March 2013

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from AT 7000

A Hawk and a Hacksaw – You have Already Gone to the Other World
from the AT 7000 film series
Jeremy Barnes and Heather Trost are joined by John Dieterich (Deerhoof) and Nick Petree (Beirut) to perform You Have Already Gone to The Other World (Barnes).

(via WNYC Soundcheck)

A Hawk and a Hacksaw is a band from Albuquerque, New Mexico, currently signed to L.M. Dupli-cation. The band consists of accordionist Jeremy Barnes, who was previously the drummer for Neutral Milk Hotel and Bablicon, and violinist Heather Trost. (Wikipedia)

A Hawk and A Hacksaw’s new double album “You Have Already Gone To The Other World: Music Inspired By Paradjanov’s Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors” will be released on April 2nd via LM Dupli-cation.

Pet-Tich-Eye Kickstarter Kick-Off


Bon Iver, The Rosebuds, The Love Language, Bowerbirds, Mount Moriah, Megafaun, Lost in the Trees, Hammer No More the Fingers, Horseback, Birds of Avalon, Gross Ghost, Bombadil, Toddlers, Hiss Golden Messenger, The Shouting Matches, Motor Skills, The Old Ceremony, Airstrip, Organos, Locus Recordings, The Tender Fruit, Cassis Orange, Prypyat, DJ JYU, Blanko Basnet, Le Weekend, Sacrificial Poets.

Pet-Tich-Eye is a North Carolina creative collaboration project of 30+ musicians, 10 photographers & 10 artists to create a 10-song record & 24-page art book. It will be released on Record Store Day, April 20, 2013. You can listen to full streams of all 10 songs on

Holland‘ was recorded by Joe Hall (Hammer No More the Fingers/ Blanko Basnet.), Matt McCaughan (Bon Iver) and Phil Moore (Bowerbirds).

‘Roll On‘ was recorded by Brad Cook (Megafaun), M.C. Taylor (Hiss Golden Messenger), Jeff Stickley (Hammer No More the Fingers), featuring Chris Boerner, Matt Douglas, Nathan Golub and James Wallace.

California Clap Records has released the debut self-titled solo album from Anna Hillburg (of San Francisco’s power-pop darlings, Dreamdate), available, HERE and its bandcamp. “ANNA HILBURG” was recorded by Greg Ashley (Gris Gris) at the Creamery Studios in Oakland, California, and features guest appearances by Logan Kroeber (The Dodos), Joe Haener (Gris Gris), and Greg Moore (The Moore Brothers, Joanna Newsom).

“A classically trained trumpet player, Anna has spent the last decade in the Bay Area garage rock scene as a songwriter, singer, drummer, and bass player. Her songs have been covered by the likes of Mates of State, and her trumpet playing has been featured on the albums of local artists such as The Dodos (Time to Die 2009), Greg Ashley (Requiem Mass & Other Experiments 2010), and the Fresh & Onlys.” — California Clap Records

Semi-Twang – Making Everybody Cry

Veteran Milwaukee band Semi-Twang‘s latest song ‘Making Everybody Cry’ is taken from their third full-length studio album “The Why And The What For” (due out on March 26th), following 2011′s first album in 23 years, “Wages Of Sin” since 1988′s Warner Bros. debut album “Salty Tears” (recorded by Tchad Blake and Mitchell Froom).

Semi-Twang comprises of John Sieger (guitar/vocals), Mike Sieger (bass/vocals), Mike Hoffmann (guitar/vocals), Bob Jennings (multi-instrumentalist), Bob Schneider (drums) and Jason Klagstad (guitars/vocals).

John Sieger and Semi Twang
John Sieger has led two popular midwest bands, The R&B Cadets (in collaboration with Paul Cebar), who recorded for Twintone Records in the R&B Cadets (1980-86) and the critically acclaimed band Semi-Twang (1986-91). In 1988, “Salty Tears” by Semi-Twang was released with much praise and even landed the band a major label with Warner Brothers. whose Warner Brothers debut “Salty Tears” was hailed by critics as precursor of alternative country.
Artists who have found their way to John’s songs include country star Dwight Yoakam, (I Don’t Need It Done), The BoDeans, (The Strangest Kind), Talking Head Jerry Harrison (Rev It Up and two others), the late Tex-Mex superstar Flaco Jimenez, (I Found Out), alt-country tricksters Robbie Fulks, (You Break It You Pay) and Phil Lee (Neon Tombstone) and folk-rocker Greg Trooper (My Blue Belle and many others). 

“I was on tour with Wooden Wand and we were opening a West Coast tour for Swans. I had three books — Cadillac Desert, Ecology of Fear, and Hotel California — that I was juggling. They all had these themes of un-sustainability and illusion.” –William Tyler (via SPIN)

Stream the whole album now at

From the album Impossible Truth, out March 19, 2013 in North America and April 29, 2013 in the UK and Europe on Merge Records.

Filardo is the artist moniker for Tom Filardo (Total Noise, Bouquet, Key Losers, Asleep In the Sea), former Tempe, currently Los Angeles-based experimental pop singer songwriter. His latest full-length “Falling Up” is available now via (his brother Christian’s label) Holy Page Records.

“Drawing inspiration from the Beach Boys and Wendy Carlos, Filardo pushes contemporary pop music to its limits leaving no sonic field untouched. From the pink panther esque movie score that is “Falling Up” to the noisy motorcycle that haunts “I Still Get Around” Filardo displays his true talent for songwriting. This piece is not to be overlooked!, get psyched!” — Holy Page Org.

released 15 March 2013
“Falling Up” was written, performed, recorded, and produced by Tom Filardo at The Tempe Museum of Contemporary Art, and mastered by Ryan Butler at Arcane Digital in Chandler, AZ.

Filardo – I Can Love You More
off of Filardo’s debut LP “Enter the Edit Suite”

Sonny & the Sunsets – Dark Corners Teaser

“The murder of a close friend of the band led Sonny Smith to think a lot about death and life after death. Shortly after, a visit to a psychic/medium brought Smith into contact with another friend who had died. This encounter with the afterworld inspired many of the lyrics on Antenna to the Afterworld. And what a strangely entertaining odyssey it turned out to be.” –Polyvinyl Records

On June 11th via Polyvinyl, Sonny & The Sunsets will be releasing their new album “Antenna to the Afterworld,” preview the opening track ‘Dark Corners’ from the album. Pre-order, HERE.

Sonny & The Sunsets’ version of John Lennon’s “Imagine.” Available on Record Store Day 2013.

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