January 2014

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Real Estate – Talking Backwards (Official Video)

Atlas, the new album from Real Estate, was recorded over the summer and fall of 2013 with producer Tom Schick (Rufus Wainwright, Mavis Staples, Low) at Wilco’s Chicago studio, The Loft. The cover art of “Atlas” (Released 03/03/14 via Domino) features a detail taken from Alexander’s Mural, an iconic North Jersey landmark created by a Polish born painter and sculptor Stefan Knapp.  Now the band comprises of Martin Courtney (guitar/vocals), Matt Mondanile (guitar) and Alex Bleeker (bass/vocals) with their new full-time members, Jackson Pollis(drums) and Matt Kallman (keyboard).

Stream Real Estate‘s new single ‘Talking Backwards’ (Released 24/02/14) off their upcoming release “Atlas”+ watch exclusive behind-the-scenes video from the recording sessions.

Cloud Becomes Your Hand is a Brooklyn based avant-rock five-piece, comprised of Stephe Cooper – guitar/vox, Weston Minissali – synthesizer, Hunter Jack- violin, Sam Sowyrda – malletKat and Booker Stardrum – drums. Their forthcoming release “Rocks or Cakes” album is due out on February 25th via Northern Spy Records. Pre-order, HERE. Vinyl LP pressed by Feeding Tube Records.

Cloud Becomes Your Hand – Doggy Paddle
Directed by Japanese animator Nanako Tsuruta・つる田なな子

“MAJOR TOM (Coming Home)” – Pierre Schilling

(via Dazed Digital)

Michael Head & The Red Elastic Band’s debut EP “Artorius Revisited” (2013, Violette Records)

An English singer-songwriter and musician from Liverpool, Michael William “Mick” Head has been well known as the lead singer and songwriter for Shack and The Pale Fountains in the 1980s, The Red Elastic Band features Andy Diagram and Martin Smith on trumpets, Vicky Mutch on cello, Pete Wilkinson on bass guitar, Sam Christie on drums, Steve Powell on lead guitar and Simon James on flute.

Michael Head & The Red Elastic Band – Newby Street (Official promo)
Video by Jess Rose
Taken from the Artorius Revisited EP (Violette Records)
Now available on iTunes
Documentation of rehearsals for and performance of sell-out show @ Kazimier, Liverpool, 18 October 2013.

WATCH more :: Shack – On The Corner of Miles and Gil Documentary

thanks to Arata-san.

Courtney Barnett – Avant Gardener

Tajette O’Halloran Photography

Courtney Barnett is a Melbourne-based guitar player & singer & songwriter. In 2012 she started her own label, Milk! Records, and released her first EP I’ve Got A Friend Called Emily Ferris to glowing reviews around Australia. That quickly snowballed into International critical acclaim in 2013 with her second EP How To Carve A Carrot Into A Rose.

Cass McCombs – Big Wheel (Official Video) ,
the song is taken from the  Cass McCombs’ seventh-and-a-half album “Big Wheel and Others” (2013, Domino) / Directed by Albert Herter who has been a long-term friend and collaborator of Cass.

劉以鬯 (Liu Yichang)…「對倒」…「花様年華 (In the Mood for Love)」…王家衛

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