Entries tagged with: Amy Bezunartea
by Bill Pearis
Advance Base, the current project of former Casiotone for the Painfully Alone main man Owen Ashworth, released its second album, Nephew in the Wild, in August. It's low key, low-fi folk-pop augmented by his kitchen sink electronics style and you can stream the whole album below.
You can catch Advance Base on tour this fall, including two shows in NYC: October 19 at Mercury Lounge with Amy Bezunartea, and October 20 at Silent Barn with Julie Byrne, Steve Sobs, and Small Wonder. Tickets for Silent Barn are on sale now, and Mercury Lounge go on sale Friday (9/18) at noon with an AmEx presale starting Wednesday at noon.
All dates are listed, along with the LP stream, below...
The full list of artists confirmed for the 2012 CMJ Music Marathon so far is below...
Jennifer O'Connor at Maxwell's in 2009 (more by Toby Tenebaum)
Jennifer O'Connor put out her first release since leaving Matador in 2009, I Want What You Want digitally on November 8, 2011 via her own label, Kiam Records, the label that also released her 2002 self-titled debut. According to a press release, the album was recorded with O'Connor's longtime rhythm section of Jon Langmead (drums) and Michael Brodlieb (bass). Select songs feature Tim Foljahn (Two Dollar Guitar, Cat Power, Townes Van Zandt) on guitar, Amy Bezunartea on backing vocals, guitar and harmonica, Richard Baluyut (Versus) on guitar and backing vocals, Kendall Meade (Mascott, Helium, Sparklehorse) on electric piano, Tom Beaujour on guitar and Kirsten McCord on cello. She co-produced it with Tom Beaujour (Nada Surf, The Virgins). Download album track "Running Start" above and stream it below. You can buy the album on eMusic and stream it on Spotify.
The physical version of the album is coming out March 6 via Kiam Records as a CD digipick, white vinyl, and a limited edition hand-stamped CD. The limited edition CD is available now at the Kiam webstore and pre-orders will be available soon for the regular CD/LP.
Jennifer is going on tour in support of the physical release this March with Tim Foljahn, who recorded on her new album, and has his own album coming out on March 6 via Kiam, titled Songs For An Age of Extinction. Download the track "New Light" from that album above and stream it below.
Their tour hits NYC on March 2 at Cake Shop with Ma'am and March 4 at Union Pool, but Tim Foljahn is not listed on the Union Pool date. Kleenex Girl Wonder and Amy Bezunartea, who sang on the new album and will also sing live with Jennifer, open that show instead.
All dates and streams below...
Kaia Wilson & Jennifer O'Connor
Move over Palomar, it's singer-songwriter Jennifer O'Connor's turn to start bringing special guests like Charles Bissell to special residency shows at new Brooklyn venue the Rock Shop. Jennifer writes...
"I am going to be hosting and performing in a monthly songwriter's series called Tower of Song that will take place on the second Tuesday of every month in 2011.The first "Tower of Song" show takes place this Tuesday, January 11th, with Chris Brokaw (Come, The New Year), Amy Bezunartea (Clint Michigan), and Tim Foljahn (Two Dollar Guitar, Cat Power) (tickets are on sale). February 8th's show will feature Charles Bissell (The Wrens), Kendall Meade (Mascott), and Richard Baluyut (Versus) (tickets are on sale).
Each month I will invite three other songwriter's to join me and we will get together at the Rock Shop and each play a handful of songs and talk about our songwriting processes a little bit and collaborate and maybe play a cover or two. I think it's going to make for a really interesting night of music, especially for those interested in the "song" as an art form and maybe learning about how different folks write. I, for one, am totally excited to see what comes from it."
Jennifer, as she explained above, will also be playing at each show. She is also working a new record which she hopes to "have out some time later this year." Flyers, and a video of Jennifer covering "Waterfalls" with Clint Assay, Andrew Singer and Amy Bezbelow at Joe's Pub on December 15th, below...