The Brown Bunny Soundtrack is a work of art

Tulip Records presents The Brown Bunny Motion Picture Soundtrack. Written, directed, edited and produced by Vincent Gallo. Original Music featured in The Brown Bunny by Ted Curson, Jeff Alexander, Gordon Lightfoot, Jackson C. Frank and Francesco Accardo, featuring exclusive music composed and performed by John Frusciante, and produced by Vincent Gallo. Frusciante’s music was written for the film’s soundtrack and was directly inspired by The Brown Bunny screenplay. Ultimately the Frusciante music was not featured in the actual film for reasons Gallo says are unexplainable. Gallo has stated “I did make The Brown Bunny to the music John Frusciante made for the film and John Frusciante did make music specifically for and inspired by The Brown Bunny film. Frusciante’s music is the silent music of the film. The music from inside the film. The part that cannot be seen. The part that was there before the film was made.”

The Brown Bunny is a love story. It’s the story of one man, the one lost love of his life and his attempts to find that love again. The story of a lost soul unable to forget his past.

Bud Clay races motorcycles. After finishing a race in New Hampshire, Bud Clay (Vincent Gallo) loads his motorcycle into the back of his van and begins a cross-country odyssey to California where he is to compete in another race.

During his trip, Bud meets three very different girls. Violet, Lilly (Cheryl Tiegs), and Rose. None of these girls can replace Daisy, the only girl he’s ever loved and the only girl he will ever love. Bud will never escape his intense feelings for the love of his life, Daisy (Chloe Sevigny), and so he plans to reconcile with her when he reaches California.

Arriving in Los Angeles, Bud checks into a motel before visiting the abandoned home he once shared with his true love Daisy. He leaves a note for her, hoping she will turn up at his motel room . . .

Building to a notorious climax, the film presents one of the frankest and most insightful portrayals of male sexuality and male heartbreak ever seen in American cinema.

Vincent Gallo is a true artist in multiple mediums, and the most misunderstood, misquoted, misrepresented talent of his generation.

This DMM (Direct Metal Mastering) deluxe vinyl pressing was Produced by Vincent Gallo and is the first domestic pressing of The Brown Bunny soundtrack. Art Direction, Design, and Audio Remastering by Vincent Gallo. Housed in a 400gsm single pocket gatefold jacket with gold foil stamping limited to 1000 copies, the black LP is housed in a 250gsm inner sleeve, featuring album credits with Die Cut Disco Hole. The soundtrack comes sealed in a printed brown bag which includes a hype sticker on the front.

This piece of art is intended for adults only, due to mature content and nudity on the jacket.


Love him or hate him, Frank Zappa was a one-of-a-kind artist

Let it never be said Frank Zappa was a conformist, but then, as his wife, Gail Zappa, says in the new documentary film on his life and times, Frank was consistently inconsistent.

Filmmaker Alex Winter — yes, that Alex Winter of “Bill & Ted” fame — gained unprecedented access to Zappa’s extensive archive of film, video, audio recordings and ephemera to create a portrait of the artist as the man behind the satirical lyrics, cacophonous music and off-the-wall stage shows. He did it, apparently by convincing Gail that he wanted to make the definitive work on Frank that finally revealed his true genius.

His film, titled “Zappa,” is available for screening free through the Taos Center for the Arts’ Big Screen @ Home film series. It can be seen now through Dec. 4, 2020. Just go to tcataos.com.

Whatever magic he conjured up was successful, especially given the hard-core protective shell Gail and their eldest son, Ahmet Zappa, encased over any interpretation of Frank’s work. For background, see my interview with sibling Dweezil prior to launching his “Cease and Desist” tour in Taos back in 2016.

Winter was able to get an extensive interview with Gail in the months before she died of lung cancer in 2015. My interview with Dweezil was the following year. In Gail’s interview, which is shown in sporadic clips through the film, she is surprisingly candid about Frank, his high level focus on his music, the raucous tours, the women, the sexually transmitted diseases, and how he approached fellow musicians as the tools to create his music. This often led people to consider him off-putting because he knew exactly what he wanted from his bandmates and when he didn’t get it, they were gone. 

It was fun, though, as the film and video footage of their stage show attests, but Frank kept it all under control. And, while many people saw him as a rock ’n’ roll star, he really wasn’t. He was an artist, a composer in the classic sense who used the rock music idiom as a component to find the sound he was looking for, and when that wasn’t enough he would blend in symphonic orchestras to feed his creative juices. But, it was the sound, that crazy, insane, in-your-face, offensive, profane, loud and mind-bending stuff that made you think without realizing it. Watch his own film, “200 Motels,” and you’ll see what I mean.

And, he did it without being stoned. Although entrenched in the 1960s Laurel Canyon counter-culture life of psychedelic parties, mushrooms, Maui-wowie, and LSD-laced jugs of burgundy wine, he partook deeply of the rock star free-love life with numerous partners, but somehow stayed straight. 

Which made it all the more surprising when he inadvertently became the best, most articulate spokesman for freedom of speech when the uptight Reagan-era backlash spawned a movement to slap “”Parental Advisory” stickers on album covers. He even testified before lawmakers and made numerous appearances on TV talk shows and gave a particularly memorable appearance on CNN’s “Crossfire” in 1986. Watch the film and see if he doesn’t send a chill up your spine with his startlingly prescient comments.

The film also takes a look at his relationship with his children and how a certain chilly confrontation actually led to his only big pop music hit: “Valley Girl.” The collaboration with his daughter Moon Unit Zappa happened just because she wanted to spend some time with her dad. Fans knew the Zappas were making a satire of shallow consumer-driven mall-rats, but the MTV denizens ate it up.

In the years after his death in 1993 of prostate cancer, Frank Zappa’s music has been rediscovered and appreciated for its sheer artistry and sharp commentary, even presaging some things we’re only now understanding. You may be a die-hard fan of his music or hate it with a passion, but Zappa was certainly one-of-a-kind. 

“Zappa” is not rated, but it does contain language, brief nudity and sexuality.

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Mind Benders for the Thrifty Spenders

Explore our fifth compilation of label tracks – RVNG Compendium Vol. 5 – available for free for the next 24 hours, featuring a selection of songs from all RVNG, Beats In Space, Freedom To Spend, and Commend releases this year. An open portal to our worlds, free if you need, and every dollar given immensely appreciated.

We have a few end of year releases available in addition to the compilation:

Sidestepped, the epilogue to Oliver Coates' album, skins n slime, composed of an extended dialog between piano, cello, and synthesizer; Ka Baird's Vivification Exercises I, a new extended play based on a 2018 performance at Roulette; Andras' Joyful Remixes featuring Cut Copy, Madalyn Merkey, and more; a limited cassette edition of Kate NV's Room for the Moon (50 copies!); and a warehouse find of FRKWYS Vol. 9's ICON EYE DVD edition, 40 copies, hand-numbered, then gone.

Scope the above and beyond at Bandcamp.


DEPARTURE LOUNGE return with a new album in Spring 2021 : Exclusive Track Preview

Departure Lounge, the band from the UK comprising Tim Keegan (lead vocals, guitar), Chris Anderson (keyboards, guitar, saxophone, vocals), Lindsay Jamieson (drums, keyboards, flute, vocals) and Jake Kyle (bass guitar, double bass, guitar, trumpet, vocals), enjoyed a critically acclaimed period from 1998 to 2002 releasing three albums on Bella Union and Flydaddy records.

In 2019 the four original members drove down to Middle Farm Studios in the deepest Devon countryside, where they recorded an album of brand new material with studio owner and co-producer, Peter Miles. The old magic was stronger than ever and the resulting album, "Transmeridian", contains some of their finest work to date. The album’s imminent single, Australia, features Peter Buck from R.E.M. on Rickenbacker 12-string.

The album "Transmerdian" is scheduled for release in March 2021 on Violette Records, the label founded to showcase the music of Michael Head.

Ahead of that we are delighted to share an exclusive track, taken from the album, called "Al Aire Libre" remixed by Kid Loco, the seminal French electronic musician, DJ, remixer and producer who has worked with Jarvis Cocker of Pulp, The Transistors and Mogwai.




Genus Ordinis Dei are back with the new single "Edict", supported, as usual, by a video with a cinematic cut. This is the third episode extracted from their metal work entitled Glare of Deliverance, scheduled for release on December 4th via Eclipse Records.

"Edict" continues Eleanor's story, resuming where the previous episode "Hunt" stopped. The Holy Inquisition captured her after a brutal chase in the forest and now has her in its clutches. She fears for her life but, despite everything, tries to resist. While The Black Friar waits for the witch, the inhabitants of the citadel throw glances of disgust and contempt at her. Who will save her? Will you be able to resist her eyes as she stares at you and cries out for help?

Glare of Deliverance is the band's third LP, produced by Tommaso Monticelli (Jumpscare, Eternal Delyria, Geschlecht) at the Sonitus Studio. This new album is a collection of ten individual songs, each accompanied by its own music video. Each episode is concatenated with the other, creating a sort of short film that tells the story of a young woman named Eleanor, persecuted by the Holy Inquisition.

Glare of Deliverance includes ten tracks of powerful symphonic metal that will leave you breathless. Tom Roberts' art comes to life in the horror-style plot, making you feel powerless while Eleanor faces the corrupt inquisitors.


Mannequin Pussy Cover Rilo Kiley's "The Execution Of All Things," 'No Bad Words For The Coast Today: The Execution Of All Things Covers Comp' Out 11/6

Today, Mannequin Pussy release their cover of Rilo Kiley's "The Execution Of All Things," as part of No Bad Words For The Coast Today: The Execution Of All Things Covers Comp, out November 6th. AV Club premiered the band's take on the title track, providing an exclusive statement from the band:

"Rilo Kiley is the band where I can confidently say that they are simultaneously one of my favorites but they also give me musical amnesia. By that, I mean I can obsessively listen to their discography for months and then – as though someone placed a curse on me – I forget they exist. This curse is really a gift because when I remember how much I love them, it’s like discovering them again for the first time, that sense of wonder for the songs never goes away – no matter how many times I’ve gone through their albums. I’m awestruck by Jenny’s gift for prose and poetry and her expressive voice, Blake’s tremendous capacity to create “noodly” riffs that never sound cheesy but that always perfectly complement and elevate every song. Listening to this band you can sense the collaboration. Collaboration between talented people can create magic and that’s what they are to me – musical magic." — Marisa Dabice, Mannequin Pussy

From now through November 6th, all of the album's proceeds will be donated to G.L.I.T.S.,a NYC-based non-profit, social justice, advocacy and service organization addressing the health and rights crises faced by transgender sex workers. Pre-order the compilation via Bandcamp (exclusive) today, and receive a download of Sad13's "Paint's Peeling" and Mannequin Pussy's "The Execution Of All Things."

No Bad Words For The Coast Today: The Execution Of All Things Covers Comp is a covers compilation celebrating Rilo Kiley's seminal 2002 album. After the band recently announced the re-issue of their self-titled debut EP, journalist and superfan Tatiana Tenreyro enlisted various artists who have been influenced by Rilo Kiley to create their own rendition of one of the album's tracks for the compilation and anniversary.

No Bad Words For The Coast Today features Sad13, Mannequin Pussy, Diet Cig, Adult Mom, Lisa Prank, Anika Pyle, Eric Slick, Gladie (former Cayetana lead Augusta Koch's new band), Dump Him, Verdigrls, Gay Meat (Museum Mouth lead Karl Kuehn's solo project), Riverby, Sailor Boyfriend and Aftercrush.


Ghostly x Audika: Arthur Russell capsule pt. 2

In our reverence for great artists, Ghostly International has once again partnered with Audika Records and the estate of virtuosic and prescient musician Arthur Russell (1951-1992) on a limited capsule collection of some of his most memorable visual works.

The second installment brings an expanded series of flyers by both Russell and his partner Tom Lee to a new spread of short and long-sleeve tees, plus a crewneck sweatshirt, and a baseball cap.

Audika Records founder Steve Knutson reflects on the work in a feature at the Ghostly blog:

“The three new designs date from the mid-’70s and are based on gig flyers made by Arthur. He would find images to use in coloring books. I’m most intrigued by both the Lower Manhattan Ocean Club and Sobossek’s designs. If you saw either of those posted in downtown Manhattan at that time, what would you think? Does he perform music for children? Is it a magic show?”

To mark the release of this collection, a donation has been made to GMHC, which is the world’s first HIV/AIDS service organization.


Sammi Rae & Los Vegas Premiere Brand New Single “CHAMPAGNE”

This latin pop flavored electro-salsa track is one of the hottest singles of the year!
"Champagne" is available on Spotify and all major streaming services now.

The duo's been releasing bad ass singles no one can ignore. "Champagne" is fresh, funky and soulful. It's jazzy and mellow too. Smooth pop never felt so smooth, and their vocals are flawlessly suave. Pop those bottles and relax to the soothing sounds of Sammi Rae & Los Vegas.

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Take a Wistful Walk Down Penny Lane With Jeff Lake & Cellophane Flowers

As we come closer to wrapping up the year 2020, 'best of' and 'favorite new artists' lists are being made. A lot of good music was made during this tumultuous year, and it was also a time of reflection being that most of us were home for various reasons. Digging through my record collection, I revisited The Beatles and was reminded of how great they truly were. They were the ones who showed the world what you can do with songwriting, rock and roll, popular music and poetry in top 40 hit singles. Apart from that, The Beatles had magnificent string arrangements, mostly composed by the genius classically trained music producer- George Martin. 

Jeff Lake & Cellophane Flowers have released a new collection of Beatles tunes re-arranged and performed by orchestral instruments and acoustic guitar. This album emphasizes the greatness of what surrounded The Beatles' songs and the construction of Martin's genius that made each of those songs larger than life from the rest of the 1960's bands. For those looking for a new and refreshing way to revisit those timeless classics, this is an important album to check out. Lake's voice is phenomenal and pitch perfect for these songs, and the arrangements are uniquely of their own and rework their classic material in a creative and masterful way.

No one did it better than The Beatles, leaving us with flawless compositions so good, one might ask if a rock and roll band should even touch a try at covering their songs. But Jeff Lake & Cellophane Flowers take a different stab at it, more from a classical approach, perhaps in a way George Martin may have preferred it. These re-workings are impressive musically as well as just plain enjoyable for the fans who want to hear a new take on The Beatles without another random rock band covering their hits like the record. It's a clever approach to tackling such iconic songs and in a most respectful way.

As I drive to work early mornings, I've been playing this album on repeat and feeling it sets a possitive tone for my days. Not only am I reminded these are the catchiest, wittiest songs ever written, but I love hearing the music in a whole new colorful light, wistfully directed by Jeff Lake & Cellophane Flowers. I hope they do this with some of my other favorite bands. I'd love to hear how they'd re-imagine something like Tommy James and The Shondells or The Kinks. All I can say is Bravo, a most ambitious job well done!

“Penny Lane”, the new release from singer/songwriter Jeff Lake and his classical music compadres in Cellophane Flowers, is available now on Apple Music, Amazon, Spotify, and all the major music services. Hard copy CDs are also due to be released to retail in January.

Be sure to check out the next, few virtual shows at The Fest for Beatle Fans on Facebook...

On Friday, 12/11, ring in the Holidays with the CELLOPHANE TRIO performing unique arrangements of seasonal Beatle classics such as “Happy Xmas” & “Wonderful Christmastime”.

And on Friday, 1/22, join us for a VIRTUAL CD RELEASE PARTY for the Penny Lane CD package.

In addition to their highly respected and wildly successful all-Beatle show (The Beatles Are Bach) you can also catch CELLOPHANE FLOWERS performing two astounding additional shows:

THE SONG BOOK OF ROCK (a variety of many classic rock artists)


THE CHRISTMAS CHRONICLES - perfect for this Holiday season!

Visit https://cellophaneflowersmusic.com/ for the full story.


ASCIAN publish new video for "Dead Will Carry The Dead"

With their debut album "Elysion" now available, doom/post-black metallers Ascian have published a new video for the almost 10-minute track "Dead Will Carry The Dead", which perfectly reflects the overall mood on this album. 

Shot during the summer of 2020, you can watch the video at this location: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XRij8F7kGc0


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