Deerhoof / Marc Ribot’s Ceramic Dog
Limited edition split 7” (1,000 copies)
Available ONLY at Record Store Day on April 19th
“A split 7″ deserves a split write-up. So, Northern Spy asked Deerhoof’s Greg Saunier and Ceramic Dog’s Marc Ribot to write something about this record. Turns out there’s some mutual respect here. I guess it’d be weird if there wasn’t.”
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Cloud Becomes Your Hand is a Brooklyn based avant-rock five-piece, comprised of Stephe Cooper – guitar/vox, Weston Minissali – synthesizer, Hunter Jack- violin, Sam Sowyrda – malletKat and Booker Stardrum – drums. Their forthcoming release “Rocks or Cakes” album is due out on February 25th via Northern Spy Records. Pre-order, HERE. Vinyl LP pressed by Feeding Tube Records.
Cloud Becomes Your Hand – Doggy Paddle
Directed by Japanese animator Nanako Tsuruta・つる田なな子
Stream the Hubble’s new track ‘A Long Way From Home’ (Kinks cover), taken from the second Hubble LP “Hubble Eagle”, available October 29th 2013 on Vinyl and Digital formats via NNA Tapes.
Ben Greenberg (also of the Men) began Hubble in 2011 as a solo guitar project extended from his prior work with avant-rock band Zs and punk-fuck band Pygmy Shrews.
Salem Art Works Arnold Dreyblatt
Salem Art Works house show featuring Arnold Dreyblatt and the Orchestra of Excited Strings on 9/12/08. Dreyblatt and Megafaun band members Brad and Phil Cook and Joe
Westerlund spent a weeklong residency at SAW proir to the show rehersing
“Appalachian Excitation,” the collaborative album between the minimalist composer/visual artist Arnold Dreyblatt and North Carolina psych folk trio Megafaun, is out on September 17th via Northern Spy Records. Pre-order, HERE.
“This was what I was trying to do in 1980, get a jazz band to play country and western and get a record label to pay to record it and put it out. The closest I could get to that was Shockabilly and obviously that was a sidetrack. So listening to this is really gratifying! Let’s see if anybody else likes it!” – Dr. Eugene Chadbourne
Taken from the forthcoming release via Northern Spy Records, Bryan and the Haggards featuring Dr. Eugene Chadbourne “Merles Just Want To Have Fun” is due out October 29th.
Merles Just Wanna Have Fun is a ridiculous spirited, lovingly raucous tribute to one of country’s greats, Merle Haggard. As with Willie Nelson, there’s a bit of jazzy sensibility to Haggard’s music. The tunes aren’t mere three-chord rockers, giving a sextet of exceptional musicians like Bryan and the Haggards featuring Dr. Eugene Chadbourne plenty to work with. And as with Nelson (Poncho to his Lefty, or the other way around), Haggard’s songs are full of character, or rebels and patriots and world-weary travelers. — Northern Spy
Chris Forsyth – The First 10 Minutes of Cocksucker Blues Soundtrack
Northern Spy Records has announced their new signee Philadelphia guitarist Chris Forsyth, his solo album entitled “Kenzo Deluxe” will be released on July 10th. As a sneak peek of the sounds on “Kenzo Deluxe,” Chris has released a video teaser of “Never Meant to Change the World (Cocksucker Blues),” his soundtrack to the unreleased Rolling Stones 1972′s North American tour documentary by Robert Frank in support of their album Exile on Main St.
“Forsyth has toured throughout Europe and the US, sharing stages with such like-minded artists as Steve Gunn, Bill Orcutt, Ignatz, Rhys Chatham, and Träd Gräs och Stenar, and, from 2002 to 2011, as a member of Peeesseye. He has also collaborated with artists including Meg Baird, Tetuzi Akiyama, Mike Pride, Nate Wooley, Shawn Edward Hansen, and choreographers Miguel Gutierrez and RoseAnne Spradlin, among others. Currently in the works are a split cassette for the Preservation label with Loren Connors, and a collaboration with choreographer Meg Foley.”
Donovan Quinn – Shadow On The Stone from “Honky Tonk Medusa”
Northern Spy has announced their new signee – San Francisco’s folk-pop songsmiths Donovan Quinn already known for his work of the past decade with Verdure and The Skygreen Leopards and his recent project, Donovan Quinn & the 13th Month (last summer, their 2nd full-length “Your Wicked Man” was co-released by Soft Abuse and Shrimper Records). The first NSPY/Quinn LP/CD “Honky Tonk Medusa” will be released on Valentines Day. “Honky Tonk Medusa” employs San Francisco musicians, Jason Quever (Papercuts), Michael Tapscott (Odawas), along with his regular rhythm section of Nick Marcantonio and Michael Carreira. In addition to the music the album features artwork by San Francisco artist Joe Roberts and liner notes by Elisa Ambrogio (Magik Markers, 200 Years) & Ben Chasney (Six Organs of Admittance).