At Home Anywhere

At Home Anywhere is building and distributing a completely free catalog of live studio recordings documenting the sounds of traveling musicians and bands. The series is recorded at The Fort, the 1200sq. ft. Bushwick, Brooklyn recording studio owned and run by engineer/producer Jim Bentley. Jim Bentley is the ears behind albums by Jennifer O’connor, Catfish Haven, Mascott, LD Beghtol, The Black Tie Party and numerous records for The Cougar Label.

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At Home Anywhere :: Locas In Love

Every so often, you go to a show not knowing who or what you’re going to see, and the pay off is royal. In this case, that payoff was Locas In Love… a band from Germany who I had never heard of and who happened to be in the US for just a few short days. They blew me away that night in that dingy little CakeShop basement.

It had been a long time since I’d randomly seen a band that drew me in quite as quickly as Locas In Love did. Especially considering the lyrical language barrier. I had no idea what the songs were about that night, and still, several months later, I still don’t really know. But, even though it is a little cliche, that is kinda that special thing about great music… you really never need to know. When the music can stand on its own, the words hardly matter at all.

So, for this episode of At Home Anywhere, we bring you four beautifully crafted songs from Cologne, Germany’s Locas In Love. They are a band that we feel very lucky to have seen… and, luckily for all of us, they were willing and able to get up early the next morning, on their last morning in town, and come out to deep Bushwick, Brooklyn and record some of their songs that had so blown our minds the night before.

At Home Anywhere is a podcast series where we will be bringing bands traveling through NYC into The Fort, a 1200 sq. ft. recording studio in Bushwick, Brooklyn to record a few tracks that we will then give to you for FREE. The songs were lovingly & fantastically mastered by Dave Roman at 4130 Mastering.

The tracks are:
01. Sachem
02. Moe Tucker
03. Ice Storm
04. To Get Things Straight

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More photos of Locas In Love after the jump. Buy their beautifully packaged album here.

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At Home Anywhere :: Bon Savants

At Home Anywhere returns from a overly extended hiatus to bring you three fantasmic new tracks from Boston’s Bon Savants! If you’re a newcomer to the sounds of Bon Savants, this is a great intro to their music… and a great reason to reach back in time and download a copy of their debut album Post-Rock Defends The Nation. They’re taking their sound to a new level with these new tracks, and we’re getting a first hand listen of what’s to come on their next album. Trust us when we say, you will be blown away by these melody filled, brit-pop influenced tracks. “Angel” finds the band in a mellow and dark spot, somewhere between Air & Spacehog. “Tidal Waves” kicks it up with some incredible hooks and an intensity that the band pulls off effortlessly. “One Point Shy” brings things back down for a slow build that can only be compared to the early swells on Weezer’s blue album or Pinkerton with lyrics that rival the best of anything that’s ever come out of Jarvis Cocker’s mouth. All in all, just three great tracks from a fantastic band.

If you’re as hooked on the Savants as we are, make sure to catch them LIVE at The Bellhouse in Brooklyn, NY this Thursday, July 9th, with Mia Riddle & Patrick Bower. The show, and the FREE Brooklyn Brewery Beer start at 7:30pm, and its only $5 to get in! Get there early!

At Home Anywhere is a podcast series where we will be bringing bands traveling through NYC into The Fort, a 1200 sq. ft. recording studio in Bushwick, Brooklyn to record a few tracks that we will then give to you for FREE. The songs were lovingly & fantastically mastered by Dave Roman at 4130 Mastering.

The tracks are:
01. Angel
02. Tidal Waves
03. One Point Shy

You have a few options for getting / hearing the podcast:

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  3. Download the Individual MP3 files.

Stay tuned for the next installment of At Home Anywhere with Germany’s Locas in Love. Another recording well worth the wait! More photos of Bon Savants after the jump.

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At Home Anywhere :: Paleo

At Home Anywhere is back for Round 3 with ultra prolific singer-songwriter, Paleo (David Strackany). The tracks were recorded back in October 2008 (I know, I know, we’re very behind) while Paleo was in town for a short stint during his ever constant tour schedule. The four tracks are each beautifully captured bare moments in time.  The performances showcase a complete openness that allows the music (and the artist) to be exposed in a most unsettling way. Extremely moving and wonderful tracks.

At Home Anywhere is a podcast series where we will be bringing bands traveling through NYC into The Fort, a 1200 sq. ft. recording studio in Bushwick, Brooklyn to record a few tracks that we will then give to you for FREE. The songs were lovingly & fantastically mastered by Dave Roman at 4130 Mastering.

The tracks are:
01. Forest for the Past, Future for the Trees
02. The Letter X
03. Mama Go Easy
04. Time Won’t Forget

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Stay tuned for Episode 4 with our favorite band from Boston, Bon Savants. More photos of Paleo after the jump.
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Dianogah’s qhnnnl gets reviewed on Pitchfork

Dianogah’s latest album qhnnnl got a great review on Pitchfork yesterday. Go check it out.

In September, we launched At Home Anywhere, our podcast series, with Dianogah. They came to Brooklyn and recorded three songs for us, one of which, “snowpants,” is on the new album. Go take a look at our recent post about it.

We are eagerly awaiting the returns from the election today. Fingers crossed!

Listen to a breaks b (from the album) here

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At Home Anywhere :: Catfish Haven

At Home Anywhere is back for Round 2 with Chicago Soul Rock power trio Catfish Haven.  The tracks were recorded on Oct 6, 2008 on the band’s tour in support of their new album Devastator (Out Now on Secretly Canadian).  We caught pretty spectacular, stripped down, versions of two tracks from the new album, “Every Day,” and “Blue Sun,” plus, a particularly killer version of a “Crazy For Leaving” from their previous album Tell Me (2006).

At Home Anywhere is a new podcast series where we will be bringing bands traveling through NYC into The Fort, a 1200 sq. ft. recording studio in Bushwick, Brooklyn to record a few tracks that we will then give to you for FREE.  The songs were lovingly mastered by Dave Roman at 4130 Mastering.

The tracks are:
01. Crazy For Leaving
02. Every Day
03. Blue Sun

You have a few options for getting / hearing the podcast:

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  3. Download the Individual MP3 files.
Stay tuned for Episode 3 where we bring you an individual who is about as devoted to the road as they come, Paleo. More photos of Catfish Haven after the jump. 

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At Home Anywhere :: Launches Today with Dianogah!



Launching today, At Home Anywhere is a new podcast series where we will be bringing bands traveling through NYC into The Fort, a 1200 sq. ft. recording studio in Bushwick, Brooklyn to record a few tracks that we will then give to you for FREE.

We are truly honored and excited to be kicking things off with three songs from Chicago’s post-rock trio Dianogah.  They are long time favorites of ours here at the label (we’ve been hooked ever since As Seen From Above came out in ’97) and we really couldn’t be happier to be starting things off with them.  The tracks were recorded on June 24, 2008 on the band’s U.S. tour in support of their new album qhnnnl (Out now on Southern Records) and feature Stephanie Morris of The Pawner’s Society on “Piñata” as well as on a fantastic cover of The Handsome Family’s “Stalled.”  It’s great great stuff.
 

The tracks are:
01. Piñata Oblongata
02. Snowpants
03. Stalled 

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We hope to bring you more episodes quite soon.  Stay tuned!
More photos of Dianogah after the jump.                  

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