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CHVRCHES By Chad Kamenshine

CHVRCHES

Lauren Mayberry - CHVRCHES

Iain Cook - CHVRCHES

Martin Doherty - CHVRCHES

CHVRCHES

CHVRCHES

Lauren Mayberry - CHVRCHES

Iain Cook - CHVRCHES

CHVRCHES

Lauren Mayberry - CHVRCHES

CHVRCHES

Martin Doherty - CHVRCHES

CHVRCHES

Lauren Mayberry - CHVRCHES

CHVRCHES

CHVRCHES at Union Pool

CHVRCHES

I first bumped into a bubbly CHVRCHES at Firefly Festival in 2013 on a shoot with SPIN Magazine. After this random encounter came countless live shoots and I even had the opportunity to spend a day with them in Brooklyn.

Throughout the tour, photographer Rachael Wright captured some great, intimate footage including a snippet from the Star Wars shoot that can be seen in the video for “Get Away” above.

As they head into the studio to record the followup to ‘Bones’ – here’s a look back at some of my favorite moments from the past couple of tours.

Check out and follow more of my work on Instagram and Facebook

-c

Premiere: 10 Years of Moodgadget

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We’re celebrating our 10th year of “exposing the diversity in electronically made music” at Moodgadget Records with Dynamo, our 100th release. Offering a 22 track compilation of emerging new talents among our current roster which includes exclusive tracks from Dusty Brown, Kyson, Howlings, AceMo, and many more.

Made it real cheap over at iTunes if you want to support, $6.99 for 22 songs.

Lucy Salgado Illustration

Lucy Salgado Illustration

Lucy Salgado Illustration

Lucy Salgado Illustration

Lucy Salgado Illustration

Lauren Mayberry by Lucy Salgado Illustration

Lucy Salgado Illustration

Lucy Salgado Illustration

Lucy Salgado Illustration

Lucy Salgado Illustration

Lucy Salgado Illustration

Lucy Salgado Illustration

Lucy Salgado Illustration

Lucy Salgado is an illustrator based out of Recife, Brazil. I first came across Lucy’s work when CHVRCHES posted an illustration she crafted of Lauren Mayberry on Instagram.

After trading emails back forth we talked about the possibility of collaborating on a project for The Artistree. We came up with the idea of illustrating elements from some of our favorite releases of 2014 and mashing them all together for what would become the imagery for our end of the year pieces.

Check out and follow Lucy’s work on Tumblr, Facebook and Instagram

-Chad Kamenshine

Floating Points + LoveLock

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Posting 2 growers from the synth world, I love intro of the Floating Points track because the white noise hiss hits like ocean waves in your ears while the song build beautifully with Sam Shepherd sprinkles the cut with his keys.

Furthering this dense journey this focused onslaught of mature synth work by Lovelock carries on into the patience of prepping yourself for relaxation and analog craftsmanship.

Moments By Chad Kamenshine

Chad Kamenshine

Lorde

Darkside

Future Islands

Lauren Mayberry (CHVRCHES)

Paul Banks (Interpol)

Tycho

Mike Shinoda (Linkin Park)

Beacon

White Lung

The Knife

Young Magic

CHVRCHES

Zola Jesus

Widowspeak

Deerhoof

A few months ago, I was asked this simple question: “Would you want to shoot their portrait?”

Looking back, this is the moment when all the dominoes started to fall. I’ve always had something to say, but I felt as if the message wasn’t getting through. Shooting portraits has finally given me the platform to vocalize my vision, and since then it’s been pretty insane. I’ve been fortunate enough to collaborate and share experiences with some of the most amazing people. The best part? I’ve made lifelong friends, all because I just took someone’s photograph.

2014 – An unforgettable year, revisited here.

Chad Kamenshine

Free Download – Ghostly Swim 2

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Tracklist

01. Pascäal – Holo
02. Shigeto – Tide Pools
03. Anenon – Grapevine
04. Heathered Pearls – Supra
05. Babe Rainbow – Don’t Tell Me I’m Wrong
06. Dauwd – Kolido
07. Patricia – Spotting
08. Lord RAJA – Spilt Out In Cursive
09. CFCF – Oil
10. Feral – Mirror
11. Mary Lattimore & Jeff Zeigler – I Only Have Eyes For You
12. AceMo – Futurism
13. Nautiluss – Lonely Planet

Legend has it that Brian Eno’s concept of ambient music came to him while laid up in a hospital bed after an automobile accident in the ’70s. A friend brought him some records, playing them too low to be properly heard, and Eno couldn’t get out of bed to adjust the volume. While the record spun softly, Eno’s idea for music you could ignore as easily as you could give it your full attention, like a sort of sonic wallpaper, was born. It’s in that spirit of quiet isolation that Ghostly International, in association with Adult Swim, shares Ghostly Swim 2, our way of giving listeners a space to get away from the manic holiday bustle.

For those keeping track at home, Ghostly is wrapping up its 15th anniversary as an Ann Arbor/Brooklyn-based indie. 2014 has seen the company soundtracking video games (Playstation’s Hohokum), collaborating with awesome companies like Warby Parker and VOID watches, and clearing 300 releases of forward-thinking music with records from Tycho, Com Truise, and HTRK. What better way to end this banner year than to revisit one of our favorite partnerships from the past decade and a half?

Released in 2008, Ghostly Swim was praised for its adventurous survey of exploratory dance and pop music. Our curatorial focus has shifted this time around, moving further inward (spiritually) and outward (as far as our roster goes) to reflect the electronic underground in all of its hazy and vibrant experimentalism. Ghostly Swim 2 is a document of textured ambient zone-outs and woozy, granular house and techno that will help you find some downtime away from The Most Wonderful Time of the Year. So sit back, lower the volume, and enjoy our selections.