Artist spotlight: scrojo

This passed weekend NIVA (National Independent Venue Association) put on 36 live stream concerts with a diverse range of musical acts. Along with each act was a personalized poster from different artist. Jason Mraz’s poster really caught our attention with its bright colors that made it very appealing to the eye. The poster was designed by Scrojo who has also worked with such acts like Rae Sremmurd, Silversun Pickups, and The Chainsmokers. You can view more art from Scrojo below as well as check out all 36 posters NIVA has put up that you can purchase.

View more Scrojo Art Here

View / Purchase a NIVA poster Here

A TOOT AND A SNORE IN ’74

A Toot and a Snore in ’74 is a bootleg album of the only known recording session in which John Lennon and Paul McCartney played together after the break-up of the Beatles. First mentioned by Lennon in a 1975 interview, more details were brought to light in May Pang’s 1983 book, Loving John, and it gained wider prominence when McCartney made reference to the session in a 1997 interview. Discussing with Australian writer Sean Sennett in his Soho office, McCartney claimed the “session was hazy… for a number of reasons”.

Lennon is on lead vocal and guitar, and McCartney sings harmony and plays Ringo Starr’s drums. (Starr, who was recording with Nilsson at the time but not present at the session, complained at the next day’s recording session that “[McCartney] always messes up my drums!”) Stevie Wonder sings and plays electric piano, Linda McCartney is on organ, Pang plays tambourine, Nilsson provides vocals, Davis is on guitar, Freeman (who was producing Don McLean in the neighboring studio) fills in on bass, and Keys plays saxophone. Keys had been questioned on a number of times about the session, but he couldn’t recall any of it. [Source]

THAT DOG. TO RELEASE ‘TOTALLY CRUSHED OUTTAKES’ 7” ON MARCH 31ST

that dog. is set to release a limited edition 7” vinyl – Totally Crushed Outtakes – on March 31st, 2017 via Hello Records. Limited to 500 pieces in white vinyl, the 7” and other limited merch packages are available starting today, February 28th, here. Fans can also stream one of the tracks, “Ms. Wrong,” in anticipation of the release below!

that dog. was founded in Los Angeles by Anna Waronker (lead vox, guitar), TonyMaxwell (drums) and sisters Rachel Haden (bass, vox) and Petra Haden (violin, vox). Totally Crushed Outtakes were recorded in 1995 by Tom Grimley at Poop Alley in Los Angeles, CA. These were the first recordings of “MsWrong,” “Silently,” and “OneSummer Night” and have never before been released. The band ended up re-recording these songs for the album Totally Crushed Out.

“Silently” was initially recorded as an acoustic song with banjo and pedal steel guitar. Label mate and frequent touring and recording buddy Beck played the banjo. Ironic intrigue alert: unbeknownst to Beck, Anna wrote this song about him! Childhood friend of Tony and Anna and frequent Beck guitarist Smokey Hormel played the pedal steel guitar. Also recorded during those sessions was the final track “Punk Rock Lobster,” which features a guest appearance by Benett Rogers and captures the behind-the-scenes fun that dog. had recording with Grimley at his studio/loft. Make sure to listen for added background ambience courtesy of the noisy car repair shop next door. 

Be sure to take a listen to “Ms. Wrong” from the Totally Crushed Outtakes by that dog. and check out pre-order bundles now!


TWIN PEAKS: FIRE WALK WITH ME SOUNDTRACK ON VINYL

I just ordered this. So psyched!

Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack 2XLP

Music by Angelo Badalamenti
Artwork by Sam Smith
Layout & Design by Jay Shaw

Director-approved artwork
Composer-approved audio
Sleeve notes By film critic Mark Kermode
Vinyl re-master by Tal Miller at Warner Archives
Laquers cut by David Cheppa at Plush Vinyl
2 x 180G Cherry Pie vinyl
425gsm Gatefold sleeve housed inside a bespoke black die cut outer jacket with black spot varnish finish, complete with obi strip.

Tracklist:
Theme From Twin Peaks – Fire Walk With Me (6:40)
The Pine Float (3:58)
Sycamore Trees (3:52)
Don’t Do Anything (I Wouldn’t Do) (7:17)
A Real Indication (5:31)
Questions In A World Of Blue (4:50)
The Pink Room (4:02)
The Black Dog Runs At Night (1:45)
Best Friends (2:12)
Moving Through Time (6:41)
Montage From Twin Peaks – Girl Talk / Birds In Hell / Laura Palmer’s Theme / Falling (5:27)
The Voice Of Love (3:55)

RICK ALVIN

“Same person behind the musical project “Alvin Band” which I’ve released a few albums under that name. Decided to change the name simply to my own name, Arron Carter style. Plus its a solo project so it’s not even a band. Lets see what else… I’ve been watching the Indiana Jones films this week and I gotta say I just love them so much.” Last Crusade” is my personal favorite. I was never breast fed.” – Rick Alvin

Honestly, one of my favorite people of all time. This guy consistently puts out the craziest, most diverse music around. It’s awesome and you need to hear it.

P.S. He also creates his own artwork!

VINYL ME, PLEASE.

I signed up for Vinyl Me, Please. over a year ago and I absolutely love it. They celebrate one incredible vinyl record every month and send an exclusive pressing of it right to your door. My favorite so far has to be this amazing version of Weezer’s, Pinkerton. In addition to the music, they also include an original 12×12 album-inspired art print and a paired cocktail recipe to sweeten the deal even more.

If you sign up, we both get a $10 VMP account credit for use in the member store or account renewals.