To be released in September, Tru Thoughts Covers' is a mighty selection of the most pivotal and interesting cover versions to have peppered Tru Thoughts' ten year history of releases, boasting many crossover hits; from Nostalgia 77 and Alice Russell's epic take on the White Stripes; to The Quantic Soul Orchestra's version of 4Hero; via the Bamboos' mod-soul re-imagining of Kings Of Leon; and Hot 8 Brass Band's rambunctious, world-renowned version of "Sexual Healing", taking Marvin Gaye to the Mardi Gras. Between them these songs have gained tremendous acclaim, and radio play on a huge spectrum of stations, including BBC Radio 1 & 2, 6Music, BBC London, XFM and NME Radio. In addition, this 17-track collection also features new exclusive tracks from the likes of Lizzy Parks, Woon, Aldo Vanucci and Quantic and his Combo Bárbaro.
The big day is so close: Q-Tip, Chester French, Little Dragon, DJ Benji B, Central Park and the sun! Or rain. Either way, the show is free so get yourself there by any means necessary!
Thirty years before Sacha Baron Cohen cat-walked the thin line between documentary and fiction in the name of comedy, the great radical filmmaker Robert Kramer -- with co-director John Douglas -- interwove the two modes to deliver his 1975 masterpiece Milestones, in the name of the revolutionary ideals of the late 1960's. Showing as part of his eight-title retrospective this weekend at Anthology Film Archives (New York, NY), “Milestones is as carefully arranged as a piece of music. …[U]sing images, emotions and, most frequently, words as themes, it bursts with unexpected life.” (Vincent Canby, New York Times).
“The Films of Robert Kramer” runs July 17–23 at Anthology Film Archives.
Here's another unreleased bonus track from Joy Jones, whose debut album Godchild was just released on Future Soul Records. This song - done with Jones' inimitable touch - is a cover of the spiritual "Go Down Moses," which was popularized by civil rights activist Paul Robeson.