Tag Archives: Roommate

ty segall’s roommate

A promo video for Ty Segall‘s new album Twins(out on Drag City since 2012-10-09) assembled by Roommate‘s Kent Lambert who used “clips from Lawnmower man 2: beyond cyberspace”, “White chicksand The stupids– all other footage courtesy of Chicago Film Archives.” Below’s Segall‘s video (codirected with one Peter Grimm) for The hill“.

my bad new roommate’s single

The new Roommate video spells “woman trips over cat, hits head, falls into swimming pool, has out of body experience complete with swirling vortex and wraith like demons – music by Roommate, video assembly by Mike Broers who created this mystifying gem out of an ’80s made for tv movie and some kind of Atari machine, or something like that.” Abysmal eh seminal! Moreover, “synthesizer maestro Michael Perkins and the aforementioned Mike Broers have crafted their own version of the song, juicing it up with snazzy chords and spicy textures” dixit Kent Lambert … Free download of that remix here or listen below. (Do check this other Perkins gem whilst you’re on Bandcamp, incidentally.) As for Roommate‘s own music: free download of “My bad” via the Chicago Mixtape 038 but that’s only online for a limited time so hurry, chums, hurry! Also: free download of Roommate’s “A night like this” Cure cover via Cokemachineglow‘s fantasy covers podcast part one; and earlier Guided by Voices cover “Smothered in hugs” still available via the Chicagoist!

a stoner crooner’s guilty rainbow


2011-03-18 will see the release of Roommate‘s third album “Guilty Rainbow” on Antephonic (a sublabel of Chicago’s Contraphonic). Meanwhile, here‘s the video for the new single Snow globe” !

roommate covers collette

Our favourite contemporary recording artist Kent Lambert aka Roommate, who’s about to release his third album, has just covered Ned Collette’s “The country with a smile”. The original is on Mr. Collette’s second album “Future Suture” (Dot Dash 2007). You can find Roommate’s version here:

European tour 2010-05-13 > 2010-06-20: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=120233721324348

Bonus busker version:

keytar klassyk worst keytar videos

= a wonderful video and one of Roommate‘s very best lyrics / songs … the title track off his second album (cd / lp) … and he’s currently finishing his third – without irony, I’m sure. Here’s a photograph of Roommate‘s actual keytar being held by Willie Gault, wide receiver for the 1985 Super Bowl champion Chicago Bears. 

… got the urge to post this after reading Styrofoam‘s linktip http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2010/feb/01/hey-whats-that-sound-keytar (yikes der Hammer’s sex face) and today the man posted “possible keytar use coming closer and closer”! Is that a keytar revival coming up?!? See also: http://www.synthtopia.com/content/2010/02/25/behold-the-commodore-64-keytar/https://www.explodedstore.com/product.php?product=30

& quite unrelated but exquisite all the same: http://keytarsandviolins.blogspot.com/

fancy that u fancy this

Top pop band, discovered via Roommate’s Fb
http://wearefancy.net/  > use the e-p player top right and listen to more songs.

Speaking of which: Roommate is finishing his 3rd album!

#1: the back catalogue (aka ISSN 13773828)

[uzine] used to be a music e-zine between 1999 and 2006, run by a threesome and then some (from the mid to end nineties, it was a webzine called ultra – hence the u -, run by (kf) & (hs) a.o. ). The e-zine (now defunct, don’t dream of sending stuff for review) had about 3000 subscribers and even more dedicated readers. We did interviews and reviews and provided the playlists of our radio shows (expect those here later on as well) plus a lot of links, favelists, best of the year overviews, etc. … annexed is the the whole shebang in a 2,6 MB zip featuring txt files and a contents pdf …

Incidentally, everything here is “for demonstration & (internet) conversation purposes”. This here blog will not be making any media files downloadable; such are our settings on this here Posterous platform. If they are presented here, the purpose is to promote artists by providing tangible examples of their art & craft, and to have you, o dear readership, become equally enthusiastic about the art on display, perhaps even tempting you to purchase it legally. As the financial crisis of 2008 has shown, we’re living in a consumer society (and a services economy, and an attention economy, and a spectacle society), so everyone has to be aware of and do what it takes to keep the wheels going (without harming the planet). Also, it is our intent to always provide direct links to artist or label sites, and to the sources we got our information or data from … as well as other relevant and informative links, cf. this site’s subtitle. Conversely (vice versa, mutatis mutandis), we hope to be quoted whenever material of ours is used, including all stuff from the issues of [uzine] contained in this here zip containing our own writings. Do contact us if you have issues or questions …

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Update: since the switch from Posterous to WordPress, it’s no longer possible to offer a zip. Here’s the contents table instead, and an example issue. When there’s time, we’ll make a separate blogpost of each e-zine.