Big thanks to Ben Harvey for interviewing me about my book, Tired of California: The Beach Boys' Holland Revisited on his show, The Broken Records Radio Hour. Here's the interview (minus the music):
Big news! I'm making a movie! It's called Daughter, Actually, a film about mothers and daughters and the choices they make. I wrote the script, and my friend and colleague Jen Mitlas will be directing. Here's a bit of background... At the 2019 Sundance Film Festival, TIME’S UP and the Annenberg Inclusion Initiative launched the…Read more Daughter, Actually
Actually, it's not a new website. It's my old website (marcschuster.com), but I've redesigned it. And by "redesigned," I mean I've stripped it down to a bare minimum. Essentially, the site consists of a picture of a human with a dog's head sitting on a chair beneath a red moon. When you go to the…Read more How My New Website Works
Here's something I've been working on... It's a new video from my band, Plush Gordon. The song is called "The Darkest Moon." Musically, it has hints of Pink Floyd, the Jesus and Mary Chain ("Just Like Honey," in particular) and Joy Division ("Atmosphere"). It has also drawn positive comparisons to The Church ("Under the Milky…Read more “The Darkest Moon”
As longtime readers of my blog have probably noticed, I'm love all aspects of music -- making it, listening to it, reading about it, writing about it -- so it may come as little surprise that I've decided to take my interest in music to a new level by starting a label. It's called Hungry…Read more A New Venture
This one's a little odd, particularly the first track, but my new band's debut EP is now available on BandCamp. The EP is called Fits and Starts. Contained therein are: A brief song (25 seconds) about a rubber-band ball A song about a man who works at a grocery store A song about Gregor Samsa…Read more Plush Gordon debut now available!
For those of you itching to listen to Terry Riley and Lamonte Young-like minimalist electronic music (I know I want to from time to time), take a listen to “Murmurings” by Android Invasion. With a a swarming background of noise, a series of chords come in and out of the mix and stereo spectrum, circling around the listener as the texture thickens and thins. Interspersed with electronic clinks and clanks, this track is certainly a more android-sounding minimalism, but it is remarkably human in its microtonal string part interjecting in the waves of sound. The chords are warm and inviting, too, removing any thoughts of being overly mechanized.
Check it out!