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(31) Days of Good//12.5.14

Favorite videos of the year…

french horn rebellion - swing into it

♩ French Horn Rebellion – Swing Into It (ft. HAERTS) [from Swing Into It EP]

“Here’s how the story goes. Last winter, we did a performance at LowBrau in Sacramento – which has become one of our favorite places to play – and after the show, a group of beautiful ballerinas came up to us, wanting to congratulate us on a show well done. After recovering from shell-shock that such pretty girls would talk to us, we learned that they were members of the Sacramento Ballet Company, and we both began to lament the deteriorating interest the public has in classical music, ballet, and the fine arts.

Together we thought – hey, let’s do something about this ! Let’s collaborate and make something special that is truly fun and artistic – nothing ironic, nothing satirical, just an upbeat and beautiful collaboration using our classical skills. FHR had a track featuring HAERTS coming up, so they sent it to the Sac Ballet, and Rex Wheeler, the choreographer, was immediately inspired. Alexandra Cunningham- the Sacramento Ballet’s social direct was recovering from a ballet-related injury at the time, and hit up all the local Sacramento boutique shops for costumes, and got funding for the dancers from nights at LowBrau, while FHR found the production team, ‘The Strangers’ to put together lights, camera and action. What you see is the final product of working through the internet and on the ground, and we’re so proud of it.” (via blog.frenchhornrebellion.com)

[facebook.com/frenchhornrebellion]

 

the apache relay

♩ The Apache Relay – Katie Queen of Tennessee [from Apache Relay]

“The Apache Relay’s ‘Katie Queen of Tennessee’ is easily one of the catchiest tunes I’ve heard this year. And in the song’s new video, a troupe of 40 young dancers raise the fun to heights I hadn’t imagined with a blissfully, perfectly choreographed routine.” (via Bob Boilen, NPR Music)

[theapacherelay.com]

 

jamie xx - sleep sound

♩ Jamie xx – Sleep Sound [from Girl/Sleep Sound]

“I was on a train listening to music, getting deep into it, and this girl started staring at me,’ says London-based artist and poet Sofia Mattioli of the genesis of her video for Jamie xx’s ‘Sleep Sound.’ ‘After a while I took my headphones off and she came up to me, started signing and then wrote me a note to say that she was deaf but could almost feel the music by my movement.’ With the germ of an idea from this chance encounter, Mattioli was asked to create a video for the member of The xx and Grammy-winning producer of Alicia Keys, Gil Scott-Heron and Drake. During the course of one day, she danced with 13 members of the Manchester Deaf Centre with ages ranging from five to 27 years old, who responded to the movement of the artist and the vibrations in the air given off by the song. ‘The relationship between silence and music is a big part of what I am trying to express with my work,’ says Mattioli. ‘The first kid in the video, Archie, was bliss—all of them were amazing. I hope this is a project I can develop further.'” (via NOWNESS)

[jamiexx.com]

 

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♩ Walter Martin – Sing to Me (feat. Karen O) [from We’re All Young Together]

“Is there a sweeter song or video than this right now? The Walkmen’s Walter Martin has made a family-friendly record, and “Sing to Me” — recorded with Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ Karen O — will warm your heart.” (via Bob Boilen, NPR Music)

[waltermartinmusic.com]

 

she & him - classics

♩ She & Him – Stay Awhile [from Classics]

She & Him doing Dusty proud with a fantastic cover of “Stay Awhile” and this fun video to accompany it.

[sheandhim.com]

 

#31days2014

Favorite EPs of 2014 (so far)

wanderers and wolves - demo

 

Babes//Babes

[babesband.com]

 

Broods//Broods

[broods.co]

 

Evian Christ//Waterfall

[facebook.com/evianchrist]

 

French Horn Rebellion//Swing Into It

[frenchhornrebellion.com]

 

Mapei//Don’t Wait

[facebook.com/mapeimusic]

 

Röyksopp & Robyn//Do It Again

[royksopp.com] [robyn.com]

 

Son Lux//Alternate Worlds

[sonlux.tumblr.com]

 

Various Artists//non•market comp 1

[bandcamp]

 

Wanderers & Wolves//Late Night Sessions Demo

[facebook.com/wanderersandwolves]

 

Check back in December to see which of these make the final cut.

[watch] French Horn Rebellion//Swing Into It (ft. HAERTS)

French Horn Rebellion//Swing Into It (ft. HAERTS & The Sacramento Ballet Company)

“Here’s how the story goes. Last winter, we did a performance at LowBrau in Sacramento – which has become one of our favorite places to play – and after the show, a group of beautiful ballerinas came up to us, wanting to congratulate us on a show well done. After recovering from shell-shock that such pretty girls would talk to us, we learned that they were members of the Sacramento Ballet Company, and we both began to lament the deteriorating interest the public has in classical music, ballet, and the fine arts.

Together we thought – hey, let’s do something about this ! Let’s collaborate and make something special that is truly fun and artistic – nothing ironic, nothing satirical, just an upbeat and beautiful collaboration using our classical skills. FHR had a track featuring HAERTS coming up, so they sent it to the Sac Ballet, and Rex Wheeler, the choreographer, was immediately inspired. Alexandra Cunningham- the Sacramento Ballet’s social direct was recovering from a ballet-related injury at the time, and hit up all the local Sacramento boutique shops for costumes, and got funding for the dancers from nights at LowBrau, while FHR found the production team, ‘The Strangers’ to put together lights, camera and action. What you see is the final product of working through the internet and on the ground, and we’re so proud of it.” [via frenchhornrebellion.com]

(31) Days of Good: 12.24.12

ellie_goulding_i_heart_santa

I’ve restrained myself until now, but it’s Christmas Eve and I can’t hold out any longer.  So without further ado, some holiday goodness for this most wonderful time of the year.  Happy Holidays everyone!  Have fun, be merry, stay safe.

 

♩Black Prairie feat. Sallie Ford – (Everybody’s Waitin’ For) The Man With The Bag [from Holidays Rule]

blackpraire.com//sallieford.com

 

♩Damien Jurado – Kalla Hus

damienjurado.com

 

♩Eleanor Friedberger – Santa, Bring My Baby Back (To Me) [from Holidays Rule]

eleanorfriedberger.com

 

♩Electric Guest – Holiday

electricguest.com

 

♩Ellie Goulding – All I Want For Christmas Is You (Mariah Carey cover)

elliegoulding.com

 

♩Fitz and The Tantrums – Santa Stole My Lady

fitzandthetantrums.com

 

♩French Horn Rebellion – Cold Enough (feat. Jody Watley) [from Love is Dangerous EP]

frenchhornrebellion.com//jodywatley.net

 

♩Parenthetical Girls – Rejoice! Rejoice! [from Good Christian Men Rejoice, It’s Parenthetical Girls]

parentheticalgirls.com

 

♩The Shins – Wonderful Christmastime [from Holidays Rule]

theshins.com

 

Tune it tomorrow for more holiday tunes.

CMJ Music Marathon 2012

Now until Oct 20th, hundreds of bands and music fans will take over New York City for the annual CMJ Music Marathon.  While CMJ may lack the “big names” you find at Coachella and Lollapalooza, it totally makes up for it with shear volume.  There are soooo many bands and artists playing, it’s actually a bit nerve wrecking, trying to decide which acts to see.  But what really makes CMJ rad, is the music discovery aspect.  This is where you’ll see the next “big name” and it will be in a random Manhattan basement with 10 other lucky people.  Personally, this is the music festival I want to attend most.  One of these days my dream will become a reality, but until then I am happy writing about it.  And hopefully helping this year’s attendees deal with the daunting task of combing through all the music they have at their fingertips.  So if you’re having a tough time deciding who to see this week, consider these artists/bands.  And last but not least, have fun discovering your new favorite band.

CMJ Schedule//CMJ Artists

A
Alex Winston 

B
Beach Day
Blonde Summer
Blue Hawaii

C
Chad Valley
Chip Tha Ripper
Choir of Young Believers
Com Truise
Conveyor
Cruiser

D
Debo Band
Drop Electric

Dum Dum Girls

E
Eleanor Friedberger
Electric Guest

F
Field Mouse
French Camp
French Horn Rebellion

G
Generationals
Geographer
Ghostface Killah
Goldroom

GZA

H
Heliotropes
Hey Marseilles

Hey Rosetta!
HUMANS

I
Icona Pop

J
Jensen Sportag
JJAMZ
The Jezabels

K
Ki:Theory

Killer Mike
Kimbra

L
Little Beard
Little Green Cars
Local H
Lovelife
Lowlakes
The Luyas

M
Magmana
Mansions
Miami Horror DJs
Miracles of Modern Science
MNDR

Mount Moriah
Mountain Goats
MSMR

N
Natureboy
NewVillager
Nina Sky
Nneka

O
OFF!
OK SWEETHEART
OPOSSOM

P
Penguin Prison (DJ)
Pillow Talk
The Postelles
The Presets
Psychic Twin
Purple

Q
Q-Tip
Quiet Loudly

R
Raccoon Fighter
Radical Dads
Rah Rah
Rocket & The Ghost
Rumors

S
San Cisco
Savoir Adore

Sea Wolf
Sick/Sea
Skinny Lister
Skipping Girl Vinegar
Slowdance
Solid Gold
Starlight Girls
Swimclub

T
Talk Normal
Teen Daze

Telekinesis
Tempers
Thieves Like Us
Tiny Victories
Twin Tigers

U
Umbrella Men

V
Viceroy
Vital

W
The Walkmen

Wichita Falls
Wild Child
Wildcat! Wildcat!
Winter People

X
XNY

Y
Yacht
Young Adults
Young magic

Z
Zula