Lodgemaster Quintron's double LP Sucre Du Sauvage is out now on Goner Records. Read Noah Bonaparte Pais' interview (from this cover story) with Quintron about recording the entire album at the New Orleans Museum of Art last year. From the interview:
I’ll be there and I’ll be able to record anything at any time. But the focus is going to be making a record there, and not a collaboration with the audience so much. I know that’ll be part of it, but I don’t want to make that the focus, because I think it would be, I don’t know, not as interesting to me. I can already tell you what sounds the average person is going to make on the Drum Buddy over and over and over again. I’m more interested in people’s voices, things like that. A clumsy Drum Buddy player, I can do that myself. But the voices of people, and kids and talking, that might end up on it.
I won’t be interacting. It’ll be like — have you ever been to Colonial Williamsburg? It’s going to be kind of like that. ... The point is, I want to f—king go to work and make a record — but in a museum, in this weird place surrounded by paintings and people in a strange environment. So I will be like the blacksmith in ye old Colonial Williamsburg, working in my shop, making a record. And they can come and hang out as much as they want and watch. ...
Community Records' annual Block Party at The Big top is tomorrow. Download a zip of the free sampler of the 21 bands performing at the event here.
Also tomorrow, Tulane University's annual Crawfest. Here's the lineup schedule. Find free music from event kicker-offer Mississippi Rail Company here, and tracks from others in the lineup here and here.
Hit the jump for tomorrow's Record Store Day info and more music.
Record nerds will be out in droves tomorrow to pick up limited Record Store Day releases. (Find the master list here.) In New Orleans, record stores are putting on a few free parties. BarryFest.com has the rundown. Highlights: King James & the Special Men and Kindest Lines at Euclid Records, and a $1 sidewalk sale at Skully'z.
Curren$y started leaking tracks from his upcoming Covert Coup. Here's "Full Metal." The album is due April 20. (Duh.)
And if you missed Katey Red's first-ever music video, watch it here.