Category Archives: Watch!

Dos – Number Eight

Dos is Kira Roessler (who played bass in Black Flag) and Mike Watt (of Minutemen, fireHOSE and countless others). With all these dogs in the video, you wonder why it has not got millions of clicks by now. But then again, it’s two bass guitars…. Two!

The Only Record Store in Mauritania

We happened to be in Nouakchott, Mauritania while chilling in Africa so we decided to stop in at the country’s only record store, Saphir D’or. Turns out it rules! We chatted with Ahmede Valle, shop proprietor and seasoned DJ, about record collecting and the unifying powers of music.

via: Das Kraftfuttermischwerk

For the record

A expedition undertaken to discover, learn, meet and document the ideas and people behind the controls of vinyl record production.

Recorded over 6 weeks, travelling through Germany, Switzerland, Austria and the UK – For The Record exposes a number of notions about why vinyl is such an indelible medium and how it continues to remain popular in the the face of opposing format change. – vimeo.com

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Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – We No Who U R [video]

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“We No Who U R” is the first single off of Push The Sky Away, the forthcoming album of Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds and it is directed by Gaspar Noé. Go, see!

via: Pitchfork // Brooklyn Vegan

Sound City Documentary

Sound City Studios is a two-building complex in Van Nuys, Los Angeles, California, which houses sound stages. It was most notable for being the recording studio for albums such as Fleetwood Mac’s Rumours and Nirvana’s Nevermind. The studio is operated since 1970 by the Skeeter family, with the first album to use the facilities being Neil Young’s After the Gold Rush. Until the closure of the recording studios on May 2011, the Sound City was used by artists such as Tom Petty, REO Speedwagon, Rage Against the Machine, Johnny Cash, Metallica, and the last band to record there, Everclear. -Wiki

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Warp Films 10th Anniversary Posters

Warp Films is celebrating its 10th anniversary and to honour this occassion they asked artist Pete McKee to reinterprete some of their most iconic film posters. Above is McKee’s reinterpretation of the poster for All Tomorrow’s Parties (watch the trailer) – find more at Creative Review.

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Sound of Noise

Sound of Noise is a 2010 Swedish-French comedy-crime film written and directed by Ola Simonsson and Johannes Stjärne Nilsson. It tells the story of a group of musicians who illegally perform music on objects in the various institutions of a city. The film is a follow-up to the 2001 short film Music for One Apartment and Six Drummers, which was made by the same people and followed the same basic concept. The title comes from the Italian futurist Luigi Russolo’s 1913 manifesto The Art of Noises.

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Zammuto – Shape of Things to Come

Some days ago Pitchfork TV presented a mini-documentary on Nick Zammuto, formerly of The Books. Directed by Matt Day, The Shape of Things to Come, shows him busy with his family in his self build house, eating self grown food and rehearsing and touring with his current project called Zammuto. He even goes in to some detail about how to make percussive beats utilising record clicks and a PVC Pipe.

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Nayoa Hatakeyama – Natural Stories

One of Japan’s most prominent photographers, Naoya Hatakeyama is known for austere and beautiful large-scale pictures that capture the extraordinary forces we deploy to shape nature to our will — and, in photographs made after the 2011 Tohoku earthquake and tsunami, the equally powerful impact of natural forces on human construction. – sfmoma.com

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Oil Wars

An amazing animation by Monstro Design for the Post Carbon Institute – they do not bring good news though.

For more information on drilling for “unconventional oil” you may check out Tipping Point – The End Of Oil, a documentary about the search for tar sands in Alberta/Canada.

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