Posted on December 30, 2013 by CoCo Art
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:
Katie & Wayne Robertson
Posted on June 9, 2013 by CoCo Art
It’s official! Hollow Stars is headed over the pond!
And don’t forget to download the ATP mixtape by Bradford Cox HERE_____________________________________
Posted on December 26, 2012 by CoCo Art
Happy New Year!!
Download and jam it loud!
Xo Coco Art
1. Santana Santa – In the Beginning…
2. Feast of Violet – Vitals
3. Adam Bruneau – Solipsism Rock
4. InDreama – Nobuo’s Song
5. Frank Broyles – Psychic Sarah Christmas
6. Oh Dorian – I’m Dreaming Tonight…
7. Shelved Selves – Uranian Carol #12
8. Elliot (&) Smith – Mr. Grinch
9. Flowers Forever – Restless Moon
10. Social Studies – Toxo (feat. Zopari Kristjanson)
11. Brainworlds – Beyond the Ascent
12. Spacewalker – Launch
13. Daniel Manuel – La Fiesta de Don Juan
14. Tournament of Orchids – I’m Rejoicing Now
15. Old King Cole Younger – Christmas Far Away From Home, Moan
16. Todd Fink – Texas Balances
17. Dereck Higgins – Pancake Blues
18. Whiskey Sue – Christmas Island
19. Decomposer – Pessimystique
20. Dennis Banana – Nude Piano
21. Lazy Monsters – The Christmas That Never Was
Posted on October 12, 2012 by CoCo Art
We’re home from our recording session at High Bias Studios in Detroit with Chris Koltay at the helm. An amazing experience. This album, which is untitled at press time, promises lunar visions…
Look into the portal!!!
Posted on June 26, 2012 by admin
HOLLOW STARS JULY 2012 TOUR DATES
07-05 Atlanta, GA – The Basement*
07-06 Chattanooga, TN – JJ’s Bohemia*
07-07 Louisville, KY – Zanzabar*
07-08 Bloomington, IN – The Bishop*
07-09 Columbia, MO – Mojo’s*
07-10 Des Moines, IA – Wooly’s*
07-11 Minneapolis, MN – Triple Rock Social Club*
07-12 Omaha, NE – The Waiting Room #
07-13 Chicago, IL – Subterranean *$
07-15 Cleveland Heights, OH – Grog Shop*
07-17 Allston, MA – Brighton Music Hall*
07-18 New York, NY – Mercury Lounge*
07-19 Brooklyn, NY – Knitting Factory*
07-20 Philadelphia, PA – The Underground Arts*
07-21 Washington, DC – Rock & Roll Hotel*
07-22 Asheville, NC – Emerald Lounge*
# with R Ring, InDreama
* with Lotus Plaza
$ with Dent May
The enigmatic beast called Hollow Stars crawled out of the swamp in 2008. It began as a solo recording project for former Deerhunter guitarist Colin D. Mee and then expanded into several different iterations, featuring a number of notable musicians from Mee’s hometown of Atlanta, GA. The band’s current manifestation solidified in 2010 and includes guitarist Mason Brown (Brainworlds), bassist David Matysiak (Coyote Bones), and drummer Devin Brown.
Sonically the band aspires to plumb the depths of subconscious space. The band’s songwriting reflects the collaborative work of the ensemble and incorporates repetitive rhythms, samples, eerie moods, questing lyrics, and extended structures that retain a distinct sense of harmony and dramatic presentation.
In 2012 Hollow Stars recorded and released a 4-song EP titled Neshama and they toured the U.S. with Lotus Plaza. Last fall the group traveled to Detroit, Michigan, to record a full-length record with Chris Koltay (sound engineer for Deerhunter, Lotus Plaza, and Swans) at High Bias Studios. They are presently wrapping up the album and charting new sonic explorations.
Aug 14th : Atlanta, GA @ The Drunken Unicorn w/ Black Lodge, Shantih Shantih
Sep 2nd : Atlanta, GA @ Arts Exchange w/ No Age, George Battaille Battle Cry
Sep 26th : Atlanta, GA @ 529 w/ Moodrings, Weekend
Only Your Love 7″
2 Songs W/Cd-R containing 2 more tracks. Clear vinyl.
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