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Generationals (Ted Joyner and Grant Widmer)



“Exciting times are upon us — our new record Alix is coming out on September 16 on Polyvinyl Records! We went up to Oregon to record this one with the maniacal genius Richard Swift and we couldn’t be happier with how it turned out.”


Here’s a latest track from Generationals‘ upcoming new full-length album “Alix” (produced by Richard Swift (The Shins, Foxygen, Tennis), out on September 16th via Polyvinyl records. The song ‘Gold Silver Diamond’ reminds me of the same sweet tenderness as Cults.
Pre-order, HERE.


The Singing House demo
A short demonstration of latest Quintronic’s musical invention called THE SINGING HOUSE. This is an analog “drone synth” which is completely modulated by the weather. (via Dangerous Minds)

Quintron – Elevator, from “Sucre Du Sauvage”

Robert Rolston aka Quintron is a nightclub organist and inventor, based New Orleans, Louisiana, regularly accompanied by his wife Miss Pussycat, who sings backup and plays maracas at the Spellcaster Lodge in New Orleans. He plays music on a custom made Hammond / Rhodes combo synthesizer / organ, and his own patented invention THE DRUM BUDDY. Quintron’s latest album “Sucre Du Sauvage” (2011) is available via Goner Records.


Photo by Morgan Sasser

THE MUSIC BOX, A Shantytown Sound Laboratory


The Music Box – Oct 22
The New Orleans Airlift presents The Music Box: A Shantytown Sound Library. Short teaser edit of the opening night performance, October 22, 2011.  Featuring Shantytown Orchestra, conducted by Quintron.

The Brooklyn-based artist Swoon is bringing a landmark permanent sculpture to the Bywater neighborhood of New Orleans. This “house” will also function as a musical instrument. A growing group of local and national sound artists are creating interactive instruments that will be built into its walls and floorboards allowing visitors to bring the house to life through their touch. This fall they will debut prototypes in a temporary installation called THE MUSIC BOX, A Shantytown Sound Laboratory.

Biff Rose appears on bandcamp now, HERE.



from 1968′s album “The Thorn in Mrs. Rose’s Side” (Tetragrammaton, re-released on Buddha), co-written by Rose and Paul Williams. the song was covered by David Bowie on his album Hunky Dory (1971). The song was originally released by Tiny Tim on the B-side to his 1968 hit single ‘Tiptoe through the Tulips.’



from 1969′s album “Children of Light” (Tetragrammaton, re-released on Buddha), featuring Van Dyke Parks on Moog.

RIYL: Tiny Tim, David Bowie, John Simon, Randy Newman, Paul Williams, Ian Whitcomb ….

Photo by Cameron Wittig























Dark Dark dark – Bright Bright Bright


‘Bright Bright Bright ‘ is the title track for hailing from Minneapolis/New York/New Orleans chamber-folk sextet DARK DARK DARK‘s latest 6 song EP, following up to their 2008 debut full-length “The Snow Magic.” The EP is out now on Supply and Demand Music, produced and mixed on analog equipment by Tom Herbers (WHY?, Low, Retribution Gospel Choir, The Jayhawks, Fog), recorded at Sacred Heart Studios in a former church overlooking Lake Superior.  They are currently recording new material for the next album (due Fall of 2010) at the historic Music Box Theatre in Minneapolis with Tom Herbers again.


Dark Dark Dark – Junk Bones (Odd Nosdam Remix)
Taken from previous Dark Dark Dark Remix 7″ (Dosh + Odd Nosdam Remixes)





Video for “Colors” (Tom Inhaler Remix) from the Dark Dark Dark remix EP
Directed by D.R. Kelley, openheartstudio.com
Director of photography: Zak Mulligan   Produced by Matt Medlin

LISTEN :: Dark Dark Dark @Daytrotter session, Sep 29, 2009