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Light Thieves – Spirit Homes Album Review by Conor Miles

Light Thieves – Spirit Homes Album Review by Conor Miles

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Light Thieves - "Spirit Homes" (July 5th, 2013) | Album Review by Conor Miles ( 90.7 KFSR )

Light Thieves’ Spirit Homes is a pacing, cosmic colored pulse laced with ambient interludes and tempo changes not for the faint of heart. Fronted by Fierce Creatures Joel Melton and Mike Adame, this is the band’s first full length endeavor.
Joel’s distorted shoegaze pedal work meets Mike’s spacey synth at the crossroads of psychedelic and progressive. “Check Out, Switch On” and “Most Common Themes” are prime examples of the electric nature of their trading cascades of chords and wails.
At the core of its solid, driving tempo and intricate rhythms are Erica Najera (The Notones) on bass and Kaleb Saldate (ActressNatural Thrills) on drums. Erica holds down fuzz fueled bass lines that grip tight to Kaleb’s beat, rooting songs like “Crystal Maps” to a heavy motive. Her lines are an omnipresent gravity, tethering songs like satellites with hooks and motives. Throughout the record, Kaleb’s phrasing is something like a secret ingredient- distinctly unique, multi-layered, and powerfully constant. His airtight playing evolves in detail and creates patterns that are refreshingly uncommon.
At the end, we hear Mike croon, “Just give it a holy sound, you make it seem so natural.” Well Mike, like the book says, ask and ye shall receive.
Brett Amory at Jonathan LeVine Gallery

Brett Amory at Jonathan LeVine Gallery

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As a followup to his showing last year, Twenty-Four in San FranciscoBrett Amory (featured) brings this conceptual vision to the East Coast. Amory filmed 40 locations throughout the five boroughs of New York, each in a one-hour increment at all hours of the day and night. With this as a reference, he produced a total of twelve pieces for the show (six daytime & six nighttime) opening this Saturday night (June 29th) at Jonathan LeVine Gallery. Take a look at some studio shots from Shaun Roberts who stopped by to take a look in studio as the work was taking shape.

Photo credit: Shaun Roberts.

Images of exhibition at ArrestedMotion

Captain Boomer at Thames

Captain Boomer at Thames

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A life-sized beached whale art installation by the Belgian collective Captain Boomer has appeared on the shore of London's river Thames at Greenwich, shocking onlookers with its hyper-realistic quality. Made from fibreglass, the whale is a stunning 17 meters long and features a group of actors who appear to be conducting a scientific investigation. The piece is part of the Greenwich and Docklands International Festival and aims to draw attention to the history of whaling, as well as the increasing number of whales and dolphins spotted around the UK coastline. An actual team from the British Divers Marine Association were present to answer any questions about what would happen if the whale was real.

Speaking about the installation, Captain Boomer said: "The psychological archetype of the dead big fish leaves no one untouched. It stirs and mobilizes a local community. During our beachings, we see an intensive interaction among the crowd. People address each other, speculate and wonder. They offer help and ask for information. The different layers of perception create funny games. Some audience members know it is a work of art but feed the illusion to other people. The sperm whale appeals to everyone, regardless of social or cultural background. It is the place where everyone gets together. That’s why it is vital it beaches on a public spot that is freely accessible."

Matix Presents “Who Is Zack Wallin?”

Matix Presents “Who Is Zack Wallin?”

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Surf and skate brand Matix have put the spotlight on Californian-based team rider Zack Wallin with a new short video called "Who Is Zack Wallin?" As well as featuring a bunch of skate footage filmed all over the world, the video also delves into Wallin's past and the spots he searched out to refine his skills. "I was constantly moving around when I was a kid, it sucked when I was a kid but I kind of took advantage of it because I was able to skate all these new spots all the time," he says. We also hear about how he dealt with some health issues he faced, working in a wood shop to keep the creative juices flowing.

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If America’s holiday is the 4th then dammit the Light Thieves own the 5th.

If America’s holiday is the 4th then dammit the Light Thieves own the 5th.

Spirit Homes Show B We are happy to announce that we are throwing a party for Light Thieves new album release "Spirit Homes" The album has been a long time coming with an epic response from the fans to make it happen. We are also celebrating the artwork of Robert Amador who painted the cover art for the album. The location will be announced soon and other bands will be added to the bill. You can stream their new single "Crystal Maps" at lightthieves.bandcamp.com and also buy the album. Event information here. weseelightthieves.com robertamador.com