Flavorpill Fix #9: Sleigh Bells, Gil Scott-Heron, Lower Dens, Braids


In its first season, our original music web series The Flavorpill Fix has brought you some of the past year’s best new music, from episodes hosted and curated by Marnie Stern, Titus Andronicus, and Xiu Xiu to an entire show animated by Japanther. If you’ll allow us to pat ourselves on the back about it, we’re pretty freaking proud of ourselves — and especially series director/co-producer/editor Sean Ruch and our host, Flavorpill NY managing editor Leah Taylor.

For our season finale, we’re going out the same way we kicked off, with a compilation of live songs and music videos by acts we love. Check out selections by Braids and Lower Dens from Flavorpill’s own CMJ showcase, as well as videos for Sleigh Bells, Gil Scott-Heron, and Mia Doi Todd (directed by Michel Gondry). Fun fact: The dog in the Sleigh Bells clip belongs to none other than Flavorpill’s own Nate Hageman. As always, New Yorkers can tune in to watch The Flavorpill Fix every Wednesday night at 10:30pm on NYC life, channel 25.

Live performances:

Braids “Same Mum” from the album Native Speaker

Lower Dens “Blue and Silver” and “A Dog’s Dick” from the album Twin-Hand Movement

Both recorded live at Flavorpill’s 2010 CMJ showcase at Brooklyn’s Southpaw, 10.23.10

Music videos:

Mia Doi Todd “Open Your Heart” Directed by Michel Gondry

Sleigh Bells “Infinity Guitars” Directed by Phil Pinto

Gil Scott-Heron “Me and the Devil” Directed by Coodie & Chike and Michael Sterling Eaton

Interested in submitting your video to The Flavorpill Fix?

Email your video (in Quicktime format, via Sendspace, Megaupload, etc.) to seanruch@gmail.com. Also include: Contact info, a short list of credits (band, song, album, director, website) and any questions or special instructions you may have. We’ll get in touch if we plan to use your clip in an upcoming episode of the Flavorpill Fix.