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Thanks to Tom at The Great Pumpkin for giving me this video to post. I missed the Group Tightener party where this video was shot and luckily this great Dead Gaze video helps to fill that void a little bit. Furlow is an aggressive guitar player and his vocals, both here and on tape, are layered in reverb, adding depth to an already thick sound. Even as a two-piece Furlow makes a mess in your ears.Vodpod videos no longer available.
Cole Furlow will be in NYC for CMJ and is also playing an MME/ Pop Gun show at Glasslands on Nov. 12 with Blank Dogs (album release), Velvet Davenport and Swimsuit. BE THERE and get tickets here.
Check out a track from the new Firetalk 7″ from Dead Gaze.
Dead Gaze: Take Me Home or I Die Alone
The bee is the pollinator. The flower is so pretty. The butterfly came from a nasty coffin that was actually its beginning and not its end. What is the crazy but simple process of reproduction, growth, life? Ask your self that question and the only answer you’ll get, while watching this video, will sound like a comforting “hey yo” that buzzes and bounces around inside.
Woodsman video for “When the Morning Comes” …Vodpod videos no longer available.
Woodsman plays Micro-Pixel-Rites Official CMJ Showcase on Tuesday, Oct. 19 at Glasslands. Doors at 830.
Dent May// Steve Gunn// Spectre Folk// Woodsman// tooth ache.
Woodsman: When the Morning Comes
“Meds” is a morning-time wake-up call, gently easing you into your day. Composed and performed by the two-piece NYC band Phone Home, the song is an amalgamation, a gentle mash of comforting synths and driving force jazz-influenced percussion. In the confusing haze of “chillwave,” this song stands out for its defiance of that. With simple grace, the song stays away from a cutesy 80s sound, and the piano’s affect is not totally unlike that of The Verve’s “Bittersweet Symphony.”
Phone Home: Meds
Teengirl Fantasy and Frankie Rose and the Outs at Brooklyn Bowl, 9ish
Marnie Stern, Little Scream, The Forms at The Rock Shop, 730ish
Built To Spill, Revolt Revolt, Doug Martsch of Built To Spill (DJ Set) at Music Hall of Williamsburg, 8 (and Wednesdayat HighLine Ballroom)
Peter Evans, Expo 70, Telecult Powers at Zebulon, 9
MIA at Brooklyn Bowl, line forms at 7
!!!, Fol Chen, Midnight Magic at Music Hall of Williamsburg, 8 (and Thursday)
Peter Evans, Lichens, Highlife, Callers at Zebulon, 9
Coasting, Reading Rainbow, Night Manager at Glasslands, 8ish
Teen Inc., Blondes, SFV Acid, Blood Orange, White Rainbow at Monster Island, 8ish
True Panther DJ Party with Blondes at 5 Spot in Fort Greene, 8ish
Games at CoCo66, 9ish
Celebration, Andrew Cedermark, Woodsman, Up Died Sound at Glasslands, 9
White Rainbow, Nihiti, La Big Vic at …., 10ish
Tonstartssbandht, Run DMT, Telenovelas at Glasslands, 830
It shouldn’t come as much of a shock that last night’s Juliana & Evan show at Mercury Lounge, the second in a two-night stint, was a bit more like therapy than a straight reunion. Anyone who has followed the career of these two ’90s alterna-babes knows that their relationship has always been tumultuous and somewhat undefined, at least in the public eye. Rumors about their relationship have persisted for more than two decades; here, they at least tried to lay them to rest.
“This is explicitly about having sex with you,” Dando mumbled, prefacing the hit “It’s About Time.”
Continue reading at Sound of the City.
The stark beauty of a Mountain Man performance is shown with compelling detail in this video by Site & Sound. Watch the three women as they prepare for, and then deliver, a stellar performance on the roof of the Old American Can Factory in Gowanus, Brooklyn.
Site & Sound is a web-based documentary music series dedicated to telling the individual stories of unique live performances in and around New York City. Each episode of Site & Sound covers one specific performance by one musician or band.
The goal of Site & Sound is to create compelling mini-documentaries about singularly talented musicians. Shot in an intimate, verite style, the series captures the small, specific details of a musical performance as well as the personal happenings surrounding that performance.
Mountain Man performed as the musical guest at one of the summers’ Rooftop Films.
Double Dylan today… Here’s one of his best songs, more often and better performed by The Band, this time covered by the main man Jerry Garcia himself, in 1986 in Passaic, N.J. Awesome jams, Jer…
“Someday everything is gonna sound like a rhapsody…When I Paint My Masterpiece.”
Good songwriters flock to each other. One generation inspires the next. While many of today’s musicians can claim Bob Dylan as an influence, only Dave Longstreth and the other members of Dirty Projectors are wearing that loving allegiance so proudly and boldly on their sleeves. The band has covered Dylan multiple times– and not just in raucous live settings but in studios, too. (And once for Levi’s.)
On the new Bitte Orca extended release the somewhat obscure Dylan tune “As I Went Out One Morning,” which Dylan only performed live once, is featured. It’s a perfect DP’s cover because they truly make it their own, which actually isn’t too hard at this point because the vocals from the sirens in the band are so firmly entrenched in any indie fans head as typical Dirty Projectors. Those voices are unmistakeable.
This coupling of contemporary and ancient genius is, for many, a match made in heaven. Bob Projectors. Dirty Dylan.
Dirty Projectors: As I Went Out One Morning (Bob Dylan cover) (STREAMING ONLY, I SAW ONE SITE HAD TO TAKE IT DOWN PER DOMINO’S REQUEST)
Dirty Projectors: Dark Eyes (Bob Dylan cover)
Lately the Not Not Fun catalog has really been creating a buzz in my head. See Eternal Tapestry and Pocahaunted (RIP). And I don’t mean hype, though I am certainly talking about some of these bands more regularly than ever before, but the buzz these bands are making in my head is palpable and actually feels like a vigorous head shaking. Take, for example, Topaz Rags. The band just recently released a new 7″, The Crown Center, and the A-side of the same name is a righteous night-romper of a song. You’ll want to stay up all night! You’ll have to because of how your head feels! Oohing and scary aaahing make this a track of epic- Michael Jackson Thriller like proportions.
Topaz Rags: The Crown Center