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Sick Birds Die Easy coming to Atlanta


*One Night Only!

JUST ANNOUNCED: Following the screening Nik Fackler, director of Sick Birds Die Easy, will be in appearance for a special Q&A. Limited ticket availability.

Sick Birds Die Easy: A New American Film by Nik Fackler

Exploring the worlds of white privilege, magical realism and the apocalypse, Director Nik Fackler takes a drug addled conspiracy theorist, an entitled love drunk musician, and an American film crew deep into the jungles of Western Africa, searching for Iboga, an extremely potent psychedelic plant said to have the ability to heal drug addiction. What initially begins as a trip towards enlightenment, becomes a desperate attempt at maintaining sanity.

With a mad mix of compellingly hilarious characters, experimental drug use and an array of expertly wielded lo-fi and hi-fi cameras. Fackler capably explodes the fiction / non-fiction divide with an alarming self consciousness and ever more surprising degree of sincerity. Delving into mysticism, politics, colonialism and human nature, Sick Birds Die Easy is a mind bending, fantastical social experiment that will leave you laughing and questioning your own understanding of reality.
Winner of the New Horizon Polish Film Festival and one of the most controversial, unique and drug filled films of the year.



Roam 4 The Holidaze 5

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On New Year’s Day 2014 Roam–a new monthly podcast series curated by David Matysiak, engineered by Mason Brown, and conceptualized by Devin Brown–will present its annual winter audio compilation Roam 4 the Holidaze. The fifth installment in an ongoing series that began in winter 2009, Roam 4 the Holidaze 5 features recordings by 26 musicians, artists, and everyday field recordists who hail from parts as near as Metro Atlanta and as geographically far afield as Israel and India.

Unlike in years past, Matysiak challenged contributors to isolate “found sounds” captured in 2013 and to use this documentary material to craft their sonic submissions. Matysiak’s intention was to create an aural time capsule of sorts, a document of idiosyncratic and highly personal moments from the past year that listeners can train their attentions to as they look forward to what awaits them in 2014.

But these new criteria for submissions are not the only new additions to this year’s Roam 4 the Holidaze compilation. Instead of presenting the collection as a series of discrete tracks as they have done in the past, Matysiak and Mason Brown have instead carefully sequenced and segued all of the submissions into a single, continuous listening experience.

Clocking in at just under one hour, Roam 4 the Holidaze 5 invites listeners to explore the time-bound environments, moods, and textures that each of its contributors have captured and manipulated while emphasizing also the ways in which these experiences are themselves interconnected as reflections of a tightly-webbed community of artists, musicians, documentarians, and friends.

Roam 4 the Holidaze 5 also inaugurates the new Roam podcast series, which will release a theme-driven audio journey ten times per year on the first Monday of every month. (A summer installment of Roam will be released in July/August and Roam for the Holidaze will return in its sixth iteration in January of 2015.)

Roam’s next podcast, “To Roam with Love,” will tackle the topics of romance, fidelity, and the variably long and short shelf lives of romantic relationships. It will be released here on February 3rd.

 Thank you thank you thank you to all of the amazingly talented and über inspiring collaborators this year:

Cole Alexander
Brandon Betts
Devin Brown
Mason Brown
Frank Broyles
Adam Bruneau
Ian Cone
Nik Fackler
Todd Fink
Dereck Higgins
Jack Hines
Ingrid Magnuson
Heather Kemp
Zopi Kristjanson
David Matysiak
Colin Mee
Andrew Nicholson
Jordan Noel
Lockett Pundt
Katie & Wayne Robertson
Zumi Rosow
Cyrus Shamir
Everett Steele
Thomas Stuart
Dana Swanson
Chelsea Weyler

Read more from Pitchfork and Death and Taxes. 

Roam on.


HOLIDAY DOWNLOAD: New Dereck Higgins tracks



2 brand new songs for your ears to sip on, a Holiday present from Dereck Higgins.

Look for his new album in early 2014.

NEW Coyote Bones ‘Ruby Shines’


Hollow Stars to play Deerhunter’s ATP in London

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It’s official! Hollow Stars is headed over the pond!


Follow their journey on FacebookTwitter, and Tumblr.

And don’t forget to download the ATP mixtape by Bradford Cox HERE

Dereck inside your television!

Coyote Bones Studio Pix

Just left Make Believe Studios in Omaha, NE. Another great session, inching closer to the mixing phase. Right around 9 songs are in the can. Big hugs to Nik Fackler and Dereck Higgins (both of Indreama) for lending their talented selves to the chaos that is this record.

Sick Birds Die Easy (NEW film featuring Coco Artists)

Sick Birds Die Easy (2013)
Written and Directed by: Nik Fackler
Produced by: Dana Altman & Steve Hays
Music: “God Made Guns” written by Sam Martin

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A documentary crew of artists and misfits travel to Gabon, Africa, the believed origin of the Garden of Eden and home to one of the most powerful psychotropic plants on Earth. The sophmore film by American writer/director Nik Fackler takes audiences on the ultimate trip through the eyes of drug addicts, muscians and shamans. All of them, searching for answers through different means and mediums.

Features Coyote Bones’ David Matysiak on audio. Nik Fackler of Indreama directing.

NEW! Hollow Stars Demo ‘Spiritual Coil’

Heading to Detroit on Monday to mix our first record. Here’s a demo of a song we’ll be laying down, Spiritual Coil:

Dereck Higgins ‘Sonospheres’ is here!

Only a few remain. Contact Dereck for more on ordering Sonospheres.