Next week, Keep Sleeping, the new cassette from Brooklyn-via-Florida based psych band Worthless will see its release on Beyond Beyond is Beyond Records. For those who don’t know, Worthless is the project of Curtis Godino, who’s name you may recall from the liquid light team Drippy Eye Projections, our previous show posters, or even the design of our latest sticker. We’re completely enamored with Curtis’ work, and his musical output is no different. Below, you can read our conversation with Curtis where he discusses the connections between his visual and aural art as well as the stories behind Worthless and Drippy Eye. You can also hear the stoned-out single off Keep Sleeping, entitled “Here Comes The Sun.”
Purchase Keep Sleeping from Beyond Beyond is Beyond.
Q&A With Curtis Godino of Worthless
How long has Worthless existed and how did the project first start?
Worthless has existed for maybe a year now. The lo-fi DIY project got started when our band wasn’t working 2 summers ago. There was still so much music so we decided to just record everything ourselves and then it just kinda stuck like that. Since then, we have all been in different States so that is pretty much the only way we can release music.
Who are the members involved in the project?
Right now it’s Skyler Toski and I writing all the music; Nicole Zamfes plays the organ; Camden Margoles played drums on the first release; and we just started playing with Annique Johnson who sings and plays a variety of sounds. I’m getting really into collaborating with anyone who comes over, the new songs have been turning out really fun that way.
We are also in the process of getting a physical band together. It’s hard because as of now I’m the only one in New York and the rest are in Florida. But in the next few months everyone is moving up here so we are gonna try to play some shows but until then we will keep pumping out our bedroom tunes.
Describe your musical background in terms of playing and listening.
I’ve played guitar since I was a kid but never really learned it technically. Early in high school I played in a punk band called Retro Kink then as my taste for music started to evolve I started a space rock band called Celestial Sound, I think both of those bands influenced the way I play music now.
While playing in a band with more drawn out, atmospheric songs I got really into my tone and range of effects. Like with the light show, it’s nice having a large arsenal to work with so when you have the impulse to make a specific sound or effect you can quickly manipulate the tools you have. But I was always into music I started collecting punk records in middle school, then in high school I got way more into stoner metal and psych.
You also midnight as a liquid light artist. What inspired you to get into that?
I got into that the saw way I have gotten into everything in my life, by being curious. When I first saw liquid light shows in old Syd Barret videos I was perplexed. I didn’t know where to start to figure out how the images I was seeing were being made. So I just started testing different things, asking around and before I knew it I got the hang of it and what I think to be my own look to it.
Getting into it was all the fun, it was like falling in love. Every second is magic. Every time I tested a new successful combination was the best feeling. I would bring people over after school and show them what I was doing and they all urged me to to take it out of my room.
How did you get involved with the folks at austin psych fest?
We sent them a few emails before psych fest 5 and I think they dug it.
Tell us about your approach to liquid light projection. What are you doing differently?
Well we take an analog approach, we don’t use any computers ( in few cases we use an LCD projector since analog sometimes isn’t bright enough for shows). But we use all the classic equipment, overheads, slides, wheel projectors, clockfaces, dyed oil, oil wheels, home made contraptions, color wheels…our arsenal is endless. But we have our own touch to it, everyone who does it adds their own touch to it. Whats interesting about this type of art is that it doesnt exist, you cant go somewhere and buy anything specifically for it (except oil wheels which are not to popular in the US). But you have to experiment because no ones selling you a kit. I got really into experimenting in highschool, I spent I don’t even know how many hours alone in my room testing every liquid, dye, piece of glass, I could find. Thats why people have their secrets about it, if not you could just go to the store and buy what they told you and get the exact same results. This kind of art is about making a mess then learning how to control that mess.
Being a visual artist and a musician, how do you combine the worlds of visual and musical art?
I mean it’s all the same just different mediums, sometimes I feel like playing a guitar sometimes I feel like playing with projectors. To me they’re all the same world, the lights keep the music going the music keeps the lights going.
Do you hear in color and see in sound?
I control the colors and feel the sounds.
How did you get involved with BBIB records? Tell us about the new cassette.
I got inolved with BBiB from going to a record club, which was one of the raddest things I’ve experienced in NY. I spent a lot of time in my room recording in the winter becasue it was to cold to go outside. This tape is a lot different than our first release because this one I worked mostly on alone, where the other one was more of a group effort. I feel like the songs got a bit shorter and faster due to us not being able to jam, playing together brought out those journey type songs. Alone it’s a much different way of putting songs together. But overall I’m really happy with the way it came out.
What do you foresee along the road for Worthless, as well as Drippy Eye?
I’m putting out another tape fairly soon, once all the songs are done. We will hopefully start playing shows in the next few months.
For Drippy Eye we are working on a 16mm film release and we’re also thinking about doing something with Mike Newman thats like record club but with a full on light show, which would be so rad. We will be around, just keep an eye out.
Here’s a new video from Brooklyn psych voyagers Cut Keys. A little story behind the video:
We travelled down to Atlanta over the weekend for 3 sleepless nights of cigarettes, dead squirrels, and music video shooting. Everyone got a bit delirious in the wee hours, and the paint gently burned our faces (see above photo).
Sink into this soaring guitar jammer from these Bushwick friends.
Shaking Through is a documentary series about the Birth of a Song. Each year 10 independent musicians are presented with the challenge to record one song in two days (first take to final mix). This year, one of the musicians selected for the project is our dear friend Jared Samuel (Superhuman Happiness, Minerva Lions, Yoko Ono)—also known as Invisible Familiars—who brought along a band of his fellow Brooklyn session folk to record the song “Disturbing Wildlife.”
As Mr. Samuel tells us about Weathervane Music, the good people behind Shaking Through: “It’s a non-profit dedicated to helping the unknown, the known and the about-to-hopefully-be-more-well-known-than-they-sorta-are. They do great work, selflessly. They help develop an artist the way record labels used to, in fabled yesteryears.”
Watch the episode below and head over to Shaking Through‘s website for the full story on the recording process.
Several months ago, one of Brooklyn’s greatest music haunts shuttered its doors after serving, for over nine years, as a home and meeting place for up-and-coming experimental artists. Countless bands will tell you they wouldn’t even exist if it weren’t for Zebulon, but as gentrification goes, so did a musical landmark that will not soon be forgotten. Thanks to this new video from Brooklyn psych rockers Woodsman, which pairs audio from a show at the venue with some psychedelic visuals, you can step back inside the doors, grab an ale, and relive the magic that took place nightly on Zebulon’s stage.
Woodsman hit the road next week for a string of dates where there’ll be hawking a reissued version of their album Collages (originally released on Mexican Summer in 2009) both digitally and as a tour-only cassette. Full list of dates here.
There aren’t too many bands still holding onto the spirit of old, gritty New York as much as Endless Boogie. And there’s even fewer still making new music. The the ever more vanilla ways of rock these days just doesn’t seem to churn them out the way they used to. But there are, of course, exceptions.
Formed in 1997 by a group of Matador Records employees and a professional record collector, Endless Boogie honed their craft for years before first appearing on stage in 2001 as an opener for Pavement frontman Stephen Malkmus. Since then, they’ve gone on to play some smaller tours, but mostly stick to playing shows around New York and Brooklyn—and only when they’re invited. Their music follows a simple formula–four bars of some blues rock riff repeatedly hammered into oblivion at the hands of guitarists Paul “Top Dollar” Major and Jesper Eklow–but it’s in this simplicity that the Boogie finds its magic. Like the repetitive ways of krautrock, the Boogie’s blues riffs expand into transportive journeys that can make an hour of droning rock seem like a few minutes.
On February 19 the group will release their third long player, Long Island, recorded this past summer in Brooklyn. Listen to “Taking out the Trash” below.
Pre-order the record via No Quarter.
Following the release of their highly impressive new album, Bend Beyond, Woods have dropped the B-side to the sun-soaked album single “Cali in a Cup.” While much of the new album offers a more accessible, brighter side of Woods, “Give Your Light Off” turns toward the dark with a spiritual hymn that recalls early Wailers, while coasting atop a haunting undercurrent of tape effects, heavy-handed acoustic guitar strums and Peter Tosh-style wah licks. Another impressive nugget from the prolific Brooklyn outfit.
Purchase Bend Beyond via Woodsist.
As summer turns to fall, Woods have graced us with the first video from their most-excellent forthcoming album Bend Beyond. Directed by Adarsha Benjamin, the video for “Cali In a Cup” was filmed on Super 8 at and around this year’s Woodsist Festival in Big Sur, CA. Check it out below and catch Woods on tour this fall.
Order Bend Beyond via Woodsist.
Next Friday, August 24, Dog Gone Blog will celebrate the one year anniversary of our very first event with a special show taking place at The Church of the Electric Dirt in Brooklyn, NY. The evening will feature performances by a diverse lineup of acts including Minerva Lions, The Shoe-Ins (featuring Sam Cohen of The Yellowbirds on guitar), Slings & Arrows and The Dukes. It all kicks off at 730 PM for a mere $6. Come celebrate the end of summer with us and discover some of the best up and coming acts on the scene today. Listen to tracks and check out videos of the performers below. RSVP HERE.
Minerva Lions - ”Megrims”
The Shoe-Ins – Live @ Big Snow
Sling & Arrows – “We Sail On Cowboy Clouds”
The Dukes – “White Lightnin”
Our good friends over at Beyond Beyond is Beyond have started their own independent record label, Beyond Beyond is Beyond Records. The Brooklyn-based label kicks off with the debut 12″, titled Run Slow, from the similarly geographically located psychedelic garage rock outfit Prince Rupert’s Drops this fall. “Pillar to Post,” the album’s first single, is a—to take a line from the label’s founder—cage-free burner with guitar lines that belong on the Dazed and Confused Soundtrack and hauntingly/delightfully distorted vocals from second guitarist/vocalist Leslie Stein. It’s a number for the road.
SHOW NOTICE: Prince Rupert’s Drops will be debuting tracks from their upcoming LP at a very special NYC show on August 16 at Glasslands with Buffalo Killers and the Velcro Lewis Group. Poster/details below.
We are proud to announce our biggest event to date! On February 17, Dog Gone Blog will team up with Bowery Presents for a late show at New York City’s Mercury Lounge. The evening will feature performances from two of the finest Brooklyn acts on the scene today. Woodsman will kick off the night with an improvisational sound quest before Yellowbirds take the stage for their first NYC-area performance in several months. These two bands have been featured quite prominently on the pages of this site in the past year and we are extremely excited to present this stellar bill in one of New York’s best venues. Doors open at 1030PM. Tickets are $10. Head to Mercury Lounge’s official site for more info and ticketing details (tickets are on sale now). Listen to a track from each band below. We hope to see many of you at the show!
For our first post of 2012, we’re happy to share this new video from one of our favorite Brooklyn psych rock outfits, Woodsman. The song featured is the lead track off the group’s Mystic Places EP, which made our top albums of 2011. Check out the video below and if you haven’t already, pick up the EP via the group’s own Fire Talk Records.
Just over a year ago, I made the all-too-famous decision to move to New York City. But, unlike many people who come here to pursue a particular dream (theatre, film, music, tarot card reading), simply moving to this city was my dream. When people asked me what I was going to do when I finished school (a finance degree nonetheless), I told them my plan was to move to Brooklyn, immerse myself in the local music scene and go from there.
Well, with the help of a great friend, I was able to stumble upon an extended family of extremely talented diverse, yet interconnected musicians hailing from Brooklyn. I first came to known them by their music. And after witnessing members of this family perform in small venues across the city, and with Phish on Halloween in Indio and again in Atlantic City, I realized I had found exactly what I was looking for.
Similar to the the highly-sought after Nashville studio players from the 60s and 70s, Brooklyn session musicians are now making their mark as the modern-day equivalent. These are the horns you hear on TV on the Radio’s albums, with Phish on Halloween, with Iron and Wine, with Steely Dan or even the keys you hear with Nicole Atkins’ live band. The list goes on endlessly (Paul Simon, David Byrne, The Roots etc). On almost any given night in this fine city, you can see these individuals earning a true musician’s living by performing their music for us (often for free). Even as I write this, I am preparing to go see one of these bands perform.
So, while I almost never ask for any type of donations or charity (the only exception being the Silent Barn robbery), these musicians have kindly asked for our help. On December 13 and 14, all eight bands connected to this extended family of musicians will participate in the filming of a concert documentary at Southpaw in Park Slope, Brooklyn. These eight bands are Superhuman Happiness, Minerva Lions, Thought, Beyondo, Hi/Lo Fi, Knights on Earth, Michael Leonhart and the Avarmina 7 and Smoota—many of whom you have seen me champion in the past year (hear a song from each of the bands below).
The bands, along with video team Lost Pilot have collectively launched a Kickstarter donation page where you can help support the film. With only 23 days left, these musicians not only need your help to make this documentary happen, but to help capture this important time in music history. Please take a moment to donate any amount you can. For those who live in the NYC area, come out and be a part of this rare musical experience.
If you’ve listened to the past two Halloween sets, or if you were present for either, you know how special these musicians are.
From Lost Pilot:
“We are making a film called “All Together Now” and its intention is to reveal a cross-section of a strong musical community. The film will capture each band’s live set and take you backstage to sit with musicians who tour all over the world and who’s passion lives in the bands they’ve developed back at home in New York City. Their stories are as diverse as their music. Read more here.
Superhuman Happiness – “GMYL”
Minerva Lion – “Megrims”
Thought – “Nothing New Under The sun”
Beyondo – “Playdate”
Knights on Earth – “If I Stay Too Long”
Hi/Lo Fi – “X”
Michael Leonhart and the Avarmina 7
Smoota – “Aphrodisiac”
Here’s a list of shows in NYC this week that I recommend checking out:
Zorch @ Pianos 8PM
(Experimental noise act from Austin, TX)
Purling Hiss, Night Manager, Punks On Mars @ The Bowery Electric 830PM
(Read up on psych-noise outfit Purling Hiss here)
Knights on Earth @ Southpaw 9PM
Alex Bleeker & The Freaks, Woodsman, Orca Team, Flower Orgy @ Cakeshop 8PM
(Read up on Alex Bleeker & The Freaks here)
Skeletons, The Present, Ablehearts @ Glasslands 8PM
Stephen Malkmus @ Other Music 9PM
Little Gold, Air Waves, Moonmen On The Moon, Man, Spook Houses @ Death By Audio 8PM
(Little Gold features former Woods member Christian DeRoeck)
Sun Araw, Prince Rama, Julianna Barwick, Pterodactyl, Teengirl Fantasy @ Music Hall of Williamsburg 8PM
Daytrotter Barnstormer @ Brooklyn Bowl 5PM
EMEFE @ The Bluenote 12AM
For the better part of 15 years, Pete Nolan has been creating home-fi psych music under his Spectre Folk alias. After spending time in noise-rock outfit Magik Markers and then later as a member of GHQ, Nolan made his name a fixture on the Brooklyn DIY music scene. He’s appeared on the last two Woods records—2009′s Songs of Shame features the epic 9min kraut-jam entitled “September with Pete“—and was later picked up by Woodsist to release his first Blackest Medicine EP.
In March, Nolan put out his second EP, The Blackest Medicine II, on Woodsist where he expands the group to include Sonic Youth drummer Steve Shelley, Tall Firs guitarist/vocalist and Sonic Youth sound engineer Aaron Mullan on bass and NY Times cookbook author Peter Meehan on guitar. The group churns out warm, feel-good psych pop with hazy vocal lines and ghostly folk melodies, making them a perfect fit alongside their label mates. Jams often slip into fuzzed out Krautrock territory, revealing Shelleys and Mullans recent stint as the rhythm section for the revived Neu!. You can stream or download the EP’s lead track, “The Blackest Medicine” below (a sped up version from the first EP), or order yourself some wax over at Woodsist records. Turntableless entities can purchase the album via iTunes.
MP3: “The Blackest Medicine“
For nearly a year now, I’ve been championing Superhuman Happinness as one of the most promising up and coming acts on the scene. Loaded with a plethora of musical talent and creativity, this Brooklyn-based band is a fearless improvising machine with the tightness of James Brown’s band on a good night. Some of you may have actually seen some of the members this past Halloween when frontman Stuart Bogie (Antibalas, Iron & Wine, TV on the Radio) and trumpet player Eric Biondo (Beyondo, The Monkeys) joined Phish for their cover of Little Feat’s Waiting for Columbus.
Last week, the good people at Royal Potato Family records released the band’s brand new 7″ containing the killer summer jam “Needles & Pins.” The song recalls Genesis and MGMT in parts and features what is easily one of the best guitar riffs of 2011 from Antibalas guitarist Luke O’Malley. Below, you can check out the brand new studio sounds of Superhuman Happiness—a band that never fails to live up to its name.
“Needles & Pins“
DJ Wyllys has been making the rounds on the circuit lately. Tomorrow night, the Vermont based DJ will make his debut at Williamsburg’s Cameo Gallery. Dubbed ‘The Big Payback’ (a nod to James Brown), the show kicks off at 9pm and will carry through into the early hours of the morning. The night will include sets by DJ’s Bryan Cosgrove and Wyllys and also features Mike Fisher (life, nyc) Mike Terra and Richie Cuts B2B and Bo Hebert. Tickets are $5 at the door.
Wednesday, Brad and Andrew Barr of The Slip returned to Brooklyn with their new stripped-down outfit, The Barr Brothers. This performance was the band’s 3rd NYC gig of 2011, and saw perhaps the largest crowd of the three. Set in the intimate Littlefield venue in Brooklyn—a remote space often used for art exhibits—the Barrs treated fans their first full NYC-area show, as oppose to a brief opening or shared slot.
The night began with a performance by Brooklyn’s Bizigara, fronted by Baptiste Ibar (the artist who designed the cover art of Marco Benevento’s Invisible Baby). Bizigara also features DGB friend Noah Plotkin on drums, who plays San Fran psych-rock band Citay’s new lineup. As an opening performance, the band paired well with the Barr’s sound and stretched out during several extended psychedelic jams.
The Barrs took the stage shortly after 10 and opened with a brand new song, fresh to most of our ears. Sidestepping the more common “Beggar in the Morning” opener, this new tune infused the set with a different, and more upbeat, energy. For this song and several more, Brad wielded a “tackle box” guitar—a guitar made from an old metal box—lending a unique guitar tone and natural reverb to the songs. While much of the audience remained seated for the performance, the Barr’s jamband roots came into full view as a crowd of fans gradually gathered toward the back, engaging in hippie-like dance throughout the performance.
A highlight moment came during the admittedly Desert-blues inspired “Deacon’s Son” when the band streched out into near Slip-like territory. Again, at times, the set seemed more upbeat and energetic than previous Barr Bros. performances and helped to draw in the audience. During “Deacon’s,” harpist Sarah Page led the jam off with a solo that moved into Tinariwen-inspired riffage from Brad. This carried into new song “If You Leave Me,” which saw Brad and Sarah facing off in humorous a call and response battle of harmonics.
Allowing us yet another taste from the band’s highly anticipated sophomore album, the band introduced a new song with Brad and Sarah on acoustic guitars and Andrew on a “manjo.” And, while this was one of the night’s calmer moments, it still stretched out into 8 minute territory with quiet instrumental sections and haunting vocal chants. Songs such as these show Brad becoming more comfortable with his softer vocal range as well as with the stripped down songwriting format.
The band followed up with another new song with Brad moving to a Danelectro guitar and the rest of the band including guest vocalist Sonya Kitchell huddling around a mic in acapella fashion. Brad then appealed for volunteers from the audience to take long pieces of twine attached to his guitar strings as he does himself in several songs. The friction from the twine combines with the guitar strings to create a droning violin-like sound. And so, six members of the audience handled these long lines, literally playing Brad’s guitar for him, as the band sang along. Quite an experience.
When the band came out for the first of a two-song encore, the crowd was eager to hear more new material and requested both “England” and “Alta Falls.” The band, seeming somewhat surprised, appeased the second request and performed the mellow tune to perfection. Kitchell joined in again to close out the show with the somber “Ooh Belle,” concluding what may have been the most engaging Barrs performance I have seen to date.
The Barr Brothers take the stage at 10pm tonight at Firehouse in Providence. Be sure to check them out on their current Northeast tour. Visit the band’s website for tour dates.
1. New Song, Old Mythologies, Kisses From Chelsea, Deacon’s Sun, If You Leave Me, Beggar in the Morning, lord I Just Can’t Keep From Cryin’, New Song, New Song, Give the Devil Back His Heart, Cloud, Alta Falls, Ooh Belle.
I apologize for the shitty pictures, our photog was not able to make it.
Brooklyn indie psych rockers Real Estate have announced their July tour dates with Dent May in support. The tour kicks off on July 10 at Red Palace in Washington and will see the band visit small haunts throughout the US & Canada. The band will eventually make its way to the Woodsist festival in Big Sur, CA hosted by our friends at (((folkyeah))), before closing out the tour in San Fran. Check out the full list of dates below.
Also, listen to this new demo from Real Estate called “Blue Lebaron”
Also be sure to check out my interview with Real Estate bassist Alex Bleeker over at Jambands.com.
Real Estate July Tour
July 10 – Washington, DC @ Red Palace w/ Dent May
July 11 – Chapel Hill, NC @ Local 506 w/ Dent May
July 12 – Atlanta, GA @ The Earl w/ Dent May
July 13 – Oxford, MS @ Proud Larry’s w/ Dent May
July 14 – Nashville, TN @ Hard Rock Cafe/ Sounds Like Summer w/ Dent May
July 17 – Chicago, IL @ Subterranean w/ Dent May
July 18 – Detroit, MI @ Magic Stick w/ Dent May
July 19 – Toronto, ON @ The Garrison w/ Dent May
July 20 – Montreal, QC @ Il Motore w/ Dent May
July 23 – Brooklyn, NY @ Prospect Park Bandshell/Celebrate Brooklyn w/ The Feelies and Times New Viking
July 24 – Hoboken, NJ @ Maxwell’s w/ Dent May
July 31 – Big Sur, CA @ Henry Miller Library / Woodsist Festival w/ Thee Oh Sees, Fresh & Onlys, Woods, Sic Alps, Sun Araw, White Fence
August 2 – San Francisco, CA @ The Independent w/ Dominant Legs & Melted Toys
NYC’s Breakthru radio recently filmed a studio session with Sam Cohen and Josh Kaufman of Yellowbirds. In the intimate setting of the Serious Business studio, the duo spoke with radio host Travis Harrison before performing a stripped down version of “Beneath the Reach of Light.” This video sees Cohen move to acoustic with Kaufman commanding an array of noise vehicles behind him. Check out the video courtesy of Breakthru Radio below.
Another one of our favorite Brooklyn bands (by way of Burlington)—Rubblebucket—have released a new video for “Silly Fathers” off their upcoming album Omega La La. It captures the band’s “march from the city into never never land,” and was shot on Super 8 film through the streets and bridges of Brooklyn. Guitarist Ian Hershey’s punchy funk riffs paired with the afro-beat style horn lines make this an easy candidate for ‘song of the summer.’ The album will see its official release on June 21, but you can download it right now for free by heading to the band’s website. You can watch the new video and download the mp3 for “Silly Fathers” below.
In other Rubblebucket news, the band also kicked off its tour last night in Colorado and will be traveling all through the country this summer. See the full list of tour dates below and check them out live!
In this week’s edition of The Listening Station, we head back to Brooklyn to check out another superbly talented up and coming band. Chances are, you probably haven’t heard the name Minerva Lions. Well, that is about to change. Having been recently written up in Paste, L Magazine and the LA Examiner, it seems the band is poised to take the next step. And with Wilco’s Michael Jorgensen remixing one of their songs, along with psych-darling Nicole Atkins championing them as her “favorite band right now,” it’s only a matter of time.
Formed in the summer of 2010, Minerva Lions is filled out by Jared Samuel (keys, acoustic guitar, lead vocals), Grey McMurray (electric guitar, backing vocals), Joseph McCaffrey (bass, backing vocals) and Tim Kuhl (drums). Jared also moonlights in another DGB favorite, Superhuman Happiness, as well as playing with Nicole Atkins’ band and others.
Minerva’s sound is difficult to label—and its been called every name under the moon already—but melodious psych-folk of the third kind would do it justice in my mind. In short, it’s tough music to label because, like the best bands, they don’t sound like anyone else. They sound like Minerva Lions. As Mr. Samuel told me recently:
“Our band is named after a letterman jacket. Our EP is titled for an approximate English translation of an Italian description of a beautiful tango dancer/fine-art model. If none of that makes any sense to people it’s okay; we’d like to think that the music will.”
Since its inception, the band has been making waves on the Brooklyn music scene. The quartet are set to release their debut EP, Great Strides, Priestess & Queen, on June 21 with Dubshot Records and will also perform a recorded in office performance at Relix Magazine. Stream or download the psych-rock gem “Megrims” below, along with the group’s original take on Talk, Talk’s “Ascension Day.”
Spread the word about this great band and please let people know you read about them on DGB.
Yellowbirds, a DGB favorite, recently stopped by 5th Street Studios in Austin, TX for a video session. In this clip you’ll find guitarists Sam Cohen and Josh Kaufman performing the opening track off the Yellowbirds recent album, The Color. The duo takes on “Rest of My Life” with Cohen sporting a new custom-looking guitar and Kaufman on a flamenco style acoustic. Yellowbirds will make their next appearance at the NYC Freaks’ Rocks Off Boatcruise on May 15; May 27 at The Loft in BK; and June 9 at Cameo Gallery (w/ Sean Bones). Thanks to DGB reader Matthew H. for tipping us off to this great vid.
I am very happy to share with you the latest video from Brooklyn’s Superhuman Happiness. The video is for a song called “The Hounds” and was filmed in a small DIY venue in Brooklyn known as The Church. I was actually present. Dig it, spread it, share it with your friends. This is a band everyone needs to know about.