The latest installment of Adidas and Yours Truly’s “Songs from Scratch” project features Shlohmo and Jeremih! I’ve been waiting for this since Shlohmo remixed Jeremih half a year ago! Song and video below!
I can’t believe it’s been two years since I worked on a benefit show in LA with my friends over at Yours Truly. I’d been a fan of Blake Mills for a while so having him and girlfriend Danielle Haim involved was a dream.
So when my pals at YT let me know they just filmed Blake performing an unreleased track at Mollusk Surf Shop I was equal parts jealous and nostalgic. Blake’s reputation as a guitar legend often overshadows his songwriting, but I think that’s what he was made for. Watch, below.
Invisible Children - a non profit crew of artists, filmmakers, and visionaries dedicated to ending the longest-running war in Africa is at it again this year with another holiday benefit show hosted at the iconic Troubadour in Los Angeles.
Last year I had the honor of co-ordinating this benefit with my friends at Yours Truly, who helped me curate an all-star lineup of some of the biggest names in indie music: Cass McCombs, Guards, Mountain Man, Deer Tick, and Middle Brother. Not to get too hyperbolic but it was a dream, and one of my best memories of 2010. I remember sitting next to mega babe Rachel Bilson (of OC fame) watching Mountain Man, blinking out a few tears while trying to play it cool.
I’m really excited to announce that Booooooom and Yours Truly are joining forces on a project! I’ve been following their work for awhile now and I’m beaming just thinking about how cool this is gonna be!
If you’ve never seen their site before you’re in for a very unproductive morning! They’ve spent the past couple years convincing a whole slew of musicians to come and perform in their studio space. Little Dragon, Chromeo, The Morning Benders, Toro Y Moi, Local Natives, Mayer Hawthorne, the list of artists they’ve worked with is ridiculous.
I’ll tell you more about our project tomorrow but in the mean time give these guys a warm welcome, and check out a couple videos below!