March 2013

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painting by Sue Garner

Morr Music set to reissue 1993’s “SUPERPOWERLESS” (as 2LP/CD) album by Dump, a lo-fi home recording project by James McNew (Yo La Tengo)! Available on March 19th. Stream the album on PopMatters, HERE. Also, 1994′s “I Can Hear Music” (as 3LP/2CD) and a collector’s 5LP-Box (“Superpowerless” 2LP and “I Can Hear Music” 3LP) is available.

Dump -Superpowerless

“The year was 1994. Americans thrilled to the latest episodes of
“Friends” and “Frasier,” assholes smoked cigars in public with impunity,
the New York Knicks lost to the Houston Rockets in the NBA finals, and
Lo-Fi music was sweeping the nation!
Largely due to the astronomical
success of Dump’s debut album, Superpowerless, the music world shifted
dramatically away from the grandeur of Grunge and the pomp and
circumstance of Alternative Rock. Following Dump’s lead, bands had
turned away from the bloated, inaccessible recording studio system and
embraced 4-track cassette recording as the industry standard. In his
memorable article for Rockpool, Steven Hawking described this new
musical phenomenon as “Lo-Fi.”
–an excerpt from the Liner Notes by James MacNew himself

Sweet Dreams Press presents
Jad Fair, Norman Blake and Tenniscoats
Japan Tour 2013


5月10日(金)東京・渋谷 オ・ネスト
5月11日(土)東京・渋谷 オ・ネスト
5月15日(水)松本 MOLE HALL
5月16日(木)名古屋 得三
5月17日(金)京都 アバンギルド
5月18日(土)神戸 旧グッゲンハイム邸

詳細はコチラ、Sweet Dreams Pressで。

Jad Fair & Norman Blake – Red Dress (Café&Pop Torgal)
Jad Fair (Half Japanese) y Norman Blake (Teenage Fanclub) interpretando “Red Dress” en el Café&Pop Torgal de Ourense (12/05/2012).

Norman Blake & Jad Fair “The story of an artist”
(Daniel Johnston cover, from the album “Don’t Be Scared” in July 1982)

Bite Sized Sets: U.S. Girls Live at Comet Ping Pong
(via All Our Noise)

U.S. Girls’ fourth album “GEM,” released late last year, has been available on FatCat.
>> U.S. Girls bandcamp / Slim Twig bandcamp

Gilded Cage

Billy Joe Royal – Down in the Boondocks (1965)
Billy Joe Royal performing ‘Down In The Boondocks,’ a song written by Joe South.
Recorded near the Atlantic shores of Georgia, USA during 1965.

Joanna Newsom performed a cover of Sandy Denny’s The North Star Grassman And The Ravens’ (1971) for the Fall ‘13 video from Melissa Coker’s L.A.-based collection Wren.

Wren / FW13 / Joanna Newsom
Directed by Maximilla Lukacs

and…… WATCH another video filmed by Maximilla Lukacs.

Pajo “Where Eagles Dare” (2009)
Directed Shot and Edited by Maximilla Lukacs
Music written by Glenn Danzig
Performed by PAJO, from the album “Scream With Me”
Black Tent Press/Wildlife Vinyl


“Uwasa no Onna” Theme (1954)
The opening theme from 1954 film “Uwasa no onna・噂の女” (The Woman in the Rumor aka The Crucified Woman, directed by Kenji Mizoguchi・溝口健二, original music by Mayuzumi Toshiro・黛敏郎. Clavioline, musical saw, steel guitar…


JB Meijers is releasing his 2nd solo album “The Secret Year” (the first was Catching Ophelia, 2009/V2), due out on March 22nd via Basta Music. The album was recorded in Brussels’ ICP Studios, contains 10 self-written and -produced songs.

“J.B. Meijers (1972) is a respected producer and musician. He has worked with an impressive list of names on the Dutch music scene, including De Dijk, Carice van Houten, Acda en De Munnik, Go Back To The Zoo, Eboman, Metropole Orkest, Daryll-Ann, and Frank Boeijen.  He has also shared stages and studios with such non-Dutch artists as Solomon Burke, Van Dyke Parks, Ken Stringfellow, (The Posies, REM), Steve Shelley (Sonic Youth) and Howe Gelb (Giant Sand). He recently produced albums by Dusty Stray, Sonja van Hamel and Eva Auad, all released on Basta Music. JB continues to be involved with Basta, this time as recording artist.” –Basta Music

From the album The Secret Year’” by JB Meijers, set for release March 22, 2013.

Stream the 4 tracks taken from 2012′s album “Botanicula,” a soundtrack for comuter game (created by Jaromír Plachý and Amanita Design), by Czech electro-acoustic duo DVA (Bára Kratochvílová and Jan Kratochvíl). Music composed and recorded by DVA. Mastered by Ondřej Ježek at Jámor studio. 
Order LP, HERE or Digital on their bandcamp.

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