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a trailer for the upcoming new album “Megafaun”

Following-up to the last year’s mini-album “Heretofore,” Durham, NC-based Megafaun‘s self-titled third full-length album is due out on September 20th via Hometapes. It was recorded late last year at their former bandmate (DeYarmond Edison) Justin Vernon’s April Base Studios in Fall Creek, WI, and self-produced with the help of BJ Burton. ‘These Words’ is taken from the new album.

Megafaun – These Words

Megafaun – Kaufman’s Ballad
taken from the second album “Gather, Form & Fly” (Hometapes/2009)


DeYarmond Edison – Where We Belong from an unreleased EP (2006).
DeYarmond Edison (2002–2006) was founded by Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon and Megafaun’s Brad Cook, Phil Cook, Joe Westerlund. They re-united for a three-song set at The Fader Fort at SXSW. 2011.

ASTW Presents | Sounds of the South @ MusicNOW ft. Megafaun, Fight The Big Bull, Justin Vernon & Sharon Van Etten, May 13th 2011
Justin Vernon and Sharon Van Etten duet in a performance of ‘Trials, Troubles, Tribulations’ from a special collaboration between Megafaun, Fight The Big Bull, Bon Iver and Sharon Van Etten called Sounds Of The South, an evening of re-imaginings of the songs recorded by ethnomusicologist Alan Lomax in his early travels.

ALL TINY CREATURES / Harbors (Contrarede)
Release Date 2011.6.22 / Price 1,980 yen (with tax)
解説:Sara Padgett Heathcott (Hometapes Records)

All Tiny Creatures – An Iris

From Madison, Wisconsin, All Tiny Creatures is a new project by Thomas Wincek of Collection of Colonies of Bees and Volcano Choir, with Ben Derickson, Andrew Fitzpatrick, Matthew Skemp. The first full-legth “Harbors” is available on Hometapes and Contrarede (Japan / out on June 22nd).  Joining All Tiny Creatures vocalists Thomas Wincek and Andrew Fitzpatrick are Volcano Choir bandmate Justin Vernon (Bon Iver), Roberto Carlos Lange (Helado Negro & Epstein), Phil Cook, Brad Cook, and Joe Westerlund (Megafaun), Ryan Olcott (12 Rods, Mystery Palace), Matthew Byars (The Caribbean), and Jennifer Fitzpatrick (a scientist and Andrew’s wife).
ボン・イヴェールの最新作 (『BON IVER』 via HOSTESS) と同日リリース!

All Tiny Creatures – An Iris (featuring Justin Vernon)
Directed by Michinori Saigo (contrarede)

contrarede presents

7/6 (wed)   Shibuya, WWW (03-5458-7676)
7/8 (fri)      Osaka FANDANGO (06-6308-1621)
7/9 (sat)     Nagoya, APOLLO THEATER (052-261-5308)
7/10 (sun)  Hamamatsu G-SIDE (053-541-5067)
7/11 (mon) Matsumoto ALECX (0263-38-0050)
further information:
contrarede phone: 03-5773-5061 / epistula@contrarede.com

Brad Laner – Feelin’ Stronger Every Day (Chicago cover)

A collaborative 12” by noise pop legend Brad Laner (of The Internal Tulips) and Finnish experimental trio Joensuu 1685 is available for the first time in North America today. The limited edition vinyl-only project, first unveiled as a European Record Store Day item last month, was released by Oslo-based label Splendour (Of Montreal, Casio Kids) and is distributed in North America exclusively by Hometapes.

Stream ::  Breathe Owl Breathe’s “Magic Central” at MBV.
“Magic Central” (CD / LP+MP3) is due out on September 28th via Hometapes.

Breathe Owl Breathe – Lake Light

Help the wonderful Breathe Owl Breathe make a book, Something for the Kidz on Kickstarter!

contrarede presents

11/8 (mon) Shibuya O-WEST
11/10(wed) Nagoya HUCKFINN
11/11(thu) Osaka, sunsui

Total info : contrarede 03-5773-5061

Bon Iver – Blood Bank (from “BLOOD BANK” EP)
Collections of Colonies of Bees – Flocks III (from “Birds”)
Volcano Choir – Island, IS (from “UNMAP”)

All Tiny Creatures – An Iris (Feat. Justin Vernon)

All Tiny Creatures is the project of Collections of Colonies of Bees/ Volcano Choir multi-instrumentalist Thomas Wincek, the debut full length “Harbors” featuring Justin Vernon (Bon Iver), Megafaun and Ryan Olcott (12 Rods, Mystery Palace), will be out in early 2011 via Hometapes.

Volcano Chior:
Justin Vernon – Bon Iver
Jon Mueller, Chris Rosenau, Jim Schoenecker,
Daniel Spack, Thomas Wincek – Collections of Colonies of Bees

Collections Of Colonies of Bees @ Cactus Club (Live), Milwuakee, WI
91.7 WMSE Radio Summer Camp 2010
Their 6th album “GIVING” is due out on October 13th via Contrarede.

Breathe Owl Breathe – Own Stunts

Breathe Owl Breathe – Swimming

Northern Michigan’s trio Breathe Owl Breathe are Micah Middaugh (guitar, vocals), Andréa Moreno-Beals (cello, vocals) and Trevor Hobbs (percussion). Their forthcoming full length “Magic Central” (CD / LP+MP3) is due out on September 28th via Hometapes.

WATCH :: opbmusic: In Studio Performances
LISTEN :: Daytrotter session (Apr 18, 2010)

Breathe Owl Breathe from their 4th of July festival closing set.

Breathe Owl Breathe – Own Stunts, a song from “Magic Central”
The first video from the album, directed / shot by Weston Currie.

Brad Laner – Eyes Close
From the album “Natural Selections” coming out on August 24th via  Hometapes. Video by Josh Laner.

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