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‘Love Me’ is the single off of Relatives’ forthcoming “Former Friends” EP, due out on May 2nd, 2014. Relatives bandcamp, HERE.

The Relatives was created in New York City in 2007 by Ian McLellan Davis (a singer, arranger / composer and multi-instrumenalist, and also known for his another band with Adam Schatz, Landlady), Katie Vogel and Gabriel Gall. Now the group comprises of Ian and Katie with Ross Edwards,  Ian Chang (Son Lux, Landlady), Spencer Zahn (Brazos, Empress Of), Booker Stardrum (Landlady, Cloud Becomes Your Hand), Connell Thompson, Zubin Hensler (The Westerlies), Andy Clausen (The Westerlies), Andrew Mulherkar.

ダニエル・ロッセン(Grizzly Bear)のソロEP「Silent Hour/Golden Mile」のブラス・アレンジメントもイアン・デイヴィスでした。 

Dead Oceans

Brazos – How The Ranks Was Won (Official Video)
Directed by Martin Crane

Originally hailing from Austin TX., currently Brooklyn resident, Martin McNulty Crane a.k.a. Brazos set to release his Dead Oceans debut full-length ” Saltwater” on May 28th. It was recorded with his new bandmates Spencer Zahn (bass) and Ian Chang (drums), and mixed by Sandro Perri.

from Brazos’ self-released debut album “Phosphorescent Blues”
‘The Observer’ is the 1969 Rich poem Crane put to music.
released 10 November 2009

The Observer (by Adrienne Rich・アドリエンヌ・リッチ)

Completely protected on all sides by volcanoes
a woman, darkhaired, in stained jeans
sleeps in central Africa.
In her dreams, her notebooks, still
private as maiden diaries,
the mountain gorillas move through their life term;
their gentleness survives
observation. Six bands of them
inhabit, with her, the wooded highland.
When I lay me down to sleep
unsheltered by any natural guardians
from the panicky life-cycle of my tribe
I wake in the old cellblock
observing the daily executions,
rehearsing the laws
I cannot subscribe to,
envying the pale gorilla-scented dawn
she wakes into, the stream where she washes her hair,
the camera-flash of her quiet


Brazos – Charm
Live at Braund Sound Studio on Feb 25, 2013 in Greenpoint, Brooklyn

released 20 January 2012
Brooklyn’s “Zombie Jazz” group, Father Figures comprise of Spencer Zahn, Jas Walton, Adam Schatz, Ian Chang, Ross Edwards.