Baby Patti Smith

Baby Patti Smith


Downtown Los Angeles

Bruce Haack was a Julliard drop out, instrument inventor and innovator in early electronic music. He made children’s records and acid-tinged concept albums with titles like Electric Lucifer and Captain Entropy. Bruce Haack changed everything.


Count rice, complain to trees and stare in silence with artist/video game designer Pippin Barr's durational flash games, designed in collaboration with the Marina Abramovic Institute. 

Count rice, complain to trees and stare in silence with artist/video game designer Pippin Barr's durational flash games, designed in collaboration with the Marina Abramovic Institute


Brooklyn and Chicago 
It’s noble to dedicate yourself to something larger than what’s shining back in a selfie, to reach, to pull and push a space for art and expression and ideas in the world. To band together with vision as an adhesive and forge out into the wild improvisational unknown.
The word band traces its etymology back to Old French bande where we get our English words for banner and bind. Since band is a smaller group from a tribe, it’s nice to think of Northern Spy Records as a tribe who’s bands are owner / operators of the label and who’ve been putting out some extra special records in this century’s second decade. 
We’ve had our headphones poised with the patchwork pleasure of Chicago Underground Duo lately. Makes us wonder and dream of what’s next and then what’s after that.  

Brooklyn and Chicago 

It’s noble to dedicate yourself to something larger than what’s shining back in a selfie, to reach, to pull and push a space for art and expression and ideas in the world. To band together with vision as an adhesive and forge out into the wild improvisational unknown.

The word band traces its etymology back to Old French bande where we get our English words for banner and bind. Since band is a smaller group from a tribe, it’s nice to think of Northern Spy Records as a tribe who’s bands are owner / operators of the label and who’ve been putting out some extra special records in this century’s second decade. 

We’ve had our headphones poised with the patchwork pleasure of Chicago Underground Duo lately. Makes us wonder and dream of what’s next and then what’s after that.  


Sun Ra whirling and reining the cosmos into order. 

Sun Ra whirling and reining the cosmos into order. 


New York City
Chelsea Hodson and May-Lan Tan stayed over last night, working on a collaborative performance project as part of our Artists In Residence program. Documentation of the event will eventually be shared via the Marina Abramovic Institute's Immaterial.org site

New York City

Chelsea Hodson and May-Lan Tan stayed over last night, working on a collaborative performance project as part of our Artists In Residence program. Documentation of the event will eventually be shared via the Marina Abramovic Institute's Immaterial.org site


Miranda July, “A Handy Tip for the Easily Distracted.”


Paco and the other men in the de Lucía family playing bulerías.


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