Merry Christmas from California!
Friday, December 21, 2012
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Merry Christmas, everyone. Stream/download "Return of the Great Santa," the third ep of Christmas music by The Snowman Electrical Band. Like the others, this one was produced by Bees and Trees.
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Monday, December 10, 2012
"Return of the Great Santa," the new ep of Christmas songs by the Snowman Electrical Band will be released this Wednesday, 12/12/12. It will be available for FREE streaming and download via soundcloud.
The ep features one original tune ("I'm So Glad"), covers of the Beach Boys, Mariah Carey, and James Brown, plus a few surprises.
artwork by BXT
Friday, December 7, 2012
The last picture shows a lot of what I like about Christmas and my particular taste in art. The window has this spray-snow-stuff on it. It's Christmas/holiday-time so that makes sense, but it's also the California coast, so there's some irony.
We are involved in an understanding with the person who sprayed the snow stuff on the window that it's not real, it represents an idea. The distance between the spray-snow on the sunny coast and little piles of real snow in the corners of a window in a place where it's cold enough for that is pretty far. This painted circle design is blunt short-hand for ideas about snow and "the holidays," but also culture and community. It's a display for all of us to look at and feel like, "yeah, I see what you're saying there."
Also, the person who created this had to move their arm in a circle and all around to create the design. I'm aware of in-the-moment-decision-making, which really appeals to me.
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
The ep was a CDR-only release, and all of those are long gone. But, you can check out the videos for the two original songs from "GIVE/LOVE."
Suffice it to say that the Snowman Electrical Band (and BXT) have come a long way since the days of No Reverb and crappy, misused equipment. Even so, we remain very proud of this.
videos by Ben Pederson