Stadiums & Shrines
Gold Again

 

“When my then two-year-old daughter Gray first uttered the words “Loud” to describe the Sun’s brightness, I was given an anchor to ground what was then just a small batch of murky demo recordings.”

Minneapolis-based songwriter Andrew Jansen (Crimes, Dial-Up) introduces his new solo album with that simple, sunny epiphany. (((LOUD))) finds Jansen amid a two year spell in the Bay Area, settled into a jangly, reverb-heavy mode that’s as inviting as its J-card art (designed by Nathaniel). The tender, meandering “Gold Again” opens Side A:

The tape is out September 1st via MJ MJ Records. A few more tracks are available now, along with the pre-order, at bandcamp.

E32

 

S&S Radio had the honor of projecting sound across MoMA’s sculpture garden for an hour, just before dusk (and Lower Dens) last Thursday. The set, which was recorded, spans some favorites old & new, and now doubles as Episode 32…

Andrew Thomas – Untitled 5
M. Sage – Three Bashful Stallions
johnny_ripper – joan
Raum – Blood Moon
Bing & Ruth – The Towns We Love is Our Town
Andrew Thomas – Untitled 4
Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith – Sundry
Nils Frahm – You (Teen Daze Remix)
Takako Minekawa & Dustin Wong – Party on a Floating Cake
cuddle formation – first day of the year (become what you are)
Valet – Clouds (Recycle Culture Magellanic Mix)
Es – Säteet Sun Sielusta

Our immense thanks to The Museum of Modern Art + MoMA PopRally, Lower Dens, and Newtown Radio.

S&S-NewtownRadio-E31

 

A feverish, deep summer night, broadcast from Bushwick, with the lights cut, an industrial glow… the buzz of a box fan and episode 31.

The first hour collected a few modes as of late: among them stunning new material from CFCF and Cemeteries, Denver droner Sister Grotto (who transfixed Portals family under the moon last month), an intriguing entry point from our friend Rafael, and Moses Sumney‘s improvised take on Laurie Anderson. The second hour belonged to Patient Sounds, meaning all 60 minutes of sound were exceptionally patient/from the PS catalog.

Hour One
CFCF – In Praise Of Shadows
John Taylor, Norma Winstone, Kenny Wheeler – Azimuth
Moses Sumney – O Superman
Alaska, 1998 – Yesterday everything was grey
Sister Grotto – I Don’t Feel Anything
Cemeteries – Luna (Moon of Claiming)
Mark Barrott – Cirrus & Cumulus
Steve Hauschildt – Where All Is Fled
Michael Price – The Attachment

Hour Two: PS04
M. Sage – Bermuda Nightshade
Meadowlands – Masquerade
Cliff Dweller – The Sound was Always Beautiful Under the Electrical Wires
Wrecked – Drum Songz 1-6
Luggage – Unseen Buds, Infinite, Hidden Well
Derek Rogers – Dis-in-gen-u-ous
Professional Flowers – Storm Rang
Minka Birds – Tourmaline Suppository
Rug – Equestrians

Join us in MoMA’s sculpture garden August 13th. Lower Dens are performing. S&S is DJing. There’s a Facebook event here, and more on the entire MoMA Nights series with Newtown Radio here.

Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith - Dreams of Yugoslavia

 

Balkan decoys, elaborate and beautiful, affix, shielding a forgotten mist, a village; an archaeologist arches her architectural theory, squinting down at the photograph believed to be the only of its kind. The people, stoic and oversized, walk above rather than within… they must reside behind rather than inside, she figures. Water falls from the margin. But how—she scribbles into her fading field note book—how can it, with the homes so close. Perhaps they needn’t worry over being swept at all; nearly weightless, though real, floating, she determines, this paper town on a cliff.

Into focus: a frayed corner, peeling to another image beneath the first.

The archaeologist gently brushes off the original exposure, which, suddenly of its own accord, takes flight. Awestruck, she follows the winged photograph out the door, across a modest yard, beyond her wildest hallucinations, to the paper town, at water’s edge.

Snap, a camera echoes in the distance. A photograph ruffles its feathers.

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Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith is a composer and modular synth sculptor from the Bay Area. Her latest release, the enchanting Euclid, is out now on Western Vinyl.

S&S-NewtownRadio-E29

 

Retrieved from the ether, E29 is the show that never was. It features an hour with Patient Sounds (where all 60 minutes of sound are exceptionally patient/from the PS catalog), and a guest mix from midwest zoner ((Husband Material)).

Hour One: [PS03]
Spookfish – Car Horn (extended)
Sun Pack – Goo Dream
Littoral Drift – All That We Make
Wellington Downs – Warblers
Smelly Magic – Anxious Yaks on Mt. Big Breath
Radical Guts – Tiger Trap
Ben Varian – Anechoic Chamber (itchy)
Wiley Zephyr – Unbein myself
Nate Henricks – For sure as shit
((Husband Material)) – Give Her The Gift of Self-actualization
Jerry Paper – Time Spent Waiting
M. Sage – Red Dwarf in E
Particles in Progress – Ducks!
Spires – Calm July
Cochise – Track 14

Hour Two: [((Husband Material)) mix]
Lee Hazlewood – By The Way (I Still Love You)
Clinic – T.K.
EMA – Mud Loop
The Garbage and The Flowers – Carousel
Silver Apples – I Have Known Love
Icarus Syndrome – Max Ernst In The Dikteon Cave With S. Reich
C.B. – Whoa Buck (Excerpt)
Haunted Houses – Laura
Matthew Dotson – Sublimation IV (excerpt)
Gavin Bryars – Hymn III (excerpt from The Sinking of the Titanic)
Cate Le Bon – Cuckoo Through The Walls
Gang Wizard – Feeeee
Grinderman – No Pussy Blues
Jenny Hval – The Seer
Sparks – The Decline and Fall of Me
Bee Gees – With The Sun In My Eyes
LOSTPLANET – Smokin’ All The Time (Twin Window Curemix)
Jesse Stiles – International Anthem
Peter Grudzien – Alone Amongst The Crowd

Next airing is Tuesday, June 23rd, around 10PM on Newtown Radio.