For The Love of Skateistan

Skateistan is an amazing organization that educates, inspires and empowers kids around the world – giving them real life skills and confidence while also teaching them how to skateboard! How cool is that? Our friend Peggy Ghorbani has organized a great benefit tomorrow, Sunday November 16th at Cheer Up Charlie’s, with all of the proceeds going to this great group. We’ll be there doing projections throughout the night, there’ll be a bunch of great bands, and an amazing silent art auction. Join us for a good cause! And if you can’t, she’s... Read The Rest →

NMASS 2014: Help the Friendly Ghosties!

Recspec loves the Church of The Friendly Ghost — an Austin run organization that helps cultivate and encourage experimental music and experiential art through nearly weekly events, normally held at the Salvage Vanguard Theatre. We’ve been involved in their organization basically since we’ve been in Austin, doing video projections for shows, volunteering at events, and we even had the pleasure of creating the branding for the 2012 incarnation of their yearly festival, NMASS (the New Media Art and Sound Summit). NMASS is the yearly culmination of their weekly events in one three day... Read The Rest →

Funding Future Farms

We wanted to write a quick post about our good friend Francesca, and her wonderful Kickstarter that is in its last few days and needs your help. Francesca is an incredible massage therapist (bonus – we made her logo and website!) who also has a degree in Landscape Architecture, and is working hard to create a space for her to realize her dream of creating sustainable land management systems, incredible organic food, and a wellspring of knowledge to share with the community and beyond. She already has the land but needs... Read The Rest →

Wishing Light Are On The Rise

Unless you’re new to this blog, you probably know that Recspec loves music and are lucky enough to work with many incredible musicians and awesome record labels. It’s even better when we get to work with musicians who are also good friends, so when we were asked by our pal R. Lee Dockery if we could put together a quick design for his upcoming limited edition cassette on Marmara Records, we were more than happy to oblige. Lee’s music is a mix of deep ambient soundscapes, noise, upright bass, and... Read The Rest →

Endangered Love Suite

Men are climbing to the moon but they don’t seem interested in the beating human heart Two video posts in a row! Our music video for Reaganometry‘s amazing 8-minute Endangered Love Suite is now finished. When Butch Webster of Insect Records approached us about creating this video, the only cues he gave were the colors red and blue, water, and a woman’s face. Listening to the song over and over and thinking about endangered love, we kept thinking of beautiful Marilyn, so gorgeous, so misunderstood, so smart, and wrapped up in all kinds of endangered love,... Read The Rest →

Red Ox Rises

We had the pleasure of being at and filming the first song of the first ever Red Ox show, which is our favorite new local band and made up of four of the most talented musicians in Austin: Jacob Green, Justin Sweatt (aka Xander Harris), Lee Dockery, and Michael Cockrell (aka Jezzebeam). Of course, that was in December, and its now February, but we took our time because we wanted to add some texture and visual interest to the video since we shot it on the fly on our phone... Read The Rest →

The Wonderful World of Maison D’Etoile

Recently we’ve had the very distinct pleasure of being able to work with two incredibly lovely ladies on their websites, who share a wonderful space on the East side of Austin called Maison D’Etoile. The location is also home to a salon, & with Charm School Vintage and Coco Coquette is a one-stop shop for vintage clothing, wigs, makeup, jewelry, and general beautification. First, we completed Shari of Charm School Vintage‘s new site, powered by WordPress. Many of her posts consist of Instagram shots, so the idea of having a grid format... Read The Rest →

Edgar Allan Slow

Our good friends Zorch (who we’ve blogged about before) have a tendency to (sometimes drunkenly) make up fake bands with various friends and musicians in the Austin area. These fake bands, it seemed, all just existed as jokes, nothing that would ever amount to anything — until they started actually making them all become reality. Thus, Raw as Fuck was born, a website dedicated to their side projects and experimentations (like, for example, their Rod Stewart cover band: Raw Stewart). One of the many band of lore is called Edgar... Read The Rest →

Recommended Listening: Prince Klassen’s music for Cloudplum

Our friend Prince Klassen recently transfered his self to NYC from Austin, and we feel that his move is reflected in this lovely fall mix. Seems like the perfect thing to bundle up and walk the cold concrete of a big city to. It’ll definitely keep you warm. Download. Tracklisting: James Blake – Tell Her Safe Twin Bicycles – #1 Manual – Velvet Sunset Wilco – I Am Trying To Break Your Heart White Birch – Seer Believer Daedelus – Playing Parties Fog – Not Every Goddamn Thing You Do... Read The Rest →

Recommended Listening: Take Me Away – Mixed by The Cosmic Orphan

As part of our monthly nights at Rio Rita, we also have a podcast representative of the style of music and theme specific to each month. This month we are lucky enough to have The Cosmic Orphan as a guest DJ, playing on the night and crafting the podcast. It is really a stunning, perfect mix, and very very recommended listening. You can stream below or download the mix here. It’s nearly transcendental. Trust us. Download here. More mixes from KK&TB on Podomatic Tracklisting: 1. (sss intro) 2. james blake – i... Read The Rest →

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