Feline Friday #7

Feline Friday
by Hannah Cohen

Here are my two god daughters Nikki and Honey.

This summer I spent a month with these girls while their mom was away at a film directing workshop. Coincidentally, I had just had a BAD BREAKUP and needed a place to stay. As everyone knows, when you’re going through a hard time, you need a close eye kept on you and Nikki and Honey were perfect for the job. They made sure that I was okay and they were there for me when I needed someone to talk to.

We spent our days lying in bed, watching movies and then falling asleep halfway through. We rummaged through the freezer together, searching for their mom’s secret stash of gluten free ice cream sandwiches and then we would nap some more. They knew a lot about rummaging from their feral days on the streets of Rego Park, Queens (their adoptive mother Lily found them on the website www.savekitty.org).

Here are their kitten pictures:

Honey has the most beautiful mackerel coat and a coffee ice cream colored tummy which she *loves* having rubbed. Nikki looks like she eats ice cream (but doesn’t). Weighing in at a voluptuous 16 pounds, she holds her weight beautifully.

BONUS IMAGE 

Hannah’s manager Foye’s former roommate:

Beach House ‘Bloom’ // May 2012

Beach House – ‘Bloom’ // May 14th 2012
Hear album opener ‘Myth’ on the band’s website now.

We are thrilled to announce the new Beach House record, Bloom, will be released on May 14th on Bella Union in UK & Europe. Sub Pop will release in the US and Misteltone in Australia.

The band will be performing two UK live dates in May:

Wednesday 23 May – Brighton – The Haunt
Thursday 24 May – London – Village Underground

These dates will sell out quicker than you can say Beach House.

BLOOM // TRACKLIST
Myth
Wild
Lazuli
Other People
The Hours
Troublemaker
New Year
Wishes
On The Sea
Irene

Stream: Poor Moon // Illusion EP

The Line of Best Fit have premiered a stream of Poor Moon‘s ‘Illusion’ EP. Head over to hear it and read their write up. The stream will be limited for a couple of days only, so listen while you can! You snooze, you lose!

Poor Moon is Christian Wargo (Fleet Foxes, Crystal Skulls), Casey Wescott (Fleet Foxes) and brothers Ian and Peter Murray (The Christmas Cards).  The band, named for frontman and primary songwriter Christian Wargo’s favorite Canned Heat song, began four years ago as a long-distance project with demos being created and sent back and forth while Wargo and Wescott were touring in support of the Fleet Foxes 2008 self-titled debut and Ian and Peter were living in the Bay area. Their first shows were at intimate Seattle house parties where they used playful throwaway monikers like Rabbit Kingdom and Cookie Mask. It wasn’t until the band opened up for Daekon at Seattle’s Neumos that things began to really take form. Recording began and the four longtime friends became a band and Bella Union (and Sub Pop in the US) didn’t hesitate to pursue them with unabashed enthusiasm. And it worked!

Illusion was recorded in a variety of bedrooms, practice spaces, the Murray residence, as well as AVAST! and Fastback studios in Seattle, Washington with the help of engineer Jared Hankins with guest performances by many a musician friend.

Sharon Van Etten // Tramp

Here is a recommended record, released February 14th on Jagjaguwar – ‘Tramp’ by Sharon Van Etten. A fantastic album.

The record, produced by Aaron Dessner (The National), also features the percussion of The Walkmen’s Matt Barrick. Other guests include Jenn Wasser (Wye Oak), Thomas Bartlett (aka Doveman, who produced the forthcoming Hannah Cohen record), Julianna Barwick and Zach Condon (Beirut).

Listen to ‘Serpents’ below:

The record is album of the month at Rough Trade – go forth and purchase it to get an exclusive bonus CD and enjoy the wonderful musics.