I caught Breaking Away on the television at two AM about three years ago when I was living at home. I had never seen or heard of it but it was one of those perfect moments of the right film at the right insomnia-ridden time.
I just caught it again with a full theater in Portland and it was another perfect moment with the perfect person.
There will be a new Cemeteries song out and about next week that I wrote for a summer compilation that Kate and I are putting out.
The second Cemeteries record is pretty much done and I’ll share some release plans once I have any idea what they are (right now, I have no idea when or how it will be released).
I’m working pretty hard on a photography/lyric book to accompany the next record and if it turns out how I’m imagining it to turn out, it might be more exciting than the record itself.
Other than that I’m working a lot, re-watching a lot of terrible 90s/early 00s horror films from my childhood, trying to make new friends, reading The Shining and hoping that this summer is productive but relaxing and enjoyable.
I hope you’re doing well and please feel free to reach out if you aren’t (or even if you are).
In a wonderful moment of getting your musical peanut butter in my musical chocolate, Cemeteries have crafted a ghostly remix of Arrange's excellent single, “Stranger”. It certainly doesn't hurt that I've been a big fan of both Malcom Lacey's Arrange and Kyle Reigle's Cemeteries for quite some time now, but previous loves aside, this is a gorgeous take on an already special track. Lacey's original features more pronounced guitar line, giving it more of a glimmering melancholic delivery, which highlights the emotionally potent vocals. Here, on Reigle's remix all that is pulled back, allowing for a more haunting atmosphere to stand out - a minimalist heartbeat pushing through the track as waves of shadowy ambient noise flow through giving it a darker edge that turns the raw emotional structure of the original into something resembling a house haunted by those memories that have long since bled into the walls. It's a case of two excellent artists striking the right collaborative chord, and when that happens you win with either version. Definitely spend some time here.
Hi friend! How do you do? It's been awhile since our last conversation and I see things seem to be going great in your new home. Super happy to see that :) Give me some artists to listen to.
Hey! I do good!
Portland is great. My life has improved times ten since I’ve moved here.
I haven’t been listening to too much new stuff lately but I like the new albums from Woods, Chad VanGaalen, Gem Club, Julie Byrne, Owen Pallett, Orcas, Kevin Drew, Wild Beasts, TV Girl, Sun Kil Moon and my dude Arrange.
rising breakers we devour with our eyes wake up the others there is something in the water screaming birds are coasting higher was it what we burned in fire? she spoke words of higher power wake your sons wake up your daughters it’s not safe here spectral hour