November 2012

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Sonny and the Sunsets – Broom and Dustpan
From the “Broom and Dustpan” 7″ on Home Skillet Records. Purchase, HERE. Animation by Teppei Ando



sonnysunsets

Kids from the MusicianCorps Program
perform a cover of “Teenage Thugs.”


from The Voice Project

THE VOICE PROJECT
Spirit Family Reunion » Sonny & the Sunsets “Too Young To Burn”


Also, WATCH :: The Shins cover “Death Cream”,
at the Kent State MAC Center, 25 Oct 2012



Cathedral in the Desert by James Finch Jr.

The song was originally appeared on the “Sonny and the Sandwitches” EP (Empty Cellar, 2010).

I am uploading some recordings I have done of my friends’ songs to my SoundCloud page. The project is called “you are my friend because I love you and not the other way around”- I know, a very Patchenesque title… Anyway, more to follow. For now enjoy these numbers originally performed by Lee Robert Watson, Noah Nelson, John Murry, and Sonny Smith. Lots Of Jackpot connections here…  –James Finch Jr. (Jackpot, Two Sheds)



“I wanted to make a record that could make you feel less alone, like someone else has been there before you,” Stamey explains. “I was thinking about records like The Ballad of Todd Rundgren and Nick Drake’s Bryter Layter and Robert Wyatt’s “At Last I Am Free” and Richard Thompson’s “Small Town Romance.” Those are all records that were a source of comfort to me at various points in my life.” –Chris Stamey



Download ‘Astronomy’ from “Lovesick Blues”


“Lovesick Blues” is Chris Stamey’s first full-length release since “A Question of Temperature,” his 2005 collaboration with Yo La Tengo, and follows on the heels of “Falling Off the Sky,” the long-awaited reunion album of The dB’s, as well as Stamey’s involvement as musical director and orchestrator for a series of all-star concert performances of Big Star’s classic Third album in New York, London, Austin and Carrboro, NC.

It was recorded at Modern Recording in Chapel Hill that Stamey has operated for the past two decades, with his fellow North Carolina musician/producer Jeff Crawford (Roman Candle, Max Indian, Old Ceremony). And… the album includes ‘You n Me n XTC,’ Stamey invited Andy Partridge to make a vocal cameo, ‘Occasional Shivers,’ the song previously appeared on a Christmas single in 1986, and the seven-minute “Lovesick Blues,” dedicated to the late North Carolina guitar great Sam Moss.

Due out on February 5th, 2013 release via Yep Rock.



‘Obscure Giants of Acoustic Guitar’ – Trading Card Set
San Francisco’s Tompkins Square label has released new and reissued recordings by many of the greatest acoustic guitarists of the past several decades. The label presents 37 cards, featuring vivid portraits by artist Shana Cleveland, plus biographies detailing the work and lives of some of these masters.

Order, HERE.

Obscure-Giants by TompkinsSquare


Shana Cleveland is an artist, musician and writer living in Seattle. Her music can be heard in the bands the Curious Mystery, La Luz (surf rock, girl-group) and Shana Cleveland and the Sandcastles (quitetime crooners).
Her works have been appeared in some places like (short stories, poems:) Black Clock, the Columbia Poetry Review, Court Green,  Vice, and (artworks:) in the Believer and Yeti Magazine.






The Sea and Cake – On and On
Video and Sand animation by Naomi Nagata (永田ナヲミ)
The song is taken from their latest release “Runner” via Thrill Jockey.


For more than a decade pianist/sound-sculptor/songwriter Marco Benevento has been amassing an extensive resume of composition and collaboration. His studio albums have set forth a vision for music that connects the dots between Explosions In The Sky and Tortoise on one side, Brian Eno and Brad Mehldau on the other, while in the live setting his performances reverberate with pulsating dance rock energy.


Marco Benevento‘s latest studio album “TigerFace,” was recorded and mixed by Tom Biller (Silversun Pickups, Fiona Apple) and Bryce Goggin (Pavement, Akron/Family), and the set on the recording features Matt Chamberlain (Bill Frisell, Pearl Jam), John McEntire (Tortoise, The Sea & The Cake) and Andrew Barr (The Barr Brothers), bassists Dave Dreiwitz (Ween), Reed Mathis (Tea Leaf Green) and Mike Gordon (Phish), violinist Ali Helnwein (Traction Avenue Chamber Orchestra) and saxophonist Stuart Bogie (Antibalas, Superhuman Happiness), and Kalmia Traver (Rubblebucket).
“Tiger Face” is available on The Royal Potato Family.



This Is How It Goes (Marco Benevento) by Royal Potato Family



Marco Benevento performing “This Is How It Goes” at WFMU


Fireworks | Marco Benevento by Royal Potato Family



Montreal-based Homeshake is Peter Sager (also known as a guitarist of Mac DeMarco and co.) and friends.



Little teaser from the Homeshake tape, coming out January via Fixture Records. Recorded with help from jack and mac at the smoke pit and jizz jazz.



Yo La Tengo – Before We Run
Animated by Emily Hubley, the song is taken from the forthcoming album “Fade,” recorded with John McEntire at Soma Studios in Chicago. 
Due out on January 14th (UK) / 15th (US) via Matador. Pre-order, HERE
“Fade” deluxe numbered edition includes a bonus 7″ featuring two exclusive covers: I Saw The Light (Todd Rundgren) b/w Move To California (Times New Viking), and the vinyl includes MP3 download coupon featuring exclusive 11 minute jam.


Yo La Tengo – Stupid Things (single version)

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