Uncut gives Wilderness 8/10, calling the album “terrific.”
Culture heavy-hitter PaperMag premiered a new, non-LP Speck Mountain track called Lies. The track will be available on iTunes later this week. Listen below!
“We’re happy to unveil non-LP b-side Lies, which pulls off the old Velvet Underground trick (perhaps derived from Indian raga) of building tension between a battering-ram bassline and a one-note high-end drone.” - PaperMag
Renowned French culture and fashion magazine Purple premiered the film collaboration of Speck Mountain x Jem Goulding x Gael Foucher. They share a heartbreaking story about collaborator Gael Foucher and the process of how this film came together. Watch the video below. Read the full story here.
“A symbolic song sent to [Jem] Goulding by Speck Mountain…making the project one of fated synchronicity and the unknown.” - Purple
The announcement today of the summer Downtown Sound series at Millenium Park’s Pritzker Pavilion brings great news for Carrot Top Records! Speck Mountain kicks off the summer with Sharon Van Etten on June 3rd, and The Handsome Family will be celebrating their new release Wilderness by playing a free show with Azita on July 22nd.
Full Downtown Sound Schedule
Mondays, 6:30pm (headliners first)
May 27: Lee Ranaldo Band, Marc Ribot’s Ceramic Dog
June 3: Sharon Van Etten, Speck Mountain
June 10: An evening with Glen Hansard featuring Lisa Hannigan and members of the Frames
June 17: Daniel Lanois, Brokeback
June 24: Carolina Chocolate Drops, Angela James
July 1: Lee Fields & the Expressions, Theo Huff & the Platinum Band
July 8: Dawes, the Cairo Gang
July 15: Fatoumata Diawara, Alasdair Roberts and friends
July 22: The Handsome Family, Azita
July 29: Dessa, Psalm One
“Brett and Rennie Sparks release a new album and suddenly the world is a better place”
Katie Kapuza used appx. 1100 watercolor still images to make the video for Megan Reilly & John Wesley Harding‘s track “Old Man & the Bird.” The Chicago International Movie & Music Festival (CIMMFest) has announced that it will be presenting the video as part of its program April 18-21, 2013. Congrats Katie!
New Speck Mountain dates added!
11. March 2013 :: The Empty Bottle :: Chicago, IL w/ Psychic Ills and Follakzoid
27. April 2013 :: Cameo Gallery :: Brooklyn, NY w/ Lazy Eyes and Modern Rivals
15. May 2013 :: Sunset Tavern :: Seattle, WA
22. May 2013 :: Hemlock Tavern :: San Francisco, CA
23. May 2013 :: Bootleg Bar :: Los Angeles, CA
25. May 2013 :: Permanent Records In-Store :: Los Angeles, CA