Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Hooves on the Dirt: Motel Motel's Super Secret Garden

Secret Garden Series: Motel Motel from hoovesontheturf on Vimeo.

Hi-definition, black and white, Motel Motel; swoon. Raw, unfiltered music like this is so deliriously satisfying!

See the rest of the Secret Garden Series here. Previously freatures: Tallest Man on Earth, Olof Arnalds and Middle Distance Runner (a band, not the song by Sea Wolf).

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

The Calm Blue Sea - Siegfried (An Original Score)

Back in early 2007, the band called The Calm Blue Sea was still just the twinkle in some young kids' eyes in Austin, Texas, a collaborative thought of something experimental that involved a lot of passion and complexity, and some general rockin' out and good-times. Now in 2009, with an acclaimed self-titled release under their belts and a wealth of praise and pride from their home town and beyond, the Calm Blue Sea has also completed an exalting project: composing an original score to the Fritz Lang movie Siegfried.

In a show of old-world charm and deep nostalgia for the day before recorded sound, the original score premiered live to a sold out show on March 29, 2009 at the Alamo Drafthouse in Austin, Texas juxtaposed to a rare big screen showing of Siegfried. 96 minutes later, the show ended to a standing ovation and rave reviews. The response was in fact so amazing, that the Calm Blue Sea decided that it was something that should be shared with everyone, and set forth to put the full score into recorded form. On August 18th, 2009, 200 handmade and numbered double disc CDs will be released to those lucky few who put their orders in now at The Calm Blue Sea's online store.

"I'm really, really proud of this one," said Jeff Crews, guitarist for the TCBS.

Buy it, wait with anticipation until August 18th and then gather your friends with a copy of Seigfried to see the magic happen.

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St Vincet @ the Bell House (Hiatus Continues)

Annie Clark @ the Bell House in Brooklyn. Photo by Elizabeth Fraser Photography

Hey folks. Sorry for the absence, as always, but I guess sometimes life gets in the way :) Anywho, wanted to share some images from St. Vincent @ the Bell House in Brooklyn! It was a pretty rad night. I'm so glad Annie added the extra show! Click here for more photos @ Flickr.