March 2012

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One Hitter Wonders: A Collection of Song Poems

“This is a greatest “hits” compilation of songs that were written by purchasers of the song poem “send us your hit song” series. Amazing jams contextualized by wonderful musicians far and wide and written by some of you beautiful dreamers out there.” (Culture Dealer)

The Song-Poem project, launched on Run DMT‘s Culture Dealer imprint, has released its compilation cassette “One Hitter Wonders: A Collection of Song Poems.”
Available Now, HERE.

The Stalactite Singers Family Band – The Lights by yvynyl

Learn more about the American Song-Poem tradition :: 
American Song-Poem Music Archives
PBS’ documentary “Off the Charts: The Song-Poem Story” (2003)


Yo La Tengo Quartet – WFMU Marathon March 2, 2012
— James, Georgia, Ira and Mr. Bruce Bennett 

“I was obsessed with ‘Smile,’” he said, referring to Brian Wilson’s aborted Beach Boys project. “And Van Dyke Parks’s ‘Song Cycle’ and Olivier Messiaen.” (via)

WNYC Soundcheck: Daniel Rossen, In Studio, March 20, 2012

Daniel Rossen from Grizzly Bear / Department of Eagles, the grandson of Oscar-nominated screenwriter, film director Robert Rossen (“The Hustler” and “All the King’s Men”), plays songs from his new solo debut EP “Silent Hour/Gold Mile” on WNYC’s Soundcheck.

Brave Radar – A Spike

The Haiduks – A Tide Through the Flames

From the underground Montreal scene, Hobo Cult & Kinnta Records has co-released a psych pop compilation tape “The Lemon Tape” which was curated by the label founder Christian Richer at Kinnta Studio during the fall of 2011 in Verdun, QC, Canada. Download/Stream the album in its entirety on their bandcamp and Order cassette, HERE.

“This cassette features 32 minutes of pure acid splash bubblegum sunshine from the underground Montreal scene. You have everything from Floyd inspired drug trips to surf pop rainbows… from the eternal deserts of your third eye to the tropical lounges of your soul. A vintage journey through a crate digger’s imaginary collection.” — Kinnta Records

The Yesteryears – Never my Love

Einar Leiknes – Hvordan

Montréal, Québec resident Christian Richer, the man behind Élément Kuuda, The Haiduks, Cavernes, U Made Ship, Spacekom and many more, is an ambient sound artist. He has released his recordings from various labels including Hobo Cult, Digitalis, Sacred Phrases, Sul Pont and Magnanimous.

Domino Records has announced a Minneapolis-based trio Night Moves as their latest signee, the debut 7″ single ‘Headlights’ a new mix by Thom Monaghan (Vetiver, Beachwood Sparks, The Lilys) b/w ‘Horses’ 7 will be released on April 6th via Domino. ‘Headlights’ was previously appeared on their “Colored Emotions” album (Afternoon Records, 2011). Monaghan and the band are currently working on their debut album from Domino. The trio comprises of guitarist/lead vocalist John Pelant and multi-instrumentalist Mark Ritsema, both formerly of The Battle Royale, and bassist Mickey Alfano, formerly of the Mouthful of Bees along with Ritsema.

Night Moves – Headlights by DominoRecordCo


The dB’s – Before We Were Born

The dB’s – That Time is Gone

Both tracks above are taken from the forthcoming new full-length “Falling Off The Sky” by North Carolina via Hoboken, New Jersey power-pop legends, The dB’s. Due out on June 12th via Bar/None Records. This is the long-awaited first album in 25 years and it will be the first time to feature the dB’s original lineup — Peter Holsapple, Gene Holder, Will Rigby and Chris Stamey — since their second album “Repercussion” in 1982. The 12 songs on the album was produced by The dB’s with assistance from their old friends Scott Litt and Mitch Easter.
Download 2 Free Tracks from Bar/None now!

MJTV: The dB’s – Live @ B.D. Riley’s, SXSW, March 16, 2012
with Mitch Easter on bass and Fred Harris on keyboards.


That Time Is Gone – The dB’s – Live @ SXSW


Love Is For Lovers – The dB’s – Live @ SXSW
The song originally appeared on “Like This” (Bearsville, 1984)

WATCH more from the show including the another new song ‘Kaleidoscope’ from the new album, HERE.

NATCH 2: Dave Shuford, Margot Bianca & Pigeons

NATCH 2: I Knew I’d Want You (The Byrds cover)

NATCH 2: Eyes Eyes (Michael Hurley cover)

NATCH 2: Grief and Pine (words by William Blake)

All recordings above are taken from Natch 2 – Dave Shuford and Margot Bianca (from D. Charles Speer & the Helix), and Wednesday Knudsen and Clark Griffin (from Pigeons). Recorded and mixed at Black Dirt Studio, February 13 – 14, 2012, mastered by Patrick Klem. “NATCH” is a series of collaborative recordings from Westtown, NY’s Black Dirt Studio. Download 4 tracks from the session and more from NATCH 1: Black Twig Pickers & Steve Gunn session through Black Dirt, HERE.

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