Novi Split – New Videos

2011 09 25 22:10

Highlighting tracks from the Hollow Notes EP, these videos use some pretty amazing found film to play off the lyrics.

Carlos Forster – “Slouching Towards Reality” Video Premiere

2011 09 23 08:53

From Prefixmag:

It’s funny how things work out sometimes for artists, particularly when they attempt to stop creating. For San Francisco’s Carlos Forster, that moment came a few years ago. The former For Stars frontman decided to quit writing music and focused on obtaining a degree in psychoanalysis. And even though his intensive courses kept him busy, he couldn’t shake his art.

The bug gave him another bite during a trip to the Northwest to visit a friend. That friend happened to be the recently prolific M. Ward, whose output must have inspired Forster to start playing again. They would quickly begin working on what would end up being Forster’s recently released full-length album, Family Trees, which features production and back-up vocals from Ward.

‘Lentemuziek’ Shipping Now!

2011 09 08 13:58

The gorgeous debut from Dutch singer Laura Arkana features Peter Broderick as producer conspirator / multi-instrumentalist. Packaging designed by Machinefabriek’s Rutger Zyderveldt. Features lyric sheets with English translation.

And it is shipping now!  Pick up a copy in the HUSHshop!

Listen to a bit of it here:

Laura Arkana Met Peter Broderick – “Lentemuziek” Sampler Mix

Carlos Forster – “Campfire Songs” Video (via Filter)

2011 07 28 10:46

From Filter:

“In this exclusive premiere, we’re thrilled to present the “Campfire Songs” official video which overlays abstract visual effects onto scenes from a picturesque West Coast nature trek, surely a source for many inspirational campfire nights.”

Laura Gibson New Song: “Milk-Heavy, Pollen-Eyed”

2011 07 20 09:33

A lovely video from Mason Jar Music showcases this unreleased song from Laura Gibson.   Watch it here.

‘Family Trees’ Out Today!

2011 07 19 10:50

Available in the HUSHshop (CD+download) iTunes, Amazon, or a reputable local retailer.

‘Family Trees’ – PASTE Exclusive Album Stream

2011 07 12 16:31

The curtain is thrown wide open this week with Paste sharing a stream of Family Trees due out next Tuesday:

Carlos Forster and M. Ward are old college friends. Like many friends who go their separate ways after graduation, they often look for ways to fit in old acquaintances into their busy lives. For the past several years, the two have kept up by spending weekends together in the Pacific Northwest—partaking in everything from hiking in The Columbia Gorge to swimming in the Sandy River to recording some of Forster’s solo works.

Eight years after beginning what would become his solo debut Family Trees, Forster’s impressive folk collection quietly strikes in similar fashion to the laid back environment it was created in. In addition to Ward’s assistance, the former for Stars frontman also recruited the help of Rachel Blumberg (M. Ward, Bright Eyes, The Decemberists, Mirah, Jolie Holland), Johnathan Richman and Tim Mooney (American Music Club). Listen to Carlos Forster’s new record Family Trees a week before it comes out in stores in the player HERE.