Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Best Coast: The Only Place download

Pre-order the brand new Best Coast album 'The Only Place' directly from Wichita Recordings here: http://shop.wichita-recordings.com/Bundle.aspx.
On May 14, 2012, Best Coast will release their highly anticipated new album The Only Place. This follow-up to 2010’s acclaimed Crazy For You finds the proudly Southern Californian duo of Bethany Cosentino and Bobb Bruno maturing in both their sound and perspective. While Crazy For You was a nostalgic tribute to teenage feelings, The Only Place finds front woman Cosentino starting a transition into adulthood. “I’m trying really hard to grow up,” she says. “I’m trying to let go of my bad habits and the immature things I still drag around with me.” Of course this adjusting comes with uncertainty and self-doubt, two feelings at the emotional center of an album that also features a love song to her home state of California in the title track. All encompassed in the memorable album cover, derived from a 1913 sheet music illustration paying homage to the golden state.
As with all of Best Coast’s previous recordings, on The Only Place Cosentino handles all songwriting, lyrics, vocals and rhythm guitar, while multi-instrumentalist Bobb Bruno plays lead guitar, bass and drums. What’s new this time is their decision to work with producer and composer Jon Brion. A revered figure in the music world, Brion has collaborated with artists including Fiona Apple and Kanye West and created the scores for such films as Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind and Punch-Drunk Love. Recorded at Capitol Records’ famed Studio B, The Only Place features a cleaner and richer sound than other Best Coast releases. Many of the songs’ arrangements are detailed with subtle percussion and unexpected instrumentation. Intricate but never overworked, the biggest change from previous releases is how it showcases Cosentino’s voice, this time letting it ring clear, unhidden by distortion and reverb.
The Only Place track listing
1.The Only Place
2. Why I Cry
3. Last Year
4. My Life
5. No One Like You
6. How They Want Me To Be
7. Better Girl
8. Do You Love Me Like You Used To
9. Dreaming My Life Away
10. Let's Go Home
11. Up All Night

Best Coast will be touring extensively this summer, including UK shows in June.
Best Coast UK Tour
6/16 Glasgow @ Garage
6/17 Manchester @ HMV Ritz
6/18 Birmingham @ Academy
6/20 London @ SBE
6/21 Brighton @ Coalition
6/22 Isle of Wight Festival
Released by: Wichita Recordings 
Release date: May 14, 2012 

Monday, March 12, 2012

The Tree House

Scandinavian based Architectural Company Tham & Videgård Arkitekter, take the idea of a Treehouse to the next level and beyond with the MirrorCube. Inspired by Jonas Selberg Augustsen film ”The Tree Lover”, their quest to create a design something that offered people a chance to experience nature amongst the tree-tops was born. The Mirrorcube is the flagship creation of Treehotel, a series of outdoor housing which combines sustainability, art and efficiency. From a good distance, the Mirrorcube would be pretty hard to locate as its outer walls are constructed from reflective spy glass coated with infrared film making it visible to animals and birds but invisible to human eyes. It can be mounted in existing trees or custom made anchoring systems. The interior is made completely from natural wood in a variety of shades with custom made furniture, textiles and lighting.

Foolish Games

You took your coat off and stood in the rain.
You were always crazy like that.
I watched from my window I always felt I was outside looking in on you.
You were always the mysterious one with dark eyes and careless hair
You were fashionably sensitive, but too cool to care 
then you stood in my doorway, with nothing to say besides some comment on the weather. 
You were always brilliant in the morning smoking your cigarettes, talking over coffee.
Your philosophies on art, Baroque moved you, 
you loved Mozart and you'd speak of your loved ones as I clumsily strummed my guitar. 
Excuse me, think I've mistaken you for somebody else somebody who gave a damn somebody more like myself....Well in case you failed to notice, in case you failed to see, this is my heart bleeding before you, this is me down on my knees. These foolish games are tearing me apart your thoughtless words are breaking my heart. You're breaking my heart