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“Rick Brown (V-Effect , Run On and more) was born in San Francisco, CA and is a clerical worker at a law school in NYC. Che Chen (True Primes) was born in New Haven, CT and works for a cancer diagnostics company in Stonybrook, NY. They met via myspace and started playing together as 75 Dollar Bill approximately eight years later. Brown plays percussion and homemade horns and Chen plays electric guitar.”

ヨ・ラ・テンゴ、トータスにも縁あるNY DOWN TOWN / エクスペリメンタル・ミュージックのベテラン、リック・ブラウン(Fish & Roses, Les Batteries, Peach Cobbler, Run On, Timber, V-Effect)が、myspaceを通じて出会ったNYのマルチ・インストゥルメンタリスト、2年前には来日してAsunaと共演もしているチェ・チェン(one half of True Primes)とのプロジェクト。アラビックなキャプテン・ビーフハートと聴こえてくるようなオモシロさも。

released 17 June 2014
Rick Brown: percussion and cardboard tubes on “C.T.F.M.T.”
Che Chen: electric guitar and cardboard tubes on “C.T.F.M.T.”
guest musicians:
Sue Garner: vocal and maraca on “Yes We Can Can”
Andrew Lafkas: contrabass on “WZN#3″
Karen Waltuch: viola on “WZN#3″
“WZN#3″ recorded live at Troost cafe, Greenpoint, Brooklyn, NY. 2/8/14
“Yes We Can Can” recorded live at Troost cafe, Greenpoint, Brooklyn, NY. 11/9/13

FRANKIE COSMOS at the Wilderness Bureau

Greta Kline/Frankie Cosmos on guitar & vocals
Aaron Maine/Ronnie Mystery on rockin drums & some vocals
David Maine/David Mystery on slapping the bass & bangin da keys
Gabrielle Smith/Gabby Teardrop on harmonies and something

Trummors, begun in 2010 in Greenpoint, Brooklyn and now West Saugerties, NY-based Folk/Country duo comprises of Anne Cunningham and David Lerner (known best to some for his years of work with Ted Leo & The Pharmacists), has released their second full-length “Moorish Highway” via Ernest Jenning Record Co..

“Moorish Highway” was recorded at Drawing Room in Kingston, NY by Justin Rice (Bishop Allen), and mixed by Eli Walker at Isokon in Woodstock, NY. with a cast of talented backing players including drummer Otto Hauser (Vetiver), guitarist Kevin Barker (Johanna Newsom), bassist James Preston (Zachary Cale), and pedal steel guitarist Marc Orleans (D. Charles Speer and the Helix).

The Viking of 6th Avenue by Dog Days Films

“The inspirational true story of Moondog, the legendary musician and New York icon whose life was an unexpected, outrageous adventure.”

Support the film until June 26 at HERE!

Moondog’s World @Dog Days Films

‘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。 

A new song by Relatives featuring The Westerlies (plus Andrew Mulherkar)
Filmed by Sasha Arutyunova and recorded by Jacob Blumberg
Words and Music by Katie Vogel and Ian McLellan Davis
Horn arrangement by Ian McLellan Davis

Katie Vogel – vocals
Ian McLellan Davis – piano and vocals
Zubin Hensler – trumpet
Riley Mulherkar – trumpet
Andrew Mulherkar – tenor saxophone
Andy Clausen – trombone
Willem De Koch – trombone

from Relatives

Relatives – New Haven

Relatives Music Soundcloud, HERE.

The Westerlies are a New York based brass quartet comprised of four friends from Seattle, Washington. Avid explorers of cross-genre territory, The Westerlies are a collectively run ensemble dedicated to the cultivation of a new brass quartet repertoire that exists in the ever-narrowing gap between American folk music, jazz, classical, and indie rock. The Westerlies have also collaborated with Wayne Horvitz, Dave Douglas, Bill Frisell, and Juilliard Dance. Members of the Westerlies currently study at The Juilliard School and Manhattan School of Music.

Their debut album “Wish The Children Would Come on Home: The Music of Wayne Horvitz,” will be released in March 2014 on Vancouver, BC label Songlines Records.

released 17 July 2013, taken from “The Signs That Mock Me As I Go” EP. 
all songs written by ian davis and katie vogel,
produced by mason jar music

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