Artists

TK Tour and New Album News

Telekinesis is hitting the North American trails again starting February 18th 2011, three days after his sophomore release of 12 Desperate Straight Lines, if this is the album art above we can already tell it’s going to be stunning and a little ominous.

The ‘bowl has been covering Telekinesis since the beginning and we’ve been twiddling our thumbs in anticipation for this tour since the last time he hit our Minnesota streets in April of 2009.

Check out an interview our friends over at Tandem Magazine got to do with Michael Benjamin Lerner and definitely pre-order your copy now! Or buy his latest EP, Parallel Seismic Conspiracies to quell those wet fears.

Track listing:
1. You Turn Clear In The Sun
2. Please Ask For Help
3. 50 Ways
4. I Cannot Love You
5. Dirty Thing
6. Car Crash
7. Palm Of Your Hand
8. I Got You
9. Fever Chill
10. Country Lane
11. Patterns
12. Gotta Get It Right Now

Telekinesis on tour:
Dec 03 Seattle, WA Triple Door
Dec 04 Portland, OR Mississippi Studios
Feb 18 Bellingham, WA  Jinx Arts Space
Feb 20 Portland, OR  Doug Fir Lounge
Feb 23 San Francisco, CA TBA
Feb 24 Los Angeles, CA  The Echo
Feb 25 San Diego, CA  The Casbah
Feb 26 Tempe, AZ  The Sail Inn
Feb 28 Norman, OK The Opolis
Mar 01 Omaha, NE  Slowdown Jr
Mar 02 Minneapolis, MN  7th St. Entry
Mar 04 Chicago, IL  Schubas
Mar 05 Detroit, MI  Magic Stick
Mar 06 Toronto, ON Horseshoe Tavern
Mar 07 Montreal, QC  Casa Del Popolo
Mar 08 Cambridge, MA  TT the Bear’s Place
Mar 09 New York, NY  Mercury Lounge
Mar 10 Brooklyn, NY The Rock Shop
Mar 11 Philadelphia, PA  Johnny Brenda’s
Mar 12 Washington, DC  The Red Palace
Mar 13 Chapel Hill, NC  Local 506
Mar 14 Atlanta, GA  The Earl
Mar 22 Denver, CO  Hi Dive
Mar 23 Salt Lake City, UT  Kilby Court
Mar 24 Boise, ID  Neurolux
Mar 26 Seattle, WA  The Crocodile
Mar 27 Vancouver, BC  Media Club

Written by Rachel Summers
rachel.dustbowl@gmail.com

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“Last Leaf” Music Video

I love toast. And I love stop motion. So, naturally, I love the concept for this video, OK Go’s “Last Leaf’.

Directed by OK Go, Nadeem Mazen and Ali Mohammad. Bread-animation by Geoff Mcfetridge.

Now there’s a way to use up 215 loaves of stale bread.

P.S. If you remember Geoff Mcfetridge’s name it’s from the documentary, Beautiful Losers that The ‘bowl covered last winter.

:: Haley Rheinhart

haley.dustbowl@gmail.com


Autumn de Wilde & Death Cab for Cutie : New Book

In the market for a new coffee table book? Not likely, but this might just change your mind. Autumn de Wilde will be releasing a new book chronicling her work with indie band Death Cab for Cutie since 2003.

From the Death Cab for Cutie website

“In 2003, photographer Autumn de Wilde began shooting Death Cab for Cutie at a couple of shows at the close of their Transatlanticism tour. In the seven years since then, a collection of 200 photographs, conversations, and personal ephemera contributed by the band have emerged in the form of Autumn’s new book, Death Cab for Cutie.

The book will be available soon through the new online store with an exclusive, limited edition poster. More details to come, so stay tuned for information.”

If this book is anything like her work with Elliott Smith (the cover of his album Figure 8, yep, that’s Autumn), it can be nothing short of phenomenal. So excited.
:: Haley Rheinhart

haley.dustbowl@gmail.com


Out Today : Project Film’s Chicago

Minneapolis/Chicago band Project Film released their debut album today, Chicago from Tandem Shop Records. Check it out, it’s certainly been a long work in progress and turned out pretty  in my humble opinion.

Reviewsic Interview/words from Loud Loop Press/ words from Windy City Rock

 

:: Haley Rheinhart

haley.dustbowl@gmail.com


Stream Sufjan Stevens’ The Age of Adz on NPR

With his show at the Orpheum Theatre on October 16 approaching ever closer, the melody lines of Sufjan Stevens have been playing over and over again in my head (and on my laptop). To make things even better, NPR is currently streaming his upcoming LP The Age of Adz which hits stores on October 12, just as he embarks on his Fall 2010 tour.

Upon a quick first listen of the new album, it sounds like Sufjan has gone down a path much more under the influence of synthesizers and electronica (but what hasn’t these days…) But beyond the computerized dissonances lie the melodic complexities in typical Stevens fashion. Sigh, thank goodness. It’s just not a Sufjan Steven tune without a million different things happening at once and somehow still managing to sound music (and good music at that).

Does this new robot-Stevens suit your liking? Will he ever revisit his banjo strumming days of Michigan? Why am I ending my post in question-style like I write for hipsterrunoff? I. don’t. know. Listen to The Age of Adz for free on NPR and see for yourself.

::Haley Rheinhart
haley.dustbowl@gmail.com


We Live In Public

written and directed by Ondi Timoner

Who is watching? Why are we watching? How will watching affect us? What does it mean to be constantly watched without privacy? How is the digital age helping or hindering our personal interactions with others?

Ondi Timoner  (two-time Sundance Grand Jury award winner) takes us to a truly evocative time in technological history by documenting the polarizing experiences and works of internet visionary, Josh Harris. As the world was in flux over a potential Y2K apocalypse, Josh Harris’ “Quiet: We Live In Public” experiment was in the midst of collapsing. This art exhibit was one of the most invasive looks into the way the human condition functions when exposed to extreme measures of virtual scrutiny through filming. Over 100 artists in a New York warehouse signed away their lives to the control of Josh Harris in this large scale, big brother examination.

We Live in Public (2009) shows how relationships can become dissonant under these types of digital pressures of having an audience view one’s every move. The nature of celebrity relationships comes to mind while watching and why so many can never truly become of anything more than tabloid fodder. As things start to crumble in Harris’ world he finds peace in the bare necessity’s that life has to offer. Timoner’s exploration of ten years of an internet genius is definitely one to witness.

Written by Rachel Summers

rachel.dustbowl@gmail.com


New Telekinesis Video for “Dirty Thing”

More to come later about the new EP!

:: Haley Rheinhart

haley.dustbowl@gmail.com