Monday, November 7, 2011

Wilco's Stop-Motion 'Art of Almost' Vid at The Ryman, Theatre Intangible Episode Feat. Dave Cloud, Preview/Pre-Order Umbrella Tree's Latest [Media Bits]

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* Anyone who caught even one installment of Wilco's two-night stand with Nick Lowe at The Ryman last month — The Spin was there on Night 2, as you'll recall — can attest to just how stunning Wilco's set-up was. Well, The Ryman just posted a stop-motion video of Wilco — "from load-in to load-out," as they put it — at their Mother Church gigs. The footage is accompanied by Wilco's song "Art of Almost" and was shot by Richie Wireman. [HT: No Country for New Nashville]

* We've mentioned Tony Youngblood and his combination blog-podcast Theatre Intangible on more than one occasion. As it happens, the 72nd episode of T.I. was also the podcast's "Fourth Annual Halloween Extravaganza" episode, and it features some especially weird contributions from local punk legend/folk hero Dave Cloud. As Youngblood puts it, "Dave recounts the haunting tale of the evil 22-year-old succubus who tempted him during his beach-front honeymoon." Also, I'm pretty certain I heard the phrase "shit-caked floors of a loveless marriage with no children" in there somewhere. It's kind of like if the Black Lodge scenes from Twin Peaks were set in Springwater, and Cloud portrayed The Man From Another Place. Enjoy!

* It's been a minute since we've heard from local indie-pop architects Umbrella Tree. They just finished working on their latest, To the Memory of a Once Great Man, and they're basically using Kickstarter as their pre-order platform. The record will be out on vinyl and via iTunes and Amazon in the spring, but everyone who pre-orders the record via Kickstarter will get it digitally on Dec. 1, plus a copy of the vinyl come spring. Umbrella Tree needs $1,000 by Dec. 1 for everything to go according to plan, and they're already past the halfway point. Watch their Kickstarter trailer after the jump. [HT: WOTT]

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