Chop yourself up and serve the pieces on a silver platter and you still can’t make them love you. Thankfully Mattis can help us ease the pain. He has been there.
I’m still coming down from our epic SXSW showcase on Saturday night. Salt Cathedral closed down the outdoor stage and absolutely killed it. So much fun to see them live! For all of you who missed it, just crank “Run For The Money” loud and get sweaty jumping around and it will be like you were there.
Listen on Spotify. Salt Cathedral’s debutÂ record Big Waves/ Small WavesÂ will be out in 2017!!
Get Salt Cathedral’s fabulous groover “No Ordinary Man” on VINYL MOON Vol 012: still. life.
I’ve been runnin’ for over a week at SXSW down in Austin and now sitting back with “Runnin” on repeat is just the kind of jolt I need to get back in the swing of things. Fresh, funky, and echoeing that bit of pain my body is currently recovering from…
JOHN.k tells the story of how “Runnin” was the beginning of things…
“Runnin” was the catalyst that sparked the entire project. When we first tracked it over unpolished production, the team and I felt like we had stumbled into something special. The hard part was not screwing it up. Anytime we would experiment and change things in the record, we would always end up going back to the way we originally recorded the idea. It was raw, troubled, connected, and dynamic. It just felt good there.
Find “Runnin” on Spotify here.
Stop what you are doing and dive into this brand new track from DYAN. “What Fiction Is For” is the first bit of new music we’ve had from them since their stellar debut LP Looking For Knives dropped last summer. It’s a dreamy, crunchy, and dancy jam that I’ll be spinning all week in anticipation of their set at our SXSW showcase on Saturday!
Plus, DYAN recently dropped a video for the smash title track from Looking For Knives. Its shot in an abandoned hotel and is a total visual treat.
SXSW starts next week and we are back with another HUGE Official Showcase on Saturday March, 18th at The Sidewinder! DOUBLE DUTCH year two!
Lineup includes old TBE favorites like DYAN, St. Tropez, Magic Bronson, Klyne, Coucheron, Linying, Phoria, and Salt Cathedral, as well as some new faves like Yoke Lore, Giungla, Charlotte Cardin, The Shelters, and Chain Wallet.
Until then, enjoy a playlist of all the bands!
Full Line Up:
7:45PM // Magic Bronson*
8PM // St. Tropez^
8:30PM // GIUNGLA*
8:55PM // Chain Wallet^
9:15PM // Linying*
9:55PM // YOKE LORE^
10:15PM // DYAN*
10:55PM // The Shelters^
11:15PM // Charlotte Cardin*
11:55PM // Coucheron^
12:15AM // Phoria*
12:55AM // Salt Cathedral^
1:15AM // Klyne*
* Inside Stage
^ Outside stage
Goodness knows that I’ll be doing my best to take it easy this weekend. And Cruels here will certainly help.
This one goes out to anyone staying in this weekend and the damn fine time they will have listening to Lunch Ladies and watching 80s movies.
So here is a treat. It turns out that DYAN’s video for “Of Love” which I posted a while back was just the first of a trio. The triptych completedÂ today with similarlyÂ stunning and minimal videos for “Reality” and “The Push”. These songs Â are perfectly fitting for the slow and hauntingÂ video series directed by Sinziana Velicescu. While each song and video is a special thing by itself, when presentedÂ together like this they offer an otherworldly trip to lose yourself in for a beautifulÂ 10 minutes.
And here is “Of Love”, the first of the triptych. Absolutely worth watching again.
Now, with 3 videos out for these songs from the mellower end of the album Looking For Knives, I hear we actually get a video for the album’s title track soon. Anyone inÂ Austin for SXSW can also catch DYAN live at the shows below, including at our very own VINYL MOON and The Burning Ear official showcase!Â Read more
May you take a dive off the edge of the week and let the uplifting swell of Ceasefire carry you into a calmer weekend. I know I will.