Archive for July, 2009

BARBERSHOP E.P. {AUGUST 2009}

July 31, 2009

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BARBERSHOP E.P. {AUGUST 2009}

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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

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“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!