When Tobias was playing very intimate house shows last fall, well before his debut album Goon was even announced, the Pitchfork TV crew tagged along and captured those those magical shows where people were hearing all the new songs for the first time.
Today they released a very in-depth documentary on Tobias entitled Goon and it’s a very intimate look back at those very early shows and his life in LA. It’s wonderful. Please take the time to check it out.
Earlier this morning Tanlines premiered their latest and greatest music video for Highlights’ highlight track “Palace” which is a MUST WATCH on 80 levels. Urban Outfitters has a behind-the-scenes look at the filming of the video which features a stellar cast which includes Natasha Lyonne, Alex Karpovsky, Leo Fitzpatrick, Ben Sinclair and many more. For real, this video is a joy and all parties are very excited to share this with you today. #choosewisely #palacediner #TANLINES
Earlier this morning Tobias Jesso Jr. shared the incredible Alternate Version of instant Goon classic “Without You” featuring a full strings section. Tobias says:
The first time I heard a string section on “Without You” was when I played the song on Conan. Me and Ariel [Rechtshaid], who produced the song, both had strings in mind when we originally recorded, but weren’t able to put them on the album due to time and budget constraints. I’ve never been a big fan of alternate versions, but I’ve made an exception this time, simply because it’s hard for me to hear the song any differently since that performance.
TINT is the banner name for the omniversal sonic explorations by guitarist and tonemaker Zane Morris. My New Murex will be TINT‘s opening statement, a three-track 12″ for True Panther that incorporates Morris’s wide embrace of counterpointing musical traditions and disparate compositional techniques. Unlike many avant and new-ageist forays into instrumental music, it’s evident from the start (cue opener “Nine Notes”) that TINT achieves endpoint bliss not through through melodic meandering, but through careful playing, technical tinkering and handcrafted tuneful intervention. In this way, My New Murex is a musical experience above all else.
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Today is a great day. Tanlines’ new album Highlights is officially available in fine record stores, digital outlets and hearts everywhere. For those lucky enough to be in Los Angeles today, but sure to stop by Amoeba Hollywood at 6pm PST for a free/all-ages performance.