Tuesday, December 31, 2013
Sunday, December 29, 2013
PAINTINGS by KEITH VAUGHNBay Area painter Keith Vaughn has taken a productive left turn and ended the year with his strongest work to date.
TRACKS by EQ/DYNAMICS
"Hell Below Heaven Knows," a mashup of Curtis Mayfield and The Smiths, was the debut of the Bay Area's EQ/Dynamics. A creepy Halloween collaboration with The Snowman Electrical Band and three other sample-based tracks followed. Hopefully we'll hear more from them in the coming year.
hear more EQ/Dynamics tracks here
TRACKS by THE SNOWMAN ELECTRICAL BANDAs mentioned above, The Snowman Electrical Band worked with EQ/Dynamics on covers of Captain Beefheart's "When I See Mommy I Feel Like a Mummy" and a nearly unrecognizable "My Son the Vampire" by Allan Sherman. For Christmas this year SXB broke off only one tune, as opposed to the EPs of years past, but their cover of Darlene Love's "Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)" sounds so sophisticated we feel lucky to have gotten it.
hear more tracks by The Snowman Electrical Band here
VIDEO by BEN PEDERSONBrooklyn-based artist Ben Pederson described this to me as a Faustian sci-fi musical. It is everything we love around here.
Monday, December 23, 2013
The Snowman Electrical Band is back, and right on time. Check out their cover of Darlene Love's "Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)." SXB's version combines a Carpenter's-like melancholy with mid-nineties Flaming Lips style grit. Wearing their influences on their sleeves is obviously the Snowman Electrical M.O., but their own character crystallizes more each year.
Friday, December 13, 2013
KEITH VAUGHN Create an Account (Red), oil and acrylic on canvas, 28" x 22" 2013
KEITH VAUGHN Create an Account (Blue), oil and acrylic on canvas, 28" x 22" 2013