The Astronauts Are Sleeping
The Astronauts Are Sleeping is a double album by Her Space Holiday released in 1999. It was re-released in 2002 as The Astronauts Are Sleeping 2.0. This volume was released by Skylab Operations. "Promised a Flight" "Slide Guitars and Moving Cars" "Our Favorite Day" "Sweet Baby Jesus" "Explosion Existence" "The Astronauts Are Sleeping" "The Fourth of July" This volume was released by No Karma. "These Days" "Crazy" "Sunday Drivers" "Slide Guitars and Moving Cars" "Count on the Days" "Audio Phase" "1939" "You Know Why I Lie" "Homecoming" "Ceilingstars" This version was released in Japan in 2002 by Neoplex Records. The tracks are placed in a different order; the Astronauts Are Sleeping Promised a Flight Our Favorite Day Sweet Baby Jesus Explosion Existence Slide Guitars and Moving Cars These Days Sunday Drivers Crazy Count on the Days 1939 Ceiling Stars The Astronauts Are Sleeping
Bright Eyes (band)
Bright Eyes was an American indie rock band founded by singer-songwriter and guitarist Conor Oberst. It consisted of Oberst, multi-instrumentalist and producer Mike Mogis and piano player Nate Walcott, a rotating lineup of collaborators drawn from Omaha's indie music scene. Bright Eyes is signed to Saddle Creek Records, a Nebraska-based label founded by Conor Oberst's brother Justin Oberst and Bright Eyes member Mike Mogis. A founding member of Commander Venus – which disbanded in 1997 – guitarist/vocalist Conor Oberst turned to focus on his new project, Bright Eyes. In 1998, he released 20 of the songs he had been stockpiling as the first official Bright Eyes album, A Collection of Songs Written and Recorded 1995-1997; the album saw Oberst beginning to experiment with drum machines and other instruments. The sound of the album ranges from bleating vocals to acoustic guitar songs and techno-style synthesizer instrumentals. Critical reaction was negative, with AllMusic saying that many of "the songs disintegrate as his vocals are reduced to the unintelligible babbling of a child.
Any balance the music maintained up to that point, however fragile, is lost and so, more than is the listener." On November 2, 1998, Saddle Creek released Letting Off the Happiness, a ten-track album that displayed a more focused and clearer sound than the previous album. According to the Saddle Creek press release, it features members of Lullaby for the Working Class, Neutral Milk Hotel, of Montreal. Park Ave. bandmate Neely Jenkins contributed vocals. It was predominantly recorded in the Oberst family basement in Omaha on an analog eight track reel to reel. Although all of the tracks feature a full band, "June on the West Coast" is performed with only acoustic guitar and vocals. "Padraic My Prince" gives a dramatic fictional account of the death of his baby brother, a story with a multitude of symbolic meanings. Oberst has referenced the song "Padraic My Prince" more than once in his music; the song "An Attempt To Tip the Scales" on the album "Fevers and Mirrors" has a faux interview near the end of the track, a labelmate and had played in other bands with Oberst.
The interviewer is another labelmate on Saddle Creek Records. The interview was meant to be somewhat sarcastic and most of what the Oberst impersonator said was not true. At one point the interviewer asks the question: "So some of these references like babies in bathtubs are not biographical?" The Oberst impersonator replies: "Well I did have a brother who died in a bathtub... he drowned. Well I had five brothers that drowned." "No, I'm serious. My mother drowned one every year for five consecutive years, they were all named Padraic, that's why they only got one song. It's kind of like walking out a door and discovering that it's a window." Oberst references the song in "Cartoon Blues" on the Four Winds EP. In November 1999, Bright Eyes released the five-song Every Day and Every Night EP, which included "Neely O'Hara" and "A Perfect Sonnet." In 2000, Bright Eyes released Fevers and Mirrors, with new instruments such as the flute and accordion introduced into the song arrangements. After "An Attempt to Tip the Scales", there is a mock radio interview that features Todd Fink of The Faint doing an impression of Oberst while reading a script that Oberst wrote.
In this interview, the fake Oberst presents a strange, contradictory explanation of his attitude towards his music. It acknowledges criticisms of his lyrics as overblown and insincere, which had begun to appear as the popularity of the band increased, but responds by stating that the lyrics are meant for personal interpretation. Oberst commented that "It was a way to make fun of ourselves because the record is such a downer. I mean, that's one part of who I am but I like laughing." The album placed 170 on Pitchfork Media's best 200 albums of the decade. With Lifted or The Story Is in the Soil, Keep Your Ear to the Ground in 2002, Bright Eyes became one of the year's most celebrated "new" artists, despite having been recording under that moniker for a few years, they received national attention, including in several notable pieces in The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, Time magazine, Rolling Stone and Spin, many of which proclaimed Conor Oberst to be a significant new artist. The album was a commercial success and has sold over 250,000 copies, a breakthrough for the label and for all of the band's peers at that time.
Oberst stated that, before making this record, both he and Mike Mogis had an idea for a "sort of grandiose sound" that neither could put into words. This was the first album made after Oberst's break to play with Desaparecidos. During the 2004 election season, Bright Eyes toured with Bruce Springsteen and R. E. M. on the Vote for Change tour, further pushing Bright Eyes into the public eye. Oberst sang numerous duets with the likes of Neil Young. In November 2004, two Bright Eyes singles, "Lua" and "Take It Easy", reached the two top spots on the Billboard Hot 100 Single Sales; this was the first time. January 25, 2005 saw the release of two distinctly different Bright Eyes albums: the folk-influenced I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning and the electronic-pop inflected Digital Ash in a Digital Urn. An extensive world tour followed the release of those albums. Part one of the tour was in support of I'm Wide Awake and the second part was in support of Digital Ash; the first part was more similar to past tours with an intimate band setting.
The decision to split the tour this way was practical as it would have been a "logistical nightmare" in terms of equipment and staff t
XOXO, Panda and the New Kid Revival
XOXO, Panda and the New Kid Revival is Marc Bianchi's 2008 album under his pseudonym Her Space Holiday. The album was released on October 7, 2008. In this album, Bianchi abandons the computerized sounds that marked previous Her Space Holiday efforts in favor of an organic, folk-driven style; the track "Sleepy Tigers", which became its own EP, has become his most known and most played on his Myspace page, having over 350,000 plays. XOXO, Panda and the New Kid Revival received mixed to positive reviews from critics, it scored a 65 out of 100 on review aggregator MetaCritic. Its departure from Her Space Holiday's previous darker, more indietronica work is mentioned frequently. For example, Rolling Stone Magazine describes the album as "brighter" than Her Space Holiday's previous releases, calls the tracks "charming" and "simple". LAS Magazine describes the album as a "divergence from his defining brand of electro-infused indie-rock to unapologetic, cadenced pop" and calling the lyrics "sometimes playful, sometimes cringe-inducing".
The magazine rated the album a 7.6 out of 10. Webzine PopMatters warns that the album is "worth hearing, just don’t expect anything life-changing", describes Bianchi's vocals as "less-than-stellar". Still, the webzine awarded the album a 6 out of 10 rating
California is a state in the Pacific Region of the United States. With 39.6 million residents, California is the most populous U. S. the third-largest by area. The state capital is Sacramento; the Greater Los Angeles Area and the San Francisco Bay Area are the nation's second and fifth most populous urban regions, with 18.7 million and 9.7 million residents respectively. Los Angeles is California's most populous city, the country's second most populous, after New York City. California has the nation's most populous county, Los Angeles County, its largest county by area, San Bernardino County; the City and County of San Francisco is both the country's second-most densely populated major city after New York City and the fifth-most densely populated county, behind only four of the five New York City boroughs. California's $3.0 trillion economy is larger than that of any other state, larger than those of Texas and Florida combined, the largest sub-national economy in the world. If it were a country, California would be the 5th largest economy in the world, the 36th most populous as of 2017.
The Greater Los Angeles Area and the San Francisco Bay Area are the nation's second- and third-largest urban economies, after the New York metropolitan area. The San Francisco Bay Area PSA had the nation's highest GDP per capita in 2017 among large PSAs, is home to three of the world's ten largest companies by market capitalization and four of the world's ten richest people. California is considered a global trendsetter in popular culture, innovation and politics, it is considered the origin of the American film industry, the hippie counterculture, fast food, the Internet, the personal computer, among others. The San Francisco Bay Area and the Greater Los Angeles Area are seen as global centers of the technology and entertainment industries, respectively. California has a diverse economy: 58% of the state's economy is centered on finance, real estate services and professional, scientific and technical business services. Although it accounts for only 1.5% of the state's economy, California's agriculture industry has the highest output of any U.
S. state. California is bordered by Oregon to the north and Arizona to the east, the Mexican state of Baja California to the south; the state's diverse geography ranges from the Pacific Coast in the west to the Sierra Nevada mountain range in the east, from the redwood–Douglas fir forests in the northwest to the Mojave Desert in the southeast. The Central Valley, a major agricultural area, dominates the state's center. Although California is well-known for its warm Mediterranean climate, the large size of the state results in climates that vary from moist temperate rainforest in the north to arid desert in the interior, as well as snowy alpine in the mountains. Over time and wildfires have become more pervasive features. What is now California was first settled by various Native Californian tribes before being explored by a number of European expeditions during the 16th and 17th centuries; the Spanish Empire claimed it as part of Alta California in their New Spain colony. The area became a part of Mexico in 1821 following its successful war for independence but was ceded to the United States in 1848 after the Mexican–American War.
The western portion of Alta California was organized and admitted as the 31st state on September 9, 1850. The California Gold Rush starting in 1848 led to dramatic social and demographic changes, with large-scale emigration from the east and abroad with an accompanying economic boom; the word California referred to the Baja California Peninsula of Mexico. The name derived from the mythical island California in the fictional story of Queen Calafia, as recorded in a 1510 work The Adventures of Esplandián by Garci Rodríguez de Montalvo; this work was the fifth in a popular Spanish chivalric romance series that began with Amadis de Gaula. Queen Calafia's kingdom was said to be a remote land rich in gold and pearls, inhabited by beautiful black women who wore gold armor and lived like Amazons, as well as griffins and other strange beasts. In the fictional paradise, the ruler Queen Calafia fought alongside Muslims and her name may have been chosen to echo the title of a Muslim leader, the Caliph. It's possible.
Know ye that at the right hand of the Indies there is an island called California close to that part of the Terrestrial Paradise, inhabited by black women without a single man among them, they lived in the manner of Amazons. They were robust of body with great virtue; the island itself is one of the wildest in the world on account of the craggy rocks. Shortened forms of the state's name include CA, Cal. Calif. and US-CA. Settled by successive waves of arrivals during the last 10,000 years, California was one of the most culturally and linguistically diverse areas in pre-Columbian North America. Various estimates of the native population range from 100,000 to 300,000; the Indigenous peoples of California included more than 70 distinct groups of Native Americans, ranging from large, settled populations living on the coast to groups in the interior. California groups were diverse in their political organization with bands, villages, on the resource-rich coasts, large chiefdoms, such as the Chumash and Salinan.
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Manic Expressive is the first full-length album by Her Space Holiday. Manic Expressive Lydia The Ringing in My Ears Polar Opposite Key Stroke Spectator Sport Hassle Free Harmony Perfect on Paper Manic Expressive Her Space Holiday official website Her Space Holiday on MySpace
Virtual International Authority File
The Virtual International Authority File is an international authority file. It is a joint project of several national libraries and operated by the Online Computer Library Center. Discussion about having a common international authority started in the late 1990s. After a series of failed attempts to come up with a unique common authority file, the new idea was to link existing national authorities; this would present all the benefits of a common file without requiring a large investment of time and expense in the process. The project was initiated by the US Library of Congress, the German National Library and the OCLC on August 6, 2003; the Bibliothèque nationale de France joined the project on October 5, 2007. The project transitioned to being a service of the OCLC on April 4, 2012; the aim is to link the national authority files to a single virtual authority file. In this file, identical records from the different data sets are linked together. A VIAF record receives a standard data number, contains the primary "see" and "see also" records from the original records, refers to the original authority records.
The data are available for research and data exchange and sharing. Reciprocal updating uses the Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting protocol; the file numbers are being added to Wikipedia biographical articles and are incorporated into Wikidata. VIAF's clustering algorithm is run every month; as more data are added from participating libraries, clusters of authority records may coalesce or split, leading to some fluctuation in the VIAF identifier of certain authority records. Authority control Faceted Application of Subject Terminology Integrated Authority File International Standard Authority Data Number International Standard Name Identifier Wikipedia's authority control template for articles Official website VIAF at OCLC
Wichita Recordings is an independent record label located in London, founded in 2000 by Mark Bowen and Dick Green. Its most notable signees include Bloc Party, The Cribs, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Bright Eyes, My Morning Jacket, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Best Coast, Los Campesinos! and Peter Bjorn and John. The label signed Clap Your Hands Say Yeah for a UK distribution deal for the group's debut album, they signed the UK producers Simian Mobile Disco for the UK. The label's first release was the Bright Eyes album and Mirrors, released in 2000. Wichita Management runs alongside the label, represents Gold Panda, Shannon And The Clams, Open Mike Eagle, Cloud Nothings, Dan Tombs, Luke Abbott, Frankie & The Heartstrings, Peggy Sue, Star Slinger, Dam Mantle and Theo Verney. 2015 saw Wichita Recordings celebrate 15 years as a label, have released new music from FIDLAR, Meg Baird, Frankie & The Heartstrings, Girlpool and Total Babes. 2016 releases included Globelamp's debut LP The Orange Glow, Mothers' debut LP When You Walk A Long Distance You Are Tired, the debut from Oscar and Paste.
Cheatahs Cloud Nothings Espers Euros Childs FIDLAR Frankie & The Heartstrings Girlpool Gold Panda Greg Weeks Indoor Pets Los Campesinos! Lovvers Meg Baird Mothers Oscar Peggy Sue Ride Slow Club Swearin' Total Babes Waxahatchee Young Legionnaire Best Coast Bloc Party The Blood Brothers Bright Eyes The Bumblebeez The Bronx Canyon Cate Le Bon Conor Oberst Brave Captain Clap Your Hands Say Yeah The Cribs Desaparecidos The Dodos The Drips Elastica First Aid Kit Giant Drag Globelamp Her Space Holiday Kele Kid606 Les Savy Fav Lissy Trullie My Morning Jacket Northern State The Pattern Penfold Plum Peter Bjorn and John Peter Morén Ruby Saul Williams Simian Mobile Disco Sky Larkin Spectrals Those Dancing Days Times New Viking Wauvenfold Weevil Wild Flag Yeah Yeah Yeahs Category:Wichita Recordings albums List of record labels List of independent UK record labels Official website Interview with founder Mark Bowen, HitQuarters September 2006 Smooth operators; the Guardian. Wichita Recordings. Remix. Declarations of independents.