Last year we hinted at a project that Malefactors of Great Wealth’s main dude JP Olsen (also of Beetkeepers/Burn Barrel) was working on with the Black Swans’ Jerry DeCicca. The project, titled “You’ll Never See My Face in Kansas City,” has reached completion, and we’re proud to premiere the two resulting videos for each musician’s song.
You can read the full background at the project website, but the gist of it is, Olsen became fascinated by artist Chris Burden, who, as part of a 1971 performance art piece, wore a ski mask for several days in Kansas City without taking it off. Olsen called DeCicca and challenged him to write a song with the aforementioned title, and he Olsen said he’d do the same. You can watch these videos (more akin to short films) to hear the resultant songs — both striking and well worth your time — and you can also order a 7-inch or digital download from the website. Or even bundle the 7-inch with a custom-made replica of the mask that Burden wore.
NPR wisely latched onto Sinkane’s new record, Mars, for its ongoing First Listen feature. Head over to spin this great album from Columbus/Kent ex-pat (and Donewaiting contributor) Ahmed Gallab.
Mars is out Oct. 23 on James Murphy’s DFA Records. Preorder a signed LP here.
MP3: Break Away
Jon Chinn, he of Pretty Mighty Mighty, Workbook Studio, and all around nice dude, begins his return to the world of recorded music today with a free 9 song sampler of his upcoming album, The Tiniest Light. Recorded between 2008-2012, it includes songs recorded with his backing band 1803 as well as musicians from his current homebase of Brooklyn. The full length album includes 5 more tracks and will be released in the fall, hopefully on vinyl.
Jon Chinn and the 1803 will be playing the Treebar in Columbus on Friday, August 17. Bicentennial Bear and My Orca open.
MP3: Would You Come and See Me in New York
Here’s the first taste of the new album from Brooklyn husband-and-wife duo Vito and Monique Auito aka The Welcome Wagon. Precious Remedies Against Satan’s Devices releases on collaborator Sufjan Stevens‘s Asthmatic Kitty label June 12.
MP3: Spanish Prisoners – Rich Blood
Spanish Prisoners return to Columbus for the first time in many years Sunday night at Kafe Kerouac:
Spanish Prisoners at Kafe Kerouac
with Time & Temperature, Saturday Giant
SUNDAY, MARCH 25
ALL AGES SHOW
2250 N. HIGH COLS., OH
DOORS at 9, $5
Yesterday we wrote about Sinkane performing at a new Brooklyn music festival curated by The National, and today brings a new single which also includes remixes by Caribou, among others.
Bryce and Aaron Dessner of The National have curated a three day festival taking place on BAM in May, and our BFF Sinkane is performing alongside St Vincent, The Walkmen, Beirut and many more. Schedule and full details here.
Sharon Van Etten
Brooklyn Youth Chorus
Buke and Gase
DJ Set by Pat Mahoney and Nancy Whang (DFA)
Janka Nabay & the Bubu Gang Jherek Bischoff
Missy Mazzoli and Victoire
My Brightest Diamond + yMusic
Oneohtrix Point Never
People Get Ready
Doe Paoro has a big voice. She studies Lhamo—a powerful, unusual, and vocally acrobatic Tibetan-style opera—that she encountered while traveling alone through the Himalayas this past year. I guess her upcoming album Slow To Love was written in solitude at a cabin outside of Syracuse, New York after returning home. Whatever the case, this girl has a big voice that sounds pretty soulful for a buddhist.
Slow to Love album release party is Feb 13th @ Glasslands, Brooklyn
MP3: Sing Me Spanish Techno
Diehard just released a 4-song covers EP, Old Habits, for free on their Bandcamp page. Fans who pledged at a high level of their Kickstarter campaign were able to request the songs chosen to be covered and now they’ve been collected for all the world to download.
Their debut full length, The Times We Didn’t Have Fun, is now available for “name your price”.
The band has some shows coming up in NYC. Keep reading for the dates. Continue reading
MP3: El Jesus de Magico – Bone Knife
It seems like a lifetime ago, but it was 2008 when I saw El Jesus de Magico at the Wexner Center with These New Puritans. It was an odd pairing, an empty show and El Jesus didn’t make a believer out of me. Maybe it was an off night for the band. Maybe it was the room that seemed cavernous with only a handful of people there. Or maybe I was just grumpy. But each time I’ve seen El Jesus since, the band’s psychedelic experiments (and a few pop nuggets) have won me over.
Just Deserts, released Tuesday (1/24) on Columbus Discount Records, is EJDM’s eighth release. According to the band’s Tumblr, these songs have been around for quite a while, “culled from the last sessions we did at the O’Shaughnessy Funeral Home and Columbus Discount from tapes & reels of varying fidelity.” “Bone Knife,” track 3 on Side A, is one of the more structured songs on the LP.
With organist (and LP compiler/mixer) Tony Allman now in New York, Columbus shows are few and far between, but you can catch El Jesus de Magico Friday at Ace of Cups with Psandwich, Guinea Worms and Unholy Two. All proceeds and donations go to the Letha Rodman Melchior Cancer Fund. 9 pm, $7. (RSVP)
And just for kicks, here’s a picture of Ahmed Gallab aka Sinkane buying EJDM’s Scalping the Guru while record shopping in Brooklyn (via Terrific Magazine): Continue reading