New This Week: Les Claypool, Cyro Baptista, DeVotchKa

Plus WSP vinyl pre-order, Langerado review, and new interviews

New Additions to the Catalog:

eathElectric Apricot - Quest For Festeroo Soundtrack - Following in the footsteps of such mockumentaries as This Is Spinal Tap, Electric Apricot: Quest for Festeroo is a soundtrack for the film that shares the same name, which serves as the directorial and acting debut by Les Claypool. The story follows a fictitious band as they record their debut album, and "head for the Holy Grail of music festivals, Festeroo." As expected, the songs on the soundtrack are loose and jam-heavy, especially the tunes credited to Electric Apricot ("Sugar Train Blues," "Uncle Pete's Party," etc.). Also included are tracks from such real-life rock veterans as Michael Franti ("Everybody Ona Move"), Gov't Mule ("Time to Confess"), the Dead's Bob Weir ("Playing in the Band") and the late, great Jerry Garcia (with David Grisman on "Shady Grove"). Also features Larry LaLonde's electronic masterpiece "Calling All Sandworms". $13.99

dev3th DeVotchKa - A Mad and Faithful Telling CD/LP Vinyl - This four-piece multi-instrumental outfit fuses gypsy, Greek, Slavic, and mariachi with American punk and folk roots. Directors Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris chose DeVotchKa to score "Little Miss Sunshine," the breakout indie film of 2006, garnering four Academy Award nominations and earning DeVotchKa a Grammy nod for Best Soundtrack. Their stage set up is fortified by sousaphone, accordion, piano, violin, a bouzouki, upright bass, percussion, trumpet, drums, and a Theramin. The band has toured with similar maverick acts such as Calexico and Flogging Molly and will also appeal to fans of Arcade Fire, Neko Case, and David Byrne. CD or LP Vinyl $17.00

jarvisth Jarvis Humby - Assme the Position, It's...Jarvis Humby CD - Try as we might, no one here can think of a name more British sounding than Jarvis Humby. He clearly must be the king of mod-swingers, this Humby character. What you say? Jarvis Humby is actually four blokes? Well then, they've set themselves up to quite a task with a name like that. Fortunately, these Humby boys deliver everything they promise. Pure liquid adrenalin R&B, complete with fuzzed guitars, white-boy blues vocals and an omnipresent Hammond that coats everything with a 1964 flavor. "99 Steps to the Sun" could be the official follow-up to the Mysterians' "96 Tears," but they don't leave it at that. Opener "We Say Yeah!" is excellent if typical garage rock until the closing holler of "Yeah, yeah yeah" that you can imagine soundtracking the toga party scene in Animal House. "These Eyes" sounds like R.E.M. sounding like the Byrds, with it's antique 12-string tumble, and "The 4th Man" is pure spy show/surf guitar goodness. Coming complete with white pants and Fender reverb, Jarvis Humby will make you want to grow your bangs, pop a couple of pep pills and head on down to Brighton to dance around and fight with the rockers. Vintage! $13.00

imovers2th Imagination Movers - Juice Box Heroes CD - This New Orleans-based group uses their musical prowess and playful mindset to create songs that kids AND adults love! With songs about messy rooms, taking your medicine, sibling rivalry and snacking, Imagination Movers get the minds and feet of little ones moving and shaking, and the music is sophisticated enough to entertain the parents. It's an impressive marriage of genuine musical composition and children's subject matter that everyone can relate to! The Movers began in New Orleans and are fast-rising stars on the national kids music scene thanks to their combination of radio-friendly songs, kid-friendly themes and dynamic live shows. Appropriate for juice box drinkers and Jazz Fest attendees alike! $13.99

imoversthAlso available from Imagination Movers - Live at Jazz Fest 2006 CD The Movers delight a hometown crowd of all ages on this brass-heavy, fun and funky show from Jazz Fest 2006!   $16.00

cyro4th Cyro Baptista - Banquet of the Spirits CD - Banquet of the Spirits features the tight new quartet led by maestro Cyro Baptista -- the fabulous percussionist who has performed with everyone from Herbie Hancock and Yo-Yo Ma to Laurie Anderson, Paul Simon and Medeski, Martin and Wood. Cyro's endless sonic curiosity and intense rhythmic drive has never been stronger in these fabulous and imaginative original songs. Featuring three of the best young musicians out of the downtown scene and some very special guests, the music jumps from a whisper to a scream and never misses a beat. Delightful music from one of the world's greatest and most adventurous Brazilian musicians. $15.98

beatlesdvd2thComposing The Beatles Songbook: Lennon and McCartney 1957 - 1965 DVD - A documentary film about the finest songwriters the world has ever known. This independent film reviews the partnership, music and impact of Lennon and McCartney as composers. From the day they met in 1957 until the release of the Rubber Soul album at the end of 1965, the film dissects and contrasts, reassesses and ultimately provides one of the finest films made about the band during this period. Drawing on rare footage, classic performances and penetrating revelations from friends of the pair, Beatles academics and musicologists, this program discovers the true story of how those classic songs were written. $19.99
Recent Releases You May Have Missed:

 The New Deal - Live: Late Night 8/27/05 CD
Kaki King - Dreaming of Revenge CD

New Releases Coming Soon:

March 25 - The Waybacks - Loaded CD (pre-order)
John McLaughlin & Z. Hussain - Remember Shakti: The Way of Beauty DVD (pre-order)
Tim O'Brien - Chameleon CD (pre-order)
Tony Trischka - Territory CD (pre-order)

April 1 -
The Wood Brothers - Loaded CD (pre-order)
South Austin Jug Band - Strange Invitation CD
American Babies
CD (Russo, Hamilton, Metger, etc)
Ani DiFranco - Live at Babeville DVD

April 8 -
Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey - Lil' Tae Rides Again CD
The Gibson Brothers - Iron & Diamonds CD

April 15 - The Dixie Bee-Liners - Ripe CD
Yonder Mountain String Band - Mountain Tracks Vol. 5 (2 CDs)
Widespread Panic - Free Somehow Vinyl LP (pre-order)
Robert Walter - Cure All CD

April 22 - Tea Leaf Green - Seeds Box Set (3 out-of-print albums re-released)

April 29 - Global Noize CD (DJ Logic, Denson, Popper, Worrell, Billy Martin, etc)
Bombadil - A Buzz, A Buzz CD
Portishead - Third CD

May 6 - The Brakes - Tale of Two Cities CD

May 13 - Electric Apricot - Quest For Festeroo DVD

June 10 - Railroad Earth - Amen Corner CD

Upcoming Festivals:

Shakori Hills - 4/17 - 4/20 - Silk Hope, NC - 
Camp Jam - 4/18 - 4/20 - Lacochee, FL - 
McDowell Mountain Fest - 4/25 - 4/26 - Scottsdale, AZ - 

Latest News and Reviews:

Langerado review & photos by Leslie Evans
SeepeopleS Interview by Jennifer Harp
Joe Kwon (Avett Brothers) Interview by Jennifer Harp
New Mimi Fishman Foundation Charity Auction

Video of the Week:

The Bridge - "Brother Don't" from the 8X10 Club
Thanks for reading, and have a great week!

Bryan Rodgers