ZONE VISION 04: Horse Lords at $ITU@TI0N$ on 6.21.14


Horse Lords from Baltimore, Maryland comprise of Andrew Bernstein, Max Eilbacher, Owen Gardner, Sam Haberman.  Their latest second LP “Hidden Cities,” is available now from NNA Tapes, HERE.




Track A1 from NNA075: Horse Lords “Hidden Cities,” available on NNA tapes.



Marker Starling is the latest project by Toronto’s Chris A. Cummings already known as Mantler for many years. Recently he has been supported by a band consisting of Jay Anderson (drums) and Matt McLaren (bass), both of whom play a prominent role in Marker Starling’s new album “ROSY MAZE,” out NOW via Tin Angel Records.


あのトロントの宅録クルーナー、クリス・カミングスのプロジェクト、マントラーあらためマーカー・スターリングとしての初アルバム『ROSY MAZE』がようやく4月あたりにリリースされる模様。去年コラボレートしたドイツのバンドVON SPARの新作『Street Life』ではヴォーカルと作詞で4曲参加してます。






Von Spar – Try Though We Might (Official Video)

In 2014 Chris Cummings collaborated with the German band Von Spar, contributing vocals and lyrics to four songs on their album “Street Life” (ITALIC recordings).


“The title comes from a page in the long-forgotten Delmore Brothers autobiography, Truth Is Stranger Than Publicity. In it Alton Delmore writes about J.L. ‘Joe’ Frank, one of the first big-time country music promoters and managers in Nashville, and specifically how he wore his hat ‘with a perfect abandon.’ In the Delmore book there are no photos of Joe and his hat, so you must use your imagination. Me? I envision the crown of the hat to be pushed way back on the head, so that the peak of the hat is up beyond the hairline, exposing the forehead, the facial features, like James Dean in Giant. While the hat may appear to be getting away, it never fails. A person in this fashion could be perceived to be without restraint. Life is not a care, life is not a worry.”


Tom Brosseau‘s new full-length album “Perfect Abandon” is due out on March 3rd via Crossbill Records / Tin Angel Records.  It was produced, engineered and recorded in Bristol, England by John Parish (PJ Harvey, Sparklehorse, Peggy Sue) and Ali Chant, features a 2-piece drum kit, double bass and Stratocaster guitar.





LISTEN more :: NPR “Feet On The Coast, Mind On The Prairie: Tom Brosseau’s Rootless Sound”



Eerie Wanda – Volcano Lagoon


Eerie Wanda began as the music project of Dutch singer/songwriter Marina Tadic. Born in Zenica, Bosnia and raised in The Netherlands, Marina joined the Amsterdam group Earth Mk. II on guitar after graduating art school in 2012. Finding inspiration in bands like The Velvet Underground, Beat Happening, & Young Marble Giants, Marina decided to try her hand at writing her own songs.”

The band comprises of Marina Tadic (songwriting, vocals, guitar),
Jasper Verhulst (bass, production), Bram Vervaet (guitar),
Nic Niggebrugge (drums).





Justin Levinson & The Valcours – I Was So Wrong

taken from 2011 full album “This Side of Me, This Side of You“.



R.I.P. Christopher Rainbow (1946-2015)

“Chris’s real name is Christopher Harley and he changed it to Rainbow to avoid confusion with Steve Harley of Cockney Rebel fame. After Home of the Brave he released Looking Over My Shoulder and White Trails – both excellent albums. The standout tracks on second album is ‘Dear Brian’, a tribute to Brian Wilson – arguably the greatest Beach Boys tribute record of all time.”

(udiscovermusic.com)





Chris Rainbow – Love You Eternally




“The MusicNOW: 10 Years compilation is set for digital release just prior to the 10th edition of this eclectic music festival of the same name founded in 2006 by Bryce Dessner of The National. MusicNOW Festival set out with a mission to present the best in contemporary music, offer artists an opportunity to take risks, commission new work and attempt innovative collaborations.” BRASSLAND




Sounds of the South (featuring Justin Vernon & Sharon Van Etten): “Trials, Troubles, Tribulations”

ブライス・デスナー(The National)によって2006年に立ち上げられ10年に亘り続けられてきたミュージック・フェス『MusicNOW』のコンピレーション(デジタル・リリースのみの模様)です。Dirty Projectors, Sufjan Stevens, Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon, Bonnie “Prince” Billy, Grizzly Bear, My Brightest Diamondなどなど、未発表のパフォーマンス音源を収録。10周年を祝う今年は3月に5日間に亘って開催され、The National, Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Caroline Shaw, Sufjan Stevens, Nico Muhly, Will Butler, So Percussion, Mina Tindle, Perfume Genius、他が参加するとの由。


MusicNOW: 10 Years  
01: Sounds of the South (featuring Justin Vernon & Sharon Van Etten): “Trials, Troubles, Tribulations”
02: Robin Pecknold (of Fleet Foxes): “Silver Dagger”
03: Sufjan Stevens: “The Owl And The Tanager”
04: eighth blackbird: “Omie Wise”
05: My Brightest Diamond: “I Have Never Loved Someone”
06: Dirty Projectors: “Emblem of the World”
07: Tinariwen: “Imidiwan Ma Tenam”
08: Tim Hecker: “Chimeras (Live) 2011″
09: Colin Stetson: “Nobu Take”
10: Owen Pallett: “E Is For Estranged”
11: Erik Friedlander: “Airstream Envy”
12: Bonnie “Prince” Billy: “Love Comes To Me”
13: Richard Reed Parry: “Duet for Heart and Breath”
14: Grizzly Bear: “While You Wait For The Others”
15: The Books with Clogs: “Classy Penguin”
16: Andrew Bird: “Section 8 City”
17: Justin Vernon (of Bon Iver): “Love More”




Sounds of the South @ MusicNOW, May 13th 2011
organized by Megafaun, 
featuring Vernon, Sharon Van Etten, Megafaun, Matthew E. White and Fight the Big Bull
“Trials, Troubles, Tribulations” 
written by Estil C. Ball, originally entitled ‘Tribulations‘ and was recorded in 1959.

« Older entries