I was recently told about a brand new project involving an old friend, who now goes by the name Nolenz Volenz. I promised that I would keep his name anonymous, but trust me, many of you know the genius behind Nolenz Volenz. I actually got to hear a few tracks off of Nolenz Volenz’s recently released debut CD, Westend Angels And The Selfish Saints, and I was blown away! It was totally not what I expected to hear, but songs like “Truth Hurts,” “Whiskey and Gold” and “Parking Lot Queen” were nothing short of absolute ear candy! The whole CD was well-written, well thought out and extremely artistic! I am a fan.
Archive for the music Category
The dynamic duo that makes up Bergen County’s The Front Bottoms is made up of two of the many people who believe in the DIY approach to music. The two-piece recently released their debut full-length on Bar/None Records. I had the opportunity to talk to vocalist/guitarist Brian Sella about their upcoming shows, their run-in with the cops and their video for “Maps,” among some of his favorite venues to play.
check this link. donate $100 to the OK Humane Society, and you’re name will be used in the 6 hour song that the Flaming Lips are currently recording.
I’ve mentioned before how i love Flying Lotus. And thundercat kills it on the F.L. album! Flying Lotus is producing Thundercat’s new album. Here’s a mix as a teaser for the album.
From Flying Lotus: Lots of people ask me about Thundercat, and how I come to know this guy. Thing is you’ve been hearing him for years and probably didn’t even know it. He’s one of the most talented bass players I’ve ever witnessed and I’ve been blessed to have worked with this guy on ‘Cosmogramma’ and ‘Pattern+Grid World’. Since then Thunder has been like a brother to me and feels like the other half of my brain in the studio. I thought it would be good to get you familiar with the man who’s contributed his unique sound to so many records I love. Here’s some things, a prelude to the LP. Some new, some you might know, some we may never release.His debut album ‘The Golden Age of Apocalypse’ drops Aug. 30th, which I have had my hand in putting together.
One of the world’s greatest living filmmakers and purveyors of fine coffee calls up to talk about his soon to be released debut albumIn case you didn’t know, David Lynch can basically do anything. In addition to having directed some of the most visionary and profoundly influential films of ALL TIME Blue Velvet, Wild At Heart, Fire Walk With Me, Mulholland Drive, the acclaimed filmmaker is all-around jack of all trades, creatively-speaking. He is an accomplished painter and visual artist, an actor, occasional furniture designer, cartoonist, daily weather reporter via his hyper-dynamic website, and full-time coffee salesman he has his own signature blend, available via davidlynch.com/coffee. It should come as no surprise then that the word “musician” now be added to his repertoire. For years Lynch has experimented with music and sound design in relation to his films he was responsible for much of the music involved with Twin Peaks, eventually producing and writing lyrics for two subsequent Julee Cruise albums, but it wasn’t until late last year that Lynch actually released music under his own name the single “Good Day Today” — an amorphously upbeat bit of electronica showcasing Lynch’s own distorted vocals. However, this fall Lynch will finally release his first full-length album — a mysterious affair recorded among friends at his own home studio in Los Angeles. Details on just exactly what a full-length David Lynch album will sound like and what guests might be involved are still mostly being kept under wraps, but I was still thrilled when Lynch called me up to discuss the pleasures of making music and have a nice chat about the weather.
DAVID LYNCH: Hey Cole!
STEREOGUM: Hey David. How are you?
After stumbling upon this the other day, it appears a number of the Under Review DVD series are now available (free) via YouTube. Following the standard Under Review M.O., the Tom Waits: 1983-2006 entry rounds up a number of music scribes (Anthony DeCurtis, Robert Christgau, Barney Hoskyns, etc) asking them to reflect upon the material at hand. As with the majority of the series, there are no shocking revelations to be found, but the 80 minutes devoted to Waits, early 80s, re-imagination of himself and career is an entertaining watch (and a nice primer for the curious). Full 80 minute DVD stream after the jump.
Speaking of, has anyone picked up Hoskyns’ recent Waits biography Lowside of the Road: A Life of Tom Waits? Thoughts? Good, bad, ugly?