PaperMag premiere new Speck Mountain track “Lies”

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

Purple premieres film collaboration between Speck Mountain x Jem Goulding x Gael Foucher

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

Carrot Top Records bands showcase at Millennium Park

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

“Old Man & the Bird” Directed by Katie Kapuza at Chicago International Movie & Music Festival

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!

Megan Reilly – Old Man and the Bird from katie kapuza on Vimeo.

Speck Mountain add West coast dates & more

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

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