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Tei Shi x Gorilla vs. Bear takeover: Pete Drake – Forever

FOREVER

Pete Drake was a really well known pedal steel guitar player in Nashville in the 60s, He played on some of the biggest songs/for the biggest artists ever. But he also came up with the idea of basically using your mouth as the amplifier for a guitar...

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Tei Shi x Gorilla vs. Bear takeover: The Danger Boys

THE DANGER BOYS

The Danger Boys is Jack McNutt and Julian Master. They are ridiculous and amazing. I got to know of them because they created an instagram page called dead animals I killed and started trolling me hard with it...

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Tei Shi x Gorilla vs. Bear takeover: I Want To Break Free

QUEEN

To start off on a crazy amazing note, I’m sharing this video. Because I love Queen, Freddie Mercury is one of my all time favorite humans/talents/performers. We need more people like him, and also I wish music videos still looked like this...

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Lower Dens takeover: George W S Trow – Within the Context of No Context

WITHIN THE CONTEXT OF NO CONTEXT

Basically the most important piece of prophecy since Revelations. Nobody has ever thought so deeply and so comprehensively about American civilization, nor written the product of that thinking with such terrifying clarity...

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Lower Dens takeover: A Different Kind of Tension

BUZZCOCKS

This album has really informed my playing and thinking about music recently, specifically the way they take a simple idea and push it and push it until it sort of breaks into something new. I feel connected to the way this album uses punk and pop, desperation and exuberance in an honest way that still feels refreshing to me decades after its creation...

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Lower Dens takeover: David Wojnarowicz

LOWER DENS TAKEOVER

Along with people like Kathy Acker and Robert Mapplethorpe, David Wojnarowicz worked to bring gay culture out of its campy, self-mocking state and turn it into something that could stand beside as opposed to in opposition to straight culture...

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Lower Dens takeover: Ernest Becker – Escape From Evil

ESCAPE FROM EVIL

We're all running from something, which Becker identifies as death without meaning or legacy. That the source of so much of our culture ought to lie in fear is both sad and eminently forgivable. There's nothing more human than this...

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Lower Dens takeover: David Bowie live at Nassau coliseum (1976)

BOWIE

The light of Bowie's stardom often obscures the names of his formidable side people. In this celebrated live show (listen to the full show here) it is impossible to ignore the energy and inventiveness of Carlos Alomar, George Murray and Dennis Davis, the core of the band which helped cement his reputation in the seventies...

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Lower Dens takeover: Richard Thompson

LOWER DENS

Richard Thompson is a remarkably fluid guitar player. His rhythm playing sneaks in lots of passing lines and his solos often contain material from a variety of idioms without sounding forced. His tones change with the times but are always in good taste and unique to him...

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Lower Dens takeover: William Eggleston and Nan Goldin

LOWER DENS // NAN GOLDIN

These photographers don’t work together, that I know of, but they share a singular ability. Eggleston photographs the minutiae and monotony of our lives in startling color. Goldin is just as deft with her camera, but her subject matter is usually provocative and exhibitionist...

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