Wednesday, January 25, 2012

BRMC at Cobb Studio: Exclusive for FAULT Magazine

FAULT Magazine Issue 9 features the American music industry’s best kept secret - Cobb Studio. In addition to speaking to studio founders Ryan Bernstein and  Billy and Paul Nicgorski, FAULT also caught up with Kasabian’s Jay Mehler and BRMC’s Robert Levon Been about the benefits of recording at Cobb. Read the full interview exclusively in Issue 9 – available in print or in digital.

The feature is filled with previously unpublished shots of BRMC recording for ‘Howl’ and ‘Beat the Devil’s Tattoo’, courtesy of Billy Nicgorski. We’re also proud to present Billy’s own video (created with 2,146 pictures) of the band recording and playing ‘Mama Taught me Better’ at an intimate local gig:



Monday, January 23, 2012

Today, we are striking against censorship SOPA

Today, we are striking against censorship


Join the largest online protest in history: tell Congress to stop this bill now!


 I am writing to you as a voter in your district. I urge you to vote "no" on cloture for S. 968, the PROTECT IP Act, on Jan. 24th. The PROTECT IP Act is dangerous, ineffective, and short-sighted. It does not deserve floor consideration.  I urge my representative to vote "no" on SOPA, the corresponding House bill.

Over coming days you'll be hearing from the many businesses, advocacy organizations, and ordinary Americans who oppose this legislation because of the myriad ways in which it will stifle free speech and innovation.  We hope you'll take our concerns to heart and oppose this legislation by voting "no" on cloture.


Friday, January 13, 2012

"Ain't No Easy Way" is the theme song for "Coal"

There's a show called "Coal" on Spike TV (if you're in the US, at least). Yeah, it's a reality show *groan* -- but this one caught my eye. The show is about coal miners in West Virginia and their day-to-day hardships. It's definitely edited to death, but still quite interesting.

"Ain't No Easy Way" is the theme song played during the opening/closing credits of the show, which made me smile (I always melt when I hear those vocals)...

The series is on Netflix Instant Streaming if you're interested.

Definitely makes you appreciate what some people deal with every day to keep this world running.


Sunday, January 8, 2012

Message from Robert...

I want everyone to begin this year with something worth their love, for something worth their hope, a feeling that will penetrate the dark empty voices that always seem to drown out the little chance we have of getting it right, of being heard, and moving forward.

There are parts of us, inside of us, that are not our own.
And this time we have, which is so precious to us, is not all our own either. It is not our time to abuse, lose or forget.
We pull ourselves apart so often trying to revive and remember what we already deeply know.
As steady as the air we breathe, as sure as the sun and stars from which we swing.

This world is on the edge taut with expectation, hovering just out of sight, beyond our imagining beyond our dreaming beyond our hoping, something we found in the last chill of night.

Take care of yourselves and take care of eachother, let this new year come to light…


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Our song "Salvation" is credited as the inspiration behind the character "The Pastor of Lost Souls" in the new novel "Empire State" by Adam Christopher. The Pixies, The Cure and more were used too for other characters.
In the Book Notes series, authors create and discuss a music playlist that relates in some way to their recently published book.