Tuesday, May 8, 2012

129. THE ...

129.
The eternal silence of these infinite spaces frightens me.

{Blaise Pascal, Pensées}

Monday, May 7, 2012

128. ITS ...

128.
'Its aim is to irritate, provoke and exhaust the emotions.'

{Nancy Mitford, Don't Tell Alfred}

Sunday, May 6, 2012

127. NO ...

127.
No bird soars too high, if he soars with his own wings.

{William Blake, Proverbs of Hell}

Saturday, May 5, 2012

126. WALKING ...

126.

walking the city, taking the streets as they come,
down to the river, over the bridge and away
we run ...

{Bridget St. John, I Like To Be With You In The Sun}

Friday, May 4, 2012

125. THUS ...

125.
Thus in reading, a lonely, quiet concert is given
for our minds, and they in turn, less noisily,
reach its meaning.

{Stéphane Mellarmé, The Book: A Spiritual Instrument}

Thursday, May 3, 2012

124. MY ...

124.
My eyes have no memory; 
my steps, no plan.

{Simone de Beauvoir, America Day By Day}

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

123. I ...

123.
I began with no memory,
I began with no future,
but I looked for that moment
when the mind was halved by a horizon.

{Derek Walcott, Names}

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

122. WHAT ...

122.
What is most true is poetic.

{Helene Cixous, We Are Already In The Jaws Of The Book}

Monday, April 30, 2012

121. IT ...

121.
It was that moment before the lamps go on,
when the atmosphere has that exciting blue
clarity of the nocturnal scenes in old silent films, 
a colour of water that holds a few drops of ink.

{Tennessee Williams, The Roman Spring of Mrs Stone}

Sunday, April 29, 2012

120. OFTEN ...

120.
Often she found herself sitting and looking,
sitting and looking, with her work in her hands
until she became the thing she looked at –
that light for example.

{Virginia Woolf, To the Lighthouse}

Saturday, April 28, 2012

119. A ...

119.
A variety of birds, multi-coloured, have acquired a
phony imperturbable air of, "I don't give a shit,
mate, but that worm and that crust of bread you've
chucked on the lawn, is MINE!"

{Hone Tuwhare, Caretaker's report from Tomarata Estate}

Friday, April 27, 2012

118. HOW ...

118.
How wonderful are your gracious wonders!
All we can do is be amazed and stammer and fall silent
Because intellect and words fail.

{Edith Stein, I Will Remain With You}

Thursday, April 26, 2012

117. I'M ...

117.
I'm hungry, always hungry, 
a man should not be hungry,
so I'll have to become a dog– 
but how?

{Vladimir Slepian, Fils de Chien}

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

116. THAT ...

116.
That wonderful creature–she became fluid;
she became light; she became every colour
and flame, and finally she resolved into 
miraculous spirals of flames wafted
towards the Infinite. 

{Isadora Duncan, My Life}

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

115. WE'RE ...

115.
We're given a final warning
today after a long time talking;
and in the mist of the morning
my love and I go walking.

{Sam Hunt, A Long Time}

Monday, April 23, 2012

114. JUST ...

114.
Just around every corner lay something curious
and interesting, something I had never before
seen or done or known about.

{Joan Didion, Goodbye To All That}

Sunday, April 22, 2012

113. AND ...


113.
And so, with the ruin of all my hopes,
I sat there up in the tree throughout
the hours of darkness like a night-owl.

{Joseph Von Eichendorff, Life of a Good-for-Nothing}

Saturday, April 21, 2012

112. IN ...

112.
In a sudsy dream I floated off, 
unknitting, unknotting, unraveling. 

{Elaine Dundy, The Dud Avocado}

Friday, April 20, 2012

111. WORDS ...

111.
Words referring to things outside of her experience
were a foreign language to her, and meaningless.

{Mark Twain, The Diary of Adam and Eve}

Thursday, April 19, 2012

110. ONLY ...


110.
Only the bookshelves gave me a sense of her.

{Banana Yoshimoto, N.P.}

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

109. MAYBE ...

109.
Maybe growing a moustache, did you say,
with an adorable look of amuzement?

{James Joyce, Finnegans Wake}

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

108. THE ...

108.
The day empties its images
like a cup or a room.

{Sylvia Plath, Parliament Hill Fields}

Monday, April 16, 2012

107. STILL ...

107.
Still today I am only counting on what comes of my
own openness, my eagerness to wander in search of everything, 
which, I am confident, keeps me in mysterious communication with 
other open beings, as if we were suddenly called to assemble.

{André Breton, L'Amour Fou}

Sunday, April 15, 2012

106. WE ...

106.
We lack words, and we have to many of them.

{Susan Sontag, The Aesthetics of Silence}

Saturday, April 14, 2012

105. AND ...

105.
And then, abruptly, the sky went black.

{Milan Kundera, Ignorance}

104. NOWADAYS ...

104.
Nowadays it often seems writing is
nothing at all.

{Marguerite Duras, The Lover}

Thursday, April 12, 2012

103. THOUGH ...

103.
Though my senses were sinking into oblivion,
they seemed to expand ere they reached it.

{E.M. Forster, The Other Side Of The Hedge}

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

102. SHE ...

102.
She woke, she opened her eyes but did not move -
did not move a finger.

{Katherine Mansfield, Vol.2: Notebook 38}

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

101. ONCE ...

101.
Once again the light splits 
as it traverses imagination's prism,
and I submit to this iridescent universe.

{Louis Aragon, Paris Peasant}

Monday, April 9, 2012

100. IF ...

100.
If you please, no reference to examples in books.

{Jane Austen, Persuasion}

Sunday, April 8, 2012

99. WHAT ...

99.
What is this quality of 'firstness'?

{John Berger, G}

Saturday, April 7, 2012

98. I ...

98.
I lost you in the crowd
in an unfamiliar town
they found your bag in the river
where hardly no one goes.

{Victoria Bergsman, To Lose Someone}

Friday, April 6, 2012

97. CITIES ...

97.
Cities also believe they are the work of the mind
or of chance, but neither the one nor the other
suffices to hold up their walls.

{Italo Calvino, Invisible Cities}


Thursday, April 5, 2012

96. HERE ...

96.
Here is my voice:
This empty shell
The shadow of a sound
Preserving its own lament…

{Cecília Meireles, Introduction}

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

95. ENGULFMENT ...

95.
Engulfment is a moment of hypnosis.

{Roland Barthes, A Lover's Discourse - Fragments}

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

94. PERHAPS ...

94.
Perhaps the boy would be sent to jail for lying to me.

{Miranda July, The Boy From Lam Kien}

Monday, April 2, 2012

93. HE ...

93.
He quoted Wittgenstein's advice on keeping silent
when understanding is beyond us.

{Vincent O'Sullivan, Still Life}

Sunday, April 1, 2012

92. I ...

92.
I found I could say things with color and shapes
that I couldn't say any other way – 
things I had no words for.

{Georgia O'Keeffe}

Saturday, March 31, 2012

91. CICADA

91.
Cicada – did it
chirp till it
knew nothing else?

{Matsuo Basho, On Love and Barley: Haiku of Basho}

Friday, March 30, 2012

90. BE ...

90.
Be never quite sober, never quite drunk. 

{Patricia Highsmith, Deep Water}

Thursday, March 29, 2012

LA SERA "REAL BOY/DRIVE ON" MUSIC VIDEO

check out the colourful, self-reflexive circus romance fantasy crossed with a b&w "grindhouse" take on Georges Franju's macabre masterpiece "Eyes Without A Face" (1960) for La Sera's latest single(s) Real Boy/Drive On, both are off Goodman's delicious new album "Sees The Light", out now on Hardly Art ! video by Travis Peterson.

89. THE ...

89.
the moment I jump 
out of bed there is
this horror in the world
and I cannot write it.

{Raymond Federman, Here & Elsewhere}

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

JULIA HOLTER "MONI MON AMIE" MUSIC VIDEO

take a look at the subdued et dreamy, office-bound, poetic realist music video for Julia Holter's latest wistful single Moni Mon Amie, from her stunning double album "Ekstasis" (2012). it is available from RVNG Intl. on cd et 2x lp! or you can acquire it digitally via itunes. video directed by LA-based artist Yelena Zhelezov.

88. BUT ...


88.
But what, a skeptical reader might ask, is the point?

{Marjorie Perloff, Flatland Afterword}

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

87. BORED ...

87.
Bored with obvious reality, I find my fascination
in transforming it into a subjective point of view.

{Ernst Haas, About Color Photography}

Monday, March 26, 2012

86. WHILE ...

86.
While a mourner, a griever, comes to a sense
of closure and moves on, the melancholic embraces
the condition of lingering. 

{Jacky Bowring, A Field Guide To Melancholy}

Sunday, March 25, 2012

85. OPEN ...

85.
Open to any page and read some of the text 
onto a tape recorder.

{William S. Burroughs, Scrapbook Texts}

Saturday, March 24, 2012

84. IF ...

84.
If painting is no longer needed, it seems a pity that
some of us are born into the world with such a passion
for line and color.

{Mary Cassatt}

Friday, March 23, 2012

ADVANCE BASE "SUMMER MUSIC"!


i'm delighted to be bringing you this next track, the deliriously wistful et nostalgia-laced, trilly et jangly, candid, lo-fi reverie Summer Music, from legendary Chicago-based lo-fi/bedroom pop crooner Owen Ashworth aka Advance Base {formerly Casiotone For The Painfully Alone!} off his eagerly anticipated debut album "A Shut-In's Prayer" (2012).

you have to take your hat off to Ashworth who possesses an incredible knack for producing wonderfully candid et self-deprecating observations on life et love. Summer Music has some of the best lyrics i've heard in a long time! enjoy!

"There's no comfort in sympathy
She's up state with her family
I'm still at the same address
Still believe I can love the best
The sound of music from the kitchen boom-box."



"A Shut-In's Prayer" will officially see the light of day on May 1st via Caldo Verde Records, it will be available on cd or mp3.

you can find Advance Base here: facebook | advancebasemusic

83. THE ...

83.
The empty daytime; silent
Night-time, lonelier, darker;
The moon for me extinguished,
The stars spent in the skies.

{Giacomo Leopardi, The Revival}

Thursday, March 22, 2012

SIMONE WHITE "IN THE WATER WHERE THE CITY END" MUSIC VIDEO!!!

you definitely need to check out the stunningly poignant, Japanese woodblock print-styled animation for Simone White's devastatingly sublime et achingly lyrical single Into The Water Where The City Ends. it is from her forthcoming album "Silver Silver" (2012), which is set for release May 7th on Honest Jon's. the animation is by Japanese artist Hideyuki Katsumata. enjoy!

82. MEN ...

82.
Men of today seem to feel more acutely than ever
the paradox of their condition.

{Simone de Beauvoir, The Ethics of Ambiguity}

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

"ON HOLD" VIDEO WITH MUSIC BY FACTORY FLOOR

take a look at the mesmerizing et disquieting, seemingly loop-laden visuals for the music video "On Hold", with music by Factory Floor. video produced by Paris-based outfit AB/CD/CD for Nowness. one certainly gets a sense they are as enamored et influenced by CANADA's wonderfully idiosyncratic style as countless other 'filmmakers' out there, however AB/CD/CD have managed to create something visually playful et captivating out of CANADA's firmly established et distinctively offbeat, surrealism-imbued style. enjoy!

81. WOE ...

81.
Woe betide the man who cannot go a single day
in his life without feeling the torments of boredom,
and who prefers, if need be, to converse with idiots
rather than with himself!

{Xavier de Maistre, A Nocturnal Expedition Around My Room}

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

HANNE HUKKELBERG "NOAH"!


i've been desperately trying to find some new sounds from the divine lands of indie pop, Scandinavia! i am happy to announce that i have indeed succeeded in my quest, lie back et let your ears devour the gorgeously fragile et deliciously idiosyncratic, wonky et wistful, lethargic, lyrical lament Noah, from Oslo-based avant-folk/pop songstress Hanne Hukkelberg off her sublime new album "Featherbrain" (2012).

"Eyes and ears
and swollen hands
slowly swirls
no more demands."





check out the tripped-out, motion graphics tour-de-force music video for the single My Devils, also off the album. the video is by Oslo-based design studio Forest {who also created the stunning cover art for "Featherbrain"}. enjoy!


i'd highly recommend getting yourself a copy of the winsome "Featherbrain" album out now on Propeller Recordings. it is available on cd from Platekompaniet otherwise you can acquire it digitally from itunes.

you can find Hanne Hukkleberg here: facebook | myspace | hannehukkleberg

80. IN ...

80.
In a room as big as loneliness
my heart
which is as big as love
looks at the simple pretexts of its happiness
at the beautiful decay of flowers in the vase
at the sapling you planted in our garden
and the song of canaries
which sing to the size of a window.

{Forugh Farrokhzad, Another Birth}

Monday, March 19, 2012

S / S / S "MUSEUM DAY"


... well it's been a while since my last post, but, i have to admit that i haven't been inspired or even compelled to share any of the music or videos that have been coming out lately, it's all been very stale ... anyways here's a track that got my eardrums tingling a little, check out the laid-back et funked-out, soulful, autotune-swooning, crash-cymbal laden, introspective hip-hop-inflected rumination Museum Day, which just happens to be the debut single from the brilliant new collaborative project S / S / S {Sufjan Stevens, Serengeti & Son Lux!} off their forthcoming experiment "Beak & Claw" EP (2012).




the "Beak & Claw" EP is set for release March 20th on Anticon Records, it will be available from Insound and Midheaven on 12" vinyl et mp3.

79. READ ...

79.
Read the eschatological chaos of signs.

{Robert Adams, The New West}

Sunday, March 18, 2012

78. LEAVE ...

78.
Leave the door open for the unknown,
the door into the dark.

{Rebecca Solnit, A Field Guide To Getting Lost}

Saturday, March 17, 2012

77. A ...

77.
A glimpse of a smile under a white crape hat
with a lilac coronet is enough, for the soul
to enter into the place of dreams.

{Victor Hugo, Les Misérables}

Friday, March 16, 2012

76. WHAT ...

76.
What torture lurks within a single thought

{Amy Lowell, A Single Thought}

Thursday, March 15, 2012

75. YES ...

75.
Yes, I know that one day I must die,
I'm alive.

{Caetano Veloso, Nine Out Of Ten}

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

74. AT ...

74.
At the same time her free hand, which was holding
a peach-stone, groped in the air for an empty
cup or ashtray.

{Colette, The Cat}

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

73. BUT ...

73.
But he felt he was now within something,
perhaps a painting he had seen in the last year.

{Michael Ondaatje, The English Patient}

Monday, March 12, 2012

72. MY ...

72.
My toes curled up instinctively.

{Edna O'Brien, The Country Girls}

Sunday, March 11, 2012

71. LANDSCAPE-TONES ...

71.
Landscape tones: brown to bronze, steep skyline,
low cloud, pearl ground with shadowed oyster
and violet reflections.

{Lawrence Durrell, Balthazar}

Saturday, March 10, 2012

70. WHEN ...

70.
When I stepped out into the bright sunlight
from the darkness of movie house,
I had only two things on my mind:
Paul Newman and a ride home.

{SE Hinton, The Outsiders}

Friday, March 9, 2012

69. BIRDS ...

69.
Birds singing
in the dark
–Rainy dawn.

{Jack Kerouac, Haiku (Birds Singing...)}

Thursday, March 8, 2012

68. OFTEN ...

68.
Often she passed whole hours walking up and down the 
paths of the woods; she wove garlands of flowers and ivy,
or watched the flickering of shadows and glancing of the leaves;
sometimes she sat beside a stream, and as her thoughts paused,
threw flowers or pebbles into the waters, watching how those 
swam and these sunk, or she would set afloat boats formed 
of bark of trees or leaves, with a feather for a sail, and 
intensely watch the navigation of her craft among the
rapids and shallows of the brook.

{Mary Shelley, The Last Man}

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

67. THEN ...

67.
Then those curiosities become realities –
realities of art which help to lift life
out of its mediocrity.

{Paul Klee, On Modern Art}

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

FENSTER "2.7XO17" MUSIC VIDEO!

take a look at the vintage-styled, poignant et forlorn, post-apocalyptic-themed visuals for Fenster's single 2.7XO17 off their debut album "Bones" (2012) out now via Morr Music on cd, lp et digitally. video by Bryn Chainey.

66. ONCE ...

66.
Once they were gone, who would remember what he did,
what happened to him, or what it meant?

{Alice Kaplan, The Interpreter}

Monday, March 5, 2012

65. SHE ...

65.
She returned before noon, he was asleep again;
she sat on the side of the bed, her hand in his hair,
rolling his head on the pillow to shake him awake,
still in the open coat and the hat shoved back from
her forehead, looking down at him with the sober
yellow profundity, and now he mused indeed on
that efficiency of women in the mechanics,
the domiciling, of cohabitation.

{William Faulkner, The Wild Palms}

Sunday, March 4, 2012

64. THE ...

64.
The room was swirling with sun and he rested there 
content in the brightness.

{Dorothy B. Hughes, In A Lonely Place}

Saturday, March 3, 2012

GRIMES "OBLIVION" MUSIC VIDEO!

check out the wonderfully candid et effervescent, Cyndi Lauper-esque music video for Grimes' infectious lead single Oblivion off her stunning new album "Visions" (2012) out now on Abutus Records et 4AD. video directed by Emily Kai Bock {who made Human Heart, an insightful et entertaining short documentary on Claire Boucher back in 2010, sadly it is no longer available to public?!}.

63. I'D ...

63.
I'd rath – er be an art – ist
than an art – work. 

{Julian Dashper, Why I Find Life Interesting}

Friday, March 2, 2012

BLOUSE "GHOST DREAM" MUSIC VIDEO!

you're just in time for the utterly mesmerizing et immersive virtual tour through a glitchy, deconstructed et surreal re-visioning of american 'culture' for Blouse's latest single Ghost Dream, from their brilliant self-titled debut album "Blouse" (2011), out on captured tracks. video directed/animated by Gusti Fink & Helmut Ash Kaway. this is one remarkable audiovisual experience that you won't soon forget! enjoy!

 

62. NO ...

62.
No more silence, no more inactivity.

{Daphne du Maurier, Don't Look Now}

Thursday, March 1, 2012

RXGIBBS "SILVER" MUSIC VIDEO!

here is some more sublimely juxtaposed, experimental visuals from the fruitfully creative mind of Andrew de Freitas {Young Magic's Night In The Ocean, Cool Rainbows' Southern Summer Sun, Kieren Blake's Yer Not A Sunrise & Adventure's Rio}.

have a look at his magnificently entrancing et evocative, perception warping, surrealism-steeped video for RxGibb's stunning new, 90s-infused, synth-gaze-y single Silver off his "Futures" EP out now on Cascine. once again de Freitas manages to artfully commingle his now distinct imagery et effects with the musical track he is working with, he aptly creates intoxicating et enigmatic audiovisual journeys that transcend the limitations et clichés that often detract et overburden a music video. take a plunge et enjoy!!!

61. HE ...

61.
He is blamed most of all for existing,
for he is really too full of life. 

{Léon Bloy, La Femme Pauvre}

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

LIZARD KISSES "WATER TAP"!


i am delighted to be sharing the winsome new single from Brooklyn's loveliest, Lizard Kisses! here's the irresistibly catchy, warm et dreamy, melodiously slinky et swoony, 50s-laced, bittersweet, indie pop tale-of-woe, Water Tap from Brooklyn-based indie pop/folk outfit Lizard Kisses {chiefly Marc Merza & Cory Siegler} off their forthcoming "Water Tap/The Colour Of Water" split 7" (2012), in collaboration with My Friend Wallis.

"I can use a glass of water
But what you give to me don't,
quench my thirst."


MP3: Water Tap

the "Water Tap/The Colour Of Water" split 7" is due out March 6th on clear vinyl et digital download, you can pre-order now from bandcamp or lizardkisses. this is a very special et limited edition item, there are only 35 hand numbered copies in existence, each with unique retro-styled collage cover-artworks designed et assembled by the bands themselves! get in quick, head over et check out the covers to see which one takes your fancy!

this is my favorite cover so far! 
what can i say, i'm an ailurophile!

if you happened to miss the phenomenal "Tiny Island Teeth" EP (2011), then i strongly urge you to acquire a copy immediately. you can check out my post for the wonderful single Swell, et head over to the Cakes & Tapes bandcamp to digitally stream or download/purchase the EP, please be generous!!!

you can find Lizard Kisses here: myspace | facebook lizardkisses

60. IT ...

60.
It goes without saying
that a sheep can remember
a fair life
and more than fifty human faces.

{Stephanie de Montalk, Northern Spring}

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

BE FOREST "HANGED MAN" MUSIC VIDEO

take a look at the stylish et trippy, edwardian/pre-raphaelite-steeped, experimental performance video for Italian dreamgaze trio Be Forest's latest single Hanged Man off their new "Hanged Man/I.O." digital 7", available digitally from the WWNBB bandcamp. video by Lorenzo Musto and Erica Terenzi.

59. STRAIGHTFORWARD ...

59.
Straightforward words
Seem  paradoxical.

{Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching}

Monday, February 27, 2012

DEATH GRIPS "GET GOT" MUSIC VIDEO!

check out the intense et deliriously lo-fi, glitched-out, video effects-laden performance video for Death Grips' latest experimental electro/hip-hop barrage Get Got, off their forthcoming album "The Money Store" which drops April 24th on Epic Records.

58. A ...

58.
A cloud, small, serene, floated across the moon.

{Katherine Mansfield, At The Bay}

Sunday, February 26, 2012

GARUZONE "EISBAER" MUSIC VIDEO!

here's another stunning animated video, this time for early 80s Swiss, NDW/new wave pioneers Grauzone's hit single Eisbaer (Polar Bear) from the brilliant compilation album "Gauzone 1980-82 Remastered", which came out in 2010 on mital-U. the animation is by KALKATTAK/Shfflerror & Telle.

57. THERE ...

57.
There is more work in interpreting interpretations
than in interpreting things; and more books about
books than any other subject; we do nothing but
write glosses on one another.

{Michel de Montaigne, Essais}

Saturday, February 25, 2012

WILLIS EARL BEAL "EVENING KISS" ANIMATED MUSIC VIDEO!!!

check out the absolutely stunning new flickery, lo-fi, pencil-drawn illustrated animation for Willis Earl Beal's devastatingly forlorn debut single Evening Kiss from his forthcoming album "Acousmatic Sorcery" (2012). video directed by Willis Earl Beal et animated by Michael Zauner for Forever-Pictures.


56. SICK ...

56.
Sick of the town, sick of the situation,
sick of everything.

{Banana Yoshimoto, The Lake}

Friday, February 24, 2012

CRAFT SPELLS "STILL LEFT WITH ME"


take a listen to the deliriously hazy et washed-out, wistfully introspective et nostalgia-swooning, indie pop lamentation Still Left With Me, from Seattle-based indie/synth pop outfit Craft Spells {chiefly Justin Vallesteros} off their forthcoming "Gallery" EP (2012).




the "Gallery" EP is set for release May 15th on Captured Tracks, it will be available on lp et mp3.

also check out for posts for Your Tomb and For The Ages off the highly recommended debut album "Idle Labor", available from Captured Tracks or Insound  on cd or lp.

you can find Craft Spells here: myspace facebook | craftspells

55. WHEN ...

55.
When people have no real life,
they live on their illusions.

{Anton Chekhov, Uncle Vanya}

Thursday, February 23, 2012

54. I ...

54.
"I am a rock thrown down, and heaviness is in me."

{Djuna Barnes, Ryder}

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

FRANKIE ROSE "KNOW ME"



time to lie back et soak up the infectiously hazy et sultry, jangle-laden et reverb-swooning, 80s-imbued, wistful indie pop reverie Know Me, from Brooklyn-based garage/noise pop songstress Frankie Rose {ex-Vivian Girl/Dum Dum Girl et Crystal Stilts...} off her brilliant sophomore album "Insterstellar" (2012).


MP3: Know Me

check out the winsome 70s-styled, tripped-out, interstellar visuals for the ridiculously catchy single Gospel/Grace, video directed by Hannah Lew {Rat Columns' I Wonder video!}. evokes the films of Ed Emshwiller et Norman McLaren, one can also see the influence of the Crystal Stilts "In Love with Oblivion" album cover. enjoy!


the BNM'd "Insterstellar" album is out now on Slumberland Records, it will be available on cd or lp, or digitally via itunes.

you can find Frankie Rose here: facebook | missfrankierose

53. IN ...

53.
In its leaves that day
We read no more.

{Dante Alighieri, The Divine Comedy}

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

DUSTIN WONG "DIAGONALLY TALKING ECHO" MUSIC VIDEO!

check out the ecstatically tripped-out, ultra-vivid, lo-fi, compression art acid trip for ex-Ponytail guitarist Dustin Wong's deliriously cathartic, reverb-shimmering et tropical flavored, anthemic single Diagonally Talking Echo, off his phenomenally epic new album "Dreams Say, View, Create, Shadow Leads" (2012). out now on Thrill Jockey, available on cd, mp3 or double lp! enjoy!

52. THE ...

52.
The escalator of words ran swiftly under me,
like a river.

{Anaïs Nin, The Labyrinth}

Monday, February 20, 2012

COLLEEN GREEN "GOLDMINE"


have a listen to the deliciously scuzzed-out, grunge-steeped, garage pop daydream Goldmine, from Oakland-based DIY garage/stoner pop artist Colleen Green off her forthcoming album "Milo Goes To Compton" (2012).

"I'd do anything to make you mine."


MP3: Goldmine

"Milo Goes To Compton" comes out February 21st on Art Fag Recordings, it will be available from Midheaven or ANOST on lp et mp3, otherwise you should be able to score it digitally from itunes.

check out my posts for the deliriously anthemic single Dance The Night Away off Green's debut "Green One" EP (2011) et the more recent single Rabid Love from the great "Cujo" EP (2011).

you can find Colleen Green here: myspace | hardlyart | happybirfdayjeff

51. DESPITE ...

51.
Despite this strange way of swirling, the starlings
cleave through the ambient air at no less rare a speed
and each second make precious, appreciable headway
towards the end of their hardships and the goal of
their pilgrimage. 

{Lautréamont, Les Chants de Maldoror}

Sunday, February 19, 2012

TANLINES "BROTHER" 360° MUSIC VIDEO!

check out et have a play with the 'interactive' 360° rotatable, apartment performance video for Tanlines' catchy electro pop single Brothers. video created by Weird Days using Go Pano. enjoy!

50. AND ...

50.
and the coffee pot 
still bends at the knee slightly

{Joanna Margaret Paul, Poem Written In A Garden}

Saturday, February 18, 2012

PHÈDRE "COLD SUNDAY"!


check out the infectiously skitzed-out, chillwave-flavored, drawly et spaced-out, hip hop-infused acid trip that is Cold Sunday, from Monte Carlo-based avant-leaning electro/hip-pop outfit Phèdre off their phenomenal self-titled debut album "Phèdre" (2012).




take a look at the lurid, Kenneth Anger-esque, glitchy et tripped-out, dionysian-addled visuals for the lead single In Decay. video directed by Jesse Ewles. enjoy!


i'd highly recommend checking out the rest of the brilliant "Phèdre" album, it is available digitally from the DAPS Records bandcamp. otherwise the album is also streaming on soundcloud. enjoy!

you can find Phèdre here: facebook | pantheonrecliner | phedreamour

49. A ...

49.
A listener might not understand precisely what was
being talked about; but he would catch his breath, 
curtains would open wide before his eyes, something 
resplendent would burn dazzlingly ahead of him.

{Ivan Turgenev, Rudin}

Friday, February 17, 2012

JULIA HOLTER "IN THE SAME ROOM" MUSIC VIDEO

soak up the gorgeous layers of superimposed nature imagery et refreshingly artless performance for Julia Holter's wonderfully airy new single In The Same Room off her forthcoming album "Ekstasis" (2012), set for release March 8th on RVNG intl. video directed by Hilary Walsh. enjoy!

48. UPRIGHT ...

48.
Upright books were jammed shoulder to shoulder
within high metal cases, no room to breathe, book
after book, shelf above shelf, case following case
with only narrow isles between.

{Edith Pearlman, Inbound}

Thursday, February 16, 2012

GLASS VAULTS "GOLD STAR" MUSIC VIDEO

take a look at the mesmerizing et enigmatic, Philippe Grandrieux-esque, mystical et tribal-steeped cinematic visuals for Glass Vaults new single Gold Star off their phenomenal follow-up "Into Clear" EP (2011), available digitally from bandcamp. enjoy!

47. I ...

47.
I will give your mind wings on which to lift itself;
all disquiet shall be driven away and you will 
be able to return safely to your homeland.

{Ancius Boethius, The Consolation of Philosophy}

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

PIOTR KUREK "SHE" MUSIC VIDEO!

check out the wonderfully entrancing, psyched-out, experimental visuals for Piotr Kurek's stunning track She, off his new "Heat" album, which came out on a limited run cassette from Digitalis Limited, it has mostly sold out now, but you can try to acquire a copy from DSCRMNT. video made by Piotr Kurek. enjoy the audiovisual experience!

46. THEN ...

46.
Then cold white lights went over the fields;
and went out; and I stood under great trees
waiting for the lights of the bus.

{Virginia Woolf, Selected Diaries}

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

45. MY ...

45.
My opinions are all too frequently 
too damn harsh for words.

{J. D. Salinger, Hapworth 16, 1924}

Monday, February 13, 2012

TOMORROW WE MOVE TO HAWAII "UNDERWORLD"


take a listen to the infectiously tranced-out, pulsating, darkwave-infused, electro-pop anthem Underworld, from Oslo-based electro/synth-pop duo Tomorrow We Move To Hawaii off their new "Underworld" 7" (2012).




the "Underworld" 7" is available from Brilliance Records, you can acquire it digitally from itunes.

you can find Tomorrow We Move To Hawaii here: myspace | facebook

44. TO ...

44.
To fly/steal is woman's gesture, 
to steal into language and make it fly. 

{Helene Cixous & Catherine Clement, Newly Born Woman}

Sunday, February 12, 2012

COASTING "SAME OLD SAME OLD" MUSIC VIDEO!

check out the great new retro-styled, stop-motion  collage animation for Coasting's latest infectious single Same Old Same Old from their awesome debut album "You're Never Going Back", which is available from M'Lady's on cd, lp or cassette! et digitally from bandcamp. video directed by Alice Cohen {who also made the fantastic video for Coasting's Kids}.

43. IDLE ...

43.
Idle youth 
enslaved by everything,
by being too sensitive 
I have wasted my life.

{Arthur Rimbaud, Song of the Highest Tower}

Saturday, February 11, 2012

42. SHE ...

42.
She lies quietly on the bed, and her head turns
and turns towards the words.

{Kirsty Gunn, The Keepsake}

Friday, February 10, 2012

41. SOMETIMES ...

41.
Sometimes my reveries end in meditation, but
more often my meditations end in reverie, and
during these wanderings my soul roams and soars
through the universe on the wings of imagination,
in ecstasies which surpass all other pleasures.

{Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Reveries Of  A Solitary Walker}

Thursday, February 9, 2012

KENDL WINTER "SHADES OF GREEN"!


well, i've been meaning to post this gorgeous track for some time now ... so here it is, the melancholy-tinged yet rousingly optimistic, banjo-laced, soulful, bluegrass-imbued reverie Shades Of Green, from Olympia, WA-based indie folk multi-instrumentalist/songstress Kendl Winter off her winsome new album "The Mechanics Of Hovering Flight" (2012).


MP3: Shades Of Green

et here's a great single from the "At The Same Time" 7" (2011).


MP3: At The Same Time

if you like what you hear then i'd highly recommend getting yourself a copy of the delightful "The Mechanics Of Hovering Flight" album, it is out now on Krecs, available on cd, lp et mp3, you can also acquire it digitally from itunes.

i'd also suggest you check out Kendl Winters' previous album "Apple Core" (2010), it is available from Krecs on cd, lp or mp3, otherwise you can find it digitally on itunes.

you can find Kendl Winter here: myspace | facebook

40. AT ...

40.
At no point have I ever been able successfully
to keep a diary; my approach to daily life ranges
from the grossly negligent to the merely absent,
and on those few occasions when I have tried
dutifully to record a day's event, boredom has so
overcome me that the results are mysterious at best.

{Joan Didion, On Keeping A Notebook}

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

39. SHUDDERINGS ...

39.
Shudderings of images awakening.

{Robert Bresson, Notes On The Cinematographer}

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

oOoOO "NOWAYBACK"!


next up is the airy et spectrally, throb-laden et reverb-shimmering, somberly reflective, synth-infused lamentation NoWayBack, from San Francisco-based electro-pop producer oOoOO off his forthcoming album "Our Loving Is Killing Us" (2012).

NoWayBack features the entrancing et wistful vocal stylings of Laura Clock aka Butterclock, enjoy!


MP3: NoWayBack

the "Our Loving Is Killing Us" is set for release April 10th on Tri-Angle Records, it will be available on cd, lp et digitally.

check out my post for last years stunning single Burnout Eyess, if you haven't already.

you can find oOoOO here: myspace | facebook

38. WE ...

38.
We rested at times, 
and when we rested hanging down,
an article of clothing became a hammock.

{Trisha Brown, Floor of the Forest}

Monday, February 6, 2012

HORRID RED "NOTHING IN MY HEART"


check out the wonderfully woozy et murky, infectiously bleak et nihilistic, NDW-imbued mantra Nothing In My Heart, from Aachen, Germany/San Francisco-based punk-wave trio Horrid Red from their phenomenal new album "Celestial Joy" (2012).

Nothing In My Heart features some gorgeous reverb-swooning, Robert Smith-y guitar hooks, enjoy!!!




the "Celestial Joy" album will be released February 7th on Terrible Records et will also be available from RVNG on vinyl, otherwise you can acquire it digitally from bandcamp!

you can find Horrid Red here: facebook

37. STARS ...


37.
Stars are beautiful, but they may not take 
an active part in anything, they must just
look on for ever.

{James M. Barrie, Peter Pan}

Sunday, February 5, 2012

36. OH ...

36.
Oh oh the sky is too wide to sleep under!

{Janet Frame, The Clown}

Saturday, February 4, 2012

M.I.A. "BAD GIRLS" MUSIC VIDEO!

check out the ultra slick new middle-eastern-themed, stunt et attitude-laden, tour-de-force performance video for M.I.A.'s latest infectious single Bad Girls. directed by French filmmaker Romain Gavras {"Notre Jour Viendra" (2010)}.

35. WE ...

35.
We have considered the possibility that a virus 
can be activated or even created by very small 
units of sound and image.

{William S. Burroughs, The Electronic Revolution}

Friday, February 3, 2012

BEACH FOSSILS "SHALLOW"!




here's a delightful surprise for you, check out the deliciously wistful et harmonious, jangle-laden new single Shallow, from Brooklyn-based indie/surf pop outfit Beach Fossils off their forthcoming "Shallow/Lessons" 7" (2012).


MP3: Shallow


the "Shallow/Lessons" 7" is set for release February 21st on Captured Tracks, it will be available on 7" vinyl or digitally from itunes.

the yet to be named follow up full length album is in the works for release later in the year.

you can find Beach Fossils here: myspace | facebook | beachfossilsnyc

34. BUT ...

34.
But when there is music I am collected,
the thoughts fly not about, but keep still,
and look at the secret of things, 
which pleases me. 

{Betine von Arnim, Correspondence}

Thursday, February 2, 2012

FIRST AID KIT "EMMYLOU" MUSIC VIDEO

take a look at the trippy, new age-styled, desert-bound performance video for First Aid Kit's latest bittersweet, country-steeped single Emmylou off their gorgeous sophomore album "Lion's Roar" out now on Wichita Recordings. video directed by Maximilla Lukacs.

33. AND ...

33.
And this motionless incantation has called it forth
that it may serve us, later – in memory of its origin, 
doubtless, wherein it is one with the azure sky, and
heavy with perfumes of magnificence and purity – 
as the fragrant light of the last of our altars.

{Maurice Maeterlinck, The Life Of The Bee}

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

SOPHIA KNAPP "CLOSE TO ME"


next up is the wonderfully nostalgia-steeped, shimmery et funked-out, disco-infused single Close To Me from San Francisco-based sassy songstress Sophia Knapp off her forthcoming debut album "Into The Waves" (2012).

Close To Me has a definite 'Sound and Vision' vibe going on. is it just me or is there something about the font et the arched windows on the cover art for "Into The Waves" that evokes a kind of deconstructed version of Fleetwood Mac album covers, in particular the 1975 self-titled "Fleetwood Mac" album cover et the font from the "Rumours" cover. like i said, maybe it's just me! enjoy!


MP3: Close To Me

"Into The Waves" is set for release February 28th on Drag City, it will be available on cd, lp. pre-orders are open now if you want to get in early. it will be available digitally from itunes.

you can find Sophia Knapp here: facebook | sophiaknapp