This is the first spradosphere mix that is completely all new songs by mostly new bands. These tracks are floating around in the fringe out there…somewhere. Even though they’re new, these tracks struck me with how distant they sounded. It’s cold but a comforting mix of nostalgic synthy indie winter surf rock. This baby just flows so well together. I guess it was inspired by the old photographs of my family I looked at over the holidays. The cover image is an actual photograph of my mom with a few of her sisters on a family road trip that happened in the early 1950s. I fell in love with the “Little Women” detail my grandfather put on the back of the car since, at the time, he was the only man in the family. The photograph and the mix just connected. Hope it gets to you.
Sometimes, you can actually feel it.
Loosely based on the iconic peephole in Psycho, I Felt My Eye Expanding is a ghost story. It works best with sound buckets strapped to your earballs as you walk and walk and walk. Follow the through-line or just let it be a filter as you submerge yourself in the world around you.
spradosphere is proud to present its first ever guest curator.
Regina Rossi | is no stranger to spradosphere.com; she’s been an instrumental proponent in getting this site off the ground, so it seems only fitting that she be the one to carve the way for the upcoming series of guest MixTapes. Her dedication to the Scene, to Music, to Style is active, voracious and methodical. However, to truly describe her might best be left to hear for yourself, since, in her own words, “Beyond Dark Space is personal”.
BEYOND DARK SPACE covers a landscape that spans a unique auditorial palate as insatiable as it is final. Dark | Electric | Loud | Synthetic | Zoned | Beat | Sexy | Severe.
Tom Waits was featured on today’s segment of the NPR show Fresh Air. The iconic artist talked with host Terry Gross about his phenomenal new record Bad As Me, his first all-new studio album in eight years and his 20th album.
On Getting Older Waits offers, “I guess I’ve always lived upside down when I want things I can’t have. My wife actually thinks I have a syndrome called Reality Distortion Field. It’s kind of like drugs, only you can’t come back from it. Reality Distortion is almost a permanent condition. Things come in and they go out: Presto, chango! To a certain extent, I did that with myself. As a kid, I did want to be an old-timer, since they were the ones with the big stories and the cool clothes. I wanted to go there. Now, I guess I want to bring that with me and go back in time.”
And on Collaborating With Keith Richards he says, “There’s nobody in the world like him. We wrote songs together for a while and that was fun. I had never really written with anybody besides my wife, so it was unique and a little scary at first. He doesn’t really remember anything or write anything down. So you play for an hour and he would yell across the room, ‘Scribe!’ And I looked around. ‘Scribe? Who’s the scribe?’ And he’d say it again, now pointing at me. I was supposed to have written down everything we said and dreamt of and played. And I realized we needed an adult in the room. I’ve never been the one that one would consider the adult. It was an interesting dynamic.”
…they are this kick ass rock force that have been ripping up the LES music scene for a while now AND they are tucked in that sweet pocket that’s always best kept secret. They take dark stages late at night and crank out bangin’ red-light gasoline rock.
Now, Louis C.K. is a comedian that I love with all my heart. He’s a comedian’s comedian that pulls inspiration and material from the ordinary, the mundane, the overlooked, the regular, and the forgettable tossed-out moments of life. Enlightened, Philosophical, Deep, VULGAR as all hell and pure Genius…Furthermore, he’s got superb taste in music. The other night he featured these guys on his show LOUIE BUT they didn’t get any credit whatsoever, so I’d like to do my part. I figure if they didn’t get any recognition, then I can feature their clip from the show with a clear conscience.
you can hear the full version of that song below…
Heart Breakin’ Man
I’ve been hooked since back when they were called Doppelganger and I can’t wait for them to release their first LP Between 0 & 1 on November 3rd, at the John Varvatos Bowery location – if you RSVP now via firstname.lastname@example.org you can scoop up a digital download of the album at the show for a special pre release price of 5 bucks.
If you ever have the opportunity to catch them live, you’d be wrong to pass it up. Don’t ever be wrong.
For eyeball stimulation and for the love of god, check out these LIVE SHOTS of them all lit up in RED. Just do it.
“On October 4th, DC music duo Bluebrain (brothers Hays & Ryan Holladay) will release ‘Listen to the Light’, the second in a series of location-aware albums, designed for Central Park and available exclusively as an iPhone app. This short documentary follows their process and examines how technology is effecting the way we create and interact with music and art. Featuring interviews with AOL founder Steve Case and Dischord Records founder Ian Mackaye among others.”