Posted by Emelie on April 1, 2012
Old You performing at Smiley's Acoustic Cafe in March 2012.
Old You, a young band from Charleston, SC wowed the crowd at Smiley's one rainy Friday night in March. Hear more of their stuff online below, but beware that their recorded music doesn't compare to their live performance. Keep an eye out!
Posted by Emelie on October 18, 2011
Langhorne Slim and the Law playing at Fall for Greenville 2011
Posted by Emelie on September 19, 2011
Posted by Emelie on August 18, 2011
Posted by Emelie on August 16, 2011
Indie pop band Vampire Weekend has settled itslawsuit with model Kirsten Kennis, whom you may know as the cover subject of the band’s sophomore record, Contra. Last week Kennis went before a judge in Los Angeles, CA, dismissing the case in the wake of a recent settlement she reached with Vampire Weekend.
Kennis claimed she had no idea her picture (taken in 1983) was used by Vampire Weekend until her daughter pointed it out to her after the album was released. After seeing the photo, Kennis slapped the band with a $2 million lawsuit for using the image without her consent.
The fault seems to lie not with the band but with shady photographer Tod Brody. He allegedly falsified documents that led Vampire Weekend to believe the photo was legitimate and accepted $5,000 for it when the album was released in 2010. Vampire Weekend has filed a counter-claim against Brody. The photographer is defending himself now after his lawyers bowed out from the case in June when Brody failed to cooperate with his council and neglected to pay his bills. You can read Brody’s rant on the lawsuit here.
Posted by Emelie on July 13, 2011
Posted by Emelie on July 10, 2011
Posted by Emelie on July 7, 2011
Utopia and Dystopia (The Earth is on Fire) were filmed in Los Angeles, California, at Mad Dog Video. They were conceived & directed by Rene Daalder, and edited by Aaron Ohlmann. The special effects were animated and composited by visual artist Pascual Sisto, and the geodesic grid animation at the end of Utopia was created by Michael Young. John Allen was the director of photography, with additional camera by Gabriel Noguez, while Josh Pangell acted as key grip. J. Scott Teeples was Art Director. Icarus designed the sets, and Benjamin Ralston dressed them. Props were provided by Michael Sehnert. The inimitable Megan May Daalder was the production assistant and psychedelic mascot. Marissa Micik catered. All of this was produced by Rene Daalder & Aaron Ohlmann.
Both videos star Jona Becholt & Claire Evans, as well as the democratic dance collective Body City (Meagan Yellott, Lake Sharp, Cristina Paul, Alexis Hyman, Katie Bachler, and Annie O'Malley) and the Straight Gaze (Katy Davidson, Jeff Brodsky, and Rob Kieswetter). Clothes were provided by Rad Hourani, complexgeometries, and Native Son. Jewelry by Brook & Lyn. Hair and Styling by Ryann Bosetti.
Posted by Emelie on June 9, 2011
Stream available from NPR's site here.