February 2015

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R.I.P. Christopher Rainbow (1946-2015)

“Chris’s real name is Christopher Harley and he changed it to Rainbow to avoid confusion with Steve Harley of Cockney Rebel fame. After Home of the Brave he released Looking Over My Shoulder and White Trails – both excellent albums. The standout tracks on second album is ‘Dear Brian’, a tribute to Brian Wilson – arguably the greatest Beach Boys tribute record of all time.”


Chris Rainbow – Love You Eternally

“The MusicNOW: 10 Years compilation is set for digital release just prior to the 10th edition of this eclectic music festival of the same name founded in 2006 by Bryce Dessner of The National. MusicNOW Festival set out with a mission to present the best in contemporary music, offer artists an opportunity to take risks, commission new work and attempt innovative collaborations.” BRASSLAND

Sounds of the South (featuring Justin Vernon & Sharon Van Etten): “Trials, Troubles, Tribulations”

ブライス・デスナー(The National)によって2006年に立ち上げられ10年に亘り続けられてきたミュージック・フェス『MusicNOW』のコンピレーション(デジタル・リリースのみの模様)です。Dirty Projectors, Sufjan Stevens, Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon, Bonnie “Prince” Billy, Grizzly Bear, My Brightest Diamondなどなど、未発表のパフォーマンス音源を収録。10周年を祝う今年は3月に5日間に亘って開催され、The National, Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Caroline Shaw, Sufjan Stevens, Nico Muhly, Will Butler, So Percussion, Mina Tindle, Perfume Genius、他が参加するとの由。

MusicNOW: 10 Years  
01: Sounds of the South (featuring Justin Vernon & Sharon Van Etten): “Trials, Troubles, Tribulations”
02: Robin Pecknold (of Fleet Foxes): “Silver Dagger”
03: Sufjan Stevens: “The Owl And The Tanager”
04: eighth blackbird: “Omie Wise”
05: My Brightest Diamond: “I Have Never Loved Someone”
06: Dirty Projectors: “Emblem of the World”
07: Tinariwen: “Imidiwan Ma Tenam”
08: Tim Hecker: “Chimeras (Live) 2011″
09: Colin Stetson: “Nobu Take”
10: Owen Pallett: “E Is For Estranged”
11: Erik Friedlander: “Airstream Envy”
12: Bonnie “Prince” Billy: “Love Comes To Me”
13: Richard Reed Parry: “Duet for Heart and Breath”
14: Grizzly Bear: “While You Wait For The Others”
15: The Books with Clogs: “Classy Penguin”
16: Andrew Bird: “Section 8 City”
17: Justin Vernon (of Bon Iver): “Love More”

Sounds of the South @ MusicNOW, May 13th 2011
organized by Megafaun, 
featuring Vernon, Sharon Van Etten, Megafaun, Matthew E. White and Fight the Big Bull
“Trials, Troubles, Tribulations” 
written by Estil C. Ball, originally entitled ‘Tribulations‘ and was recorded in 1959.

SEX AND BROADCASTINGa documentary about wfmu

Trailer for Tim K. Smith’s new documentary of the beloved New Jersey Radio Station WFMU!

John Reilly & Friends: NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert

John Reilly with Tom Brosseau, Becky Stark (Lavender Diamond, The Living Sisters), Andru Bemis (banjo and fiddle), and Soul Coughing’s Sebastian Steinberg (upright bass).
February 03, 2015

Set List
“It’s Never Too Late” 0:00
“Wayward Traveler” 3:40
“Rock Of Ages” 9:12
“Blues Stay Away From Me” 3:13

released 06 January 2015

Andru Bemis: Nobody to Keep Me Down

“This is a short documentary I made for school. In early November of 2014 I went to South Haven, Michigan to profile Andru Bemis. He has been a musician for most of his life, releasing several folk albums and touring the US and Mexico. But Andru has also been running a music and arts community center called Foundry Hall for the last seven years in his hometown. The building that Foundry Hall has occupied during that time had been donated for it’s use while the owner determined whether to keep or sell the building. I went to Michigan to learn more about Andru and Foundry Hall.”

The Shivers – Puppy Dog
first single off new album “Forever Is A Word” coming any day at FOREVERISAWORD.COM and ITunes, Amazon etc….  Starring Tessa Thompson of Sundance Winner “Dear White People” and Oscar nominated “Selma”.  Directed by The Shivers own Keith Zarriello.

数年前にKickstarterで制作費を募ってましたが、遂に完成か? かつてレディング・ハンター(Peter and the Wolf)が惚れ込んで自身のレーベルWhiskey and Applesからリリースしたシヴァーズの2004年のアルバム『Charades』も、去年リマスターの限定盤としてリイシューされてマス。

10th anniversary remastered / limited edition of “Charades” is available through Keeled Scales. 0rder, HERE.

SISTERS comprise of Andrew Vait (Eternal Fair) and Emily Westman (Lemolo)

Seattle-based band SISTERS’ debut EP “Diamonds of Gold” (released 23 September 2014) is available through their bandcamp.

SISTERS – Back 2 U (Live) 

Taken from Rima Kato’s first full-length album “faintly lit,” out NOW via flau.

Taken from Tiny Ruin‘s “Brightly Painted One” album (2014, Arch Hill Recordings / Bella Union)

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