SWOON is a collaboration between Simon Balthazar and King Knut. Stream their album at swoonband.com
This just in…
When we were in New York a few months ago we did a session in a great little studio. It was a stressful day, because, well, NYC just ain’t built for driving around in a tour bus in. By the time we got there, we had about fifteen minutes to get two songs done, but this is actually lovely, and so happy that we got to document this very different version of ‘Deconstruction’.
GLOW ON. New mixtape by Simon Balthazar. from unhinged ballads to library music, to mischievous psych, avant-funk and back again.
Brigitte Fontaine – Cher
Mount Eerie – Yawning Sky
Cortex – Chanson d’un jour d’hiver
Bonnie “Prince” Billy – The Seedling
Gyöngyhajú Lány – Omega
Hal Blain – Love-In (December) [Single Version]
The Deviants – Garbage
Sven Libaek – Start Growing Up (Vocal)
Francis Bebey – Il n’y a pas de crocodiles à Cocody
Stormu Yamasta 76 – Time Is Here
Serge Gainsbourg – La Horse
Amon Düül II – Lost in Space
The Beach Boys – ‘Til I Die
Don McLean – Waters of Babylon
Been meaning to show you this. Before we went on tour we gathered a whole wealth of footage from last year, shot in Wales while recording Let’s Go Extinct. It was a special time for us, feeling a record crystallising and sort of making itself. The empty, cold spaces around us seemed to be a part of it too, and we felt like all this needed to be documented in some form. Here it is, in a condensed, impressionistic sort of way – this is what it felt like.
Big thanks to Adam B. Daniels for his involvement.
Here is the full performance from our recent live session at KEXP’s Seattle studio.
Follow links to watch each song individually