This was probably the coolest thing I've seen all day. Portico Quartet recorded a small live session for The Guardian. The group combined "Line", from their 2009 album, Isla, and Rubidium, from their latest self-titled release, into a very spacey, bouncy jam. Check it out below.
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The Neil Cowley Trio have a third music video out in support of their latest release The Face of Mount Molehill. Yes, I said a THIRD (number one and two are here and here). I really wish that more music videos like these were made to support new releases, so all you aspiring jazz stars out there do take note. And check out Anthony Dean-Harris' take on the album here if you haven't already.
You know about Record Store Day, right? It's a day dedicated to getting folks back to those dusty covens of pure music nerdery-- record stores. Musicians of all sorts release singles and limited releases sold in local record stores nationwide. Depending on your city, it can be a hell of a good time every April. Not to be left out, Marco Benevento has an exclusive 7" single titled "This Is How It Goes" that drops this coming Record Store Day, i.e. this Saturday. Check out the stream here and pick it up this weekend at your local record store. The song features vocals from Kalmia Traver and the band Rubblebucket, a first for Benevento.
The twins, Remy and Pascal (y'know, the Le Boeuf Brothers), have recently released a music video for their song "Calgary Clouds" from their latest album, In Praise of Shadows. The somber claymation video made in collaboration with animator Elliot Lobell is all about things that bump in the night. Check it out.
You want to know the definition of drained? Almost half of this Line-Up is computer selections. I rather liked the options it gave me and hopefully my personal choices for the week play well with others.
The Line-Up for 13 April 2012