Category Archives: mermaid rock

The Aprons

The Aprons are Talia Peri and Hava Cohen, they hail from Tel-Aviv, Israel.
They make beautiful dreamy music.

That’s how I opened my original post on them on the old blog back in 2013.

I then continued with this little folk tale.
The Aprons, dreamy, magical indie duo. Hava and Talia met while escaping the great avalanche of 1805. Leaving their families of Siberian wolves behind, they embarked on their musical journey.

The Aprons are back with another brilliant and beautiful album, “Any Human Heart”, which is full of delicious dreamy shoegaze perfect music. Treat yourself get your copy today.

Do you want to hear some of it, of course you do. So let’s get to the music.

This is the second single from the album “Any Human Heart”, a beautiful atmospheric song giving advice on how to cure a fear of heights while walking along an idyllic beach. And then of course they revert back to being mermaids, showing the heights underwater. Why not?
Sublime harmonies from two beautiful voices.
Fear of heights

Filmed, directed & edited by Benjamin Esterlis
Written and composed by Hava Cohen and Talia Peri
Music Produced & arranged by Noam Rotem
Recorded by Raz Burg at Bardo and Tamuz studio
Mix by Roy Avital

Just to keep up here’s the first track from the album “Any Human Heart”, more sublime delicate harmonies. And that great percussion, especially the last one that scared the bejazuss out of the bird in the dark.
Day Off

Directed, filmed and edited by Benjamin Esterlis
Makeup artist: Maeve Hanford
Music Produced & arranged by Noam Rotem
Recorded by Raz Burg at Bardo and Tamuz studio
Mix by Avi Tuchman

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This is a track from their earlier album ‘Sound Stains’ it is the amazingly beautiful video that was my first introduction to the Aprons. It is on my old blog, but I just had to re-feature it since it is so great.
Sound Stain

Director: Liran Goldberg
Visual FX Artist: Shay Goldberg
DP: Shai Peleg
Editor: Amichy Bikovsky
Character Animation: Talia Tsur, Tom Dor, Shuki Gamliel, Eitan Vineshtock
Flame Artist + Colorist: Neil Cohen
1st Assistant Director: Melina Carpovich
Styling + Art: Nilly Kalmar
Additional Cinematography: Rami Katzav

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We’re gonna end where we came in, but this is a terrific live version of the song.
Going back to my sometimes tradition of starting with the music video and ending with the live performance.
Fear of heights

Live at the Abraham Hostel Bar 18th November 2016
הופעה בהוסטל של אברהם

OK just kidding, one more chance to hear their wonderful music. Check out the album.
Any Human Heart

Tei Shi

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Tei Shi is the nom de guerre of Valerie Teicher who hails from Buenos Aires, Argentina.          Tei Shi is an indie pop singer-songwriter and producer.
She is currently based in Brooklyn.

Tei Shi has a beautiful voice as well as mad looping skills, hence the amazing music she produces.

The Fader stated that she is “known for making whisper-y, slow and sensual bedroom pop”. I’ll second that remark.

So let’s go listen to the darkly decadent sensual sounds of Tei Shi.

Cool smooth delicious vocals and some heavy bass, what more is there to life. Living large on this song.
Bassically

Video by Nicolas Pesce
Concept by Nicolas Pesce & Tei Shi
Starring: Tei Shi, Jordan Lane Price, Mical Klip
Production Asst: Matt Westrich
Stylist: Brittany Berger
Hair & Make-up: Stephanie Peterson

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Another beautiful track, awesome vocals and great production (and the looping, love it). There’s no mention of where this was filmed, but if I had to guess I would say Argentina. And a first for this blog, I have never seen a singer sitting on a llama before.
See Me

Director of Photography: DREAMTIGER
Editor: DREAMTIGER, Jonathan Wing
Producer: DREAMTIGER

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If you’re good you get it, and this young lady is beyond good.
And this track is beyond good too, so smooth and calming yet with an edge that creeps in now and then.
Get It

Directed by DREAMTIGER
Assistant Editor: Patrick Simmons
Colorist: Gene Curley at Nice Shoes
Additional FX: Matt Lowe
Special Thanks: NASA JPL, AJA Video Systems
Produced by Jesse Beauchamp & Tei Shi
Additional Production by Gianluca Buccellati

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Another dreamy piece with a bite. Definitely a sensuous darkly delicious track that will give enjoyment to your dreams. An ethereal touch of decadence.
“I can be your bullet-proof vest
or the gun that you hold to your chest”
M&Ms

Directed by Mac Boucher (@macboucher1)
Special thanks to Michaela Rechtschaffner

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Time to check out a live performance.
On The Mountain is an interactive original video series produced by The Wild Honey Pie and made possible by Stratton Mountain Resort, Jansport, Mailchimp, Minnetonka and Chameleon Cold-Brew. Each episode is a winter-themed 2-3 song performance. This is Tei Shi in one of those appearances.
And she really rocks, the more I hear her the more I love her.

Nevermind The End

Director of Photography – Joel Kingsbury
Production & Art Designer – Marlena Bellande

Set Designer – Riley Teahan
Costume Designer – Laura Nitz

Assistant Director – Kate Branom
2nd Assistant Director – Monica Walter
2nd 2nd Assistant Director – Al Richard

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Finally today, following the tradition (whenever possible) to close with a live version of the first song. So here we have Tei Shi live on KCRW from The Village. And an awesome job, I just love this song. Those beats!! Wow!
I’m surprised there is still a roof on that building.
Bassically

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