Archive for July, 2009


July 31, 2009




1) Barbershop*

2) Camera Girl**

*”Barbershop” was written by Blake Charleton & Akudama. Bass played by Jay Goodman. Recorded & mixed by Calvin Pia at Danbro Studios, Brooklyn. Mastered by Kevin Siwoff.

**”Camera Girl” was written by Blake Charleton & Akudama. Featuring Gina Cimmelli of Gina’s Picture Show on backing vocals. Bass played by Blake Charleton. Recorded & mixed by Calvin Pia. Mastered by Kevin Siwoff.

© 2009 Akudama


“Out Again” Video

July 16, 2009

Coinciding with the Feast of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel and San Paolino festival happening this week in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, here is the [admittedly overdue] video for our [mucho-old] song “Out Again”. It features footage from last year’s festival of the same irritatingly-long namesake, where Blake wore a Sargent Peppers jacket and almost threw up on the tea-cup ride.

Directed by Zachary Robbins and edited by Anthony Subietas, this video was shot over a friggin year-and-a-half (2007-2008) between original hometown of Weston, CT and Brooklyn, NY where we now call home. Featuring Eli Silverman as “bass player”, while the recording features original player-of-bass, Matt Weber. Needless to say, both the video and the song are far-from-current, but that doesn’t make it any less RIVETING! Enjoy.

Straight from the Lord

July 16, 2009

This is what happens when you let Leann Rime’s pilates instructor, in a Chewbacca induced K-hole, get behind the trumpet.

A.C. run in – in BK, yeauh

July 10, 2009

Calvin and I (Cayce) were walking into Danbro studios in Bushwick a few months back to test some mics for the Sun recording, when we noticed a jam we dug playing faintly out of a boom box in the back room. We turned a corner to find curtain walls constructed in a half-circle, with faceless characters dressed in draping drabs dancing beneath. The song that played was of common knowledge, and I could only assume this was a music video by a student (not something of the professional nature.) So we went about our business in our rehearsal space, and came back down a couple hours later. This time, as we turned the corner, we see Avey Tare sitting down with one other human being at a plastic table just outside the shoot. I’m already feeling like a tween, heart thumping, knees shakin’, like from Dolby surround sound.

And so we approach the dudes, asking the simple question “… so what are you guys doing over here?” … Now you may be thinkin’ I’m a Tyrannosaurus-tard for asking the obvious, but that one question lead to a ten minute conversation that was just… just great! Dudeman was as modest as can be, inquiring equally about me and my brother’s endeavors as us about Panda Bear’s and his.

I walked away that day feeling like I had met one of my heroes, and to have the experience be what it was, I feel very fulfilled and grateful.

So now, what made me tell you this absolutely boring story is the fact that I just found the Animal Collective “Summertime Clothes” music video on Youtube. It’s mediocre! Enjoy!