January 2013

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(released 27 October 2009)

“Why should jazz have all the fun? Pop and indie artists too seldom throw their creative weight into the art of interpretation. But the sometimes dormant tradition is alive and well in a new revival of songs from The Point!, Harry Nilsson‘s 1971 cult-classic film and soundtrack, featuring new arrangements by Andrew Bird, Martha Wainwright, DeVotchKa, Nada Surf, and other contemporary artists.”  –Amano Recording

MVD Visual released a DVD of The Point! on November 20, 2012, The Definitive Collector’s Edition includes the animated film plus twenty-five minutes of bonus material including: Who Is Harry Nilsson?, Pitching the Point, Making the Point, and Legacy Of The Point. 

Elliott Smith Lost Footage
Directed by Paul Thomas Anderson for the pilot episode of The Jon Brion Show (2000) 
Featuring Elliott Smith & Brad Mehldau (via),
uploaded by Paul Thomas Anderson’s YouTube channel Al Rose Promotions named after the “There Will Be Blood” character.

The Woolen Men are Alex Geddes, Lawton Browning and Raf Spielman (Eggy Records founder). They live and work in Portland, OR. Raf previously released an album of solo material under his Polyps moniker for the Woodsist sister label Hello Sunshine

‘Mayonnaise’ is taken from their upcoming Woodsist debut self-titled LP, following a handful of largely self-released EPs. Out on March 5th, 2013.


from tour tape no. 1, released 01 December 2012

Montreal-based lo-fi soul pop group Homeshake (previously posted), the solo recording project of Peter Sagar (Sans Aids, Outdoor Miners), set to release the debut 9-song cassette “The Homeshake Tape” on January 29th via Fixture Records (Freelove Fenner, Sheer Agony, Dirty Beaches, Chevalier Avant Garde). Recorded mostly at home with the help of Jackson MacIntosh (Sheer Agony) and Mac DeMarco. Pre-order is available now.

“Using the move as an opportunity to leave behind his previous project Sans Aids and start fresh, Peter began writing and recording songs that blended the 60s and 70s Memphis soul sound of Hi Records artists like Ann Peebles and O.V. Wright with the melancholy guitar-driven songwriting of 50s balladeers like Roy Orbison.”

Julian Lynch – Pitchfork Weekly (via)
Julian Lynch performs stripped down versions of songs off his upcoming album.

Coming off the heels of last year’s Terra, Julian Lynch has finalized the work on his newest album, Lines, which you can expect in stores March 26th, 2013.

In addition to recording and performing music, Lynch currently leads a parallel life as a PhD student in Anthropology and Ethnomusicology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He has a show planned for those in the region on February 23 at the Icehouse in Minneapolis. — Underwater Peoples Records

Julian Lynch – Carios kelleyi I by underwaterpeoples
Pre-order, HERE.

‘Who Will Break Your Heart’ is taken from the latest 11-track album “Another Ugly Face” by a Brooklyn-based multi-instrumentalist and singer-songwriter Andrea Schiavelli.

Who Will Break Your Heart by Andrea Schiavelli

Exercises in the benevolent hangover in loving memory of Roger Miller.
released 09 December 2012
Performed and Recorded by Andrea Schiavelli
Produced by Tristan Shepher

“Songs I Wish I Wrote” is the ten-song collection of Anthony LaMarca’s favorite songs
that he wish he could write…

Anthony LaMarca is a member of The Building and co-founder of Primary Records. He has also recorded and performed with Dean & Britta, St Vincent, David Byrne, Spoon, Aaron Roche, and many others on the Primary label. “Songs I Wish I Wrote” is OUT NOW on its bandcamp.

“So consider this my time to not be me, to take a moment and pretend I am a great showman, a broadway romanticist. Not worrying about a song’s function but simply enjoying the melody, or the everlasting power of a love song.” –AL

‘I Don’t Want to Live on the Moon’ was written by Jeff Moss, and the song was sung by Jim Henson as “Ernie” (from “Sesame Street”).

“Songs I Wish I Wrote”
released 15 January 2013
Performed / Recorded by Anthony LaMarca at home.
Cello on Crying by Megan LaMarca
Cover photo by David Pokrivnak

Just A Gigolo – Caesar/Casucci/Brammer
Tears On My Pillow – Bradford/Lewis
Crying – Orbison/Melson
I’d Love Just Once To See You – Wilson/Love
Maria – Bernstein/Sondheim
Pure Imagination – Bricusse/Newley
I Don’t Want To Live On The Moon – Moss
We’re Gonna Make It – Davis/Smith/Miner
Big White Cloud – Cale
Moonlight Serenade – Miller

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