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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She-Devils announce forthcoming album and share new track “Hey Boy”

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“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 

She-Devils are excited to announce their self-titled debut album on Secretly Canadian out May 19th. Along with the announcement, they’re sharing a brand new single titled “Hey Boy.” The song fuses surf guitar with swirling sonics from Kyle Jukka and Audrey Ann Boucher’s preternatural voice. “Hey Boy” follows the recent single, “The World Laughs,” with its accompanying video directed by the band themselves who recently wrapped a successful SXSW. Continue reading

Jens Lekman premieres new track “Evening Prayer”

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NEW ALBUM, LIFE WILL SEE YOU NOW, OUT FEBRUARY 17TH ON SECRETLY CANADIAN

Jens Lekman will release his new album, Life Will See You Now, on February 17th via Secretly CanadianAcross three studio albums, the Swedish singer/songwriter and musician has proven not only his flair for telling very personal stories with a sharp self-awareness, but also his skill for balancing depth of emotional expression with droll and often self-deprecating detail. It’s a winning pop combination. Following the release of debut single, “What’s That Perfume That You Wear?,” Lekman now presents “Evening Prayer” and announces “Jens Will Loop You Now” Contest. Continue reading