25 March 2012

NATCH series from Black Dirt

Jason at Black Dirt Studios has recently launched a new collab series called NATCH, which (naturally) finds two bands or groups of musicians collaborating in his studio. The second of these meetings features Pigeons working with Dave Shuford and Margot Bianca of D. Charles Speer & The Helix. Here's a few words from Jason on this NATCH session --

Dave Shuford / Margot Bianca / Wednesday Knudsen / Clark Griffin

There is an aspect of music that creates an invisible map, plotting points along the vapors we make tangible as memory. Where the moments which we can recall intersect there are revelatory connections. More often than not, time spent exploring shared sonic remembrances is fleeting. The capture of a capture… the reinvention of a capture in a communal setting… and the creation of something totally new from nothing more than an unspoken understanding of a path shared are things to behold… The music in these recordings touches on all of these possibilities.

The four tracks from the session are streaming at SoundCloud now; a free download is here.

And there's also a teaser vid for the session...

06 March 2012

Brute Heart release 7" via M'Lady's

The excellent, unique & wonderful Brute Heart have released a brilliant new 7" single, available now (I think?) from the intercontinental label M' Lady's. Here's their words -
We're incredibly proud to be issuing this single. Brute Heart are from Minneapolis, and have already released two truly deep albums (their self-released debut "Brass Beads" and last year's "Lonely Hunter" on Soft Abuse). Jackie, Crystal, and Crystal know the power of echo and the power of tonality, and bring it round like the crazy world of Arthur Russell all over again! This single will get under your skin fast. We've cavalierly suggested in the past the possibility of a "DOUBLE A SIDE" single. This, my friends, is truly such a specimen.
Though not from the same sessions, both tunes seem cut from the same cloth that bequeathed Lonely Hunter. This one is a must-have. Check out the B side at SoundCloud.

Minnepolis people take note: the band play a release gig for the single this Saturday at Kitty Cat Klub, along with Painted Saints and les ourses.