Khun Narin’s Electric Phin Band’s membership is always in rotation and spans several generations, from high school kids to men well into their 60s. A standard engagement has the band setting up at the hosting household during the morn- ing rituals, playing several low-key sets from the comfort of plastic lawn chairs occasionally working in a cover version of a foreign classic (The Cranberries ‘Zombie’ is a recent favorite) while the beer and whiskey flow freely. After a mid-day banquet, they start up the generator and lead a parade through the com- munity to the local temple, picking up more and more partiers along the way.”

(via INNOVATIVE LEISURE)




Joe Pisapia is a singer, songwriter, mulit-instrumentalist, recordist and producer, sometimes known as the Joe from Joe, Marc’s Brother, living and working in Nashville, TN. His production and/or songwriting credits include K.D. lang, Ben Folds, Guster, Drew Holcombe, The Silver Seas, Josh Rouse, William Tyler.  Also, Joe has been a member of Guster for the last 7 years or so and co-produced “Ganging Up On The Sun” and “Easy Wonderful.” He also traveled far and wide with the band and filled his journal with interesting stories.”


On March 19, 2015, Joe has released his latest solo album “Nightvision” which was co-produced by Nashville artist and musician Sam Smith.












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“.


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