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Rauelsson West Coast Tour

2010 02 09 14:44

2/11 Portland OR, The Woods
2/12 Pendleton OR, Great Pacific
2/13 Spokane WA, Sunset Junction
2/14 Seattle WA, The Sunset
2/20 Sacramento CA, Luigi’s
2/21 San Francisco CA, Hemlock Tavern

Beasts of Seasons Sweeps NPR’s Best of 2009!

2009 12 16 14:47

Beasts-Of-Seasons

There was only one album that all three NPR Music producers agreed on for their top 10 list: Laura Gibson’s Beasts of Seasons. Here’s to the incredible staying power of a quiet record released in February. Get your copy here!

(#4) A slow-motion and passionate record, Beasts of Seasons asks a good deal from the listener. It takes time to dive into the world created by Laura Gibson and her collaborators, who include producer Tucker Martine and multi-instrumentalist Cory Gray. There’s a sad, ghostly tension in many of her songs; a languid beauty that feels as close to meditation as I may ever reach. I put this record in the same category as star-gazing. – Bob Boilen

(#5) Beasts of Seasons opens with a creeping, slow bloom of feedback and static. If it’s the sonic equivalent of darkness and what may be lurking there, then Laura Gibson‘s fragile voice and plaintively strummed guitar soon emerge as a flicker of light. It’s a mesmerizing contrast, as the curtain rises for Gibson’s arresting meditations on life and death. Producer Tucker Martine flawlessly executes this balancing act, pairing the beautiful with the gloomy to create a mysterious world of curiosities. – Robin Hilton

(#8) Laura Gibson seems to sing down into her own lungs, so quiet and delicate is her singing voice, but Beasts of Seasons isn’t as unassuming as it might seem at first. Split into two sides — marked “Communion Songs” and “Funeral Songs” — the album understandably divides its time between grieving and rejoicing, but it never radically deviates from elegant, impeccably arranged uneasiness. For all its muted grace, Beasts of Seasons isn’t afraid to pack a wallop into a whisper, as in “Where Have All Your Good Words Gone,” in which Gibson gently twists the knife: “Do you wish you were an honest man? Do you wish you were a better man?” – Stephen Thompson

Loch Lomond’s Ritchie Young: Wax On Max

2009 12 11 09:48

On the topic of live performance in unexpected contexts:  here we have Ritchie Young entertaining public transit-goers on Portland’s semi-iconic MAX train performing “Wax And Wire” from the stellar Night Bats EP.

httpvh://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W0oIYMgM6x0

The trend of impromptu musical performances in ‘street’ contexts captured on video may have started in the old country but Portland’s Penny Jam and San Fran’s upstart Left | Right Hand and more recently Seattle’s OnePot.org with a hand from Chase Jarvis put their west coast spin on the concept. See Ritchie Young performing at an improvised dining event at Sand Point Naval Air Station, Seattle, WA.


HUSHtv: in its own cute window, on your pod

2009 11 21 16:10

We want you see our artists play, because we believe that if you do, you will  find them as moving as we do.  To that end we are anouncing HUSHtv and reminding you of HUSHcast Live.

HUSHtv:  what is it?  Like YouTube but without the extra junk.  Plus it’s so cute.  Well over 100 performances at your fingetips:

Click to to tune in to HUSHtv.

And updated for your pod-like devices.  Take our roster on tour in your pocket for on the go show-going. Likewise over 100 performances at your fingetips, in your pocket:


Click to subscribe to HUSHcast Live in iTunes

Rauelsson Video Highlights, “Debutantes”

2009 11 21 14:48

httpvh://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QVHKe63Ll34

httpvh://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wRqYWNiONtM

Watch more performances in a video playlist

Rauelsson – “Debutantes”

Local Cut got the scoop on the lead track from La Siembra, la Espera y la Cosecha out Jan 12, 2010 on HUSH, and had these illuminating comments:

Rauelsson recorded the core of his new record—everything but the vocals, really—at Type Foundry studios in the fall/winter last year with the help of friends and producers Adam Selzer and Dave Depper (Norfolk & Western), and you can hear the seasonal touch. La Siembra, la Espera y la Cosecha is a mostly acoustic album, and “Debutantes” even forgoes percussion (except for a little sleigh bells in the background) for atmosphere. The light touch, then, is supplied by Rauelsson’s expansive voice, one that’s so pretty that you don’t really care that he’s singing in a foreign language.

Loch Lomond Announce West Coast Tour

2009 09 25 17:43
photos by Joe Mansfield watch the vid @ www.thepennyjam.com

photos by Joe Mansfield watch the vid @ www.thepennyjam.com

West Coast Tour

Monday Nov 9  Pendleton Center for the Arts   Pendleton,Or
Tuesday Nov 10 The Woods     Portland, Or
Wednesday Nov 11 University of Oregon  Eugene, Or (lunch show)
Thursday Nov 12  Hotel Utah   San Francisco, Ca
Friday Nov 13  Luigis   Sacramento, Ca
Saturday Nov 14  The Historic Brookdale Lodge  Santa Cruz, Ca
Sunday Nov 15  Muddy Waters  Santa Barbara, Ca  (w/the Generationals)
Monday Nov 16  The Loft (UCSD)   La Jolla, Ca
Tuesday Nov 17  Bootleg Theater  Los Angeles, Ca (w/ Horse Feathers)

Complete Love For Completists.

2009 08 25 11:44

bundles

If you are the kind of person that must collect everything by the artist that catches your ear, or the label that snags your heart, this is a love letter to you.

We’ve just added all manner of digital bundles to our collection of, shall we say, bundles concrete.

Most notably our surprisingly popular “The Works” Complete HUSH catalog listing has been brought into the digital age with a whopping 5.5+ gig music download of well over 70 albums at a stupifying 63% discount (that’s 90 bucks less than the CD version and no hefty shipping fee.).  Look for more from Laura Gibson, Loch Lomond, Nick Jaina, Norfolk & Western, Kind of Like Spitting, Blanket Music, & Graves