Relatives - Love Me

'Love Me' is the single off of Relatives' forthcoming "Former Friends" EP, due out on May 2nd, 2014. 
Relatives bandcamp, HERE.

The Relatives was created in New York City in 2007 by Ian McLellan Davis (a singer, arranger / composer and multi-instrumenalist, and also known for his another band with Adam Schatz, Landlady), Katie Vogel and Gabriel Gall. Now the group comprises of Ian and Katie with Ross Edwards,  Ian Chang (Son Lux, Landlady), Spencer Zahn (Brazos, Empress Of), Booker Stardrum (Landlady, Cloud Becomes Your Hand), Connell Thompson, Zubin Hensler (The Westerlies), Andy Clausen (The Westerlies), Andrew Mulherkar.

ダニエル・ロッセン(Grizzly Bear)のソロEP「Silent Hour/Golden Mile」のブラス・アレンジメントもイアン・デイヴィスでした。 

The New Mendicants Japan Tour 2014

Sweet Dreams Press presents
The New Mendicants Japan Tour 2014
Norman Blake (of Teenage Fanclub) + Joe Pernice (of Pernice Brothers)

6月4日(水)名古屋 TOKUZO
w/ 小池喬
6月5日(木)京都 UrBANGUILD
w/ 西森千明
6月6日(金)大阪 CONPASS
w/ フジワラサトシ
6月7日(土)東京・渋谷 7th FLOOR
w/ わすれろ草
6月8日(日)東京・渋谷 TSUTAYA O-nest
w/ 惑星のかぞえかた


The New Mendicants 
"INTO THE LIME" (P-Vine PCD-93788)

The New Mendicants " Follow You Down " Live
the song was taken from The New Mendicants first EP " Australia, 2013 "
Shoot In Madrid Nov 2013


Bart Davenport "Physical World"

Artwork by Freddy Cristy

taken from the latest full-length album "Physical World" by California-based pop maestro Bart Davenport, available via Lovemonk (digital/vinyl) and Burger Records (cassette). The album was produced by Luke Top (Fool's Gold).

Bart Davenport - Dust in the Circuits


Mike Cooper Reissues

Paradise of Bachelors, a Record Label located in the North Carolina, has announced the first artist-sanctioned reissues—and first-ever vinyl reissues—of iconoclastic English-born, Rome-based folk and experimental music legend Mike Cooper’s classic trio of early 1970s avant-folk/rock records: "Trout Steel" (1970), and "Places I Know" (1971) with "The Machine Gun Co. with Mike Cooper" (1972), named for the 1968 Peter Brötzmann album, on double album
Pre-order and more information HERE.

"The molting began in 1970 with Trout Steel, on which Cooper took a decisive step away from the folk and blues scenes in which he was well-known—he had toured with Michael Chapman and traveled in the same circles as Bert Jansch, Wizz Jones, and Davey Graham, among others—toward the New Thing jazz of Pharaoh Sanders, Sonny Sharrock, and Derek Bailey, without sacrificing any of his lyrical songwriting or forsaking his established roots in the soil of the American Southern vernacular. Producer Peter Eden (Donovan, Bill Fay, Clive Palmer) assembled a crack team of English and South African jazz and folk musicians (including Mike Osborne, Harry Miller, Geoff Hawkins, Stefan Grossman, and Heron) to record these remarkable sessions, and the results are absolutely sui generis, a compelling mix of tradition, group improvisations, and unfettered studio explorations that presaged Cooper’s adventurous work for decades to come." -- via Paradise of Bachelors

William Tyler: April 16, 2014 Union Pool

William Tyler: April 16, 2014 Union Pool via NYCTAPER

Exclusive download hosted at nyctaper.com
Recorded and produced by acidjack

01 Highway Anxiety
02 [banter1]
03 We Can’t Go Home Again
04 [banter2]
05 Oahspe
06 [banter3]
07 Cadillac Desert
08 A Portrait of Sarah
09 [banter4]
10 Missionary Ridge


Kelley Stoltz - The Anarchist In Me

‘The Anarchist In Me’ (co-wrote with Tim Cohen of Fresh & Onlys/Magic Trick) is the b-side to Kelley Stoltz ‘Cross Your Mind’ 7″, on Stroll On Records. Sold Out Now.



from movies for ears


from "Tumult In Clouds" 2LP, reissued on Parental Guidance in January, 2014 available, HERE.
music: Ela Orleans / lyrics: based on a poem by W.B. Yeats "An Irish Airman Foresees His Death" / video: movies for ears
originally pressed on Clan Destine Records in 2012.


Après-Midi radio show

Après-Midi is a new radio show on KXRY 91.1 Portland hosted by Spencer D (Cloaks) & Molly Curtin (PATTERN & SHAPE / Poemsounds). The show airs 1st & 3rd Saturdays, 4-6pm (PST). Stream at xray.fm.

Deerhoof with Marc Ribot - Who Sleeps, Only Dreams

Deerhoof / Marc Ribot’s Ceramic Dog
Limited edition split 7” (1,000 copies)
Available ONLY at Record Store Day on April 19th

"A split 7″ deserves a split write-up. So, Northern Spy asked Deerhoof’s Greg Saunier and Ceramic Dog’s Marc Ribot to write something about this record. Turns out there’s some mutual respect here. I guess it’d be weird if there wasn’t."


John Solt talks about Kitasono Katue

John Solt on Kitasono Katue (北園克衛: 1902-1978)

Professor and poet John Solt talks about Kitasono Katue's life and work in conjunction with the exhibition Kitasono Katue: Surrealist Poet (December, 2013) at LACMA.

"not just phones" documentary

from Florian Klaeger

official trailer "not just phones" (wt)
Support their project in progress, HERE.

neopan kollektiv, a film team comprising of Tobias Adam, Florian Kläger and Markus Milcke, 3 young filmmakers from Stuttgart, Germany, is working on their new documentary film project "not just phones" about Christopher Kirkley and his work as Sahel Sounds

"Sahelsounds is a project begun in 2009 exploring the cultural and musical phenomena of the Sahel region of West Africa. Through field recording, interviews, video, youtube archeology, cellphone data collection, sahelsounds uses archiving to transmit a story."

Pop Zeus "Tell Me So" EP

Mikey Hodges a.k.a. Pop Zeus, recently relocated to Portland from New York to live the Gnar life for real. He is also known some time as the drummer of The Memories and as bassist for the unstoppable Gnar bad boy brown band BOOM! (alongside Izak of The Memories and Chris of Guantanamo Baywatch). "Tell Me So" EP is his latest release on limited edition cassette via Gnar Tapes, available NOW.


Mikel Rouse - I Dry Gin

taken from the latest single "Mayan Yours" by Mikel Rouse
releases 08 April 2014
All singing and instruments, programming and such: Mikel Rouse, except for the Rudy's Chorus on 'I Dry Gin' : Katie O'Donnell, Diana Zeiger, Evan Search, and Nathan Overby.

Brian Woodbury Music

"Brian Woodbury is a Los Angeles composer, lyricist and bandleader. He writes stage musicals, post-modern concert music, quirky pop, country songs, and music for children’s TV."

Brian Woodbury Music on Souncloud

taken from the overture from the musical "The Hammerdancer" (1983) (book, music & lyrics Brian Woodbury).

c. Brian Woodbury and His Popular Music Group
"Brian Woodbury And His Popular Music Group"
Fang Records, 1992


NEW TIME (feat. Dale Crover, Joe Plummer, Coady Willis)

"I heard Max Roach’s M’Boom 14 years ago and I’ve wanted to make my own version with drummers I love ever since. Dale, Coady and I carved out our own compositions built from a combination of drum kits and dozens of percussion instruments. I couldn’t be prouder of the end result. Thank you for the inspiration Mr. Max Roach. It’s Hew Time!" – Joe Plummer

Hew Time is a new all-drumming project from Dale Crover, Joe Plummer, and Coady Willis (dudes from Melvins, Modest Mouse, Big Business, The Black Heart Procession, The Shins, Murder City Devils, Nirvana).  Their self-titled album is now available on vinyl & digital via Joyful Noise Recordings.  Order, HERE.


Parquet Courts - Sunbathing Animal

Parquet Courts

Parquet Courts - Sunbathing Animal
Taken from Parquet Courts "Sunbathing Animal" out June 3 on What's Your Rupture?/Mom+Pop (US), June 2 on Rough Trade (UK/EU).  Pre-order, HERE.

 Parquet Courts - The Acheron 2014 (Full Show)


The Many Moods of Ben Vaughn Radio

DOUG SAHM - A Many Moods Tribute

"The Many Moods of Ben Vaughn" hosted by Ben Vaughn himself, is available as a podcast on iTunes: HERE!