What a combination—Mutual Benefit and Philip Seymour Hoffman—two EPs, one 32 minute tape; cue the burst, with philosophical sparks raining. The excerpts alone are too luminous to circle just once, to take in from any one angle: Jordan sings of Midwestern road trips, Roy Roger’s Epitaph, and the great unknown—ideas as big as the open plains. And then there’s Noah, at infinite howl, sending aural postcards to the loving universe, narrating his own critical consciousness, clarity and discovery, with ears unblocked.
Flashbacks of August 2nd, 2011—spectral talent gracing the stage/floor/camping tent, as real-time Mario Kart projected overhead, in a Shea Stadium[s] & Shrines production—are now streamable, thanks to Shea technology. In their entirety, hear Co La‘s hypnotic, show-closing firestorm, Philip Seymour Hoffman‘s interactive seance, and the adorably eerie sounds of Emily Reo, below:
And forever time well spent: hundreds more recordings exist inside the archive.
Shea and S&S have long thought our structures should unite, and next Tuesday they finally will, in one sound-scaling, geo-repping (Philadelphia, Boston, Minneapolis, Baltimore, Orlando/LA by way of NYC), and rather FMLY-oriented, evening.
BAnanas Symphony | To Love Somebody
Birthdays | Howolding Girls
Emily Reo | Above Ground And A Golden Cloud
Radiator Girls | Eerie Body
Philip Seymour Hoffman | Duckfangs Tickle My Ankles
Co La | Hit Me (Cat Call Version)