Sara Jackson-Holman Releases Holiday EP

Piano-pop songwriter Sara Jackson-Holman has released a three-song, digital-only EP called The Very Merry.  It is being sold digital-only and features holiday classics done in her very own classically-trained style.  This EP is a follow up to her 2010 debut, When You Dream, that brings to mind artists such as Adele, Feist and Norah Jones.  Both albums are available on iTunes.

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Feist Releases A Documentary

 

Feist’s album The Reminder was so great, they had to make a movie about it. Well, Look At What The Light Did Now is more about the collaboration between sound and imagery than just a Metallica-style “making an album” documentary, but it’s still damn cool.

Feist tells Pitchfork that she “wanted what’s in the movie to be things we’ve never seen before.” Explaining that “it focuses on the people whose job isn’t necessarily to be seen. Their part of the puzzle is to make imagery that gets seen, but they themselves are a bit invisible in the process. I wanted to show the smoke and mirrors a little bit.”

In her discussion with Pitchfork, Feist also mentioned that she will be making another album sometime this winter, but refused to elaborate any further. Look At What The Light Did Now is in stores now, and stay tuned for any other news about Feist’s upcoming album. In the mean time, check out the trailer for her documentary right here.

Feist to Release ‘Reminder’ Documentary

fiestFeist may not be ready to debut some new music, but she is ready debut a new project.

With her latest album, 2007’s The Reminder, Feist had chronicled every single step of the recording process and the following tour. The result is the documentary Look at What the Light Did Now directed by Anthony Seck.

Look at What the Light Did Now will be premiered at Pop Montreal, September 29, followed by other screenings in October. Check out the trailer here.

Screening Dates:
Sun, Oct 3rd, 2:00 pm London, UK Raindance Picadilly Circus Cinema

Thu, Oct 7th, 7:00 pm, Minneapolis, MN, Sound Unseen Festival The Trylon Theatre

Sat, Oct 9th, 8:00 pm, Grand Rapids, MI, ArtPrize Ladies Literary Club

Fri, Oct 15th, 8:00 pm, Los Angeles, CA Look At What The Light Did Now, The Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever Cemetery

Fri, Oct 22nd, 9:30 pm, Ithaca, NY, Cornell Cinema

Fri, Oct 29th, 7:00 pm, Seattle, WA, Henry Art Gallery

Julian Plenti ‘Games for Days’ Video

Interpol frontman Paul Banks recently released his first video for his new solo project under the name Julian Plenti. The video for ‘Games for Days’ features Emily Haines (of Metric and Broken Social Scene ) and is rather dark but somehow also charming. The two get to know each other and then trash the place. Classic love story.  Paul Bank has not only has returned to his old label Matador to release his record ‘Skyscraper’ but the album tends to sound a bit similar sounding to the first Interpol record, ‘Turn on the Bright Lights.’ This my friends is a good thing. We can’t wait to see more videos from Julian Plenti.

Watch the video for ‘Games for Days’

Music Video Friday

There is an over abundance of great music videos that have hit the web recently, and we feel it’s our duty to share them with you. Here are our favorite videos of the week. Yes they seem to vary in sound but hell, we would have it no other way. Let’s mix it up on this Friday afternoon.

Yeah Yeah Yeahs ‘Heads Will Roll’
The second video off of the new album is particulary brilliant. Would you expect any less frorm them?

Bat For Lashes ‘Pearl’s Dream’

Patrick Wolf  ‘Hard Times’

Peter Bjorn & John ‘It Don’t Move Me’

Metric ‘Sick Muse’

REPRISE: GRIZZLY BEAR ‘TWO WEEKS’
C’mon, we just HAD to!

Broken Social Scene Preps New Album (Finally)

Its hard to believe that was last heard from Broken Social Scene, as a collective, nearly 4 years ago.  With all side projects on the back burner now, the band has returned to the studio together to reignite the fire that started it all. BSS is currently recording at Soma Studios in Chicago with producer John McEntire. This of course is a big change for the band since the previous albums were recorded David Newfeld who is currently working on other projects at the moment. With a new producer in tow, how will the new tracks sound? I guess we’ll have to wait and see for now because this is very recent. The band is still in the midst of writing songs and getting reacquainted with each other.

The first book about BSS has also been released this week titled ‘This Book is Broken.’ I haven’t had a chance to check it out yet but it is a given that it will be interesting.  It includes the biography of BSS as well as interviews.

Watch an oldie but goodie, Broken Social Scene’s video for ‘Major Label Debut (fast version)’