Over the past couple of years we have become quite fond of the folks over at
Matador. It started with Brightblack Morning Light coming to Whitefish to support
their first full-length for Matador. Next was Yo La Tengo playing a great set at the
SnowGhost-curated Bleeding Edge Festival. Matmos has already done two (!) SnowGhost
sessions, and the legendary Stephen Malkmus recorded his newest release Real Emotional Trash
here last spring.
We met Mike Manning through Luke Temple last year and have become
great friends and allies. We had breakfast for lunch at Mike's favorite
breakfast for lunch place in LA to discuss the SnowGhost concept, and
found that we share many of the same philosophies on the future of
music. Mill Pond and SnowGhost are such good friends that they call
each other at home and on weekends! Look for sessions with all of
the Mill Pond artists (Josh Ottum, Luke Temple, Thieves of Kailua,
Flying, Robert Stillman's Horses).
The Bleeding Edge was a quirky little festival that we got to curate
with our friend Robert Crouch from Los Angeles. The idea was to bring
together artists using technology in one way or another for the
advancement of their art; this could be in the music itself or with
creative web sites. We ended up with a great line-up of music and
installations, ranging from the aural assault of Black Dice to the
stompin' sound of the Avett Brothers. All of this went down on the
beautiful grounds of The Montalvo Arts Center.
Our partners in The Bleeding Edge Festival, Robert Crouch and Ed Patuto,
have put together Volume as a sounding board for new media works -
exhibitions, performances, events, lectures, and publications - from artists
such as Isis + Tim Hecker, William Basinski, and Richard Chartier. We'll continue
to work with them, producing unique collaborative sessions at SnowGhost to be
showcased nationally under The Bleeding Edge moniker.
We've become quite chummy with Sean and the guys at Daytrotter lately. After running
into each other repeatedly at SXSW, CMJ, and NoisePop, and learning that we've recorded many
of the same artists, we (naturally) decided we were like-minded and had to work together.
It wasn't long before Brett was engineering Daytrotter sessions, including one for the iconic
Death Cab for Cutie.
Fortunately for us, we know people with talents other than music. Pete Thomas has graciously
crafted many of the stunning concert posters featured on our site, as well as around town
to promote our shows. Hopefully someday they'll be collector's items!