Monday, October 31, 2011
Thursday, October 27, 2011
“Zoe was born somewhere, sometime, and there are some interesting things to say about her.” Or so her goes the curt biography on her Facebook fan page.
Whether or not there are any interesting things to say about Zoe Boekbinder, Zoe Boekbinder definitely has some interesting things to say.
This autumn, Boekbinder released her second full-length album, Darling Specimens. It’s a collection of doe-eyed songs that are full of heartbreak and the songstress’s glowing, old soul vocals. (Some of the songs are even backed by beats from Iowa native Philip Rabalais, who makes up one half of the electro-dance duo Utopia Park.)
Give “Make a Mess,” the first track on Darling Specimens, a spin, and don’t look back.
Listen to the track HERE.
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
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Tuesday, October 18, 2011
"Bay-Area songwriter Garrett Pierce has quite the talent for placing the universal beside the personal. In fact, his lyrics sometimes blur, if not destroy, the line that separates us from everyone else." Buzz Bands LA
Monday, October 17, 2011
Portland duo John Heart Jackie are currently on tour. On one of their stops, they shared a brand new song, “Mary Anne,” with the music loving collective Behind the Eyelids. John Heart Jackie prides themselves on their gentle approach to music that can be appreciated no matter which genres one is into. A bit on the melodramatic side, “Mary Anne” serves as the perfect companion for listeners who need a few minutes to think while they take in the air. Check it out. If you like it, share it with your friends.
John Heart Jackie will be at Seattle’s Columbia City Theater on October 23rd.
Watch the video HERE.
As if New York City isn't overwhelming enough for the live music fan, imagine it during CMJ's Music Marathon, when more than 900 bands play throughout Manhattan and Brooklyn over the course of five days. Stressful.
The long list of unfamiliar acts can be intimidating. Should you catch Dinosaur Feathers, Dinosaur Bones or Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs? Never fear. We've got your back. NPR Music askedKEXP in Seattle and the best college music directors in America to be your guide through the concrete jungle that is CMJ.
With their help, CMJ's Music Marathon was reduced from a daunting labyrinth to ... well, something like one of those corn mazes people do around Halloween. Together, we put together a mix of artists you should check out, and we'll soon post a handy schedule of when and where they're playing. Enjoy — and don't stress.
- KALX, University of California-Berkeley: Spencer Owen and Travis Bill
- KDVS, University of California-Davis: Brent Batty, Tali Link, Jess Abell, Hatem Gallouzi
- KSPC, Pomona College: Justyna Bicz
- WHPK, University of Chicago: Eric Hanss
- WMBR, Massachusetts Institute of Technology: Christopher Vyce
- WNYU, New York University: Maria Sherman
- WVFS, Florida State University: Adam Devlin
- WXDU, Duke University: Andrew Bellemer and Dave Rodriguez
Artists In This Mix
1, 2, 3 • 400 Blows • Acid Baby Jesus • Action Bronson • Active Child • AIDS Wolf • Alina Simone • Amen Dunes • Army Navy • Bag Raiders • Balkans • The Barr Brothers • The Barreracudas • Beat Connection • Bleached • Bleeding Knees Club • Blues Control • Braids • Capybara • Cerebral Ballzy • Crocodiles • Cuckoo Chaos • Dávila 666 • Death • Dominique Leone • Doomsday Student • Dum Dum Girls • Ed Askew • Ed Schrader's Music Beat • Eleanor Friedberger • Elk City • EMA • Fidlar • Frankie Rose & The Outs • Gang Gang Dance • Gary Clark Jr. • Geographer • Grand Pianoramax • The Great Book of John • Grimes • Hallelujah The Hills • Handsome Furs • Hans Chew • Hey Marseilles • Holiday Shores • Hollerado • Home Blitz • The Hush Now • Idiot Glee • Islands • J Mascis • Jacuzzi Boys • Japanther • Jonathan Richman • Kermit Ruffins • The Loom • Matthewdavid • The Men • Mexicans With Guns • Mice Parade • Mike Birbiglia • Mitten • Mr. Dream • My Goodness • My Jerusalem • Neon Indian • Nina Nastasia • Nonhorse • Noveller • Occultation • ohnomoon • Parts & Labor • Peelander-Z • Penguin Prison • Pepper Rabbit • Pharoahe Monch • Portugal. The Man • Phychic Ills • Psychobuildings • Pterodactyl • Pujol • Purity Ring • QUILT • Radiation City • Red Pony Clock • Reptar • Robert Ellis • Royal Baths • Sea of Bees • Seabrook Power Plant • Seekae • Shenandoah Davis • Shonen Knife • The Stepkids • Suckers • Talib Kweli • Talk Normal • Talkdemonic • Tall Tall Trees • Taylor McFerrin • TunaBunny • Twin Shadow • Unicycle Loves You • Unknown Mortal Orchestra • Vaz • We Are Augustines • We Were Promised Jetpacks • Weekend • White Fence • Wh**e Paint • Wild Flag • Woodsy Pride • Yellow Ostrich • The Young Evils • Young Prisms • Zola Jesus • Zomby
Listen to it HERE.
Friday, October 14, 2011
LA Times is smitten: "There's a reassuringly tattered and lived-in saunter to Mannequin Men's latest effort, due Nov. 8. Consider it the aural equivalent to the neighborhood dive bar, one that long ago learned to celebrate its everyday normality. “You should get a hobby, girl, or find somebody else to talk to,” the act declares early in the album. It can be heard as a condescending lecture to a significant other, perhaps, but the ease with which the line is delivered makes it feel more like a succinct summation of post-workday emotional exhaustion."
Pitchfork premiers the title track from Raymond Raposa and Sufjan Stevens from the OST for the film Beyond This Place!
Head over to Pitchfork to download the new single from Raymond Raposa (Castanets) and Sufjan Stevens... it's from the OST for the film Beyond This Place which screens in four cities around the country with a live performance of the soundtrack by Raposa and Stevens.
From Everett True: "You don’t get offered the real good stuff very often. A rad free mixtape of MP3s from basement pop bands that don’t usually trade in the currency, compiled from tapes and vinyl-only releases by Bay Area band Street Eaters. Scratchy, wired, beautiful. Brutal. Vulnerable. Passionate. Full of names that you might not be familiar with right now, but you sure as Bangs will be once you’ve download this mixtape. No shit."Read the rest and get the mix at Collapse Board
Thursday, October 13, 2011
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
For guest list, promo copies of the record, interviews or anything at all, don't hesitate to ask.
10.20.11 - Beacon, NY @ Howland Cultural Center
10.21.11 - Manhattan, NY @ Joe's Pub - Album Release Party
10.28.11 - Providence, RI @ AS220
10.29.11 - Albany, NY @ Valentine's
10.30.11 - Montague, MA @ Montague Bookmill
10.31.11 - Waterbury, CT @ Freight St. Gallery
11.01.11 - Amherst, MA @ Hampshire College - Red Barn
11.02.11 - Boston, MA @ PA's Lounge
11.03.11 - Biddeford, ME @ The Oak + the Ax
11.04.11 - Burlington, VT @ Enter
11.05.11 - Toronto, ON @ TBA
11.06.11 - Buffalo, NY @ The Vault
11.07.11 - Rochester, NY @ Bug Jar
11.08.11 - Meadville, PA @ Allegheny College - Grounds for Change
11.09.11 - Toledo, OH @ Ottawa Tavern
11.10.11 - Milwaukee, WI @ Linneman's
11.11.11 - Chicago, IL @ Pancho's
11.12.11 - Madison, WI @ University of Wisconsin - Der Rathskeller
11.13.11 - Cincinnati, OH @ Motr Pub
11.14.11 - Indianapolis, IN @ The Melody Inn
11.15.11 - Columbus, OH @ Kafe Kerouac
11.16.11 - Charlottesville, VA @ Pink Warehouse
11.17.11 - Durham, NC @ The Pinhook
11.18.11 - Washington, DC @ Velvet Lounge
11.19.11 - College Park, MD @ University of Maryland
11.20.11 - Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu NecktieDownload and share the lead single from Teeth: "For The Hooves That Gallop, and The Heels That March"
Press photos, bio, album art, links and more at their Artist Page.
Download their Daytrotter Session.
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Monday, October 10, 2011
Friday, October 14th:
Come watch this amazing new film and enjoy the after party at Dot's, sponsored by Breeze Block Gallery!
Clinton St. Theatre, after party at Dot's Cafe.
2522 SE Clinton St.
MOVIE at 7PM, AFTER PARTY at 9pm @ Dot's across the street from the theater (21+)
PRESS KIT, PHOTOS, TRAILER ON VIMEO & iTUNES.
A new breed of crime-fighter now stalks the urban landscape: the anti-graffiti vigilante. These dedicated blight-warriors stop at nothing to rid their neighborhoods and cities of street art, stickers, tags, and posters--yet several of these vigilantes have become the very menace they set out to eliminate. In their relentless attempt to stamp out graffiti, they have turned to illegally and destructively painting other people’s property. VIGILANTE VIGILANTE is the story of two filmmakers who set out to expose these mysterious characters and discover a battle of expression that stretches from the streets to academia.