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I don’t even need to say much about this. Her debut album “LP1” is out although I have no idea what it sounds like. All I know is this performance last night is one of the most mesmerizing things I’ve see since Kate Bush. And that’s one of the best compliments I can give any artist.
My neighborhood is very diverse. Racially, socially and economically. The lack of proper voting machines and voter’s lists, even privacy stations… That’s a serious problem. When the process of voting isn’t private and isn’t easy… And takes a long time for each person… That’s gonna be a massive bottleneck juggernaut by the afternoon. That’s not ok.
Part of me is maybe a bit sad they’re no longer on my favorite label Century Media but just like when REM signed with Warner and Sonic Youth signed with Geffen, you can’t stop bands from wanting to be in front of larger audiences with larger production budgets and more money for their life’s work.
I love the new song, although this is a band that has changed a LOT since their first record. Hard to believe this is the same band.
Months ago when Matt Alber was raising funds to record and release his new record Wind Sand Stars, one of the options for funding was a vinyl copy of the album. It would come also with a bamboo USB Flash Drive (which I honestly didn’t really care about) but hearing the record on vinyl was what I really wanted.
Here’s his video for Handsome Man..
(BTW, I have offered to direct a video for Matt, even submitting a treatment for his cover of Everything But The Girl’s ‘Missing’ but so far no bites… I’ll keep trying, I’d love to do more music videos).
Well the album came out quite a while ago but the vinyl had numerous delays, one of which was faulty USB Flash Drives. So I cared about those even less than before.
Well, today when I got back from my Key West vacation, I had the record waiting for me. LOVE it… the live instruments and Matt’s voice sound wonderful coming out of my speakers and it’s the perfect record for post-vacation recovery morning.
And then I popped in that (admittedly cool) Flash Drive. OK so… it doesn’t just have the new record on it, it’s got the ENTIRE Matt Alber catalogue on it. All the albums, the Live EP, the unreleased B-sides, the dance remixes and alternate versions… PLUS it’s got all three of his fantastic videos, lyrics for all the albums, lots of photos AND a free PDF copy of his semi-nude Meat Magazine appearance. So I will begrudgingly admit that waiting for the Flash Drive was worth it.
I love this. Tony Cohen and Christopher Langan both deserve a back rub for this adorable and funny parody of those asinine Disney “documentary” shorts from the 50s. (btw, did you know that their footage of lemming “committing mass suicide” not only was staged but created a “fact” in pop culture. Lemmings don’t actually do that but people still think they do 60 years later)