El Perro del Mar is the solo project of singer/songwriter Sarah Assbring from Gothenburg, Sweden. “Walk on by” is the first single taken from her new album “Pale Fire”, available through The Control Group (US), Memphis Industries (EU) and INGRID (Scandinavia) on 12th of November 2012.
Here’s the debut video for “I.C.U.” by Lou Doillon, the impossibly beautiful 30 years old daughter of Jane Birkin and Jacques Doillon and step daughter of French superstar Serge Gainsbourg. Doillon, who is a pretty big-time actress in France and who is the face and muse of fashion house Givenchy, is apparently taking her first serious stab at music. And we like it. The song is the first single off her upcoming E.P. of the same title to be released on October 2nd.
You’ve probably read a lot about Jessie Ware lately. That breakthrough was as a guest on SBTRKT’s track Nervous, and Ware would collaborate with the masked producer again on his eponymous album of 2011, as well as with Joker on The Vision. Her debut album Devotion, out on PMR, is the sort of sophisticated, modern R&B record that comes along all too rarely. It was largely produced by three men Dave Okumu of UK art rockers the Invisible, Bristol electronic upstart Julio Bashmore, and singer-songwriter Kid Harpoon, who co-wrote songs on Florence and the Machine’s Ceremonials.
“Laura” is the first single from Bat for Lashes’ third LP entitled “The Haunted Man”. The cover image was shot by photographer Ryan McGinley. U.S. release date is October 23rd via Capitol (October 15th in the UK via Parlophone/EMI.) Natasha Khan has also announced a number of UK and European tour dates throughout the late summer and fall, check out the dates following the link below.
Maybe for some of you it’s nothing new, but we just came across this beautiful short film about Maud Lewis (1903-1970) directed by Diane Beaudry in 1976. Set against a background of her paintings and the Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, landscapes they depict, this documentary is a portrait of the life and work of one of Canada’s foremost primitive painters, Maud Lewis. Emerging from her youth crippled with arthritis, Lewis escaped into her painting at the age of 30. She had never seen a work of art and had never attended an art class but her paintings captured the simple strength, beauty and happiness of the world she saw – a world without shadows. Get the DVD through the link below.