Song and video by Alexis Krauss and the Our Land Collective
Our Land by Alexis Krauss & The Our Land Collective
Inspired by their love of wild spaces and in response to President Trump’s assault on our national monuments, Alexis Krauss of Sleigh Bells unveils an original song by Alexis Krauss and the Our Land Collective. Entitled Our Land, all proceeds from the sale of the song and merchandise will directly fund Utah Diné Bikéyah’s legal effort to reinstate protection for the entire Bears Ears National Monument. Written as a protest song, it quickly morphed into a collaborative film project, with an accompanying music video featuring Karen O, Maggie Rogers, Edward Sharpe, Sunflower Bean, Josh Fox, Renan Ozturk, Hey Flash Foxy, Robbie Bond of Kids Speak For Parks, and more. (Grandstand)
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Jason Molina Covers by Kevin Morby & Waxahatchee
Kevin Morby, fresh off the release of his critically acclaimed 2017 record City Music, teams up with Waxahatchee for an homage to late singer-songwriter Jason Molina on this digital 7”, covering two Molina classics from the artist’s critical and commercial zenith: “Farewell Transmission” off his monumental work Magnolia Electric Co. and “The Dark Don’t Hide It” off the acclaimed What Comes After The Blues. Proceeds from the release will go to the charity Molina himself had history with, MusiCares, which aims to safeguard the health and well-being of all people in the music industry by offering confidential preventative, recovery, and emergency programs to address mental and physical health issues.
Says Morby, “The songs were recorded in Upstate New York with my live band at my drummer’s studio, The Chicken Shack, with both Katie [Crutchfield, of Waxahatchee] and I splitting vocals duties. We would record all day, eating eggs from all the chickens running around, taking breaks to read old articles and watch live footage of Jason and his band. He’s a true inspiration and there’s no other songwriter or vocalist quite like him. We are deeply honored to be able to sing his songs, and we do hope you enjoy listening as much as we enjoyed creating them.”
›› ISSUE Feature: Interview with Kevin Morby
›› ISSUE Feature: Interview with friends and collaborators of Jason Molina
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NADINE, the collaborative lovechild of Nadia Hulett of Phantom Posse and Carlos Hernandez and Julian Fader of Ava Luna, introduce the world to their eclectic and experimental brand of jazz-tinged lounge pop with the release of their debut album, oh my. This collection of lighthearted yet sophisticated pop songs is easily compared to poetry set to music, layered with melodies and surging with tenderness and playful exploration. (Father/Daughter)
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Album by Dream Wife
Dream Wife, the eponymous debut album by British/Icelandic punk trio Dream Wife, has long been anticipated by live audiences and critics alike. Affectionately called “the wives” by friends, Rakel Mjöll, Bella Podpadec and Alice Go converged in 2015 at an art school in Brighton, UK where they began Dream Wife as a way to explore making art on the fringes of the fine art theories they were taught every day. In a span of two years, the infectious zeal of their shows and the tenacious themes of their music positioned Dream Wife to be one the UK’s foremost up-and-coming bands.
›› ISSUE Feature: Live performance and interview with Dream Wife
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Album by Starcrawler
Starcrawler, the Los Angeles rock band making waves with gritty riffs and the wild onstage antics of lead singer Arrow de Wilde, will release their self-titled full length debut album on January 19th, recorded with and produced by Ryan Adams of Whiskeytown. Despite their youthful energy, (the foursome ranges in age from 16 to 22) their electric brand of take-no-prisoners punk recalls rock n roll legends like The Cramps, Alice Cooper, Ozzy Osbourne and The Runaways. Catch them at Amoeba Hollywood on January 11th at 6PM for a free, all ages show.
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Songs of Praise
Album by Shame
UK guitar band Shame, consisting of four South London school friends all in their late teens or early twenties, has been together for a little over three years, and in that time has garnered a reputation in the UK for their thrashing post punk sound and exhilarating live shows. The band has played over 47 festivals this year in the UK and across Europe, and has toured with the likes of Warpaint and Slaves. Their highly anticipated debut album, Songs of Praise, is out this week on Dead Oceans, harnessing their frenetic energy and razor sharp wit into 10 tracks. (Dead Oceans)
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In the Fade
Film by Fatih Akin
Acclaimed Turkish-German filmmaker Fatih Akin (Soul Kitchen, The Edge of Heaven) returns with this riveting and gritty thriller set in modern day Germany and starring Diane Kruger, acting in her native German, as a grief-stricken mother seeking revenge after the death of her son and husband in a Neo-Nazi terrorism bombing. Co-starring Denis Moschitto and Numan Acar, the film premiered at Cannes, winning Kruger Best Actress, and was recently nominated for Best Foreign Language Film in the 2018 Golden Globes. (Magnolia Pictures)
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At The Edges of Power
Book by Winfried Bullinger
Compiled by acclaimed photographer Winfried Bullinger, At the Edges of Power is a photobook featuring portraits taken over ten years and across six countries in Western Africa. Shot with a large-format camera, the photographs explore the complex relations between individuals, their tribe, their livelihood and the encroaching influence of Western power. The photobook, which on the surface showcases individual personalities and tribal affinities, bears strong undertones of the appreciable hardship of being a rural nomad in an increasingly modern world.
›› ISSUE Feature: Winfried Bullinger in conversation with Lia Marie Hillers
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