Archive for March, 2009

An Oldie From The Neckbrace Vault

March 31, 2009

A video I made in 2003/2004, when I was obsessing over The Velvet Underground’s “The Black Angel’s Death Song”.

There will be newly uploaded videos every week on the Neckbrace Substitute page, starting now. New films are stirring in the head and bound to come your way soon.

3.29.2009: Song of the Day

March 29, 2009

Poke
written by Scott Hutchison
performed by Frightened Rabbit

Poke at my iris
why can’t I cry about this?
maybe there is something that you know that I don’t
we adopt brand new language
communicate through pursed lips
and you try not to put on any sexy clothes or graces
I might never catch a mouse
and present him in my mouth
to make you feel you’re with someone
who deserves to be with you
but there’s one thing we’ve got going
and it’s the only thing worth knowing
it’s got lots to do with magnets and the pull of the moon
why won’t our love keel over as it chokes on a bone?
and we can mourn its passing and then bury it in snow
or should we kick its cunt in
and watch as it dies from bleeding
if you don’t want to be with me
just say and I will go

We can change our partners
this is a progressive dance but
remember it was me who dragged you up to the sweaty floor
this has been a reel, I’ve got shin-splints
and a stitch from weed
but like a drunken night it’s the best bits that are colored in
we should look through some old photos
I adored you in every one of those
If someone took a picture of us now they’d need to be told
that we had ever clung on tight
and maybe not with arms at night
I’d say she was his sister but she doesn’t have his nose
and now we’re unrelated
and rid of all the shit we hated
but I hate when I feel like this and I never hated you

A piercing track from their outstanding 2008 album, The Midnight Organ Fight, that never gets old.

Behind The Scenes With Neckbrace Substitute

March 28, 2009

BLT Project Gets Name and Release

March 27, 2009

The DS10 Sessions, the hip-hop project that Tony Marshall has been laboring over for months, has now been given a release month of July. He has kept us appetized with some preview tracks on his myspace page, and now the album teaser he recently made over at NECKBRACE SUBSTITUTE hypes us up for something major from the BLT.

Get on over to the Neckbrace site and check it out.

Krug and Co. Slay Dragons!

March 26, 2009

Sunset Rubdown are back! Well, on June 23rd anyways, with their fourth full-length, Dragonslayer.

One of many different Spencer Krug projects, Sunset Rubdown also happen to be my favorite thing he is a part of and their 2007 Random Spirit Lover one of my 10 all-time favorite albums. Now comes the tough task of following up such a brilliant masterpiece, and on June 23rd it will be unveiled. I had the privilege of hearing early live versions of a lot of the songs on Dragonslayer during their fall tour last year, with the most breathtaking number being “Idiot Heart”. Looks like there is also going to be a rendition of the recently released “Paper Lace” that Krug penned for one of his other bands, Swan Lake, on their Enemy Mine. This is a day I’m marking with a double black Sharpie on my calendar, if they exist.

DRAGONSLAYER
01.Silver Moons
02.Idiot Heart
03.Apollo and the Buffalo and Anna Anna Anna Oh!
04.Black Swan
05.Paper Lace
06.You Go On Ahead (Trumpet Trumpet II)
07.Nightingale/December Song
08.Dragon’s Lair