Ladies and Gentlemen... Mr. Leonard Cohen (Documentary, 1965)

"This informal black-and-white portrait of Leonard Cohen shows him at age 30 on a visit to his hometown of Montreal, where the poet, novelist and songwriter comes "to renew his neurotic affiliations." He reads his poetry to an enthusiastic crowd, strolls the streets of the city, relaxes in this three-dollar-a-night hotel room and even takes a bath."

Angel Olsen w/ Heron Oblivion // Brooklyn Steel // Brooklyn, NY

On the first night of December, and a mild New York City winter’s day, Angel Olsen & company performed a spellbinding set of her most recent material tugging at every heart string in attendance at the sold out Brooklyn Steel theater. Opening the show were mega-loud San Francisco psych-folk maestros Heron Oblivion who cleansed the palate of the entire chamber hall with their deafening drones and cultus crescendos. 

All photos by: Liz Maney

Purchase Angel Olsen’s latest release, Phases, from Jagjaguwar. Purchase Heron Oblivion’s latest record recorded live from The Chapel in San Francisco from their bandcamp page.  

Olden Yolk- Takes One To Know One

Olden Yolk have released the video for their new single, "Takes One To Know One," an 8-minute psychotropic lagniappe that mates dystopian images with poetic, tenebrous lyrics generating an anxious and rabid apocalyptic reflex. Although with time, as in life, you realize the flashing segments of pandemonium and encouraging chant of the chorus become quite beautifully significant and consoling when viewed en masse.

The video comes with the announcement that the band fronted by Quilt's Shane Butler and Caity Shaffer have signed with Trouble In Mind Records for their debut release which will daylight on February 23rd. 

Have faith in the dark days
They will turn around

France- Live à Metamórfosi 2019

Cut from a live set in Paris at STRN FEST in January of 2015, the trio of French repetitive drone wizards known as France have released the hypnotizing audio and visual component to the mind-numbing psychédélique séance Française. Stream the audio and find the video from Mostla Musique below. Please pick your brains up from the floor afterwards. Thank you. 

"Dear Diary, Love Lon Leary": The Photos & The Music

Lon Leary, drummer for Columbus, Ohio by way of Boone, NC's Swarming Branch and friend of the site, is a steward of purposeful small living. Equipped with an old cell phone camera or disposable, an '89 Toyota Van, and an eye for the painfully beautiful mundane, Lon captures the moments regularly undervalued and exemplifies a reason to slow down and observe. In advance of Swarming Branch's show in Charlotte, NC at Snug Harbor this Saturday, November 18th, Lon has gifted a photo gallery and playlist.

So with that, please enjoy "Dear Diary, Love Lon Leary."

Stanley Brinks and The Wave Pictures- Orange Juice
Parsley Sound- Ease Yourself And Glide
Elyse Weinberg- Houses
Microwave Mountain- Lady Bug Love Bump
Canned Heat- Poor Moon
Bryan Ferry- Casanova
Orange Juice- Rip It Up
Richard & Linda Thompson- I Want To See The Bright Lights Tonight
Margo Guryan- California Shake
Kim Jung Mi- Your Dream
Kadhja Bonet- The Visitor
Karl Blau- Blue As My Name
Ike Turner & The Kings Of Rhythm- Getting Nasty
Minnie Riperton- Les Fleurs

Los Angeles Police Department- Spent (Video)

Take a glimpse inside the life of Ryan Pollie who performs under the aptly named LA-based project, Los Angeles Police Department. Today brings the release of the video for the closing track "Spent" from this year's self-titled release. "My friends, my girlfriend, my cat, my piano" says Pollie of the montage of home movie style visuals that reflects his life in Los Angeles. It's a moment in time, a capsule for the future of what early adulthood looked and sounded like in the waning days of the year 2017. 

Video by Clara Mouton. Purchase Los Angeles Police Department's latest record from ANTI-. Find the band at Bootleg Theater in Los Angeles for their November residency. 

The Descendants of Mike and Phoebe


For the first time since the 1974 release, the lone product of The Descendants of Mike and Phoebe jazz collective was finally reissued by Everland Jazz. A Spirit Speaks, recorded in Westchester County, New York in the winter of 1973 features Bill Lee (father of Spike Lee) and his brothers and sisters creating spiritual jazz history.