Monday, January 25, 2010


1/28 LA
The Smell w/ Tearist, Bronze, and Abe Vigoda

1/29 SF
Amnesia w/ Tearist, Bronze

1/30 Portland
The Wail w/ Pete Swanson, Silver Interior, and Bronze

1/31 Seattle
The Black Lodge w/ Flexions, Bronze

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

We've compiled all of the flyers from our first year into a zine. And It comes with a cassette of a live set and a medley of unreleased demos. Edition of 100. If you would like a copy, paypal $12 US $15 outside US to

"Silk Flowers began in Autumn, 2008, bringing togeter Peter and Aviram of Soiled Mattress and the Springs and Ethan of Car Clutch. During their first year, the band released 2 7"s, an LP on Post Present Medium, a 12" EP on Captured Tracks, and played over 50 shows. For many of these shows, in collaboration with designer Jamil Azim, Aviram created posters; colorful, spooky, unique posters. This full color, 8 1/2" x 11" zine presents the first year of these posters, each reproduced on its own page. In addition, the zine includes an original, 11" x 17" poster from Silk Flowers west coast tour. The accompanying cassette presents exclusive recordings from this first year. The A side presents the full recording of Silk Flowers record release show, from July 2009, recorded professionally by Dan Hewitt. The B side is a 22 minute motorik collage, carefully culled from the bands massive library of practice space recordings. Edited together into a seamless whole, these snippets are transformed from nascent song ideas to a cohesive, hypnotic whole. Edition of 100." -Fusetron

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Kate McGarrigle R.I.P.

This is maybe the first music I remember hearing in my life, along with Simon & Garfunkel I guess. I think this song is so beautifully sad I've never been able to listen to it in my life without crying, but today it has a different weight.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Break My Stride Part II

"There is something proud and exalted about him, but also something incomprehensible and almost inhuman. Why in the world do all thee people, copyists and calculators, indeed even girls in the bloom of youth, go through the selfsame entryway into the selfsame building just in order to scribble away, try out pens, calculate and wave their arms about, study and blow their noses, sharpen pencils and carry papers about in their hands? Do they do so out of pleasure or under duress, and are they conscious of performing some sensible fruitful activity?"

-Robert Walser, The Tanners p. 65

Monday, January 4, 2010

Ante Up

Happy New Year! Did you look at all the top ten lists of the decade? Did M.O.P.'s "Ante Up" win every single one? I hope so. To prove the eternal relevance of that song, please watch the following two videos that I was encouraged to watch in the last couple days, the first on December 31st and the second on January 1st. Thank you Fred, thank you Nate....