Breaking news: We have now put the entire X-tal catalog on Bandcamp. Here are the complete works of the venerable San Francisco underground band, all in one place for the first time ever. You can find them all right here.
Ear Candle Productions now has a Bandcamp presence! We love Bandcamp and support and patronize our friends there, so it makes sense to bring our three active artists into the fold. Bandcamp has, over a scant few years, grown into a vast and intricate community of independent artists as well as a gorgeous platform where curious listeners can sample an artist’s wares and buy individual tunes or whole albums on the spot.
You can find our Bandcamp pages on the menu to the right, or go here for The Granite Countertops:
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The penultimate video from the Granite Countertops album, PLANETS DON’T TWINKLE. (One more to go!) Let’s just say it stands for “free form spectacular”, or maybe “familiar frustration song”. A cry from the heart. Whimsical and deadly serious. Here, have some noise.
The next video from PLANETS DON’T TWINKLE. Once again we filmed the performance in our hotel room at the Hard Rock Hotel in Lake Tahoe. The eldritch abominations were channeled from the 2016 GOP primary. A comment on our current level of socio-political discourse. Can’t we do better?
Another new video from The Granite Countertops. Here we cover David Bowie’s “Fantastic Voyage”.
Join us at Ear Candle Radio’s new home at Radionomy for more Ear Candle Radio goodness!
The newest Granite Countertops video is up, with more GoAnimate cartoons. Here is “Daredevil” from PLANETS DON’T TWINKLE, featuring Davis Jones on vocals and organ!
Recently, the Granite Countertops were asked to contribute a track to an upcoming tribute album devoted to the music of Baltimore singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist/home recording artist Linda Smith. We chose one of Linda’s most inspiring songs, “It’s Now”. It came out so well that we decided to put it out as a single on Ear Candle Productions. (The artwork here is based on one of Linda’s own paintings.)
We are at work creating videos for all of the songs on the Granite Countertops album, PLANETS DON’T TWINKLE. Here is our video realization of “High Definition”, with special guest Frank Lev on soprano sax and words courtesy of authors Michel Chion, 1994 Audio Vision (ISBN 0-231-07899-4) and John Storey, 2006 Cultural Theory and Popular Culture An Introduction. (ISBN-13: 978-0-8203-2839-3)
Welcome to Ear Candle Productions. We are J Neo Marvin and Davis Jones (aka The Basshams). We now have an online radio arm, a music productions arm, a video productions arm, a training and development arm, and a publishing arm, all to amuse and to entertain us all.
Our radio show, Ear Candle Productions is hosted in France at Radionomy, and our DJ, J Neo Marvin, searches the airwaves for music to delight your soul.
J Neo Marvin, vocalist, lyricist, musician is also our Music Director and enrolls Davis into all sorts of projects that keep her creative side challenged.
Davis Jones is our Art Director, co-lyricist, vocalist, band member, and Project Manager/Financial Reporting.
Both partner on the digital products using Adobe Master Collection, Lynda.com, GoAnimate, Prezi, Powtoons, and MS Office tools. We shoot in Digital and Analog Tape, and edit in Premiere Pro.
Come work with us! We try to work with local artists on budget issues, and focus on quality over quantity. We have Protools and BECA Graduate John Bassham to cradle and bake your bits into something delicious. We offer a page on this site. We tape performances of our artists, twitter about them, LinkedIn them, FB them, and Youtube them. The fans and all of the rest are their baby.
Your Hosts J Neo Marvin and Davis Jones