erosandtheeschaton

As a musician and music lover, it’s easy to be swept away by the chaotic allure of South by Southwest, an annual music festival in Austin, TX. The promise of Something-is-Happening-Now-in-Your-Town is a gift to experience palpably and one to bring home. If you’re already feeling the buzz back where you live, SXSW is extra honey to add to the pot when you get back. (I think Neil Young called that a Honey Slide.) There’s no way you can be in Austin for a week and not feel inspired to pick some of the zing up off the street and cram it into the back of your van with the rest of your gear. The excitement of 40,000 extra arts lovers in one place is hard to shake. Read more… (via South by Southwest: Colorado Bands Find Inspiration in Austin — Colorado Collective) View Larger

As a musician and music lover, it’s easy to be swept away by the chaotic allure of South by Southwest, an annual music festival in Austin, TX. The promise of Something-is-Happening-Now-in-Your-Town is a gift to experience palpably and one to bring home. If you’re already feeling the buzz back where you live, SXSW is extra honey to add to the pot when you get back. (I think Neil Young called that a Honey Slide.) There’s no way you can be in Austin for a week and not feel inspired to pick some of the zing up off the street and cram it into the back of your van with the rest of your gear. The excitement of 40,000 extra arts lovers in one place is hard to shake. Read more… (via South by Southwest: Colorado Bands Find Inspiration in Austin — Colorado Collective)


The story of Eros and the Eschaton is summed up like this: real life couple, Kate Perdoni and Adam Hawkins, fell in love, have kid, tour the US in a motorhome, land in North Carolina, then make beautiful music together. The music they create is incredibly hard to pigeon-hole. It’s part folksy indie rock, part orchestral synth. It’s epic, but still inspirational. It’s a lot of things, and all of them original. ‘Home Address for Civil War’ is quite an astonishing piece of work.

— Album review via ISSUU - Manual Dexterity Music Zine Winter 2013-14 by Adam S


BAR/NONE – LABELFOKUS

Das Label Bar/None wurde 1986 gegründet – und zwar, als ein gewisser Ire mit Piratensender-Background bei einem Bier in Hoboken (New Jersey) auf einen der frühen Indie-Rocker getroffen ist. Der Ire meinte: “Let’s put out the best records… bar none [ohne Ausnahme]” – das Label war geboren. Das erste Release war von besagtem Indie-Rocker. Das zweite von They Might Be Giants. Und das war erst der Anfang für Bar/None. In den folgenden Jahren arbeitete das Label mit Künstlern wie Yo La Tengo, The Feelies und Freedy Johnston. Außerdem förderte es Space Age Bachelor Pad Music, den Sound des Langley School Music Project und die ersten Meisterwerke von Of Montreal. Später veröffentlichte Bar/None das postume Album von Alex Chilton sowie neue Alben von jungen Künstlern wie The Front Bottoms, Ezra Furman (Foto) und Eros And The Eschaton. Und es wird noch viel kommen.

Bar/None – Labelfokus