July 2011

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“Funny / Not Funny Records is proud to present “The Mystic Fortress Sessions Vol. 1.” This record celebrates the creativity captured at the lair of  VA’s the Magic Twig Community. For the first edition we bring you the pairing of long time friends Eternal Summers and The Super Vacations.”

This limited split 7″ is due out early next month on Funny Not Funny Records, sleeve art by Daniel Cundiff (of The Young Sinclairs / Eternal Summer). Pre-Order Here.

Hailing from Virginia, The Super Vacations is a five piece outfit that is equal parts so-cal garage and 60s influenced psych. The band consists of Rob Ulsh, Ryan Ulsh, Mike Hill, Bladen Day, Ross Guthrie.

Eternal Summers – Pure Affection (Beach Fossils remix)  (via Get Off The Coast)

Montero – Rainman by Mistletone

Taken from the forthcoming debut 7″ by Montero, ‘Mumbai’ b/w ‘Rainman,’ due out on vinyl & digital release Sept 2nd via Melbourne’s Mistletone Records.

Montero is a new project from Melbourne music compadre, comic book and video artist Bjenny Montero (of Treetops II, The Brutals, The TM Band). This soft-rock/slow-wave supergroop features the musical smarts of Guy Blackman (Chapter Music honcho and balladeer), Geoffrey O’Connor (Crayon Fields), Cameron Potts (Ninety Nine, Baseball, Cuba Is Japan), Bobby Fresh Bravington (Cuba Is Japan) and Gerald Wells (of Treetops II, The Brutals, The TM Band/Baptism Of Uzi).

Montero – Rainman
Animated video by Bjenny Montero himself who also worked for the animated videos of Earth Girl Helen Brown’s ‘Story Of An Earth Girl’ (Sonny Smith’s 100 records project) and Sonny and the Sunsets’ ‘Death Cream.’

Anthony Restivo “Far Off and All Aflame
photo: Ron Dressel

Great Dads – Sun Ritual

Great Dads – Eno’s Lamborghini

Great Dads is a new group spearhead by the Invisible Hand frontman, Adam Smith from Charlottesville, VA., both tracks are taken from the “Crunk Goblins” EP on the bandcamp.

The Bridge Progressive Arts Initiative (Charlottesville, Va.) presented an artist and poet Anthony Restivo‘s “Far Off and All Aflame” (February, 2011) with original composition “Sun Ritual” by Great Dads aka Adam Smith (of The Invisible Hand).

The Invisible Hand – Two Chords
The song was originally appeared on their 2010 self-titled debut full-length album on Funny / Not Funny Records.
The Invisible Hand consists of Adam Smith, Thomas Dean, Jon Bray, Adam Brock.

Cass McCombs – Dreams Come True Girl (live)
at Johnny Brenda’s Philadelphia, Pa 7-17-11

Twin Sister – Daniel at Pitchfork Festival 2011
Summer Jammin’ with Matt Allen (aka Ice Cream Man)
Produced and captured by Dig For Fire

Twin Sister – In Heaven

Twin Sister – You Remind Me Of

Twin Sister – Bad Street

Taken from the first single ‘Bad Street‘ (10″ limited edition) from Twin Sister‘s forthcoming debut full-length album “In Heaven,” the follow-up to their 2010‘s “Color Your Life” EP.  “In Heaven” is due out on September 26th (Rest of the world) / September 27th (US) via Domino. The single is available now.

Nicholas Krgovich (No Kids, Mount Eerie, P:ano, Gigi) & Karl Blau singing together at What The Heck Fest 2011 in Anacortes, WA. (SSG Music)
(via 7e.p.)

And Nicholas Krgovich’s latest single (7”+download) ‘It Never Was You’ is available on P.W. Elverum & Sun, ltd.

It Never Was You by Nicholas Krgovich by P.W. Elverum & Sun, ltd.

Fruit Bats – You’re Too Weird (OFFICIAL VIDEO)
Directed by The General Assembly
Also … Full Album Trailer Video, HERE. 驚愕の…

Fruit Bats – You’re Too Weird

Fruit Bats – Tangie and Ray

The Both tracks are taken from the forthcoming fifth full-length “Tripper” by Eric D. Johnson’s Fruit Bats, due out on August 2nd via Sub Pop. It was recorded at WACS Studio in Los Angeles with Thom Monahan. Eric D. Johnson has been also known for his sideman duties including Califone, Vetiver and The Shins, and more recently, soundtrack work for films like “Ceremony” and the soon-to-be-released “Our Idiot Brother” (directed by Jesse Peretz and starring Paul Rudd, Elizabeth Banks, Zooey Deschanel, and Emily Mortimer).

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