Dedicated to Aaron Seligman and Jonathan Achtman
Directed by Martin&Eva
Villa Villa Nola 2012
Peace Signs out on October 15th
GOODWEIRDis an ever evolving collective of musicians led by Duane Lauginiger. Born in New Hampshire and raised in Virginia, Duane has been writing songs and playing in bands for 17 years.
His bands The Family, The Spartans, The Octobers in Williamsburg, Va and Harsh Realm, and Boney Loney and the Sacred Teachers in Richmond, introduced southern Virginia to a brand of straight forward rock and roll music, informed by a true love of & gift for song writing in the tradition of the 196o’s. After leaving Virginia in 2001, Duane was an active member of the music scene in Philadelphia for seven years, playing in Teen Slain, 1000 Eagles, the1969, Dark Horse and the Carousels, and The Invisible Friends.
SONGS ON “Cool Cool Blood”:
Chills My Body
The Wasp and the Bees
Wildwood Flower (+)
Puddle For Three
You Want Me
Something on Your Mind (*)
All Songs by Duane Lauginiger except:
(+) = Carter Family
(*) = Karen Dalton
Listen to “Something on Your Mind”, “Puddle for Three”, and “Dead Dream” from “Cool Cool Blood”:
A collaboration between articule and the Artifact Institute, this interdisciplinary event will explore perspectives on the consumption, use, disposal, repair, re-use and obsolescence of electronic equipment. The forum will consider how the Montreal community is responding to the ever-increasing volume of electronic equipment that is perceived as obsolete, valueless or disposable, and engage the wider contexts of these issues.
Dishwasher – Thurible Thurible
Dedicated to Sacha Miller
Directed by Martin&Eva
Filmed at Studio Bizz
Villa Villa Nola 2012
Common Stock Recordings is an exploratory audio archive founded by Molly Reed in 2012. The stories and essays collected there survey first wave feminism, nineteenth century utopian communities and travel diaries+.
We’re excited to announce a NEW DISHWASHER RECORD.
‘Silence‘ will be released as a five$ download on VVN Download Records April 6, 2012.
Wild Nights with Barry Bonds
Cesar’s other VVN releases:
“In a time warp of traditional and ancient patterns synchronized with futurist paradigms, this album conjures up a tapestry of shamanic disco coupled with hypnotic and nocturnal hooks. From the Persian scales to the gypsy-esque spirit, their live performances, like pseudo-religious rituals, induce mass dancing, roping bodies into possession. Many days and nights of tracking a near copy of their live shows have culminated in a sonic opus, a revelry that will continue far after the sun has come up. This record will suitably re-enact the experience of the moon-soaked masses grinding away during the band’s notorious illegal park parties. Their cargo: drum machines, a constellation of percussion, Turkish zurna, and electric guitar, anchored by deep bass and cloaked with snaking vocals.”
Remixes by Andy Dixon, Taal Mala, Ben Ulis and Ao Olm sustain the rising of chrome pyramids.
This video’s about want & need & the feeling during a particularly conscious instant: moments of discovery, rise to protest, personal needing, freeing, forgiveness, longing, or ultimate regret. There’s a microscopic sound painful to hear, seeking to hear, could we ever bear listening, were we even physically able to bear to hear. The video’s about an instant or moment, like a particle, an instant of PTSD, a cloudless explosion, a blast, something zoomed in on, the moment an STD’s shared. The main character of the movie (hand & eye) has been whispering their whole life. Then the child becomes a teen – in the video, they reach out for connection. When grown – in the video, everybody’s generally failing but in these blinding instants, the subject of the video, sitting in sound, can share feelings of liberation/satisfaction. The moment in the video, as in other promotional materials & products has been drawn out for pleasure’s sake.
Grimes - Geidi Primes
“has a strange air of being created unconsciously…It is a vastly intriguing set of pop tunes highlighted by its amazing fifth and sixth songs: “avi” and “Feyd Rautha Dark Heart”, which are each frighteningly reminiscent of an unaccountable psychic experience…it touches on many different tones without exploiting any. It manages to be playful without being precious, clean without being sterile, cryptic without being obscure, and operates in a deceptively complex melodic structure without calling attention to the artistry therein… a small child, listening to adult contemporary radio in the back seat of your mother’s minivan when a special kind of song comes on. You are still maddeningly susceptible to the sympathetic rise and fall of a maternal voice, yet this is a different sort of mother, one more primeval and distant. Icily it falls over your entire body, begging for an escape you know you cannot give it… It calls to mind the glowering of a child king amidst the many vestments and decorations of his coronation.” – Arbutus Records
Grimes - Halfaxa
“…Grimes can be the soundtrack to a witch hunt and a tape dub from a night at Danceteria simultaneously. She harnesses dark and light…”Wereglid” opens with synths that sound like plates falling and disintegrating. This gives way to vocal pitching, ominous pads, delayed drum programming and, despite any sonic abstraction, could still be said to fit neatly within a traditional pop song structure.” – Arbutus Records
Everyone, this is a new project, it’s a DIY hostel here in my house @ St. Laurent & Fairmont in Montreal. I’m calling it Hotel Castle Ruins (http://www.hotelcastleruins.com). I have 5 sets of keys on attractive chains, 2 beds plus extra cots… There’s tea everywhere, good water pressure, heat & AC, a Wii with Zelda & the stereo downstairs has loud power.
Anyway, if you’re looking for space to stick extra friends, visiting bands, artists here for shorter stays: it’s a private room with great common space in an easy location for visitors.
For more info or to make reservation requests & payments, visit http://www.hotelcastleruins.com.
There are nightly, weekly and monthly rates, all flexible.
H.C.R. is also open for quiet shows, readings, art shows, interview taping? meetings & feasts.
I know this is funny, but if it might work out for visiting friends or acquaintances, send them my way as you wish!!!
Blue Hawaii – Blooming Summer
Blue Hawaii is the blossoming project of Alex Cowan and Raphaelle Standell-Preston, a side project of her band BRAIDS. Their debut release, “Blooming Summer”, is a studio album which evolved in stages – each song being produced as vocal and melodic ideas worked closely with computer based applications. Given this, the warmth of the electronic element is shocking. Much care has been taken to ensure that no harsh taste remains from music arisen largely from software intended for dance music. Beautiful, haunting female vocal harmonies are layered upon a lush harmonic and rhythmic structure provided by synths, guitars and effected drum machines.
Listen to Floral (Bonus Track):
Braids inaugural interview posted on Black Light Times!! a new BLOG to capture bands and other artists in their perfect state! The premise & mission of the site is simple: film interviews under black light, have effects on the microphone. One will not hear & see everything but what you do hear & see will be under black light with effects on the microphone, like twins sharing thoughts and eyes!
Think About Life presents Sweet Sixteen Remix x3.
Think About Life – Sweet 16 (Karn Noseguard Remix):
Think About Life- Sweet 16 (Karn Noseguard Remix)
Think About Life – Sweet 16 (Cadence Weapon Remix):Think About Life – Sweet 16 (Cadence Weapon Remix)
Think About Life – Sweet 16 (LynnT & MhMhMh Remix):
Think ABout Life – Sweet 16 (LynnT & MhMhMh Remix)
VVN presents Double Doux – Mnnotaurrrrrr
New release for December 2010.
Double Doux is Willie Brisco (Frankfurt, Germany) & Max Kaario (Paris, France).
This record was recorded live to four track, 2 mics, no overdubs.
Drums & Saxophone. Preview some of the first song, “Side A “:
01 Excerpt from _Side A_
and the second: “Touch Your Bones to the Floor“:
02 Excerpt from _Touch Your Bones to the Floor_
5 Dollars for this release, exclusive to VVN. <)>
The Breezes’ Update My High is a compilation of self-released limited-edition EPs the band recorded and put out: summer 2010. U.M.H. is “a mostly instrumental journey …equal parts bedroom psychedelia… homemade beat tapes… layered head-nod…”
Listen to “DEPTH”:
The Breezes – “Update My High”
1. Intro (update my high)
2. Greenhouse Visit
3. Heat Wave
4. Night Beach
9. Chancellor in the Building
11. Pigeons in the Park