based out of Welland, Ontario, and also known for collaborations with Julie Doiron and Frederick Squire (Daniel, Fred & Julie), City and Colour, The Weather Station.


William Tyler - Whole New Dude

"On April 29, William Tyler, a Nashville guitarist (Lambchop, Silver Jews) and composer, will release Lost Colony, the follow-up EP to his critically acclaimed 2013 release Impossible Truth. The limited-edition 12-inch features the new song “Whole New Dude,” a full-band reworking of “We Can’t Go Home Again” from Impossible Truth, and “Karussell,” a cover of a Michael Rother (Neu!) song."

"The 12-inch was recorded and mixed by Joe Pisapia at Middletree Studios in Nashville in late 2013. The full band for this recording is William Tyler on guitar and keyboard; Reece Lazarus (bass guitar); Jamin Orrall (drums, percussion); and Luke Schneider (pedal steel guitar). In addition, the album’s front and back cover photography is the work of Tyler’s younger sister Elise." --MERGE

「Whole New Dude」というタイトルは、ツアー中にM. C. テイラー(Hiss Golden Messenger)とジュリアン・ジェインズの『The Origin of Consciousness in the Breakdown of the Bicameral Mind:神々の沈黙-意識の誕生と文明の興亡』(1976著作、デヴィッド・ボウイが挙げるお気に入り100册のブックリストにも...)について話していた時、にふと口をついて出てきたのだとか …。

Pre-order, HERE.
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Hailu Mergia - Shemonmuanaye

Hailu Mergia - Shemonmuanaye

"The sound of Ethiopian jazz and folk is the sound of Hailu Mergia. Mergia offers a direct passage to traditional Ethiopian music with his accordion on this track from his legendary 1985 album "Hailu Mergia and His Classical Instruments" (reissued in 2013 by Awesome Tapes From Africa). In this session he is supported by the two Australian improjazz musicians Tony Buck (The Necks) and Mike Majkowski." -- Unseen Recordings


Computer Chess (OST)

"Computer Chess" original motion picture soundtrack has been available digitally from Yoga Records. The album includes Collie Ryan's four songs, she also appears on the film. LP is currently sold out.

Computer Chess Official Trailer 1 (2013)
Directed by Andrew Bujalski (Funny Ha Ha, Mutual Appreciation..)


Will Stratton - Gray Lodge Wisdom (feat. The Weather Station)

A brand new song 'Gray Lodge Wisdom (feat. The Weather Station),' taken from the forthcoming full-length "Gray Lodge Wisdom" by Will Stratton, a Brooklyn, NY based songwriter, guitarist, and arranger. Out on April 28th via Talitres.

Woo - When The Past Arrives - 1001 Decisions

"Woo are brother's Mark and Clive Ives, who have been recording music for the past thirty five years. A bedroom band, multi tracking guitars, clarinets with syths and percussion. They created hundreds of tracks, of various styles."

'1001 Decisions' is taken from Woo's latest release "When the Past Arrives" (released on March 18th) via Drag City / Yoga Records, order, HERE.  Woo >> Bandcamp.

Woo "1001 Decisions" (Official Video)


Tom Brosseau "Grass Punks"

Photo by Victoria VanBruinisse

Tom Brosseau is a folksinger and songwriter from North Dakota, currently resides in Los Angeles, California. “Grass Punks” is his first solo release in 5 years and his 7th studio album to date, available from Crossbill Records USA / Tin Angel Records UK.

Recorded 2011-2012, it is comprised of 9 tracks and was produced by Sean Watkins (Nickel Creek/ Fiction Family/ Watkins Family Hour).


Grandma Sparrow & his Piddletractor Orchestra

photo by Samuel Dixon

"Oh hello, hello to reach and one of all my children!
My title is Gr-r-r-andma for all these who's wonder in slumber and still grin!
Follow me to the plunderfull town of Piddletractor, where we will search for my naughty little nephew, Alewishus, the clown prince of Piddletractor! "

"Grandma Sparrow & his Piddletractor Orchestra is a psychedelic children’s song-cycle for adults that reveals Joe Westerlund’s fascination with collage, improvisation, humor, and the convergence of atonal and popular melodies. It’s the kind of project that is rarely dreamed up these days, rarer still to be executed with such skill, bravado and glee (complete with an amateur youth choir). An over-the-top, richly realized musical vision from an over-the-top musical visionary, Westerlund (Megafaun, Gayngs, Califone) takes the listener on a wild ride of audio collage, drifts of radio static, and orchestrated grooves–the Beach Boys and Charles Ives wandering through Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood. It’s another bold production from Spacebomb Records, ever dedicated to the redefinition of what a record can be in the 21st century."

"Grandma Sparrow & his Piddletractor Orchestra," recorded at the new Spacebomb Studios formerly known as the Songwire Studios in Richmond, VA.  Out on May 20th via Spacebomb Records, Pre-order, HERE.

RIYL: Neil Innes, Vivian Stanshall… The Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band!!

"大人たちのための、サイケデリックなチルドレンズ・ソングサイクル" だそうデス。グランマ・スパロウことジョー・ウェスターランドのソロ・プロジェクトのデビュー・アルバムがマシュウ・E. ホワイトのレーベル、スペースボムから近々登場します! ジョー・ウェスターランドは、先だってミニマリスト・コンポーザーのArnold Dreyblattとのコラボレイション・アルバムを出したメガフォーンのカナメの人、またベニントン・カレッジでアンソニー・コールマンやミルフォード・グレイヴスを学び音楽学位を取得したというコンポーザーでもあり、そしてジャスティン・バーノンやマシュウ・E. ホワイトたちと共演したアラン・ローマックス再解釈企画 "Sounds of the South" のコ・プロデューサーでもありましたが、そんな繋がりからか、マシュウ・E. ホワイトからのアプローチがあり、彼のレーベルからのソロ・アルバムが実現したとの由。モンティ・パイソンのユーモア=ボンゾ・ドッグのオモシロサを彷彿とさせるようなところもありますよ。

Grandma Sparrow & his Piddletractor Orchestra Album Teaser


Sam Moss "No Kingdom"

Sam Moss is a Brattleboro, Vermont based songwriter and string player. In fall 2013 he released his eighth solo album, No Kingdom. Moss has also released two albums with the old-time duo, The Howling Kettles, and compiled Imaginational Anthem Volume Five for Tompkins Square Records. In fall 2012 he was in residence at The MacDowell Colony in Peterborough, NH. His work has won high praise from NPR, Dusted, Pop Matters, and Blurt Magazine, among others.

All tracks recorded at home in Brattleboro, VT, except 7 and 8, which were recorded at The MacDowell Colony in Peterborough, NH.
Mixed and mastered at Nada Sound Studio by Eric Carbonara.
All songs © 2013 Sam Moss.
released 15 October 2013

Real Estate - The Making of Atlas

Real Estate - The Making of Atlas
"Atlas," the third full-length release from Real Estate, was recorded over the summer and fall of 2013 with producer Tom Schick (Rufus Wainwright, Mavis Staples, Low), out on March 4th via Domino.

WATCH more :: NPR First Listen Live: Real Estate, 'Atlas', HERE!

Amen Dunes - Lonely Richard

Stream the new track which is taken from the forthcoming full-length "Love" by Brooklyn, NY-based Amen Dunes aka (a Philadelphia native) Damon McMahon. The third album was recorded in Montreal with members of Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Colin Stetson, and Elias Ronnenfelt (Iceage). Due out on May 13th via Sacred Bones.

Pre-order, HERE.

Anthony LaMarca covers 'Rumble'

taken from the "Rumble" EP by Anthony LaMarca, released 09 July 2013.

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.