Aspera: Sugar & Feathered
Aspera Ad Astra: Insound Tour Support Series #4
: The Shield Around the K
Produced and directed by Heather Rose Dominic, THE SHIELD AROUND THE K documents the first two decades of the inspiring birth and growth of the punk rock DIY record label, K Records, a record label whose lo-fi credibility has never been compromised. Based in Olympia, WA, co-founders Calvin Johnson & Candice Pedersen are interviewed along with over 20 K artists and peers including Mecca Normal, Lois, Rose Melberg, Ian MacKaye, Slim Moon, Dean Wareham and more. THE SHIELD AROUND THE K als features performances by Calvin Johnson's legendary Beat Happening, as well as rare footage from the International Pop Underground Festival footage with performances by Fugazi, Beat Happening, Mecca Normal and others.
: Why Should The Devil Have All The Good Music?
Guided by fans, musicians, observers and critics from within the Christian music scene as well as the "secular" world, Why Should the Devil Have All the Good Music? tackles the artistic, religious and cultural implications of the burgeoning independent Christian rock movement. Maintaining an impartial eye, first-time directors Vickie Hunter and Heather Whinna have created a "thoughtful picture of a community that's often been cynically mocked in the mainstream media." (Bob Mehr, Chicago Reader)
Ativin: Pills Vs. Planes
Oneida: Caesar's Column (remixes)
Oneida are a fascinating and frighteningly intense band, mixing distorted electronics with a fluent, dynamic rhythm section. They were formed in 1997 in Brooklyn, New York, and have been a mainstay of the underground scene there ever since, recording numerous cult records over the years, constantly touring America and Europe with their various line ups. The band like to be compared to ESG, Moondog and The Incredible String band, but have actually been compared to Faust, Pere Ubu, the Boredoms, the Butthole Surfers. This 12" remix album on Rough Trade includes the original album version (from Secret Wars) and four remixes by their NYC underground compadres, including hip NYC producer Nicolas Vernhes (of Fischerspooner, Black Dice, Fiery Furnaces fame), Phil Manley (of Trans Am) and The Liars (Mute Records).