Archive for February, 2010

Wednesday, February 24th, 2010

Record Club

Skip Spence “Grey/Afro”

Skip Spence "Grey/Afro"

Here’s the last track from Record Club’s covering of Skip Spence’s Oar. Beck takes the lead, with James on drums, Brian on bass and Jamie weilding his magic pedals. Thanks to Wilco, Leslie Feist, Jamie, Gadson and Brian for making that day last June so memorable. And thanks to Keith and Lindsey for filming, and Danny and Darrell for engineering.

Wednesday, February 24th, 2010

Planned Obsolescence

N. 16: In Grey And Pink

BECK PRODUCES ON NEW JAMIE LIDELL RECORD

Wednesday, February 24th, 2010

Beck worked last year with singer Jamie Lidell on his new forthcoming album The Compass. He produced, recorded and co-wrote songs, as well as performed on several others. Sessions began early last year and continued in the summer. The album will be out in May but you can hear the first song “The Compass,” which was recorded by Beck at Oceanway Studios (where Sea Change and Mutations were done) and features him on acoustic guitar and percussion.

http://www.jamielidell.com/

Wednesday, February 24th, 2010

Record Club

Skip Spence “Lawrence of Euphoria”

Skip Spence "Lawrence of Euphoria"

Wednesday, February 24th, 2010

Record Club

Skip Spence “Dixie Peach Promenade”

Skip Spence "Dixie Peach Promenade"

This week Jeff takes the lead with his son Spencer stepping behind the kit.

Charlotte Gainsbourg “IRM” Released in the US

Wednesday, February 24th, 2010

The Charlotte Gainsbourg album “IRM” has been released in the US. Beck produced and wrote the record over the last 2 years. Look for it in stores today, or buy it online here: iTunes, Amazon (CD, Special Edition, Vinyl), Emusic, Insound, Other Music.

Here are links to some of the press: Wall Street Journal, LA Times, NY Times

Also, check out Charlotte’s site: charlottegainsbourg.com

Brian LeBarton interviews James Gadson

Wednesday, February 24th, 2010


Photo by Yvonne Armstrong

A note from Brian:

Here is a special interview and music listening session I conducted with the legendary drummer James Gadson courtesy of Marfa Public Radio. We take a chronological trip down his amazing career and discuss the stories behind each track. James has drummed on “Dancing Machine” (Jackson 5), “Use Me” (Bill Withers),”I Want You” (Marvin Gaye), “I Will Survive” (Gloria Gaynor), Smokey Robinson, Sinatra, Ray Charles, the Saturday Night Fever soundtrack, the list goes on. At last count he has played on over 300 Gold records. James was generous enough to let me into his home, the very room he used to rehearse with Bill Withers in, his anecdotes were inspiring and his attitude towards the future was bright as ever. Please enjoy.

For more information visit: http://www.brianlebarton.com

Wednesday, February 24th, 2010

Videotheque

JTV: 13: Titanium Attache Caravan

JTV: 13: Titanium Attache Caravan

Titanium luggage infomercial from japanese tv.

Wednesday, February 24th, 2010

Videotheque

Record Club 3: Behind the Scenes

Here’s a behind the scenes mini-documentary of the making of “Book of Moses” courtesy of Jamie Lidell. The video was shot by Lindsey Rome at Sunset Sound studios on July 1st, 2009.

Wednesday, February 24th, 2010

Record Club

Skip Spence “Books Of Moses”

Skip Spence "Books Of Moses"

Gadson lays down the heaviest RC beat ever, while Jamie loops his voice into a voice army and Brian plays some kind of octagon shaped synth.