Arts & Crafts


On May 22, Arts & Crafts will release Stars experiment album, Do You Trust Your Friends? Do You Trust Your Friends? is a collection of re-mixes, re-interpretations and re-imaginings of Set Yourself On Fire.


Would you let your friends redecorate your apartment, or do your homework for you? Would you let them buy your clothes or groceries? Would you leave them in charge of your kids? And if you did, what would they change? Does one of them secretly think you wear too much blue, or eat too much yogurt? If you let them rearrange your house, would they just slap a new coat of paint on the wall, or would they gut the whole damn place and start again? If you made a pop record, and then gave it to them to make again, what would they do to it? – Dead Child Star

Tracklist:
your ex-lover is dead (final fantasy)
set yourself on fire (montag)
ageless beauty (the most serene republic)
reunion (jason collett)
the big fight (minotaur shock)
what i’m trying to say pt. 1 (the dears)
what i’m trying to say pt. 2 (the dears)
one more night (apostle of hustle)
Click here to stream: sleep tonight (junior boys)
the first five times (the russian futurists)
he lied about death (metric)
celebration guns (camouflage nights with kevin drew)
soft revolution (the stills)
calendar girl (young galaxy)

If you were making a mix for our readers, what would be the first three songs you’d select?
The Besnard Lakes “Disaster”
The Staples Singers “I’m Coming Home”
Aphrodite’s Child “The Four Horsemen”

Name any musical influence(s)?
The Jesus and Mary Chain
Stevie Nicks
David Bowie
Alexander “Skip” Spence
The Band


What new music are you currently listening to?
Boris with Michio Kurihara “Rainbow”
The Clipse “Hell Hath No Fury”
Tim Hecker “Harmony in Ultraviolet”

Name a band (current or defunct) that would be your dream act to open for on a major tour?
Fleetwood Mac

Who, if anyone, would you like to collaborate with?
Lindsay Buckingham and Kevin Shields, hopefully at the same time

Tell us something about you that we can’t find on Google.
We have lasers for eyes.

Band
MySpace

If you were making a mix for our readers, what would be the first three songs you’d select?
who are your readers? what do they like?
how about steve reich’s music for 18 musicians, unwind by the rosebuds, and any bob dylan theme time radio hour episode.

Name any musical influence(s)?
none, only literary.


What new music are you currently listening to?
none, except GoJoGo and the rosebuds and un, deux, trois. and caetano veloso.

Name a band (current or defunct) that would be your dream act to open for on a major tour?
none. except nick cave or dirty three

Who, if anyone, would you like to collaborate with?
i love collaborations. how about dylan? how about enrique morente? how bout sonic youth…..ok nick cave. alright, some crazy howling female banshee that lives at the bottem of a whiskey glass and hasnt been heard of yet.

Tell us something about you that we can’t find on Google.
my cats name.

Band
MySpace

Apostle of Hustle‚Äôs new album, National Anthem of Nowhere will release on March 6, 2007. Produced by Martin Kinack and Andrew Whiteman, National Anthem of Nowhere is the follow-up album to 2004’s Folkloric Feel.

If you’re not familiar with Apostle Of Hustle, we have a song from their new album on our playlist. Check it out!


Tracklisting:

My Sword Hand’s Anger
National Anthem of Nowhere
The Naked & Alone
Haul Away
Cheap Like Sebastien
iRafaga!
Chances Are
A Rent Boy Goes Down
Fast Pony for Victor Jara
Justine, Beckoning
Jimmy Scott is the Answer
NoNoNo

Download: Apostle Of Hustle – “My Sword Hand’s Anger”