On March 6, Brooklyn’s Kodacrome will release The Banff Sessions. The five-song EP finds vocalist Elissa LeCoque and keyboardist Ryan Casey expanding on their analog-synth-based sound by adding orchestral instruments to the mix. “Tender Exit” proves how hauntingly powerful this combination can be.
“Kodacrome had just received a grant to record a piano-redux EP at the Banff Centre in Canada,” says LeCoque. “We engineered a kernel of [‘Tender Exit’] in a sort of sketch format on just piano and upright bass while we were there, and later returned to NYC to arrange and layer in strings and clarinet. The finished song features grand piano, cello, viola, violin, bass clarinet and subtle analog synth pads.”
We’re proud to premiere the gorgeous, black-and-white, Alexander Christenson-directed video for “Tender Exit” today on magnetmagazine.com. Check it out now.
We hope you had a happy Thanksgiving. Now that you’re awake again following your post-meal nap and the Falcons/Saints game is almost over, it’s time to celebrate with a song from MAGNET hero Ray Davies. Here’s a solo live clip of “Thanksgiving Day” from 2005. Read our cover-story Q&A with Ray done by Yo La Tengo’s Ira Kaplan:
On October 4, Daniel Martin Moore will release ninth album Never Look Away (SofaBurn). In the past, the Kentucky singer/songwriter has collaborated with the like of Jim James, Ben Sollee, Joan Shelley and others. On Never Look Away, Moore’s main partner in crime is producer/multi-instrumentalist Seth Kauffman (Floating Action), with whom basic tracks were recorded in North Carolina before Moore took them back home with him to flesh them out and finish them with a little help from his friends.
This collaborative spirit is definitely apparent on side-one closer “Lay A Wreath,” whose video we’re proud to premiere today on magnetmagazine.com. Says Moore, “This song and video are a broad-ranging collaboration between many artists I admire. Seth co-produced and played drums and bass. Scott Moore and Charlie Patton played the strings that soar and soar. And musician/artist Jeremy Ylvisaker—and his children, Max and Jonny—made this memory-like video. I hope y’all enjoy what we’ve done.”
We hope y’all do, too. Check out “Lay A Wreath” now, and if you find yourself in the Bluegrass State next month, check out Moore on one of his handful of dates there.