More snaps from Sunday's jump at Harriet's, this time by Kwesi Abbensetts—when you go to his blog click on the pics to scroll thru.
Also the ill write-up and more flicks from the lifestyle angle brought to you by the letter M.
30 April 2008
29 April 2008
Sunday was Freedom Day: an opportunity to bring people together. Chic boutique Harriet's Alter Ego took the occasion to host a (free) going away party for BLK JKS and 500+ people came out to wish the band well.
Of course things got a little crazy...
Rebecca Smeyne with the snaps, Village Voice with the scoop...and more pics!
23 April 2008
21 April 2008
On Sunday we shot a video for the new BLK JKS song "Mystery". It's a cover of the Carlos Garnett spiritual jazz stormer "Mystery Of Ages" and it's coming out in Japan as a vinyl-only 7in single with a remix by producer/DJ Bulljun on the flip.
Dont wanna reveal everything but the video starts out in Crown Heights, ends up at Coney Island and features a yellow bicycle.
"Mystery" is one of the songs we recorded at Electric Lady with Brandon Curtis. With any luck we'll be able to get that EP out to the people by the early summer!
Thanks to Bulljun and the lovely Yui for coming on set to make a cameo in the video!
17 April 2008
BLK JKS has been working with sonic mad scientist Brandon Curtis to record some songs at Electric Lady studios...just cuz he's that dude, wears black, snakeskin boots, long hair, has a silver tooth in his mouth since middle school probably,totally cool in the studio, puts mad time and attention in etc etc and most of all NO EGO which is weird and hard to find these days. BC has that old school classic producers touch that gives shape and input without running all over what makes a band special and unique. He's just been into BLK JKS for a few months and casually offered to record the guys when they came to NYC.
We finished recording today and the rough mixes are already sounding INSANE.
Oh, Brandon has a day job with his major official band
The Secret Machines. Hopefully that won't cause problems when we get him out to South Africa for more work.