Thursday, July 17, 2014

Round Up

The Vancouver Sun has a Q&A with Erika Forster of Au Revoir Simone which talks about the Todd remix on their recent EP Q: Apparently there's a remix EP with contributions from David Lynch and Todd Rundgren. How did the Todd Rundgren remix come about? A: We're huge fans. We've watched a bunch of his old videos, we've DJ'd a lot of songs on DJ nights. I think it came up that our label, Instant Records, is part of a distribution company, and it just came up that he was looking to do some remix trade. It was like, Do you guys want Todd Rundgren to remix a song? And we were like, Uhm, yes, obviously. We haven't actually met him yet. Maybe we'll see him when he's on tour in New York next time. Meanwhile NUVO (Indianapolis) has an Interview with Coven lead singer Jinx Dawson by Jilly Weiss of We Are Hex, where she mentions that various members of Utopia had played with Coven over the years.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

The Cave man cometh

I'm really looking forward to the release next month of 20,000 Days on Earth a new film about 'the day in the life' of  Nick Cave that takes a fictionalized documentary-style approach to exploring the day. Film was co-written by Cave and directed by Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard, and looks fantastic.

Monday, July 14, 2014

First Song

My daughter's first play with a DAW and during the 7 minutes of noise and keyboard hitting we accidentally hit on a tune via a rhythmic snyth - added a badsic drum beat and some random vox, to create this 23 second masterpiece.