This video was posted earlier this month in Nick Zammuto’s Blog. It is a short documentary by Matt Day, portraying a day in Zammuto’s life. I enjoyed it a lot, not only because it shows his envy-worthy lifestyle, but because we can see his process of songwriting/recording. Those familiar with the sounds of The Books and Zammuto will find this interesting because he unveils many of his weird musical techniques (that are often thought to be electronic, but really are analogue… or a weird hybrid between the two).
Update: Read about The Books breaking up. :(
When I heard Saint Nothing, I thought it was Daniel Rossen’s only solo work so far, but I was wrong. Back in 2009, Rossen recorded a wonderful cover of Judee Sill’s Waterfall. The track was released in the album Crayon Angel: A Tribute to the Music of Judee Sill, via American Dust. Enjoy.
I was completely unaware that Nick Zammuto, from The Books had a solo project. About a month ago he released an EP titled Idiom Wind, featuring the track F U C-3PO. This song will also appear in the forthcoming self-titled album, to be released the third of April, via Temporary Residence. Zammuto seems to be sticking to his old experimental style, but the use of electric instruments has increased a lot. The thing about Nick Zammuto is that never ceases to innovate (a quality that I’ve always loved about The Books). Listen:
This is the first song we get to hear from Andrew Bird’s upcoming album Break It Yourself. Listen to Eyeoneye below:
Eyeoneye might sound familiar to you because an earlier/different version of it (titled Oh Baltimore) appeared on Andrew Bird’s live album Fingerlings 4. Listen below:
We now have yet another album to look forward to in 2012. Lower Dens’ upcoming LP, titled Nootropics, will be released May 1 (the same day Father John Misty’s LP comes out) through the label Ribbon Music.
One of its tracks has been released, Brains. Listen (and download for free) below.
Daniel Rossen, from Grizzly Bear and Department Of Eagles, has announced the release of an EP titled Silent Hour/Golden Mile. It will be out the 20th of March via Warp.
So far, Rossen has released one of the EP’s tracks, Saint Nothing. It’s great, I love it, but if you expect to hear Grizzly Bear here, you might get disappointed. While you can hear some similarities, Daniel Rossen has created something very different. Listen below.
March will be a good month, first Andrew Bird’s new album is announced and now this.
Joshua Tillman, Fleet Foxes’ drummer and (amazingly underrated) solo artist announced the release of a new album via Sub Pop. Despite the fact that he has already released seven solo albums under his actual name, this time he chose to use the moniker of Father John Misty.
The album will be titled Fear Fun, according to The Agency Group site, where the following statement appeared:
“During the summer of 2011, Joshua Tillman, left Seattle to live in his van for two months, writing a novel under the influence of fungi and suddenly began to write songs under the name of Father John Misty, “Fear Fun” was recorded in Los Angeles with Jonathan Wilson and mixed by Phil Ek in Seattle. “Fear Fun” will be launched on May 1, 2012 on Sub Pop.”
So far, only one of this project’s songs is out, I Would Love You was uploaded to Misty’s Tumblr about a week ago.
Andrew Bird has announced that his new album, Break It Yourself, will be released the 6th of March. Today, the album artwork was published, along with the track list. Also, Mom + Pop, the label that will release the album, has uploaded two teasers to Vimeo, check them out below.
I’m not a huge fan of Eddie Vedder’s Ukulele Songs, almost all of it’s songs were… bleh.
Tonight You Belong To Me was an exeption though. I’d marry Chan Marshall’s voice.