Monday 23 March 2009

Steven Wilson,Grizzly Bear,Cinematic Orchestra ,Dead Leaf Echo,Blamma Blamma,Guillermo Scott herren,Tim Exile,LANDy,The Ropes

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The full version video for Steven Wilson's debut album "Insurgentes". Shot on location in England and Denmark and featuring Steven. Directed by Lasse Hoile.

Watch | Steven Wilson - Harmony Korine

News of Grizzly Bear's forthcoming long player 'Veckatimest' has been causing waves across the Internet since it was announced a few weeks back... and with good reason.

The New York four piece hit an unbelievable clarity of sound and vision with the new material: Vocals (a duty shared by all band members) are sharper and more complex, arrangements are tighter, production is more venturous and lyrics more affecting.

It's released in May, but the great news is that there's a free MP3 of new track Cheerleader.

Mp3 | Grizzly Bear - Cheerleader

A couple fulfil their dream of retiring to the remote hills of the countryside, albeit fleetingly and with tragic motivation.

Low budget and shot in a day and a half, but was a great opportunity to try and squish a film into a promo sized gap.

Filmed in Shap, Cumbria.

Watch | Cinematic Orchestra - To Build A Home

Dead Leaf Echo has now teamed up with John Fryer of 4AD fame (NIN, Depeche Mode, Cocteau Twins,) to mix their latest evocative release, "Truth". In "Truth", DLE reaches new heights, exploring greater depths with 6 songs of pure devotion. Limited Edition copies will be available at the CD Release Party at the Cake Shop in NYC on April 4th. This new collection of songs follows only months after their last record "Pale Fire", with the epic title track mixed by Ulrich Schnauss, with whom they have an upcoming show on Tuesday, March 24th at Santos Party House.

Mp3 | Dead Leaf Echo - Act of Truth
Watch | Dead Leaf Echo - Tears

Directed by Christopher Hewitt the promo for Collide Sparks is a some what alternative look at the resulting force of heightened collisions, plus it was a great excuse to fling a few taxidermy foxes around the studio.

Watch | Blamma! Blamma! - Collide Sparks

Guillermo Scott herren is one of the most prolific producers on the planet... we even have two forthcoming albums on Warp: a Prefuse banger and a new project called Diamond Watch Wrists, alongside killer drummer Zach Hill.

For the forthcoming Prefuse LP, Everything She Touched Turned Ampexian, G.S.H. chose the intensive route of recording to analog Ampex tape over digital recording, giving the album the sound of a lost tape of exploratory studio musicians past, but still with that classic P73 bump we know and love.

Mp3 | Prefuse 73 - Preparations Kids Choir (album version)
Mp3 | Diamond Watch Wrists - Onward Push Me Out

Most significant international events don't have a pre-warning but this one did, so I thought I'd take the opportunity to mash it up live with my live remix/mashup/improv machine which I made. It's all improvised using the BBC world service live web stream. Unfortunately the web stream flaked out at the beginning of his speech so I had to start part way in.

Watch | Tim Exile mashup Obama's inauguration speech

We’ve long become accustomed to laughing at “actors who sing” — from Kevin Bacon to Scarlett Johansson, they’ve made it easy for us. Still, there is hope for the modern renaissance man: stars like Zooey Deschanel have proven that sometimes the music transcends the persona.

Enter Adam Goldberg’s new project, LANDy. The actor/filmmaker (you may remember him from 2 Days in Paris and more notably, Dazed and Confused) worked with Earlimart’s Aaron Espinoza as producer on his first musical venture, and the result is a melodic, piano-centric indie pop pairing. The first track from the forthcoming album Eros and Omissions (out April 21) is a dark little number that builds from simple basic sounds to an orchestral swirl. The rest of the album features contributions by Espinoza, the ubiquitous Steven Drodz, and members of Black Pine, all indicators that Goldberg is taking his musical turn quite seriously — and perhaps so should we.Tripwire

Mp3 | LANDy - BFF

Social Experiment #5 : A courage metaphor. The Ropes - "Kitty Get Down" Video by Andi Krop

We have received a lot of emails asking if we could clarify the message of this song. We usually feel lyrics should speak for themselves and can mean different things to different people, but we will make an exception here.

In short:
No. Kitty is not a song about a real cat.

"Kitty" is a metaphor for anyone who has ever been scared or intimidated by the world.
After realizing that everyone else is also hiding and climbing their own metaphorical trees, Kitty finds the strength to get down and face fears. This is the only choice because if Kitty doesn't make the change, no one else will. If you are like Kitty, maybe it's time to get down.

Watch | The Ropes - Kitty Get Down

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