Diplo is re-teaming with photographer Shane McCauley for Blow Your Head, a quarterly ‘zine that will see the pair exploring a different country and musical genre in each issue.
The pair previously collaborated on 128 Beats Per Minute. The first issue will focus on their trip to Kingstown, Jamaica’s Trenchtown as well as their visits to Tuff Gong Studios, Gee Jam Studios and Sugarman Beach.
The ‘zine will be available as a 8 x 10 inch, 96 page, black and white softcover printed in a limited addition and amount. Pre-orders are available in three different bundles – the standard book, deluxe edition and the deluxe edition with a limited silk screen poster.
It will officially launch on October 1 on Picture Box with a launch event at FAMILY in LA where Diplo and McCauley will be signing copies of the ‘zine.
Ghost Robot will release A LOVE LETTER FOR YOU, a movie that blends narrative and documentary styles, digitally on September 25.
The Joey Garfield-directed film chronicles Stephen ESPO Powers’ Love Letter Project for the Mural Arts Program in West Philadelphia. Powers received a grant from the City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program and the Pew Center for Arts & Heritage through the Philadelphia Exhibitions Initiative in 2009 to paint 50 murals on West Philly’s elevated train tracks. The film also features performances from other graffiti artists Jose Antonio as MICE and Nick Defalco as MR. BROWN.
The film’s music was composed by ESPO’s good friend and Philly artist Kurt Heasley of Lilys; a popular shoegaze band from the early 90s.
The movie can be purchased here. The trailer is below;
Toronto artist Revelstoke, or Andrew Seale as he’s known to his family and friends, has some exciting news; he’s releasing a new EP titled My-Oh-My in October after he returns from a five date tour of Ontario and the East Coast.
The EP is the follow-up to Seale’s acclaimed seven song EP Esprit d’Escalier, which he performed entirely by himself using a bowed guitar, a mandolin and a banjo.
Check out a video of him performing ‘We Stood Staring At Lights’ and catch him on the dates below the vid;
SEPT 29th @ Van Gogh’s Ear, GUELPH (w/ The Dress Rehearsal, Beth Moore)
OCT 9 @ The Spill, PETERBOROUGH (w/ Ben Somer, Gavin Slate)
OCT 19 @ Ben Caplan’s Backyard, HALIFAX
OCT 20 @ The Company House, HALIFAX (Halifax Pop Explosion Showcase)
OCT 25 @ Sneaky Dee’s, TORONTO (* CD Release Party)
Stream Or Download Prince Rama’s ‘Those Who Live For Live Will Live Forever’ For Free
Brooklyn sister duo Prince Rama have released yet another track from their forthcoming release Top 10 Hits Of The End Of The World, out on November 6 on Paw Tracks.
This time, the band is channeling I.M.M.OR.T.A.L.I.F.E. As the description goes; “In the early eighties, a London sex cult infiltrated underground discotheques based on the principle that the secret to immortality was found through engaging in intimate acts of love. To retain their anonymity, members went by the acronym I.M.M.OR.T.A.L.I.F.E., or ‘Inner Messages Morphing Over Resonant Time, Always Loving Infinitely Free and Everlasting’. For years, I.M.M.O.R.T.A.L.I.F.E. dedicated itself to recording dance track hymnals that would provoke lovemaking acts and thus prolong the lives of its members. When the end of the world came, the group was found frozen in midst of an orgiastic collapse. They had not slept or eaten in thirteen days.”
Stream Rhye’s ‘The Fall’ For Free
This is the title track off Rhye‘s forthcoming EP, out on October 9 on Innovative Leisure/Seven Four (IL /Polydor in the UK).
Don’t let the image fool you (or put you off) this is not an Insane Clown Posse video nor are The Hood Internet Juggaloos.
This Jason Goldwatch-directed video features AC Newman of The New Pornographers and Sims and stars transgender viral video star Seth. It’s from their forthcoming debut album FEAT, out on October 2 on Decon Records.
It was shot on location in West Virginia on 8mm film.
The video for the bonus track from their forthcoming self-titled debut, out on October 16 on OWSLA, has a definite 70’s family road trip feel to it.