Joey Dosik signs to Secretly Canadian and shares ‘Game Winner’ video

Joey Dosik, praised by Quincy Jones as an ‘Artist To Watch,’ will re-release his debut EP, Game Winner, via Secretly Canadian on February 23rd, 2018. Originally self-released in June 2016, the label will issue a deluxe version of Game Winner with four bonus tracks available digitally for the first time ever. Today, Dosik is pleased to share his new Rob Stenson-directed video for the EP’s minimal and languid title track. “My dad used to say, ‘Sports is a metaphor for life,’” recalls Dosik. “There are many characters in this classic basketball comeback story to to identify with: The Underdog, The Leader, The Bad Guy, The Observer, The Team Player & The Motivator. At first look, the video and song are about basketball; but like Game Winner, a song that holds multiple meanings, the video’s story of The Underdog is universal.”

An inveterate collaborator who has worked extensively with the likes of VulfpeckNikka Costa, and Miguel Atwood Ferguson, Joey is a vital part of an LA scene that updates vintage sounds into a more contemporary context. Touring tirelessly throughout the year, he spent virtually all of 2017 on the road, including tours with Vulfpeck, Lake Street Dive, and his own headlining dates as well. As a passionate fan of basketball and the NBA, he’s even performed for NBA audiences at Madison Square Garden, Staples Center, and other iconic arenas around the nation, singing both the National Anthem and performing during halftime. He’ll play SXSW next year.

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Alex Cameron shares new video ‘Politics Of Love’

“The art-sleaze of Alex Cameron’s second album transcends its surface-level smarm to become a biting piece of commentary. Thankfully, the songs are as effortlessly catchy as they are eminently creepy.” — Pitchfork

Currently wrapping up a UK support run for The Killers, with another North American and New Zealand tour on the horizon, Alex Cameron presents yet another standout video today in support of Forced Witness, out this past September on Secretly Canadian. This time it’s a video from the mind of Cameron’s business partner and saxophone player, Roy Molloy, for the album’s final number, “Politics of Love,” a song written by Cameron, Molloy, Jonathan Rado, Brandon Flowers, and Jacknife Lee. Continue reading

JASON MOLINA – The Black Sabbath Covers

This coveted 7″ release is TOTALLY SOLD OUT on pre-order online – so keep your peppers wide for any copies arriving in local stores for November 24th!!

The 7″ features covers of Black Sabbath tracks “Solitude” and “Snowblind.”

Recorded in the Midwest in the late ’90s, the intimate takes on these songs serve as bittersweet artifacts of the late singer-songwriter, as well as an ode to Molina’s longtime love of metal. Here, he takes Black Sabbath’s songs and makes them singularly Molina, his own personal and artistic mythology looming large over visceral, brooding tracks.

Molina extracts Ozzy Osbourne‘s cooed vocals and transforms it into his signature high and lonesome sound, an eternal campfire howler on “Solitude,” from 1971’s Master of Reality. On “Snowblind,” taken from 1972’s Vol. 4, the influence of Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi on Molina’s catalogue of work suddenly becomes obvious. Side B of the 7? features an etching of a black ram by longtime Molina album artwork artist, William Schaff.

In addition to the standalone physical and digital 7?, Secretly Canadian is also offering The Jason Molina Covers 7? Bundle, comprised of both The Black Sabbath Covers and The Townes Van Zandt Covers 7?, which was originally released for Record Store Day 2016. The bundle also includes a baseball tee featuring the original ram head etching by artist William Schaff, as shown on the cover art.

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William Eggleston’s Secret World Of ‘Musik’

NPR (wonderful creatures that they are) give us a glimpse in this famed photographer’s world of music as he releases his first ever album this coming Friday!

The film is by Rick Alverson – but a little more to be discovered by Tom Huizenga at NPR! – Read it HERE

Highly recommend this 7 minutes of your time!

FAMED PHOTOGRAPHER WILLIAM EGGLESTON ANNOUNCES DEBUT ALBUM, “MUSIK,”

OUT OCTOBER 20TH ON SECRETLY CANADIAN

WILLIAM EGGLESTON ANNOUNCES DEBUT ALBUM “MUSIK”

FAMED PHOTOGRAPHER WILLIAM EGGLESTON ANNOUNCES DEBUT ALBUM, “MUSIK,” OUT OCTOBER 20TH ON SECRETLY CANADIAN

“Music of wild joy with freedom and bright, vivid colors.”David Lynch

Native Memphian William Eggleston, 77, who is widely regarded to be the most important photographer of the late 20th Century, has announced his debut record, Musik, produced by Numero Group co-founder Tom Lunt and due out October 20th via Secretly Canadian.

It was during Eggleston’s Sumner, Mississippi childhood, where he discovered the piano in the parlor that ignited in him a lifelong passion for music. It was a passion he carried forth his entire life, playing quite adeptly when a piano was handy: improvised turns on Bach, Handel, gospel, country, and popular selections from the Great American Songbook for friends and family. Though his travels found him rubbing elbows with Andy Warhol’s Factory superstars in New York, where he lived for several years with Viva at the Chelsea Hotel, and observing a music scene in Memphis that included Big Star’s Alex Chilton, and his old friend and owner of Ardent Studios, engineer Jon Fry, his own music went largely unheard by the general public.

In the 1980’s, Eggleston, who disdained digital cameras and modernity in general, became surprisingly fascinated with a synthesizer, the Korg OW/1 FD Pro, which had 88 piano-like keys, and in addition to being able to emulate the sound of any instrument, also contained a four-track sequencer that allowed him to expand the palette of his music, letting him create improvised symphonic pieces, stored on 49 floppy discs, encompassing some 60 hours of music from which this 13 track recording was assembled.

The music, which he refers to as “Musik”, adopting the German spelling of his hero, JS Bach, is highly emotional, whether he’s improvising a Bach-like organ fanfare out of whole cloth, using a Korg patch titled “guitar feedback” to create a dirge, or playing Lerner and Lowe’s “On The Street Where You Live” as a dramatic overture.

Eggleston lives today in a small apartment off Memphis’ Overton Park that he shares with a 9-foot Bosendorfer grand piano and an arsenal of ultra-high fidelity audio equipment, some of which was designed by his son, William Eggleston III. The synthesizer, alas, is broken and stubbornly refuses to be repaired, so for the purpose of this project another was purchased in order to be able to play back the floppy discs, which, along with a handful of DATs and other digital media, though frail, were digitized and mastered for this and future releases.

Mr. Eggleston often says that he feels that music is his first calling, as much a part of him, at least, as his photography. We take special pride in allowing the world to hear this side of a great artist who may now be rightly called a great musician.

Listen to William Eggleston’s “Untitled Improvisation FD 1.10” –

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SHE DEVILS RELEASE OFFICIAL VIDEO FOR ‘HEY BOY’

She-Devils Share Video For ‘Hey Boy’
She-Devils out May 19 via Secretly Canadian.

She-Devils are aware of some future truth that the rest of us aren’t privy to. – NME

“intimate, dusty hybrid pop that searches for cosmic meaning in vintage sounds” – The FADER

“She-Devils…are creating a new way forward for tape looping. The group…dive into the souls of the samples they use, possessing them and finding otherworldly new emotions.” – Pitchfork

“She-Devils evoked the ’70s and ’80s electro-punk minimalism of Suicide and Soft Cell with an austere but riveting presentation.” – Chicago Tribune

A week ahead of the release of their eagerly anticipated self-titled debut album, She-Devils are pleased to share the new video for ‘Hey Boy’. The duo directed the video themselves, as with all their videos, and this focused vision creates a style that is very much in tune with the song. Bright and bombastic colours influenced by the art of Yayoi Kusama, 90s kids TV and 60s ye-ye music videos (a la Brigitte Bardot and Serge Gainsbourg in Comic Strip).

Watch the video for ‘Hey Boy’ here:

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WHITNEY SHARE “YOU’VE GOT A WOMAN” VIDEO

Whitney Share Video for ‘You’ve Got A Woman’

Covers EP Out Now Digitally and June 2nd on Vinyl

Whitney are happy to share the video for ‘You’ve Got A Woman’ a re-interpretation of the original version by 70’s cult band Lion.

Watch the video for ‘You’ve Got A Woman’ now: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S25cOz18__U&index=1&list=PLx3KAo4YVFOZpRX4qvWy8QhCOCpgisOil

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