March 2014

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Woo are brother’s Mark and Clive Ives, who have been recording music for the past thirty five years. A bedroom band, multi tracking guitars, clarinets with syths and percussion. They created hundreds of tracks, of various styles.”

’1001 Decisions’ is taken from Woo’s latest release “When the Past Arrives” (released on March 18th) via Drag City / Yoga Records, order, HERE.  Woo >> Bandcamp.






Woo “1001 Decisions” (Official Video)

Photo by Victoria VanBruinisse


Tom Brosseau is a folksinger and songwriter from North Dakota, currently resides in Los Angeles, California. “Grass Punks” is his first solo release in 5 years and his 7th studio album to date, available from Crossbill Records USA / Tin Angel Records UK.





Recorded 2011-2012, it is comprised of 9 tracks and was produced by Sean Watkins (Nickel Creek/ Fiction Family/ Watkins Family Hour).

photo by Samuel Dixon


“Oh hello, hello to reach and one of all my children!
My title is Gr-r-r-andma for all these who’s wonder in slumber and still grin!
Follow me to the plunderfull town of Piddletractor, where we will search for my naughty little nephew, Alewishus, the clown prince of Piddletractor! “


Grandma Sparrow & his Piddletractor Orchestra is a psychedelic children’s song-cycle for adults that reveals Joe Westerlund’s fascination with collage, improvisation, humor, and the convergence of atonal and popular melodies. It’s the kind of project that is rarely dreamed up these days, rarer still to be executed with such skill, bravado and glee (complete with an amateur youth choir). An over-the-top, richly realized musical vision from an over-the-top musical visionary, Westerlund (Megafaun, Gayngs, Califone) takes the listener on a wild ride of audio collage, drifts of radio static, and orchestrated grooves–the Beach Boys and Charles Ives wandering through Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood. It’s another bold production from Spacebomb Records, ever dedicated to the redefinition of what a record can be in the 21st century.”

Grandma Sparrow & his Piddletractor Orchestra,” recorded at the new Spacebomb Studios formerly known as the Songwire Studios in Richmond, VA.  Out on May 20th via Spacebomb Records, Pre-order, HERE.

RIYL: Neil Innes, Vivian Stanshall… The Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band!!

“大人たちのための、サイケデリックなチルドレンズ・ソングサイクル” だそうデス。グランマ・スパロウことジョー・ウェスターランドのソロ・プロジェクトのデビュー・アルバムがマシュウ・E. ホワイトのレーベル、スペースボムから近々登場します! ジョー・ウェスターランドは、先だってミニマリスト・コンポーザーのArnold Dreyblattとのコラボレイション・アルバムを出したメガフォーンのカナメの人、またベニントン・カレッジでアンソニー・コールマンやミルフォード・グレイヴスを学び音楽学位を取得したというコンポーザーでもあり、そしてジャスティン・バーノンやマシュウ・E. ホワイトたちと共演したアラン・ローマックス再解釈企画 “Sounds of the South” のコ・プロデューサーでもありましたが、そんな繋がりからか、マシュウ・E. ホワイトからのアプローチがあり、彼のレーベルからのソロ・アルバムが実現したとの由。モンティ・パイソンのユーモア=ボンゾ・ドッグのオモシロサを彷彿とさせるようなところもありますよ。



Grandma Sparrow & his Piddletractor Orchestra Album Teaser



Sam Moss is a Brattleboro, Vermont based songwriter and string player. In fall 2013 he released his eighth solo album, No Kingdom. Moss has also released two albums with the old-time duo, The Howling Kettles, and compiled Imaginational Anthem Volume Five for Tompkins Square Records. In fall 2012 he was in residence at The MacDowell Colony in Peterborough, NH. His work has won high praise from NPR, Dusted, Pop Matters, and Blurt Magazine, among others.




All tracks recorded at home in Brattleboro, VT, except 7 and 8, which were recorded at The MacDowell Colony in Peterborough, NH.
Mixed and mastered at Nada Sound Studio by Eric Carbonara.
All songs © 2013 Sam Moss.
released 15 October 2013



Real Estate – The Making of Atlas
“Atlas,” the third full-length release from Real Estate, was recorded over the summer and fall of 2013 with producer Tom Schick (Rufus Wainwright, Mavis Staples, Low), out on March 4th via Domino.


WATCH more :: NPR First Listen Live: Real Estate, ‘Atlas’, HERE!



Stream the new track which is taken from the forthcoming full-length “Love” by Brooklyn, NY-based Amen Dunes aka (a Philadelphia native) Damon McMahon. The third album was recorded in Montreal with members of Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Colin Stetson, and Elias Ronnenfelt (Iceage). Due out on May 13th via Sacred Bones.

Pre-order, HERE.




taken from the “Rumble” EP by Anthony LaMarca, released 09 July 2013.

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.


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