Exene recorded a duet with Dex Romweber for the upcoming album The Ruins of Berlin by the Dex Romweber Duo. The album also features duets with Cat Power, Neko Case and some guitar work by Rick Miller of Southern Culture on the Skids. The album is scheduled for a February 10th, 2009 release.
The fine folks at Daytrotter were so kind to invite Justin Townes Earle into their studio, and the stunning results are now available to download here! Not only did Justin turn out sturdy versions of favorites from The Good Life and Yuma, but he also recorded Daytrotter-exclusive covers of The Replacements' "Can't Hardly Wait" and Blind Blake's "Biscuits"!
Scotland Yard Gospel Choir's studio performance of "I Never Thought I Could Feel This Way For A Boy" is featured on KEXP's CD Live At KEXP; Volume 4. They have some pretty august company with !!!, Calexico, Vampire Weekend, The Hold Steady and many more. Go here for details.
Loosely based upon Ozark myth, the video for "Caney Mountain" is a visual and artistic feast. Created by Barkley Motion Design and Effects, go here for a behind the scenes look at the animation effects and how it all came together.
I'm Not Jim's (the collaboration between author Jonathan Letham and the Silos' Walter Salas-Humara) You Are All My People received a glowing review on WHYY/NPR's Fresh Air from Ken Tucker, who said "[Some] songs have a gleaming hard edge...and elsewhere they've created crisp little pop tunes with choruses that sound like forgotten hits from decades old rock radio stations." To take a listen to the review and hear clips, head over to the NPR Music site here!
Check out an exclusive Youtube interview with The Silos' Walter Salas-Humara and Fortress of Solitude author Jonathan Lethem as they speak about their new Bloodshot project, I'm Not Jim. The experimental rock and spoken word album is the first collaboration for the pair, as they are joined by production dynamos The Elegant Too.
A great, in-depth interview with Kurt in the Lansing MI zine Modern Peapod in which he talks about his love of Dyland AND Thriller and the death of Detroit garage rock. Put on yer readin' spectacles and prepare to learn somethin' here.