May 2010

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(via A Journey Round My Skull)


Judex (1963) is a French-language crime film remake of the 1916 French film serial of the same name. Directed by French filmmaker Georges Franju / ジョルジュ・フランジュ, the film stars Channing Pollock as Judex/Vallieres , Édith Scob as Jacqueline, Francine Bergé as Diana and Michel Vitold  as Favraux. (Wiki)


Outrageous Cherry – Fell
Outrageous Cherry – Un-American Girls

Both tracks are taken from Outrageous Cherry‘s forthcoming full length “Seemingly Solid Reality” (CD/LP on a red vinyl limited edition), available on June 1st via Alive Records.  Recently the New Pornographers has released a special bonus 7″ entitled  “Togetherness -The New Pornographers play Outrageous Cherry.”  The band consists of main man, Matthew Smith (guitar, vocals) who produced albums for the Go, Nathaniel Mayer, Paul “Wine” Jones, and others, and has played with Epic Soundtracks, Andre Williams, the Witches, and Destroy All Monsters, also known for the Volebeats, Larry Ray (lead guitar) who was a member of 70’s Detroit rockers the Ivories, and played with legendary psych/folk guitarist Ted Lucas (Spike Drivers/Misty Wizards), Sean Ellwood (bass/the Cyril Lords, Reptile Forcefield), Samantha Linn (drums/Little Claw, the Arch Mystics).

Outrageous Cherry emerged from Detroit’s underground scene of the early 90′s, and quickly advanced from playing Troggs, Stooges and Monkees covers in the basement to becoming a prolific and enigmatic rock n’ roll group with no cymbals, sometimes elaborate studio production, an inclination towards playing really long guitar solos, and Dylanesque amounts of lyrics. 

Malgre Lui – Mercy Over Justice

Jamison Lee, a.k.a. Malgre Lui is a singer songwriter from Bloomington, Illinois.
…. named after Molière’s “Le Médecin malgré lui”?  Does he love Jean Cocteau?

So Percussion-Matmos – Treasure

‘Treasure’ is taken from the forthcoming collaboration album “Treause State” by Brooklyn’s So Percussion and the Baltimore’s Matmos, available on July 13th (June 8th, digital release) via Cantaloupe.

Starting as a gentle exercise in Martin Denny-esque Polynesian fantasy, Treasure erupts midway into a delirium of squealing animal noises, fuzzed out sitar and electric guitar from Mark Lightcap (of Acetone); after the squall, the song regains composure and returns gently to earth on a lush bed of grand piano and accordion from Zeena Parkins. 


F.W. Murnau’s “TABU: A Story of the South Seas”
The final version of the 2nd scene from F.W. Murnau‘s classic silent film “TABU” (1931) re-scored by Louis Gentile and premiered at the Herbstlichen Musiktage Bad Urach festival in Germany on October 5 2007.

French Quarter Live at the Sandlot DVD-R Trailer

French Quarter “Live at the Sandlot” 30 minute DVD footage features 9 songs from Arizona’s French Quarter a.k.a. Stephen Steinrbink’s live set in Long Beach, CA, available now on Mountain Man Records. Also, French Quarter’s new LP “It’s Not Just Kissing” has co-released by Gilgongo Records, Life’s Blood, and No More Second Chances.
Thanks to Mountain Man Records.

Born in May, 1988 in Mesa, AZ. Right now I live in my parents’ garage and I make pop music and tour as much as I can, as “French Quarter” or “Stephen Steinbrink” (it’s the same thing, people). I also have played/play in Pigeon Religion, Andrew Jackson Jihad, The Roar, and Foot Ox. I also avidly draw in my cartoon ‘zine, “Manys”. This DVD was filmed at our house where French Quarter played an intimate show to about 30 people. It comes with the Audio Files as well as the Movie on one disc!

French Quarter – Neighbors In The Bedroom
French Quarter – Wet Cloud
taken from the LP “It’s Not Just Kissing”

Stephen Steinbrink a.k.a. French Quarter – Breath of Fire (2009)

Breath Of Fire by Stephen Steinbrink of of “Ugly Unknowns” with touring band Teague Cullen, Bri White, and Chase Kamp. Shot in San Francisco on a warm January day by Jaélita and Courtney Trouble. Edited by Courtney Trouble.

(via Radio Free Song Club)

Beth Orton and Sam Amidon – Thirteen (Big Star cover)
written by Alex Chilton and Chris Bell, performed by Beth and Sam with Dave Schramm and David Mansfield live on Radio Free Song Club: Fourth Time Around.  (photo by Ted Barron)

Dave Schramm – Something Went Wrong
written and performed by Dave Schramm; Hot Stove Music, (BMI)

Peter Blegvad – The Cote D’Azur
written, performed, recorded by Peter Blegvad; Copyright Control, Peter Blegvad

Jody Harris – Mister Control
written and performed by Jody Harris

Radio Free Song Club is a group of veteran writers with a monthly song deadline. Host Nicholas Hill presents these new tunes along with interviews and live performances and special guests. Some of the songs are finished and fully produced, some are roughly recorded fragments, some in-between. The writers are looking for a good song, the world is looking for a good song. Someone might get lucky.

Juston Stens & The Get Real Gang – Falling
Brass Bed – Begs Me Not To Beg

After 6 years and 5 albums with Dr. Dog, Juston Stens, self taught multi-instrumentalist, put down the drumsticks and returned to guitar to write and finish old songs of love, life, loss, heartache, heart break, and death.

In January of 2010 Juston left Philadelphia for Tucson, AZ to record with his dear friends The Golden Boots. From there he drove down to Black Mountain, NC to record with Seth Kauffman of Floating Action. This collection of songs is to be released in a series of 7″ records later this year, and later as a digital EP on Park The Van Records. The full length album will then be recorded with Dan Auerbach of the Black Keys, this full band venture will include newer songs co-written with newest member Ms. Carrie Battle (Harlan Twins).

Juston Stens & The Get Real Gang and Brass Bed (a four piece from Lafayette, LA) embark on a mini tour in late June through early July.  Brass Bed is the latest signing to Park The Van Records, their debut full length “Melt White” will be out in the Fall of 2010.

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