There might be some pre-conceived notions about what constitutes water cooler conversation at an indie label, but I have to tell you that it’s basically the same old shit. There’s enough fantasy baseball and fantasy football to keep my eyes rolling for most of the year, but I am happy to report that the majority of my co-workers love all the same television programming that I do.
Jagjaguwar messed up, you guys.
Brooklyn Vegan put together one hell of a benefit to help the earthquake victims in Haiti, and we probably should have hopped on a plane right as soon as we heard about it and high-tailed it over to the Music Hall of Williamsburg. We didn’t, and here is what we missed:
Next Thursday, Justin Vernon of Bon Iver and Chris Rosenau of Volcano Choir will be performing at the New York Guitar Festival. Justin and Chris have completed two sets of guitar music to accompany two films by Charlie Chaplin – One AM and Easy Street. I caught up with Chris this week to see how the music is coming.
So you’re going to Eau Claire this weekend to finish up stuff?
Yep. We have everything written at this point, now we just need to polish it all up.
How did you go about composing for the films?
Justin was gone so much of 2009 we decided it was best to have me take a crack at a film, just kind of feel it out. So, it started this summer with me watching a bunch. Nothing struck me right away. Chaplin is nuts, but finally I settled on ONE AM. I wrote some skeletal stuff for Justin and I to begin to work on.
Phoenix, AZ - The Crescent Ballroom w/ The Cloak Ox
Los Angeles, CA - Fonda Theater w/ The Cloak Ox
San Diego, CA - House of Blues w/ The Cloak Ox
San Francisco, CA - The Filmore w/ The Cloak Ox
Portland, OR - Wonder Ballroom w/ The Cloak Ox
Vancouver, BC - Commodore Ballroom w/ The Cloak Ox
Seattle , WA - Neptune Theatre w/ The Cloak Ox
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