Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Upcoming Cassette Album

Soon I will be releasing a new album on cassette format. It will be self- released and packaged.
There is a preview track available for listening here
If you would like to preorder a copy email me at theo.ofv@gmail.com

Monday, July 2, 2012

Performing this SATURDAY 07/07/12


Barn Owl featuring Jacob Felix Heule
Common Eider, King Eider
Sokai Stilhed (Seattle)

Saturday, July 7, 2012
8:30pm doors/ 9pm show
The Lab
$5 - $10 Sliding Scale

Barn Owl is a psychedelic drone band from San Francisco, California, USA, formed by Evan Caminiti and Jon Porras in 2006. The duo will be joined by Jacob Felix Heule on drums and percussion for a special improvised set. "Barn Owl makes densely layered guitar music that is equal parts heavy and beautiful." - Tomas Palermohttp://electrictotem.com/

The enigmatically titled Common Eider, King Eider exists as an ever shifting music and art collective, initially envisioned by founding member Rob Fisk. A transient musician, Fisk's membership in groups such as Deerhoof, 7 Year Rabbit Cycle, and Badgerlore has been interspersed with sojourns living and working in Alaska; the landscape and wildlife of the area live on as a unifying thread of inspiration... The musical incarnation of the collective often takes the form of a quartet, with Fisk being joined by longtime Bay Area mover and shaker George Chen (K.I.T., Chen Santa-Maria, etc.), designer and musician Vicky Fong, and noise-maker Gregory Hagan (Pale Reverse, Grale, Thomas Carnacki, etc.). Exploring piano and viola led spacious improvisations, reverb-drenched choral vocal passages, through to sheets-of-noise guitar blowouts, the group restlessly vary arrangements and instrumentation, breathing continuous life into compositions.http://commoneiderkingeider.blogspot.com/

Sokai Stilhed
"Sokai Stilhed is the stage name for the soft-spoken Heather Cullen, whose vocal and sound-sculpting abilities should be taken quite seriously given the strength of her work. There's the perpetual crackle of old vinyl achieving a golden patina which accentuates her otherworldly reverberations; but most importantly is her voice which drawls haunting reconstructions of Appalachian psalms which crosshatch a world-weariness with a hallowed adoration for the divine. Even as she pushes her own voice deep in the recesses of the faux-tape compression and dreamily droning ambience, there is a potency and strength to her voice. Given the opportunity, she could belt out a bluesy, a capella number at a Baptist church that would give many people the shivers; but instead of that well-trod path, she fragments her own voice to complement the delicate artifacts" - Jim Haynes


Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Performance at The Lab

I will be performing July 7, 2012 at The Lab in SF, California
doors at 8:30pm
show starts at 9pm

The Lab
2948 16th Street
San Francisco, CA

 For details click here

Also performing will be:
Barn Owl featuring Jacob Felix Heule
Common Eider, King Eider

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

new music

I now have a bandcamp site.

I also have come up with a new album.

Free To Have.

It is a mix of four songs that I didn't quite know what to do with and therefore decided to give them away.
You can either download the whole thing free off of my bandcamp site.
You can go to Wall of Sound and ask to recieve a free hardcopy.
I also will have a slew of hardcopies on hand that I'll give away whenever I perform.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

A Tribute to Harry Smith and the Anthology of American Folk Music

I've contributed a song to Ball of Wax's Volume 26 which serves as a tribute to Harry Everett Smith, American archivist and ethnomusicologist and native to Bellingham, WA, who was responsible for compiling the great Anthology of American Folk Music.
Ball of Wax Audio Quarterly has partnered up with American Standard Time and Hearth Music, to present a music performance celebrating the release of the tribute album, featuring many artists, including myself. The performance will be held at the Columbia City Theater on November 25th, 2011 at 8:00pm. For details, info and tickets please go here.

It is going to be a great night.

Monday, February 21, 2011


I've self released a third album. The title is called Record. Eventually I plan on re-releasing it on custom vinyl. The packaging is handmade per usual. I use materials from old RCA record albums of the 1920's and 30's and materials from old photo albums, as well as pages of a train ticket receipt book. Each one includes a photo that I took from around town, along with its corresponding negative on the cover. The whole packaging corresponds with Record keeping. The album includes a track of myself and my mother singing. This one is mostly different from the first two released albums. 
You can purchase the album online or in person from Wall of Sound www.wosound.com
or you can write to me directly and I will send you a copy for trade.