[LISTEN] PURE X Release Gem From Forthcoming Album
Pure X (formerly Pure Ecstasy) is the latest incarnation of a long-standing collaboration between Austin, Texas musicians and long-term friends Nate Grace, Jesse Jenkins and Austin Youngblood. Acéphale is to release their debut album, Pleasure, out July 5th in the US and worldwide August 22nd. Looseness was a key concept for Pure X in recording Pleasure, and all songs were recorded live without overdubbing. The aspiration was to capture songs in their purest form, mistakes and all, as they were being written. Chasing a vibe in the studio allowed the songs to form themselves; structure and formula lost their rigidity as the songwriting process became more about meditative evolution than meticulous intent. www.acephalerecords.com
LISTEN: PURE X – TWISTED MIRROR
[FILM] They Shoot Movies, Don’t They?
“Patti Astor” Photo by and courtesy of Maripol from Blank City
Blank City tells the long-overdue tale of a disparate crew of renegade filmmakers who emerged from an economically bankrupt and dangerous moment in New York history. From the late 1970′s through the mid 80′s, when the city was still a wasteland of cheap rent and cheap drugs, these directors crafted daring works that would go on to profoundly influence the development of independent film as we know it today. Film is out now. www.blankcityfilm.com