Tuesday, August 24, 2010

More summer sets from sick summer shows

Another installment in RJ's "superheroes" series..


The strobe and smoke monster sets by Diamond Hymen & Outmode..

The Mag lives on, y'all..

And an epic set by God Willing..


Friday, August 20, 2010

Warning: This post is insane video heavy.

Seriously, I need to stop taking video at shows. It has gotten ridiculous to say the least. Mostly because I get so behind when i go to put them up on youtube. I like the look of using IMovie and HD, but damn, it takes 5x longer it seems. In the long run it's worth it though, don't you think?

First up is more mainstream. The beginning of August brought Ren and I (plus Leslie Keffer & Scott Martin) out to the Exit / In to see Ren & I's old Providence friend John McCauley play with his band Deer Tick. Watching John's success rise over the years has been pretty cool to witness. I remember when it was just him and an acoustic guitar at Okie St, singing his folk songs for a bunch of noise kids six years ago, haha. He now plays Lollapalooza and is married to a Nashville starlet. (go figure!)

Rumor is he will be moving down to Nashville early next year..

Later in the week was a show at the Green Womb which is a house full of barely legals. Rotten Apples (members of Dreamhouse) played, as well as Malocchio (Derek from Taiwan Deth) and Aether Jag (ex Mouthpet).

Bridget from a show @ Green Womb earlier this summer..




Much more to come, this is only from the first week of August. I still have videos to upload!!!

luf ♥, val

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Tangled Hares Summer Furz Mixtape 2010

This is the first Tangled Hares mix, made with love and pure fucking magic:

♥♥♥ Track Playlist ♥♥♥

Unicorn Hard-on - Your Many Furry Faces
-side a from cassette of the same name

Form A Log - Digital Duck
-Philadelphia power trio of Noah (also of Social Junk, Night Burger), Rick (also of New Flesh, Female Topics), and Ren (also of God Willing). New 7" out on Spleen Coffin.

Leslie Keffer & Scott Martin - Pharoahs Trillium
-track from the minimal techno inspired double cassette Fake Sound Routine out now on I JUST LIVE HERE.

Phonebooks - P.C. Games
-Denver electronic magicians have an entire album you can download HERE!

HNY - Strange Medicine in the Desert
-Heather (also of Social Junk) has the voice of an angel broken down into a million sugar crystals, it makes the hairs on your arm stand up. You should send her a message and tell her to release MORE MORE MORE! There is also a music video I made for this song.

Unicorn Hard-on - Magic Sand (UHO 2010 version)
-I used to be in a band called Val + Gina Tron, like 10 years ago with a BFF. We used to write songs about William S. Burroughs and unicorns and shit like that. Every once in a while one will pop into my head taunting me with silly beats and smart rhymes. This is a version of one of those songs.

Coppertone - Cherry Picking
-Sasha Wiseman was one of the first women I met who made strange music like I did. She set up female noise fests in Providence, RI and played in the band Heart2Heart. Then she started making plays... And electronics... And baked goods... She moved to Los Angeles and now makes some of the sickest synth pop music I've ever heard. Her website.

Pictureplane - Boys in Blush
-Travis is an international playboy. He lives in Denver (although I think he actually lives IN AN AIRPLANE). I felt like I was the last person to hear Dark Rift, but I've definitely made up for lost time. This is probably my favorite track off it.

Wet Mango - Drip and Slip
-Jonathan from Captain Ahab sent me some tracks from this band a while ago because he knew it was my kind of jam. TOTALLY RIGHT. Cristina Irene Fuentes uses gameboys and synths to create music for all your dirty dancing pleasures. She is going on tour in August. Check her out here for more info and tour dates.

Container - Proportions
-This is Ren's minimal techno project. It inspired a release on his label I JUST LIVE HERE involving 17 bands on 2 cassettes called Fake Sound Routine. MASSIVE CHILL ZONE! He also has a sick food blog.



hot steamy hearts for everyone,