ufolk records release label debut: sun glitters remix album.
Consisting of Mikey Maramag ( Blackbird Blackbird ) and Austin Wood ( Old Arc ), UFOLK Records is a newly formed California-based record label specializing in limited-edition vinyl and CD-R releases.
UFLK-001: Sun Glitters - Everything Could be Remodelled and That’s Fine!
Everything Could be Remodeled and That’s Fine! is their debut digital release featuring 17 remixed songs from the Luxembourg-based electronic artist Sun Glitters. His work alone can be described as “an ocean of lush melodies” with “ghostly digi-diva choirs,” but now with each one of these amazing artists’ contributions, the wonky beats and relaxdance material just overflows the Pacific. Click on the album above to buy the album for a $1 or as much as you want or maybe even for free.
I’m foreseeing good things for the fine lads at UFOLK.
Are you inclined to regard them as symbols of gloom and malaise, interruptions in what you wish would always be clear blue sky?
If so, I’ll ask you to revise your view. Consider the fact that in Chinese mythology, there are xiangyun, or “lucky clouds” that are harbingers of great blessings. Deities may even ride on them for pleasure. Among the Zuni Indians, the monster known as the Cloud Eater was feared because he devoured clouds that might bring replenishing rain. And modern meteorologists know that white, fluffy cumulus clouds are signs that fair weather is on the way.
Armed with these ideas, go out in search of your own personal lucky clouds.
It’s based on getting the distribution deal we’ve always envisioned that allows the group to “sign themselves” to their own company and keep their masters. They will have 100% creative control of all aspects of their music, art, and release schedule with no 3rd party participation in outside business. Freedom and ownership was the whole point. Red and Sony know that its in everyone’s best interest to maintain the group’s authenticity and control. They built it, they deserve it. There’s no cheesy hooks or fluorescent liquor product placements in the works.. It’s about to be fun… and different…
“1. Always stick to your guns.
2. Learn how to teach.
3. Learn how to flip burgers.
*And write music on the side, every chance you get.”—Sam Beam’s advice for the art student, 23 April 2011 in Savannah, Georgia.
As you may know Savannah, Georgia has no record stores, not even one. This past weekend we had the Savannah Record Fair that brings in people and businesses to sell their new and used records for one or two days out of the season. But what can you do after that? Nothing.
Let’s change that.
"Together For Records" is a very small operation that will be hosted by The Wooden Sheep, and supported by you. However, in order for any of this to happen they need your help. Go to the link above to view all of ways to help get them started. GO!
Universal Electricity just released a tribute album to Neil Young entitled Headed for the Ditch, which comes from a liner note in his 1977 compilation album Decade. In it he wrote:
This song put me in the middle of the road. Traveling there soon became a bore so I headed for the ditch. A rougher ride but I saw more interesting people there.
The statement was in response to the mainstream popularity that he gained as a result of “Heart of Gold.” Anyway, Universal Electricity’s compilation consists of 14 beautifully done covers by some fantastic artists, some of which have been featured on Your Friend, the Viking’s New Weird America. This comp takes on what I grew up listening to as a child with my parents out in the country, but adds just the right amount of lo-fi dance, chilled folk and aged bedroom pop to create an excellent tribute album.
The cover was created by Kaitlin Van Pelt, who can be heard on the compilation with Breakfast in Fur's rendition of Cripple Creek Ferry. Do yourself a favour and go to Universal Electricity’s website to download the compilation or do it here. Oh hey, did I mention it’s free.
Last night my hometown of Pulaski, Virginia was hit by not just one tornado, but two. It was a very unbelievable occurrence especially since we’re in the middle of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Officials released a statement including the following:
Officials estimate that more than 400 residences sustained damage or were destroyed as a result of two tornadoes last night, with a total property value estimated at nearly $8 million. Nearly 50 other structures also were damaged, with a total property value estimated at more than $500,000.
A boil water notice also is in effect until further notice for Town residents who live south of the Norfolk Southern railroad tracks. Residents there should boil water for at least one minute before using it for drinking, washing, or cooking.
Go here to view a photo gallery of the storm damage. My thoughts are with my hometown.
I found this small interview I did for District: the Student Voice of SCAD back in 2008 around the time of the Presidential election. They talked with the SCAD Democrats and the SCAD Republicans. Well, I guess a little more with the SCAD Repubs than with me.