I could not be more relieved and excited to say that my new record ON SUNSET is finally available… It’s been in the works since 2008, and it’s the first release on my own imprint NK WORLD SERVICE. Thank you for listening and hope you like it.
WOAH! THE NO KIDS STREET TEAM IN FLORIDA HAVE BEEN GOING ABOVE AND BEYOND LATELY. IN HONOUR OF THEIR EFFORTS HERE’S A VERY EARLY/UNHEARD DEMO OF “I LOVE THE WEEKEND” OFF THE 2008 SMASH HIT ALBUM “COME INTO MY HOUSE”.
Here’s a free download of the 8 track internet version of REAL LIFE. This was originally a tour-only cdr of covers I recorded at home over the last year and this is that but with a slightly different track listing, just to keep the real thing real. Thank you for listening and stay tuned for a lot of new news soon! XO NK
REAL LIFE (Redux):
01. Dreamin’ Man (Neil Young)
02. Thinking About You feat. Nite Jewel (Christopher Breaux)
03. Constant Craving (k.d. lang & Ben Mink)
04. He Doesn’t Know I’m Alive (Janet Jackson & Spencer Bernard)
I’ve been back in LA for a week since the euro tour with Nite Jewel and all I’ve got to show for it are these brand new FACEBOOK, TWITTER and INSTAGRAM accounts. That’s right doin’ it all. Triple threat. Just like Barbara Streisand. I’m actually weirdly pumped about all of this, so please follow and like and heart me!
Oh! Also, you can download the Frank Ocean cover Ramona and I made for free here. Thanks for the time…
FRANK OCEAN COVER feat. NITE JEWEL, NEW COVERS RECORD, EURO DATES
Hi everyone! Coming to you from a hotel bed in Dublin, some old western called “Bounty Hunter” is on, my bandmate Allison’s taking a nap, it’s grey and green outside. Just wanted to let you know that I finished a covers record the other day. It’s called REAL LIFE and I’ll have copies at all of the upcoming european dates I have with NITE JEWEL. I’m playing synths and singing in that group now, and opening the shows. Ramona and I also banged out a cover of our favourite Frank Ocean song and you can hear that below. We heart F.O. Hope to see you soon! XO NK
1. DREAMIN’ MAN (NEIL YOUNG)
2. THINKING ABOUT YOU feat. NITE JEWEL (FRANK OCEAN)
David Byrne's got the jump on 5 new NK records, which are streaming this month on his radio playlist. I’ve loved his music since I was a kid, my grandpa had Talking Heads' Little Creatures and I used to play “And She Was” over and over. Just realized that that’s a pretty bonkers thing for a three-year-old to do. Anyway, I’ve got nothin’ but the deepest respect and admiration for him and his work and I’m happy that he continues to be down with my musics. Thanks DB!
HEY EVERYONE! I MADE THIS RECORDING A COUPLE DAYS BEFORE CHRISTMAS LAST YEAR AND NOW HERE IT IS AGAIN! IT’S GOT ALL YOUR HOLIDAY FAVOURITES: JINGLE BELLS, AWAY IN A MANGER, SLEIGH RIDE, SILVER BELLS AND CHRISTMASTIME IS HERE. IF YOU LIKE THOSE SONGS, AS WELL AS, R. KELLY, CA$HFLOW, PREFAB SPROUT, BILLY GRIFFIN AND MY FRIEND GUS’ REMIX OF THE THEME SONG TO TWIN PEAKS YOU MIGHT LIKE THIS. I’VE HEARD IT’S A HIT WITH MOM’S AND GRANDMA’S. PLEASE SPREAD THIS MUSIC ALL OVER!
Stream or download an hour-long mix of music written and performed by NICHOLAS KRGOVICH and his various projects between 2002-2011. This second instalment features previously unreleased songs, covers, remixes and guest appearances by Casiotone For The Painfully Alone, Phil Elverum, Ada, Mirah, What’s Up?, Karl Blau and more. Don’t forget to grip Volume I here and Volume II here. Thank you for listening!
01. HE’LL HAVE TO GO (Written by Joe & Audrey Allison) - NICHOLAS KRGOVICH
02. PRISONER OF DESIRE (RAFTER EDIT) - NO KIDS (3:05)
03. STROLLING PAST THE OLD GRAVEYARD w/ KARL BLAU - GIGI (5:32)
04. ARGUING - P:ANO (8:30)
05. GO EASY (Written by John Martyn) - NICHOLAS KRGOVICH (10:58)
06. THE JAZZ SINGER (Remixed by ADA) - NO KIDS (15:10)
07. OC - P:ANO (19:45)
08. AN AFTERNOON AT THE PENDLETON’S (NO FLASHLIGHT MIX w/ PHIL ELVERUM) - NO KIDS (23:20)
HERE’S A “RE-IMAGINING” OF THE NO KIDS SONG THE JAZZ SINGER BY GERMAN ELECTRONIC ARTIST MICHAELA DIPPEL aka ADA. IT CAN BE FOUND ON HER NEW RECORD MEINE ZARTEN PFOTEN. SHE ALSO RECENTLY REMIXED A TRACK FOR ONE OF THE GREATEST LIVING SINGERS, TRACEY THORN. LISTEN HERE. THANKS MICHAELA!
THIS SUNDAY, 19 JUNE 2011 AS PART OF THE NORTHSIDE FESTIVAL IN BROOKLYN WITH WYRD VISIONS. TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE HERE. TELL EVERYBODY! ALSO, ED ASKEW WILL BE PLAYING THE CHURCH A COUPLE NIGHTS BEFORE. LISTEN TO THIS AND THIS AND GO SEE HIM TOO! HE’S THE GREATEST.
BOOMKAT PRODUCT REVIEW FOR NICHOLAS KRGOVICH - IT NEVER WAS YOU 7"
"COMING FROM PHIL ELVERUM’S P.W. ELVERUM & SUN LABEL AND BEING PART OF NO KIDS, YOU’D THINK YOU’D HAVE A LID ON WHAT NICHOLAS KRGOVICH’S NEW SINGLE "IT NEVER WAS YOU" WOULD SOUND LIKE. THAT IT SOUNDS LIKE A SORT OF WONKY TAKE ON THE-DREAM WAS ABSOLUTELY NOT WHAT I EXPECTED AT ALL, AND EVEN MORE SURPRISINGLY IT WORKS. OKAY SO THE DUDE’S GOT DIRTY PROJECTORS AFFILIATIONS SO WE CAN SAFELY SAY THAT THERE’S A GOOD CHANCE HE’S JAMMED OUT TO SOME SWEET, SWEET R&B IN HIS TIME, BUT THE BIGGEST SURPRISE IS JUST HOW EFFECTIVE KRGOVICH’S VOICE IS SINGING ABOUT CHICKS AND BUBBLES. NICE USE OF A VOCODER (IN PLACE OF THE UBIQUITOUS AUTOTUNE) TOO - DRAKE SHOULD BE DULY WORRIED."
CONSIDER PURCHASE AT P.W. ELVERUM & SUN. 7” NOW COMES WITH A DOWNLOAD CODE THAT LOOKS LIKE THIS:
THIS WAS RECORDED FROM THE STAGE ON MY CELL PHONE. KATY STARTED PLAYING THIS SONG MID-TOUR AND IT KILLED ME EVERY TIME. ONE OF THE SADDEST SONGS IN THE WORLD DELIVERED TO A HIGHLY SPIRITED AUDIENCE IN AN OLD GOLD RUSH TOWN. LOVE IT!
In the wake of the horrendous earthquake and resulting tsunami that recently struck eastern Japan, the music downloading site OTOTOY decided to take quick action in supporting the victims by releasing a benefit album titled ‘Play for Japan’, which includes two 7e.p. bands - moools and yumbo.
'Play for Japan' encouraged 7e.p. to think about how we, a label that mainly licenses music from overseas, might also be able to contribute. With the hope of creating an iTunes-based benefit album, we called out to the overseas artists that we have had the pleasure of working with. The response was immediate and overwhelming.
We are excited to announce the release of a 3-volume benefit compilation album titled ‘Resume’. It includes 45 tracks, most of them previously unreleased, from 43 artists hailing from America, Canada, Australia, the U.K., the Netherlands and even Japan.
The title, ‘Resume’, which implies recovering and persevering, was the idea of ‘Sweet Dreams’ publisher Norio Fukuda. The cover artwork was provided by renowned Olympia, WA. artist Nikki McClure. Moreover, Masaki Tada, who has worked on albums by moools and many other 7e.p. albums, offered his mastering expertise.
In particular, we would like express our utmost appreciation to all of the participating artists, who took time out of their busy schedules to make this happen.
The entire proceeds from this compilation will be used to support the disaster victims. Though we don’t expect to raise a giant fortune, every yen will help make someone’s life better. At the conclusion of this project, 7e.p. will announce how much money was raised and where it is going.
Finally, we would like to offer our deepest condolences to the earthquake and tsunami victims as well as their families. We pray for your quick recovery.