June 2010

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Blissed Out on the road of Marfa, Texas.

A Grave With No Name – Crows
A Grave With No Name – Sofia

‘Crows’ is a new demo from A Grave With No Name tagged as Grunge / Country / Ambient (duo) and the Influences are The Microphones, Subway…. at their own Myspace site,  ‘Sofia’ is taken from their last year’s first full length “Mountain Debris” via No Pain In Pop / Lefse.

Most of what London’s A Grave With No Name do enters the world through ‘The Church’, the bedroom studio of main man Alex Shields. Bassist Tom King and guitarist Anupa Madawela are called in when the time comes to add a more sturdy grunge backbone to whoozy dream-pop that recalls the stoned slackerisms of Animal Collective and Daniel Johnston, voices entwining with processed beats, white noise and lost melodies.  ( Lefse)

A Grave With No Name – The Underpass
taken from “Mountain Debris.” Directed by Anupa Madawela.

Official music video for “Smells Dead” by Jacuzzi Boys (of Miami, FL) off their full length “No Seasons” on Floridas Dying records.
Directed by John McSwain.

Jacuzzi Boys – Bricks or Coconuts

taken from ‘Bricks or Coconuts’ 7″ single, out now on Mexican Summer.

The Morning Benders also recorded “Stitches” on the same day as their first Yours Truly session for “Excuses” at the Different Fur Studios.

The Morning Benders – Nothin’ in the World Can Stop Me Worryin’ About That Girl (Kinks cover)   (via R&G)

Dawes & The Morning Benders – If You Let Me Be Your Anchor

WATCH :: Another session, Dawes & The Morning Benders – When My Time comes

The Books – A Cold Freezin’ Night
The Books – Beautiful People

The both tracks are taken from The Books‘ forthcoming new full-length “The Way Out” (CD/2xLP) out on July 20th via Temporary Residence, on July 21st via P-Vine (Japan).  The Books was formed in New York City in 1999 by two neighbors, Paul de Jong & Nick Zammuto who collaborated on what they considered pop music.

Sonny & the Sunsets – Death Cream (video)
Animated by Ben Montero. Edited by Rosie Adams.  ‘Death Cream’ is featured on “Tomorrow is Alright” LP and also on “Love & Death” single, available via Soft Abuse.

Echoing the history of voices that’ve run counter to the gospel of the music industrial complex (The Beatles, Brian Eno, XTC, etc.), Brad Laner makes records to be experienced as just that: records.

Hometapes has announced that Brad Laner‘s second full length “Natural Selections” is due out on August 24th, following up to his previous first solo album “Neighbor Singing” (Hometapes/2007) co-produced by Thom Monahan (Vetiver).

Steaming Coils. Savage Republic. Medicine. Electric Company. Amnesia. Lusk. The Internal Tulips. The house that Brad Laner built spans twenty-five years and as many LPs, paving the way for shoegaze in North America and sewing the seeds of electronica in the median of that same dusty highway. 

Brad Laner – Crawl Back In
From the forthcoming album “Natural Selections,” editing, animation and photography by Josh Laner.

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