Video :: Two New Music Videos from Oryx + Crake

Check out these two new videos from Atlanta’s Oryx + Crake. They are absolutely beautiful and inspiring, Oryx + Crake’s music.

First up, “Open Your Eyes.” This video is sort of a day in the life of about 50 Atlantans hard at work. It was edited by Aaron Byrd and produced by Chronicle.

Second video is for the track “Unbound.” This video was produced and edited by Max Blau. It’s an awesome look at Atlanta’s graffiti.

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RECORD STORE DAY :: Criminal Records – Atlanta, GA Sat. 4/16

It’s that time of year again, Record Store Day. If you are in the Atlanta area you should stop by Criminal Records for some fantastic releases and even better live acts. Check it out below (from Criminal Records’ Facebook event):

Record Store Day at Criminal Records is a free and all-ages event, with ample entertainment for all ages. The store will be open from 10AM until midnight on Saturday, April 16th. Link to the press release for additional information –> http://recordstoreday.tuneportals.com/Event/37747

LIVE MUSIC STARTS AT 2 pm! This event is free and all-ages! Please note, these times are subject to change.

2pm — AKUYOU
The ugly beauty of Swans, the Bad Seeds and PJ Harvey. Uncompromising and confrontational. Awesome. This band features a former Criminal Records staffer.
http://akuyou.com/

3pm — ORYX & CRAKE
Oryx and Crake produces beautifully crafted orchestral rock that mixes with their story telling to create a truly unique sound. I might hear Broken Social Scene and Arcade Fire because each band has so much going on with their sound, but they seem to bring it all together so well.
http://www.oryxandcrakeband.com/

5pm — THE DB’S
Record Store Day exclusive show with an all-new dB’s 7″ single!!! This limited edition 45rpm single features “Picture Sleeve” (co-written by Chris Stamey and Peter Holsapple) and “Write Back” on the flipside (Will Rigby’s first song with The dB’s). Both songs are from the forthcoming album — their first with the original four guys in thirty years.
http://thedbsonline.net/

6pm — HOLLY GOLIGHTLY
Ms. Golightly brings her mixture of ghostly blues, twangy shuffles, and all around two-step hotness to our store. If you miss this set, you’re a lost cause.
http://hollygolightly.com/

7pm — FAN MODINE
Fan Modine return with another exclusive and VERY limited edition Record Store Day release, producing their forthcoming album in a hand-made, limited edition of 100 for the special day. “Gratitude For The Shipper” will be available on thick 150g double vinyl, while supplies last. For fans of that music that you like, like the dB’s.
http://fanmodine.com/1/

8pm — BRITISH SEA POWER
Supporting their concert the following night (Sunday, April 17th, at the EARL), British Sea Power stop by the store for an intimate in-store set. The band is celebrating Record Store Day in Atlanta (and all over the U.S.) while their fans back home celebrate RSD with a UK-only double 7″ called “Living Is So Easy.” It’s okay though — for those in attendance at the in-store, Criminal Records was able to secure copies of this limited single. We’re the only store in the U.S. that will have them. They are also playing at The EARL on Sunday, April 17, for tickets go here –> http://www.ticketalternative.com/Events/13218.aspx
http://www.britishseapower.co.uk/

9pm — TURF WAR
Eric saw Turf War at SXSW and asked them to play Record Store Day as they walked off stage. That’s a solid reccomendation. If you like Creedence, you’ll like Turf War. You do like Creedence, don’t you?
http://turfwar.tumblr.com/

10pm — EMILY KEMPF
Fresh from breaking up her twenty-plus piece band Back Pockets, Creative Loafing’s Best Experimental Music Act of 2010, Emily returns to the stage to close out the celebration. This will be the one you tell your kids about, don’t pretend like you were there, you’re invited. Don’t miss this one.
http://clatl.com/cribnotes/archives/2011/03/27/back-pockets-are-gone-but-not-forever

RECORD STORE DAY LINKS:
http://www.recordstoreday.com/
http://twitter.com/recordstoreday
http://www.facebook.com/RecordStoreDay

This is an alphabetical list (by band) of 40 albums that basically live in my headphones. I couldn’t get enough of these when they were first released and I still can’t get enough.

Crush – Abe Vigoda

The Suburbs – Arcade Fire

Before Today – Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti

Teen Dream – Beach House

Magic Central – Breathe Owl Breathe

Black Teeth and Golden Tongues – Burnt Ones

Sleep Forever - Crocodiles

Halcyon Digest – Deerhunter

Silver – Eternal Summers

Stuck on Nothing – Free Energy

Play it Strange – The Fresh and The Onlys

Relayted – Gayngs

All Day – Girl Talk

Hippies – Harlem

That’s How We Burn – Jaill

Mare – Julian Lynch

This is Happening – LCD Soundsystem

Root to Ruin – Les Savy Fav

Gorilla Manor – Local Natives

Libraries – The Love Language

Memphis – Magic Kids

Nothing Hurts – Male Bonding

FORTRESS – Miniature Tigers

Big Echo – The Morning Benders

Oryx + Crake – Oryx + Crake

One of Us – Pomegrantes

Clinging to a Scheme – The Radio Dept.

Prism Eyes – Reading Rainbow

Treats – Sleigh Bells

Let It Sway – Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin

Wild Smile – Suckers

Nocturne of Exploded Crystal Chandelier - Sun Airway

Astro Coast – Surfer Blood

Innerspeaker – Tame Impala

The Monitor – Titus Andronicus

Forget – Twin Shadow

Contra – Vampire Weekend

King of the Beach - Wavves

Sand & Lines – Venice Is Sinking

Gemini – Wild Nothing

This list is part one of my four-part post regarding my favorite music of 2010. Stay tuned for my list of favorite 7″, 10″, and 12″ EPs and singles of 2010.

Best of 2010 :: so far

I’m not good at putting stuff in numerical order. Mainly because I can’t choose just one thing that I think is the best. So, here’s my list of favorite 2010 releases, so far.

Local Natives – Gorilla Manor

Julian Lynch – Mare

Surfer Blood – Astro Coast

Morning Benders – Big Echo

Free Energy – Stuck On Nothing

Beach House – Teen Dream

Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti – Before Today

Delta Spirit – History From Below

Wolf Parade – Expo 86

Sleigh Bells – Treats

Venice Is Sinking – Sand & Lines

Broken Social Scene – Forgiveness Rock Record

Wavves – King Of The Beach (Only available digitally, physical release August 3)

Tame Impala – Innerspeaker

Oryx + Crake – S/T

Delorean – Subiza

Golden Triangle – Double Jointer

Indian Jewelry – Totaled

Suckers – Wild Smile

Male Bonding – Nothing Hurts

Cults – Go Outside 7″ EP

Sunny Ali & The Kid – Try Harder EP

So there you have it. My list of releases I could listen to all day, everyday. And then some.
Curious about what’s to come? I anticipate Best Coast’s Crazy For You (July 27), Arcade Fire’s The Suburbs (August 3) and Les Savy Fav’s Root For Ruin (September 14) will be added to this growing list of favorites.