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Big Bad Mean Mother Fucker

Hellhole Retrace

Lust for Life

From the Don’t Look Down series


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Beck’s Record Club


We’ve always know Beck to be a mad scientist, but he’s finally let us in on the tinkering that goes on in his laboratory. Mr. Hansen has started his quite ambitious Record Club experiment based out of his home recording studio.

For lack of a better explanation of what Record Club is exactly, I’ll let the man himself explain it as he does on his website:

“For those new to the Record Club, it is an informal meeting of various musicians to record an album in a day. An album is chosen to be reinterpreted and used as a framework. Nothing rehearsed or arranged ahead of time. A track is put up here once a week. As you will hear, some of the songs are rough renditions, often first takes documenting what happened over the course of a day. There is no intention to ‘add to’ the original work or attempt to recreate the power of the original recording. Only to play music and document what happens. And those who aren’t familiar with the albums in question will hopefully look for the songs in their definitive versions.”

The first edition of Record Club is the definition of ambitious and ballsy. The players for this first go round chose The Velvet Underground’s Velvet Underground & Nico. Wow. And as you might expect, it’s a bit hodge podge, but seriously fun to listen to and watch.

The songs are being released as videos on his website. One song per week, though they are all recorded in a day. The impromptu band put together for the recording of the VU classic includes Nigel Godrich, Joey Waronker, Brian Lebarton, Bram Inscore, Yo, Giovanni Ribisi, Chris Holmes, and from Iceland, special guest Thorunn Magnusdottir, and of course Beck.

The second project from Record Club is Leonard Cohen’s Songs of Leonard Cohen and includes Devendra Banhart, MGMT, Binki Shapiro, etc. So far two of that album’s songs have been released to the site.

Check out it out for yourself, and dream of what your life could be like if you too were part of Beck’s scene (as I too have been doing).

And if anyone can find this as mp3’s, please let me know.

Record Club Site

Here are a couple of my favorite interpretations from the VU session.

Sunday Morning

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Run Run Run

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Free Energy


Seriously, these guys are going to take the world by storm mad soon. The Philly boys of Free Energy are about to bump us up a notch on the ‘cities with cool shit going on’ list. Stereogum just premiered their first video for the song Free Energy off the upcoming DFA release Stuck on Nothing. And the video is one of those fun summery small time band throwing a party in their fishtown(?) basement types. It makes me want to grab a 40, sit on my stoop, call some friends and take another drunken late night dip in the delaware. Gross, you may say. So do we. But crazy fun none the less.

And from the looks of their tour schedule on Myspace, I’m predicting a Free Energy Making Time on 9/11. I mean, why else would they be playing Pure?

Gonna drop their track Dream City on you for the third time this summer also. These guys hit us where it counts. For reals.

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Stuck on Nothing LP

Dream City

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Uhh Yeah Dude

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So these dudes Jonathan Larroquette and Seth Romatelli have this weekly podcast called Uhh Yeah Dude that they do from LA and beam to us throughout the world with the power of iTunes. They talk about the topics and issues that our great great country is dealing with.  And it’s pretty fucking funny. I suggest subscribing to it.

They’re gonna be doing a live show at Public Assembly in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. It’s gonna be on October 17th which just happens to be my birthday. Happy birthday to me.

They did a few segments where they read Craigslist M4M ads and filmed a bunch of them. Pretty great. One of those videos below.

Check out their site here.

Thanks to Colin and Kim for givin me the heads up on their shit.


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The Last Year of Polaroid

A little teaser trailer for the upcoming documentary by Grant Hamilton.

Looks promising.

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Away We Go


Written by Dave Eggers and Vendela Vida and directed by Sam Mendez (Revolutionary Road, American Beauty), Away We Go is sure to be the indie movie hit of this summer. It’s about an expecting couple played by John Krasinski (The Office) and Maya Rudolph (SNL). His parents move to Antwerp and they realize there’s nothing tying them to where they live. They go in search of a place to belong and start their family, and witty sarcasm and touching moments ensue. It also has a pretty appropriately sweet/somber soundtrack comprised mostly of Nick Drake sound-alike Alexi Murdoch with some Dylan and Velvet Underground thrown in for good measure. Check out some of the music and the trailer below.

Alexi Murdoch

Time Without Consequences LP


All My Days

Song For You

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Loud People

Todd Lamb is the writer and director of Loud People, which is a series of phone conversations overheard and reenacted by comedians. I’ve worked with Todd, he’s a good guy. Support him!

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