Microscopic Time-Lapse of Growing Snowflake

from Иванов Вячеслав

Microscopic Time-Lapse of Growing Snowflake
Vyacheslav Ivanov

Danny Kroha "Angels Watching Over Me"

"His guitar work with Rocket 455 is the most quintessentially "Detroit" rock and roll this side of the MC5. The record was recorded in a 100-year-old, vacant house in Detroit, and features songs popularized by the likes of Son House, I.D. Stamper, Blind Lemon Jefferson, and Brother Will Hairston."

The founding member of the ’90s garage gods, THE GORIES, Dan Kroha has released his first solo album "Angels Watching Over Me," available NOW via Third Man Records.

From The Gories "The Shaw Tapes: Live in Detroit 5/27/88" (2013, Third Man Records)

(via "Some great covers by Ty Segall" via Walking With The Beast)


Doug Paisley feat. Bonnie "Prince" Billy - Until I Find You

Doug Paisley feat. Bonnie "Prince" Billy - Until I Find You
the song is taken from 7" single 'Until I Find You (feat Bonnie "Prince" Billy)' b/w 'Everything Is Made' via No Quarter Records.  
Doug Paisley - vocals/guitar, Bonnie "Prince" Billy - vocals, 
Emmett Kelley - backing vocals/guitar
Directed by Heather Goodchild.


Chris Weisman - Don't Be Slow

Taken from the track A6 from NNA074: Chris Weisman "The Holy Life That's Coming"  Available February 26, 2015 on Vinyl & Digital formats via nna tapes.

Taken from The Speedy Ortiz/Chris Weisman split via Famous Class' monthly LAMC single #14

When Fish Shout

Illustration by Kyle T. Webster

"More than eight hundred fish species are known to hoot, 
moan, grunt, groan, thump, bark, or otherwise vocalize."

"When Fish Shout" (New Yorker, Nov. 10th, 2014) by Emily Anthes
Listen, HERE!


Will Sprott "Vortex Numbers"

Will Sprott's latest full-length album "Vortex Numbers" is available NOW via HAIRDO Records.
Recorded by John Blatchford, Brian Parks, Monte Vallier and Greg Ashley.
Cover art by Shana Cleveland (of La Luz).

Taken from the compilation album "In A Cloud II" (2012, Secret Seven Records)

"The first release from Hairdo Records is the Crawdad Cleveland’s Famous Faces 2015, a 12 month calendar featuring your favorite rockers from days of yore! Painted by Shana Cleveland." order, HERE!

Bill Callahan sings "I Was Sleeping" from "Ivy and the Wicker Suitcase"

Bill Callahan sings "I Was Sleeping" from "Ivy and the Wicker Suitcase"

This is Bill Callahan singing "I Was Sleeping" from Brian Beattie's "Ivy and the Wicker Suitcase", part of a live performance at Austin's State Theater (The Stateside at the Paramount) on November 8th, 2014.  

ブライアン・ビーティ、一家総動員のプロジェクト”Ivy and the Wicker Suitcase”、劇場版より。

Taken from the track 24 of Brian Beattie's "Ivy and the Wicker Suitcase". Bill Callahan as "Everything", a Supreme Deity. He's been sleeping, so he's very groggy.

"Ivy and the Wicker Suitcase"

"An abbreviated journey through the creation and manufacturing of "Ivy and the Wicker Suitcase", an Illustrated Earmovie Musical by Brian Beattie, illustrated by Valerie Fowler. "Ivy and the Wicker Suitcase" is a 72 minute musical audiodrama that comes in a fully illustrated 62 page book, featuring Daniel Johnston, Bill Callahan, Will Sheff, K. McCarty, James Hand, and starring Grace London as Ivy Wire."

taken from the track 14 of Brian Beattie's "Ivy and the Wicker Suitcase". Will Sheff is Mister Kirby (Okkervil River), the busy 3 headed chief admissions officer for the Eternal Incarceration System. Grace London is Ivy Wire. She puts him to sleep with her mysterious song.


'Surgery' is a new music and photography project by American songwriter and folk musician Amy Annelle.  Amy recently underwent major surgery for a chronic medical condition. This project has been set up as a fundraiser, with proceeds going towards medical expenses.
Please make a donation of any amount to the medical fund: HERE.

Grace London Bandcamp


Andy Shauf - I'm Not Falling Asleep

Andy Shauf - I'm Not Falling Asleep
The song is taken from the Andy Shauf 2012 album "The Bearer of Bad News," coming on February 3rd in US via Tender Loving Empire / Party Damage.  Edited by Mike Dubue. Footage culled from various Saskatchewan Archives Board-produced films 1920-22.

本国カナダでは2012年にリリースされた2作目のフルレングス『The Bearer of Bad News 』のUS盤がポートランドからもうすぐ。ジョアンナ・ニューサム来日時のベアフット・ドラマー、Neal MorganやDragging an Ox through Waterのアルバムも出しているParty Damage、そしてTender Loving Empireとの、どちらもポートランドのレーベルからのコ・リリースです。

Four songs about Sam Jones.
released 20 March 2012


Michael Rault

Both tracks are taken from the a cassingle on Bad Actors / Burger Records, Nov 17, 2014.  Michael Rault is a Toronto-via-Edmonton singer, guitarist and songwriter fronting his own eponymously named band.  His latest EP "Living Daylight" (2014, Pirates Blend Records), produced and recorded in collaboration with Renny Wilson (Mint Records), will be released from Burger Records in 2015. 

マック・デマルコやショーン・ニコラス・サヴェージと同じくエドモントンから現れ、現在はトロント・ベースに活動するマルチ・インストゥルメンタリスト / ソングライター・パフォーマー、ミシェル・ローの米Burger Recordsから(本国ではU.S. GirlsやHomeshake、Yacht ClubをリリースするBad Actorsから)のカセットシングル。2014年のEP『Living Daylight』も今年Burger Recordsからリリース予定との由。

Michael Rault - I Want To Love You

Michael Rault covers The Staple Singers
from Whirlpool, released 31 July 2012
Produced by Michael Rault



Nashville’s new duo, STEELISM comprises of Jeremy Fetzer on guitar from Canton, OH and Spencer Cullum on pedal steel from Essex, England.

The duo’s full-length debut "615 to FAME" (2014) is available via Ben Tanner's Single Lock Records. Half recorded at Muscle Shoals’ historic FAME Studios, produced by Fetzer and Cullum with co-production from Ben Tanner (of the Alabama Shakes), and contributions from longtime Nashville-based collaborators Jon Radford (drums) and Michael Rinne (bass). Also, their latest limited edition 7” vinyl single 'The Informant' b/w 'The Spook' (Pete Drake cover) is available via Turbo Time Records. Order, HERE.

Steelism - Linus & Lucy


Jam Money - Blowing Stones

Jam Money - Blowing Stones - Happy Mantle

"Blowing Stones" is the latest release from Spillage Fete Records: a collaboration between Mat Fowler and Kevin Cormack, with paintings by Aimee Henderson. November 2014.

Deer Tick performing as Deervo

Deer Tick, performing as Deervo for Devo’s “Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo!”  2014-12-29, Brooklyn Bowl, Brooklyn, NY USA via NYCTAPER.

12/26から12/31まで5夜にわたりブルックリン・ボウルで敢行されたDeertickのフェイヴァリット・アルバム+α・カヴァー・シリーズ(Devo, the Beatles, NRBQ, Elvis Costello, Lou Reed)のDevoナイトより。ゲスト多数。Q(『Tiddlywinks』だったらしい)の日も聴きたいデス。


"QUARTERBACKS started as a short-lived duo playing too-fast love songs backed by guitar and a single snare drum.  Basement style, old smelly carpets, house shows for punk and patch kids. This was in New Paltz, a college town at the bottom of a mountain in upstate New York. Dean (Dean Engle, the band’s songwriter/vocalist) worked at one of the town’s two record shops, as K Records-obsessed small town boys usually do."

QUARTERBACKS comprise of Dean Engle, Max Restaino and Tom Christie.
Visit the trio at the Team Love Records. Their first official long-player "Quarterbacks" is out on February 10th via Team Love. 12" pre-order, HERE.

『QUARTERBACKS』は、twee popやkレコーズの匂いがしきりに漂うDIY3ピース・バンド、クオーターバックスの初オフィシャル・フル・レングス。イーストヴィレッジからNYアップステートのカレッジタウン、ニューパルツに引っ越してきたTeam Love Recordsからのリリース。

(Tiger Trap cover)


Sonny & The Sunsets - Happy Carrot Health Food Store

アルバムのオープナーは、日本公演でも何度も歌われていた「The Application」デス。

Stream the latest track taken from Sonny & The Sunsets' upcoming album "Talent Night at the Ashram," due out on Feb. 17th via Polyvinyl, pre-order, HERE

It was recorded at Smith’s home on this tape machine, and features his fellow musicians including Shayde Sartin (The Fresh & Onlys), Garret Goddard (King Tuff), Kelley Stoltz, Rusty Miller, Ian McBrayer, and more.

Track List:
1. The Application
2. Cheap Extensions
3. The Secluded Estate
4. Talent Night at the Ashram
5. Alice Leaves for the Mountains
6. Happy Carrot Health Food Store
7. Blot Out the Sun
8. Baby Jokin
9. Icelene’s Loss
10. Secret Plot

Amen Dunes - Song To The Siren

"Cowboy Worship is an attempt to give life to some of the music that didn’t make it past the scalpel. From a blown-out version of “Green Eyes” featuring Harvey Milk’s Stephen Tanner, to a darker and mellower “I Can’t Dig It” as Damon McMahon originally arranged it upon writing the song in China, many of the original intentions for the music that were lost in the Love sessions are revived. In addition is a band version of Through Donkey Jaw’s “Lezzy Head,” featuring Dunes mainstays Jordi Wheeler and Parker Kindred (Jeff Buckley), and most significantly, a shining cover of This Mortal Coil’s interpretation of the Tim Buckley classic, “Song to the Siren,” featuring Ben Greenberg (Hubble) on guitar."

Amen Dunes' upcoming new EP "Cowboy Worship" including 'Song to the Siren' (Tim Buckley cover), is due out on January 20th via Sacred Bones.

『Cowboy Worship』は、アメン・デューンズ(デーモン・マクマホン)が録音におよそ1年半の歳月をかけ5つのスタジオで16人のミュージシャンたちとともに完成した2014年のサード・アルバム『Love』からのロスト・レコーディングスを収録したEPとの由。エリザベス・フレイザー(コクトー・ツインズ)も歌いあげた(This Mortal Coil 『It'll End in Tears 』4AD, 1983)ティム・バックリィの「警告の歌(Song to the Siren)」のカヴァーも収録。

via self-tiled


Sandy's aka Alexi Glickman

Stream the tracks taken from the Sandy's debut full-length "Fourth Dementia" (released 04 June 2014 via Um Yeah Arts).  Sandy's is a new project by a San Francisco-based psych pop wizard Alexi Glickman (Sandy) formerly known as the founding member of the Botticellis with Zack Ehrlich (Sonny & the Sunsets, Vetiver).  "Fourth Dementia was recorded by Alexi himself in garages and bedrooms in the Sunset district of San Francisco, with Zack Ehrlich, Burton Li (Citay, the Botticellis), Ryan Browne (Tortured Genie, Sonny & the Sunsets, the Botticellis), Blythe Foster (the Botticellis), Jeremy Black (Apollo Sunshine), and Nick Aives (Range of Light Wilderness).

去年の忘れ物 #4
サンディーズを始める前はカイル・フィールドのリトル・ウィングスのツアーやレコーディングにも参加していたサンフランシスコのアーティスト、サンディことアレクシィ・グリックマン(ex.the Botticellis)の新しいプロジェクトのデビュー・アルバム。ボッティチェッリス以来、ヴェティヴァー、ソニー&ザ・サンセッツなどなどで活躍する旧知のベイエリアのミュージシャンたちがバックアップ。ボッティチェッリスのアルバムを手伝ったペイパーカッツのジェイソン・クウェヴァーにも通じるキラキラしたサーフ/ドリーム・ポップ。

taken from the Album "Old Home Movies" (Antenna Farm, 2008) by The Botticellis.


Ultimate Painting

Jack Cooper with his cat Tobi
(Photography by Mathew Parri Thomas via THE 405)

Stream! a couple of tracks under below, 'Ultimate Painting' and 'Ten Street' was taken from Ultimate Painting's debut self-titled full length, available via Trouble in Minds Records.  Ultimate Painting comprises of Jack Cooper (Mazes) and James Hoare (Veronica Falls).

RIYL: Mazes, Veronica Falls, Velvet Underground, Feelies, Parquet Courts, Television, The Kinks, Pavement, The Bats

去年の忘れもの #3

New Year!

Yasunori Taninaka (1897-1946)

Wishing you all a happy new year! 2015