London studio founded by Patrick Duffy. Ongoing themes include memory, girls clothing, dead celebrities and pens that run out.
Some friends and I recently went to the ’08 All Tomorrow’s Parties festival – a 3 day event with 35 bands held at an old decrepit 50′s country club in upstate New York. It was basically Summer camp for indie nerds. Here’s a bit more specific info: NY Times articles: 1 and 2; Pitchfork articles and photo galleries: Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
Just got a few photos back, thought I’d share. I included a little track to go along with each pic… if you squint your eyes you might be able to imagine you’re there!! Oh, and just as a side note – the absolute climax, late Sunday night, was a 20 minute drone by the co-curators, My Bloody Valentine. They brought in an additional PA system just for their set, which literally shook our innards. It was their first show in the States in something like 18 years.
They’re holding another one next year at the same place. Info and tix available at the ATP website.
Mogwai – Glasgow Mega-Snake
Tortoise – The Taut and Tame
Shellac – Paco
Lightning Bolt – track name unknown
My Bloody Valentine – Only Shallow
The songs by Tom Erickson of Dear Ether are weirdly cool in the best of ways. His lyrics are complex and smart – with a twist, while still sounding quirky and pop. Like much of this country’s great DIY talent right now, he is located in the green city / artist haven of Portland, OR.
You can have a listen at the Dear Ether MySpace page to hear more and show the love.
Ratatat is Mike Stroud and Evan Mast from Brooklyn. This is their second full-length release, Classics.
For you DJ’s, or even just producers, music enthusiasts and tech-nerds, Yuri Suzuki created an amazing device, Prepared Turntable.
Really been loving this foursome out of San Francisco recently. This is a record of theirs from a couple years back, Telescope Mind. Band site here.