David Lynch on a 20,000 miles coast to coast to coast trip, bumps into characters and interviews them as part of this most inspiring venture titled IP: The interview project. You got to watch it!
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Nicole Simone to release debut EP including the first single “Melt” and “The Wedding Song” featuring Jason Schwartzman on drums and banjo.Friday, February 12th, 2010
Although she was born in the eighties, Nicole Simone has always been fascinated with nostalgia and old films from a very young age. She writes all her music with love for creating a mood and environment of her own in which one gets transported into old movie scenes set in a David Lynch-ian smoky nightclub, where Nicole takes the stage in front of the red plush curtains. Her haunting, intoxicating and timeless music is illustrated by a unique instrumentation of guitar, marxophone, orchestron, trumpet, mandolin, vibraphone, piano and ukulele. Nicole just completed her first EP, which will be released on March 9th 2010. On the opening track entitled, “The Wedding Song” actor/musician Jason Schwartzman lent his talents on drums and banjo. Nicole Simone’s music can be heard in the Sundance film The Good Life starring Bill Paxton, Zooey Deschanel, and Harry Dean Stanton, as well as in the indie film Alone With Her starring Colin Hanks. Her diverse artistic influences range from Frederic Chopin to Tom Waits and New Orleans funeral processions to the likes of Howlin’ Wolf, Billie Holiday and Cesária Évora. Nicole Simone’s first music video for the song “Melt” was shot near the Joshua Tree desert. The video is an homage to one of Nicole’s favorite films, Wim Wenders Paris, Texas as well as inspired by French New Wave directors such as Jean-Luc Godard and Louis Malle. You can see the stunning and intriguing music video here.magazine featured Nicole in their music issue alongside Bryan Ferry, Ryan Adams and Charlotte Gainsbourg. She has played support slot for artists such as Ed Harcourt, Jesca Hoop, Maria Taylor and Diane Birch. Nicole Simone co-produced her EP with Zac Rae and Woody Jackson. Gavin Lurssen mastered the EP.
New York Dates:
2/6 – Glasslands W/ Class Actress – Brooklyn
3/13 – Cameo Gallery – Brooklyn
Twin Shadow makes the sort of music that one imagines would perfectly soundtrack the premature but poetic end to an affair. Shimmering, synth-heavy arrangements underpin bittersweet modern soul songs, all of which seem to document some sort of recent or imminent loss. FRACTIONSOFONE.COM
After a stint living in Berlin, Bowie and Kraftwerk obsessive and former band-hopper George Lewis Jr. moved back to his home base of Brooklyn and started writing affected electronic pop under the name Twin Shadow. This backstory is maybe not that unique, but Lewis’ elicitation of songs as enigmatic as “Castles In The Snow” and “Yellow Balloon”–both co-produced by Ed Banger affiliate Mickey Moonlight–certainly is. They’re like a wiser, well-adjusted alternative to glo-fi, due on a forthcoming 7-inch in March with another set to follow for Chris Taylor (of Grizzly Bear)’s Terrible Records. Yes, this dude will probably have a really good year. RCRD LBL
This is like the soundtrack to those moments when the drugs still haven’t quite worn off; you’re still smiling broadly and glowing, but firmly rooted to the sofa. He has a single due out in March, so look out for that. It seems Brooklyn never runs out of energy, so we are looking forward to what else appears throughout 2010. THERECOMMENDER.NET
So the story sounds a little familiar. At least at first, as George Lewis Jr. recalls his 10-round bout with writer’s block, a struggle that was broken by searching the streets of Berlin for the ghosts of Bowie, Reed and Pop. Because that’s what artists do when they get tired of playing rock ’n’ roll, right? They revisit the point where the gods of glam and four-alarm guitars discovered such groove-riding Germans as Cluster, Kraftwerk and Can.
“The whole experience of living in Berlin was very cinematic,” explains Lewis Jr., “reinforcing the idea of being in a place where you can indulge just about any fantasy, creatively and personally. What I wanted to do came out with such clarity once I got back to Brooklyn—I spit a bunch of songs out right away.”
A couple standout recordings from those early bedroom sessions are “Yellow Balloon” and “Castles In the Snow,” which will be released as a limited 7” in March. These songs also serve as the phantasmagoric foundation for a forthcoming LP of new songs that’ll be released through Chris Taylor’s (Grizzly Bear) Terrible Records later this year. Driven by brittle drum breaks, crystallized keys, rubber-soled bass lines and galloping guitar chords, the double A-side single is a poppy but peculiar introduction to Twin Shadow. The solo project took on a life of its own last year, as Lewis Jr. found his calling amid a steady diet of laser-guided synth lines and layered loops.
“I remember the first time someone sat me down and made me listen to an entire Kraftwerk record,” says Lewis Jr. “I think it was The Man Machine. Anyway, I freaked out over it, because it made me realize why I loved David Bowie’s Low for so many years. I mean, I still listen to Led Zeppelin at least twice a week, but I don’t want to hear someone trying to do that anymore.”
He also doesn’t want to hold anything back after many years of bouncing between bands and exploring the tone poem side of songwriting with the Bill T Jones Dance Company and Lewis Forever, an ongoing performance art project with his three sisters. One of which is his twin, although that doesn’t quite explain the Twin Shadow name. Think of it as a movie title instead—a film adaptation of Bowie’s Berlin years, as filtered through the waking dream lens of David Lynch.
“It’s kinda crazy how new all of this is to me,” he says. “Everything is very spontaneous. That’s the other thing I learned in Berlin—that it’s okay to change, because it’s all connected in some way. Whatever I learn today is something I’m going to apply tomorrow. The tough thing is finding some cohesion. But that’s okay. Musicians who don’t evolve can only be a part of our cultural existence for so long, you know?”
I was walking down this main street in Tel Aviv and I have stumbled upon a funky used record store (‘Off the record’), and found all those great soundtracks I my collection was missing. So I bought David Lynch`s ‘Wild at heart’, ‘The deer hunter‘, Ennio Morricone`s ‘la Scorta`s soundtrack, Zbigniew Priesner ‘The double life of Veronique’, John Corigliano`s The red violin, David Holmes Ocean`s thirteen, Blixa Bargeld, Nick Cave & Mick Harvey`s ‘To have and to hold’, and The crying game. What a weekend I had. I didn’t know what to put on first, and I chose to share with you this 30`s style tune of ‘Wild at heart’, by Glen Gray & the Casa Loma Orchestra.
I have downloaded this amazing double mixtape of Slim Twig called “Spit it Twig” recommended by friends at Bighassle. His unique style is a mixture of hiphop based groove with ragged samples, twisted pop, rock, the funkiest out there theatrical vocals you have heard. its like a collaboration of Tricky, Public Enemy and Outkast. He says he is committed to the free mixtape format he admires so much in artists like Lil Wayne.The first volume is more Hiphop based material while the second one is wilder and more abstract and is featuring collaborations with David Lynch, Dirty Beaches, Onakabazien and more…I love this project a lot and very exited to discover an inspiring artist like Slim Twig, coming from Paper Bag records,.
this wonderful label who brought us Sally Shapiro, CFCF, Woodhands, Plastikman, Tokyo police club, and many more. I have chosen to play you a favorite track from both parts. Thank you Brooke for this gift
Howe Gelb is making the music I want to make when I grow up.Arizona-based musician Howe Gelb has released the first Giant Sand album in nearly four years proVISIONS featuring friends such as Isobell Campbell, Neko Case and M. Ward.Sounds like it should be a song on a David Lynch movie.
‘Giant Sand is a mood,’ says Howe Gelb and that`s sums it all up.