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The wind somehow blew it in—one of those instances where calenders overlap, just right. Mr. Daze, on his way down from Vancouver (secretly bearing the two-bikes guitar). Mr. Speers, in from Toronto. Those Spirits, always just a summoning away. Completing alignment: Ms. BriAnna Olson, visual extraordinaire. And to properly cube it all inside video screen walls, 17 Frost, a multimedia performance space in Williamsburg.

Headaches | itsoundslike…
Holy Spirits | Handmade Sun
Two Bicycles | Window #4

This Saturday, July 30th, you’re invited to this precisely quiet night, dedicated to the senses.


Wrapping us around the edge of the darkest curve, Holy Spirits’ latest seaside reflection gets pulled into deep, symmetric motion by the illustrious BriAnna Olson. A hypnotic development, this fusion seems immediately fitting and, like great videos tend to do, surely inseparable from here on out.

Heads up for those in the neighborhood: tomorrow night is the record release show for HS and Mutual Benefit at Glasslands, with support from Moon and Lands and Peoples. Hope to vibe w/you there!


The bonded energy between Mutual Benefit and Holy Spirits that swirled up the west coast a few months back has now blossomed into new form: a split 12″ on Father/Daughter Records appropriately titled Mutual Spirits, and a show in its honor. S&S is truly stoked to be hosting this night with Popgun at their trademark haven, Glasslands, on June 8th. And not to be missed, Brooklyn’s Moon and Baltimore’s Lands and Peoples will be adding sets of their own. More details and RSVP at FB.

A first look and listen into Mutual Spirits (arranged by Nathaniel Whitcomb, naturally), above.


Formed via email, encouraged via blog love, and funded via kickstarter, the creative relationship between Brooklyn’s Holy Spirits and visual artist, Nathaniel Whitcomb, defines what’s been special about our community in 2010. Above is the latest piece of The Afternoon’s Blood to start moving, and in the next few weeks all of it will (as mentioned by The Road Goes Ever On‘s Cameron Book).

Thanks to a successfully backed project, Nathaniel was flown out from Cleveland to meet the band for the first time and perform together last Saturday at Space Space with fellow collaborators Gem Club accompanied by visual artist BriAnna Olson (pictures below), and again tonight at Issue Project Room. The act will then go west in January.

We all (Aaron, Michael, Nathaniel, Victoria and I) found ourselves hanging in one room on Monday, so naturally this thing called for a snapshot and came out like a roundtable interview:

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