Fresh Laundromatinee Sessions: Record Store Day 2017

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As per tradition the LaundroMatinee team spent their Record Store Day at the party thrown by LUNA music here in Indianapolis. They spent the day recording local favorite bands, drinking lots of local coffee and beer, and generally just having a lot of fun with everyone else there. Many thanks to everyone who contributed and to LUNA for always being great hosts. We’re already looking forward to next year’s party!

 

 

Flaco

Sedcairn Archives

Service

Michael Raintree

Thunder Dreamer

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Filmed by Doug Fellegy / Sheridan Gibson
Edited by Doug Fellegy / Laurel Tilton
Recorded by Jeff DuPont / DMA

 

 

 

 

Fresh Laundromatinee Session : Hiss Golden Messenger Live at LUNA music


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, the latest album from Hiss Golden Messenger out on Merge Records, hits a sweet spot somewhere in between spirited bluegrass and brooding Americana. The songs that comprise the record build a detailed tapestry of a life full of experience; doubt and joy, fear and love all float throughout M.C. Taylor’s seventh lp under the Hiss moniker, a set of lenses with which to understand our human condition in both the personal and universal sense. Fans huddled together inside of the intimate confines of LUNA music to enjoy this rare performance, drinking coffee and chatting with Taylor and co. after the set. You can relive all of this in the videos below, or by listening the the 7″ Record Store Day collab with artist Nathaniel Russell.

 

 

Filmed by Doug Fellegy / Daniel Arthur
Edited by Doug Fellegy
Recorded and mixed by Jeff DuPont

Fresh Laundromatinee Sessions: Record Store Day 2016

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This past April the LaundroMatinee team loaded up our backpacks with as much recording gear as we could carry and made our way to the annual Record Store Day party at LUNA music. We spent the day with mobs of local music fans looking at the new releases, listening to stellar bands, and celebrating our community. Many thanks to everyone who contributed, to LUNA for always being great hosts, and for all of you who came to hang out with us! We’re already looking forward to this year’s party!

 

 

Filmed by Doug Fellegy / Sheridan Gibson / Theresa Carper / Joe Skibinski / Mark Blank
Edited by Doug Fellegy / Laurel Tilton / Theresa Carper
Recorded by Jeff DuPont / DMA

Fresh Laundromatinee Session : Julien Baker Live Performs “Rejoice” Live at Luna Music in Indianapolis

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Julien Baker’s beautiful aww-shucks guitar strumming, especially here on Sprained Ankle’s “Rejoice,” is the ultimate siren song. She lures you in with clean, haunting sounds that demurely chug along until she takes a deep breath and then all of a sudden sings with a power and a clarity that’s completely awe inducing. The strength of her voice, especially like when she unleashes it around the 2:00 mark, leaves those in attendance planted firmly to the ground and silences bar chatter in the back. You can’t help but look upon the performer before you and understand that in 2016 you’re seeing a rare caliber of artist, and you don’t dare look away for fear that you’ll miss something.


 

Filmed by Sheridan Gibson / Nicole Conflenti
Edited by Doug Fellegy
Recorded and mixed by Jeff DuPont
Animated title cards by BrainTwins ( www.braintwins.net )

Fresh Session : Lily & Madeleine on Laundromatinee

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Earlier this year local duo Lily & Madeleine took a break from touring behind their newest record, Keep It Together, and graced LUNA music with a stripped down instore performance. The Jurkiewicz sisters packed the storefront with as many friends and fans as could fit inside and treated them to intimate versions of a handful of new songs, including “Small Talk” and “Nothing,” the two closing tracks off of their latest album.

The shuffling guitar and piano of “Small Talk” provide a glasslike canvas that let the vocals on the song shimmer through, showcasing the understated beauty of Lily & Madeleine’s marvelous harmonies. On “Nothing,” though, a melancholy piano line is the only accompaniment to the sisters’ stark and haunting voices. The band deals with themes like heartbreak, self-reliance, and others commonly found throughout modern music, but it’s the honesty and arrestingly beautiful voices that Lily & Madeleine craft their songs with that make them stand out. Be sure to catch them on the rest of their North American tour from now through October.

 

Filmed by Doug Fellegy / Sheridan Gibson / Nicole Conflenti
Edited by Doug Fellegy
Colored by Nicole Conflenti
Recorded and mixed by Jeff DuPont

From The Vault: Watch Videos from our Session with Those Darlins


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In honor, or memoriam, of the sad news that long-time MOKB favorites, Those Darlins, announced that they will be going on “indefinite hiatus” after their January 2016 tour dates, we figured it would be a good time to revisit our session with the band.

The then-foursome performed “The Whole Damn Thing“, “Red Light Love“, “Cannonball Blues“, and “Mr. Money” for us, in the rear amphitheater at the Indianapolis Museum of Art. It was our first and only session at the museum, and there was something fun about the juxtaposition of this fine art location and the band’s rough-around-the-edges, whiskey-soaked, southern-fried pop-punk vibe.

They also taught me the hilarious and disgusting band handshake at this session, which I only wish we would have caught on camera. It consisted of shaking hands, sliding your hand then up the inside of the arm of the other, into their hairy, sweaty armpit, reinterlocking arms and sliding your sweat-covered index and middle finger then under the nose of your shake partner. Pretty gross, totally awesome.

 

 

From The Vault: Watch Videos from our Sessions with Ra Ra Riot

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One of the great joys of this “job” has always been recording with the bands we write about. Our mostly-now-defunct Laundromatinee.com project was generally so full of challenges that it eventually made us much smarter, more creative, better, and more patient human beings. Each and every session was faced with some problem, be it punctuality, technology, emotional, interpersonal, or financial. We had to be nimble. It forced us to be innovative, to experiment, to adapt. In the end, we created hundreds of amazing session videos with hundreds of amazing bands. I feel lucky to have had the experience of making these videos with Jeff, Doug, Tim, Daniel, Derek and Christina, and the many others who contributed. I feel lucky to have these videos and recordings in my personal library. It would be a shame, in my mind, to just let them sit out there in the internet ether. So, I’ve decided to start a reoccurring series revisiting these sessions. I hope you enjoy.

We had the pleasure of recording and filming Ra Ra Riot on two separate occasions. In 2008, before the release of The Rhumb Line, the band stopped by The Pop Machine studio to record three songs with us. You can read and watch that entire session here.

Again, in 2011, after the release of The Orchard and before an MOKB Presents show at The Earth House, the band recorded in the library of that church/venue with us. You can read and watch that entire session here.

Can You Tell from The Rhumb Line

Ghosts Under Rocks from The Rhumb Line

Too Dramatic from The Orchard