June 2012

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NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert, June 11, 2012
Daniel Johnston w/Sweet Lights

an infinite comic book of musical greatness
is a visceral, engaging work of art by celebrated singer/songwriter Daniel Johnston. The book combines the unique and brilliant characters, images and words of Daniel Johnston along with Daniel’s amazing music, and the musical and artistic contributions of fans, to create a one-of-a-kind interactive comic book experience. This project combines Daniel’s music and art to create a must-see experience for art, music, and comic fans everywhere. –BOOM! Studios 

by Albert Birney

Sweet Lights – Endless Town
Director: Albert Birney / Animator: Vanessa Lauria / jubadaba.com

Sweet Lights – Ballad Of Kurt Vile #2
taken from the latest self-titled album.

Sweet Lights – You Let Me Down
recorded for Weathervane’s Shaking Through series / released 16 August 2011.

“Sweet Lights,” the debut S/T album of Philadelphia’s Sweet Lights (Shai Halperin of former Capitol Years, and currently of Daniel Johnston’s band), is available now via Highline Records. Also, the first 7″ single ‘Endless Town‘ (b/w ‘Handle With Care’ Traveling Wilburys’ cover. Limited) from the album is available now.

Trouble by Iron & Wine by Suicide Squeeze Records

Sam Beam aka Iron & Wine has covered George Michael and Lowell George’s Little Feat on the limited edition “Two Sides of George” 7″ via Suicide Squeeze Records‘ singles series. The Single includes a couple of covers of George Michael’s ‘One More Try’ (from AV Club’s Undercover session) and Little Feat’s ‘Trouble.’ 
Cover Art by Steve Krakow from Plastic Crimewave.

Suicide Squeeze’s 2012 series also include the likes of King Tuff, White Woods, Nobunny, Wax Idols, Cloud Nothings, and Julianna Barwick.

“For Mike, finding out that he was going to become a father was a moment when he realized that the world he was familiar with was all about to change. He went to work at his home studio outside of Los Angeles writing and recording songs that documented his life’s journey through this transformation.” –Everloving Records

Michael Andrews – Spilling A Rainbow by KPCC

Originally from San Diego, Michael Andrews (aka Elgin Park of The Greyboy Allstars) is a L.A.-based multi-faceted musician/producer/film composer who has scored music for cult classics “Donnie Darko”, “Me and You and Everyone We Know” and the TV series “Freaks and Geeks,” as well as Hollywood films like Jake Kasdan’s “Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story,” and Duplass Bros.’ “Cyrus” and more, also he has collaborated with artists like Inara George and Van Dyke Parks, Brendan Benson, Gary Jules, and many others. His second solo effort “Spilling A Rainbow,” recorded at his home studio outside of Los Angeles with his fellow engineers Dan Long and Steve Kaye, is due out on August 14th via Everloving. The album includes a cover of Roy Harper’s “Forever.”

WATCH :: Michael Andrews Animated Music Video, “Bubbles In Space” under the professional production of, Joshua Hassin.

ところで、始まりにはブライアン〜ペット・サウンズのコラボレーターとしての功績があれど、ヴァン・ダイク・パークスへの敬愛の連鎖を辿ってみると、ジョアンナ・ニューサムの2ndにヴァン・ダイク・パークスを招いたジム・オルークがいて、それからジョアンナのツアーで単身オープニング・アクトを務めたロビン・ペックノルド(フリート・フォクシーズ)、ベラ・ユニオンからのヴァン・ダイクの名作3タイトル再発を祝うロンドンでのショーにペックノルドと共に参加するグリズリー・ベアのダニエル・ロッセン。これとはきっと別経路で、ヴァン・ダイクのコラボレーター、イナラ・ジョージ(ザ・バード&ザ・ビー)のダンナさんが映画監督のジェイク・カスダン(ローレンス・カスダンの息子)で、マイケル・アンドリュースが映画音楽を手がけていくきっかけになったのがジェイクの初監督作品『Zero Effect』、そしてマイケルがイナラにヴァン・ダイクを紹介され、彼女のヴァン・ダイクとのコラボ作『An Invitation』(2008) をプロデュースしたという….。 
(Mike, Don Heffington, Van Dyke – Photo by Laura Heffington.)

Chris Lee – Antony Flew
as a teaser track from the upcoming LP “Bury the Kings.”

Chris Lee is a North Carolina-born singer currently living in Brooklyn. He has been a DJ, an editor of Op-Eds, author of the Weekend Miser column, and a guitarist in an array of avant-leaning ensembles, and he has recorded three albums, two on Misra and one on Smells Like Records in the 00′s. “Bury the Kings” LP is the 4th full-length finished with his longtime collaborator Steve Shelley (Sonic Youth). It was recorded and mixed by Ted Young at Sonic Youth’s Echo Canyon West studio in Hoboken, NJ., and features Chris on vocals and guitar backed by David Nagler (Nova Social, John Wesley Harding and Jon Langford collaborator) on keyboards, Aaron McClellan (Tall Firs) on bass, Joey McClellan on guitar and Shelley on drums. “Bury the Kings” is set to release on July 31st via Steve Shelley’s new imprint Vampire Blues

Also.. from Vampire Blues on July 31st, Spectre Folk’s “The Ancient Storm,” the six-track album by Pete Nolan (Magik Markers) along with Peter Meehan (The Grey Lady), Aaron Mullan and Steve Shelley, will be released on LP with a free download card that includes 5 bonus songs not on the LP. Spectre Folk’s “The Blackest Medicine, Vol.II” 12″ EP is available on Woodsist label, HERE.

Spectre Folk – Live @ Shea Stadium by LiveatSheaStadium

“Because I love Andy Williams so much I tried to re-create Can’t Get Used to Losing You last weekend, a song written by Jerome “Doc” Pomus and Mort Shuman and made famous by Andy Williams.”  –Berend Dubbe

Berend Dubbe (formerly of Bauer and Bettie Serveert) is an Amsterdam-based professional voice-over artist and a composer for film, TV and commercials. Also he’s currently working on a solo album called ‘The Summer of Berend Dubbe’ (working title) in the Orchestral Pop style.

100 Albums – Cleo

‘Cleo’ is taken from 100 Albums‘ self-titled EP, available on the bandcamp. 100 Albums’ “White” EP cassette is available now via Psychic Mule, an Independent Cassette/Record label based in Brooklyn, NY. (via Last Nights)

100 Albums – Red Rays, the song from the EP


Magic Trick – Invisible at Midnight (from “Ruler of the Night”)

“Ruler of the Night,” the new album by Tim Cohen’s Magic Trick, is out now via Hardly Art. Magic Trick band features Noelle Cahill and Alicia Vanden Heuvel (Aislers Set), and James Kim (Kelly Stoltz’s band) with Tim Cohen (Fresh & The Onlys). All LPs include a download code.

The Fresh & Onlys – Yes Or No

And… The Fresh & Onlys (Tim Cohen, Shayde Sartin, Wymond Miles, Kyle Gibson) will release their first single for Mexican Summer, ‘Yes Or No’ b/w ‘Take Back the Night’ as a teaser for their fourth full-length “Long Slow Dance,” due out on September 4th via Mexican Summer. You can purchase the 7″, HERE.

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