“On June 1, 2012 Wild Kindness Records will release Sunshine Off the Tracks: A Benefit for GEMS. Girls Educational & Mentoring Services (GEMS) is a New York-based organization designed to serve females, ages 12-24, who have experienced commercial sexual exploitation and domestic trafficking. GEMS’ mission is to empower girls and young women to exit the commercial sex industry and develop their full potential. Sunshine Off the Tracks features contributions from a wide array of independent musicians and record labels.”
So many sweet bands working for a great cause. Keep an eye out for it this summer!
Here’s a video of Angelo Spencer et Les Hauts Sommets playing a couple of songs on a boat, part of a new web-series called Fishing With Clyde. After the song, there’s a discussion of bees and peanuts, as well as George Washington Carver—or just “Carve” to his friends. There’s even a puppet show, featuring the voice of Karl Blau!
I CANNOT stop playing ‘Tanger, Tanger’ after hearing Angelo Spencer play it live Thursday night. Uh, his band was AMAZING. For real. It was an awkward dance space and STILL people were dancing. Click & enjoy, from me to you.
PS My job is the coolest.
(Ang with K artists Ben Kapp (drummer) & Kendl Winter (singer/songwriter) at ‘Community Print’ studio—-letter pressin’ album covers!)
The Olympia house that Ben Kapp lived in went up in flames early this past Monday morning. Ben and his housemates (Kevin, Jonah, Justin, and Richie) escaped without harm, but the house and everything in it was totally destroyed. These guys are now houseless with the clothes on their backs and nothing else (and they’d be even further up shit creek if not for the American Red Cross). But they lost EVERYTHING - and could use as much help as possible to get their lives back to normal.
If you’d like to donate clothing for adult males, household items, mixtapes, keepsakes, or anything else, they can be dropped off at 802 Jefferson St. SE between 11am-5pm M-Th. All donations will be passed along to Ben ASAP. Further questions can be directed to the K Mail Order Dept. Special thank you to Angelo Spencer for this idea.
Hey! What The Heck Fest is coming up! Have you bought your tickets yet? You can do that HERE.
Here are some of the bands who will be there to delight you:
Wyrd Visions Ben & Bruno Earth Angelo Spencer et les Hauts Sommets For The Birds LAKE Arrington de Dionyso’s Malaikat dan Singa Takhoma Laura Leif Bitpart Broken Water Sam Lohmann The Drink Up Honey D+ Lovers Without Boarders Mount Eerie Ô Paon Mecca Normal Thrones Brave Irene the Zaps